PATHWAYS & DIRECTIONS USED ON JOYFUL BELLY
Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.
Inward moving substances promote introspection, self reflection, stillness, or slow the system down.
Outward-moving substances stimulate circulation, push heat towards the skin, or are stimulating.
Upward-moving substances (Urdvha Gati Marga) include anything stimulating or activating.