Stay Cool and Connected: Summer Relationship Maintenance Strategies

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Maintaining a solid relationship throughout the summer heat is critical. Discover Ayurvedic-inspired ways for improving your relationship. Prioritise cool foods, hydration, and thoughtful conversation. Discover shared pastimes and stress-relieving techniques for long-term harmony and love. Keep your relationship strong over the summer and beyond.

How to Maintain Relationships: Ayurvedic Summer Strategies

Here are some Ayurvedic practices you can integrate into your summer routine to keep your relationships cool and flourishing: [1, 2, 3]

  • Diet: Favor cooling and Pitta-pacifying foods like fruits (watermelon, cucumber, melons), vegetables (leafy greens, zucchini), and whole grains (basmati rice, barley). Limit spicy, oily, and acidic foods that can further aggravate Pitta.
  • Hydration: Staying hydrated is crucial for overall health and well-being, especially during the hot summer. Drink plenty of cooling liquids like coconut water, buttermilk (lassi), and herbal teas infused with mint or fennel.
  • Dinacharya (Daily Routine): Ayurveda emphasizes a regular daily routine (dinacharya) that aligns with the natural rhythms of the day. During summer, prioritize waking up early before the peak heat sets in. This allows cooler mornings to connect with loved ones, walk together, or practice yoga. Avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day (typically 10 am to 4 pm) as it can lead to fatigue and irritability, impacting communication and patience. In the evenings, prioritize light meals and relaxation techniques like meditation or gentle massages with cooling oils (coconut, sandalwood) to unwind and connect.
  • Communication: Open and honest communication is essential for any healthy relationship. During summer, heightened Pitta can lead to short tempers and impatience. Practice mindful communication by taking deep breaths before calmly responding and expressing your feelings. Actively listen to your partner and prioritize quality time together through shared activities that are enjoyable and cooling, like walks in nature, evenings spent reading under the shade of a tree, or relaxing swims (if appropriate for your doshic constitutions).
  • Manage Stress: Stress can exacerbate Pitta imbalances. Incorporate stress-relieving practices like meditation, pranayama (yogic breathing techniques), or time in nature to promote inner peace and connection with your partner. Consider activities that bring you joy and a sense of calm, such as listening to calming music or spending time with loved ones who uplift you.

The Power of Shared Experiences

Summer offers a wealth of opportunities for shared experiences that can strengthen relationships. Plan picnics in shady areas, enjoy evenings under the stars or explore local farmers markets together. These shared activities can create lasting memories and foster a sense of connection.

Remember, a balanced and happy you foster a healthy relationship. By incorporating these Ayurvedic practices into your summer routine, you can easily navigate the season’s heat, nurture your relationships, and cultivate a sense of peace and connection with your loved ones.

Integrating these ayurvedic-inspired strategies into your relationship lets you stay cool, connected, and deeply in love throughout the summer and beyond. Remember, maintaining a solid relationship requires effort and commitment from both partners, but the rewards of a loving and supportive partnership are immeasurable.


  1. Yoga and Ayurveda: Complementary Systems of Healing for Use in Integrative Medicine, April 2013
  2. Dinacharya – Holistic approach towards heathy life VOL. 3 NO. 04 (2018): JUL-AUG 
  1. Health And Consciousness Through Ayurvedic Cooking, Dr. Nibodhi Haas, first edition- October 2009, published by Mata Amritanandamayi Mission Trust

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