Ayurveda is an ancient Indian branch of knowledge on human body and life. It aims to prevent disease rather than treating it and is said to bring about an equilibrium of the mind, body, and spirit by balancing the three Dosha (humors) - Vata (governs movement), Pitta (related to functions of heat, metabolism, energy production) and Kapha (governs fluid balance and physical structure). Imbalance in these dosha leads to disease and the treatment aims to establish a balance of the dosha.
1] Eat fresh and hot food- fresh and hot food are full of ‘Prana’ (vital life force) and provide the body the nutrients to heal itself and ensure its daily functioning.
2] Sleep and wake up at the same time- eating resting and sleeping when in sync with the biological rhythm of nature tends to bring a balance of the dosha
3] Fasting- This gives the body the time to remove toxins and clean the whole system, which is a pre-requisite for a healthy body mind and spirit.
4] Triphala- An Ayurvedic remedy consisting of three small medicinal fruits native to India.
- Amla (Emblica officinalis / Indian gooseberry)
- Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Triphala is said to balance the three Dosha (humors) Kapha, Pitta, Vayu which is the foundation of good health and longevity in Ayurveda. When consumed daily for a period of over a month are said to relieve joint inflammation, improve digestion, and promote oral health
5] Tongue- Check your tongue, a clean pink tongue is a sign of healthy digestion if it has layers of deposition drink warm water added with a little ginger throughout a day and clean your tongue.
Healthy digestion, and balance of the dosha leads to an optimal balance of the mind, body and the spirit.