Gone are the days of simple diets and simpler lifestyles. With all the junk and processed foods we shovel into our system, not to speak of stress and an out of gear lifestyle, one of the major collateral damages is our digestive system. And the damage manifests in the for of bloating, headaches, chest pains, and general lethargy and lack of enthusiasm.
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This is where Ayurveda steps into the picture, because Ayurveda has a cure for sluggish digestive system – a cure that will no leave behind other unpleasant side effects. With a few basic steps, Ayurveda cleans up your digestive system and helps you cope up with the unavoidable fast pace of life everyone seems to lead these days.
Five Tips from Ayurveda for Digestive Health:
- It wasn’t for nothing that we grew up, being constantly told to wake up early. The ideal time to rise is between 4 and 6 am. The influx of energy that you can channel into your system at this time will keep you charged or the rest of your day. The time is also optimal for meditation, which can aid with smooth digestion.
- Drink water, plenty of it. This is again nothing new. However, Ayurveda suggests that you drink warm water so that you do not put out the ‘Agni’ or digestive fire within you, which helps to eliminate the toxins in one’s body. Once you are up and early as suggested by the last point, the next thing you need to do is drink a glass of warm water. Adding lemon or honey is optional.
- You’ve been told a thousand times to eat your salads. And whether you like it or not, you have been shoveling them in by the platefuls in the belief that all that roughage will help you with digestion and in the process, lose a couple of inches along that waistline. Well, here’s a news flash. You have been doing it wrong. The truth is that the human body has come millions of years away from eating raw food and today finds it difficult too digest too much of it. Eat your veggies by all means. But go easy on the raw kind. Steam them or add some warm oil to help your digestive system handle them better. Your insides will thank you for that.
- Yoga is good for you –all round. So naturally, yoga helps with your digestion too. And the best yoga posture for that is Vajrasana. Sit on your knees, feet tucked under you and your buttocks resting on your heels. Make yourself comfortable and place your palms, face down on your knees. Do this for a few minutes after every meal and your system will thank you for it.
Following these few simple tips suggested by Ayurveda for digestive health will remove the roadblocks faced by your digestive system, aid with better absorption of nutrients and elimination of waste and toxins, help you get rid of constipation, have smooth bowel movement, and improve general well-being.