The Ayurvedic Lifestyle: A Path to Happiness and Longevity 

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

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


Elders in India bless the young with a wish for a hundred years of life. In the realm of Ayurveda, an ancient holistic science, lies the blueprint for a fulfilling and enduring existence. 

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1. The Three Pillars of Life 

Diet, Sleep, and Self-mastery form the foundation of Ayurvedic philosophy. A holistic approach to health and longevity is based on balancing these three aspects. 

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2. Nourishing Foods as Life 

"Aaharah Praanah" translates to "Food is life" in Ayurveda. Choices in food quality, cooking methods, and dining circumstances impact overall health and consciousness. 

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3. Spices and Herbs in Cooking 

Spices are not only taste-enhancers but also offer healing properties. Examples like Black Pepper and Turmeric have both culinary and health benefits. 

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4. The Role of Ghee 

Ghee enhances spice absorption and aids digestion. It's both aromatic and efficient in promoting nutrient assimilation. 

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5. Sleep and Toxins  

Accumulated toxins or AMA are believed to lead to health issues in Ayurveda. Sleep is a vital component for detoxification and rejuvenation. 

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6. Tips for Better Sleep 

Consistent, quality sleep is crucial for well-being. Warm milk with honey and Transcendental Meditation can promote relaxation and better sleep. 

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7. Ayurvedic Routine for Longevity 

Regularity is emphasised in all aspects of life for better health. Adopting Ayurvedic practices like self-massage, timely meals, and meditation fosters well-being. 

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8. Detoxification and Digestive Health 

Good elimination and digestive health are vital for daily routines. Incorporating fibre and using Maharishi Ayurveda's Detoxification System supports liver function and nutrient absorption. 

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9. Aligning with the Seasons 

Spring's renewal is ideal for Panchakarma, a detoxification process. Seasonal alignment through practices like Panchakarma promotes well-being. 

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10. Meeting Seasonal Demands 

Summer suggests cool beverages for staying refreshed. Fall's nourishing foods like figs, prunes, and raisins aid the body. Winter provides an opportunity for nurturing both body and soul. 

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