Living an Ayurvedic Lifestyle

Ayurvedic LifestyleLong before conventional medicine proved there is a mind-body connection, those living an Ayurvedic lifestyle experienced excellent health. The centuries-old Hindu practice has benefitted millions.

Thought to be more than 5,000 years old, Ayurveda teaches that the body and mind can heal themselves when they are brought into balance. This can be accomplished by living an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Start engaging in the following 10 activities and practices, and your mind, body, and soul will enjoy peace, harmony, and health.

    • Enjoy fresh, raw foods. When nature’s foods are processed, frozen, packaged and canned, they lose a lot of the natural intelligence that communicates with your body and tells it how to be well. Whole, raw, organic foods are as close to their natural state as possible, they keep toxins and poisons from entering your body, and they are full of the minerals and nutrients you need to stay healthy.
    • Take a walk with someone you care about. Walking is considered what Ayurveda calls a tridoshic exercise. It balances all 3 doshas while putting minimum strain on your body. Walk in nature and you calm your mind while rewarding your senses.
    • Drink filtered water all day long. Water flushes away ama, the Ayurvedic word for toxins. Filtered water limits the possibility of consuming impurities and heavy metals.
    • Drink herbal tea. Organic, caffeine-free teas made with natural herbs and spices relax your mind, lower stress levels and refresh your body.
    • Breathe deeply. Be mindful of your breath, paying attention to the process of breathing deeply. Do this several times a day.
    • Wake up before the sun rises. This gives you time to truly experience your life, and to put into practice Ayurvedic techniques that can heal your mind, body and spirit.
    • Get to bed earlier than usual. Ayurvedic healers value good sleep and the benefits it offers to your brain and your body, and if you’re going to wake up early, you need to head to bed early as well.
    • Have a simple conversation with someone you care about. Ayurvedic medicine preaches, and modern science has proven, that being around those you love lowers stress, causes the release of chemicals which make you feel happy, and lowers blood pressure.
    • Practice self-massage. Rub warm, herb-infused oil over all your skin, massaging and kneading your entire body. This relaxes, hydrates and heals your skin.
    • Eat cooked apples upon rising, at least 30 minutes before breakfast. This produces ojas, a digestion enhancer which Ayurvedic medicine teaches us boosts your immune system and vitality.

Modern doctors will talk to you about “managing” your disease. They will prescribe medications that often don’t cure, and simply slap a bandage on your symptoms. Sometimes this leads to a lifelong health problem and addiction to chemicals and medications that have negative side-effects. An Ayurvedic lifestyle teaches you how to live your life so that your mind, spirit and body are in balance, and the effect is overall health and well-being.

4 COMMENTS

  1. What an interesting read! I practice most of these daily, but I find drinking teas especially helpful. Tea helps decrease my anxiety levels.

  2. I have had great interest in learning more about Ayurveda, have bought several books, and applied some recommendations including some mentioned here. Thanks for the information.

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