Ayurveda Summer Guide

May 18, 2015

Ayurveda Summer Guide
In Ayurveda the Summer is associated with Pitta Dosha, the fire element which controls metabolism.
Imbalanced Pitta: skin problems, food allergies, weakness, hot flushes, bad breath, sluggish liver, anger and controlling behaviour.
Here are 4 tips to keep your Pitta under check:
1. The best summer foods are made with ghee, cucumber, apples, pears, melon, watermelon, fresh corriander, asparagus, artichoke, broccoli, and basmati rice.
For breakfast, try a smoothie with superfoods like: hemp protein, acai, chlorella, bee pollen with some cinnamon and almond milk.
 At lunch or dinner try fresh salads with avocado/ Millet soup/Mung beans etc..
 For the perfect summer pudding check out the Raw Apple Pear Crumble recipe on the next blog 🙂
2. Hydrate- Drink 4 to 6 cups of water daily, along with cooling beverages like fresh coconut water.
  Or make your own electrolyte drink: add 1 teaspoon of lime juice, 3 drops of stevia and a pinch of rock salt to a glass of cool water.
3. Yoga – Good cooling postures include the fish, camel, boat, cobra, cow and tree poses. Practice 23 Sitali pranayama daily (Protrude the tongue a little away from the lips. Fold the tongue like a tube. Draw in the air through the mouth with the hissing sound Si. Retain the breath as long as you can hold on with comfort. Then exhale slowly through both nostrils).
4. And don’t forget to meditate—it will lower your mental/emotional temperature.