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Diet (AHARA):

Eat only your favourite fresh, local, seasonal foods, freshly prepared and cooked. This means no frozen, canned, preserved, processed, no junk, no stale leftovers. All food should be of the highest quality, preferably organic and prepared and cooked correctly. It should be eaten at the right time and in the right quantity.

Our diet should have a balance of six tastes, sweet, salt, astringent, sour, bitter and pungent. Finally we should learn diet according to our own dosha.

  • Observe silence while eating
  • Chew your foods properly
  • Do not eat too quickly or too slowly that satisfies you without over eating
  • Stroll 40 yards or so after eating.
  • Allow three hours for digestion before taking another meal.
  • Do not sleep immediately after eating.
  • Do not engage in sexual activities immediately after eating.

LIFE STYLE (VIHARA):

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Rise early and retire early. Limit the use of toothpaste, soaps, detergents and synthetic cosmetics on yourself. Use a barley flour, gram talcum and warm water to clean yourself. Brush your teeth with barley flour and baking soda, massage with sesame oil. Have people around that you love and love you. Play at activities that enhance your mental and physical health. Eg.: Yoga classes.

REJUVENATION THERAPIES [RASAYANA]

Rejuvenation is for those of us who are ailing and ageing. They may be applied before or after purification therapy. They include special foods, herbs, oils, minerals and yoga. Rejuvenation involves use of special and herbal mineral preparation available that boost the immune system and work on the bone marrow, liver, nerve cells and reproductive cells.

Improper diet and lifestyle leads to Over-acidification of the body fluids (blood, saliva, urine) which promotes disease status. It is only when the body is acidic it becomes vulnerable to germs and disease. Depending upon the level and extent of stress and toxins (through food, water and air) that you allow into your body maintains an acidic, alkaline or neutral state. The good news is that all the bodily system (circulation, digestion, respiration) work towards balancing the pH of the body or the acid/base balance.

However, these mechanisms breakdown or become insufficient, if the body gets excessively acidic over an extended period of time. This is exactly what is happening to us in this modern day and age. So one must choose to eat sensibly so that the alkaline reserves in the body are constantly replenished.

Life presents us with many challenges and opportunities. Although there is much over which we have control, we do have the power to decide about something's, like our diet and lifestyle. To maintain balance and health, it is important to pay attention to these decisions. Diet and lifestyle appropriate to one's individual strengthen the body, mind and consciousness.

Contrary to Western approach, Ayurveda's principles are oriented to act on the root of the disease and re-organise the system. Thus the treatment supports and rejuvenates the corrupted systems of the body. Surgery has been an integral part of Ayurveda from vedic times.

We must know that 'Health' is not something to be gained. We already have it by birth, but we have damaged it continuously. Hence it is positively present. We have to re-gain it. It is a state of physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing. Ayurveda has potentials not only to re-gain, but to re-build and rejuvenate by non-medical methods. These "treasures" were the base that laid the foundations of Indian culture and tradition. *****

   


 

 

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