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Ayurvedic suggestions for Overall Health

The wisdom of Ayurveda for overall health:

  • According to Ayurveda we are in good health if the mind, body, doshas and spirit are in proper alignment

  • Ayurveda suggests strolling a hundred steps after a meal to assist in digestion, You can relax, lay on your left side to aid the functioning of the right nostril, which will encourage good digestion.

  • Spend some time in nature – it will heal your mind and rebalance your spirit.

  • Keep a smile on your face always during the day.

  • Drink room temperature or warm water always as it helps to flush toxins (ama) from the body.

  • If you are craving something sweet or sugary – go get a hug instead. Sweet cravings are usually because you are feeling deprived of love.

  • Do not apply to your skin anything that you would not eat.

  • Yoga and Ayurveda have the same goal of attaining union with the Self – the most balanced and settled state of mind.

  • Meditation happens when you reach a state of pure thought – it awakes the higher intelligence to make life happy, peaceful and creative.

  • Sleeping on the left side helps digestion

  • The quality of nails and hair depends on bone density. Eating healthy foods and doing resistance exercise will improve bone density.

  • Avoid too much fermented food as it causes the cerebrospinal fluid to become acidic affecting the brain.

  • Deep and systematic breathing through pranayama re-energizes the body.

  • Pranayama also helps with indigestion and removes toxins from the body.

  • Sattvic foods affect the mind, heart, senses and spirit and have an uplifting and stabilizing influence.

  • Ayurveda does not advise giving up carbohydrates completely as doing so can negatively impact the Seratonin levels

  • Chakras are part of our spiritual bodies and are the entry gates of aura. They are the centers of activity that receive, assimilate, and express life force energy and are responsible for a person’s physical, mental and spiritual functions. Take help to bring your chakras into balance.

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