How to Live Longer and Healthier with Ayurveda 

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

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


Discover the transformative power of Ayurveda in enhancing longevity and well-being through natural practices. 

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1. Ayurvedic Wake-Up Call 

Start your day in harmony with nature by rising two hours before sunrise, aligning your body with the sun's rhythm. During the 'Kapha period,' hormones activate, and the environment is serene, providing an ideal time for meditation and Yoga. 

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2. Nourishing Nutrition 

Eating in accordance with your body type, stoking the digestive fire for better health. Select seasonal vegetables to maintain digestive strength, converting nutrients to immunity-boosting ojas. 

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3. Oil Pulling for Holistic Health 

The ancient practice of oil pulling, benefiting teeth, gums, and detoxification. Use sesame oil for optimal results, swishing for 15-20 minutes to enhance oral and overall well-being. 

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4. Move, Thrive, and Flourish 

Embrace the body's need for movement, countering modern sedentary lifestyles. Exercise supports fluidity in tissues, mental alertness, and joint lubrication. Exercise at 50% capacity during the 'Kapha period' (6-10 A.M.). 

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5. The Art of Massage 

Integrate Ayurvedic massage into your daily routine for holistic nourishment and balance. Massage nurtures the body, releases toxins, and promotes circulation, best done in the morning before bathing. 

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6. Hydration and Detoxification  

Combat toxin accumulation with the power of hot water consumption. Hot water flushes out heaviness, dampness, and toxins (ama), promoting internal balance and detoxification. 

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7. Tongue-Tied to Health Insights 

Decode your body's state through your tongue's appearance. A pink tongue signals health, while a white coating indicates toxins and undigested food. Morning tongue scraping aids detoxification and promotes oral hygiene. 

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8. Golden Goodness in Your Diet 

Harness the benefits of cow's ghee for brain health, immunity, and vitality. Incorporate a tablespoon of cow's ghee daily to enhance your well-being and overall health. 

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9. Spice Up Your Life 

Elevate your meals with the nutritional and flavorful power of spices. Turmeric, black pepper, fennel, coriander, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon offer extensive health benefits when consumed regularly. 

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10. Rest and Rejuvenate 

Prioritise healthy sleep patterns by avoiding extended TV time before bed. Ensure a gap of 2-3 hours between your last meal and bedtime for restful sleep and optimal digestion. 

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