Cleaning the Teeth –
Traditional Method: According to traditional Ayurvedic methods, it was recommended to clean the teeth with twigs of banyan (ficus religiosa), karanja (pongamia pinnata) or khadira (acacia catechu), which are astringent, pungent or bitter in taste.
• Pungent – stimulates internal organs.
• Bitter- anti-fungal, anti-bacterial
• Astringent- heals ulcers, bleeding.
• Teeth should be cleansed without hurting the gums.
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Sit quietly and do some deep breathing exercises as follows:
• Pranayama for Vata – 12 alternate nostril breathing
• Pranayama for Pitta – 16 cooling shitali breaths for Pitta (curl up your tongue lengthwise and breath through it, exhaling through your nose). Or inhale through teeth or the lips, exhale through nose.
• Pranayama for Kapha – 100 bhastrika [...]
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Ayurvedic Essential Oils –
Ayurvedic aromatherapy is utilized as a complement to the diet and lifestyle choices used to balance the doshas and sub-doshas in Ayurveda. Using naturally-scented essential oils or perfumes brings freshness, charm, and joy. It provides vitality to the body and improves self-esteem. There are many options for essential oils available on the [...]
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Bathing – Snana -
Few activities are as soothing and refreshing for both the body and the mind as a bath. Soaking in warm water eases sore muscles as well as emotional tension. Try adding organic essential oils to increase the healing power of your bath. You will enjoy not only the aroma of the oils [...]
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Vyayama – Exercise –
A daily exercise routine greatly helps to improve circulation, strength, and endurance. In addition, maintaining at least 30 minutes of physical exercise a day helps to relax the body and mind thus promoting sound sleep. Whether you run, walk, practice yoga, or swim you will improve your digestion and healthy elimination through [...]
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Ayurveda Self Massage – Abhyangam
Abhyangam- Oil application –
A daily ayurvedic self massage is nourishing, balancing, and restores peace and a sense of harmony to the body. It serves to balance and relax the nervous system as well as support the circulatory and lymphatic systems of the body. Snehana means oil but it [...]
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Nasal drops – Nasyam for Daily Treatment –
Nasyam uses medicated oils or herbal juices to remove toxins and waste that has accumulated in the nasal cavity. In this Ayurvedic daily treatment, 2-4 drops of warm sesame oil are administered through each nostril in the morning following self massage. This practice helps to lubricate the [...]
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Mouth Washing – Gandhusha and Kavalaa –
The first known references to mouth rinsing was about 2700 BC for the Ayurvedic treatment for gingivitis. Gandhusha and Kavala are what is the modern day mouth wash. However, this ancient technique may prove even more powerful than the present day substitution as it is completely natural (no [...]
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Every day, preferably early morning, sit, or squat (healthy for legs and knees), on the toilet and have a bowel movement. Improper digestion of the previous night’s meal or lack of sound sleep can prevent or delay a morning bowel movement.
Constipation is defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times [...]
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Morning Prayer –
A sattvic (peaceful) morning involves transforms the experience of a busy, rushed morning to a morning that sets the tone for a peaceful day that helps to bring balance to your body, mind, and spirit.
Ayurveda recommends rising with the sun to create time for morning practices and to help align oneself with [...]
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