Celebrate This Yoga Day With Additional Health Secrets From Ayurveda
- 14 Jun, 2019
The whole world is getting geared up to celebrate the 5th International Yoga Day on June 21st. Countries around the world may be showing their enormous enthusiasm for Yoga since the last few decades, but India’s love for yogic practices dates back to thousands of years. Officially termed as International Day of Yoga, this idea of the entire globe celebrating the ancient art of exercising in India was initiated at the United Nations Security Council in a unanimous decision by all the present members.
While we will be celebrating Yoga Day, it’s important to note that these exercises need to be practiced throughout the year. A single day celebration isn’t going to make any difference to your health. Also, there are other ayurvedic health practices that have not yet been as hit as yoga itself.
In this article, we are going to discuss some of the most effective of these techniques that were an integral part of healthy ancient India. We will try to cover as much as possible but know this, ayurvedic practices are enormously vast to be covered in a single piece.
So, without further delays, here are 6 additional Ayurvedic techniques that you can start practicing from this Yoga Day onwards.
1. Starting Your Day With Water
One thing that our ancestors have been emphasizing for so long is the importance of drinking water in the morning. This practice ensures a robust digestive system, and hence, is the perfect morning practice.
One thing to do before you mold yourself to this practice is ensuring a clean and nutritious water to drink. Of course, any drinkable water in your home is automatically clean, but there are still a few things that you need to keep in mind. Refrigerated water is a strict no-no, it should either be stored in earthen pots or in a copper vessel. This is exactly how our ancestors did it, and scientific data is clearly backing them.
2. Cleaning Tongue with Scraper
A tongue scraper is a thread specifically designed to removed toxic substances out of your tongue. It’s no secret that some amount of food is going to stay on your tongue even after all the water drinking and mouth wash. This is exactly why you need to make sure that you should do tongue cleansing right before going to bed. A cleaner tongue ensures fresh breath and stops any kind of harmful attacks by bacteria on the tongue.
3. More Sweating
Sweating is one of the most effective ways of detoxicating your body. All the sweat that comes out of your body releases many harmful elements that had been living inside you as a host. However, this doesn’t mean you should keep shredding large amounts of sweat all day. A controlled way of sweating practiced in Ayurveda is an ideal way of detoxicating without getting excessive dehydration.
4. Ensuring Heavy Meals During Lunch
One thing that most of us are doing wrong today is spending most part of the day with minimal food and then ending up eating way more during dinner time than necessary. This practice not only leaves us dreary and weak all day but also affects our digestive system. The most ideal time to take a heavy meal is during lunch. This ensures clean and healthy gut and keeps your charged up and energetic all day.
5. Jal Neti
Jal Neti is probably one of the most effective nose cleansing techniques out there, and yet, only a few of us practice it on a regular basis. Nose cleansing is important because not only does it keep a clean breathing cycle but also prevents all the harmful airborne microbes and chemicals from eventually entering into our body. As arduous as it may look, Jal Neti is pretty easy to perform once you get the hang of it.
6. Regular Eye Cleaning
Ayurveda treats eyes as one of the most important sensory organs in our body, and has several effective eye cleansing remedies to ensure clear vision, both literally and figuratively. If you’re still doubting a few of these techniques, you can always start with splashing cold water in your eyes every day. Trust us, it’s one of the most relaxing feelings in the world.
7. Going Vegetarian and Eating Clean
Look, we’re not trying to impose our morality when we say switching to a better diet is ultimately going to benefit you in the long run. Meat is simply harmful, and we back this a lot of studies that have been conducted in the last few years. You can get all your nutrients from a vegetarian diet. Stay healthy and live longer by going vegetarian, or vegan for that matter, starting right from this Yoga Day!