The various cycles in nature are mirrored in our lives and each season has its significance. Juts as spring represents 'new birth'; fall represents 'the time to let go.'
In Ayurveda, Fall is the time of natural dominance of Vata dosha, in the environment and in our bodies. Vata is characterized by qualities like cool, dry, rough, irregular and uneven. It is the time of the year where increased Vata in our body often leads to symptoms like being cold all the time, dry, rough skin, increased aches and pains especially in joints and anxiety.
Anxiety is the most common sign of aggravated Vata dosha in our body. Anxiety is a state of total overwhelm where we try to manage a million things thrown at us, often dealing with one thing after the other without taking a pause. Anxiety is created by the constant movement of Vata manifesting as multitude of thoughts one after the other and the one way to control this Vata created anxiety is to control the movement of Vata by taking a pause and a deep breath!