Here are the simple and beneficial Yoga and Ayurvedic lifestyle practices you should follow --
- Massage your body (Self Abhyanga)
With the dosha specific warm herbal oil, massage your whole body for 15-20 minutes. Start by massaging the outer ear and slowly go downward covering all the body parts. The process is easy to perform and bestows enormous benefits to the body and mind.
- Practice Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation
After performing the cleansing rituals, practice yoga, meditation, and pranayama. Begin with basic health restoration poses, warm up asanas, stretching, followed by breathing techniques like Anulom Vilom and Kapalbhati Pranayama. End the session with 20 minutes of meditation practice.
- Bath to Refresh the Body
Take a bath using non-toxic bathing products to refresh. You can also add neem leaves and essential oil in the bathing water for the detoxification and purification of the skin. Along with it, at regular intervals, trim your hair, nails, and beard/mustache.
- Eat Healthy To Feel Healthy
According to Ayurveda, breakfast is the essential most meal of the day. It should be medium-light and full of nutrients. A person needs to eat three meals a day- where lunch should be the biggest and most satisfying. Your dinner should be light. Try to consume a small portion. Apart from eating on time and completing the daily chores, take some time out to spend with the Self. Invest some time with the Self in reading, sitting and relaxing amidst the natural environment. Take a small break from the busy schedule at regular intervals.
- Night Schedule
Start with the routine a night before and try to go to bed early between 10-11 pm. It is said that the body repairs, rejuvenates, and detoxifies between 10 pm - 2 am. For a blissful and sound sleep, have dinner 1-2 hours before going to bed and keep your gadgets away. Sleep in a cool place with dim light and shut down the electronic devices an hour before sleeping. Your room should be de-cluttered and smell fresh. Wash your feet and dry. You may also drink milk without sugar before sleeping for a restful sleep. These Yoga and Ayurvedic lifestyle tips balance the entire being, make you healthy so that you can feel better from within through the entire day.
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