One should take sufficient care of water that is consumed from all aspect - physical purity, it being bacteria-free and how to approach it and store it. Yoga Netri shares 5 tips on how to drink water so that it behaves in the most beneficial way within our body.
it is a well proven fact that even an emotion, a touch can change the molecular structure of water, without changing its chemical composition, and greatly alter the way water behaves within your system. The same H2O, can become poison or the elixir of life, depending upon the memory it carries.
So, How to Drink Water the Right Way?
1. Treating it with Reverence
Spend a moment of gratitude and reverence before you consume water, because this is the material with which you are making your life. Because you cannot survive without it, So you bow down to whatever is the basis of your survival. If you treat these elements properly, this will have a very positive impact on your body and well being.
2. Use your hands
The best way to drink water is with your own hands. If that is not possible, if someone gives water to you in a metal tumbler, you always hold it with both your hands and drink it. Then it behaves differently.
3. Maintain the right temperature
Today, a lot of people drink water with three-fourths of the tumbler full of ice cubes. In the Yogic culture, you only drink water which is within four degrees of your body temperature. Your normal body temperature is thirty-seven degrees centigrade, so you can drink water between thirty-three and forty-one degrees.
4. How Much Water to Drink?
If you do not feel thirsty and do not drink water, you will be fine. When you drink excessive water, especially in small sips, the body absorbs it. If you drink lots of water in one go, the body will decide how much to absorb and how much to throw out. But if you keep sipping throughout the day, the body gets deceived and tends to absorb more water than it should. Now, the delicately balanced sodium levels will drop. In the brain, dropping sodium levels will lead to swelling of the brain. The rest of the body is also affected, but it may not be so noticeable. This swelling does not mean your brain is growing. Swelling is a kind of sickness. Because there is not enough sodium, more water goes into the brain trying to supply the required sodium to keep the balance. More water in your brain means you will slosh and psychological imbalances will happen.
When you feel thirsty, you must drink water. At the same time, when you are thirsty and need water but do not drink, it will cause damage to the system. It is very necessary that you must drink water when there is an indication of thirst. When the body indicates you need water, you must give it water within twenty minutes or at the most half an hour. The body will choose how much to take and how much to reject.
5. Eat Water!
It is not just about drinking liquid water; you must eat high water content foods. If you eat a fruit, it is nearly ninety percent water. Vegetables are over seventy percent water. Your food must have a minimum of seventy percent water content. If you eat food with very low water content, it goes and gets stuck in your stomach like concrete. If you eat dry food and then drink water, it does not work. When you consume food, it must be at least level with the percentage of water content in your own body. This is why vegetables and fruits must be a part of your diet. Fruit has nearly eighty to ninety percent water, which is why it is the best thing to consume.
Yogi tip: Benefits of Drinking Water from a Copper Vessel
If you keep water in a copper vessel overnight or for about six hours and then drink it, you will see that the water will feel very different and various small ailments that people have can be just healed simply by keeping the water in an appropriate space. An appropriate space also means proper aeration and above all, your thoughts and emotions about the water, being conscious that this is a major ingredient of who you are right now. Water is not a commodity, it is life-making material. Many people walk out of chronic ailments just by changing the water that they drink and how they drink.
Editor’s Note: Yoga Netri is a hatha Yoga studio in Austin, Tx started by Abhaya and Pippala Balaji in 2017, with a singular purpose - to offer the purest form of Classical Hatha Yoga. Our teachers are trained for 1,750 hours and have at least 3 years of experience teaching corporates, groups, children, patients, and adults.
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