The reality is…we are all aging. But what if you felt more radiant with each and every year? How amazing would it be to become more beautiful and full of life as you aged?
Ayurveda allows you to do just that.
As the science of health and longevity, Ayurveda guides us on how to live a long, healthy, and blissful life. While aging in itself is inevitable, there are many ways to reduce or delay the effects we associate with aging.
By simply living well, in alignment with the rhythms of nature, and incorporating these tools into your life, your friends will be asking, “What’s your secret? You look amazing!!”
AYURVEDIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AGING RADIANTLY
- Conscious Eating
Fully experiencing and allowing all of your senses to be a part of your meals is magic we have lost touch with in our busy world. Tasting the sweet essence of a mango. Feeling the unique texture of the food as you chew. Smelling the richness of dinner as the steam wafts your nose. Feeling a deep sense of gratitude for the food that is nourishing your body, for the farmers who harvested it, for the drivers who delivered it to the store, and for the time you have to enjoy it. This is conscious eating!
We often eat on-the-go, while multitasking at our computers, or while zoning out in front of the TV. Instead, explore gifting yourself designated time to enjoy the food that you eat. This not only allows you to slow down mentally and be fully present in the moment, but it naturally stimulates your digestion, bringing ease to your body and allowing your health to thrive.
- Enjoy wholesome, healthy foods that are specific to your Dosha to swiftly correct imbalances. This naturally prevents diseases, ends suffering, and delays the aging process.
- Eat your largest meal when the sun is at its peak, midday, when your digestion is stronger and most optimal.
- Support your mind and body with herbs and supplements such as YouVeda’s My Healthy Digestion packs to ensure you receive the nutrients your body needs to feel balanced
- Quality Sleep
You might think all sleep is sleep, but not all sleep is equal. Sleep is one of the main pillars of good health in Ayurveda, but not just any sleep…good quality sleep. The sleep you get before midnight is the most healing of the night. Reap the benefits by aiming to get to sleep by 10pm and waking up with the sunrise. You will wake up feeling fully restored, refreshed, and ready to take on the day. Your mind will be clearer and your energy will be soaring. Talk about amazing beauty sleep!
- Regular Routine
Every morning you rise, you are given the chance to create your ideal day. Ayurveda encourages you to create a loving daily routine for yourself and for your self-care (morning, noon and night) to nourish you all day. Make it uniquely yours! When you tailor your routine to your specific Dosha, you create the most balance, flow, and radiance in your overall health.
This routine can include:
- Falling asleep and waking at the same times each day
- Self-oil massage
- Tongue scraping
- Meal times
- Daily movement, exercise, yoga, meditation, breathwork
- Time in nature
Explore and create a routine that is ideal for you to support your vitality, peace of mind, joy, and play!
- Mindfulness practices
A daily practice of yoga, meditation and pranayama (breath practices) has been proven to delay the aging process. These practices not only increase your strength and body flexibility, but also reduce stress, promote feelings of relaxation, detox your body, improve sleep patterns, and enhance overall well-being and quality of life. Your mind becomes clearer. Your body feels younger. And your emotions are more balanced. The options are endless, so explore what works for you!
Aging is a natural and inevitable process, and Ayurveda offers time-tested structure to ensure healthy aging. Healthy aging simply means incorporating healthy lifestyle practices and routines in your daily life. When you encourage these simple values of living for yourself, you’re sure to live your years gracefully, with ease, joy, and pleasure that brings peace and fun each and every year of your life.
You are here to enjoy your life fully, so why not enjoy each year to the fullest!
Author: Carolyn Crews (YouVeda Wellness Contributor)