Ayurmitram

 

The groundwork for all happiness is good health.

 

Ayurvedic lifestyle

 

Sleep: It is important to get an adequate amount of good-quality sleep each night to replenish energy levels and to give the self-defense mechanisms of the body the opportunity to purify the system. Make it a habit to go to bed before 10 p.m. and rise early.

 

Exercise: Exercise moderately everyday, choosing types of exercise that are appropriate for your body-type and needs for balance. Exercise in the mornings, and in the fresh air outdoors when you can.

 

Eat Right - It is important to stick to healthy eating pattern on a daily basis. Ayurvedic diet guidelines include a variety of fresh vegetables and fruits, grains and beans, digestion enhancing spices, and plenty of toxin-flushing water.

 

Deep Breathing: Breathing shallow reduces the quantity of life-supporting prana you receive with each breath. Practice deep breathing consciously until it becomes a habit.

 

Hygiene and Topical Help: Cleanse regularly but do not over-cleanse, which can irritate the skin. Use natural gentle cleansers, fragrance-free if you are sensitive even to natural essential oils or floral waters. 100% pure aloe and pure organic coconut oil may help provide soothing topical comfort. Coconut oil has antibacterial properties as well. Keep skin dry and aired as much as possible. Wear organic cotton clothing and sleep on cotton bed linens.

 

Cleansing: Ayurvedic healers recommend a 45-day period of internal cleansing with every change of seasons to help get rid of accumulated ama (toxins).

 

Massage: A daily warm oil self-massage can help support energy levels, promote ease of falling asleep, support the health of muscles and joints, help release toxins from the deeper layers of the body for elimination, and support mental and emotional balance.

 

Stress Management: Stress compromises your immune system. Practicing relaxing yoga postures, meditation and rest-and-recharge time can help you mange stress so that it does not become disruptive. Seek help if you think support would be helpful in order to manage stress.