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Article: How to Live Longer - by Dr Rohan Nagar - Shymala Ayurveda

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  Ayurveda is science of life. Indeed, it prepares and leads the way to improving one's lifestyle. Whilst modern technology appears to make life simpler, there is evidence that it can make life shorter, because it reduces the need to interact with other human beings. Recent research studies prove that people who have a lot of human contact can live twice as long as those who are isolated. Ayurveda, the 5000 year-old tradition, teaches people how to interact with others, be in peace with oneself and lead a healthy, fulfilled and long life. Here are few simple tips to put you in the right direction:

1. Apply the brakes.

Don't be a time-struggler. The human body is not well suited to time struggle. Research strongly suggests that impatient clock watching is linked to hostility, resentment and relationship-breakdowns.

2. Be in control.

Balance is a keyword in Ayurveda, be it in physical health or emotional issues. Ayurveda believes that inner disharmony and imbalance cause stress, a leading cause of failed relationships. What causes this imbalance in the first place? Overuse or misuse of the mind and/or body.

3. Take it easy.

Stress vitiates Prana Vata, which governs the activity and energy of the brain. Stress is the main factor causing all mental, physical and spiritual imbalances. There is no better way to de-stress like to book yourself for Shirodhara, the most luxurious and unique therapies, available, for reducing stress and enhancing cellular intelligence and immunity. It magnifies the senses, reverses imbalances within the body, and rejuvenates the face leaving you completely restored and ready to face the world. You can also try some herbal healers like ‘Brahmi' and ‘Sleep' - which are great to help you calm and balance your emotions. And don't forget to do regular yoga, breathing and meditation exercises

4. Eat Well.

Empty your kitchen cupboards of all processed and preserved foods. Food in Ayurvedic healing has a direct relationship with your consciousness. You are what you eat is a maxim very dear to the Ayurvedic healer's heart. To be a loving, caring person, you ought to eat foods that have been prepared with love and care so avoid instant and indifferent pre-packaged meals. When the urge to binge on "junk" foods strikes, give your body - and mind - a treat with drinks like Shymala's 'Digest' and 'energy'.

5. Spice up your life.

Cook with special Ayurvedic spices. It works on the different systems of the body. Turmeric is a good immune booster and anti-allergic, cumin seeds stimulate the Pachakagni (digestive fire) and the digestion and Saffron is a well known aphrodisiac. Make your food more delicious and healthy with the help of bay leaves, red chilli, fenugreek seeds and other spices.

6. Be positive.

Drive thoughts of jealousy out from your mind. These are toxic, and pile up negative "Ama" inside you, leading to not only mental but also physical ailments.

7. Love yourself.

Increase the quota of time you spend on yourself. Start your day with a warm all-body massage before your shower, and you will emerge feeling relaxed and vitally alive. A good self-image always makes you feel generous and loving towards others, and that helps build strong relationships. Massage is one of the many ways in which you can look after yourself. Try a little bit of all of these: yoga, deep breathing, drinking plenty of water, taking frequent breaks from work. All of these will make you feel special and happy. Shymala's Abhyanga and Marma Abhyanga is the best way to get yourself relaxed and energized.

8. Take care of your senses.

Use sesame oil (Nasya) to lubricate and protect your nose and sinuses, which are the ventilation system for your brain. The oil helps clear mucus out of the sinuses. Just dip your little finger in the sesame oil you use for your massage and rub the oil inside of each nostril. Then pinch and release your nostrils rapidly while inhaling sharply. This not only clears the nasal passages but also your brain, making you think clearer and make the right choices with regard to yourself and others. Try Shymala's 'Nasya' treatment to get the best results for sinusitis and other problems.

Touch is a wonderful experience. Ayurveda prime diagnostic tool is nadi pariksha or pulse diagnosis, which connects the physician to the patient. Anyone who has had a pulse diagnosis done, knows how soothing and healing that touch feels. Not only that, the pulse can tell a physician what complex laboratory tests can sometimes fail to reveal. That's why all treatments at Shymala Ayurveda Spa begin with a consultation/ pulse diagnosis with our specialist Ayurvedic consultants.

Value the need of your body to rejuvenate and detoxify with each change of season. Shymala Ayurveda Spa offers a unique and beneficial Panchakarma therapy to detox your clogged body to make you feel and look younger. You can see and feel healthier and stress free in as little as 7 days. If you want to lose weight, gain energy and feel 10 years younger than Shymala Ayurveda is here to help you achieve this goal.

Health is wealth so let your journey to a healthier you start today!

For more information please call Shymala Ayurveda Spa on 0207 348 0018 and visit us at 152 Holland Park Avenue London W11 4UH .


By Dr Rohan
Ayurvedic consultant
Shymala Ayurveda




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