In Ayurveda summer is associated with Pitta and its qualities of heat and the element of fire. Although we need fire to digest, transform and metabolise, too much fire can literally cause burned-outs, anger, stress, heat rash and heart burn. When the external fire, the sun, is excessively hot we can try to create balance by reducing other sources of heat and embracing cooling practices.
We may dream about hot and sunny summer weather in the UK, but the truth is after a few days of heatwave conditions we can't wait for a good storm or two to clear the air... But how much do you really know about thunderstorms? How does that cute little fluffy cumulus cloud turn into a big threatening thunderhead?
Are you lying in bed completely naked in the starfish position with you're windows wide open and you're still hot? Have you got your first 'sula' (sweaty upper lip ALERT)? And, is your bag filled with four different water bottles? This British heat wave has definitely caused a dangerous behaviour pattern evident amongst all of us Brits and this bloody heat is the cause of it!