Ayurvedic practices to beat the heat of summer

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Ayurvedic practices can help patients maintain balance during the high heat, long days, and increased activities of summer, according to Ram Tamang, BAMS, founder and Ayurvedic physician at Healing Gardens of Ayurveda in Tustin, Calif. Just like everyone has a predominant dosha — a combination of the elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether — seasons also exhibit specific characteristics, he said. Summer is characterized by pitta, a combination of fire and water. During summer, everyone…