Ayurveda: The key to lifelong wellbeing
Posted on August 23, 2021

Ayurveda originated in India about 5,000 years ago and is an ancient wellness practice that has many practical applications even to this day. In Sanskrit, Ayur means life and Veda means science. It literally translates to "the science of life."

The ayurvedic diet offers guidelines that promote mindful eating and foods that are appropriate for your dosha. The energy of each dosha helps prevent or manage diseases, determine what best to eat to boost health, and maintain overall health and wellbeing by leading an Ayurveda life.

Ayurvedic medicine is made purely out of natural ingredients & seeks to create a strong & healthy body through a series of beneficial lifestyle practices. This includes proper sleep, intuitive eating, and mindful living. Ayurvedic diet sees that you'll eat minimally processed foods and practice mindful eating rituals, which promote weight loss while improving health. People consider it to be quite a safe and effective alternative to western biomedicine. With most chemicals used in western medicines having side effects, people are slowly leaning towards improved ways to heal and stay healthy. 

 

Ways to incorporate Ayurveda into your life

1. 7-8 hours uninterrupted sleep

The human body detoxifies and resets between the hours of 10 pm and 2 am, so it is recommended you go to bed early rather than sleep in late. As per Ayurveda, one needs to wake up with the sun to create synchronicity of your biological clock with the natural world. This will prevent a clogging of energy that leads to a tired body, poor absorption of minerals & ultimately poor health.

2. Early Morning routines

Drinking 2 glasses of lukewarm water and having a healthy bowel movement is important for the proper functioning of vital organs. Making it a routine will keep the body fit and healthy.

3. Oral hygiene

A large part of Ayurveda benefits depends on oral hygiene. Good Ayurvedic practices include removing the deposited layer of toxins on the tongue by gently scraping it off with the brush or with a tongue cleaner. Using herbal toothpaste and gargling with salt water is also healthy.
 

4. Warm-up with Abhyanga

Abhyanga is the healthy practice of massaging the body with warm body oils to warm up the muscles. Rubbing warm, herbal oils in different patterns across the body will stimulate blood flow and get the muscles ready for the day’s activities.

5. Practise Yoga

Pranayama and Yoga are interconnected with Ayurveda on many levels. Starting the day with a few sun salutations or your favourite yoga pose will help you to maintain focus throughout the day. Pranayama, a meditative breathing exercise can help to enhance your connection with your mind. Ending the day with meditation is also helpful for destressing.

6. Medicated Baths

Taking a bath after your busy day, preferably with herbal soap, is an Ayurvedic practice that is believed to promote good health by helping you relax and remove pollutants.

7. Consume food judicially

The food that we eat either helps or hurts us. It is recommended to eat only three meals a day, starting with a light healthy breakfast. The lunch should be the largest meal so your body has sufficient time in the day to fully digest and harness the energy. A light dinner containing vegetables and whole foods will help to fuel your body and avoid discomforts like indigestion.
 

Ayurveda, digestion, and detoxification for a healthy life

As per Ayurveda, the cause of diseases is the accumulation of toxins in our bodies. Expelling these impurities will allow the body to cure the diseases naturally. Ayurveda therapy in Dubai suggests the following steps to be included as part of your lifestyle

 

Eat clean & fresh: Say yes to a healthy life by going organic. 

The consumption of deeply fried, refined, processed and packaged foods on a daily basis are the most common reasons for toxin accumulation in various parts of the body. Too much oil, salt and sugar can act as toxins and can do more harm than good. Not only that, pesticide sprayed products of the soil can be similarly harmful to your body. 

Before beginning to detoxify your body, it is essential to lighten the burden that you have been putting on the body. Choose vegetables and organic fruits rather than consuming industry processed foods. 

Drink plenty of water: Avoid kidney stones.

There’s nothing better than water for detoxifying your body. Water is helpful in the removal of unwanted toxins and needs to be consumed in plenty. It is advisable to consume 6-8 litres of water every day. Along with the removal of impurities, it helps in weight loss, alleviates skin issues and boosts one’s energy levels. Alternatively, put some mint leaves, oranges, strawberries and lemons to make a detox drink that is not only healthy but tasty too.

Start exercising: Avoid lethargy

Regular exercising is a sure shot way to achieve a healthy body. The skin eliminates unwanted toxins while exercising through sweat. The skin is capable of removing metals like lead, arsenic, and mercury through sweat and is an equally effective way of detoxification just like defecation and urination. 

Try fasting: It regulates the fat buildup

Instead of having heavy meals every day, try surviving on fruits and vegetables for a day or two. This will help adequate rejuvenation by giving your digestive tract a break. A fruit/vegetable only diet would provide ample rest to your gut. Also, fasting by only drinking water for the whole day and having a light dinner will help maintain the fat content in the body.

Consume tea: Nothing can beat a cup of tea

Tea is extremely rich in antioxidants and is known to help slow down cell damage. This ensures that the body is maintained in a more youthful state. Among various flavours of tea, green tea is probably the safest choice healthwise. It contains a type of flavonoid called catechin, which is an antioxidant & expedites metabolism. Black tea also offers many detox benefits. Consuming tea without sugar is ideal.

 

Live a healthy life with Dr Jasnas Ayurveda

Dr Jasnas Ayurveda Clinic in Dubai has the most effective Herbal treatment in Dubai. Dr Jasna is a Golden Visa holder for her commitment and passion in the field of Ayurveda and is considered to be the best ayurvedic doctor in Dubai. Consult for any ailments that you have to get a holistic treatment.