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Ayurvedic life style

  1. In this note you can learn about Ayurvedic life style and daily practices according to it From the web you can get a definition as follows.

    Web defenition

    "the traditional Hindu system of medicine (incorporated in Atharva Veda, the last of the four Vedas), which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing."

    But Hinduism is never thought Ayurveda is belongs to them.

    Simple Definition

    Ayurveda is a wholistic system of medicine from India that uses a constitutional model. Its aim is to provide guidance regarding food and lifestyle so that healthy people can stay healthy and folks with health challenges can improve their health.
    There are several aspects to Ayurveda that are quite unique:

    Its recommendations will often be different for each person regarding which foods and which lifestyle they should follow in order to be completely healthy. This is due to it's use of a constitutional model.
    Everything in Ayurveda is validated by observation, inquiry, direct examination and knowledge derived from the ancient texts.
    It understands that there are energetic forces that influence nature and human beings. These forces are called the Tridoshas.
    Because Ayurveda sees a strong connection between the mind and the body, a huge amount of information is available regarding this relationship


    Getting up in Brahma muhoortham means 2 hrs. before sunrise.Brahma muhoortham is the suitable time to acquire Brahmam or jnanam (knowledge).Defaecation micturition. Perform these, whenever the urge comes naturally. Do not inhibit or stimulate these urges. To make the body systems clean and to expel the waste materials.


    After defecation clean the organs with pure water. Cleaning. Dantha dhavanam(Cleaning the teeth). Clean the teeth with 12 finger long, straight, sharp one end crushed fibrous root, which is taken from herbs having astringent, hot and bitter tastes like Calotropis gigantia. Ficus bengalensis, Acacia catechu, Pongamia glabra etc. Then massage the gums with a herbal powder mixed with honey. This is to be done especially in the morning and after every food intake.To make the teeth and gums clean & healthy. Indigestion, nausea, respiratory disorders, facial paralysis, stomatitis, diseases of heart, eye head and ear.

    Jihwa nirlekhanam(Cleaning the tongue).

    Clean the tongue with a thin 10 finger long spatula made of gold, silver, copper or soft wood or leaf. This is to be done only in the morning. To make the tongue clean. Nausea and vomiting.

    Mukha dhavanam (Washing the face and mouth).

    Wash the face, mouth, eyes, ear and nose, with cold water in hot season and luke warm water in cold season.Cleansing to impart freshness

    Anjanam(Use of collyrium).

    Apply the preparation of collyrium viz. souveeranjanam daily in both eyes. Apply the anjanam called Rasnjanam every 7th day Improves visual power, protects the eyes from Kapha dosha. Diseases caused by Vata.

    Nasyam(Nasal drops).

    Apply nasal drops prepared using oils, viz. Anuthailam. For healthy head, shoulders chest, sense organs. Also prevents wrinkles,baldness discolourations. Toxic conditions, indigestion, respiratory diseases and post natal care.

    Gandoosham / Kabalam (Gargling).

    Gargling with oils, decoctions, honey, milk, water etc. For healthy mouth, teeth, tongue, gums and lips.

    Dhoomapanam (Inhalation of medicinal fumes).

    Burning herbal medicines and inhaling the fumes.To make the head, sense organs respiratory system clean and healthy.

    Thamboola Charvanam (Chewing).

    Chewing betel leaves with spices. To impart freshness in mouth. Toxic con- ditions, mental diseases,tuberculosis and diseases of head. Kesha-Nakha-Samrakshana (Care for hair, nails, etc.).Shaving, nail cutting, maintenance of hair, etc. on time.
    Abhyangam (Massage).Apply oil all over the body especially on head, ear and feet and gently massage. Reduces fatigue & ailments associated with ageing.For healthy eyes, sound sleep, longevity and nourishment. Conditions with aggravated Kapha, immediately after food intake,after Sodhana treatments and in indigestion .

    Vyayamam (Exercise).

    Carrying out exercises daily using half the physical strength of the person till sweating. For lightness of body, provides strength, improves digestive power & reduces obesity. Conditions, like aggravated Vata & Pitta in childhood, old age and in indigestion

    Udvarthanam(Massage with powders).

    Massage with herbal powder opposite to the direction of hair growth. To provide strength to organs and health to skin.Reduces excessive Kapha, imparts sturdy body, proper functions of organs and comely skin. Diseases of Vata.


    Take bath with luke warm water or wash the head with boiled and cooled water only. Improves digestion, longevity, energy to keep the body clean & healthy. Facial paralysis, diseases of eye, mouth, ear, flatulence, sinusitis, indigestion, diarrhoea and immediately after food intake.

    Sugandhalepanam (use of perfumes).

    Apply perfumes made out of herbal materials. For pleasing the mind. Pushpadharanam/Abharanam (Use of flowers/ ornaments). Use ornaments and flowers according to the culture of the society. For pleasing the mind.

    Vasthradharanam (Dress).

    Dress neatly. For pleasing the mind.


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