4 Ayurvedic Tips To Improve Digestion
Survivor and spiritual seeker, the dynamic Vaishali has harnessed her years of learning and well-earned wisdom to become an international health and wellness speaker. She is a faculty member at The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, as well as the author of Wisdom Rising and You Are What You Love. She will be a featured panelist at The Health Freedom Expo in Long Beach, California, on March 25-27, 2011.
Here, Vaishali offers 4 simple Ayurvedic tips to improve digestion:
1) Do not eat if you do not feel hungry. Feeling hungry is your body’s way of letting you know that the digestive system is primed and ready to work. Eating when you are not hungry, out of boredom or habit, stresses the digestive system to start working before it is ready to do so.
2) Cup your two hands together. That unit of measure correlates to the size of your stomach, and how much you should be ingesting at any meal. Optimally we should be filling the stomach as follows: one third is food, one third is liquid, and the other third is space. This gives the stomach room for mixing and churning.
3) Wait two and half hours between meals and snacking. Your digestive tract needs about two and half hours to complete a digestive cycle after eating. Consuming foods faster than that stresses the digestive system to begin another cycle before it is ready.
4) The digestive system loves soups and stews. When you mix foods and cook them together on your stovetop, that allows the foods to work out their chi or energy differences. It is better to work out that energy battle on your stovetop than in your body.
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