Ayurveda’s treatments are through lifestyle interventions and natural therapies. All ayurvedic medicines are made up of natural materials to remain close to nature. A human body is made up of three doshas according to Ayurveda: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These doshas are the three fundamental principles working in outer nature, which are responsible for individual human nature and regulate their physiological processes. When our doshas are not in balance, it often leads to diseases, infections, stress and anxiety.
Ayurveda has so many benefits for the human body, mind and soul. The following points will shed some light on how to use Ayurveda in a daily routine to keep your body healthy.
Follow a Daily Routine
You should follow a ‘dinacharya’ daily routine as the first thing to be healthy. A routine helps to maintain a balance in the body and mind. It means your sleeping, eating and exercise times should be the same every day. You should try to wake up 1 hour before the sun rises.
There are sattvic qualities in the morning around us that bring freshness and peace to our mind.
Right after waking up, look at your hands for a while and then gently move them over your face and chest down to the waist. This helps in cleaning your aura. You should eat at regular intervals but do not binge eat or over eat. This helps your body and ‘Agni’ (digestive fire) to work in a balanced way and the ensure food is digested properly.
Pray After Waking Up
Say a little prayer after waking up in the morning and before getting out of bed to start your day on a positive note. This brings freshness and positive energy to your body, mind and soul and other people around you.
Clean Your Face, Mouth, Eyes and Nose and Scrape Your Tongue
Wash your face with water and rinse your mouth. Splash water on your eyes with cold water, blink and rotate your eyes in all directions.
Include jal neti in your daily routine to clean the passage to your nose. It clears out the dirt and blockages in the nasal passage and allows you to breathe properly with no congestion. A teapot-like vessel called a neti-pot is required to do this process with lukewarm saline water.
According to Ayurveda, tongue scraping is necessary to remove the coating on the tongue that accumulates overnight, which contains toxins, which eventually leads to illness. Use a tongue scraper to gently scrape your tongue back and forth.
Eat Fresh Food
Eat fresh and homemade food with salads. You should have a balanced diet in order to stay healthy and have a strong immune system. Include seasonal fruits in your diet along with curd as it promotes proper digestion. Avoid canned, frozen, processed and packaged food as these are harder to digest and produce toxins in your body. Your diet should be lighter in summers and include vegetable soups in winter in your diet.
Yoga is not only about breathing in and breathing out and asanas – it’s a way of life. We are in an era where we cannot get away from stress. But we can find ways to reduce it and adopt a routine to be stress free. Yoga improves the quality of life and teaches you how to manage the outer part by managing the inner self. Some of the benefits of yoga are reduction in stress, improvement in strength, flexibility and increased immunity. Yoga is also provides strength to your legs that benefits a lot during Everest Base Camp Trekking Tours. It also helps in reducing or eliminating the risk of depression, anxiety and heart disease. It helps to improve your overall well-being.
Meditation helps in training your mind to stop the mind chatter. It helps in relaxing your nerves and promotes your overall well-being. It also lowers high blood pressure, improves immune system, increases energy levels and concentration. It decreases stress and anxiety, improves emotional stability and increases mindfulness.
Ayurvedic Courses and Treatment
No other place can be better than India for Ayurvedic courses and treatment as it is the birthplace of Ayurveda. Ayurvedic courses promote holistic health and well-being which comprises exercise, mindfulness and dietary regulations. Panchkarma treatment is one of the leading therapies in Ayurveda courses in Kerala which cleanses our body of toxins. The courses attracts many national and international tourists.
It is very important to drink lots of water throughout the day and keep yourself hydrated. It is advised to drink lukewarm water after waking up or water from a copper jug filled the night before. It helps in flushing out the toxins from your body and makes you feel light and refreshed.
Stress Free Sleep
Your body rejuvenates when you sleep properly. Your body's cells work to strengthen the immune system and give vibrant energy in the body. Avoid late nights, watching TV and use of smartphones before you sleep as it hinders with your sleep quality. Take a warm bath before sleeping as it will relax your body and help you in falling asleep faster.
Bipin Baloni is a yoga teacher from India and his core specialization is in Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga. He organizes 200 hour yoga teacher training in Goa. Bipin Baloni conducts Yoga Teacher Training in India in different cities. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda and Health.