The Pillars of Health
There are a few fundamental practices that will help to stabilize your health and keep you feeling good for the long haul. If you can get these pillars set in place and commit to them every day, you will feel SO much better. These habits and practices are essential, and can be put in place wherever you’re at in your health and wellbeing journey. Now is better than never.
The traditional Three Pillars of Health in Ayurveda:
Proper Management of Digestion
Proper Management of Sleep
Proper Management of Sexual Energy
I’ve added a few more from other practices and blended them together into six habits that are essential to good health.
Drink lots of high quality, pure, mineral rich water. Ditch the other drinks (like soda, Gatorade, energy drinks, milky drinks, sugary drinks, etc..) and stick to water and herbal tea between meals so your body has time to digest properly without a constant influx of sugar and stimulants.
Sole’ is an amazing way to get minerals into your water in the morning. Get a quart size mason jar, fill it ¼ full of Celtic salt (gray salt) and the rest of the way full with water. Use a plastic lid (do not use metal or the salt will corrode it and change the quality of the sole’ so it is no longer healthy). Then add a little bit of this to your water when you first wake up. It should taste good to you--not too salty, but salty enough so you can taste it. Find the goldy-locks amount for you. Start with ½ tsp of the salt water saturation in 16 ounces of water. Add more if you can’t taste it, and less if it’s too salty (dilute with more water). Add ½ a lemon to is as well. Drinking this warm/hot is extra beneficial and cleansing to your body.