Fitness and weight loss - both are achievable from the comfort of your home, without stepping out to the gym. The solution to your health problems is following an Ayurvedic Daily Ritual. In today’s busy and stressful times one can find holistic wellness and benefit by creating following a simple routine as recommended by https://ayurvedapura.com. Here are a few wellness tips, to get you on a path of overall inner and outer wellbeing.
Waking up daily at Sunrise: Mind Alignment
It is recommended to wake up with the rising of the sun, no matter the time of year. This is helps tune in with the rhythm of life set out by nature itself. It is most beneficial to start your day when there are loving (sattvic) qualities in nature that bring peace of mind and freshness to the senses. Though the time of sunrise varies according to the place and seasons; on an average, a ‘Vata’ person should get up about 6 a.m., Pitta person by 5:30 a.m., and ‘Kapha’ dominant by 4:30 a.m. Right after waking, become aware of your body from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. Be conscious of you whole body welcoming the new day full of optimism and positivity.
Yoga or Stretching: Mind and Body Alignment
We all know how important Yoga stretches and poses are. They set the right intention and wake up the body to begin its natural processes, strengthening muscles, the core, and even the mind. When you perform yoga or just stretching, you are to honouring your vessel (body) for the work that it will do on your behalf through the day. We rarely acknowledge how hard our body works for us, running all the systems from respiration to digestion non-stop. Bringing awareness and gratitude for your body will alone bring in improvements.
Clean the Face and Eyes: Eye Wellness
Fill the mouth with water, splash your face and eyes with cold water and rinse out your mouth. Mist Apply Rose Water around the eyes, and gently massage around the optical bone in a light movement from outside of the eye toward the nose and then through the eyebrows and just below on eye lids. Applying very light pressure you helps promote circulation, moving the lymph and inflammation. Blink your eyes 7 times and rotate your eyes in all directions. Dry the your face with a clean towel.
Proper Maintain Oral Hygiene & Clean the Tongue: Dental Wellness
It is important to take measures to prevent tooth and gum diseases, as they cause toxins in the mouth. These toxins can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. By adding antimicrobial herb such as Neem into your diet, you can deter infection. If you are not aware of what is appropriate for you, especially if you find you have an issue of bleeding gums, we suggest you consider an Ayurvedic Consultation to suggest appropriate herbs and dosage to maintain your proper oral health.
Always use a soft toothbrush and an astringent; and a pungent, and bitter toothpaste or powder. Proper teeth cleaning and hygiene is an important first step in for optimal health, as the mouth is the first part of the journey of the digestive process.
The surface of the tongue is also a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause infection in the teeth and gums and are often responsible for bad breath. Cleaning your tongue after brushing the teeth is part of a traditional Ayurvedic practice. The best tongue cleaners are made of copper or sterling steel. Sterling Silver tongue cleaners can be used by all but copper is most beneficial for kapha body type.
Drink Herbal Teas Throughout the Day: Internal System Wellness
Drinking Ginger & Lemon Zest™ Herbal Tea first thing in the morning helps to detoxify and encourages the digestive fire. This simple addition will awaken your senses and leave you feeling fresh and alert for at the start of your day.
During mid-morning, we suggest Cinnamon & Ginger Spice™ to continue the bodies awakening process of the body. This unique herbal formula will help stimulate the mind and body giving you the that extra boost, that so many of us falsely get from coffee or regular teas. This is an excellent tea to help support a healthy weight or and also aids in needed weight loss.
After lunch, refresh yourself with Saffron & Cardamom Delight™ herbal tea. This will create a space sense of calm, that is so much needed after the peak of the day. This also a great time to become mindful again of the body and create a renewed sense of gratitude for the day. It may very well be the needed required to reset your system to carry on with whatever life requires of you.
Lastly, about an hour before bedtime, have a cup of drink Orange & Fennel Bliss™ herbal tea. This tea will nourish the body, and prepare it for deep restful sleep. The tea will ease anxieties during anytime of the day; however it is most beneficial at the end close of the day. Drinking herbal teas is a great way to appropriately hydrate and support the body functions.
Gargling and Oil Pulling: Oral and Facial Wellness
To strengthen teeth, gums, and jaw, remove wrinkles from the cheeks and improve the voice, gargle twice a day with warm sesame oil. Hold the oil in your mouth, swish it around vigorously, then spit it out and gently massage the gums with a finger.
Nasal Cleansing & Drops (Nasya): Nasal Wellness
Nasal irrigation is suggested for those prone to congestion, suffer from allergies or as a preventative measure during cold and flu season. When using a neti pot, first lean over your sink and tilt your head sideways, keeping your chin and forehead at the same level. Next, breathe gently with your mouth open and insert the neti pot spout in your upper nostril. This movement will cause the saline solution to drain out of your lower nostril. Next, repeat the steps above on for the other side too.
With or without nasal cleansing, it is a good practice to put 3 to 5 drops of nasya oil into each nostril in the morning. This helps to lubricate the nose, clean the sinuses, and improve voice, vision, and mental clarity. Our nose is the door to the brain, so nose our nasal drops nourish prana and promote a clear mind.
Apply Oil to the Head & Body (Abhyanga): Skin Wellness
Rub warm oil over the head and body. Gentle, daily oil massage of the scalp using Brahmi based hair oils can bring happiness, as well as prevent headache, baldness, graying, and receding hairline. Oiling your body before bedtime will help induce sound sleep and keep the skin soft. Ayurveda Pura has curated oils to specially pacify and balance your dosha. They are quite easy to use with four unique formulas De-Stress, Re-Fresh, Re-Energise and Re-Balance. Massage with these oils is suggested just before bathing so that the herb infused oils can be absorbed well, nourishing the skin and help in a full system reset.
Here is a video regarding application of oil to the body:
Bathing: Body Hygiene
Bathing is cleansing and refreshing. It removes sweat, dirt, and fatigue, brings energy to the body and clarity to the mind. Oil massage prior to bathing is advisable for maximum benefit
Foods Appropriate For Season
What you consume is vitally important for your overall health and well-being. Due to the ever-increasing lack of rotation of crops our general locally sourced plant food is 80% less nutritious. It is beneficial to take supplements of Ayurvedic food like Chyawanprash and herbal capsules and powders like Turmeric, Triphala and Ashawagandha that are all full of anti-oxidants and natural vitamin sources. Consider supplementing your healthy diet with Ayurvedic foods to maximize your health and well-being potential.
We suggest eating locally sourced foods appropriate to the season, to be an important part of your daily diet routine.
Proper Rest: Sleep Wellness
Always attempt to go to sleep and wake up at consistently scheduled timings same time. Doing so will allow your body the required time for rest and repair. A chaotic rest schedule will unbalance the body and lend to impaired immune system or a natural defence to illness and disease.
If you find challenges during sleep, it is advisable to seek the advice of an Ayurvedic Practitioner. During a proper Ayurvedic consultation advice can be given in regards to imbalances that are causing the lack of ease in rest.
When you get proper rest, you achieve optimum health, experience happiness and more easily keep to a committed routine.
The above suggestions are very simple steps to achieving a healthy outlook on life. Once you consistently set and follow an Ayurvedic routine, it becomes effortless and you yourself, along with others will definitely observe a significant positive changes in your life. Try this routine for a month and let us know your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org