I don’t know about you but I am melting!!!
It is so hot outside I can’t go barefoot anywhere..… The ground is so blazingly hot. I am writing this in the midst of a California heat wave.
Of course, preventing my feet from getting burnt is easy, just put on shoes for god’s sake… and do stay inside within the confines of air conditioned rooms.
However, it is hardly avoidable to soak up some of that hot air internally… after all, we do have to go outside at some point. If you experience the same you might want to follow my lead and feed yourself with cooling things.
Nope, I am not talking about iced drinks or chewing ice cubes, just in case you were wondering. That’s BAD!!! It kills Agni (digestive fire) and you will produce a lot of Ama (toxins) in your body. There are better ways than that.
An easy way to know if you are overheating is to watch your emotions. If you notice anger, frustration or intensity rising and you are about to lash out at people… it’s a clear sign you are overheating, Baby. Time to cool down!!!
In Ayurveda, we call this rising heat Pitta aggravation. Nice right…sounds very non-judgmental. And it is. Instead of calling someone an angry B$%&… we can just say “oh she is having some Pitta aggravation”.
Here is the rescue remedy or prevention method I use to counteract the heat in my system.