Ayurvedic Tips for Summer Travel

Summer aka Pitta Season is here! With the days getting longer and schools/colleges closing … people are making summer travel plans. Ayurvedic tips for summer travel can be useful while navigating hot days and seething temperatures.

Here are some useful Ayurvedic tips for summer travel:

  1. Start your day early: According to Ayurveda, waking up in Brahma muhurta, which is the most auspicious time for spiritual practices, increases one’s lifespan and helps avoid diseases. The time is the early morning period between 3.30 a.m. and 5.30 a.m. 1 Muhurta = 48 minutes. Brahma Muhurta starts exactly 2 Muhurta before sunrise.Starting your day early during summer travels can help you avoid the intense midday heat and stay energized throughout the day.
  2. Stay hydrated: Summer heat can lead to excessive sweating and dehydration. Ayurveda recommends drinking plenty of lukewarm water, coconut water, or herbal teas like cumin, coriander, or fennel tea to keep yourself hydrated and cool from within.
  3. Eat light and fresh: According to Ayurveda, with its healing properties, food is considered one of the three pillars of health. During summer, Ayurveda recommends eating light, easily digestible, and fresh foods. This can truly support your gut health. Favor fruits like melons, berries, and citrus fruits, as well as vegetables like cucumbers, leafy greens, and sprouts. Avoid heavy, fried, or spicy foods, as they can aggravate pitta dosha (fire element) and lead to digestive issues. Cut down on alcohol.
  4. Include cooling herbs and spices: Incorporate cooling herbs like mint, coriander, fennel, and cumin into your meals and beverages to lower Pitta. These herbs help balance pitta dosha and provide a refreshing effect on the body.
  5. Practice cooling pranayama: Ayurvedic breathing exercises like Sheetali (cooling breath), Sitkari (hissing breath), and Chandra Bhedana can help calm the mind and cool the body during hot summer days.
  6. Avoid excessive sun exposure: While some early morning or late evening sun exposure is beneficial, Ayurveda recommends avoiding direct, intense sunlight during the peak hours of the day. According to the Ayurvedic clock, 10am-2pm is the Pitta time of day. Being out in the sun during this hour as aggravate pitta dosha and lead to skin issue, sunburn, dehydration, irritability, fatigue, and more.
  7. Incorporate relaxation techniques: Summer travels can be tiring and exhausting. Practice relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or light massages with cooling oils like coconut or sandalwood to rejuvenate your body and mind.

 

Remember, Ayurveda emphasizes balance and moderation, so adapt these Ayurvedic tips for summer travel according to your individual constitution (dosha) and personal preferences for a refreshing and rejuvenating summer travel experience.

 

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