29 Jan Ayurveda – A holistic approach to health and beauty
The history of Ayurveda dates back to over 3000 years when the seers and rishis of the Indian subcontinent devoted their lives to researching and understanding all aspects of human nature – physical, psychological and spiritual. They recorded their findings in the holy books of Vedas. All that we know about Ayurveda is a distillation of that knowledge. The aim of this ancient medical system is to maintain the health and vitality of a healthy individual and to regain the health of a diseased person.
Benefits of Ayurvedic medicine for health, wellness, and longevity
Unlike conventional systems of medicines that focus on alleviating the dis-ease and the discomfort of individuals, Ayurveda aims to eliminate the root cause of the disease by balancing the various elements of the body and helping the body to heal from within. Some of the manifold benefits of Ayurveda are:
- Clean, radiant and glowing skin
- Inflammation reduction
- Stress elimination
- Shuddhi or purification of the body through Panchkarma
- Weight loss
- Relief from insomnia and induction deep restful sleep
- Stress reduction and more
Ayurvedic medicines for health should not be taken in isolation, but as part of an intrinsic system of dietary and lifestyle habits that help the body and the mind to rejuvenate and revive from within. Ayurvedic doctors provide an individual assessment for each person depending on their unique mind-body type.
Some of the key components of an ayurvedic lifestyle are:
Intake of the right kinds of foods in the correct manner helps our body to assimilate all the essential nutrients from the food. Use of healthy fats such as ghee (clarified butter) and spices such as cumin, turmeric, ginger, garlic and black pepper in our daily diets is an inherent component of ayurvedic food. A myriad of veggies cooked in these fats and spices are beneficial for digestion and aid nourishment. Ghee makes the skin smooth, supple and glowing and also promotes the growth of healthy bacteria in our digestive canal. Heaps of fresh fruits and colorful veggies every day are recommended by Ayurveda to help our body function to its optimum level.
The skin is the largest organ of our body and is the body’s first line of defense against toxins in the environment. It is an extremely sensitive organ as it is exposed to the elements of nature. Your skin requires careful nourishment throughout the year depending upon its type and the climate it is exposed to. Deep moisturizing and conditioning throughout the year are essential to maintaining the elasticity, suppleness and youthful glow of the skin. Regular application of creams, lotions, and oils prepared with authentic ayurvedic ingredients (Link) helps not just to maintain youthful skin but helps to restore skin’s lustre and glow. A careful blend of potent herbs, spices and oils applied externally as packs and masks to various parts of the body help to flush out the toxins. Proper elimination of toxins is essential to achieve a clear glowing skin that is radiant with health and beauty. Our skin responds to changes in the environment and our skincare regime should change according to changes in the climate.
Regular oil massages help to strengthen and tone the muscles, release toxins, increase stamina and soothe and calm the mind leaving you feeling relaxed, calm, alert and focused. Ayurvedic oils and blends when properly massaged into the skin create a sense of calm well-being and immensely improve good health.
Ayurvedic medicines for health and beauty do not cause any side effects and are effective in fighting against various kinds of skin diseases and infections. For long-lasting beauty that shines from within, the Ayurvedic tradition provides age-old secrets that help the skin to remain young supple and glowing with health for years.