Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Embrace Wellness With Ayurvedic Health Tips – Insights From Wellhealth

Introduction:

The Traditional Indian Medical System Known As Ayurveda Provides A Comprehensive Approach To Health And Wellness. Through Natural Techniques, It Stresses Equilibrium In The Body, Mind, And Soul. You Can Live A Better, More Balanced Life With The Help Of Wellhealth’s Extensive Ayurvedic Health Suggestions. This Tutorial Will Go Over These Suggestions In Detail, Covering A Range Of Ayurvedic Topics From Lifestyle And Nutrition To Particular Treatments And Practices.

Knowledge Of Ayurveda:

The Trio Of Doshas:

• Vata, Pitta, And Kapha Are The Three Doshas: On Which Ayurveda Is Predicated. These Are The Energies That Control Our Thought And Physical Functions.

• You Can Modify Your Diet And Lifestyle To Maintain Balance By Being Aware Of Your Dominant Dosha.

The Value Of Equilibrium:

• According To Ayurveda, Health Is Characterised By Harmony Between Our Surroundings And Ourselves As Well As Balance Between The Body, Mind, And Spirit.

• Maintaining Homeostasis Is Essential Since An Imbalance In The Doshas Can Result In Sickness.

Ayurvedic Food Suggestions:

Consume Food Based On Your Dosha:

Vata: Prefer Warm, Moist, And Nourishing Foods Such As Cooked Grains, Soups, And Stews. Avert Raw, Cold, And Dry Foods.

 Pitta: Go For Hydrating, Cooling Items Like Fresh Fruit, Salads, And Milk. Eat Fewer Fried, Salty, And Spicy Meals.

Kapha: Choose Foods That Are Light, Warm, And Dry, Such As Steamed Veggies And Lentils. Steer Clear Of Heavy, Sweet, And Greasy Foods.

Intentional Consumption:

• To Aid In Better Digestion, Eat In A Serene Setting.

• Give Food A Good Chew And Enjoy Every Bite.

• Eat Till You Are Content But Not Overindulged.

Herb And Spice Use:

• Spices That Balance The Doshas And Promote Better Digestion Include Coriander, Cumin, Ginger, And Turmeric.

• Use Herbs From Ayurveda, Such As Brahmi, Triphala, And Ashwagandha, To Promote General Wellness.

Lifestyle Advice From Ayurveda:

Monsoons are the perfect time to enjoy the pleasant weather with a cup of hot masala chai and pakodas (deep-fried fritters), steaming hot momos, or a roasted bhutta (corn on the cob). And yet, this weather brings with it a spate of unwelcome guests in the form of infections like diarrhea, dysentery, cold, fungal and bacterial infections, etc. ruining the mood for you. There’s nothing wrong with indulging once in a while to please your palate as long as you keep your regular eating habits and lifestyle in check. In fact, Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of good health recommends following the appropriate Ritucharya, which is nothing but changing our diet and lifestyle patterns according to the changes in seasons. So we waded through all the guidelines suggested by Ayurveda and squeezed out the most basic and important healthcare tips for you to breeze through the monsoons without a hitch.

To begin with, let’s understand the logic and science behind this concept of Ritucharya. According to Ayurveda, the year is divided into 2 solstices based on the position of the sun to the North or South of the earth’s equator.

  • Uttarayan (Northern solstice): This consists of 6 months called adan (taking away) kala as the strong, ascending sun and winds during this period takes away the cooling qualities of the earth and diminish the energy of its creatures. The 3 seasons of the adan kala are Shishir(late winter), Basant (spring) and Grishma (summer) and they last for 2 months each.
  • Dakshinayan (Southern solstice): The 6 month-period of this solstice is called the visarga (sending forth) kala. As the sun descends, the moon becomes dominant and cools the earth with lowering of temperature, clouds, rain and cold winds and discharge or send forth energy to the living beings. The three seasons during this visarga kala are varsha (Monsoon), Sharad (autumn) and Hemant (winter)

Top 3 Ayurvedic Health Care Tips For Monsoons:

So, the monsoon season, which comes immediately after the draining summer months, brings back life and energy to the Earth. However, since varsha ritu is the first season of the Visarga kala, it is a transitional season and the bala or strength of all creatures is yet quite low. According to Ayurveda, it is characterized by vata prakopa (aggravation) and pitta sanchaya (accumulation). This imbalance in the doshas affects the digestion process and makes it slow and sluggish. And when your digestion and metabolism is affected, immunity is compromised. This brings about various ailments such as body ache, acidity, pain in the joints. flatulence, indigestion, loss of appetite, cold and cough.

The cool and damp environment is an ideal incubator for fungal and bacterial growth, which cause many air-borne and water-borne diseases like diarrhea, gastroenteritis  etc.

Therefore, it is a crucial time to work on our immunity and change our dietary patterns and lifestyle according to what Ayurveda prescribes (Varsha Ritucharya). This will not only strengthen our immunity but also help us combat monsoon-related diseases effectively.

Diet:

Keep that belly light:

Our digestive fire in the rainy season is quite low and it takes more time to digest even the food that you would normally eat without a problem. Over-eating and indulging in rich food is a complete no-no if you want to prevent indigestion, flatulence or bloating.  Completely avoid very spicy, oily, sour and acidic foods like pickles, chutneys etc. as they may cause acidity. As a rule, have a couple of pieces of ginger sprinkled with rock salt just before your meals. This will help improve digestion.

Eat Natural, not raw:

Avoid foods that are cold, dry or raw like salads, juices, soft drinks etc. as they further slow down the digestive process. Opt for lightly-cooked or steamed foods only. Raw foods are not only difficult to digest but have a high risk of carrying bacteria and other pathogens which can cause stomach infections like vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. Intake of leafy vegetables and non-vegetarian food like meat and fish should preferably be given a miss during the rainy season for the same reason. Avoid processed foods loaded with unknown, harmful fats and preservatives and include old grains like wheat, barley, rice, green gram and lentils in your daily diet

Home-cooked meals are the best:

Avoid eating out and try to eat freshly-prepared food at home as far as possible. We know street food is absolutely tempting, but even if you are sure of the hygiene standards maintained while cooking it, the food is still susceptible to germs and bacteria due to its being sold in the open for long periods of time.

Eat warm:

Increase intake of warm foods like soups and sip warm water throughout the day. This will help boost metabolism and keep you hydrated. Warm, sour and salted vegetable, meat and dal soups help increase immunity.

When and how:

you consume food is as important as what you consume according to Ayurveda. You may consume buttermilk instead of curd but only during the daytime. On the other hand, milk should not be taken during the day but one can have a glass of hot turmeric milk at bedtime. Cow milk is lighter to digest and should be preferred over buffalo milk.

Cook light:

using light vegetable oils like olive, sunflower or ghee  instead of heavier ones like mustard and groundnut oils or butter.

All that’s bitter is gold:

Bitter-tasting vegetables like karela (bitter gourd), fenugreek, neem and turmeric offset the effects of aggravated pitta and help in keeping pitta-related issues away. Bitter foods also have antibacterial properties which can help you combat many illnesses in the rainy season.

You can begin your day by boiling some neem leaves and half a teaspoon of fenugreek (methi) seeds in a glass of water. Add a bit of grated fresh turmeric to it or add a few drops of Parama Naturals’ Turmeric Essential Oil. Reduce water to half its quantity and add a squeeze of lemon and a dash of honey. And voila! your immunity-boosting tea is ready to consume.

Lifestyle:

Stay Dry and Safe:

Avoid getting wet in the rain. But if you are unable to resist the temptation to dance in the rain or get caught in a shower involuntarily, change into dry clothes as soon as possible. A damp body is an open invitation for bacterial and fungal infections. As a general practice, add a few drops of Parama Naturals’ Turmeric Essential Oilin a mug of water as a final rinse post shower or bath. It acts as a natural disinfectant and an antiseptic which will protect your body. You can also use a natural anti-bacterial soap like Parama Naturals’ Neem-Turmeric soap for extra protection.

Heal naturally:

During the rainy season, one is prone to slipping, injury or fungal infections due to increased humidity. Apply a few undiluted drops of Parama Naturals’ Turmeric Essential Oil  immediately on scratches or minor injuries. KEEP IT HANDY!

Watch your step:

Feet coming in contact with contaminated water on water-logged streets during the rainy season are highly prone to serious bacterial infections like leptospirosis. Protect them by washing them immediately once you reach home by washing them well using an antibacterial soap like Parama Naturals’ Neem-Turmeric soap. Drying thoroughly and apply an anti-fungal cream like the Parama Naturals’ Solid Deo Butterin the webbing between the toes. Apart from preventing fungal infections, this helps to keep the feet feeling fresh and soothes sensitive skin.

Beat the rainy day blues with a massage or self-massage:

Oleation is a very important part of the Panchakarma treatment prescribed by Ayurveda, especially during the monsoon season. Massaging your body with warm herb-infused oils carries the medicinal ingredients to each and every cell of the body, nourishing them and flushing out the toxins locked within effectively. It makes your skin supple and strengthens and invigorates muscles, bones and joints and relieves vata.

Even if you do not have the time for a full-fledged Panchakarma treatment, a daily self-massage with natural oils can be extremely beneficial for you. Use the Parama Naturals’ Turmeric Moisturizing Hand & Body Oil  infused with antioxidant, antibacterial, antiseptic Turmeric to keep your body nourished, healthy and safe during the season. Or the Parama Naturals’ Lavender-Turmeric Hand & Body oil with uplifting lavender too. Or if the rainy season is leaving you with the moody blues and you feel very lethargic, use the ginger-infused Parama Naturals’ Zingiber Body Oil which will re-energize you for the whole day, and bring back a zing in your step.

A light massage over the abdominal area, and a few drops of oil in the navel, especially with Naturals’ Zingiber Body Oil is very helpful. Ginger has carminative and digestive properties and and this powers up sluggish metabolism that is quite common in the rainy season.

Apply the non-staining, non-sticky, no-mess oils every day after bath to protect yourself from infections caused in this season. A weekly massage with these lightly and naturally fragranced oils can also work as an aromatherapy session for you to relax you after a tiring week and re-energize you to take the ensuing days.

Remedies:

Lubricate those joints:

The rainy season can be a nightmare for those with joint or muscular pains. Almost everyone wakes up feeling stiff or low on energy, especially the elderly or athletes, as the pain gets aggravated in the cold and damp weather. A foot massage and application on specific problem areas before sleeping with Parama Naturals’ Zingiber Body Oil loosens up the joints, makes the muscles more pliable and you wake up the next morning feeling fresh. This anti-inflammatory oil with ginger and turmeric re-energizes the body and provides relief from stress, stiffness and pain. If the condition is intense, apply on the affected areas or even the whole body post the shower / bath in the morning.

Feed the cold some ginger:

Cold and cough is another common ailment that people are prone to in the rainy season. Coughing is actually your body’s natural way of expelling out unwanted, infection-causing particles in our respiratory system. So, it is actually better to make it easier for the mucus to flow and clear out the respiratory system in its natural process. The discomfort can be mitigated using Ayurvedic remedies that provide relief and fasten the healing process. Building your immunity by having wholesome, nutritious and warm foods is the first step towards fighting symptoms of cold and cough.

To clear cough and congestion, sip on a herbal tea made by boiling Ginger, Tulsi, Turmeric, and black pepper powder in a cup of water and sip on it throughout the day. For incessant cough, mix a couple of tablespoons of ginger juice with some honey and swallow this frequently to soothe your throat.

At the onset of congestion, apply a few drops of Parama Naturals’ Zingiber Body Oil  on your chest, back and inside your nostrils using your little finger or a Q-tip for relief.

Ginger paste and even ginger powder, along with Sesame oil and medicated ghee, are recommended in Ayurveda as Nasya Therapy for nasal or sinus congestion. Ginger has anti bacterial and antiviral properties and is useful in decongesting and drying out mucous or phlegm build-up in your sinuses, nasal passage and chest, thus providing relief and preventing infection.

You can also add a few drops of Parama Naturals’ Turmeric Essential Oil and Zingiber Body Oil  to a pot of boiling water and inhale the steam to ease congestion in blocked sinuses and relieve headache.

Don’t let the Mosquitoes bite:

These small bugs are not just a harmless nuisance but known to be vectors of many serious diseases like Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, Zika virus etc. And the monsoons are the time for them to breed and multiply as they lay eggs in stagnant water–the pools and puddles created by the rains. So, it would be wise to keep your surroundings clean and not let water collect in or around your house, especially in pots or containers lying out in the open. Cover as much skin as you possible can with long-sleeved shirts and trousers for minimal exposure to mosquito bites.

Turmeric and lavender essential oils have insect-repelling properties. This is an added advantage in this season where bugs and mosquitoes are rampant. Using Parama Naturals’Turmeric Essential Oil in the bath water or applying the Parama Naturals’ Lavender-Turmeric Hand & Body oil give a protective coat to the body, acting as mild insect repellents. Even if bitten, turmeric and lavender will soothe the skin surface and prevent excessive itching. For extra protection from mosquito bites, add a few drops of citronella essential oil to the moisturizing oil as a natural insect repellant.

To summarize, you don’t need to take the joy of enjoying the rainy season by worrying about the ailments it brings. With just a few tweaks to your dietary and lifestyle habits according to the varsha ritucharya as prescribed by Ayurveda, you can stay safe and healthy and enjoy the rains to the fullest. Step out to walk or even dance in the rain!

Everyday Schedule (Dinacharya):

In The Morning, Drink A Glass Of Warm Water To Help Flush Out Any Toxins. For Better Oral Health, Do Some Oil Pulling And Tongue Scraping Thereafter:

Exercise: Choose A Reasonable Level Of Activity Based On Your Dosha. Walking Quickly And Practicing Yoga Are Great Options.

Meditation: To Relax And Lower Stress, Engage In Deep Breathing Techniques Or Meditation.

Ritucharya, Or Seasonal Routine:

• To Maintain Harmony With The Natural World, Modify Your Lifestyle And Food In Accordance With The Seasons.

Winter (Kapha Season): Put An Emphasis On Hearty Meals And Strenuous Activity.

Summer (Pitta Season): Drink Plenty Of Water And Engage In Mild Activities To Stay Cool.

Fall (Vata Season): Place A Focus On Nourishing Meals And Healing Techniques.

Ayurvedic Methods For Wellbeing And Health:

Abhyanga (Massaging Yourself):

Using Heated Oil For Self-Massage On A Regular Basis Can Enhance Circulation, Eliminate Toxins From The Body, And Soothe The Nervous System.

• Choose Your Oils Wisely: Mustard Oil For Kapha, Coconut Oil For Pitta, And Sesame Oil For Vata.

Nasya, Or Nasal Purification:

• Injecting Ghee Or Herbal Oils Into The Nose Can Assist Promote Mental Clarity, Respiration, And Sinus Clearance.

• Make It A Daily Habit To Practice Nasya In The Morning Or The Evening.

The Shirodhara:

• This Technique Involves Applying Heated Oil To The Forehead To Ease Tension And Encourage Relaxation.

• It Helps To Balance The Doshas Of Pitta And Vata In Particular.

Purification (Mahayana):

• Ayurvedic Procedures Known As Panchakarma Are Intended To Detoxify And Revitalize The Body.

• Treatments Such As Basti (Enema), Virechana (Purgation), And Vamana (Emesis) Are Included.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies For Illnesses:

Digestive Problems:

Triphala: A Combination Of Three Fruits That Promotes Detoxifying And Better Digestion.

Ginger Tea: Promotes Better Digestion And Reduces Nausea.

Anxiety And Stress:

Ashwagandha: An Adaptogenic Plant That Promotes Vigor And Helps Control Stress.

Brahmi: Lowers Anxiety And Enhances Cognitive Function.

Skin Issues:

Neem: Helps Heal Skin Problems And Has Antibacterial Qualities.

Turmeric: Encourages Radiant Skin And Lessens Irritation.

Pain In The Joints:

Turmeric And Ginger: These Two Foods Have Anti-Inflammatory Qualities That Ease Joint Discomfort.

Mahanarayan Oil: This Ayurvedic Oil Is Applied To Aching Joints.

Applying Ayurveda To Contemporary Life:

Tailored Method:

• Speak With An Ayurvedic Doctor To Determine Your Dosha And Obtain Individualized Health Advice.

• Frequent Examinations Can Aid In Sickness Prevention And Balance Maintenance.

Including Ayurvedic Techniques:

• Begin With Modest Adjustments, Such Adding A Few Ayurvedic Herbs Or Exercises To Your Regular Regimen.

• As You Feel More At Ease, Gradually Incorporate More Extensive Ayurvedic Practices.

Harmonizing Modern Medicine And Ayurveda:

• Ayurveda Can Offer Comprehensive Treatment In Addition To Modern Medicine.

• To Guarantee Safe And Well-Coordinated Care, Let Your Healthcare Professional Know About Any Ayurvedic Treatments You Are Taking.

Summary:

Ayurveda Provides A Plethora Of Information About Attaining And Preserving Ideal Health Via Natural And Comprehensive Methods. You Can Embrace A Balanced And Healthy Life By Knowing Your Dosha And Adhering To The Food, Lifestyle, And Health Recommendations Included In This Guide. Go To Wellhealthorganic.Com For Individualized Guidance And More Thorough Information. Accept Ayurveda And Begin Your Journey To A Happier, Healthier Life.

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