Let us make our lives simpler and healthier, and not too much is needed for healthy living. Ayurveda, the science of life, lays great emphasis on everyday diet as well as lifestyle and you very much have the choice to create the life of your choice! When it comes to taking care of your body, holistic healing comes into subsistence. This is because our body, mind and soul collectively compose our existence. Learn how to take care of your health and well-being in these 7 steps.

7 Easy Steps for Healthy Living

1. Daily Diet

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 Every single morsel in your everyday diet affects your being in totality as it relates to both your mind and body. This means when diet is taken in its purest form, this further bestows purity of the mind and in turn creates positivity and novelty. Your daily diet needs to be nourishing and balanced along with 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. Try and include all the six tastes in your everyday meals as sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter and astringent. The daily food intake should preferably be freshly cooked, appealing to taste and easily digestible.


2. Everyday Lifestyle

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Waking up early in the morning , relieving the bowels, cleaning of the face and mouth along with care of the teeth and tongue and daily eye care have been recommended. This also includes other procedures oil gargles and nasal cleansing. Also, simple process of Prasadhana or application of perfumed pastes, scrubbing of the body, optimum exercise routine and daily bathing is a definite feature of Ayurveda lifestyle guidance.


3. Optimum Exercise and Yoga

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Everyday exercise routine helps to keep more active, flexible, fit and away from so many ailments. These exercises aid in relieving stress and also to augment the body’s resistance. These workouts need to be in accordance to your own strength and tolerance power. A brisk walk early in the morning is a simple and yet good form of work out. Yoga poses and deep breathing exercises make wonderful fitness realm!

4. Favourable Rest & Sound Sleep 

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Sound sleep for seven to eight hours is the best form of rest. This helps the body and mind to relax completely and also helps regain the daily loss of energy. Having a good night’s sleep is sure aid for our well being as Ayurveda regards optimum Sleep as one of the three pillars of Natural wellness and longevity ( the other two are diet and exercise). 

5. Herb Supplements for Rejuvenation

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Ayurveda herbs like Amla (Emblica officinalis), Harad (Terminalia chebula), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) etc and some natural diet ingredients like honey, Cow’s milk and Desi ghee (Clarified butter) may be included in your everyday diet. These would help greatly in increasing resistance against disease, enhancing your health and vigour and in delaying the debility of aging.


6. Massage as Therapy

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Massage is another requisite for your body which helps it to adapt to and combat the coldness and dryness in the external environment. All the more, this is going to relax the tense muscles and nerves, improve the blood circulation and also exhibit gain in your drive and vitality. Not to overlook the benefit of possessing glowing, soft and supple skin. You could choose for yourself from a variety of oils and massage lotions. Although the best option provided by the nature is Sesame seed oil. Mustard oil, olive oil and coconut oil are also meritorious. Ayurveda recommends everyday oil massage on the soles of your feet, scalp and your ears.


7. Optimal Mental Balance 

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A positive mental attitude is considered obligatory for enjoying natural well being. You need to practice meditation which may be brought about by many wonderful means of self-discipline. It actually proves to be highly comforting and enlightening and you tend to experience effortless mental echoes of affirmative and divine tranquility. When Meditation is practiced every day, there is actually an empowerment of mind, body and soul and the pure bliss of human life.

About the Author:

Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is a leading Ayurveda Professional in India. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant and Holistic Healing Coach. Dr Sonica is open for National as well as International Collaborations with interested people / institutions in fields of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.



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