With the modern lifestyle, it is very much essential for us to incorporate some daily rituals into our days which can help us distress quickly and bring ourselves back to balance and optimum health. The exhaustive lifestyle can sometimes exert too much pressure on us and put us off-balance.
Some Ayurvedic practices aim at bringing our body back to balance, which are:
- Go to bed on time – It is believed that the body detoxifies itself between 10 pm and 2 am, which is why Ayurveda recommends that to go to bed early and switch off devices an hour before you plan to sleep.
- Kick start your day with water – Right after waking up, it is recommended that you drink a glass of lukewarm water to kick start your metabolism for the day. This habit also aids the proper functioning of the organs.
- Maintain Oral Hygiene – Ayurveda lays a lot of emphasis on the maintenance of oral hygiene. Lots of toxins can build up on your tongue throughout the day. You can use a tongue scraper to get rid of these toxins and maintain healthy digestion. You can also gargle salt water to clear your throat.
- Massage – Ayurveda recommends massaging your body using warm oil to help you tone the muscles, keep your body and mind calm as well as relax the nervous system. Massaging your body for 15-20 minutes can make you feel rejuvenated from tip to toe.
- Yoga and meditation – Yoga is well known for its multifaceted benefits for overall health. It not only helps you maintain physical balance but also keeps your mental health in check. You should start with yoga and then move to breathe exercises like Pranayama, followed by a quiet meditation to relax you.
- Balanced Diet – Ayurveda suggests having three meals a day that should include various foods. It emphasizes having a light yet satisfying breakfast and making your lunch the biggest meal of the day.
- Eat slowly – The digestive process starts not in the stomach but in the mouth itself. Chewing is considered the first step of digestion. When we chew food, the enzymes produced by our salivary glands help in breaking down the food. Chew slowly so that your stomach has more time to signal your brain that you’re full.
Incorporating these rituals and following them religiously can easily impact your overall well-being.