SIMPLE WAYS TO INCLUDE AYURVEDA IN EVERYDAY LIFE

March 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda



Ayurveda is generally associated with medicinal plant extracts, herbal powder, medicated oils, etc in our minds. Ayurveda is a lifestyle to be practiced in day to day life. You can make the most of your circumstances by following a simple pattern in your daily schedule.

You need to have a disciplined approach to the set lifestyle in your daily routine. You can practice the Ayurvedic principles and enjoy life, this will in turn help you age with dignity and grace.

Just like how you catch up with newspaper and media to be updated on all recent developments you need to find time for essential  activities that will improve your physical and mental attitude to life.

Wake up early. 

include ayurveda in your dayThere is a popular saying: The early bird gets the worm. You need to catch up with  God’s creation in the early morning i.e 4.30 am to 5.00 am. This is the time when the air is fresh and pure, there are very few vehicles on the roads. No chaos and hectic activity in the surroundings. You will hear to nature’s tunes. The freshness in the air is infectious, it will make you active and you will have positive energy throughout the day.

Eliminate your toxins

As soon as you get up, try to clear your bodily toxins in the form of urine or poop. If you delay your excretion process, then indirectly you will be poisoning yourself which can further create never-ending problems later in life. So maintain a schedule to get rid of toxins from your body. Training to be initiated from childhood.

Start your day with sweetness

You should consume honey water in the early morning. Add one teaspoon of honey in 1 cup of water . This honey water will remove all toxins from your body. Honey is known for its anti bacterial properties . Honey boosts immune system therefore ideal to start the day.

Make a schedule

Prioritize your activities by planning for the day. Make a “To do activities list” for the day and you will be able to focus on the activities. If you a have a planned schedule you need not do fire fighting and building your stress levels on the dotted line . Planning will create a mental, physical and emotional balance in your body and you will be in control of the situation.

Walk for better life

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. It provides mental, physical and emotional peace without straining your body.

Go for a morning walk . If you cannot adjust the time in the morning then select evening schedule at least.  For people in seating jobs it is advisable to take brisk walks in the course of your work to take a break from a very stressful day at work.

Oil massage

Your skin will get nourished , look young and will be ready to face all seasons when you massage with oil. Try oil massage every morning to safeguard yourself from wrinkles and other aging damage. Oil massage in the morning will prevent drying out of the tissues and nurtures your mind and body. Besides, it also gives a healthy looking complexion to your skin.

Hydrate yourself well

Drink sufficient amount of water every day. Drink atleast 10 to 12 glasses of water. Water is the best source to flush out toxins from the body and to ensure smooth running of the digestion system. Your body will be active and skin will be clear.

Exercise is essential

Allocate time for doing exercises. Include exercises like cycling, yoga or any other aerobic exercise in your daily regime. A good 30 minutes of exercise will help to keep disease away, maintain your weight and will enhance your body’s blood circulation. Do it on an empty stomach for better results.

Meditate for inner peace

Just disconnect yourself from the outer world by taking a break. Just sit down and close your eyes for few minutes. Allocate 10 to 15 minutes at least for this activity. This technique will help to give you inner peace and you will feel healed after the session. People use the time to recite a mantra or Gods name. This will bring relaxation and relief from stress and strain.

Include Ayurveda eating

Include Ayurveda eating in your diet, your body will start developing energy and help to clear toxins. The secret of living healthy and free from diseases is to focus on your diet, eat healthy, avoid junk food. Include fresh foods, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Select essential foods that will cut down fats.

It is OK to have a change in food when you are on travel, attending a party etc, but do not make it a part of your diet daily.

Restful sleep is important

Our body needs time to rejuvenate and to detoxify, and the best time for this process is sleeping. When we get good sleep, our inner cells work in harmony to strengthen our immune system and circulate vibrant energy throughout our body.

For individuals who have restless nights waking up , tossing and turning it is advised to  take a warm bath before bed and use essential oils such as lavender or sandalwood to calm you down. Complement this with slow and deep breathing.

Go for the milk therapy

At times you may get frustrated because you are constantly tossing and turning in bed , unable to get sound sleep, in spite of a tiring day, then drink a glass of warm milk. This technique will help you to fall asleep quickly. Preferable have Organic milk ,free of additives, and boiled with a pinch of cardamom , enables easy digestion.

Make your own skin pack

Instead of using artificial skin products and spending more money , opt in for totally naturally products on your skin. The best way to nourish your skin is by making your skin-packs by yourself. Make your skin-packs using those ingredients which are totally safe to eat like honey, rose water, cucumber, almonds, milk and yoghurt to moisturize your skin. Follow the article Quick and Easy Natural Homemade Beauty Face Mask

Bond with nature

include ayurveda in your lifeWhen you have a break, instead of spending time with your gadget spend time with flowers and trees. You can spend time in hobbies like gardening, painting which will make you forget all your worries, problems and stress. You will be associated with nature, build a connection with Mother nature . You will find contentment by giving something in return to the Earth for future generations to witness

I conclude with the following words…. Before going to bed thank God for making one more day pass away. Feel gratitude for all the blessings you have received and seek support for all challenges to be faced in the future by you, your family , near and dear ones.

I’m sure you will sleep in peace and you will wake up with the spirit to handle life as it comes.

 

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