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A healthy digestive system is crucial for a healthy life. An imbalance of the digestive system results in the improper digestion of foods, which can lead to numerous health conditions. Different people have different types of doshas that require specific treatment. Certain foods specified in ayurveda are extremely effective in restoring the balance of the doshas. Active lifestyle, regular exercise and the right diet can restore the balance of doshas.
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The guduchi herb possesses an array of medicinal values and has the ability to treat ailments that can otherwise be seen as problems for many people. Ranging from digestion, cardiac problems, hypertension, and relieving various pains to diabetes, it treats issues that would otherwise be a medical hassle. The preparation of the herb into its edible forms is also very elementary and reaps the entire benefits.
The human body consists of three doshas called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, each ruled by the five elements (Earth, Water, Air, Space, and Fire). Each one of us has two or three of these doshas that are more dominant and our body and mind are greatly influenced by these. When an imbalance of the doshas occur, it results in physical and mental problems. With the regular practice of Yoga and Ayurveda specific to each dosha, we can balance the doshas.
According to ayurveda, each body is made up of gunas and doshas. Gunas govern your mental personality and doshas govern your physiological functions. Any imbalance in your gunas or doshas may cause disease. While one of the gunas and doshas will be more dominant than the others, you can always balance them by living a healthy life.
The first step in an Ayurvedic approach to skin care is knowing your skin type. Based on the 3 doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, there are 3 skin types. Vata skin is dry and delicate, Pitta skin is oily and sensitive, and Kapha skin is oily and thick. According to Ayurveda, an imbalance in your dosha can affect your health and skin.
Irrespective of the doshas (vata, pitta, kapha), everyone must do some sort of activities that increase circulation and perks up the metabolism; among which yoga is one important aspect. Yoga offers different forms/styles for people with different dosha: Hatha yoga is for strength and flexibility, vinyasa for movement, basic for beginners, yin for seated postures, power yoga for stamina, ashtanga for endurance, bikram for balancing, and kundalini yoga is for awakening the energy within our body.
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Lack of sleep increases risk of disorders like obesity, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. It makes the body insulin-resistant, requiring more insulin to maintain normal glucose levels. It may alter the body's stress-control center and hormonal balance, affecting glucose regulation. Obesity increases risk of blood sugar malfunction by making it harder for cells to utilize insulin.
An imbalanced vata will have rough, dry and peeling skin. Consume radish juice and apply butter on the face. Pitta imbalance causes acne, pigmentation and rosacea, so avoid sun and heat and wear loose cotton clothes. Kapha imbalance can cause large pores and black heads so apply a mix of neem leaves, turmeric, rose water on the face.
Vatas should wake by 6 am, have breakfast by 8 am, lunch at 11 am–12 pm, and supper by 6 pm, and sleep at 10 pm, lying on their back. Pittas should wake up by 5.30 am, have breakfast at 7.30 am, lunch at 12 pm, and supper by 7 pm. They should sleep by 11 pm on the right. Kaphas should wake up by 4.30 am and sleep by 12 am on their left. They should have breakfast by 7 am, lunch by 1 pm, and supper by 8 pm.
According to Ayurveda, ‘dosha’ is one of the 3 bodily humors that make up our physical and emotional constitution. Vatta controls and manages the bodily functions pertaining to motion like blood circulation and heartbeat. Pitta regulates metabolic functions like digestion and nutrition. Kapha controls the growth of the body and streamlines your immune system.