Ayurveda is the soul of India dating back to history’s older centuries when it was part of everyone’s daily routine. It is an ancient form of science since time immemorial. Ayurveda along with Yoga balances the body, mind and soul. Ayurveda is a medicinal form of intake whereas Yoga is a spiritual form related to soul including mental, emotional and physical fitness. Both of these lifestyle regimens help in the maintenance of health, promotion of good well being and prevention from diseases. Here are some tips to keep you healthy in this corona outbreak:
By Shivani Shukla
Pranayam (Breathing Exercises) Bunch of breathing techniques helps to detoxify body mind and soul. There are 7 techniques in all. The easiest one is Anulom Vilom or inhales and exhale technique. In this, you have to cover your left nostril and inhale from the right then cover your right nostril and exhale from left. Then do the opposite and keep on repeating this for 5 minutes at least. It boosts immunity, calms the nervous system and improves concentration.
Along with this eat ayurvedic food like moong daal to keep your body healthy. Usage of whole wheat flour (without sieving) must be done for preparing roti. Roti made out of jowar, bajra, ragi, maize (macca) are also having high fibre content. The use of white bread, nan, roomali roti and other maida preparations should be limited.
Put two drops of sesame oil/ mustard oil/ghee or Anu Talia (An Ayurvedic medicine if available)- It prevents premature greying of hair, baldness and ensures good sleep.
Fill mouth with Triphala decoction or other medicated oils – It prevents excess thirst, improves taste and maintains oral hygiene. It is also useful in managing the mouth ulcers and dryness commonly seen in Diabetes patients.
Application of oil daily e.g. Tila Taila (Seasame oil) – Keeps skin soft, improves blood circulation and removes waste. This helps in prevention of numbness of extremities due to Diabetes. Apply Tila (Seasame) oil or any suitable oil on head in sufficient quantity which enhances the strength of head and forehead and makes hair black, long and deep-rooted.
Not only this add some Yoga poses to your daily routine will rejuvenate you from inside out. Here are some easy to use yoga poses on a daily basis:
Tadasana (Mountain Pose):
In this yoga pose stand straight with ankles apart hanging your arms behind your torso. Land your ankles on the floor while balancing your body weight and raising your ankles. Release your shoulder blades away from your head while inhaling. This is the beginning pose for most of the asanas.
Kursi Asana (Chair Pose):
Stretch your arms above your head and move your legs slightly apart from each other.Push your pelvis as if you are sitting on a chair bend your knees and inhale. Come back slowly as you exhale. This energises both the body and the mind.
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose):
It begins with putting your right leg up high on your left thigh. Join your palms above your head inhale slowly and maintain balance. This strengthens the feet and back.
Sukhasana (Easy Pose):
This is the simplest one to do. It begins with sitting cross legged. Keep your hands on your knees by joining your index finger with your thumb while keeping your spine straight. This is also a meditation pose. It related the whole body.
Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
Sit with your toes pointed outwards and your back straight. Breathe in while stretching your hands upwards and try to touch your toes while exhaling. Sit in this position as long as you are comfortable. Don’t do forcefully any asanas. It should come naturally and slowly. This asana strengthens the spine and pelvis.
Make a promise to yourself for better health care. Include these ayurvedic and yogic remedies in your daily life for overall fitness. These easy to do list will enhance your standard of living and will protect you from all the diseases. This will take just 10 mins of your daily routine. So don’t miss out on a healthy lifestyle.