Ayurvedic knowledge teaches the importance of the 3 pillars of life. It states that if these 3 pillars are balanced, everything else psychologically will balance out. The 3 pillars of life include: proper digestion, proper sleep, and proper uses of sexual energy (this goes beyond sex, consider your creative energy too).
This week let's dive deeper into "proper digestion". What does that mean?
All imbalances physically manifest within the digestive track first before it spreads to other areas of the body. When the digestive system is out of balance, food can cause toxins (ama) in the body instead of good health. You can tell how much ama (toxins) you have simply by taking a look at your tongue in the mirror. If there is a coating on your tongue, it's ama. Our goal is to purify our body and mind and get rid of ama, that's why it is so important to understand the states of digestion and how to take care of it. This will assist with optimizing your capacity to digest food and use it as ener...
Everyday we are bombarded with stress from travel, home life, relationships, work, or simply that we can't poop! Stress creates toxins, it's the real deal in this reality and we need to learn ways detox our bodies and handle stress better.
Ayurvedic knowledge teaches the importance of daily routines that allows one to nourish and strengthen the body to prevent imbalances such as burn out, overwhelm, or toxic overload. One of these daily practices is called, Abhyanga, which means oil massage in Sanskrit.
Why give yourself a daily oil massage?
The act of massage stimulates the lymphatic system. Lymphatic vessels run throughout the entire body just as the veins and arteries of the circulatory system do. The only difference between these two systems is that the heart pumps blood where as movement of the body moves lymph fluid. The lymphatic system removes toxins from the body in conjunction with the liver and kidneys. When the liver and kidneys are overloa...