Detox and Digestion
Lifestyle and Restoration
Ayurvedic purification to digest toxins
There is a very special Ayurvedic purification technique that is excellent to support digestion and helps eliminate toxins from the body’s system. It sounds very simple, but you’ll find that is has influence on strengthening the gastrointestinal tract, as well as detoxing and rejuvenating the major systems of the body.
All you have to do is…
Sip hot water frequently throughout the day.
Toxins (known as “ama” in Ayurveda) manifest in the body from undigested food material and an inability to metabolise unclean water, environmental toxins and stress. This ama that gets produced is sticky and greasy in nature, kind of like mucous.
Hot water can dissolve ama from your system just as it dissolves grease from dirty dishes.
Just as you boil or cook food in hot water to make it easier to assimilate and to remove impurities from the food, drinking hot water similarly helps.
It assists in the digestive process by further cooking the backlog of undigested food material and helps dissolve ama to be easily eliminated.
This ancient Ayurvedic method helps lymphatic drainage as it dilates (opens) the channels and softens hardened tissues. It helps hydrate the tissues as the hot water penetrates into the deeper tissues.
The frequency of sipping hot water is more important than the quantity of water you drink.
For best results, water should be sipped about every 20-30 minutes. If this seems to much for you, take at least one or two sips every hour.
You may have other liquids during the day as well – herbal tea, coconut water or Ayurvedic thin lassi (yoghurt drink / butter milk) in summer.
A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
Enjoy the hydration!