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practicing yoga off the mat.
On a recent to trip to Florida to visit family and friends, I noticed how many of our conversations revolved around our health. I guess when you hit a certain age (ahem, 40) you start taking your health and your body’s warning signs more seriously. One ailment that kept coming up was poor digestion. Walk into a pharmacy and you’ll notice multiple aisles of medicines and health aids to ease stomach ailments. From antacids to constipation relief, there are a lot of choices for these issues we all seem to be experiencing.
One way to heal digestive woes is to practice Ayurveda. Ayurveda, the science of life, states that all of our ailments are linked to how our body interprets and digests emotions, thoughts and yes, food. Think about it. If you don’t have a strong digestive system to break down a delicious ice cream sundae then where does the unprocessed food go? Science has shown us that fat from the ice cream gets stored in our body, and Ayurveda would also agree that other unprocessed elements remain causing us other issues down the road.
While I am not an Ayurvedic consultant, I do practice and recommend the following Ayurvedic principles.
Making a few changes can do wonders for your belly. Try one, and let me know how it works for you.