So today marks the close of this little series about Ayurveda.
This is a post, to give us all general tips for how we can integrate Ayurvedic principles into our lives, whether we know our primary Dosha or not. Whether we want to research further or not.
*Remember, I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, so please don’t just take my word for it. Never change your diet or lifestyle drastically without consulting a medical professional. Do your own research, this is just a very brief starting point.
Please do look back at the following posts if you wish to know more specifics:
State of Balance Part One – Introduction To Ayurveda
State of Balance Part Two – Dosha
State of Balance Part 3 – Vata
State of Balance Part 4 – Pitta
State of Balance Part 5 – Kapha
So on to the tips!
- Ginger Tea – Drinking a few cups of ginger tea a day, especially around meal times can aid with digestion. Modify your intake to suit you. Fresh ginger with hot water is best, but a good quality ginger herb tea will also help.
- Consume more cooked food when the weather is cold, and more raw foods when the weather is warm. Always listen to your body though, and what works for you.
- Gentle Yoga, is a great way to keep the body in balance.
- Take Gentle Exercise such as walking out in nature, on a regular basis.
- Spice things up – Add Turmeric to meals and tea.
- Massage yourself – After a shower/bath apply natural body oils to your skin and massage it in. The body craves physical touch, treat yourself to a nourishing self massage as often as you can.
- Wake up early – This gives you time to establish nourishing morning routines, and leads to a less stressful day, when you can take your time getting yourself ready.
- Eat your main meal at lunch – This is important for balancing the elements within our bodies.
- Go to bed before 10pm – To help you get up early of course!
- Look after your hair by not using harsh shampoos, always conditioning, regular brushing and scalp massage to stimulate growth. (check out my Water Only Hair routine, where the emphasis is on promoting our hair’s natural oils. Look out for my updated routine soon.)
- Don’t hate – Meditate! Meditation is good for the mind, body, and soul. Try to integrate meditation and mindfulness into your life. (I have many tips on this blog, just look under the category of Meditation)
Thank you so much for engaging with this series on Ayurveda, I hope it has helped. Comment below if this has resonated for you.
Much love always Txx