Using these 6 ancient ayurvedic methods you can improve the quality of your daily life, and it takes no more than 10 minutes a day.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest healing methods in the world it’s recognized by the World Health Organisation. It focuses on the importance of the harmonizing of the mind body and soul, using tried and tested methods.
The messsage of ayurveda is that the energy that flows through the universe can be harnessed and if balanced properly, will allow your body to function at its maximum ability.
There are three main elements, Vatta which regulates breathing, kapha maintains the body’s strength and pitta controls the metabolism.
Tongue cleaning – 30 seconds
Using a tongue cleaner or a blunt knife after brushing, remove residue from your tongue is order to help the gallbladder and the kidneys. Toxins and sediment build up on the tongue and can disrupt the body’s harmony.
Use sesame oil – 2 minutes
After cleaning your tongue, rinse your mouth with sesame oil, not mouthwash and rinse with warm water. It is rich in linoleic acid and is better for oral hygeine than most cosmetic products available today.
Self massage – 3 minutes
Using raw solf or a soft brush, massage your whole body using 10-20 strokes in this order, neck, back, shoulders hands and fingers using circular motions. Next massage your chest using an upward horizontal movement. Next onto the stomach using left to right movements. Then the thighs, going from the inside to out, then legs and feet.
Massaging the body improves circulation and stimulates and invigorates all the senses and helps the internal organs.
During the day
Drink hot water – 30 seconds
Boil half a litre of water for 15 minutes, transfer to a flask and sip in thirds over half an hour. Boiled water eliminates toxins and is better to drink than regular water.
Relax your breathing – 2 minutes
Breathe in deeply through your nose, hold for a few seconds and then release, agin through the nose. Do not think about anything else and control on your breathing. Repeat until you feel a sense of relaxation. Concentrating on your breathing can help you forget the stresses of the day and leads to a general sense of calm.
In the evening
Stimulate your digestion- 2 minutes
Warm a small amount of sesame oil and use to massage into your stomach using circular motions. Soak a towel in hot water and apply to the stomach until it goes cold. This process helps aid digestion and will help you achieve a more restful sleep.