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Ayurvedic Moon Bathing to Cool Pitta and Create Calm

Updated: Jul 7

Did you know that being in the sun can aggravate Pitta dosha? You're familiar with sunbathing. Ready to try moon bathing? It cools Pitta, and it's a calming addition to your Ayurvedic evening routine.

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In the hustle and bustle of our fast-paced lives, finding tranquility and calmness can sometimes feel like a distant dream. Juggling multiple roles and responsibilities it intense (a sign of Pitta), and can lead to burnout (another sign of Pitta). It's crucial to prioritize self-care and incorporate practices that promote relaxation and balance.

Ayurvedic Moon Bathing offers a holistic approach to cooling Pitta, soothing the mind, and fostering a sense of inner peace. Let's delve into the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda and explore how Moon Bathing can benefit your well-being. Looking to refresh your Ayurvedic evening routine, moon bathing is a peaceful addition.

Understanding Ayurveda and Moon Bathing

Ayurveda , the science of life, originated in ancient India and emphasizes the balance between mind, body, and spirit. According to Ayurvedic principles, each individual possesses a unique constitution, or dosha , that influences their physical and emotional characteristics. Pitta, one of the three doshas, is associated with fire, warmth, and intensity. When Pitta becomes aggravated, individuals may experience irritability, inflammation, and stress.

Wondering if you have a Pitta imbalance? Check out our Hot List of Common Pitta Imbalances.

Moon Bathing is a traditional Ayurvedic lifestyle practice that involves bathing under the moonlight to harness its cooling and calming energies. The moon is believed to have a pacifying influence on Pitta dosha, helping to reduce heat and restore harmony within the body and mind. Moon Bathing can promote relaxation, clarity, focus, and emotional well-being.

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How To Do Ayurvedic Moon Bathing

It's simple. Go outside. Sit or lay on the ground or, if you prefer a chair or lounge chair. Whichever you choose, keep the head, neck, and spine in alignment, yet relaxed.

  • If you like, before stepping into the moonlight, prepare a nourishing bath infused with cooling herbs such as rose petals, sandalwood, or lavender. Add a few drops of soothing essential oils like jasmine or chamomile to enhance the calming effects of your Moon Bath.

  • Learn which essential oils are best for each dosha. Ayurveda Aromatherapy for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

  • Select a serene outdoor location where you can bathe in the moonlight without distractions. Whether it's your backyard, a quiet park, or a secluded beach, ensure that the environment is conducive to relaxation and release. Whether you're lying down or sitting up, allow the head, neck, and spine to be in alignment, yet relaxed.

  • Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing and Change Your Life  Practice diaphragmatic breathing.

  • Follow our free guided practices. Chose one 11 minute practice from Part Two and continue directly on to Part Three.

  • Add Ayurveda Breathwork Pranayama to your moon bath.

  • Enjoy your moon bathing experience for at least 30 minutes.

Benefits of Ayurvedic Moon Bathing

  • Cools Pitta Dosha: Moon Bathing helps to reduce excess heat in the body and mind, alleviating symptoms of Pitta imbalance such as anger, anxiety, irritability, heated skin reactions, and inflammation and much more.

  • Promotes Emotional Healing: By creating an inner environment of calm, Moon Bathing supports emotional healing and stress relief.

  • Enhances Clarity and Mental Focus: The calming influence of the moon can enhance mental clarity, intuition, and concentration, helping you stay focused and grounded.

What is Saumya Ayurveda?

Saumya is a Sanskrit word with deep significance. Saumya is to share the qualities of Soma, the Moon god. The nature of Saumya is gentle and kind. It carries a moonlike peacefulness.

Ready to unlock a balanced, healthy life? Book a free 15-minute discovery call to learn more about the Saumya Ayurveda way.

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Ayurvedic Moon Bathing to Cool Pitta and Create Calm

Incorporating Ayurvedic Moon Bathing into your evening Ayurvedic routine can be a transformative practice that nurtures both your physical and emotional well-being. Navigating demanding schedules and high-pressure environments, taking time to connect with the healing power of the moon can be a valuable tool for maintaining balance and creating calm in your life. Embrace the wisdom of Ayurveda, embrace the soothing energies of the moon, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and restoration through Moon Bathing.

Saumya Ayurveda's 3 steps for transforming your daily life with image of a woman meditating by a lake

There is a saying, "The mind is more in the body, than the body is in the mind." The Saumya 3 step meditation process shifts us from fight-flight-freeze mode, to rest-restore-relax mode. Give it a try for forty days and observe the changes. The more grounded and relaxed we are, the smoother life flows.

"The breath is the connection between the mind and body, so by training the breath, we become calm, focused, and grounded, we slow down the aging process by decreasing stress. These practices are so simple and easy to have as part of our daily life. We actually feel and look younger."

- Veena, Saumya Ayurveda

1. Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing and Change Your Life. When we re-learn to breath diaphragmatically, we move from the flight-fight-freeze mode, to rest, restore, relaxation mode from where we want and need to live.

2. Free Daily Guided Practices: 11 minutes in the morning and in the evening, as anchors of your daily Ayurveda routine.

"Choose a couple of practices from the routines that provide you with the greatest support. Perform them while applying our two minute meditation technique and your mundane tasks, just transformed into a mellifluous meditation. This is meditation applied to daily life." - Veena, Saumya Ayurveda

"Veena was able to help me regain my energy in just a few months and I’m feeling like my “young” self again! I love the food plan she designed for me, and all the supporting practices (am/pm routines, breathing techniques, herbs, and spice mixes) are so enjoyable to incorporate into my day. I highly recommend Saumya Ayurveda if you want to feel better and have more vitality.”

-Molly Rossini, Minnesota

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"I recommend Veena to anyone looking to improve their health through the wisdom of Ayurveda. Veena is an extraordinary listener and extremely detail oriented in her approach. The health plan she came up with for me was unique to me, clear, and easy to follow with multiple options and angles towards bettering myself. I highly recommend her to everyone."

--S.P. Jayaraj St Paul MN 

“Working with Veena literally changed my life. I went from feeling all kinds of terrible symptoms from perimenopause to practically none within 2 months! I was desperate to get help. I am so grateful a dear friend who had worked with Veena for years, introduced me to her. I live in Saudi Arabia and Veena was so quick to respond to all my questions and concerns.”


I feel now I have my own personal health advocate with incredible knowledge. I diligently follow all her protocols and I haven't looked back. Everything looks and feels so much better and the herbs, routines, and self-care Veena taught me, will stay with me for a very long time. I can't recommend Veena enough!!!!”

--Samantha Jackson, Saudi Arabia

“I have been working with Veena on issues including high blood pressure and dry eyes for six months. I have enjoyed significant improvement in both areas (my blood pressure is now in normal range). Along the way Veena has provided education, insights, and practical approaches to lifestyle and diet that will be sustainable in the years to come. I can't recommend working with her enough.”

--Quinton Skinner, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Discover the Saumya Ayurveda Way

Ayurvedic Moon Bathing to Cool Pitta and Create Calm isa magical practice.

When we gain clarity about what to eat, we can cook and eat with confidence knowing we are turning our food into medicine and with Saumya Ayurveda, you'll know what to do.

We all want to be heard, understood, and cared for as whole beings, not a set of isolated symptoms. True health is more than the absence of disease, which is why Western medicine so often leaves us feeling hopeless and unseen.

Deep down, you already know what you’re searching for: a new framework for living – one that brings your entire being back into balance. With Saumya Ayurveda, you’ll receive individualized guidance to create the physically, mentally, and spiritually vibrant life you crave.

Saumya Ayurveda provides concierge, top-notch, award-winning Ayurveda care. We strive to keep it simple, so you can focus on you! Opt for virtual consultations and we'll come to you.

Our practice model is client focused, we’re not in the retail herb business. We’ll guide you where to order herbs directly online. Our top-shelf Ayurveda oils and herbalized ghees are the best in the land and we’ll ship your care package right to your doorstep.

Our effective multi-appointment consultation packages provide you with experienced Ayurveda care, enthusiastic guidance, and inspiring support.

Explore our personalized services and book your FREE discovery call today. Psst! Our clients say it best – so read and watch our client's stories.

Veena at Saumya Ayurveda

Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and meditation teacher, and monk.

She is President Emeritus and teaching faculty of the Meditation Center.

Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home, learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee.

These childhood experiences were the seeds of a lifelong passion. For over 30 years, Veena has dedicated her life to the world’s oldest healing system: Ayurveda.

She draws on this ancient wisdom to help others find their compass to a healthy life – and support those left wanting by Western medicine.

An experienced Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Veena’s deep, intuitive knowledge of Ayurveda empowers her clients to reclaim their fullest, most vibrant lives –mentally, physically, and spiritually. Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, so it fits your life and becomes woven in your lifestyle, naturally.


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