I love to learn new things and to study! One of the ways I connect with other people is by sharing what I’ve learned. The last two years I have been studying the wisdom of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga and is literally translated as the Science or Knowledge of Life. Ayurveda offers a different perspective on health and well-being. It offers instruction on how we can keep and care for our physical bodies. One simple concept in Ayurveda is Dinacharya-following the daily rhythms of life. We can create optimal health and well-being by following nauture’s cue and getting into the flow and rhythm of our planet and our own natural cellular intelligence. These rhythms include things such as going to bed early, waking early, elimination, exercise, meditation, eating at the same time each day and body care practices. Our body systems thrive when we are in sync with nature and with the nature of our body systems. For example, our digestive system has an intelligence to its’ inner workings and when we are tuned into that and honor that, we can extract maximum nutrients from our foods, we have regular elimination, and no digestive issues.
The Dinacharya practice that I have made a consistent habit is drinking hot water with lemon in the morning. This practice over a period of time has many health benefits. It helps with hydration, boots your immune system, assists with digestion and peristalsis, flushes the liver, reduces inflammation, and is loaded with nutrients. Since making this a regular morning practice, I have found that I start my day hydrated and clear headed. I have more energy, improved digestion and my skin looks great too! Give it a try and see how your body systems respond. Upon waking in the morning, heat 8 ounces of water and add the juice of half a lemon. Drink it within 10 to 15 minutes. Good luck!
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