Did you know our emotional freedom begins in our gut?
We all want to experience stable emotions all the time.
Perfecting our digestion is the gateway to our emotional freedom. Excellent digestion equals emotional freedom. Nowadays there are studies to prove there is a strong connection between our digestion and our emotions. (Molecules of Emotion by Candice Pert).
Modern science is finally catching up with what Ayurveda has been teaching us for thousands of years. Ayurveda teaches us our digestive process takes 30 days and how well we do or don’t digest is the source of disease, therefore, we have to maximize good digestion, especially living in today's toxic world. Excellent health requires excellent digestion.
Our molecules of emotion are concentrated in our brain, our respiratory tract, our gut and in our skin. These receptors for the molecules of our emotion are also responsible for our immune system, our hormone system, our psychology, our nervous system as well as our endocrine system and if we have blocked up, pent-up emotions they can and do cause disease finally proving ancient wisdom with modern science.
Therefore if we want better mood stability and increase joy we must bring our body into a state of balance. Doing so promotes more awareness and mental clarity for us to deal with life and all its stressors.
The question Ayurveda asks us is: What are we projecting onto the screen of our life? What emotional patterns are we experiencing again and again and again? We know for a fact now they are messing with our lives big time and what’s more, these negative emotions are stored in our fat! Ayurveda talks about mental Ama. Mental Ama is our stored negative emotions and they cause disease.
Surviving well in today’s modern world we really need to become good fat burners and good digesters. Problem is we have lost the ability to be good fat burners. Burning fat, means burning calm fuel, stable fuel, non-emergency fuel, sleep through the night fuel, it’s the fuel that makes us content in our skin and it’s the fuel that releases not only toxins but also our molecules of emotion.
Have you ever felt the need to cry while doing yoga or while receiving a massage? If so, most likely you were releasing old pent-up emotions from your body tissue.
Be kind to yourself give yourself a self-massage every day with either sesame oil or coconut oil. (depends on your dosha) Did you know giving our self a loving self-massage stimulates the production of a powerful hormone called oxytocin in our system? Oxytocin is also known as our happy drug. It is the hormone that underlies trust and is the antidote to depressive feelings.
Take care of yourself, become good digesters, good fat burners and give yourself a loving touch massage every day.