Ayurvedic way of drinking WATER – What, When and How

The importance of drinking water at right time can gradually cure so many problems one faces.

There are some rules or guidelines by Ayurveda that depends on factors like your age, diet, lifestyle choices, physical work, climate, and body type. Timely intake can be your key to a perfect body, hair, and health.

1. RULE of Drinking Water

Human body is truly a miracle it gives signals and cues (like thirst, parched lips, the color of urine(it must be clear, darker yellowish color may be a cause of dehydration)). Anywhere between 2 and 3 liters is an ideal intake but timings play a major role.

Your water intake routine must be like this:

when and how to drink water

Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are 3 doshas of our body. A person with Vata should drink water only one hour after meal. VATA represents energy of movement (qualities of cold, dry, light, and air).

A person with Pitta(energy of digestion) can have small sips during meals to start digestion early.

and A person with Kapha(the energy of lubrication) should have water before taking meals so that he/she doesn’t eat more.

Ayurveda vata, pitta and kapha

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Whereas kids between 4 and 8 years need 1.1 to 1.3 liters of water per day, between 9 and 13 years need 1.3 to 1.7 liters.

2. NEVER and MUST:-

  1. NEVER drink water before atleast 45 minutes of taking your meal or 1 hour after your meal. It results in improper digestion as agni of your gut loses its strength
  2. DON’T take water-shots, chugging and gulping is not a show-off, it is meant to be taken sip by sip. Water must MIX with your saliva in the mouth for proper digestion and to relive acidity issues.
  3. If you swallow water at once, the nutrients present in water doesn’t get absorbed in your body, your stomach must have space of
    • 2:1:1 = FOOD : WATER : EMPTY SPACE
  4. NEVER drink while you are standing, sit down! and sip, your kidney and nervous system are at pace while you are sitting. Arthritis BY accumulation of fluids in the joints can be a reason behind this habit.
  5. Drink water straight out of copper vessels in the cycle of 2 months- 15 days rest- 2 months. It balances 3 doshas of your body and removes free radicals.
  6. NEVER drink water straight out of fridge, ice-cold water messes up your digestive fire. Warm water is the best! Coldwater decreases the blood supply to organs of the body and results in constipation.
  7. DRINK when you are thirsty, NEVER overflow your stomach with water. Listen to your body needs through cues and signals like lips and your skin.

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  1. Lowers blood pressure
  2. Cools pitta dosha
  3. promotes hair growth
  4. Natural shine to your skin, nails, and hairs
  5. Promote hydration, moisture absorption
  6. Joint lubrication
  7. Maintains body temperature
  8. Balance electrolyte
  9. Weight loss and increases Metabolism
  10. Relieves pain, bloating
  11. Detoxify/cleanse while passing through urine

4. WATER for your hair

Like a plant needs water for growth, hair needs it too. A single strand of hair consists of up to 25% water. Dehydration alters your hair growth, strips away natural shine and hair texture becomes brittle with split ends.

Add up these ingredients and see yourself some good results over the time.



with this little awareness, you can entirely change your daily mood, lifestyle and health. Your body is your sacred place, heal it, and love it.

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