With many people searching for natural treatment, Ayurveda is the option that comes to mind. Many patients come to me asking, “Dr. Ankit, what could be a power Ayurvedic routine?” If you’re also looking forward to follow an Ayurvedic routine then this guide will help you to easily adapt this ancient science!
Ayurveda's fundamental concepts
The three forms of dosha and their basics:
Ayurvedic medicine is focused on three principal forms of body. These are Vata, Pitta, Kapha, and find a balance between these particular energizing powers. These help to which are the best activities, foods, and herbs for you.
A Vata type is restless in body and mind. Thus, to maintain stability and balance it may require more calming activities and foods. Kapha is often slower and sedentary and requires more lightening and agility to prevent leniency and lethargy.
Seeking harmony across Ayurveda’s 20 qualities.
According to Ayurveda, there are 20 main qualities to be discussed when avoiding or treating imbalances. Every individual quality has an opposite quality, so often, ten pairs of opposites are named. If you are overweight, your everyday diet and activities will boost the opposite level of lightness.
Digestion is all!
If a patient of some sort is treated in Ayurveda, it is often the first step to treat the digestive fire. This is belief that any condition is due to a kind of digestive imbalance. A balanced digestive fire is also similar to a healthy body and mind. To avoid imbalance or to cure any disease, you also have to look at digestion first.
When you choose to follow an ayurvedic lifestyle, this means that the digestive fire must be improved and a toxin produced in your body eliminated. There can be no real equilibrium and well-being without this vital element!
A balanced body, mind, and spirit are part of total health.
While physical health is always what we are looking for, we do know in Ayurveda that without balancing the body, mind, and spirit, we cannot get perfect health. Yes, 99% of all illnesses and conditions are of psychological origin.
Here are some clear guidelines to begin with these four critical principles to consider. It would be better to follow these guidelines one at a time as you start, and proceed with flexibility, wisdom and ease to make the required adjustments.
Five simple ways to create a powerful Ayurvedic routine
Know your body in an Ayurvedic context.
Because Ayurvedic medicine is based primarily on three doshas, it is important to discover your predominant dosha if you want to follow an Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle. For certain people, this is very easy to discover. However, it is also normal for multiple doshas to echo, making the response a little more complicated. In reality, two doshas can be equally powerful in your constitution.
For instance, Pitta styles would like to avoid excessive exposure to direct sunlight, overuse of sauna and heating practices like hot baths and to avoid fatty fried foods, spicy foods and heat foods like cayenne pepper.
Easy steps to begin Ayurvedic diet.
Whether you know or not your dosha type, you can begin to follow some of the basic principles of Ayurvedic food in your everyday life.
- Avoid refined and processed food and eat homemade meals.
- Eat on a balanced and regular meal plan; do not skip meals.
- Lunch should be your heaviest meal, and dinner should be your lightest meal.
- Sip between meals on hot water
Following simple rules such as these regularly, your digestive fire will improve your health and well-being.
Start building routine in your everyday life.
There is continuity and practice in Ayurveda. One of the most important aspects of integrating Ayurveda into your life is to build and stick with a balanced everyday routine.
Few things to do:
- Try to develop a healthy and fixed sleep schedule.
- Provides a balanced meal, consuming breakfast at about 7 a.m., lunch at about 12 p.m. and dinner before 6 p.m.
- Start every morning by scraping your tongue and drinking a cup of hot lemon water.
- Take a 10 minutes restorative yoga or meditation every night.
Allow a routine practice of meditation, yoga and basic breathing techniques.
Because Ayurveda considers the equilibrium of mind, body and consciousness to be total health, we must look beyond our physical bodies to maintain true health. The most effective way to heal is by practicing gentle yoga, meditation and pranayama every day. Read this blog here to understand meditation and to be able to meditate effectively for your well being.
Introduce yourself to your everyday life.
Ayurvedic medicine is about respecting yourself by taking time. We get so busy that we do need to give ourselves quality time. Therefore, an excellent way to welcome you into an ayurvedic lifestyle is to spend some time per day with your nutritional self-care operation.
You will start to find order, harmony and safety in your day-to-day lives by creating these five clear guidelines (and be consistent with them!). Throughout your everyday life, making such changes will certainly leave you with more time, stamina and mental clarity.