It's finally feeling like summer here on good ole Cape Cod! Summertime is associated with the Pitta Season in Ayurveda Practices so that's why I ordered Pitta Massage Oil for my skin! This awesome concoction was formulated with specific cooling and cleansing herbs like brahmi that keep the body and mind cool in the heat of the summer. I practice a self massage everyday called abyhanga in Ayurveda. It's a very calm and grounding ritual that I love in my self care practices which helps remove toxins and promote healthy circulation.
Pitta is linked to the fire element of nature which correlates with our digestion. Nature has it all figured out for us, Thank God, to help us stay cool during these months with the cooling qualities that come from fruits and veggies! Think berries, cucumbers, and coconut water to name a few. That's why it's SO important to eat locally and with the seasons!
Some basic suggestions during the heat of summer are to be sure to stay hydrated with cool water, adding some mint leaves or steeping a cup of mint iced tea to really keep you extra cool, and to try not to be outside in the bright sun during the peak hours of 10-2.. You can read the full summer guide here from one of my favorite Ayurveda sites and see which supplements, yoga poses and dietary suggestions may be beneficial to you. I highly recommend reading it!!! Also, check my latest post for an ayurvedic approach to growing healthy hair! :)
Salute to Summer!