The summer season brings heat. Of the 5 elements (space, air, fire, water and earth), it is the element of fire that dominates this season. For those of you who have a healthy dose of fire or Pitta in your constitution, it is a time to be careful, because your internal fire is amplified by the heat of summer. The summer is also a time of weakness in the body. So pay attention to what your body is asking for and don't push it beyond its capacity. I often give up my intense weight training for cooler options like hiking and swimming.
Think cool. Think alkaline. Think gentle.
Here are my favourite tips.
My favourite summer beverage
Juice from 1/2 a small lemon
Pinch of rock salt and cumin
Jaggery or maple syrup to taste
Sparkling water and ice to make up one glass.