Ayurveda and Yoga both teach that one of the keys to a healthy life is through a healthy digestive system. Every moment of our lives our organs are working to keep us alive. Ayurveda and Yoga maintain and heal the digestive tract through specific food choices, how and where food is eaten, herbs, yoga postures, breathing, and meditation.
It’s not always easy to make life changes around food because we eat everyday and have grown accustomed to and created habits around foods and ways to eat food. However some of these habits have created daily digestive imbalances such as gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. To heal these imbalances, a daily yoga practice is a great place to start.
Yoga Postures that Promote Healthy Digestion:
This pose compresses the organs as the stomach rests on the thighs. Focus on breathing deeply into the hips to allow the breath to massage the organs. The compression and massage of the stomach eliminates toxins by removing gas and fecal mat...
It’s natural response to want sex, sugar, or salt. The body wants to have sex to reproduce and create offspring. The body’s cells need sugar for energy and salts to control movement of water.
To understand the natural urge to want sex, sugar, and salt we need to dive deeper into the endocrine system and the organ that produces the hormone that create this response.
The adrenal gland, located on top of each kidney, assists the body coping with stress. When the body experiences stress the adrenal glands secrete the hormone adrenaline. It’s adrenaline that makes the body want sex, sugar, salt, which can offer the body a temporary boost of pleasure followed by a crash. What comes up must come down, figuratively and literally!
If the body is already severely depleted, the crash is not going to be fun and it cause more harm than good within the body. When the body is well taken care of the pleasures of sex, sugar, and salt can fully be enjoyed in a restful and heartfelt way instea...