There are lots of reasons why we don't drink water: we forget, we find the taste boring, we prefer hot drinks and (the one I hear the most) when we drink more water, we need to go to the loo all the time!
Today I would like to share a metaphor with you to help you to understand why this happens and how and why that will change if you stick with the habit!
At the moment, my tiny garden is a riot of colour with the last of the daffodils, some bluebells and tulips in palest pink, dark purple-red and magenta all growing in pots. I love to see the energy of spring! But sometimes, with my full life, I don't always remember to water the flowers! A few days may go by and, especially with the beautiful sunshine we have been having recently, the soil dries out quite quickly. I suddenly notice that my proud tulips are looking somewhat depressed so I head out with the watering can, ashamed to discover that the compost is all crumbly and bone dry. As I begin to pour, the water basically just floods straight through and out of the bottom of the pot! The soil cannot absorb the water as it is just too dry. It takes a couple more turns before the water is actually absorbed and can start to do the tulips some good!
It's the same with us. If you don't drink a lot of water and especisally if you are a fan of tea, coffee and alcohol, over time your body can become very dehydrated. When you start to 'water yourself' initially, you may not be able to absorb the water as you are so dry, hence lots of trips to the loo. But stick with it! Those all-too-frequent urges will gradually become less as your (very grateful!) body starts to soak up and utilise the fresh water that it needs to function wonderfully. It may take up to six weeks to see this happen, but you will reap the benefits and feel more alert and awake, have less headacahes and see a plumping up and brightening of your skin. What's not to like about that?!
Although Amatsu is a hands-on therapy, the philosophy is very clear that there are a number of elements which need to be balanced for us to have true health. While I know that I can actively make changes in people's bodies, it is very important to me that I am also empowering people to be their own practitioner as well! I want my clients to be informed and take steps for themselves towards good health and vitality. It's one of the reasons I am unashamedly committed to encouraging people to drink more water! So think of yourself as a beautiful pot of stunning flowers and water yourself regularly!
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Untiil next time,