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Nature's Call

Ayurveda explains that our bodies have certain natural urges that are necessary for our good health.  When we suppress these urges we can create health problems.  For example, when we feel thirsty, we need to drink.  If we don't drink, we can get a headache, fatigue, bladder pain, and more.  If we don't eat when we're hungry we can get low blood sugar, light-headedness, and put out our digestive fire.  If we don't cry when we feel the need to cry, those suppressed emotions can lead to heart disease.  Suppressing our yawns can harm the nervous system.  Suppressing a burp can result in hiccups, or even difficulty breathing.  So the advice that Ayurveda gives us is to heed nature's call.  Let the body function the way it needs to function.  Of course, when we do burp, it is proper to excuse ourselves if we are in someone's company!

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