Traditional Indian practices and ways of life have been found to extend life span, contribute to healthy living, and lead disease-free, happy lives. These traditions, passed down to us through generations from our great-grandmothers, have their own meaning and importance. While the life we live today is far from what it was 50 years ago, much needs to be preserved. Listed below are some ancient rituals that will help lead a healthy lifestyle and develop a deep, meaningful relationship with nature: * Drink water from earthenware or copper pots: microplastics that have now got into our bloodstream and cause more damage than we do could ever imagine! Drinking water from earthen pots and copper utensils strengthens the immune system, promotes digestion, strengthens joints and muscles, and improves blood circulation in the body.
* Going barefoot: Fancy shoes and shoes all the time? We would advise you differently. There used to be this rule that nobody wore shoes in the house. Given the changing times, diabetes, and other diseases, this is not a viable option for many. That being said, the first thing you should do when you wake up is to try going barefoot while there is still dew in it. It relieves joint pain, reduces muscle tension and even lowers stress. All you need is a break from your regular footwear – just once a day, and you will see that surge of energy almost immediately.
* Wearing gold and silver jewelry: piercing the ears of a newborn child shortly after birth is a tradition that all Indians adhere to. It is known that wearing gold and silver jewelry regulates body temperature, reduces anxiety and stress, and also helps improve mood. We recommend wearing metal jewelry and trench plastic that do nothing but add to the toxic waste.
* Eating with your hands: In an attempt to imitate the West, we equated cutlery with cutlery. However, this is not the case. In ancient India, both the king and his subjects ate their food with their hands. It not only increases the prana or life energy in itself, but also satisfies hunger – brings about humility and respect for the food served.
* Memorize the habit – Eat early: Ayurveda and its theories recommend eating at 8 p.m., a few hours before going to bed at 10 or 11 p.m. This discipline of eating early and sleeping at least 3 hours after your last meal can help keep yourself away from all gastrointestinal and digestive problems.
* Practicing Shauch or Cleanliness: To reaffirm the importance of a clean life more than ever, we should understand the importance of taking a bath every day, keeping our shoes outside the home, and practicing hygiene.
* Fasting: The holy month of Ramzan and the sobriety one has during the Navratras. Do you think there is no science here? Fasting is part of the Indian tradition every now and then. Not only do they cleanse their own system of all toxins, but they also give the digestive system a much-needed break. Fasting can help speed up your metabolism, aid in weight loss, and even improve longevity.
* Practice yoga: The power of yoga and meditation should not be underestimated! 30 minutes of yoga daily – 4 rounds of Kapalbhati and Surya Namaskar in addition to deep meditation and healthy nutrition. This is all you need to keep most diseases at bay and lead a healthy life.