WATER is not a food but it is a very important ingredient for human as well as all creatures.Where not having sufficient water there has many side effects,but it is also important that we are mindful of how this water is consumed.The way you choose to drink water also affects your overall health.Water is the manifestation of consciousness.It is fluid,heavy,soft,vicious,cold,dense and cohesive.Water brings molecules together.It is a chemical energy,which means it is a universal chemical solvent.It exists in the body as plasma,cytoplasm,serum,saliva,nasal secretion,cerebrospinal fluid,urine and sweat.It is therefore necessary for absorption of nutrition and maintain life,without it our cells can not survive.
                                    HOW TO DRINK WATER ?
[A] Always sit to drink water instead of standing.By standing and drinking you may disrupt the balance of fluids in the body and this may lead to a greater accumulation of fluids in the joints causing arthritis.On the other hand by sitting and drinking your muscles and nervous system is much more relaxed and helps the nerves to digest food and other fluids easily.Your kidneys also pace the filtration process while sitting.
[B] Take water in a smaller sip,swallow,breathe and repeat throughout the day instead of gulping down large volumes of water in a single breath.People with vata prakruti should drink water only one hour after eating a meal.This will help their food digest in a better way.People with pitta prakruti can have small sips during meals to start their digestion process early and people with kapha prakruti should have water before taking meals so that they feel full and not eat more.This will help them lose weight easily.
[C] Always avoid ice chilled water that disturbs the ongoing process of digestion and puts off the fire.Cold water decreases the blood supply to various organs of the body further leading to constipation.Tepid water can help in proper digestion and metabolism that promotes weight loss,relieves bloating and pain.Warm water helps in controlling cholesterol levels and also keep the arteries clean.
[D] Peoples body sends signals to their body when it is in dire need of water.When you feel thirsty you should drink water.Every person has a different body,so drinking the same amount of water can not be recommended to everybody.The body can not absorb too much water intake,therefore it is imperative to know the thirst cues your body gives you.Measure your own drinking system without feeling too full.
[E] Peoples body gives them cues to let them know it needs water.One the color of urine,dark yellow may indicate dehydration,while fairly clear and satiated body.Dry chapped lips are one of the indicators of a dehydrated body.Note these cues as these may turn in to health problems.
[F] The healthy habit to drink water is the first thing in the morning.It helps to get rid of many diseases in the body.Drinking water in the morning helps in flushing all the toxins in the body and cleanses your intestines.
[G] Drinking water should be stored in copper and silver vessels.These vessels have the ability to balance all three doshas in the body and it does positively charging the water.The copper has numerous antioxidants and anti-bacterial properties that help boost the immune system of the body.It also has anti-cancer properties.Water in the silver vessel has the power to remove free radicals from the body and gives a cooling effect in the intestines and smoothens the process of digestion.

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