For Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicine, summer is the ideal season to develop various outdoor activities that improve energy and mood. For example, a walk in the early hours of the morning, followed by a few minutes of relaxation in a sunny place, increases vitality, relaxes the body and improves well-being. You can also make some changes to your diet and routine that will make you feel great.
Ayurveda tips for summer wellness
Create a mealtime ritual
Ideally, do this every time you eat, but If you don’t have time, start on vacation, creating a ritual for breakfast or dinner. Carefully set the table, serve the food, and sit quietly enjoying it, savoring every bite.
For Ayurveda, not only the nutritional composition of food is important for health, but also the environment where you eat, and your mental and emotional state at the time of doing it. This influences the assimilation of nutrients, which promotes the benefits of each component of food that nourishes your body.
- The food should be light, low in fat, sweet, cold and liquid.
- Incorporate into your diet the most seasonal fruits and vegetables you can.
- Eliminates salty, spicy, sour and pickled foods during the summer.
- Pay more attention to the amounts of water what you eat
Practice the “Greeting to the Sun”
Learn the series of yoga poses known as Salutation to the Sun (Surya namaskar), which improves energy, mood and helps to eliminate toxins from your body accumulated in the winter.
Keep your skin and hair clean
During the summer it is the Season of use scrubs to remove old winter skin. In Ayurveda, Neem powder (Azadirachata indica) is used, a mild exfoliant that has healing properties.
For hair, it is recommended to use a neutral shampoo. Shikakai (Acacia concinna) powder, which is more acidic and with greater cleaning power, is generally recommended.
Take care of the sun
There are a number of Ayurveda recommendations to stay protected during the summer and improve well-being:
- Avoid being under the rays of the sun, stay in the shade.
- Wear clothes that protect your skin from the sun.
- Sunbath in the morning and in the afternoon, at the recommended time.
- Don’t sleep during the day after lunch, it is advisable to sleep before eating.
- Swim in the cold water of the sea, whenever possible.
- Apply massage with oil (Abhyanga) to avoid dry skin, reduce fatigue and increase your strength.
- Go to a Takradhara session (head massage), which cools the body and mind, improves sleep and increases your energy in the summer.
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