In today’s article, we decided to present a powerful Ayurvedic technique for self-healing which requires no more than 10 minutes of your free time on the daily. When you start practicing it on a regular basis, you will significantly better your mental, physical, and spiritual health, according to Conscious Reminder.
What Is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient holistic healing system which is widely-used nowadays. In some parts of the world, such as India, people consider Ayurveda to be superior to conventional medicine and it is therefore studied in schools and universities. The core of Ayurveda philosophy is that a person will remain healthy as long as the body, mind, and soul work in harmony. And, according to Ayurvedic teachings, everything and everyone in the universe is energy-permeated and interconnected.
According to Ayurveda, what keeps the body alive and functioning are the three doshas or pitta, kapha, and vata. Pitta is in charge of the metabolism, kapha regulates the strength, whereas vatta is in charge of the breathing. To better our self-healing capacity, it is of great aid to follow a healthy diet, get regular massage, do yoga, and meditate.
10-Minute Self-Healing Practice
In the morning
30-second tongue cleaning
Once you have brushed the teeth, remember to brush the tongue as well to eliminate by-products of metabolic processes, as well as sediments and toxins that get accumulated onto it. If you do not do this on the regular, you will block the energy flow in the body.
2-minute sesame oil therapy
Once you are done with the teeth and tongue brushing, swish a tbsp of sesame oil in the mouth for 2 minutes and then spit it out and rinse the mouth with lukewarm water. This oil, as explained on Conscious Reminder, will keep your teeth safe from tooth decay, dental plaque, and gingivitis.
3-minute self massage
For this massage, you will need gloves and a soft brush. Massage parts of the body in the following order: neck, back, shoulders, hands, and fingers. Use circular motions. Massage the upper chest with horizontal movements and then go towards the stomach and massage it from top to bottom and then from left to right. Continue the massage towards the thighs and rub them gently and then continue towards the knees and feet. This massage will better your blood flow and restore energy.
In the afternoon
30-second water therapy
Boil 1/2 a liter of water and then transfer it into a thermos. Drink small sips every half an hour. The boiled water will boost your digestion and aid the body to eliminate toxins from the body easily.
2-minute breathing therapy
First, take a deep breath through the nose, hold it for a bit, and then breathe it out through the nose. Relax. Repeat for 2 minutes to encourage the production of endorphins, the happiness hormones, and to feel better.
In the evening
2-minute method for a good digestion and quality sleep
Heat some sesame oil and use it lukewarm to massage the stomach with clockwise movements. Then, soak a towel in warm water, squeeze out the surplus water, and place the towel onto the belly. Lie down. Relax. Once the towel cools down, remove it and wipe the stomach clean. This massage will help you improve the digestive processes in the body and alleviate insomnia caused by poor digestion.