Ayurvedic Tongue Scraping Benefits
Perhaps you’ve heard of the benefits of scraping your tongue in the morning? The tongue represents the whole entire body, and by scraping you are stimulating the release of toxins within every tissue in your body, including your internal organs.
Have you ever seen a coating on your tongue in the morning? If you have not paid attention, I would suggest that tomorrow morning to look at your tongue.
The tongue can be categorized into three sections. The first section is by the tip of your tongue. This represents your head, neck and upper shoulders. This also includes the thyroid.
The second section relates to your chest, lungs, thoracic spine, your shoulders, and your heart – both your physical heart and emotional heart.
The third section is going to include your digestive system, your reproductive organs, your low back, including your hips and sacroiliac joints, along with all the organs in your pelvic bowl.
When you look at your tongue in the morning, make note of where you may see more of this coating, which may be white or yellowish or grayish. These colors relate to what doshic (Vata, Pitta, or Kapha) imbalance may be associated with your Ama.
Superior Qualities of a Copper Tongue Scraper
At Shaktiveda, we recommend that you use a copper tongue scraper because of it’s superior qualities over any other material. Copper is anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal. Using copper for your tongue scraper helps decrease bacteria in your entire mouth. This will help with having healthier gums and fresher breath.
Copper will also aid in maintaining healthy enamel for your teeth.
Using a copper tongue, scraper simulates the release of ama and toxins throughout your entire body. Using the copper tongue scraper on a regular daily basis assists you in overall health of your body.
Proper Technique of Tongue Scraping
I recommend that you scrape each morning using our copper tongue scraper. After brushing your teeth, gently run the wider part of the tongue scraper from the back of your tongue to the front of your tongue. Be sure not to go too far back on your tongue as this may feel uncomfortable.
You do not need to press too firmly as you scrape. After each scrape, run the tongue scraper under water and then repeat the process until you no longer see any coating coming off of your tongue.
Be sure to thoroughly rinse your copper tongue scraper when you are finished. Dry your copper tongue scraper and it will be ready for your use the next morning.
Our Shaktiveda Copper Tongue Scraper comes in an adorable reusable Shaktiveda bag.