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5 Ayurveda Tips for Better Digestion

Updated: Apr 19

Most people experience indigestion from time to time. Symptoms can include pain, burning sensations, or even nausea. Thankfully, once you learn how to improve digestion with Ayurveda, you'll be able to get the relief that you need.

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5 Ayurveda Tips for Better Digestion


"New survey finds forty percent of Americans’ daily lives are disrupted by digestive troubles." according to the American Gastroenterological Association


Chronic indigestion can be a source of stress, and it can make it difficult for you to feed and nourish your body. Ayurveda can help you to treat your digestion issues in an effective and lasting way.


“Veena has been a dream to work with! I came to her with a number of concerns around my digestion, skin, and menstrual cycle, and she has helped me find so much improvement in all areas and more!”

– Meg McNeil, Boulder, CO


Find Out What's Causing Your Digestive Issues


One of the most important ways to improve digestion and elimination is to know how to eat correctly for you. Through an Ayurvedic consultation, this knowledge becomes crystal clear. What is correct for us depends on your constitution (prakruti), current condition (vikruti), location, season and stage of life. Ayurveda shines with digestive health and it's specificity leaves clients feeling confident in their choices.


In order to treat your digestion problems, you'll need to determine the root cause of the issue. Saumya Ayurveda can work with you to determine why your body isn't tolerating certain types of foods. Many clients struggling with these issues have found relief after a consultation.


"Three years ago, I had come back from India searching for a local Certified Ayurvedic

Practitioner to help me continue my Ayurvedic journey and I was so grateful to find Veena!

During our first consultation, she asked all of the right questions to truly understand the

underlying causes of my sleep and digestive issues.


Veena was very thorough in her questions, research and follow-up to determine the right

treatment plan, recommend the right activities, and practices along with special spices and

herbalized oils to help me feel better and restore my energy. I continue to meet with Veena

seasonally to reassess and guide me with Ayurveda tools that keep me in balance year-round.

Thank you Veena."


- B.K., Minnesota

"It's amazing how easy it is to integrate Veena's suggestions into my daily life. It's as though my body is saying to me, "Finally! Thank you for treating me better! This is what I've been wanting all along!" The improvements in my digestion and sleep were felt not after a month, or a week, but I experienced immediate relief. Saumya Ayurveda should not, must not, be a secret! Thank you."

- Nicole Grove, Minnesota

Reduce Portion Sizes


When you eat too much food in a single sitting, your body isn't able to properly break down the food that you've consumed. Overeating can also cause your body to produce more acid, which can cause reflux, indigestion, and other unpleasant symptoms.


It's important to build a diet full of nourishing foods so that you can feel full even when eating a smaller meal. The right foods will give your body the fuel that it needs, even when you eat less of them.


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Drink More of the Right Tea for Thee


Herbal tea has been used as a remedy for more than two thousand years. It can relieve all kinds of health symptoms, and it can be especially effective at relieving indigestion. If you're experiencing bloating, stomach pain, or other issues, a cup of hot ginger tea could provide instant relief.


While you can buy pre-made ginger tea at any grocery store, you can also make your own tea at home from fresh ginger! Just add a teaspoon of grated ginger to a mug of hot water. You can start sipping on your tea after it's had a few minutes to steep. What digestive tea will help you most depends on what is happening for you now. Book your free phone consultation to learn more.



Avoid Drinking Liquids Before and with Meals


Hydrating is healthy,but best left between meals. Why? When we drink just before or with our meals, we are pouring water on our digestive fire. When the digestive fire is dampened and weakened, the rest of the digestive process down stream is compromised.


5 Ayurveda Tips for Better Digestion can go a long way to optimize digestion.


How Do I Know If I Have a Dosha Imbalance?

Peruse these comprehensive and convenient lists of signs and symptoms of dosha imbalances.

Peruse these comprehensive and convenient lists of signs and symptoms of dosha imbalances. As we are comprised of all Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, there can be an imbalance in any of the doshas, or a combination of dosha imbalances. Read all three lists and see if anything looks familiar.

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Learn How to Improve Digestion with Diaphragmatic Breathing and Meditation


Guided meditation and diaphragmatic breathing exercises can calm and center the body. When you are stressed, your stomach produces more acid, which can cause the digestive system to become less effective. Vata imbalance can also lead to digestive issues.


Make daily use of our popular and free guided practices. You may find that it's best to meditate at the start of your day, when you have fewer worries on your mind. If you begin your day with meditation, you'll have fewer digestive issues as the day goes on.


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There is a saying, "The mind is more in the body, than the body is in the mind." The Saumya 3 Step Meditation Process shifts us from fight-flight-freeze mode, to rest-restore-relax mode. Give it a try for forty days and observe the changes. The more grounded and relaxed we are, the smoother life flows.


"The breath is the connection between the mind and body, so by training the breath, we become calm, focused, and grounded, we slow down the aging process by decreasing stress. These practices are so simple and easy to have as part of our daily life. We actually feel and look younger."

- Veena, Saumya Ayurveda


1. Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing and Change Your Life. When we re-learn to breath diaphragmatically, we move from the flight-fight-freeze mode, to rest, restore, relaxation mode from where we want and need to live.


2. Daily Guided Practices: 11 minutes in the morning and in the evening, as anchors of your daily Ayurveda routine.




"Choose a couple of practices from the routines that provide you with the greatest support. Perform them while applying our two minute meditation technique and your mundane tasks, just transformed into a mellifluous meditation. This is meditation applied to daily life." - Veena, Saumya Ayurveda


 

Veena was able to help me regain my energy in just a few months and I’m feeling like my “young” self again! I love the food plan she designed for me, and all the supporting practices (am/pm routines, breathing techniques, herbs, and spice mixes) are so enjoyable to incorporate into my day. I highly recommend Saumya Ayurveda if you want to feel better and have more vitality.”

-Molly Rossini, Minnesota

 

“All is well here thanks to Veena and my Saumya Ayurveda plan which has been gently integrated in my daily routines. I love to start my day with cooked apples, detox tea and herbs. Your 2-Minute Meditation throughout the day helps a lot as well. Being gentle with myself is such a great help.

-E.A., North Carolina


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“Veena is highly intelligent, kind, and easy to talk to—our first conversation felt like I had known her for years. She remedied several gastro-intestinal issues coupled with anxiety. Highly recommend!" -Jade Gagnon Minneapolis, Minnesota


Veena has been a dream to work with! I came to her with a number of concerns around my digestion, skin, and menstrual cycle, and she has helped me find so much improvement in all areas and more!” – Meg McNeil, Boulder, Colorado


“I saw my doctor who advised me to double my dose of Zoloft. Somehow, that didn't sit well with me, so I found Veena at Saumya Ayurveda. Implementing her Ayurveda plan and working with my physician, after only two months, I was off Zoloft completely and sleeping well, feeling good, and loving myself. Saumya Ayurveda has changed my life.


It's amazing how easy it is to integrate Veena's suggestions into my daily life. It's as though my body is saying to me, "Finally! Thank you for treating me better! This is what I've been wanting all along!" The improvements in my digestion and sleep were felt not after a month, or a week, but I experienced immediate relief. Saumya Ayurveda should not, must not, be a secret! Thank you. --Nicole Grove, Minnesota


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Discover the Saumya Ayurveda Way

We all want to be heard, understood, and cared for as whole beings, not a set of isolated symptoms. True health is more than the absence of disease, which is why Western medicine so often leaves us feeling hopeless and unseen.


Deep down, you already know what you’re searching for: a new framework for living – one that brings your entire being back into balance. With Saumya Ayurveda, you’ll receive individualized guidance to create the physically, mentally, and spiritually vibrant life you crave.


Saumya Ayurveda provides concierge, top-notch, award-winning Ayurveda care. We strive to keep it simple, so you can focus on you! Opt for virtual consultations and we'll come to you.


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Veena is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and meditation teacher, and monk.


She is President Emeritus and teaching faculty of the Meditation Center.


Veena fell in love with the traditional medicine used in her family’s home, learning herbal remedies at her grandmother's knee.


These childhood experiences were the seeds of a lifelong passion. For over 30 years, Veena has dedicated her life to the world’s oldest healing system: Ayurveda.


She draws on this ancient wisdom to help others find their compass to a healthy life – and support those left wanting by Western medicine.


An experienced Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Veena’s deep, intuitive knowledge of Ayurveda empowers her clients to reclaim their fullest, most vibrant lives –mentally, physically, and spiritually. Veena individualizes treatment plans to each person, rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, so it fits your life and becomes woven in your lifestyle, naturally. .

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