Jacky’s Ayurvedic Journey :: Chapter 2
The biggest challenge I’ve found during the course of this week is eating at the times Deacon suggested: Breakfast between 7:00-8:00am Lunch between 12:00-1:00pm Dinner between 6:00-7:00pm. I just about make it to 7:00am, having got up ay 5:45pm that’s a stretch for me and my Vata self. Lunch is OK, but dinner is TOUGH and I am sure it would be for lots of people coming in from work! With that in mind, each day I aim for earlier and earlier and I would confess to starting to eat about 6:45pm, so I am a work in progress with that one.
I am enjoying starting the day with the ginger tea-which I make the night before and just keep diluting over the course of the day so that in the end its barley more than flavored water. Ginger is warming and moving in Traditional Chinese Medicine* so I’m guessing that’s why I’ve been advised to drink it. I’m pretty used to the “gloopy” breakfast, it feels nurturing , warming and grounding, although my teeth do wonder why they’re in my mouth! The variations on casseroles, stews and soups, with seasonal root vegetables I love.
I have previously been on Ayurvedic diets and they’ve all been “currified”. Now I like a curry, but just not everyday. I really love the fact that I am feeling like the food is giving me a big hug, I don’t feel tired after eating, nor do I feel bloated.
So all good eh!!
Editors Note: Ayurveda predates Traditional Chinese medicine by about 1,500 years. Hot water and fresh ginger are fabulous when taken upon waking, as they help enkindle the digestive fire (agni), loosen toxins (ama) in the GI tract, and help reduce inflammation. Ginger and hot water are great therapies for most body types, but always consult with your Ayurvedic practitioner and Doctor before starting any protocols.