Ayurvedic Tongue Analysis
The ancient art of tongue diagnosis also describes quite characteristic patterns that can reveal the functional status of respective internal organs merely by observing the surface of the tongue. The tongue is the mirror of the viscera.
- Look at the shape of your tongue
- The color
- The coat
- If there are cracks
- Look all the way to the back of your tongue
Cleansing the Tongue
One of the best ways to keep the tongue healthy is by scraping it daily. This removes overnight build-up of bacteria and toxins on the tongue. Rather than brushing the tongue, which will only push bacteria and toxins into the tongue, this is done with a tongue scraper or spoon. According to Ayurveda scraping the tongue should only be practiced early the morning or in the evening on an empty stomach.
Step One: Extend the tongue and place the scraper as far back on the tongue as comfortable.
Step Two: Using one long stroke, gently pull the scraper forward so that it removes the unwanted coating on the tongue.
Step Three: Rinse the scraper and repeat.