Are you lacking the energy to get up in the morning and hit your gym classes/ yoga sessions? Do you feel drained out at the end of the day? Do you have trouble concentrating all the time? Do you feel mentally tired after completing the simplest tasks? Well, you are not alone. Long work hours, poor sleep quality, and the absence of a daily exercise regime in our daily routine can make our bodies sluggish and age faster.
Sounds scary? Worry not! The Ayurveda has secrets that can benefit your body in more ways than one. Read on!
For glowing skin
First of all, say no to chemicals! Various Ayurvedic herbs can improve your skin texture naturally. Sandalwood (Chandan) is one of the best Ayurvedic skin soothers. It has a calming effect on your skin and can be used to improve skin tone. One should include iron-rich foods like beetroot, carrots, or pomegranate that act as natural blood purifiers.
Protip: Prepare a paste of one teaspoon of sandalwood powder with one teaspoon of turmeric and a few drops of rose water for a quick and refreshing DIY face mask this weekend!
For strong hair
According to Ayurveda, hair loss is typically caused due to Pitta hormonal imbalances. Bhringraj (also known as the king of herbs) oil is the ultimate solution for all your hair woes. It works as a great natural conditioner, strengthens roots, and stops hair fall. Coconut water is rich in calcium which also promotes hair growth.
Protip: To balance the Pitta Dosha, you should include cool and sweet foods like coconut oil, buttermilk, cinnamon, and fruits such as melons, grapes, and pomegranates.
For better immunity
According to Maharishi Ayurveda, when the digested food transforms into Ojas in our body, it gives us strength and builds our defense mechanisms. However, when it creates Ama, it lowers our immunity.
Spices play an important role in boosting our immunity by supporting various functions. For example, cumin burns Ama, turmeric helps detoxify, and black pepper clears the passage for Ojas to reach all cells and deep tissues.
Protip: Have a glass of turmeric milk every night. It’s a great immunity booster that supplies essential antioxidants to the body for better strength and vigor.
For stomach issues
Ayurveda provides simple solutions to most stomach problems like indigestion, gas, and bloating. It could be as simple as ensuring that you sit and eat, and your stomach needs to be relaxed to function effectively. Most stomach problems occur when Agni or your digestive fire is weak. Therefore it is an excellent practice to ignite it before eating your meals.
Protip: You can consume a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger with a few drops of lime and a pinch of salt. This will help activate the salivary glands to produce the necessary digestive enzymes that aid digestion and absorption of the food you eat.
For weight loss
Your digestive system should be strong and active to speed up your weight loss. Ayurveda suggests eating your largest meal of the day at noon when the Agni is at its strongest. One of the common and easiest tips for weight loss is to sip warm water whenever you are thirsty. It raises your body’s temperature and, therefore, metabolism. This allows your body to burn more calories.
Protip: Drink lemon juice with warm water daily in the morning. This will help boost the digestive system and aid weight loss.
The ancient practices of Ayurveda focus on life, longevity, and overall well–being–whether physical, mental, or spiritual. As a science of self-healing, Ayurveda encompasses various lifestyle regimens, diets, and medicinal herbs to help you attain optimum health.