Pause before you eat.
Digestion takes energy. When our energy is scattered, it is difficult to accomplish any task. Digestion is no different.
The Spleen is the center of energy that drives digestion from the Chinese medical perspective. The Spleen appreciates a little peace and quiet in order to properly manage digestion.
One very simple technique to support the Spleen energy, and therefore digestion, is to simply take three breaths before you begin eating. This will give your system a moment to transition and prepare for digestion. This pause allows all parts of your body and mind to catch up with each other. You will be more present with yourself and your meal, and as a little bonus you might just enjoy your meal a little more than usual.
If you are in habit of saying a prayer or blessing before your meal, try pausing for these three breaths prior your prayer.
What’s the icing on the cake? Also pause for three breaths after you finish eating and before your next activity. Try it out for a few days and observe your experience. Let your experience be your best teacher.
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