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Yes, there is actually an Ayurvedic way to drink your water. How it works and above all: what it should bring!
Hello you. We should talk about that half-empty water bottle that is on your coffee table.
Of course, you know that you should be drinking at least two liters of water a day to be fully hydrated. That's about eight glasses. Realistically, most of us can only manage four …
And because you're - like us - just insanely busy, most of the day you completely forget about pouring anything but coffee into yourself. And then suddenly you're so parched that you empty two glasses in giant gulps.
After all: you then have a drink.
Ayurveda: It is not only how much that counts, but also HOW you drink
However, not according to the Ayurvedic method, that ancient Indian healing practice, whereby the body can be healed through proper nutrition and herbs. According to Ayurveda, it is not only how much water you drink that counts - HOW you drink it too.
The term "mindful" or "conscious" eating according to Ayurveda has meanwhile also established itself in Europe. The point is to really focus on the process of chewing and enjoying the food. This is supposed to reduce stress and improve digestion.
Ayurveda experts now believe that slowly and consciously drinking water throughout the day is more beneficial for your body than pouring down large amounts at once.
Why? The aim of Ayurvedic medicine is to keep the body as relaxed as possible, to reduce stress and thus to let the organs work more efficiently. So instead of shocking your inner system with a sudden gust of cold water, you can try swallowing lukewarm water more frequently, but slowly, or at least water at room temperature.