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Have you ever been fatigued, dissatisfied, angry, and unable to be happy? Do you ever wonder why, despite all of your efforts to maintain your health, you fall sick? Do you ever feel like you’re “stuck” in one place and you can’t seem to get out of it, despite the fact that the world around you is changing at a breakneck pace?
Do you understand why you feel this way?
Because how you spend your days affects your health and quality of life. Your daily activities either strengthen or weaken your body.
Your lifestyle is determined by the decisions you make, the food you eat, and your attitude towards the people around you.
If you don’t feel well in your own skin, if you feel like your life is slipping away, you most likely need to change your lifestyle, and Ayurveda can help you do so.
What is the Ayurvedic way of life?
You are aware that Ayurveda is a living science. As such, it assumes that human life is inextricably linked to nature. Living in symbiosis with nature means being in harmony with your own body and constitution, being true to yourself, your own nature, your mental, physical, and psychological potential.
To put it another way, adopting Ayurveda as a lifestyle means living in tune with nature, harmonising your inner nature and adjusting to an ever-changing world.
Is it simple to make a lifestyle change?
You will be disappointed if you expect a positive response. There is no quick and easy decision to make, nor is there a miraculous button to press to begin living differently tomorrow.
Because many factors influence one’s lifestyle. It is a combination of habits you picked up from your family, the environment you grew up in, and even the climate and DNA you got from your ancestors. The transformation is gradual, difficult, and time-consuming.
If you are ready to adjust your daily routines in accordance with Ayurvedic principles for a healthy and harmonious existence, here is how to get started.
The everyday cycle of life, according to Ayurveda, brings us into harmony with the rhythm of nature. It aids in the adjustment of our biological clock and the creation of an efficient energy exchange between the outside environment and the human body. This restores equilibrium to the external and internal environments, enhances the quality of physiological processes, and promotes self-esteem, happiness, and tranquillity.
Changing your lifestyle involves daily practise and a lot of effort to overcome the inertia that your unbalanced lifestyle has produced. To deal with it, you should not modify your habits too rapidly. Day by day, you will notice that your body gradually adapts to the natural rhythm and that you enjoy your new daily routine.
Ayurvedic general principles for daily life rhythms
6:00 a.m. – awakening
According to Ayurveda, the optimal time to wake up is in the early morning, between 1 and 2 a.m. This is known as Brahma-muhurta, and it is the period when the soul awakens and the finest harmony is produced, according to ancient Indian science. If you are unable to wake up at this hour, the next most ideal time is 6 a.m.
Morning activities are available from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
This includes the following:
Washing the face with cold water and gently massaging it; cleaning the mouth and tongue; brushing the teeth
Drinking a cup of warm water (water stimulates the stomach and kidneys and improves intestinal function);
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Spiritual practises and physical exercises from 7 to 8 a.m.
It is beneficial to begin the day with meditation, mantras, or relaxing music.
Physical activities can be done anyway you like, but they must be done every morning.
Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast should be light and sweet in order to provide you with happy sentiments throughout the day.
Work hours are from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The optimal time to execute your job obligations is between 8 a.m. and 17 a.m.
Lunch is served from 12 to 14 p.m.
Lunch should be the largest meal of the day. Eat nutritious foods that will provide you with the energy you require.
14:00 p.m. – 17:00 p.m. – work
17.00 – 20.00 p.m. – training, family communication, hobbies
This personal time is necessary to shake off work stress and restore your inner balance.
19:00 p.m. – Dinner
Dinner should be slightly larger than breakfast but significantly smaller than lunch. It is best to avoid heavy dishes or foods with strong flavours.
20.00 to 21.00 p.m. – time for family, hobbies, and relaxation
21.00 p.m. – Sleep preparation
Brush your teeth and take a shower to wash away the unpleasant sentiments. Make time to meditate.
22.00 p.m. – go to bed
The best time for restorative sleep is between 22.00 and 24.00 a.m. During this time, the nervous system is actively recovering. If you go to bed later, your neural system can only partially recuperate, which disrupts the biological rhythm.
Ayurvedic diet is at the heart of good health for the body, mind, and spirit. The food requirements for each type of constitution varies, therefore if you are unsure of your dosha type, consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner to ascertain your constitution.
You should also follow the rule of not changing your eating habits too rapidly or drastically. Create new ones gradually and gradually, because the Ayurvedic lifestyle, in the end, demands good nutrition to become your natural lifestyle.
Healthy eating guidelines from Ayurveda
Breakfast is served between 7 and 8 a.m.
Breakfast is the first and most essential meal of the day, as previously stated, and it should be sweet.
The ideal Ayurvedic breakfast may include:
Fresh fruits and juices (in summer) and dried fruits (in winter); nuts; muesli; honey, marmalade.
Lunch is served from 12 p.m. to 14 p.m.
Lunch, the most filling meal of the day, might include:
Salads of fresh vegetables; boiled or steamed vegetables; cereals and legumes; dairy items; meat can be consumed in modest amounts and not every day; cakes. If you enjoy sweets and can’t resist the temptation, you can have some during lunch, but don’t overdo it.
Dinner is served between 18.00 and 19.00 p.m.
The supper should be simple, and it should include:
steamed veggies; nuts; oatmeal.
Approximately 21.00 p.m. – a cup of milk
One hour after dinner and before going to bed, drink a cup of organic milk with a 12 teaspoon of melted ghee and a pinch of ginger, turmeric, nutmeg, or cinnamon to taste.
In addition to these basic nutritional concepts, keep in mind:
If you are not hungry, do not eat. Appetite has nothing to do with hunger. If you’re not hungry, avoid the meal and don’t force yourself to eat it.
Your normal mealtime must be consistent with your everyday diet. So try to eat at the same time every day. Your diet must be beneficial to your health.
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