Better Digestion with a few basic practices
One way to improve digestion (and overall well-being) is to focus on the way your very own body reacts to what you put into it. This means you need to develop ways to notice what happens when you eat certain foods; drink red wine versus white or none at all; the way skin reacts to one lotion over another etc.
If you learn to pay attention your very own body tells you everything you need to know.
In this post I ‘ll share a few strategies, ways to look at yourself and notice more. Let’s focus on food since it is most commonly related to digestion. But also, I’ll offer a contemplative practice that will help hone your skills of noticing your own individual rhythms.
First the Food:
In Ayurveda-land we focus a lot on noticing. Noticing what is going on, noticing what works and what doesn’t. Since every reaction is ultimately personal to you it is only you who can really know. learn simple effective ways to think get your digestion running smoothly. Mostly it’s about getting to know yourself, paying attention to yourself, nurturing your self.
Identify Qualities: I have touched on this on other posts: click here to read about Qualities
Ayurvedic Article on Digestion: To get a handle on the hows and whys in Ayurvedic terms read this ‘Joyful Belly’ article:
Find your very own Personal Rhythm:
Of course I have to throw in a word about meditation: Just Sitting is a terrific way to slow down, shut out some external and internal noise and start to pay attention to what your body is telling you. And here is a practice that specifically encourages you to notice and become involved with the rhythm that is unique to you – your own heartbeat is the perfect metronome.
2 Practices to enhance sense of personal rhythm:
Just Sit Breathing Rhythm – click here