Ayurveda is the world’s oldest’ health system.’ It originated from ancient India around 5000 years ago. It is a sister science to yoga and is based on a body-mind balance. ‘Ayurveda’ means eating the right foods for your body type, the environment in which you reside, the digestive system in your body, and eating foods that fit your personality. At this point in time, you might not be ready to change your nutritious ways completely. If nothing else, it is good to detox your body from time to time. Please give it a reset and a fresh start.
One valuable lesson you can take from Ayurveda is learning to balance the activities in your life and deepen your understanding of your physical activities. In turn, you can achieve outstanding fitness results. You become empowered as your own personal healer. You learn how to listen, read, and understand your body’s needs and connect those positive practices to the mind.
If you follow your Ayurvedic preferences, you’ll eat more in alignment with your body’s needs. You just need to figure out what they are. You might even want to add self-care practices to your daily routines, but you don’t really know where to start.
For example, I know my skin has been troubling me for a while. Scrubs make it clean for a day or two, but then it oils up again. And I don’t particularly enjoy scrubbing every other day. I feel that I would peel off too much of my skin. Maybe I’m just overthinking, but I need to find the best practice not only to look but most of all, feel more confident.
At the end of the day, self-care is not an extensive process. It is just taking the information you know, organizing your time wisely and getting the best out of what you invest in. Ayurvedic nutrition offers simple techniques and recipes that not only taste good but are beneficial to your well-being. Plus, there are many that you can take on the go. It is such a bonus in my books.
There are simple things that make a big difference, depending on how you cut the foods that you’re about to enjoy. How do you prepare them? Cooking, baking, or raw? Body types are divided into three categories: air, fire, and water. According to those, you have to add the rest of the two for balanced functioning. If you’re good at listening to your body, you can figure them out easily and what foods suit you and which ones don’t.
I know for myself that I’m a Vata type; therefore, when things don’t go my way, I resort to nature, drink warm lemon water in the mornings to better my digestion and energy levels, need to hug and cuddle more, set a routine to the things I’m doing, and practice deep breathing techniques.
You don’t have to change your lifestyle to see results ultimately. Look into different practices and, for starters, take what feels right to you.