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Improve Health through Ayurveda

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Jun 27, 2011
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Ayurveda has slowly gained prominence because it is trusted system of healing that has no side effects at all. It is often used in conjunction with conventional medicine. As ayurveda is a holistic, curative and preventative system of health it has both physical and psychological benefits and improves health by balancing the mind, body and spirit. Read on to know how to improve health through ayurveda.


Determine Your Dosha type: Based on the concept of energy Ayurveda considers that there are three basic energy types called doshas, which are present in every person. All of us have all the three doshas, however only 1or 2 are actually dominant. You can practice ayurvedic principles of living healthy by consulting an ayurvedic practitioner to determine your dosha or constitution or prakriti.


Follow Ayurvedic Diet: To do this you will have to establish your dosha type. This can guide you on the foods that you should consume and the foods that you should avoid. Following the ayurvedic diet usually does not cost more than you would normally spend on groceries. Ayurveda recommends having the largest meal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and a small breakfast and small dinner. In addition all six tastes should be incorporated in each meal (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent).


Follow Healthy Sleeping Habits: Maintain healthy sleeping habits by sleeping early (before 10 p.m.) and waking early (before 6 a.m).


Have a Healthy Morning: In the morning drink a warm glass of water with lemon juice. Massage yourself with warm oil (especially the limbs, the joints, and abdomen). Indulge in some type of medication every day. Do exercises daily (before 10 a.m.). Avoid doing exercises in the middle of the day, or before bedtime.


Yoga and meditation: Regular practice of yoga and meditation has several benefits. You will surely notice improvement in your awareness, physical health, mental stability and your ability to deal with stress. Yoga is considered good for spiritual growth as well. Meditation also has several benefits. It clears your mind, improves your awareness and leads to a healthier mind and body.

You can learn yoga and meditation by joining classes or from videos, books and web sites.
Ayurveda is not only a type of medical science for the treatment of a disease; it can be considered as a way of life that promotes a happy, healthy and disease free long life. Your active participation is needed for being healthy as most ayurvedic principles require changes in diet, lifestyle, and habits.

 

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