Ayurveda, Digestion + Meal Spacing
You may have heard from Ayurvedic Tips that you aren’t supposed to eat more than a few times a day. On the other hand, meal stacking is a common occurrence today, and even recommended by doctors.
In Ayurveda, meal stacking, or stacking one meal on top of the last, is a basic recipe for disaster… or at least a boggy lymph system, a confused mind, and an inefficient physiology. Learn why.
Are you disrupting your body’s ability to digest all 6 tastes? If you’re meal stacking – or eating complex food combinations ever few hours – then you are meal stacking.
Look at the stages of digestion to understand meal-spacing. What kind of agni do you have? Wet and heavy? Light and bright? Variable like the wind? When you understand your type of digestion you can build your body out of your food better.
In this video you’ll learn about the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha types of digestion. And you’ll learn the disadvantages of meal stacking.
Simple, common sense body wisdom that is what Ayurveda is all about. Ayurveda co-evolves with you, with your family, and with your yoga students.
If you want Ayurveda Wisdom for yourself and your students… check out the free Ayurveda Training via video or my Living Ayurveda Course.
Joy FischerPosted at 12:34h, 01 September
Interesting video! I’ve read a lot of balancing your hormones – not from an Ayurveda perspective. But the suggestions are pretty much the opposite of Ayurveda. I’ve heard that, especially for women, it’s important to keep your blood sugar steady so eating throughout the day is good. A recommendation I hear over and over is to eat an hour after you wake up. In Ayurveda I know fasting is recommended. To me Ayurveda really makes a lot of sense. But what do you have to say about hormones and not letting your blood sugar get too low by eating less often. I’m having a hard time waiting 5 or so hours between meals. I suppose it gets easier the more you do it? 🙂 Thanks Kate! Love your podcast and website. 🙂
Liza ClutarioPosted at 15:18h, 03 September
Hey, Joy! Thanks for the kind words. No snacking in between meals is one of the great challenge in our Body Thrive habits. And regarding hormones, you might want to visit our Healthier Hormones page — https://yogahealer.com/healthier-hormones. Have a great day! ~Liza