Naturopathic therapies for summer
As we approach the summer season, we are reminded of the scorching heat that India is known for. Prickly heat, dehydration, and parched throats are just a few examples of the problems that may arise during this time. There are ways to combat the heat through the use of naturopathic therapies and yoga. If you are looking to prepare yourself for the summer, consider implementing these naturopathic and yogic techniques to stay healthy and cool.
Avoid ice and cold drinks
Dr. Rajeev Rajesh, Chief Yoga Officer, Jindal Naturecure Institute, Bangalore says, “While it may seem like ice is an effective way to cool down, it is not recommended to add it to your drinks. The sudden contrast in temperature can be a shock to the body and may lead to digestive problems in the future. Instead, you can have coconut water or chamomile tea.”
Consume foods that keep your body cool
To beat the heat, it is advisable to consume food items that have a cooling effect on the body. Bitter, sweet, and astringent foods are particularly beneficial.
Avoid foods that heat your body
It is best to avoid foods that increase body heat. Spicy foods like hot peppers, chillies, curries, and salsas should be consumed in moderation.
Make yoga a part of your lifestyle
According to Dr. Rajesh, “Yoga offers various asanas that can help regulate body temperature naturally, providing an effective way to cool off during the summer months. Practising these asanas on a daily basis can make a significant difference and help you stay cool and comfortable. Here are some yoga asanas you can try during summer: Simhasana, Tadasana, Sitali Pranayama, Chandra Bhedana Pranayama.”
The summer season offers a wealth of activities and longer days to enjoy. It is important to take advantage of all the fun and excitement, but also be mindful of how you are feeling. It is essential to observe how you respond to the heat and high energy levels of the season. Celebrate the season, but also prioritize self-care and make sure to get enough rest. By being mindful of your habits, you can fully enjoy everything summer has to offer.