Ananta Ripa Ajmera is author of the Amazon bestselling book "The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World's Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion, and More" (Storey Publishing). She is Director of Branding and Yoga Studies at Vedika Global, a foundation her teacher Acharya Shunya created to awaken health and consciousness with Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta. She has taught Ayurveda at Stanford University, California Department of Public Health, UNICEF, Mother Earth News Fair, NY Insight Meditation Society, NYU, ABC News, and CA Probation Departments. Her work has been featured on Fox 5 News, Good Day New York, Reader's Digest, MindBodyGreen, and Elephant Journal. She graduated from NYU Stern Business School where she received an honors degree in marketing.
According to Ayurveda these 5 healthy habits can actually be harmful: Make Breakfast Your Biggest Meal, Drink Eight Glasses of Water Daily, Avoid Fat Intake, Make Up For Lost Sleep On Weekends, Exercise Vigorously Daily, No Matter What. According to Ayurveda, breakfast should be lighter, water should be drank only when you are thirsty, you can eat fat derived from mustard, coconut oils, nuts and avocados, never sleep long in the weekends, and exercise should be done only at times when you are not having any aches and PMS as well.
For glowing skin, follow these top 5 Ayurvedic secrets: 1) Avoid or cut down on any sea food intake 2) Do not mix milk with fruits, meat, salt, vegetables, or honey 3) Go to sleep and wake up early 4) Stop sunbathing 5) Do something to be of service, without any strings attached. In Ayurveda, selfless service is one of the ways to awaken your inner beauty.