A friend recently sent me an article stating that June 2010 was the hottest June on record. Well, at least I’m not going crazy!…it really has been as hot as it’s felt. Not surprisingly, the focus of my blog and newsletter topics of late has been staying cool and feeling refreshed in this summer heat. I’ve written about cooling summer foods and staying hydrated naturally, and here’s one more: you can also cool down by breathing. Yup, it’s true. Here’s a breathing technique that you can use to feel cooler right now. Keep this one in mind for easing all kinds of heat: summer heat waves (the hottest July ever?), hot flashes, or even that hot feeling that can accompany frustration.
Breathing to Stay Cool (Shitali Pranayama)
What are your tricks and tips for staying cool? Please share.
Have you tried the Shitali Pranayama (above)? Let us know how you like it.
Eat Well. Live Well. Be Well. Breathe Well.