Intentional eating and healthy digestion starts with talking with your medicines, foods, and liquids. Put your intentions and tell them what you need. Our digestion is an important factor in our immune system, staying connected to what we are ingesting as well as how we are ingesting it.
Find relaxation and gratitude with your meals. Put calming music and light a candle to help aid in digestion. In Ayurveda, we enjoy lighting a candle to help aid in the transformation of our food. Put on calming music and set up your ambiance. If your stressed take a moment to calm down before eating, sit with your feelings and breathe. Our food will not digest when we don't feel well. Take your time with your food, chew it well aiding in digestion.
Keep a rhythm with your digestion. Stay on a routine with your meals, eat easy to digest, cooked and warm foods. Sip on hot water throughout the day to aid in digestion and removing cold from the body.
The Art of Spicing
In Ayurveda, spices are as important as the foods you eat them with.
East Bay Ayurveda sells spice mixes and also encourages you to make your own spice mixes that suit your diet, dosha, and lifestyle.
Local, raw honey is highly pranic and its health benefits are numerous: ** Antiviral, antibacterial ** Helpful with respiratory allergies ** Helps to lose weight with warm water ** Aids to reduce high cholesterol
Medicinal honey blends help you stay healthy, remove congestion and boost the immune system.
Lions Gold (Ginger Honey Blends) helps with increased immunity. It can be taken many different ways: ** 2-3 tsp in a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning. Add an additional 1 tsp of powdered Tulsi Chai Immune blend for a great morning tea. ** Add to a cup of tea or hot water during the day ** Enjoy a spoonful followed by warm water ** If you are are feeling heavy, congested or have a cough or cold, you can increase digestion and do a gentle cleanse: 1/2 tsp taken orally then and followed with a few sips of warm water after your meals for 1 week