So by now I can assume that my readers have been introduced to the term Ayurveda and it’s philosophy. What I love about this ancient practice is that by adding a few simple rituals into your daily routine, you’re improving your health substantially. One of my new favorites is called the nectar also known as a cup of warm or hot water. I like to add fresh lemon juice in the mornings and sliced ginger, lemon juice and honey later throughout the day.
In ayurveda, boiling water for ten minutes enhances it with energy and allows the water to penetrate throughout the body, cleansing it. Your body is able to achieve the ayurvedic quality called sukshma or subtle body, which is a psycho-spiritual constituent of sentient beings. (This is also achieve through certain types of yoga practices)
Now I used the word penetrate earlier… yea yea that’s what she said… but in all seriousness drinking hot water really does penetrate through your body. How??
Why is drinking hot water healthy?
Well think of it like this, when you’re washing the dishes or anything with grease, don’t you use hot water? Doesn’t the cold water just harden the grease leading the drain clogged? Doesn’t using hot water to boil/steam/cook our foods help kill contaminates and impurities.
This ancient method is used for flushing the lymphatic system, hydrating, softening, & cleanseing the tissues. As a mater of fact, this purification process is also known to:
- stimulate the agni
- dissolve & assist in eliminating ama
- heal the digestion system
- absorb nutrition from meals more efficiently
- flush out toxins in the tissues
- flush the GALT
- rejuvenate your body’s gastrointestinal tract as well as many other systems
Since I have switched from drinking cold water to hot, I noticed that I was urinating more frequently even though I was drinking less. And had a quicker transit time, than drinking a cup of coffee. Why was this? Well I looked into it and it’s because my body is doing what I mentioned above. It’s flushing out the toxins, ama & other impurities!! This is so awesome, my body was telling me that I am doing something good! My body has slowly stopped the frequency of pee trips & transit trips & that is because my tract is regulating back to normal. YEAY! 🙂
How much should I be drinking?
So typically you want to sip on 1 cup of hot water every 30 minutes or so (no more, as to this is just as bad for your body). Don’t forget to drink other liquids such as herbal teas, soups & broths throughout the day if you’re still thirsty. And for the cold drinks, for us Kaphas or for summer time; coconut water, lassi, or any probiotic drinks such as kefir & kombucha.
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Question of the Day:
Do you drink hot water throughout the day?
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