Practice a daily routine. One of the most effective ways to support vata is by establishing a consistent daily routine. Set the tone for your day by rising early, taking full advantage of the silence, stillness, and peace that are intrinsic to the early morning hours.
Massage yourself. Then, you can calm your nervous system, awaken your tissues, and ground your energy by massaging your skin. Follow this practice with a warm, relaxing shower or bath, leaving a coat of oil on the skin to absorb throughout the day.
Meditate, 10–15 minutes of meditation will further your sense of stability and wellness.
Use warming aromas. If you enjoy a little fragrance, vetiver, geranium, and citrus essential oils are very appropriate this time of year.
Dress for the season. Wear autumn colors when appropriate—reds, yellows, oranges, and whites—and wear enough clothes that you stay warm throughout the day. When you step out into the elements, cover your head and ears to protect them from the biting wind and cold.
In Autumn slow, gentle, strengthening forms of exercise are considered best. Incorporating a sense of warmth, grounding, stability, and focus into your yoga practice has a profoundly calming effect on vata and can work wonders during vata season. Gentle flows like a relaxed Sun Salutation are perfect for vata. You can also favor standing and balancing poses such as Mountain, Warrior I, Warrior II, and Tree Pose to increase stability and strength. Gentle inversions and restorative poses such as Legs Up the Wall are also very good for vata.