🌻 Enjoy your morning sunbath
Start your morning at sunrise with a 10-15 minute walk, when the first rays of sunlight touch your face and skin to stimulate the pittas. According to Ayurveda, this will lighten your mood and boost your creativity. It also stimulates the body’s production of vitamin D, which plays an important role in calcium absorption and leads to stronger bones.
🌻 Stay hydrated
Drink at least 2.5 litres of water a day to compensate for sweating and prevent fatigue.
🌻 Eat cooling foods
We’ve written about this several times, but these include leafy greens, coconut, cucumber, yellow and watermelon, yoghurt. Add coriander greens, parsley greens, alfalfa sprouts to salads. Avoid spicy, deep-fried foods, alcohol and caffeine.
🌻 Hydrate with coconut oil
Place coconut oil bottle in lukewarm water to melt. Apply thinly all over your body to keep your skin smooth and soft, and the coconut oil keeps you cool.
🌻 Use aromatherapy
Apply a drop of sandalwood essential oil to your temples, forehead, throat and wrists. According to Ayurveda, this is very good for soothing pitta.
🌻 Change your sleep routine
If it’s very hot, it’s a good idea to go to bed a little later, around 10-11pm. Ayurveda suggests sleeping on your right side, which opens up your left nostril, a subtle energy channel for the cooling moon.