You know how you often don’t feel well after eating out? Maharishi AyurVed advises to eat light for a meal or two, while sipping hot water every 20 minutes, to burn away excess Ama (undigested food) with our digestive fire (Agni).
Sipping hot water throughout the day is perhaps the most powerful adjunct to any diet and a wonderfully easy way to detox. Some like it hot, but warm works well. This practice literally scrapes the insides of your blood vessels clean. This works whether you’ve eaten something that doesn’t technically qualify as food, or if you want to give some um-papa to your spring detox.
Wise souls are drawn to the cornfields of Iowa—from far distant lands—and not just to sip hot water. Students and their professors are often found sipping from them. Thermosi abound here at Maharishi University of Management (MUM). Peer inside one of them, and you might find more than just hot water. Often, an entire meal—both complete and dosha-balancing–- will have been cooked there–dahl, rice and veggies–delicious essentials of life on the go–hot and ready to eat!
My favorite MUM online course, Naturally Trim, offers non-fad gems of dietary and lifestyle wisdom. As many of us struggle with weight management, I wanted to offer a few AyurVedic tips that promote weight loss in connection with a super-charged spring detox.
We naturally want to throw off Ama, accumulated toxins in the spring, as tis the season to be detoxing….fa la la. Start sipping hot water so those pounds will melt away. Just like the ice is melting, so is excess kapha dosha, accumulated during the winter season, easily shed.
Let’s facilitate this process! Here are some gems from the MUM online course, Naturally Trim:
The phenomenon of balanced health is seen at MUM in the form of the many slender folks that proliferate here. They often come here to learn TM, and to embark upon the inward journey of self-discovery. But, they must also learn the importance of health in culturing higher states of consciousness. Balance creates health, so learning about the role that the doshas play in how our bodies functions is critical. Greater happiness through expanded self-awareness walks hand-in-hand with improved health. Self-empowerment tools aplenty abound here, but perhaps this is the most practical knowledge to be found here—how to maintain the human body –101.
Happy Spring, Happy Detox!