Summer's on the way. Very much on the way. One might argue that it's here. Although it's not June 21st yet. But we are feeling the heat and those with a little bit of excess Pitta, the dosha of heat, might be feeling a bit hotter than the rest of us. Maybe a bit cranky. Maybe a bit critical. Maybe just a bit...angry.
Some tips to stay cool and calm in the heat:
--Drink water at room temperature. Iced cold water uses more energy (and creates heat) to bring it up to a temperature that the body can digest it at.
--Add fresh mint to your water.
--Try coconut oil...slather away. It's cooling and calming.
--Drink coconut water.
--Drink Wise Water Tea: water with cumin, coriander, and fennel.
--Spritz your face with cooling rose water. If your rose water is sterile you can even spritz it into the eyes which is refreshing and cooling to this overstimulated sense.
--Take a teaspoon of aloe juice before lunch and dinner.
--Stay away from coffee and alcohol which are heating and Pitta aggravating.
--SLOW DOWN. Take the time to sit under the moon by a lake, a river, or the ocean and allow Mother Nature to cool you.
Oh, and don't forget the Neem oil for all those itchy, irritated bites and scratches!!