Ayurveda is the oldest medical system that has been followed and practiced in India since 5000 years. It is known to have a holistic effect on the body as it influences the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspect of one’s well being. Have you ever wondered how you can include Ayurveda in your day-to-day life and prevent ailments before they strike you? Well, let’s find out!
Ayurveda is not just intake of Ayurvedic medicines once the diseases sets in but it’s a way of life. It is a lifestyle that one can easily adapt to in order to be healthier and happier.
1. Waking Up
The basic Ayurvedic mantra is to be in sync with the nature. Hence, waking up at dawn helps the body to absorb all the positive and physical energy you need to stay active throughout the day. Notice how lethargic you feel when you sleep till late – it also prevents you from performing to the best of your potential at everything you do. Compare this to waking up early morning, indulging in a good workout or a walk outside that lets you soak in fresh morning air followed by a good breakfast – such a day has a lot of potential.
Personal hygiene is one of the most essential aspects of being healthy. But it’s not just external cleansing but also internal cleansing of the body. Eliminate the physical waste of the body moments after you wake up. Constipation and irregular bowel movement are the biggest enemies of good health. Hence, you must ensure that your bowel movement is smooth and in routine.
Apart from this, it is advisable to a glass of warm water every morning to detox your body. Always attend to natural urges such as hunger, sleep, sneezing, yawning, urination, defecating, etc to keep your body free of any discomfort and uneasiness.
Always remember that your body is your most important asset. The better care you take of it, the better you will perform in all areas of life. Exercising helps release toxins through sweat, strengthens your body against diseases, improves your immune system and blood circulation and helps your metabolism too. Of course, it helps you burn the extra fat as well! Exercising can be something that you enjoy in the form of walking, swimming, aerobics or even laughter. Maintain a rhythmic breathing while exercising.
Sleep is as important in maintain a great health as is anything else. Try not to sleep only on your back or stomach. Sleep sideways – sleeping on your right helps your body relax while sleeping on your left side helps your digestive system. Make sure that you allow yourself at least two hours after your meal before going to bed. Also, maintain the same time to sleep every day. This will help your body relax better. Napping only for 10 to 15 minutes each day after lunch is sufficient.
Ayurveda promotes body massages as a way to gaining health. Regular massaging keeps this skin supple, regulates blood circulation, improves metabolism and relaxes the body. Use of certain herbal oils can have an enhanced effect on the body. Go for a head message and feet massage once a week if you do not time for a full body massage.
These are simple day-to-day Ayurvedic tips that are easy to adapt into one’s lifestyle and go a long way in improving the health and maintain general well being.