Ayurvedic medicine has a rich history, initially handed down by word of mouth, then recorded in Sanskrit in four sacred texts called the Vedas. This ancient practice of Ayurveda is all about connecting with ourselves and maintaining harmony and balance with the natural world. Ayurvedic rituals are not only aimed at preventing illnesses rather than simply curing them; they are also about how to live in a strong and energetic state. In India, more than 90 percent of the population uses some form of Ayurvedic medicine. Although it is becoming much more popular in the West, it is still considered an alternative medical treatment.
The theory behind this drug is that all areas of life affect a person’s health. In the Western world, we believe in using targeting tactics – generally prescription drugs – to cure specific ailments. Ayurveda sees the body as a whole. Like traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda is about the connection between mind, body and spirit.
The purpose of daily Ayurvedic rituals is to return the body to its original healthy state; True glowing beauty must be aided by health. The center of Ayurveda is ojasour life force, the nature of our health and happiness. They are our nectar, the sap in the tree is our body. Ojas gives us the ability to grow. When our ojas are strong, our bodies are toned and flexible, our skin is clear and bright, and our hair is shiny and healthy. Ojas also allow us to be filled with love and compassion.
However, the modern world has to pay the price in ojas. Constant stress, processed foods, technology, too much pressure and too much information drain and dry them out. When we restore them – through meditation, the food is healthy and in harmony with the universe – we become radiant.
Eliminate waste and toxins in the body helps ojas grow, because detox allows the system to be nourished. The aim of daily Ayurvedic practice is to improve your health. When your body is free of toxins, it can get healthy benefits from nutritious foods, masks and body oils. Instead of promoting harsh detox, all at once, Ayurveda applies several small methods daily or weekly to help ensure that your body is always effectively detoxifying and disposing of waste.
Practice Ayurvedic Self-care
Slowly incorporate these practices into your day. You can start with small things like incorporating fresh produce into your diet, massaging your feet before bed, or brushing dry skin in the morning. These Ayurvedic additions to your daily routine will help you continuously keep your body rhythmic and balanced. Once you understand your body, you can adjust certain practices.
1. Shave your tongue
Just picking your tongue every morning can give you clues about how well your digestive system is working. If your tongue has multiple membranes, that usually means there’s a lot of ama, or toxicity, in your system. With this Ayurvedic morning routine, you can assess the level of your system’s detox.
To scrape your tongue:
+ Use a stainless steel scraper (you can find it online or at most health food stores) or a spoon. Gently scrape from the back or base of the tongue forward until you shave the entire surface, which is usually completed anywhere between seven and fourteen swipes. This will remove any bacteria. The curettage stimulates the stomach and digestive enzymes to wake up and start working.
+ Gargle and do the oil pulling as your next morning Ayurvedic ritual.
2. Pull the oil
At night, when you sleep, your body will accumulate toxins while in a state of rest, cleaning. Pulling oil allows these toxins to be released. According to an Ayurvedic ritual, oil pulling should be done first thing in the morning, before you have anything to drink or eat. Coconut oil, sunflower oil, and sesame oil all work well, but coconut oil has the added benefit of whitening your teeth.
To practice oil pulling:
+ Take a teaspoon of oil and rinse your mouth for fifteen to twenty minutes (this is the recommended time, but sometimes I just do it for a few minutes to feel the whitening and whitening effects of coconut oil) ).
+ It is important to keep the oil in your mouth and not swallow it. You should also spit it out in the toilet or trash can, as it can clog the sink.
+ After the oil extraction is complete, brush your teeth or rinse your mouth well.
3. Dry brush
The skin is our largest organ and is responsible for 25% of the body’s detoxification capacity, however we tend to focus on our facial and self beauty care habits and hands when the whole body deserves respect and respect. In addition to being an Ayurvedic ritual practice, body brushing has been used over the ages in Scandinavia, Russia, Japan and Greece and by the Cherokee tribe (which used a dry cob), to name just a few. Brushing helps remove dead skin from the body, while stimulating the lymphatic and circulatory systems, helping the kidneys and liver release excess hormones that have accumulated in the organs.
Over time, dry brushing can prevent cellulite and help with collagen regeneration, and in the short term, it energizes and energizes you. When you are exfoliating, you are also asking for the release of what no longer serves you. Dry brushing is an Ayurvedic ritual that should be done before taking a shower or shower; Your skin should be dry.
To practice dry brushing:
+ Use a naturally bristled body brush (I like the one with copper to help balance the electromagnetic field), start with the legs and move upwards on the body.
+ Using long lines in the direction of your heart, brush each part of the body six times.
+ Brushing feels a bit painful but fine – like if you have a deep stretch.
+ To increase the detoxifying effect, take a cold bath.
In the West, we consider massage to be a special treatment, but for many people in India massage is a regular part of Ayurveda life and self-care. Babies and toddlers get massaged every day, and as they get a little older, they are taught how to massage their family members. Women get a daily massage for forty days after giving birth. Once you get used to the health and beauty benefits of massage, you wouldn’t be able to do it without them. Fortunately for our purses, Ayurveda considers a self-massage either abhyangaJust as beneficial as massaging others.
Take time once a week or daily if you can, to practice abhyanga, and you will soon see the benefits of this popular Ayurvedic ritual, including firm, glowing skin; improve circulation; decreased stiffness in the joints; and expel toxins from the body. It’s also a great way to get to know your body better. Use sesame, sunflower or almond oil for massage; It will become more luxurious if you pre-warm it in a pan of hot water.
To practice self massage:
+ Apply warm oil to your body, starting with your hands and feet. Use long swipes on your arms and legs and circular motions on your joints. Massage clockwise to release tension and cover areas like your neck and underarms to target lymph nodes.
+ Massage your abdomen and chest in a circular, clockwise motion. Follow the path of the intestines on your stomach, move up on the right side, then down to the left.
+ Apply oil to your crown chakra, facing outwards in a circular motion.
+ Dip your fingertips in the oil and massage your ears.
+ Massage the feet (but remember to wipe off the oil before walking).
+ During the massage, send loving intentions to your organs and show gratitude to your body for everything it does for you.
+ Allow yourself enough time for the oil to seep into your skin before dressing.
If you don’t have time for a full-scale massage, you can always grab a teaspoon of shea butter and massage your feet before bed. This is a form of acupressure and shea butter that helps moisturize dry skin. At the same time, you are honoring your feet – your foundation – and how much they help you throughout the day.
In ancient times, bathing was considered as a gift of health from the gods themselves. Making a bath one of your regular Ayurvedic rituals can be a therapeutic activity. Almost every evening, after I have finished my work, my daughter and my animals, I take a bath. Bathing is the perfect way to relax by yourself and give yourself a little bit of dignity. Bathing is cleansing and can boost physical and mental energy, eliminate negativity, and relax your body and mind. They are also a great way to immerse yourself in it therapeutic drugs of essential oils and other skin-friendly ingredients.
Relaxing mineral bath
One of my favorite relaxation baths for all doshas is the magnesium bath. Most of us are deficient in magnesium due to depleted food supplies as a result of overgrown beds. Magnesium is essential for healthy skin and hair, aids sleep, and can promote feelings of deep calm and happiness.
To make a bath:
+ 1 cup of flake magnesium
+ 10 drops of relaxing essential oil (I like chamomile or lavender)
+ Fill the tub with water of the ideal temperature. Add magnesium and essential oils before you step in. Soak for 20 minutes or more.
Excerpcheck with permission from The holistic beauty of Shiva Rose (Book of Artisans). Copyright © 2018.