It is fall in the Northern Hemisphere and yet the temperatures and environment are heated as the Fire element has seen great intensity throughout the summer season.
The fire element is powerful as it provides us with the ability to magnetize and amplify our blissful energy.
This can be an ally in our lives; yet when it is out of balance with the other elements of nature, it can cause our bodies and environment to overheat.
We have seen examples of this occurring with massive fire’s spreading throughout the region. And you may have even experienced more heat within your own body and the people around you.
This can look like irritation, frustration, anger and basically being “heated”.
If you are looking for ways to cool this overheated energy, you may want to try incorporating more water element energy into your life.
The water element is associated with the color blue and our sense of touch.
Here are some simple ways that you can work with the water element to support your overheated body, mind, spirit, and even your environment:
Submerge in water:
- Swim and/or take a bath or shower allowing the water to run over your body and especially your Head, Spine, and Sacrum.
- Wear the color blue or ensure that you have blue items in your environment. You can also wear cooler fabrics that are pleasant on your skin such as linen or cotton to help keep you stay cool.
- Staying hydrated is essential when temperatures are high. Try incorporating coconut water, spring water, and even additional electrolyte drops to support your body in retaining vital nutrients and minerals that support your hydration.
- Try reducing your alcohol and caffeine consumption if you are feeling overheated as both of these beverage choices can contribute to dehydration.
- Check on your pets as well. Even if they are indoors full-time, they can still feel the heat from outside. Ensure they also have plenty of water.
- Stay indoors during the peak times and heat of the day.
- Try exercising or walking your pets outside early in the morning or late in the evening.
- If you do go outside, ensure that you are protecting your skin with a hat, light cooling fabrics, and natural non-toxic sunblock
Eat Cooling Foods
- Foods that support your body in staying cool can go a long way in ensuring that you are providing your body with hydration as well as sufficient vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that it needs to prevent dehydration or heat stroke.
Include foods with a higher level of water content such as:
- Veggies: Cucumbers, Lettuce (All Varieties), Kale, Zucchini & Squash, Cabbage, Broccoli, & Asparagus
- Fruits: Apples, Melons (All Varieties), & Berries (All Varieties)
- Cooling Herbs: Cardamom, Peppermint, Fennel, & Lavender
- Meditation is always appropriate in calming and cooling your body, mind, spirit and nervous system. Try incorporating the Water element meditation during any time of the day.
- Try Watching entertainment that incorporates water or colder weather to help you stay cool such as:
- Little Mermaid
- March of the Penguins
These are just some of the ways to support you on your quest to beat the heat and stay cool during the warmer days of the year. The most important tip is to ensure that you are listening to your body and honoring when it needs to rest and rehydrate.
Written By: Ceborah Smith, Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner