We are approaching the beginning of 2020 and new year resolutions are the best ways to start a new habit or end a bad one. December 31, 2019, is the day when you should sit down and note down specific habits that you want to change in yourself. It could be related to your career, relationships, or health. Well, as far as your health is concerned, AyurvedGuru has got it all covered for you. Here are the top 10 ayurvedic habits that must be in your new year resolution list for a healthy living.
Oil Pulling (Gundusha)
Oil Pulling or better known as Gundusha in Ayurveda is a practice for detoxification as well as naturally brightening of teeth. You can add this habit in the 2020 year as it can help in flushing out toxins and bacteria from the mouth. This practice helps prevent cavities, bad breath, and gingivitis. Take a spoonful of hot coconut or sesame oil, and swish it around your mouth for 15-20 minutes. Now, spit out the white-milky substance.
Caution: - Spit out milky substance in dustbin or outside and not in the sink as it can clog pipelines of the sink. Also, it is harmful to health if swallowed. So, make sure to spit it out.
Exercise (Preferably Yoga)
Leading health journals have said it so many times that sitting is the new smoking. Ayurveda recommends everyone to avoid a sedentary lifestyle and develop a healthy exercise regime. It can be jogging, walking, gymming or yoga. Yoga was developed alongside Ayurveda and the two have a very strong connection for attaining optimum health. Our bodies are designed to move, and 20 minutes of exercise helps maintain shape and overall well-being. Exercising regularly should be on the top of your list of 2020 resolutions.
Drink Warm Water (In Enough Amounts)
Most people today are water-deprived. People are mindlessly drinking caffeine drinks that are harmful to their health in the long run. No drink in the world should be our primary drink other than water. Our bodies are 60 percent water & therefore it is recommended to drink at least 2 litres of it every day. Ayurveda advises consuming warm water because it relieves congestion, aids digestion and improves blood circulation. As a result, you will feel active and have a radiant glowing skin. Getting started with this habit is not hard; what you need is a jug of warm water and little willingness.
Eating Light Dinner
Ayurveda recommends to have your last meal before 8 PM. The last meal should be light as compared to your other meals. You can make soups, salads, satvik sabzi-chapati, or just a glass of warm milk. When you take light meals, the body does less work in digesting the food and be able to focus more on sleep. So, the next day you wake up refreshed and active. By adopting this one habit of eating light at night, many of your health problems can be resolved.
Make a habit of massaging your whole body with high-quality organic oil on weekends. It stimulates the lymphatic system of the body and helps in decreasing cortisol hormone. You can use hot coconut or sesame oil for massaging.
Get Panchkarma Done For At Least Once A Year
It’s not a habit if you do it once in a lifetime. So, from 2020, make a habit of getting Panchkarma done for at least once a year. Panchkarma is important for pulling out toxins from the body, balancing doshas and soothing the mind. It also slows down the aging process. Panchkarma includes treatments like Vasti, Abhyanga, Shirodhara, etc. To get a quality Panchkarma experience, checkout AyurvedGuru’s Panchkarma page.
We live in a paradigm where mind and body are not separate but are deeply interlinked with each other. You can’t feel relaxed physically until your mind is not at peace. In the world, where Stress Management is more common than Time Management, you need to spare at least 20 minutes a day for meditation. Meditation helps you to stay more focussed, mindful and free from stress. Studies have reported that people who’re engaged in 20-30 minutes of meditation every day have shown higher levels of happiness and contentment in themselves.
Pair Foods with Consciousness
“Let food be thy medicine
and medicine thy food.”
Food should be our medicine, not the chemical pills. According to Ayurveda certain food combinations must be avoided at any cost. For example, Curd in itself is beneficial for health but when taken with cucumber (as cucumber raita), it can have detrimental effects. According to Ayurveda, both are virudh aahar and can damage the system from within. This year, make a habit of mindful eating. Consult a local Ayurvedic practitioner and know deeply about these certain food combinations.
Someone has said it so true, ‘All great things are hard in the beginning, messy in the middle and gorgeous in the end.’ Some of these habits might seem hard to adopt, but in the long run, they will benefit your mental and physical health. Our health is our greatest asset and in 2020 we should learn to take care of it against all odds.
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