Have the holiday parties started for you? They have for me!
I went to one last night and have another one next week. Then, of course the actual holidays and New Years after that. Not to mention my birthday is this month and three of my closest friends have birthday’s this month too! So, I know what it’s like to over-indulge this month with sweets, desserts, and yummy holiday food. That’s why I’m sharing two tricks from Ayurveda to help you digest all that delicious holiday food!
These practices are for after you’ve already eaten the heavy meal. You may be feeling heavy, slow, and dull from the meal. So, here are two awesome things you can try:
Rest on the left side of your bodyThat’s it. Super simple. Lay down on the left side of your body for about 10- 20 minutes. Take a little nap or siesta! The key is laying down on the left side of your body. According to Ayurveda, that will help you digest your food.
Sit in a yoga pose called Vajrasana or Thunderbolt poseTo do this pose, you sit on your heels. Keep reading or watch the video to learn this pose. Bend your knees with your feet behind you. Then, sit back on your heels. If you have tight ankles, you can grab a block or cushion. Lift your hips off your heels, scoot your feet apart, and slide the block or cushion between your feet. Then, sit your hips down on the block or cushion. Sitting in this pose for few minutes will help you to digest your meal.
So, I just ate lunch and I’m going to lay down on my left side!