5 Simple Ways to Start an Ayurvedic LifestyleDr. Surya Bhagwati
What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Ayurveda? Herbs? Jadi Buti? Ayurvedic products? Meditation? Ayurveda is not just about these things but includes a self-aware Ayurvedic lifestyle, which incorporates four dimensions: senses, soul, mind, and body. From morning to bedtime, there is a full day of Ayurveda activities that promote a healthy and fulfilling life.
The best part of this is that you don’t have to make any big changes in your daily routine for your new Ayurvedic lifestyle. In fact, this post will give you five simple ways you can start living an Ayurvedic lifestyle that is in tune with nature and the soul within.
5 Easy Ways To Start Your Ayurvedic Lifestyle
1. Wake up early
One of the most important aspects of leading an Ayurvedic lifestyle is waking up in the wee hours of the morning.
Make sure you rise from your bed well before dawn, at around 4:30-5:00 a.m. This is the purest time of the day when the air is fresh with the sounds of the chirping of the birds and the absence of the sounds of the traffic.
It will help you reconnect with yourself and rejuvenate before you begin your day.
2. Follow an Ayurvedic diet throughout your day
Ayurveda pays special emphasis on your diet as the Ayurvedic school of thought believes that what goes inside the body manifests itself in an individual’s life. Thus, it is highly recommended that you watch what you eat. Include fresh, organic and seasonal fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Try to include green leafy vegetables like Spinach, kale and mustard greens in your meals. Fruits such as papaya, watermelon as well as citrus fruits like lemon, sweet lime, etc. are also to be consumed as frequently as possible.
It is advised that you stay away from oily and overly spicy junk food like fries and chips. Once you start including these healthy dietary habits in your day-to-day life, your body will automatically start giving out positive vibes, helping you develop good energy as well as getting rid of the toxins in your body.
You can also opt for Ayurvedic herbal medicines if you are looking for a specific treatment.
3. Have a evening wellness routine
Consume your dinner at least 3 hours before you go to bed. Your dinner must be light and nutritious, such as steamed veggies, dal, etc. Sip on hot water or herbal tea along with your meals.
Do some kind of enjoyable activity post-dinner, such as a leisurely walk, read a book, play with your pet, etc. Before you sleep, drink a glass of warm milk with a pinch of turmeric and ginger. This will help you sleep better and aids digestion. Take some oil and rub it on your feet, ear, and scalp for some relaxation.
You can also consume Ayurvedic medicine before you sleep. There are several Ayurvedic herbal medicines at Dr. Vaidya’s to promote a healthy sleep pattern. You can even consult our in-house doctor for more information.
4. Drink enough water
Everybody knows the benefits of water and yet they ignore its importance.
Water helps flush out the harmful toxins from the body. Drink 7-8 glasses of water every day, it will help you maintain a great level of health and also save you some money in the future.
Herbal teas could also be your new best friend. They are made caffeine-free and helps to balance one’s doshas. You can safely consume them while having a meal, between meals at any time of the day. It is a perfect way to relax and unwind.
5. Get some much-needed ‘Me-Time’ for an Ayurvedic lifestyle
Extroverts and outgoing people might not understand the concept of being alone for a prolonged period of time or understand solitude as much as introverts.
It is essential to devote some time to yourself and tune in to see what is happening in your body and mind. 20 minutes of meditation can be an escape route from the busy lifestyle you lead! You can start slow, say just 5 minutes in the beginning and you will notice its several benefits, such as it reduces stress, improves concentration, increases self-awareness, makes you happy, etc.
You can also opt for Ayurvedic Products like Unmadvati if you are experiencing anxiety or stress.