Divaswapna and other Ayurvedic treatments that will help you beat the summer heat | Health News
Scorching Summer heat High temperature not only affects physical health, but also affects the skin and hair. Additionally, overexposure to the sun’s harsh rays increases the risk of heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses, making it essential to prioritize health during this time of year. Now, if you are wondering how to do this, Ayurveda has many natural remedies that can come to your rescue.
“Our body reacts differently to different seasons. So, Ayurveda It has certain guidelines in place for each season, which is known as Ritucharya. As per ancient practice, Grishma Ritu (summer) lasts from mid-May to mid-July, during which one can follow some rules to keep the body cool.
Highlighting something similar, Ayurveda expert Dr Diksa Bhavsar Savalia took to social media and shared three tips that you should follow exclusively during the summer season.
Sleeping during the day (Devaswapna)
Explanation of benefits Daytime sleepDr. Savalia said he practices Ayurveda in every season except summer. “Grisma Ritu advises taking an afternoon nap in cool places (indoors) because the weather is hot and the sun absorbs most of our energy.”
She added that a nap during the day during the summer helps restore energy (relieves mental and physical fatigue) and also increases kapha (moisture/lubrication) in the body, which decreases due to dry and hot weather. She continued, “The best time for a nap is an hour after meals (not immediately after meals), and the best orientation is the left side position (known as Vama Kukshi in Ayurveda), which facilitates optimal digestion.”
“In summer, the days are longer and the nights are shorter, so people start their mornings earlier than usual,” Dr. Vatsyayan agreed. These days, people don’t get time to sleep during the day, however a nap Helps rejuvenate and relax the body. It is recommended to sleep for 30 minutes between 1 pm and 4 pm to achieve maximum benefits.
Sleeping under the moon
Unlike other seasons, Ayurveda suggests spending time outdoors (under the moon) at night during summer, informed Dr. Savalia. “Spending time outdoors at night (especially under the moon/sleeping facing the moon) during the summer relieves daytime fatigue. moon light It cools the mind and body, and helps you sleep soundly. “So, opt for natural moonlight over air conditioners and coolers to stay cool at night, if appropriate,” she added.
However, Dr. Vatsyayan said this advice is not practical in this day and age. “Moonlight has a cooling effect on the body, but in modern times there is too much pollution, noise and lack of outdoor green space – all of which can disturb sleep. Instead, try to make your bedroom as cool as possible. Wear loose, breathable clothing At night.
Drink water and naturally cooled drinks
Ayurveda suggests drinking water that has been naturally cooled by storing it Terracotta/clay/pottery. “Water mixed with lotus, rose, vetiver, mint and coriander is also recommended during summer to beat the heat, prevent sunstroke and stay cool naturally,” said Dr. Savalia.
Additionally, she mentioned that Ayurveda also suggests sipping natural cooling drinks/sharbats like bilva (pila), fennel, mint, coconut water, sugarcane juice, sattu, gulkand, and eating exciting cooling fruits like grapes, watermelon and pomegranate to stay cool.
Dr. Vatsyayan agreed, noting that vessels such as earthenware or clay pots have cooling properties. “Moreover, drinking water stored in these pots also helps in maintaining the pH balance in our bodies as clay is alkaline in nature.”
She also advised drinking Am bana During the summer to prevent sunstroke because it is rich in minerals such as sodium, magnesium and potassium, which helps balance electrolytes in the body. In addition, it is rich in cold spices such as cumin, fennel and pepper Black nameWhich saves energy,” Dr. Vatsyayan concluded.
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