to start a day have a cup of warm water 💧 🍵
The traditional Ayurvedic texts are full of references to all natural kinds of water. Whether spring water, pond water or rain water – our most important element and its impact on our physical well-being are described in detail.
The main advantages of water from the Ayurvedic point of view:
•It counteracts fatigue
•Water enhances the radiance of the skin
•It prevents digestive problems
•It calms the mind and provides satisfaction
•Water refreshes and is easily absorbed by the body
•Water is life-giving
Boiling water enriches it with energy and it gains a quality that in #Ayurveda is called sukshma (= penetrating), which allows purification of the subtle channels of the body through deeper penetration into the physiology.
Drinking hot water regularly is a simple Ayurvedic recommendation. Boiling the water for ten minutes stimulates #agni directly, allowing food to be processed and absorbed more efficiently during the meal. Taken between meals, it can provide effective support in flushing out water-soluble toxins from the dhatus (body tissues).
Spices have an added effect when boiled for longer in the water, affecting the senses additionally through aroma and taste.
Ask an ayurvedic physician for advice on nutrition, and you will find that the focus of his talk is your #lunch . Of course, his diet tips will largely be based on his assessment of your individual body type and current imbalances. But it is not just what you eat, but also how and when you eat it that matters. And there are some ayurvedic how-and-when rules that apply to everyone, regardless of physics.
...... ayurveda, arguably the world's oldest system of healing (and also one of the most evergreen), does not recommend drinking iced water — especially before lunch.
The reason is simple. The coolness of ice literally douses the digestive fires burning bright inside your body. It's exactly like setting up a barbecue and then, inexplicably, turning it off even before grilling can begin! Just like the veggies on that grill cannot cook without fire, your lunch will sit heavy inside you for a long time if ice has dampened the metabolic energy required for good digestion. Therefore, whatever the weather, ask for your water without ice. In fact, try ordering warm water instead! Surprising, but true: slightly warm water, taken even during summer, will help you cope better with the heat! Think about this a moment, and it will make sense: warm water works like a broom, moving accumulated toxins faster through your system. This reduces bloating and heaviness, making you feel lighter and cooler.
So let’s take care of our stomach and warm it up a bit, especially when the season bends toward colder side 💨 .
Now that cold weather is here and winter is at our doorsteps,we might think about the flu, colds and sniffles. 🤒 Every season has a role, a special beauty and purpose and this is a chance to enjoy the season instead of fight it.How? All starts in digestion system as #Ayurveda says so... 🔥 .... Vata season can mean that:
If you are congested, mix #turmeric with honey, enough to make a paste. Eat a teaspoon of this every day to keep the sniffles at bay. Drink hot teas mixed in hot milk, water or juice.Dinner can include simple, "hearty" soups using different organic ayurvedic grains and greens and the vegetables of the season. The meal should include more than just soup. Lunch should be hot, fresh, simple and your main meal. Stay away from "cooling" fruits like melons and watermelons. These can cause indigestion. Avoid cold food, straight from the refrigerator, including milk. Warm milk at night, or when you come in from the cold, especially seasoned with "heating" spices, is particularly beneficial.
Cook with ghee or olive oil whenever possible. ......
Remember autumn & winter time is perfect for adding spices in your everyday life so we can stay warm ☀️ .