Guess what…? Summer is coming. It’s pitta season. Its hot and wet or dry, sharp, intense… and so are we during the summer. And since preparation is our best friend when it comes to being happy and healthy, here are some ideas for cooling the heat and creating inner balance all summer long….
Try some cool food…
Here’s a beautiful recipe from one of my favorite food blogs
Summer Rolls with Baked Tofu and Sweet-and-Savory Dipping Sauce
The only change I would suggest from this recipe is to leave out the jalapenos! (click on the photo to go to the recipe)
Also… Enjoy infused water
- Take around 6 cups of fresh filtered water
- Add the ingredients to it
- Let it infuse for a couple of hours in the fridge
My faves are:
- Cucumber, mint, and lime (same number of cucumber and lime slices, use fresh mint leaves if you’ve got em)
- Cinnamon and ginger (best to use cinnamon sticks, 2 or 3 of them, and fresh ginger slices)
- Raspberry, rose, vanilla water (frozen raspberries work well with this, fresh or dried rose petals and 1 vanilla bean)
Enjoy these calm activities…
- Spend time near the water
- Take a walk outside, take it slow, notice and enjoy the way the air feels on your skin.
- Yin Yoga baby – Take a calming yin class. It can open you up in ways you’ve never imagined!
Calming words to cool your mind…
- “Being relaxed, at peace with yourself, confident, emotionally neutral loose, and free-floating – these are the keys to successful performance in almost everything.” – Wayne W. Dyer
- “One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.” – Woodrow T. Wilson
- “Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power.” – Joyce Meyer
Okay so now I want to hear about your favorite cooling summer activities. What do you do to say cool, calm, and collected all summer? Share, share, share, in the comments below!
Oh and p.s. If you’re wondering about the last segment of our “3 Pillars of Life” series… Sex, it’s coming up in the future (I’m planning to interview an expert to include with that post – so watch for it!).