Ayurveda teaches us to observe our ‘vikruti’ which is our current state. When (or before) we notice a pull in one direction, we implement tools to keep the balance. The seasons are an obvious example that affect us all. During the time of spring into summer, the heat is rising, there are more daylight hours and due to this, we often increase our social interactions.
The wintertime is about grounding, building and nourishing. It is the kapha time of year which means that the elements of earth and water predominate, think slow, heavy, dull. This is a wonderful opportunity for hibernation, reflection and deep self-care.