Summer brings bright sun and welcome warmth. But like anything, too much of a good thing can lead to hot heads and irritability. In the language of the ancient healing tradition of Ayurveda this excess heat is called Pitta dosha. If you feel yourself getting all steamed up this summer try this little 3-step ritual of self compassion for a little serenity.
Step 1: A Little Dab of Serenitiy
The special pot of lotion that comes with your Summer Serenity Session (only available until June 30, 2018) is infused with three essential oils that help to calm, cool and sooth. Apply a small amount to the following points:
- top of the head
- solar plexus (just above the belly button).
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Summer Serenity Lotion includes very high grade doTerra essential oils:
Lavender: Calm; emotional honesty; self-aware; peace of mind
Bergamot: Self-acceptance; optimistic; hopeful; lovable
In your Summer Serenity session we link the scent of the essential oils with the feeling of peace, so every time you use your Summer Serenity lotion at home, it transports you back to the feeling of serenity we create in your in-person session!
Step 2: Postures to Decompress
A. Come into child's pose with arms extended as shown above.
Shape your hands into "Gesture of the Lake" (Jalashaya Mudra) by interlacing all the fingers and then extending the ring and little fingers so they are joined along their length. Hold for 5 breaths.
B. Press up to your knees. Inhale your right arm up over your head, palms facing inwards. Exhale your arm back down and repeat on the other side. Repeat 5 times.
C. Come back into child's pose and Gesture of the Lake for another 5 breaths.
Move into Savasana and then hit the Yoga Nidra button in the next column.
Step 3: Yoga Nidra for Deep Calm
Laying in Savasana, allow yourself to completely let go into this deeply relaxing and restorative Yoga Nidra meditation. It's designed to cool and calm even the most fired up Pitta. (If you enjoy this recording you can get the entire MP3 here. This free sample is from the Transitions album.)