Hatha Yoga Pradipika on the Winds of Change

Autumn is a time when the air element (vayu) is predominant. There is more lightness, dryness and coolness as the “winds of change” blow ever more erratically.

These qualities in nature have a tendency to aggravate the air and ether element within our bodies, thus affecting our nervous systems, and how well we digest food.

Autumn is naturally a time of balancing vata and reducing any symptoms of wind, dryness and erratic behavioiur….the vayu should be skilfully inhaled and exhaled and retained.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika