Water is truly the basis of life and it is the element associated with the Winter season. Just as flowers, plants, and trees instantly become vibrant and alive after a good rain, we too need to make sure that we are giving ourselves enough hydration to have our body systems function optimally. The water within us is responsible for an amazing number of processes – the circulation of the blood, the lymphatic flow, the flow of urine, saliva, perspiration, tears, and more. On an energetic level, water is the element that controls emotion and keeping a constant flow of water intake and release helps to control stagnation. Hydration not only physically supports us but also mentally and spiritually. Whether you need to warm up, cool down, energize, or cleanse – water is such a simple and direct way to feel better. The holiday season is heavy on lots of tasty beverages but make sure to bring water into the mix as much as possible. Making sure the water is pure and clean is important to ensure the benefits. Below we have a recipe for a ginger-turmeric water that is warming, cleansing, circulating and most importantly, super simple to make! Cheers!
*In a cup of hot water :
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder or 1 inch of diced raw turmeric root
- 1 inch of diced raw ginger root
- A slice of lemon
- Honey to taste