With the summers rolling in, the temperature has considerably shot up, making us all fee lethargic and energy-deprived. It’s certainly just the heat that causing the fatigue and dehydration, which saps energy, but if not taken care of, can lead to far more serious issues. So, even before your body gets dehydrated and fatigued, it’s better you take up a few important steps to revive your energy levels.
Why do we feel tired and exhausted during summers?
- First and foremost, the heat of the summers makes us dehydrated, and this lack of water makes us feel lethargic and tired.
- Next, our body produces sweat in summer, which means lack of salt from the body. This lack of salt, if not compensated with a good amount of salt intake, can make us feel weak, causing cramps and giddiness.
- Summers reduce the production of melatonin in the body, which is an essential hormone responsible for our mood and sleep patterns. Melatonin keeps us awake during the time of sunlight, and commands the brain to sleep during the night. Due to a prolonged daytime during summers, the secretion of melatonin gets influenced, resulting in sleep deprivation. This makes our body lose energy, making us feel lazy.
How to beat the heat, the Ayurvedic way?
The most essential characteristics of summers are heat, bright sunlight, and sharp intensities, all of which are in direct accordance with the Pitta dosha. You can fight this Pitta dosha with a few simple steps.
- First and foremost, you need to keep yourself highly hydrated during the summers. Take in lots of water, lemonades, and fresh fruit juices. However, avoid carbonated drinks, teas, coffees, and other preservative-containing drinks.
- Secondly, practice summer yoga asanas. Since Pitta dosha tends to retain too much heat in the body, practice those asanas that massage, strengthen, and stretch the abdominal area.
- Take in a good amount of Ashwagandha, Brahmi, and Tulsi, as all these three herbs are highly cooling for the body, thus help in refreshing and rejuvenating. Ashwagandha can help in reducing inflammation, Brahmi can reduce stress, and Tulsi can act like a detoxifying and cleansing agent. You can consume these herbs in the form of tonics, teas, or powders, just like you may like to have them.
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