Everyday Ayurvedic Habits for Good Health

Everyday Ayurvedic Habits for Good Health

Waking up 

One should commence by praying according to his own beliefs using mantras if one desires.

It is best to wake up early in the morning, before sunrise. This is a golden hour because the air is fresh and in the atmosphere there is still quietness. One should commence by praying according to his own beliefs using mantras if one desires. Before getting up from bed one should reflect on the activities that one will perform during the day.

Cleansing of the face

During winter, use warm water instead.

Immediately after waking up one should wash one’s face with cold water. This helps eliminate impurities which accumulate during sleep in the eyes, nose and mouth while giving freshness. During winter, use warm water instead.

Protecting the eye-sight

After having sprinkled water, massage lightly the eyelids in order to exert a light massage on the ocular bulbs.

While washing the face, one should fill one’s mouth with water, maintain it shut and in the meanwhile open the eyes as wide as possible while sprinkling on them cold water. This is very useful for preserving eyesight. After having sprinkled water, massage lightly the eyelids in order to exert a light massage on the ocular bulbs.

Drink a glass of water

After having washed face and mouth, one should drink a glass of water. This is necessary all day in all seasons in order to have bowel movement and to pass urine. This is a better habit than drinking tea or coffee, which initially helps but through over-stimulation eventually leads to toxic effects on the stomach glands. Moreover, cold water is a very useful tonic for the body. Drinking cold water is, however, not recommended if one has the flu, cough or inflamed throat.

Bowel Movements 

Whichever is the cause, air creates constipation causing loss of appetite, bad digestion, headache, sensation of anxiety tiredness and insomnia.

It is important to learn to evacuate habitually the intestine after having gotten up from bed. If this need is not perceived, there may be two reasons: one is that the food has not been correctly digested or that the sleep quality has been poor. The habit of drinking cold water will aid you to regulate your intestine. It is considered that people who are very impulsive, sensitive or angry will incorporate a lot of air in the stomach during the night in the intestines. Air also forms in the intestine due to the assumption of certain legumes and fried foods. Whichever is the cause, air creates constipation causing loss of appetite, bad digestion, headache, sensation of anxiety tiredness and insomnia. The excess of air in the stomach can cause pressure on the heart increasing palpitations. It is therefore necessary to take adequate measures regarding food, drinks and sleep in order to obtain a positive bowel movement. If however, the movement should occur later during the day, this should not be impeded as it would not be healthy.

Washing your teeth

Alternatively use an ayurvedic medicated toothpaste.

A stick of neem or banyan should be first squashed to make it more soft on the gums. This habit eliminates bad smell and the lack of taste. This also eliminates the impurities present on the teeth, tongue and mouth. Alternatively use an ayurvedic medicated toothpaste specific for gum care.

Brushing of the tongue

The impurities deposit at the root of the tongue and impede exhalation whilst creating unpleasant smell.

Tongue cleaners should not have sharp edges and be made of metals like gold, silver, copper, tin or brass. The impurities deposit at the root of the tongue and impede exhalation whilst creating unpleasant smell. For this reason it is best to brush the tongue regularly.

Use of nasal drops

Inhale Anu Taila during the rainy season, autumn and spring.

Inhale Anu Taila during the rainy season, autumn and spring. Perform this practice regularly to avoid the eyes, nose and ears suffering from any illness. Hair and beard will grow thicker and hair-loss will reduce.

Gargling

If one gets into the habit of performing these gargles, one will not suffer from inflamed throat, chapped lips, alitosis and toothache.

Gargling with sesame oil will reinforce the jawbone, the depth of the voice and the taste of food. If one gets into the habit of performing these gargles, one will not suffer from inflamed throat, chapped lips, alitosis and toothache.

Application of sesame oil on the head 

Hair will remain long, thick and well eradicated.

Apply sesame oil on the head regularly and never suffer from headaches, hair-loss or thinness of hair. Hair will remain long, thick and well eradicated. The skin of the face will become lighter and restoring sleep will result.

Ear drops 

Use regularly medicated ear drops to prevent unnecessary ear infections due to the negative functionment of vata, along with neck-aches and a general impoverishment of hearing resulting with deafness.

Oil massage

Applying regularly oil, the process of skin aging will slow down.

The sensorial organ of touch is located in the skin. Massages are extremely important for the skin, for this reason massages regularly using massage oils. Therefore a good physique and a personal charme will be acquired. Applying regularly oil, the process of skin aging will slow down.

Practicing physical activity

On the contrary, transpiration, increase in respiration, lightness of the body, regular function of the heart and other organs of the body indicates  physical exercise is good for the health.

Physical activity brings lightness, ability in work, stability, resistance to fatigue and improves all doshas- particularly kapha dosha. It is also recommended for digestion.

Exaggerating with physical exercise causes excessive tiredness, fatigue, body consumption, thirst and internal bleeding, difficulty in breathing, cough, fever and vomit. On the contrary, transpiration, increase in respiration, lightness of the body, regular function of the heart and other organs of the body indicates  physical exercise is good for the health.

Taking baths

Baths with salts and bath oils are purifying stimulate libido and eliminate fatigue, excessive sweating and cleaning.

Dressing

It gives pleasure, grace and a positive outwards appearance.

Wearing clean garment helps give charm o the body, it is important for the reputation, for longevity and is of good auspice in general. It gives pleasure, grace and a positive outwards appearance.

Use of perfumes

The use of natural essences and perfumes or wearing perfumed flower wreaths stimulates libido, produces good body smell and favours longevity, charm.

The use of natural essences and perfumes or wearing perfumed flower wreaths stimulates libido, produces good body smell and favours longevity, charm. It also gives the body strength and robustness and is pleasant for the mind.

Use of ornaments

Wearing gems and ornaments favours prosperity, is of good auspice, increases longevity and increases grace. It is pleasant and increases personal charm.

Cure of hair and of nails

Use an Ayurvedic brush for enhancing grooming.

The regular grooming and cutting of hair, including beard and of nails increase robustness, libido longevity, cleanliness and beauty. Use an Ayurvedic brush for enhancing grooming.

Food

Eat the correct amount of food.

Eat the correct amount of food. The quantity depends on one’s capacity for digestion, including metabolism. The adequate quantity of food depends on the quantity of food that, without disturbing the equilibrium of the tridosha, is digested and metabolised in a correct time. When the intake of food is correct, food definitely helps maintain force, youth, happiness and longevity without disturbing the equilibrium of the body.

Use of eye drops

The Rasajana drops should be applied every five to eight nights

Use regularly eye drops with antimonium as these are very useful for the eyes. The Rasajana drops should be applied every five to eight nights in order to favour the natural lacrimation process of the eyes. This therapy is best to reduce Kapha Dosha is also particularly useful to maintain good eyesight. Do not use eye drops during daytime when the eyes are weaker. 

Smoking

The smoke inhaled from these medicated cigarettes cures problems like heaviness of the head, headache, rhinitis, migraines, earache, eye-ache, cough, hiccups, difficulty breathing, teeth weakness.

Ayurvedic doctors presecribe different types of medicated cigarettes. These are from natural substances and do not include tobacco nor narcotics like cannabis. The smoke inhaled from these medicated cigarettes cures problems like heaviness of the head, headache, rhinitis, migraines, earache, eye-ache, cough, hiccups, difficulty breathing, teeth weakness.

Evening meal

There must be a sufficient amount of time between the intake of food and the timing of sleep.

In the evening, it is best to eat food as early as possible. There must be a sufficient amount of time between the intake of food and the timing of sleep. This helps a good digestion, which is responsible for sleep quality. The food must be light and easily digestible.

Use of yoghurt in the evening

It is best to avoid the digestion of yoghurt in the evening. Yoghurt, which is undoubtedly good for the health, however has a negative effect on the circulation canals in the evening. This also causes bad sleep and movement disturbances, especially in patients suffering from asthma, bronchitis and rheumatisms.

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