– By Mr. Shrawan Daga, Founder & CEO – Krishna’s Herbal and Ayurveda
As we live a fast-paced life, trying to keep abreast with the changing times, the biggest impact is seen on our own body. To adjust to the pace, we often end up skipping meals, eating at wrong times, and eating out or ordering in more than required. This continuous cycle over a long period of time leads to deficiency in nutrition that we usually get from home cooked meals. Add in disturbed sleep cycles where we sleep late, wake up late, miss out on exercise time and eventually impact our physical health as well as mental health.
This ancient Indian medical system of Ayurveda provides significant insights and practical suggestions to achieve balance and promoting good health. Ayurveda emphasises the need of lifestyle modification to support overall well-being and develops balance and vitality. It is based on the concepts that the mind, body, and spirit are interrelated. Ayurveda distinguishes three basic energies, or doshas, known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each person has a unique constitution made up of these doshas, which influence their physical and mental qualities. Understanding your dominant dosha(s) might help you make lifestyle changes that are targeted to your individual needs. A trained Ayurvedic practitioner can examine your dosha and provide personalised food, exercise, and daily routine advice.
Ayurveda emphasises the significance of eating mindfully, taking into account both the quality and amount of food. It promotes a predominantly plant-based diet that is in balance with your dosha. Consuming fresh, seasonal, and organic meals while avoiding processed and genetically modified foods might help improve digestion, vitamin absorption, and overall vigour. Ayurvedic eating practises include chewing deeply, savouring each bite, and avoiding overeating. Incorporating amla, aloe vera, jamun, papaya leaf juice, in daily routine can help in overall improvement of immunity and also works well diabetic care or improving gut health. These products are also great for skin. When sourced from right brands that understand their importance and use only the best quality and fresh ingredients, their benefits can be multiple.
Furthermore, developing a daily regimen (dinacharya) is essential for maintaining balance and encouraging well-being. Getting up early in the morning, practising dental hygiene, scraping the tongue, self-massage (abhyanga) using herbal oils, and indulging in mild exercise or yoga are all examples of this. Maintaining a constant schedule and a daily ayurvedic regimen helps to synchronise your body’s natural rhythms, aids digestion, and promotes good health and wellness. In contrast, proper and restful sleep is essential for general health. Ayurveda emphasises the necessity of keeping a consistent sleep schedule, ideally going to bed and rising up early. Creating a sleep-friendly environment, using relaxation techniques, and slowing down before bed can all help to promote restorative sleep and rejuvenation. Ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha and Brahmi promote relaxation and a healthy sleep cycle, and perfect for those struggling with sleep disorders.
Ayurveda also provides stress management practises such as meditation, deep breathing exercises (pranayama), and yoga. These practises promote relaxation and mental clarity by helping to calm the mind, lower stress hormones, and produce a state of relaxation and mental clarity. Ayurvedic herbs with stress-relieving qualities include Ashwagandha, Brahmi, and Tulsi. Including exercise in your regular routine, in addition to such herbs, will improve your general vitality. Thus, as you dig into Ayurveda, you can find solutions for all your problems.