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Ayurvedic Summer Bliss

As each season changes, our bodies change as well, reminding us that, like nature, we have cycles and rhythms. It is in this awareness that we find the essence of self-care and prevention, allowing us to embrace the fullness of this vibrant time of year.

The summer season brings a world of opportunities and challenges. If we're not careful, we may experience symptoms like dryness, inflammation, dehydration, digestive issues, joint pain, swelling, acne, and feelings of anger, judgment, and criticism. Yet, if we truly listen and pay attention, we will discover that the answers to healing these symptoms and finding balance lie within ourselves.

Ayurveda teaches us to stay attuned to that inner voice that knows how to flow with the rhythms of nature and find ease and vibrancy. I wholeheartedly believe that by embracing self-discovery as a pathway to healing, your life will be forever changed, just as mine has been.

By following the simple tips I share below, seasonal wellness will become an integral part of your being, allowing you to approach each day with grace, gratitude, and a heart overflowing with love.

Stay Hydrated: Sip on cool, infused water

throughout the day. Add fresh mint, cucumber,

or a slice of lime to enhance the refreshing effect.

Check out this cooling hibiscus sun tea recipe here.

Follow a Pitta-Pacifying Diet: Favor cooling foods such as

fresh fruits, leafy greens, coconut water, and juicy melons.

Reduce hot and spicy foods that can aggravate Pitta dosha. Incorporate cooling herbs and spices like coriander, fennel,

mint, and cilantro into your meals. They help pacify Pitta

and keep your body cool from the inside out.

Practice Cooling Breathing Techniques:

Sheetali and Sheetkari pranayama are effective

techniques to cool the body and calm the mind.

Inhale through a rolled tongue (Sheetali)

or with a slight hissing sound (Sheetkari),

then exhale slowly through the nose.

Enjoy Cool Mindful Movement :

Engage in gentle physical activities like walking,

swimming, or practicing yin yoga and/or meditation

to stay active without overheating. Cooling the physical body

helps cool down the mind. Practice yin with me here:

Maintain a Regular Routine:

Stick to a consistent daily routine

that includes proper sleep, regular mealtimes,

and stress management practices.

This helps balance the doshas and promotes

overall well-being.

Remember, Ayurveda encourages individualized approaches, so listen to your body and adjust these tips according to your unique constitution and needs.

If you'd like additional guidance and support, please reach out! You can book a session with me here.

Enjoy a harmonious and balanced summer season!

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