Ayurvedic fundamentals of anti ageing
Wrinkles, uneven skin tone, crepey skin on the backs of our hands, sun spots, dull dry skin, and visible skin pores are all signs of ageing. When these signs occur unexpectedly, even prematurely, it’s understandable that we get upset. And it’s not just about losing our youthful look, but it’s also about experiencing a gradual decline in youthful energy and life force. So, read on if you are interested in discovering how to use Ayurveda to “age” gracefully.
Wrong lifestyle choices such as raised stress levels, exposure to the sun’s UV rays, bad eating habits, reduced sleep, and smoking are contributing factors to premature ageing.
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system of medicine, describes in detail the solution to this health concern - Rasayan Shastra.
Rasayan Shastra is a very special branch of the eight branches of Ayurveda. It aims to protect you by promoting your innate health and curing disease. It does so, by increasing your natural immunity and enhancing general wellbeing, with an additional benefit - signs of early ageing are kept at bay.
Signs of early ageing are kept at bay
Ageing is as much psychological as physical. It is more about mentality than superficiality.
The process of ageing starts in the mind. When we are happy and stress free, the body reacts positively. Digestion improves, detoxification channels function more efficiently, and good “Ojas", the final product of metabolism, keep our body healthy. Skin elasticity naturally improves.
Panchakarma - a set of five detoxification procedures described in Ayurvedic texts, and recommended as a part of an overall rejuvenation process. It helps restore metabolic fire (Agni), eliminate toxins (Ama), and strengthen tissue functions. It works by balancing all three doshas which is a vital precursor to introducing a healthy diet and lifestyle. As a result, one experiences a reduction in stress and improved relaxation, significant factors in slowing the ageing process - and boosting immunity levels.
Diet - “You are what you eat" is an Ayurvedic principle. One should follow a healthy and nourishing diet according to your body type (Dosha). Fresh fruits, healthy nuts, fresh vegetables, and whole grains must be a regular part of your diet. What we eat should include all six different tastes
- sweet, sour, salty, astringent, pungent and bitter aligned with one’s body constitution.
Stress Management - it’s well proven that stress causes secretion of high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, which breaks down the skin's collagen and elastin, thereby causing your skin to "age". And when allowed to become chronic, research has found that stress increases inflammation, causing skin aging and accelerating the formation of wrinkles.
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