The nervous system. In Ayurveda, it's considered the 6th deepest tissue system. We all know that the nervous system is obviously super integral to the functioning of our day-to-day lives. Without the brain or the spinal cord, we literally can't do anything. Unfortunately, our nervous systems tend to take the brunt of a lot of our daily activities. Stress, bad habits, poor diet--all of these take a toll on our nervous systems. When this happens, it can impede on our optimal functioning. It's important to restore and replenish this system so that we can be our best selves.
In Ayurveda, it takes 30 full days for proper nutrition to reach and rejuvenate the nervous system. For this reason, if you want to affect change to the nervous system, you need to do something for a minimum of 30 days straight.
SO, why am I saying all of this? Well, because I've decided to take on nervous system rejuvenation. What does this entail? One of the biggest nourishers of the nervous system is milk. The components of milk--fat, protein, the right amount of carbs, has similar property to the myelin sheath and white and gray matters of the brain. The basic idea in Ayurveda is that like increases like. So, if we incorporate foods and liquids into our diet that have similar properties, we are able to nourish certain parts of our body.
Ok, back to what I'm doing. I've decided to drink herbalized milk every night for a minimum of 30 days to rejuvenate my brain and nervous system. I have been drinking it at night for a couple of reasons:
There are certain Ayurvedic herbs that I have been putting in my milk:
A nightly milk routine is SO great from an Ayurvedic perspective to incorporate into your daily routine. I highly recommend it! Even a simple turmeric and cardamom milk does wonders.
I'm currently 4 days into the process. I'll let you know how I'm doing and any affects I feel/see regularly! Happy milk-ing!