Who of you would like to recover from any illness in 10 minutes’ time? Today I will give you an idea of how to achieve this goal.
There are many methods, which can help you, depending on the illness, used by academic medicine. However, they are usually called quick fixes. True healing takes place longer but doing some things for ten minutes daily or even more often will improve your health significantly and permanently.
What Is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is one of these healing methods. It is a system of self-care, holistic Indian medicine, which has been practised for 5 thousand years. You can apply it to both physical and mental illnesses.
This ancient philosophy is based on the understanding of the age-old truths according to which well-being depends on the balance between body, spirit, and mind.
Ayurveda is a combination of the words Ayuh – meaning "life" and Veda, or knowledge, which in total means "knowledge of life" or "course of life".
The concept of Ayurveda has been recognized since 1979 by the World Health Organization as one of the few unconventional medicine systems that use surgery.
Unfortunately, still some people perceive this system as pseudoscience because it is a combination of empirical phenomena and metaphysics.
But Ayurveda is not only medicine but a combination of medicine, philosophy, psychology, alchemy and spirituality, as well as astrology.
The whole concept of this discipline includes leading a healthy lifestyle, herbal prevention, natural biorhythm, nutrition, detoxification of the body and energy balance.
The Concept of Doshas and Five Elements
The philosophy of Ayurveda claims that each person is unique, which means that there is no universal recipe for well-being, and everyone comes to their Ayurveda individually.
Hence, there are three types of physique distinguished there as Doshas (i.e., vata, kapha and pitta) plus their combinations.
More about them is below. Prevention is crucial and should focus on lifestyle, regeneration of the body and diet. Only then can we achieve longevity and health.
The concept of the Five Elements
The Five Elements: ether (akasha), air (waju), fire (agni), water (jala) and earth (prythwi) are another conception, like the Chinese one.
However, there is one more important detail in Ayurveda: living beings consist of one more element – it is prana, which is the life force, the energy responsible for physical, mental and spiritual health.
Why are the five elements so important? Because we are a mixture of them, just like all the elements of our reality.
Depending on the contribution of elements in our body, soul and mind, the energy in your body manifests itself in three ways (called Doshas) vata, pitta and kapha.
Doshas define your appearance, character, habits, tendencies to certain behaviours or susceptibility to diseases.
Therefore, the lack of energy fluency and any energy disturbances in the individual elements can lead to diseases and other imperfections that manifest in the physical body. Let’s read a couple of words about each Dosha:
• Vata consists of wind and ether, and it is an energizing force for the mind and body. It is considered as the energy of circulation, movement, breathing, and heartbeat.
• Pitta consists of fire and water, which means the energy of transformation that is involved in digestion, absorption, and regulates body temperature.
• Kapha consists of earth and water, the elements of protection and structure. They are nourishing the body and its growth; hydration and support the immune system. Kapha is consistent.
10 Healing Techniques
There are even Ayurvedic self-healing techniques that will take you no more than 10 minutes each day in total – in the morning, during the day and in the evening.
Practising them regularly will ensure better physical, mental and spiritual health. According to this ancient method of treatment, to be healthy, it is necessary to achieve full harmony of body, soul and mind.
The last 6 minutes in total include four things to do:
1. Brushing Your Teeth for 6 minutes
This one is obvious to keep your gums and teeth clean and healthy. Removing plaque and bacteria during brushing will also mean releasing negativity and unhelpful emotions often stuck in your jaw.
2. Cleaning the Tongue for 30 Seconds
After brushing your teeth, remove the remnants of plaque from the tongue with a brush, tongue cleaner or blunt knife.
The liver, gallbladder and kidneys are organs that help our body get rid of harmful substances and they form deposits as by-products of some metabolic processes, deposits and toxins on the tongue.
If they are not removed, they begin to block the flow of energy in the body after a while.
3. Use the Power of Sesame Oil for 2 Minutes
After brushing your teeth and tongue, continue cleansing your mouth by rinsing it with a tablespoon of sesame oil for two minutes, then spit it out and rinse with warm water. Sesame oil prevents the formation of plaque, cavities and gingivitis and it is rich in linoleic acid and works against fungi, bacteria, and viruses.
4. Self-Massage for 3 minutes
You will need gloves, raw silk, or a soft brush. Massage each part of the body 10-20 times Start from your neck, then continue with the back, and then rub the arms, hands and fingers with circular movements.
Use gentle, horizontal movements to massage the upper part of the chest. Then go to the abdomen and massage it from top to bottom and from left to right. Next, go to the thighs. Rub them outwards and from top to bottom. then go to the knees and feet, massaging them with circular movements.
Massage improves circulation and restores energy. Each segment of the skin is associated with an internal organ, and all of them work much better and have increased blood flow after the massage, Ayurveda practitioners say.
During the Day
You need to perform the following techniques for 2 minutes:
5. Drink Hot Water for 30 Seconds
Yes, hot water. Boil half a litre of water for 10-15 minutes, pour into a thermos and drink three sips every half hour.
You can add some lemon and apple cider to it. Thanks to its special energy properties, boiled water stimulates digestion and helps flush toxins out of the body.
6. Practice Relaxing Breathing for 2 Minutes
Take a deep breath through your nose, hold it for a few seconds, and then exhale through your nose. Don't think about anything. If you find it hard to switch off, think of something nice, the beach, the wind.
In this way, problems, anger, and fear often lead to organ diseases. Relaxation helps you and your organs. Your brain will be stimulated to produce endorphins (happiness hormones that make us happy). However, this requires some practice and must be regular.
In the evening spend some time practise another self-healing technique for 2 minutes:
7. Stimulate Digestion and Improve Sleep Quality by Massage
Do it for 2 minutes Heat a little sesame oil. Massage a few drops into the abdomen, then with your whole hand massage the abdomen with gentle circular movements in a clockwise direction.
Then soak the towel in warm water and hold it on your stomach until it cools down. Finally, wipe the abdomen. This gentle massage supports digestion by stimulating intestinal spasms, thereby solving the problem of insomnia that arises because of poor digestion.
What Else Can You Do to Improve Your Health? 3 Bonus Habits
Here are some more activities/habits to introduce to your life to make the most of Ayurveda:
• Do a Detox – it is especially recommended in the spring. Include herbal tea fasts and super-green organic tea. Practise it for 10 days.
• Eat in the Ayurvedic Way - eat three times a day, with no snacks. Also, adjust your eating according to your domineering dosha. For example, meat, dairy and grains are not recommended for Kapha.
• Practise Nasya – this is oiling the notes by dripping 1-3 drops of oil into each of your nostrils while lying. Then sniff the oil deep into the nasal cavities, massaging the cheekbones. Next, remain in the lying position for a minute until the oil settles. Finally, slowly get up.
Further reading about physical health
You can combine Ayurveda practice with meditation. For example, while lying during Nasya, visualise White Divine Light, penetrating your body and cleansing every kind of negative energy.
Stay in the lying position for a bit longer and visualise Green Divine Light, healing your aura and any ill organ in your body. You can also work with Silver Divine Light to cleanse negative thoughts and mental illnesses.
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In a Nutshell
Today you have met 7 plus 3 additional Ayurveda self-healing techniques. The first seven activities can be done within 10 minutes daily: in the morning, during the day and in the evening before going to bed. They include brushing your teeth and cleansing your tongue, rinsing your mouth with sesame oil, massage twice a day, drinking hot water, or better, organic green tea, and relaxing breathing. Additional practices include Nasya, 1-day detox and eating in accordance with your dosha. Good luck with self-healing. Lots of love and light,
Vicky is an experienced holistic writer and coach that inspires, motivates, and encourages everyone to become the best version of themselves - physically, mentally, and spiritually.
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