It is everyone’s desire to live a healthy and healthy life, but no one likes to go to the doctor for every small problem. In such a situation, instead of allopathy, other medical methods are proving more effective nowadays. Where no one understands to take homeopathy medicine without doctor’s advice, Ayurveda is such a medical system which is being liked a lot not only in the country but also abroad. Here, Dr. Pratap Chauhan, Director, Jiva Ayurveda, tells us about 10 such easy-to-follow methods mentioned in Ayurveda, by following which we can not only stay healthy (Ayurveda in Everyday Life), but can also enjoy life to the fullest with happiness.
1. Waking up Early and Going to Bed Early
According to Ayurveda, it is said to wake up with the sun and go to sleep early. In the morning (Ayurveda in Everyday Life), there is more sattvik element in nature in the morning. Waking up early keeps your mind calm which helps in keeping all the doshas of your body in balance. People who wake up and sleep early, their digestion is also fine and they are more organized than people who wake up late and wake up late.
2. Clean Up
When you wake up in the morning, brush your teeth and clean your tongue. Along with this, chew some sesame seeds by putting them in your mouth, so that sesame oil can oil your mouth. This improves the health of your mouth and kills the bacteria present in the mouth.
3. Keep your Stomach Clean
The routine of cleaning your stomach by going to the toilet in the morning prevents many diseases. If you face any problem in cleaning the stomach in the morning, then before sleeping at night, drink a glass of lukewarm water by adding one spoon of desi ghee or Triphala powder.
Make it a habit to meditate for about 15 to 20 minutes every day. This will help you to gather ideas about the work of the day and will give you the strength to tackle any challenge calmly.
5. Gap 4-5 Hours between Meals
According to Ayurveda, a distance of about 4-5 hours should be kept between breakfast, lunch and dinner (Ayurveda in Everyday Life). This means that before any food is completely digested, ama (toxic material) begins to build up from the next meal. Food should be taken only when one is hungry. To increase your appetite, you can eat a piece of ginger with salt and lukewarm water.
6. Do Your Own Massage
Abhyanga in Ayurveda means own massage. According to this, every person should massage himself with hot oil once a week. Gently massage your head and body with warm oil to touch. With daily massage of your scalp, you are happy and at the same time stay away from headache. Another advantage of this is that there is no baldness, graying of hair and further hair loss. The advantage of body massage before sleeping at night is that it helps you to sleep well and your skin remains soft.
7. Eat Food Carefully
Many people nowadays take mobile in hand while eating food or keep watching TV. Due to being focused on other things while eating, the body is not able to digest the food well. Digestion of food begins in the mouth, so food must be chewed thoroughly before swallowing. If possible, while having food, one should sit on the ground or plank in the posture of Sukhasana by making a palathi and after having food, one should sit in the position of Vajrasana for five minutes, so that digestion can be helped.
8. Know Your Structure
Do Vata, Pitta and Kapha tests to know about your body composition. Those people fall more sick who follow a lifestyle that is against their structure. Know your structure and behave accordingly, you will always remain healthy.
9. Eat Light and Fresh
Always eat freshly cooked food which is light and easily digestible. Stale, frozen or stored food is not healthy. If you drink cold water in between while eating, then stop doing so, because it is not good for your health. Yes, if needed, you can take sips of buttermilk slowly.
10. Those who can eat, can also apply
Instead of applying chemical products to your skin and hair, apply the things you eat. Like Amla, Neem, Papaya, Banana, Turmeric, Aloe Vera etc. These products are great for the skin as well as the hair and also take good care of them.
(Dr. Pratap Chauhan, TV personality, Ayurvedic doctor and public speaker.)