Daily Ayurvedic practices for wellness

Easy ways to incorporate the practices into your routines.

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Eat your largest meal around midday
The hours between 10am and 2pm are considered the pitta times of the day, where the fire (digestive) element is predominant, which is why Ayurveda recommends having your largest meal then.

Adopt conscious eating habits
When we are not conscious of our food intake, we tend to overeat and when we overeat, we encroach the space in our stomachs that is needed for the food to digest properly.

Take care of the mind and body
If you want to be truly healthy, it’s important to make meditation, yoga and pranayama [breathing exercises], such as alternate nostril breathing, a part of your daily routine. Also, cleansing our mind from accumulated stress, releasing emotions as they come will allow us to live more fully and be at peace.

Practise oil pulling and tongue scraping
Swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of organic sesame or coconut oil for at least 20 minutes first thing in the morning can help to pull toxins from the body. When you’re done, scrape your tongue, rinse with water and brush your teeth.

Perform self-massage
Also referred to as abhyanga, self-massage is a wonderful way to soothe vata and kapha types who tend to feel cold. Warm up your oil and massage the entire body in circular motions, starting at the scalp and moving all the way down to your feet. Dab excess oil off with paper towels if you like, then follow with a relaxing warm bath or shower.

Massage your hair and scalp
This practice helps to ground and calm excess vata. You can use an oil and leave it overnight to recondition the hair.

Get restful sleep
During our slumber, our bodies repair and rejuvenate themselves.

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