What is Ayurveda and how does it work in your daily life

Ayurveda is an ancient science of medicine our sages of India developed thousands of years before, still continues to be one of the powerful health systems in the world. Ayurveda is not a mere system of healing; it is a science of life. It offers the wisdom designed by our sages to help people to stay healthy and vibrant and living to their fullest potential. One of the main and foremost beliefs of Ayurveda is we are what we eat, so it is important to watch we are putting it in our system.

Many of us have come across the concept of Ayurveda, but because of too many misconceptions we have encountered on it, we try to shield away from it. We think that practicing the teaching of Ayurveda in our real life is not for us as we don’t have enough time. Therefore we are here to share some easy ways by means of which we can make it work in our daily life.

Start your morning Dincharya with easy ayurvedic practices: Morning is a crucial time to kick starts your day. Start your day by drinking lukewarm water on an empty stomach to stimulate your bowel movement. Also, practice oil pulling with coconut oil or olive oil that will remove the toxin from your mouth, followed by your daily rituals. Practice the Abhyanga or massage yourself with warm oil to stimulate your lymphatic system.

Replace your regular coffee with herbal tea: Most people love to start their day with coffee as, according to them, it gives them a boost of energy, but it also dehydrates you that will make you more sluggish later. Opt for a warm cup of herbal detoxifying tea like ginger tea and fennel tea that will help in stimulating your digestion and remove bloating and have many additional benefits.

Exercise: Include exercise in your daily routine, whether It is cycling, gym, or yoga. It will help in increasing your blood circulation, resistance from diseases, and build strength. A good 30 to 45 minutes of exercise will keep you active and release endomorphin that elevates your mood. Exercising daily will help you in improving digestion, elimination, and also having a sound sleep.

According to your body type:

Vata body type: practice sun salutation slowly followed by cobra pose, cat-cow pose, and other gentle yoga poses.

Pitta body type: practice Chandra Namaskara in moderate pace followed by some calming yoga poses like bow pose, fish pose

Kapha body type: Practice sun salutation in fast pace followed by 3 to 4 repetitions of bridge pose and vinyasa yoga

Meditate: Take some time off from your daily routine and meditate. Practicing meditation even for 15 minutes can do wonder for you. Sit down in a calm place and close your eyes and breathe consciously. Let your thoughts flow, embrace them, and let go. If your mind started wandering, then turn your focus towards your breath. This will help you to get inner peace, and you will feel more rejuvenated and healed after it.

Take a diet according to your doshas: If you are a Vata body type, then include warm fluids like soup and stew in your diet regime. Consume food like coconut, zucchini, yogurt, wheat, nut, seeds and summer squash, etc.

Fruits: oranges, grapes, pineapple in moderate quantities are good for Vata doshas

Consume vegetables cooked in vegetable oil or ghee.

Pitta body type: If you pitta body type, then the best food for you is a little warm or cool. Eat cool food like salad; ice cream in hot weather is best for you. Vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, spinach are best for you. And, barley, wheat, and white rice in moderation are best for you.

For Kapha body type: Warm and light food is best for Kapha body type; Vegetables like beets, asparagus, broccoli and green leafy vegetables and barley, corn millet and rice in moderation is best for Kapha body type.

Take some time off from the gadgets: Whenever you have some spare time instead of spending time on the gadget, spend that time with nature. Gave up your gadgets, and spending some time with Mother Nature will soothe you from inside. When you surrender yourself to Mother Nature, you will calm you and make you forget your worries.