Swear By These Ayurvedic Tips To Beat The Summer Heat

Summers are all about mangoes and problems like sweating and skin eruptions. We do enjoy wearing colourful dresses to go out, but we hate the fact of wilting and groaning in the sun. The key to maintaining good health in summers is to keep yourself calm physically and mentally; ayurveda has the solution for us. Ayurveda is based on the science that the whole universe is governed by three main agents - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Every aspect of nature is a combination of these three.

Here are some ayurvedic tips to help you beat the heat

Eat Pitta Pacifying Foods

[caption id="attachment_11454" align="alignnone" width="300"]Ayurveda Image credits: Pukka Herbs[/caption] Avoid having spicy, sour or salty food and have light and cool food such as salads, fruits, leafy vegetables, cucumber, quinoa, black beans, berries, and coriander. Your body is already hot, so go easy on heavily processed and fried foods.

Avoid Iced Drinks

[caption id="attachment_11455" align="alignnone" width="300"]Ayurveda Image credits: Good Housekeeping[/caption] You might think, what? No ice in my drink, and that too when it's summers? While it's essential to cool down your body, it is equally important to take care of your digestive system. When the fire of your digestive system is burning, you are able to assimilate all the good that you need from the food. However, when you're having an iced drink with lunch, you're actually killing that flame. Ayurveda suggests letting go of ice and choosing room temperature instead.

Cool Your Mind With Meditation

[caption id="attachment_11456" align="alignnone" width="300"]Ayurveda Image credits: eMediHealth[/caption] Summer brings in a lot of good things, no doubt, but it does activate our irritable zone, making us more impatient. The best way to address this problem is to meditate. Ayurveda suggests cooling your mind by doing meditation on a regular basis.

Coconut Oil To The Rescue

[caption id="attachment_11460" align="alignnone" width="300"]Ayurveda Image credits: Ketofy[/caption] Ayurveda suggests that rubbing 5-6 ounces of coconut oil every day before going for a bath gives a calming, soothing and cooling effect on your skin.

Avoid Massages And Strenuous Exercise

[caption id="attachment_11458" align="alignnone" width="300"]Ayurveda Image credits: Mom Loves Best[/caption] Ayurveda in no way means to say that one should stop exercising in summers but talks more about choosing the right time of workout. Exercising during the cooler time of the day (early morning) is the best time, according to ayurveda.

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