Healing Naturally With Water
When we make an effort to live a life wholly committed to good health, it’s best to get back to basics. One of the most important ways we can nourish our bodies and enrich our lives is often overlooked – the gift of water. Water benefits us in many different ways, and each of them is important to enable our bodies to be their best.
Why We Need Water
Many already know the benefits that drinking more water can provide, but how often do we stop to think of why water is so important to us? Our miraculous bodies are up to 60 percent water in adulthood. Whether we’re talking about the brain, our hearts or even our skin, these organs have one thing in common: Water is the major component. Without water, our bodies cannot exist, let alone thrive and enable us to live a fulfilling and healthy life.
Not only is water necessary for us to exist, but research suggests that water plays a major role in how we relieve stress. Even in ancient times humans associated water with transformation and healing. In many spiritual rituals, water symbolized salvation, spiritual cleansing and rebirth. Whether we are conscious of it or not, being near water has a relaxing effect on us. Water can induce a meditative state, and reaching this state can offer relief from stress and depression, improve our mental clarity and even help us sleep better.
One of the best ways to heal yourself using water is simply to be in the water. Whether it’s for anxiety relief, exercise or osteoarthritis care, having our bodies in the water is beneficial to us.
- Warm water therapy boasts a variety of benefits, including weight loss, pain relief, increased mobility and reduced bouts of depression.
- Many find that spending time in water increases emotional stability, enabling them to have more positive vibrations and an overall better outlook on life.
Water therapy is said to relieve a wide range of problems, from asthma to pain. In Sanskrit the name of this practice is Usha Paana Chikitsa, which translates to early morning water treatment.
- Water therapy works by filling yourself with nothing but water when you first wake up, which is supposed to help your body cleanse.
To try water therapy, drink five to six glasses of water first thing in the morning and then wait one hour before having anything else to eat or drink.
- If you find it difficult to drink this much water at once, try pacing yourself more. Drink a few glasses of water, wait two minutes and then try drinking the rest.
Whether your goal is to be more in tune with your body or to try and reduce your pain, water is nature’s healing gift to us. Going back to nature is always a soothing journey, and luckily it’s one you don’t have to make alone. Sharing the healing with your loved ones will grant the support and security needed to make lasting changes in your life.