Ayurveda a 5000 years old Indian ancient system of medicine is the key to achieving long-term health and optimal wellness. It is a process of internal purification to cleanse our body’s constitution and balance our tridoshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). The aim is to promote and maintain physical and mental health with natural ayurvedic remedies. Creating an Ayurvedic self-care routine over time will contribute to a happier and healthier life.
We have curated ayurvedic daily practices that can be easily implemented in your daily life.
WAKE UP EARLY
The Ayurvedic theory recommends waking up before sunrise (between 4 am to 6 am) because predawn is considered to be the Kapha phase. This promotes positive energy flows in the body and helps you keep focused all day.
- Splash your face with cold water and rinse your mouth
- Cleanse your eyes with natural rose water
- Brush your teeth and clean your tongue with a scraper to remove the thick residue on your tongue.
- After brushing your teeth perform Gandusha Kriya also known as oil pulling treatment. Fill your mouth with a tablespoon of sesame oil, swirl it around the oral cavity, and rinse it. This will keep your interdental spaces clean by eliminating bacteria and microorganisms in the cavity.
- Clean your nasal cavity using a neti pot. This is an old ayurvedic tradition to eliminate allergies by removing dust and other particles in your nasal passage.
- Drink warm water with half a lemon squeezed in it. This will flush out your bowels and stimulate your digestive fire (Agni) to increase metabolism.
Abhyanga is an ayurvedic oil massage. You can use warm organic sesame oil. Perform gentle circular strokes from your scalp, followed by your face, neck, limbs, fingers, toes, and soles. Let the oil sit on your skin for 10 minutes. Once the oil is absorbed you can take a warm shower. This is the best time to pamper yourself.
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A morning yoga session will boost your energy by keeping you focused throughout the day. Yoga has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety, and build positive energy in your body. You can perform Suryanamaskara (Sun salutations) to warm up your entire body and boost your inner energy.
Pranayama is an ancient breath technique to cleanse your nervous system. There are diferent variations in pranayama. Some popular ones are Bhastrika Pranayama, Kapal Bhati Pranayama, Nadi Shodhana, and Bhramari Pranayama. You can perform these breathing exercises to harmonize your body, mind, and overall well-being.
Meditation is one of the easiest ways to bring calmness and peace to your mind. To practice meditation, you just need a place without any distractions and set your time limit at your convenience. You can either sit on your chair or sit on the floor legs crossed by bending both your knees outwards (Shukhasana). Now place your palms on your lap and relax your body. Now gently close your eyes inhale and exhale deep breaths. Repeat this process for at least 15 minutes to achieve peace and balance in your life.
Begin your day with a proper diet packed with energy and nutrients to fuel your Agni or digestive system. According to Ayurveda, the majority of diseases starts in the digestive tract. Incorporate warm and light Ayurvedic breakfasts into your daily routine to add sustainable energy without overloading the system.
Also read our blog Five Principles Of Eating Food – By Dr.Mini Nair
THE BOTTOM LINE
Hope you enjoyed reading our blog. Implement our ayurvedic tips in your daily routine to enhance your health and wellness.