A new year is a chance for a fresh start, towards a better and newer you, to take care of both mental as well as physical health, but this time it will be in Ayurvedic style.
Ayurveda is the oldest healing science that works together in maintaining the balance between body, mind and lifestyle. There should be a balance among 3 Doshas – Vata, Pitta and kapha that helps in achieving a better quality of life. It encourages the maintenance of health through the use of natural ingredients and herbs. Ayurveda is full of natural health tips that can totally change your life for good.
So, for achieving a better health, state of mind and a newer you, recharge your daily routine, get out of an unhealthy lifestyle and try out healthy ayurvedic lifestyle. Following are some of the ways to be a better version of yourself inside and out.
1- Eat Healthy
The first and foremost thing comes into our mind when we think about healthy lifestyle is eating healthy and drinking plenty of water. We have always heard that “you are what you eat”. In Ayurveda, only eating healthy isn’t sufficient but eating at right time and proper healthy digestion is necessary too. As every body type is different, everybody needs different amount of nutrition. So, certain Ayurvedic supplements have been made to fulfill the nutritional requirements of the body and to improve quality of life.
Some of the natural supplements are – Shiljait, which contains more than 84 minerals including Fulvic and Humic Acid. It’s a health supplement and considered as a “destroyer of weakness”. It provides ample amount of energy to the body to carry out daily activities with proficiency.
Ginger, Curcumin, Tulsi, Amla and Giloy are some of the common immunity boosting natural ingredients.
2- Manage Stress & Anxiety
The daily life struggles and hectic schedules can lead to stress and anxiety. Eating healthy will only keep you physically fit. But for attaining optimal health, you need to keep a check on your mental health as well. Mental health is also important because it contributes in how we think, how we make decisions and even affects our behavior. It plays an important role in our work life, relationships and even coping with stressful situations. Issues related to mental health can have a different impact on different people. The ancient knowledge of Ayurveda holds answers to our everyday mental health issues.
Ashwagandha is an ayurvedic herb that has medicinal and adoptogen properties that helps to reduce the effects of stress and anxiety. It has natural properties to calm down the mind and boost energy levels in the body.
3- Pamper Your Skin & Hair
For a newer you, pampering your skin and hair from inside and out is a must. Apart from the beauty products, consuming correct food and drinks for glowing kin and healthy hair is important. Some of the healthy drinks in Ayurveda – Aloe Vera Juice, Amla Juice, Giloy Juice along with several other healthy drinks can contribute for healthy skin and hair.
Aloe Vera – It is a powerful plant that has hydrating power and anti-bacterial properties that make it an ideal ingredient for skin and hair. Regular consumption or application (skin and hair), can help clear out acne, pimples and dark spots. It also helps for nourishing the scalp and leaving hair smooth and shiny.
Amla – It is an excellent source of vitamin C which helps in promoting good skin and hair quality. It works wonders for hair growth as well as for beautiful glowing skin.
Giloy – Giloy is a natural detoxifier that helps in removing all the impurities from the body and rejuvenates the skin.
Along with these natural ingredients, you need to have a protection on the outside as well. UV rays, pollution, dust particles makes skin and hair rough, dry and unhealthy. For this we need a chemical free and natural protection.
Such a product is Badam Rogan.
Badam Rogan oil – it includes ample amount of vitamins and minerals, which are good for skin and hair health. It provides nourishment to the skin as well as scalp and protects from the environmental factors.
Onions have been used over years for stronger and thicker hair. Regular use can provide with the scalp with nutrients that boost healthy hair growth.
4- Meditation & Yoga
Mediation and Yoga are the most powerful therapies that helps cleanse your mind and body from all the negativity and fill your life with more peace and positivity. For the next coming year, we all are hoping for better days, so why not start a practice that can lead us to optimistic life.
Practicing Meditation and Yoga can help a lot in refreshing our body, mind and soul. In Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga go hand in hand.
Yoga is a holistic exercise for the body, mind and soul. If done correctly, can do wonders for rejuvenating and revitalizing the mind and body. It creates clarity of thoughts and calmness. It also helps in improving concentration and enhancing memory.
Meditation and breathing improves mental health and well-being of a person. It helps in relaxing the mental state of being and rebalancing internally.
Jumpstart your journey towards a better version of yourself. It’s the ideal time for working on yourself and results can change your life for the better.
May the New Year bring you more positivity, happiness and good health.