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Ayurveda for the Seasons: Summer

According to ayurveda, all of us are made up of the five elements—air, earth, water, space, and fire. As heat rises in the summer, imbalances related to pitta (the elemental energies of fire and water) can arise, leading to symptoms such as headaches and irritability. Tune in as Carrie Demers shares practical tips and yogic tools for pacifying pitta and staying healthy during the summer season.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 6 mins

Source: Wellness Wednesday series segment recorded live at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA on June 2, 2021.

About the Teacher

Carrie Demers, MD

Board-certified in both internal medicine and integrative medicine, Carrie Demers, MD, is a holistic physician who blends modern medicine with traditional approaches to health. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, yoga, and ayurveda. She has been the medical director of the Himalayan Institute PureRejuv Wellness Center (formerly Total Health Center) for the last 20 years. Widely recognized for her expertise, Dr. Demers has been interviewed by numerous magazines and newspapers, and lectures nationally on holistic health and ayurveda. She is a frequent contributor to yogainternational.com and the Himalayan Institute online Wisdom Library.

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