Ayurveda is a branch or Upa Veda of Rig Veda. It is an ancient system of medical science constituted by the Rishis of yore in the Indian sub continent. As always prevention is better than cure, it seeks to prevent disease and promote health. Unlike other modern medicines, it emphasizes the importance of finding out the root cause of physical symptoms of the disease caused, due to the imbalance of Pancha bhuta Tattva and tri dosha in the human body. Thus Ayurveda creates a balance in the soul, mind, and body through simple guidelines that follow the natural rhythms of nature.
Nowadays obesity has become a very big health issue for people all over the world. Some of the causes being in-disciplinary food habits, lack of sound sleep, problems with regular bowel motions etc. Preferring a natural way that can naturally and gently guide you towards holistic and healthy weight loss is highly recommended. The use of chemicals, processed food, or extreme diets for losing weight can bring undesirable health issues and alarming side effects. So it is essential to bring some changes in our lifestyle in order gain a healthy weight loss.
5 SIMPLE TIPS – WEIGHT LOSS PLANS FOR MEN AND WOMEN
1. START YOUR DAY WITH DRINKING A GLASS OF WARM WATER
Drinking a glass of warm water cleanses the digestive canals and wipes out oily substances and thus stimulating the bowels. This boosts and refreshes your entire digestive system making it perfect and all set for the digestion process. Bowel motions twice [at least once] a day [morning and evening] is a good sign of a healthy digestive system. Drink a cup of bottle gourd juice twice a week on an empty stomach which definitely controls body fat.
2. EXERCISE REGULARLY
Adopt a method of exercise to follow up daily. Exercise at-least 20 – 30 minutes daily in the morning. Yoga for health is much recommended as it not only makes your body healthy but also relaxes your mind too. Follow up a routine for the daily exercise. Learning yoga from a guru is recommended. Surya Namaskar, a simple yoga workout is a good choice.
3. EAT A VERY HEALTHY 3 MEALS A DAY
Eating 3 satisfying meals a day without consuming any in-between junk foods is very important. Although much more important is, only eat when you feel hungry otherwise take some fresh juice, pure water, tender coconut or any other natural liquid food. Feeling hungry is the strong signal given by the digestive system of our human body for intake of food. Prefer organic foods as much as possible. Avoid oily foods with high-fat content. Add spices like Ginger, garlic and cumin seed to your food preparation which helps with the easy digestion. Add more fresh vegetables and green leaves to your daily food menu. Avoid overeating. Take a moderate breakfast, strong lunch and a very light dinner. Never drink water while eating unless very necessary, as it may affect the digestion process. Always drink luke warm water.
4. PRACTICE MEDITATION REGULARLY
Meditation is one of the best methods to calm your inner-self and get focused on whatever work you do. As a healthy mind is a base to a healthy body and vice versa. If you already know a method of meditation, follow it regularly.
5. GET A SOUND SLEEP DAILY
Ayurveda points out that one of the most important reasons for the base of all diseases is, staying awake late into the night, thus not providing enough rest and relaxation to our mind and body. A sound sleep is like a layman’s meditation which re-installs and refreshes all the positive energy back to our mind and body. So it is very important that you go to bed at-least by 9 to 9.30 p.m and wake up before sunrise that is before 6.00a.m. Never sleep in the day time or more than 6 hours a day.
These 5 easy steps if followed properly and regularly can produce amazing results. The process would be gentle and steady without doing any harm to your body, unlike other instant methods which claim quick results.
Generally, Ayurveda provides some general guidelines for good health and vigor. Some of them to mention are:
Ayurvedic medicines like Triphala can help a great deal with the healthy weight loss, food digestion, and indigestion problems. For better results use Triphala Churna. Triphala churna is composed of a mixture of the dried herbal fruits Haritaki, Bibhitaki, and Amalaki. The use of Triphala Improves digestion, Removes excess fats out of the body, corrects constipation, cleanse bowel and the digestive system, Purifies the blood, Improves eyesight, reduces oxidative stress on the body, strengthens the respiratory tract and the lungs.
Dosage: Soak two teaspoon full of Triphala in 2 cups of water at night. So that all the components will be extracted in the water by next day morning. Boil the mixture to make it one cup and allow it to cool down until luke warm and drink in empty stomach.
Take oil massage/bath 2 days a week proceeded with a warm water bath. Ayurveda recommends oil bath on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. Use medicinal oil or usually sesame oil is recommended.
Cleanse your nostrils using Nasya oil at-least once a month. Contacting an Ayurvedic physician is recommended.
Practice kabalaphati. Kabalaphati is a yogic breathing technique used to cleanse inner organs of our body using prana or otherwise called the life force. It particularly cleanses the blood circulatory system and gets rid of impurities in the blood. It also cleanses the lungs making way for a good healthy breath thus gaining maximum prana Vayu or oxygen for our healthy life. Studying this technique from a guru is highly recommended.
A digestive cleanses and a natural de-worming is to be done once every 6 months.