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12 Yoga Poses for Keeping Your Cool This Summer

Cooling yoga poses

Feeling flustered by the summer heat? Keep your cool with this sequence of cooling yoga poses!

Summer has arrived and it’s HOT out there! If you find yourself feeling hot, sticky, irritable, and generally uncomfortable in the summer weather, you’re not alone. According Ayurvedic traditions, they would say your Pitta dosha is being overstimulated by the soaring temperatures.

Along with staying hydrated and eating cooling foods (think cucumbers, watermelon, and mint), you can also try cooling yoga poses like the ones that follow. Unlike high-energy, heat-boosting yoga classes, this gentle flow is designed to stimulate your water and air elements, and soothe and release excess warmth, leaving you calm, cool, and clear-headed.

Spend a few moments breathing deeply into each pose, then combine them in a gentle, wave-like flow. You’ll be feeling, cool, calm, and collected in no time! Just click each link below for a full tutorial on the pose.

  1. Downward Facing Dog Pose

  2. Low Lunge Pose

  3. Half Monkey God Pose

  4. Reverse Warrior Pose

  5. God of War Pose

  6. Lizard Pose

  7. Heart-Melting or Puppy Pose

  8. One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

  9. Head-of-Knee Pose

  10. Revolved Head-of-Knee Pose

  11. Seated Hug Pose

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