Ayurveda is a branch or Upa Veda of the Rig Veda. It is an ancient system of medical science formed by the Rishis of old in the Indian subcontinent. As always, prevention is better than cure, it aims to prevent disease and promote health. Unlike other modern medicines, it emphasizes the importance of finding the root cause of the physical symptoms of the disease caused, due to the imbalance of Pancha bhuta Tattva and tri dosha in the human body. Thus, Ayurveda creates balance in soul, mind and body through simple guidelines that follow the natural rhythms of nature.
Nowadays, obesity has become a very big health problem for people all over the world. Some of the causes are interdisciplinary eating habits, lack of sleep, problems with regular bowel movements, etc. It is highly recommended that you prefer a natural path that can naturally and gently guide you towards holistic and healthy weight loss. Using chemicals, processed foods, or extreme diets to lose weight can lead to unwanted health issues and alarming side effects. It is therefore essential to make some changes in our lifestyle in order to gain healthy weight loss.
5 SIMPLE TIPS – WEIGHT LOSS PLANS FOR MEN AND WOMEN
1. START YOUR DAY DRINKING A GLASS OF HOT WATER
Drinking a glass of lukewarm water cleanses the digestive tract and removes oily substances and thus stimulates the intestines. It stimulates and refreshes your entire digestive system, making it perfect and ready for the digestion process. Bowel movements twice [at least once] One day [morning and evening] is a good sign of a healthy digestive system. Drink a cup of gourd juice twice a week on an empty stomach, which definitely controls body fat.
2. EXERCISE REGULARLY
Adopt an exercise method for daily monitoring. Exercise for at least 20 to 30 minutes a day in the morning. Yoga for health is highly recommended because it not only makes your body healthy, but also relaxes your mind. Follow a routine for daily exercise. Learning yoga with a guru is recommended. Surya Namaskar, a simple yoga workout is a good choice.
3. EAT 3 VERY HEALTHY MEALS A DAY
Eating 3 satisfying meals a day without consuming intermediate junk food is very important. Although this is much more important, only eat when you are hungry, otherwise take fresh juice, plain water, tender coconut, or other natural liquid food. Being hungry is the strong signal given by the digestive system of our human body to take food. Prefer organic foods as much as possible. Avoid fatty foods that are high in fat. Add spices like ginger, garlic, and cumin seeds to your food preparation, which helps digestion. Add more fresh vegetables and green leaves to your daily menu. Avoid overeating. Eat a moderate breakfast, a large lunch, and a very light dinner. Never drink water while eating unless it is very necessary, as it may affect the digestion process. Always drink lukewarm water.
4. PRACTICE MEDITATION REGULARLY
Meditation is one of the best ways to calm your inner self and focus on whatever it is you are doing. Because a healthy mind is the basis of a healthy body and vice versa. If you already know a method of meditation, follow it regularly.
5. GET A SLEEPING SLEEP EVERY DAY
Ayurveda points out that one of the most important basic reasons for all illnesses is to stay awake late at night, thus not providing enough rest and relaxation for our mind and body. Deep sleep is like a layman’s meditation that reinstalls and refreshes all the positive energy in our mind and body. It is therefore very important that you go to bed at least from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and wake up before sunrise, i.e. before 6 a.m. Never sleep during the day or more than 6 hours a day.
These 5 easy steps, if followed correctly and consistently, can produce amazing results. The process would be gentle and smooth without harming your body unlike other instant methods which claim quick results.
Generally, Ayurveda provides general guidelines for good health and vigor. Some of them to mention are:
Ayurvedic medicines like Triphala can greatly aid in healthy weight loss, food digestion, and indigestion issues. For best results, use Triphala Churna. Triphala churna is made from a blend of herbal dried fruits Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amalaki. The use of Triphala improves digestion, removes excess fat from the body, corrects constipation, cleanses the intestines and digestive system, purifies the blood, improves eyesight, reduces oxidative stress on the body, strengthens the respiratory tract and lungs.
Dosage: Soak two teaspoons of Triphala in 2 cups of water overnight. So that all the components are extracted into the water the next morning. Boil the mixture to make a cup and allow it to cool until lukewarm and drink on an empty stomach.
Take an oil massage/ bath 2 days a week proceeded with a hot water bath. Ayurveda recommends the oil bath on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. Use medicinal oil or usually sesame oil.
Clean your nostrils using Nasya oil at least once a month. It is recommended to contact an Ayurvedic doctor.
Practice kabalaphati. Kabalaphati is a yogic breathing technique used to cleanse the internal organs of our body using prana or otherwise called the life force. It particularly cleanses the blood circulatory system and removes impurities in the blood. It also cleanses the lungs, leaving room for good, healthy breath, thus gaining maximum prana Vayu or oxygen for our healthy life. Studying this technique with a guru is highly recommended.
A digestive cleans and a natural dewormer should be done once every 6 months.