Water is Jeeva/ life 💦
According to Ayurveda Jala (water) is one of the 5 elements (Panchamahabhutas).
Ayurveda describes eight groups of water depending on its source.
According to Ayurveda water helps with
💦Daha/ thirst (ruchikaraka)
💦Nidra/ sleepy feeling
💦Sheetala / cooling
Do you drink warm or cold water?
Warm water 🔥
Is light (laghu), digestive stimulating and alleviates all the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha).
Its is good for respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and fever.
It is best to boil your water and then let it cool. This water will be laghu (light) if you keep it overnight it balances all the three doshas.
AH. Su 5:18
Cold water 💧
Should not be used in pratisyaya (cold), flatulence, aruchi (anorexia), hiccups and immediately after an oleation therapy (oil massage).
Jalapana Vidhi – Guidelines on how to drink water 📖
1. Only pure water should be used for drinking and cooking
2. Water should not be consumed if too cold or too hot. Cold water takes a longer time to digest and is only recommended in murcha (fainting), vitiation of Pitta (excessive heat), alcohol consumption, giddiness, physical fatigue and vomiting.
3. Excess water should not be consumed just before a meal and after a meal this will suppress your agni (digestive fire). Water intake after your meal can result in weight gain.
4. Water during your meal should only be consumed in small quantity. This will stimulate digestion. So best not to drink iced drinks and sparkling water with your meal. 🍺 🍷
5. Water should be served in containers made of Tamra (copper) or a earthen vessel.
How much warm water should you drink with your meals? 🤔
During your meal only 1/3 of the stomach capacity should be filled with water 💧, 1/3 be filled with food solids 🍚 and 1/3 with air/ space 🌬(enabling the food to churn).
Just think of a cooking pot filled to the top, this will make it difficult to stir your food or your food would boil over during the cooking process.
If you keep your water in the fridge you might want to try having it warm or room temperature instead ☺.
* 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘎𝘈. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯 𝘈𝘺𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘯. 𝘞𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴.