In part one of our feature about living an Ayurvedic lifestyle, we’re sharing 8 easy-to-follow tips and tricks to make incorporating Ayurveda into your daily life fuss-free.
Breathe. Various studies have shown that deep breathing relaxes the mind. Pay attention to your breathing, filling the lungs with air slowly and steadily, then gradually exhale.
Drink a glass of water. This helps to expel toxins that have gathered in the body and aids digestion.
Take a walk. Ayurveda focuses on balancing all three doshas. There is no need to overexert oneself to do well by the body. Walking calms the mind and sharpens the senses.
Prepare a fresh, homemade lunch using natural ingredients. Processed foods are unhealthy and difficult to digest and create ama - toxic deposits. This is not surprising given that they contain chemical preservatives. Enjoy your meal without any disturbances and concentrate your mind and senses on the task at hand.
Drink a glass of milk. Trouble sleeping after a stressful day? A glass of warm milk - preferably fresh, organic milk - with a pinch of cardamom does wonders to calm the mind and body.
Take a break. It’s that simple. Find a quiet place, close your eyes and concentrate on your inner being - your body. Slowly inhale and exhale. Do so several times a day and you will soon benefit from the positive effects.
Enjoy a herbal tea. A caffeine-free tea helps with relaxation. Various tea blends are available for your individual dosha.
Converse with a loved one. Whether it be your sister or best friend, taking the time to chat to a loving person has a positive effect on our soul and fill our bodies with energy.