A Little Ayurveda Can Do You Wonders
Ayurveda is like a silent creeper which has entrenched itself in our daily routines unobtrusively without much fuss. Are you a fan of Meditation and Yoga as stress-busters in the hectic and chaotic lives we lead? Ayurveda lists these as part of a daily routine! Why add adaptogens to smoothies and coffees? Since centuries, Ayurvedic specialists have been using substances (namely plant extracts) that help the body adapt to stress. While less-famous Ayurvedic practices like dry brushing and colonics are now gaining ground, the complexities of Ayurveda must be factored in. In Sanskrit, ayur means life, and veda, means knowledge
Without a single well-defined trend, Ayurveda comprises myriads of inter-twined health-related practices tested over centuries. There are 3 main diets each tailored to your dominant dosha; if you’re tri-doshic or have 2 dominant doshas, your diets change. Thoroughly confused? We are yet to define the doshas as the 3 kinds of energy vata, pitta & kapha which determine the unique mind-body constitution guiding your energy levels, nutrition, and physical activity.
Everybody yearns for a simple life but Ayurveda actually is a complex, multifaceted science of life defining the mind-body connection to find the optimal individual balance. While practitioners spend entire lives to master Ayurveda, you could strive for absolute harmony and balance in daily life with a few practical tips:
Inculcate Healing Herbs into Your Diet
Down with a splitting headache, menstrual cramp or hangover? You could pop some over-the-counter tablets but Ayurveda depends solely on Mother Earth as turmeric paste reduces headaches, flaxseeds ease cramps, and ginger is great for hangovers. Foods and herbs provide relief, no matter what the symptoms are and science is definitely on our side when we say this. While tonics and energy drinks may be ineffective, foods and herbs are powerful healers without paying hefty fees to doctors.
Learn to Avoid Triggers
To find out your ruling dosha, you can take this simple test. Those who have pitta as their dominant dosha are advised to avoid actual heat, as on a hot sunny day, and even heat-inducing food, like hot sauces and chillies. Heat aggravates pitta while excessive heat causes impatience, irritability, jealousy, and other undesirable traits.
Irrespective of your dosha, certain foods render you as unbalanced. Raw foods leave you bloated? Coffee triggers anxiety? Freezing rooms fog your brain? As a test, maintain a weekly journal of your surroundings and food intake to analyse recognisable patterns. It’s incredible to learn the degree of actual control we exercise over our life.
Conserve your Energy
Ayurveda says that doshas rule everything, which includes every little detail about your day. Have you ever slept in but still feel sluggish when you wake up? According to Ayurveda, waking up post 6 a.m. will make you lethargic due to kapha or the energy of water and earth, which dominates from 6 to 10 a.m. Vata rules from 2 to 6 p.m., and is composed of air and space, thus making it transitional and light as the best time for some creativity. The heat dosha or Pitta, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., is said to be the optimal time for getting your productivity soaring.
As per Ayurveda norms, following dosha hours is not a realistic option besides being confusing. But how about hitting the bed before 10 ‘o’ clock in the night for at least a week and even waking up at or before 6 a.m.? If the night owls are unable to stick to this schedule, how about trying to stick to a routine that gradually and consistently helps you feel good, i. e. vibrant and energised. The dreaded afternoon slump isn’t an invention of a fertile mind. And as per Ayurveda, it can be mindfully avoided.
Develop Daily Rituals
A traditional morning following Ayurveda consists of waking up early, oil pulling, scraping the tongue, a self-massage, periods of meditation, some yoga, and many other tasks that could threaten to delay reaching work on time. The fact remains that those following Ayurvedic practices do follow their daily routines religiously. So, it is not unheard of.
Arguments about the one “true” way persist among experts and practitioners who adapt rituals to suit their demands and needs. A greasy oil massage may not be ideal but how about sticking to the 7 ‘o’ clock workout and a smoothie for post-workout energization for 10 days? What about meditation and a cup of tea before leaving the house? Rituals work despite how boring or monotonous they are. So, why not try it?
Ayurveda practices could possibly leave you totally confused, bewildered or perplexed but it has set down deep roots and has a huge following who are aware of the medicinal values garnered over centuries of practices and observations and the science behind it. Ayurveda is over 5,000 years old and is bound to continue to have followers for years on end.
More in Lifestyle
These Natural Foods Give You Amazing Hair, Skin and Nails
Man is a narcissistic being and every one of us would want to project a vibrant glowing healthy image before the...January 15, 2019
Stella McCartney’s Bold Move of Buying Back Her Brand
Stella McCartney’s all over the news lately – she only just made the reception dress of the most famous bride in...January 15, 2019
Best Diabetic-Friendly Foods that Reduce Belly Fat
Abdominal fat is the most harmful kind of fat that can increase your risk of diabetes by interfering with body’s...January 15, 2019
Celebrity Dermatologist Reveals the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Times change and with that, plastic surgery trends change too. Although the trends are heavily influenced by whoever the popular celebrity...January 14, 2019
People Love These Cosmetic Procedures for Their Zero Downtime
The term plastic surgery creates visions of a clandestine and furtive operation by cosmetic surgeons on an unconscious woman who is sent...January 14, 2019
Extreme Dieting Has Some Serious Lessons to Teach. Are You Listening?
Everyone knows that you ought to eat more fruits and vegetables, but you crave for a creative approach or a gimmick...January 14, 2019
How World War I Reshaped Modern Plastic Surgery
To understand the horrors of war, infections usually slay more soldiers than any shells, bullets or saber thrusts. The US Army’s...January 14, 2019
Here’s the Low-down on Semi Permanent Make Up
A quick search through Instagram for the hashtags #semipermanentmakeup, #micropigmentation and #permanentmakeup will let you know that the world is experiencing...January 14, 2019
A 21-Year Old Is Revolitionizing Luxury Air Travel
When Zander Futernick was just a little boy, he dreamed of growing up to become a pilot. On his 8thbirthday, the...January 14, 2019