Updated: Sep 29
As temperatures rise, it becomes more difficult to keep your body cool and comfortable. Thankfully, if you learn how to reduce body heat with Ayurveda, you can avoid excessive sweat, dehydration, and other heat-related problems.
You shouldn't spend your summer cooped up indoors. These Ayurvedic tips will help you to beat the heat.
Add Cooling Foods to Your Diet
One of the best ways to keep cool is through your diet. Foods with a high water content, like watermelon and cucumber, can be both cooling and hydrating. You may want to start making your own green juices as well. Make a point of eating around noon, when your digestive fire is stronger.
Along the same lines, you'll want to avoid foods that will heat up your body. Ingredients that can warm your body include carrots, chili, garlic, and citrus fruits. If you normally enjoy hot beverages, like tea, allow them to cool to room temperature before you drink them. While ice cold drinks may seem like a great way to cool off, you should stay away from these beverages as well. Overly cold beverages can inhibit digestion, which can lead to overheating and discomfort.
Find the Right Time for Exercise
Exercise can be great for your physical and mental well-being, but it can also heat your body up. That's why you should try to exercise early in the morning or in the evening, when temperatures are slightly lower. You can even make exercise a part of your morning routine.
You may also want to make some changes to your exercise routine during the summer. Instead of intense cardio exercises, you may want to try a less strenuous form of exercise, such as yoga or Pilates. Find a way to get exercise without leaving your body overheated.
Try Massaging Your Body With Cooling Oils
Self-massage is the ideal way to relax and unwind. It can also be a fantastic way to cool off on a hot day! There are many oils that have natural cooling properties, including jasmine, eucalyptus, and sandalwood. Massaging these oils into your skin can bring you instant relief on a hot day.
Abhayangha self-massage is typically done with warm oils, but you can adjust your normal routine in the summer months. It's easy to learn the basics of self-massage, and once you have that down, you can use a variety of oils to treat symptoms and improve your well-being.
Work With an Expert That Can Teach You How to Reduce Body Heat with Ayurveda
If you struggle with overheating during the summer months, or if you find your body running hot throughout the year, talking to an Ayurveda practitioner can help. Scheduling a consultation with Saumya Ayurveda will give the chance to bring up your unique concerns and get the help that you need. We've helped many people, and our clients have seen positive changes in their lives.
"The suggestions Veena made are making a difference; even just a few changes and several
things are better."
- Jessica Krakow, New Mexico
"Veena is very knowledgeable and experienced. Veena is patient and listens and takes the whole
person into consideration and not just a single symptom. She has a great natural remedies for
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-SG- Gallagher Farm & Ranch, Corrales, New Mexico
If you're trying to reduce your body heat, or if you have other symptoms that are impacting your quality of life, help is available. Schedule a free consultation if you'd like to find out how Ayurveda can change your life.