Replenish your cool this summer
The year until now has presented us with a long list of stressors. No aspect of life has gone un-disrupted and the weather ahead brings with it additional sweltering challenges.
The summer is a natural time when heat accumulates in the environment and our body, and toxins are eliminated through the sweat glands to maintain optimal health.
In such times, hydration and replenishment are of vital and we’ve curated a list of tips to help you stay cool as things get heated:
15 minutes of pranayama: to cool the body from within
Doing this early in the morning or before your day starts is the key!
Further, when done correctly, techniques like Sheetli Pranayama and Sheetkari Pranayama re-energize our body, leaving behind body fatigue and lethargy
Weekly aromatherapy baths
The cooling properties of essential oils like peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus refresh and stimulate the body when added to your bath or applied on the body with carrier oil.
Creating a salt scrub by mixing these oils into himalayan salt once a week helps the skin to breathe better leaving the texture smooth and rejuvenated
Drinking plenty of water to replenish the lost fluids as well as the consuming cooling teas such as coriander or fennel (in seed or leaf form). In fact, coriander juice is often applied to soothe hot and itchy skin. Drinking limeade with sunthi ginger is a tasty home remedy to beat the heat while cleansing your gut.
As for cooling your mind -- a daily guided meditation for at least 20 minutes is a great place to start! For best results, try meditating on an empty stomach.