How to drink water for a healthy body?
- November 15, 2017
Water is the source of things alive and every life depends on it. But drinking water just to quench thirst is not correct. According to Ayurveda, the right way of drinking water helps your body to retain health.
Water represents Soma – the nourishing, cooling quality associated with lunar energy. Soma helps with digestion, cools and balances Pitta dosha. It supports Kapha and counteracts the dryness of Vata. It nurtures and detoxifies when it flows out of the body as waste.
60% of our body is made up of water. Water is stored everywhere inside and outside the cells to dissolve nutrients, regulate body temperature, carry waste, send messages to the brain and lubricate all moving parts. However, you lose water every day through breathing, sweat, and bowel movements. The only choice for a healthy body is to replenish the body with ample water.
Here are suggested ways to drink water –
We all are different sizes with diverse diets and lifestyles. One set rule of eight glasses a day does not apply to everyone. The human body has a built-in defense measuring system: thirst. Whenever you attend thirst cues and sip water throughout the day; you will be drinking the right amount of water.
The rules are straightforward, perhaps obvious or intuitive, but they make a serious difference in the way you feel on a daily basis.