Face the Heat, with these Yoga tips

It seems that summer has entered strongly this year and that the heat wave will accompany us a few more days. Today I bring you a couple of tips to survive the high temperatures and that not only air conditioning is our ally these days, yoga can also help us.

It seems that summer has entered strongly this year and that the heat wave will accompany us a few more days. Today I bring you a couple of tips to survive the high temperatures and that not only air conditioning is our ally these days, yoga can also help us.

Pranayamas to fight the heat

When the heat becomes unbearable and you no longer know what to do to combat it try to perform the following pranayamas, they will help you to refresh you both physically and psychically.

Sheetali, this technique helps to cool the body and quench thirst. To do so sit comfortably, pull out your tongue and fold it up like a spoon. Inhale through your mouth, hold your breath and exhale slowly through your nose. You can repeat this pranayama five to ten times.

For all those who cannot bend the tongue can perform Sheetkari, with the open mouth clenching the teeth and pressing the tongue against the teeth. Inhale Close your mouth and breathe through your nose normally.

Asanas to overcome insomnia

One of the annoyances associated with the heat is the summer insomnia and is that many are unable to fall asleep during these days. The reason: from 26 degrees sleep quality decreases, this is because the generation of melatonin ( the hormone responsible for sleep) is related to body temperature, higher temperature less melatonin and vice versa.

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In addition to the breathing exercises described previously, which will help you lower your temperature, you can perform the following asanas that favor relaxation. And is that a stressed mind is an extra burden for the organism (heavy enough already during this period). Replace them before going to bed or late in the afternoon.

Savasana .

According to professionals, this posture promotes the yogic dream, which precedes the real dream. Although at first glance it does not look like a posture, it is also. Lie down on your back, with your feet straight and your hands at your sides and relax (so pay attention to your breathing)

Viparita Karani or legs on the wall.

This simple posture, performed with the help of a wall, is excellent for relaxing at night. In addition, we help the heart by returning more blood to it and is that the heart pumps more blood when the temperature is high so that by raising the legs the blood can flow back to the heart. An alternative to this asana is to stack pillows and rest your feet on them.

As I always say, try to perform pranayamas and asanas before with your monitor in case you have any doubts.

I hope I have helped you. If you know more tricks to combat the heat these days do not hesitate to share them!

Good start to the week!