The Ayurvedic tradition strives towards a core principle: balance. Stress and physical illness are both signs of imbalance, and both are factors in advancing premature aging. Adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle offers multiple anti-aging benefits:
- Ayurvedic lifestyles reduce stress – a factor in aging
Stress is a major factor in premature signs of aging. High stress lowers your immune response and can aggravate signs of aging such as thinning hair. Because it creates balance through nutrition, exercise and/or Ayurvedic therapies, Ayurveda can help you to counteract stress and maintain a resilient core.
- Ayurvedic, balanced nutrition promotes youthful appearance and energy
Nutrition is a major component of Ayurvedic tradition. The foods we consume to fuel our minds and bodies affect our constitutional balance. Ayurvedic nutrition advocates adhering to a balanced diet in which none of the three primary life energies – the doshas – is in excess or lack.
Healthy Ayurvedic eating requires cutting back on sugar and caffeine-filled food items that lack nutritional value and negatively impact mind-body balance. Healthy Ayurvedic eating that incorporates nature’s medicine chest of leafy vegetables, herbs and spices, fosters youthful energy and appearance.
- Traditional Ayurvedic therapies promote younger skin
Ayurvedic therapies such as detoxifying steam therapy (sedan) help to promote blood flow to the skin and a youthful appearance. Besides stimulating circulation to promote a more youthful physical appearance, swedana or sweating treatments also help to balance out the doshas and boost your metabolic rate – a natural aid to weight loss. Regular Abhyanga is a great treatment for anti-ageing as well as Panchakarma at least once a year balances your doshas and rejuvenates you at the cellular level
- Natural herbal Ayurvedic supplements boost energy
Ingesting and topically applying herbal preparations are two core practices in Ayurvedic tradition. Natural herbal supplements that boost energy can help you to maintain youthful energy levels. Triphala is often subscribed as a Rejuvenation formula whilst Ashwagandha helps to boost energy levels and mental strength and helps you to adapt to any situation, both herbs are known to have strong anti-aging properties.
- Ayurvedic breathing techniques lower stress and promote wellbeing
Good breathing technique is crucial in Ayurveda. How we breathe not only determines oxygen supply. It also affects our energy levels and state of mind. Learning Ayurvedic breathing techniques that calm or boost energy will help you to combat premature aging and have greater control over passing emotional and psychological states.
To learn more about how you can use Ayurvedic insights to combat early aging, schedule a consultation with Ashishveda today.