I have been very impatient with my body lately. It is not cooperating on ‘my’ time table. This has been going on for some time now…If I step aside for a moment and look at this logically, I do see how absurd my impatience really is.
Ayurveda teaches us how the body has it’s very own natural cycles, and they take place at certain times throughout the day and night. When we don’t pay attention to these, we live the consequences.
We have times during the day when our digestive capacity is functioning optimally; we have times when we do best to rest and restore; times when the mind is the most clear. We have cycles that depend on our constitution; we have seasonal cycles, and life stage cycles — all of them are able to work for our optimal benefit, but we have to ‘tune in’.
We live in a world where we go at warp speed in all directions and at all times. We can fly around the globe, shop day and night — grocery stores and even workout places are open 24 hours a day. We travel across times zones and think our bodies should adjust just like ‘that’. We ‘should’ be able to sleep, eliminate, have energy to go and do…anywhere and at any time.
It takes as many days for the body to adjust to another time zone, as the hours of change that you travel. So if you change 7 time zones…it will take about 7 days to fully adjust.
We also would be well served to watch how often, when and what we eat. Our bodies are amazing and know exactly what to excrete to be able to digest various foods…but not when we eat too many different things in one single meal, or when we eat too close together.
If we eat too close together, the digestive cycle may be in various places of your anatomy, and the body doesn’t know what to excrete, because we now have digestion going on in 2 or 3 places all at once. This is very taxing and inefficient, and ultimately detrimental in all ways. Leave 3 or so hours between meals and don’t eat too close to bedtime. Eating too close to bedtime is the major reason for reflux problems.
If we pay attention and treat our bodies with the care they deserve, they will work for us so much better, and we will have more energy to enjoy our lives…
Love & Light!