Use Summer Energy to Transform Your Life: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Embrace the Transformative Power of Summer

Summer is a beautiful time to bring transformation to your life, whether in your work, relationships, or life purpose. The exuberant, active energy of summer might just be what you need to make profound shifts.

The Ayurvedic Element of Fire (Pitta)

In Ayurveda, summer embodies the element of fire, known as pitta. Understanding the dual expressions of pitta can help harness its positive energy for transformation:

Positive Expressions of Pitta

  1. Discernment: The ability to see truth.
  2. Momentum: The energy and motivation to move from idea to action.
  3. Transformation: The energy to transform what is old or stuck into the next form.

Together, discernment, momentum, and transformation create the ingredients for major shifts in your life.

Negative Expressions of Pitta

  1. Criticism: Self-judgment, negative self-talk, and lack of belief in your capacity to change.
  2. Frustration: Attachment to unfulfilled expectations of how people, events, and situations should be.
  3. Overexertion: Ignoring wise limits, leading to unboundaried action and depletion.

Balancing Pitta for Positive Transformation

If you often find yourself in the negative expression of pitta, making changes can be challenging. The first step is to learn pitta-balancing techniques that suit you.

Areas to Bring Balance and Nourishment

  • Sleep Schedule
  • Food Choices
  • Activity Level
  • Types of Activities
  • Self-Care Practices
  • Spiritual Practices

For more inspiration, check out my blog post on how to Stay Balanced in Summer with Ayurveda.

Accessing the Transformational Energies of Summer

Steps to Connect with Discernment, Momentum, and Transformation

  1. Recognize Stuck Areas: Kindly identify areas that feel stuck or out-of-date.
  2. Determine Action Steps: Decide on the steps to move forward.
  3. Identify Support Sources: Find support through books, friends, groups, coaching, or therapy.
  4. Take Reflective and Loving Steps: Act in a grounded, reflective, and loving manner.

Quick Reflection Exercise

To help you get moving, try this quick reflection exercise:

  1. Grab a Pen and Paper
  2. Breathe and Center: Put your hand on your heart and take several slow breaths.
  3. Ask Yourself These Questions:
    • What am I ready to transform?
    • What is the next step to make this happen?
    • How can I support myself to take this next step? What resources will increase the ease and clarity of my transformation process?
  4. Plan the Next Step: Reach out to someone, block off time in your calendar, buy a book, etc.

If you get stuck or want to discuss your answers, I invite you to schedule a Virtual Tea with me.

The Seasonal Flavor of Personal Growth

Each season brings a special flavor to personal growth and transformation. Summer, with its vibrant and active energy, might be the perfect time for you to make significant changes in your life.

Wishing you light and delight on your transformational journey!


P.S. If you’d like professional guidance to transform any area of your life so that you’re living a more authentic and purposeful life, connect with me to talk about how coaching can help you.