All About Ayurveda Beauty & Tongue Scraping
Glowing from the inside out is actually a thing! It can be your thing!
If you’ve ever done breath work in a yoga class, meditated, used a hair oil, brushed your teeth with activated charcoal or slathered on a skincare product with turmeric, then you’ve experienced Ayurveda Medicine (Ayurveda for short).
What Is Ayurveda Medicine
From an Ayurvedic perspective, tongue scraping should be performed on a daily basis. From a Western standpoint - tongue scraping should be performed on a daily basis to combat halitosis, gum disease and plaque build up!
This ancient practice helps to stimulate the internal organs through energetic connections with the rest of the body. This practice improves digestion by increasing your sense of taste. Tongue scraping cleanses the body by removing toxins and bacteria from your oral cavity.
In addition, tongue scraping can clear and invigorate the mind. This is the best way to start, and end, the day.
Why Is Tongue Scraping Important to Ayurveda Medicine
The tongue is thought to be a mirror to all the organs in your body. A daily look at the tongue prior to tongue scraping gives you a clue to your overall general health. It is important to note that all tongues are different.
When you engage in Ayurvedic medicine, an Ayurvedic practitioner may perform a tongue examination. This is a valuable and important way of evaluating the health of your entire body.
When you examine your tongue daily (on your own), it’s an opportunity for self-awareness. It should be time to reflect on the choices of the last several days, months, or years. Take stalk to see how those choices have affected your health.
If you have a thick coating of gunk on your tongue, try tongue scraping (twice a day) along with your other oral hygiene practices and see if you notice a difference.
Tongue scraping can bring more self-awareness and gives you the opportunity to make new, healthier choices.
Happy gunkii tongue scraping, we hope you find it disgustingly satisfying.