5 Benefits Of The Ayurveda Lifestyle: Live A New Life
The Ayurveda lifestyle is a natural healing system that was created more than 5,000 years ago and has survived until our time. Many have considered it to be the oldest healing science in recorded history. So it’s certainly surprising that it’s still used and continues to demonstrate its effectiveness. People in India have relied on the Ayurvedic tradition for millennia to cure all kinds of illnesses, from infertility to digestive problems. But over the last few years, thanks to the resurgence of complementary health practices and natural alternatives, Ayurveda has managed to expand worldwide.
According to a 2015 report published by the University of Maryland Medical Center, Ayurvedic medicine can treat inflammatory, hormonal, digestive and immune disorders, including:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Anxiety or depression
- Menstrual cramps
- Hypertension and cholesterol
- Problems caused by menopause
- Parkinson’s disease
Ayurvedic herbs, practices, and recommendations – including yoga and meditation – have also proven to be an excellent remedy for acne, constipation, chronic fatigue, and muscle aches. Here are some benefits of following an Ayurvedic lifestyle.
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1) Improved Concentration
The Ayurveda lifestyle is grounding, which allows us to focus more in the present and worry less about the future. When we slow down, we get to know and understand our bodies and the way in which our natural constitutions require balance. A balanced diet and lifestyle that soothes our mind allows easier, more focused concentration. Mental balance is no less important than physical balance, and Ayurvedic practices are designed to improve both.
Working under pressure, as most of us do, aggravates vata and produces stress. This vata imbalance affects the joints first, which makes sense because we often notice high-stress levels by sore, clenched jaws. Diet and an Ayurvedic lifestyle alleviate stress.
3) Revitalizing energy
We all do things that unbalance our bodies and minds, which lead to sluggishness and lethargy. While coffee and other stimulants might work in a pinch, Ayurveda offers a comprehensive, long-term approach to revitalizing energy. So Ayurvedic practices and routines help ensure that we get enough rest. Cleansing practices like Panchakarma help eliminate toxins and heaviness so that we feel fresh and alive throughout the day.
When you are relaxed, you feel comfortable and content in mind and body, which is an important benchmark for physical, mental and spiritual balance. So whether using self-massage practices or using a professional, these practices, especially when enhanced with Ayurvedic oils and various heat sources, help remove excess vata that causes stress.
We wear the signs of our health on our faces. Through maintaining a healthy balance between vata, pitta, and kapha, we reduce the anxieties that wear out our bodies. This balance creates a healthy, youthful body and youthful mind as we age. By being mindful of what we eat, the way we live, and the way we handle stress, we can maintain and promote the balance in our lives so vital to the dynamic expression of life.
6 ways to Find Balance
An Ayurveda lifestyle encourages a balanced state of being to support good health. This balanced state includes harmonizing the mind, body, and spirit. The following list of tips can help you get your balance on.
1) Cultivate a positive attitude
You cannot choose your experiences in your everyday life, whether it is a traffic jam or a rainbow. But you can always cultivate an attitude of looking at the brighter side of things and not ingest the toxicity of any experience.
2) Align yourself with nature
Natural biorhythms are constantly affecting our mind and body. Our conscious efforts follow a daily routine and seasonal routine will help us prevent any imbalance. Mother Nature is a true reservoir of energy, and there is no reason for us to feel tired and fatigued. Connecting with vibrant elements of nature dispels depression and fills our life with hope, joy, and abundant positive energy.
3) Sensory regulation
Don’t let your senses take you for a wild ride. According to Ayurveda, sensory overuse and abuse is the first stage to create any imbalance and disease. It weakens your mind and makes you prone to recurring mistakes of intellect. Regulating sensory cravings will create a stable intellect, which is most important for making life-nourishing decisions. A daily practice of meditation will help you achieve that rather effortlessly.
We are like a colorful tapestry woven together of our environment and our senses, along with our body, mind, and spirit. We are a network of energy and information in a vast ocean of energy and information. So keeping the body clean is the first step towards feeling vital and energetic.
5) Keep all the moving parts moving
Transformation and change are constant in the body. Physical exercise and movement will improve circulation aid in detoxification and will cultivate a feeling of lightness and stability. Medical research says, “An aging heart leads to an aging brain”. Daily exercise alone is one of the most powerful anti-aging activities that connect your heart and brain.
6) Nourish yourself with good food
Eat food that is filled with Prana, Chi, Mana or life energy — food that is made in and made by Mother Nature. Ayurveda lifestyle is a philosophy of life that teaches us how to maintain balance amidst change. Vitality is often correlated with Ojas, which is the collective essence of all the seven tissues and is responsible for radiant health. Respecting our Agni (digestive fires), building ojas and cultivating a spiritual outlook are the keys for a Vital Life.
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