Why yes! Sipping hot/warm water throughout the day is a time honored tradition in Auyrveda. It is said to have many healing properties. I personally have done this for periods of time, then I get busy and forget. I’ve recently started up again. My body actually CRAVES this warm water ritual.
I have thought about it this way, having food or drink that is closer to body temperature makes it easier for the body to use. I’ve tended to have low digestive power my whole life and this simple hot/warm water dipping has helped immensely – personal opinion – not documented research. Getting the digestive tract firing warm in the morning tends to help things get moving on for the day, if you know what I mean. It is said to help with lymph, keeping it hydrated and moving.
So how do you do it?
Simple! Boil some water on the stove for about 5 minutes, or heat it in a tea kettle – microwave discouraged. Allow the water to cool to warm to the touch. Put in a thermos or cup (not plastic if possible). Sip every few minutes. If you chug it may go right through you, so sip. Give the body time to absorb and use this precious water of life.
What are your preferred water bottles?
Environmentally friendly – no plastic or very little plastic.
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How often do you do it?
Well, I tend to do a batch up in the morning and sip until gone. Then in the evening I do another round – sipping takes me about an hour. My guess is I do up about 10-16 oz each batch. I encourage you to give it a try. See if you notice a difference!
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