It’s very hot outside. Very. As I write this post, it is now 99 degrees (feels like 104) here on the Space Coast of Florida. In Ayurvedic terms, we are receiving a LOT of Agni. Hot vibrational energy from the sun.
In Shaka Vansya Ayurveda (SVA) we always start with Prana. Prana is life force, life energy. And Prana has 3 aspects, Soma, Agni and Marut. Soma is that nourishing, healing, cooling energy that we receive from the moon, Agni is that heating, drying transformational energy that we receive from the sun, and Marut is the space that contains the Soma and Agni and directs its flow.
Nowadays, because of EMFs, chemicals in the environment, air and water and our fast-paced lifestyles, among other things, we never seem to have enough Soma, that lunar, cooling healing energy. And in the summer this lack of Soma can create a great impact on our mind and body.
So we have to get more SOMA, that cooling, healing vibrational energy into our systems.
How to do this? How to keep cool? There are many things we can do, but I’d like to recommend a drink that you can make that is super easy to put together that will not only cool and rehydrate but balance Sadhaka Pitta. What is Sadhaka Pitta?
OK I must backtrack. When PRANA (The energies of Soma, Agni and Marut) enters the body it gives rise to what are called the 3 doshas called Kapha (from Soma), Pitta (from Agni) and Vata (from Marut).
Each dosha is divided into 5 sub-doshas. And one of the subdoshas of Pitta is called sadhaka pitta. Sadhaka pitta has to do with our emotional heart. It tries to balance the hot blood and hot emotions. Do you notice that you can become more aggravated when it is very hot out?
The following recipe calms and balances this sadhaka pitta to bring back your summer bliss!
16 oz room temperature spring water
2 Organic rose buds (or rose petals) crushed
1/8 tsp toasted and ground cloves
4 mint leaves
2 pinches soma salt
1 tsp organic raw sugar, coconut or other natural sugar
Instructions: Combine ingredients, shake well, sip all day and enjoy the increased bliss!
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