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Get your groove back by making self care a priority.
Feeling irritated, anxious or critical? Feeling uncomfortable and hot, even when the A/C is full blast? That was me last summer. Oh how I suffered. I started to wake up about mid-July realizing that I was part of the problem. I was making myself overheated and irritable by doing things that didn't need to be done, while running around town in the heat and the traffic certainly didn't help.
Summer is Pitta season and the bright, hot, sunny days of summer aggravate Pitta. To manage Pitta, the secret is to stay cool. I know you may be laughing right now at the seeming impossibility of that - it's July! It's not just about keeping your body cool, but more importantly, keeping your mind and emotions cool. There is good news. It can be managed! Plus a glass of white wine is part of the solution.
Pitta is one of three Doshas in the Ayurvedic System. Ayurveda is a sister science to Yoga based on our mind body connection and the healing of the body by using the mind.
If you're interested in learning more about Ayurveda, check out our Detox & Yoga Retreats.
Awareness of your body is the first step to practicing Ayurveda. Once you're aware, you can find mental, physical and emotional healing.
Awareness is the key to finding balance. My favorite thing about Ayurveda is it's a lifestyle. It can be as simple or as complicated as you desire, I prefer the simple approach.
Do the following describe your mental and emotional state?
Are you experiencing the following physical symptoms?
Incorporate the following into your Summer meals:
Avoid or limit the following:
Here's a full list of cooling foods and what foods to avoid.
Are you (like I was last summer), aggravating your Pitta imbalance by running around to social obligations and errands non-stop? Are you doing those errands in the heat of the day? Are you engaging with friends or family that set your teeth on edge? Do you vigorously exercise during the hottest part of the day?
You hold the solution to what ails you. You can choose to continue to live on the path you're on, OR you can dial everything down.
Let go of social obligations right now especially with people who irritate you. Let Amazon do your errands for you. Enjoy a soothing Yin class. Spend time in nature, early mornings or after dark. Enjoy alone time in the cool comfort of your home or check out an art exhibit or an independent movie. Enjoy a meal of spring mix with blueberries, walnuts, a little bit of chicken and a splash of oil and vinegar. AND, a glass of white wine, for even more cooling.
Every path is a choice. Are you choosing the path of least resistance or are you fighting an uphill battle this summer?