Everyone awaits a world without Covid-19. Many look forward to the development of the COVID vaccine. While there is no medical cure for the virus yet, Europe has seen a remarkable shift in the preference of Ayurvedic practices for eliminating the symptoms. Recent years saw the rise of this Indian system of medicine in the daily routine of Europeans. The virus furthermore emphasized the need to practice Ayurveda as part of life.
Ayurveda, a medicinal science that originated in India 5000 years ago, is also seen as a potential treatment for COVID. Ayurveda is not solely a medicine, but a way of life. Contrary to Western medicine, its application differs from person to person as it is believed that each person has his unique body type and constitution. It offers personalized wellness to the ones seeking good health and a positive mindset. The current times are challenging, but with the discipline of Ayurveda, one can make life uncomplicated and easy-going in the post-covid world. It is time we take note of post-covid care right from now.
Here are a few reasons why Ayurveda is important in the post COVID world:
Positive Effect on emotional and mental health
According to the ancient Ayurvedic texts, one of the eight major branches of Ayurveda is Mental Health. In the healing tradition of Ayurveda, there are practices to foster emotional health where the emphasis is given to shifting perspective from an ego-based outlook to one that provides a larger sense of self. Ayurvedic therapies restore the connection between heart, mind, and self. Yoga asanas, meditation, and abhyanga (ayurvedic oil massage) calm anxiety and stress and bring balance in your life. One can experience truthfulness, freedom from anger, balanced sleep and wakefulness, and many other benefits by practicing Ayurveda regularly.
Immunity Building with Ayurveda
Immunity building is the need of the day. Primarily, inclusion of Ayurvedic herbs like turmeric, asafoetida, cloves, pepper, and cinnamon in our diet helps in boosting immunity. These herbs possess anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and antiviral properties that improve our immunity and eliminate the risk of diseases. They also enhance taste and wellness. A few other simple techniques include gargling and sipping hot water. Gargling cleans out bacteria and germs that linger in the nasal passages and throat. Sipping hot water throughout the day helps us to hydrate, decongest, and cleanse the body.
Lifestyle Enhancement with Ayurveda
With changes in the work routine and sleep cycle, we compromise on mental and physical health. Mindful eating, sleeping, and meditation are simple things anyone can do to enhance their lifestyle. Daily meditation reduces stress and calms the mind. Before sleeping, one can maintain a gratitude journal about the things one is grateful for. Positive thoughts while going to bed are essential for a sound sleep. A healthy sleep cycle is also a prominent factor in boosting immunity.
Mindful eating is necessary for digestion. One must chew food thoroughly. It is important to slow down and have a meal in a peaceful environment.
These are simple things one can do to practice Ayurveda. We, at L’Ayuraura, believe that a consistent approach to this lifestyle is mandatory. After doing it with consistency, when you look back, you might feel you have done so little to bring such a considerable change in your life. Nobody knows what is at the other end of the crisis. However, with positivity and good health, we can be assured that good days are approaching and we can be ready to embrace them.
We hope this blog has helped you to understand how little things make a big difference. For the world post-COVID, let’s learn to live our life to the fullest and keep calm the Ayurvedic way.
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