These 5 ayurvedic habits will change your life

With more than 5,000 years of existence, Ayurveda is a wonderful discipline to improve our lifestyle and keep us balanced. These 5 habits will change your life

Ayurveda helps us to be in harmony, feel healthy, and improve our lifestyle. These 5 habits are in line with the energies involved in the physiological, biological, and psychological functions of the body.

1.- Start the day with sweetness as a lifestyle Ayurveda

Get up an hour earlier than usual, drink water (warm and adding juice or natural lemon peel), breath deeply, and stretch. Meditate for several minutes or take a short walk, paying full attention to the surroundings, without stress or rush.

Taking a short walk after waking up is a great way of starting your day.

2.- Oil pulling in fasting

It consists of rinsing or retaining a tablespoon of coconut oil, sesame, sunflower, or other oils with herbs and keeping it moving in the mouth for a few minutes. At the end of the rinsing, you should not swallow the oil, then proceed to brush your teeth. This habit cleans the teeth and prevents diseases from bacteria and viruses.

3.- Lingual scraping

It is done on an empty stomach with a U-shaped metal device. Its objective is to take care of the health of the mouth and stomach and reduce the presence of toxins on the tongue. The scraper is placed in the deepest part of the tongue and then gentle pressure is applied towards the tip to remove the whitish layers. The procedure is repeated 5 to 10 times and then the mouth is rinsed with warm water.

Lingual scraping is a very effective way of reducing the presence of toxins on the tongue.

4.- Light breakfast

Ayurveda recommends having the first meal one hour after waking up. You can include small or medium servings of fruit, multigrain sourdough bread, or cereals. Meals must be fresh and cooked.

5.- Ayurvedic massage

It can be applied by the person himself, or by a masseur or certified specialists, such as the routines and recommendations learned in an Ayurveda Coach diploma.

If you choose to receive an ayurvedic massage it is very important to do it with a certified specialist.

These five recommendations seek to more effectively balance the physical and emotional state with full attention to the requirements of the different constitutions.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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