Autumn is a strange time of year. Our environment changes quickly; we start wearing coats, waking up before sunrise.
I feel more tired than usual in the evenings, as my body adapts to the changing weather.
Before I paid attention to things like this, my bedtime routine would be the same throughout the year. But now, I find myself going to sleep 15 minutes or even 30 minutes before I would usually, and needing the extra rest.
A restorative yin practice has also been supportive – particularly poses which strengthen the large intestine and small intestine meridians.
I have also been eating more grounding foods – sweet potato, beetroot, colourful carrots.
I love summer, and sometimes feel sad when the evenings get darker. But I remind myself to try and appreciate the opportunity autumn provides to slow down and rest.
It’s definitely bolster season.