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Inner Health With Ayurveda - How Does Ayurveda Help Restore It?

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Dr. Pavithra 85% (10 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Acupuncture, MSc -Psychology
Ayurveda, Chennai  •  10 years experience
Inner Health With Ayurveda - How Does Ayurveda Help Restore It?

Your inner health and its link to the heart and Ojas: According to Ayurveda, the heart is believed to be the seat of the ‘Ojas.’ You might be wondering that what Ojas is then. Well, Ojas is a term given to the substance that maintains life. It is responsible for maintaining the bliss and longevity of life. Ayurveda believes that heart can be protected by increasing the ojas. Therefore, the well-being of an individual is directly related to the ojas and condition of his or her heart.

Your inner health can only be improved by maintaining the health of the heart and ojas. Ayurveda suggests that heart can be well kept by boosting fat metabolism and digestion within the body. Therefore, a mixture of herbs is recommended to keep the heart healthy by nourishing the blood, and improving the functioning of heart muscles. Individuals who lead a sedentary life and live on fast-food diet are at risk of developing severe cardiovascular diseases. Ayurvedic treatments offer relief to such persons and ensure the well-being of their hearts and ojas.

An authentic Ayurvedic herb mixture improves the health of your heart and inner-health in the following ways:

  1. It increases the ojas and the power of fighting back diseases
  2. Nourishes the muscles and tissues of the heart walls
  3. Improves circulation of the blood through all channels or the shrotas
  4. Betters the coordination between mind and body
  5. Enhances fat metabolism and overall digestion, avoids accumulation of excess cholesterol

Tips for good inner health

  1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by getting an adequate amount of night sleep. Go to bed early and wake up early too.
  2. Don’t spend long hours in watching television or work till late night
  3. Be happy. Happiness is the ultimate medicine for the good heart.
  4. Eat a lot of fresh and green-leafy vegetables daily.
  5. Avoid the intake of spicy, oily and fast foods.
  6. While eating, ensure that the atmosphere around is absolutely peaceful and serene.
  7. Consume home-cooked food only. Avoid eating out at restaurants or street-side joints.
  8. Don’t drink excess coffee, tea or aerated drinks.
  9. Don’t consume alcohol or smoke up cigarettes. Intake of raw tobacco or getting addicted to drugs is also harmful for the heart.
  10. Don’t live a sedentary life and be a couch potato. Work-out and exercise on regular basis.
  11. Avoid emotional outburst and try to keep a control over your reactions.
  12. Maintain a peaceful environment inside your home.
  13. Avoid eating pungent food items. They increase anger in you.
  14. Avoid excessive stressful and emotionally draining works or interactions.
  15. If you are stressed, take an Ayurvedic massage with herbal oils.
  16. Go for meditation to relieve yourself from the stress and strains of life.
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