Ayurveda's Impact on the Performance of Indian Athletes

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)

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Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medicine system, has been used to enhance the performance of Indian athletes for centuries.

Ayurveda Principle

Ayurveda emphasizes the balance of the three doshas - vata, pitta, and kapha, for optimal health and performance of Indian athletes.

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1. Milkha Singh 

Milkha Singh, a legendary Indian athlete, credits Ayurveda for his improved performance and overall health.

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2. P. T. Usha 

P.T. Usha, an Indian track and field athlete, used Ayurveda to manage injuries and improve her performance.

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3. Sushil Kumar 

Sushil Kumar, an Indian wrestler and Olympic medalist, incorporates Ayurvedic massages and supplements into his training regimen for improved performance.

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4. Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team captain, has mentioned Ayurvedic supplements as a crucial part of his recovery and performance routine.

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5. Mary Kom 

Mary Kom, a six-time world boxing champion, has incorporated Ayurveda in her training regimen and recovery from injuries.

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6. Dipa Karmakar 

Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian female gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, used Ayurveda to manage her knee injury before the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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7. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, an Indian cricketer, has used Ayurvedic treatments for his sports injuries and has also mentioned Ayurvedic supplements for his overall wellness.

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Ayurvedic Diet

An Ayurvedic diet tailored to Indian athletes' body type, incorporating specific foods and herbs to improve physical and mental performance.

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