But is it really that important to drink water?
Well I'll let you read this and make up your own mind...
'Are you feeling under the weather?' I asked
He replied that no, he felt fine.
Then a lightbulb moment.
'Are you thirsty?'
'Well yes, as it happens' he answered ' I had a glass of water ready to drink before I left work but I got distracted and forgot to have it'
So I handed him a glass of water and he drank it and lay back on my couch.
The effect was drastic and immediate. OK I know that sounds dramatic - and to anyone else in the room, there wasn't a lot to see - there was no steam rising from him or sparks of light shooting from every pore! But as a slightly geeky Amatsu practitioner I get very excited about the changes I see in the tests that I do so please humour me! because when I resumed my assessment, the things that had confused me, the things that made me wonder if he had a cold coming, or had eaten something that had disagreed with him, were no longer showing in his body. He was now the client I knew, with a little tightness in his lower back but nothing more.
Even now after 6 years of studying the body using Amatsu, I am still blown away by this and all it implies.
My client's body was dehydrated which made it look, and on some level feel, sick even though that hadn't become something he was aware of yet. This client is usually great at drinking water so you could say that because he is usually hydrated it was more of a shock to his system not to be. I disagree. Our body just needs water, whoever we are. The problem is, that so many of us are chronically dehydrated and we have actually lost the ability to feel thirst (and often mistake it for hunger - a whole other topic!). But our body still needs that water. So if you are generally well but have achy joints, dry or flaky skin, digestive issues, constipation, headaches, brittle nails, cracked lips, feel sluggish and tired, lack concentration or feel stiff when you wake up.. and you know that you have less than 6-8 glasses of water a day, well, start slurping and see if it makes a difference to any of these things.
It's one of those simple things, so simple that we forget. But as I was reminded thanks to my thirsty client, simple things can make dramatic changes. So be kind to your body, make it easy for yourself and drink! :-)
Until next time,