Defy Aging Naturally

Defy Aging Naturally

Dr. Sonica Krishan

One thought that in particular is rather creepy and defeating surely relates to losing of youth radiance. And as times would have it, the process of aging is being rather pre-defined these days. Blame it on food adulteration, modernized sedentary lifestyles or even environmental impinge; the signs of aging have become obvious and deluding.

Rasayana is Natural Rejuvenation Therapy

Ayurveda offers age – old rehabilitation therapy of Rasayana that imparts natural rejuvenation management. This therapy occupies a prime position in Ayurveda and abides as a distinctive branch that deals with maintaining and ameliorating the body functions, including those of the brain. All the more, timely use of Rasayanas could help in increasing resistance against disease, enhancing your health and vigour and it also aids in delaying the debility of aging. A herbal formulation of Chyavanprasha Rasayana has the adage of Sage Chyavan restoring his youth while in his old age with this Rasayana.

Imbibing Natural Environment

Other than the internal use of this therapy, the external environment works as prop up aid. Living in comprehensive natural surroundings is aptly supportive therapy. Herein, simply the general rules of living and natural regimen of seasons is to be followed. This therapy works in accordance to the science of Naturopathy.

Herbal Remedies for endorsement of youth

Aloe vera

Fresh juice or extract from this herb could prove to be a boon for your skin. Having the property of blood purification, it is also beneficial in curing many skin ailments like acne, allergic rash, swellings and also blemishes. Ayurveda recommends the herb as Aloe vera is slimy and mucoid by nature, and cold in action. It is bitter in taste and has a pungent after taste. Thus it is believed to help subside the aggravated heat in the body and at the same time retain moisture in the skin keeping it soft and supple. 10 to 20 ml of freshly extracted juice may be taken as supplement. Local application of the pulp or juice is also recommended.

Neem

According to Ayurveda, Neem is light in nature and cold in action. The taste is pungent and astringent, whereas the after taste is bitter. Therefore, Neem again proves beneficial in decreasing the aggravated heat in the body system. All the more it is believed to be a natural antiseptic and a natural skin healer.

Turmeric

Turmeric is another herb that has for always been associated with beauty. It acts as a wonderful beauty therapy as well as efficient cosmetic use. Turmeric mixed with flour (besan) and sandalwood powder applied to the skin makes it soft and glowing and helps to remove blemishes. This can be supplemented with a little oil or butter.

Sandalwood

Sandalwood is believed to be a holder of anti-toxic and rejuvenating properties. This herb proves highly meritorious in curing heat related skin problems like itching, blemishes, allergies and roughness of the skin. So as to do away with the progression of signs of aging, you could apply some sandalwood oil mixed into coconut oil and massage into withering skin texture.

Rose

Rose is believed to be light, slimy and cold in action. It is also rich in vitamin C and virtuous for the skin. The Rose water can be applied externally to the skin for better results and to get a fairer complexion. You could also take two teaspoons of Rose syrup mixed in a glassful of water on an empty stomach once or twice a day.

Aamla

There are special properties of rejuvenation and revitalizing of the entire body systems in the fruit of Aamla. Aamla or Emlica Officinalis is sour in taste, cold and heavy in nature and has a sweet after taste. Chemically, the fruit of Aamla is full of citric acid. Therefore, it is said to contain the best and the largest amount of vitamin C extracted from the nature. Other than this, it contains a good amount of calcium and minerals like iron and phosphorous in nominal amounts. Some other important ingredients are albumin, cellulose, fiber, carbohydrate, sugar and water. Ayurveda believes that the fruit of Aamla helps to reduce all the three body humors viz. Vatta, Pitta and Kapha, or the air, fire and phlegm; which when aggravated above their normal limits cause a disease. It is a natural source of wellness and bestows anti- aging virtues.

Yoga & Meditation can help

Yoga poses and deep breathing techniques of Pranayaama are virtual gain for all those who find themselves growing conscious about the progressing years.

Yoga aids in slowing down the process of aging in a number of ways. When practiced regularly, body cell degeneration decreases considerably and this in turn imparts vitality and vigour to mind, body and soul.

Practicing of Meditation provides inner peace; helps reduce debility and limitations and even slow down the aging process.

Detoxify occasionally with Panchkarma

Ayurveda aims at correcting any kind of imbalance in the body and rightly implies the body as self-correcting mechanism. Ayurveda believes that so as to restore the proper functioning of the body as well as mind, ‘Panchkarma’ or the five modes of purification and natural detoxification can be a excellent support to keep the withering process of aging at bay. As specified by its name means five methods to eliminate toxic wastes from the body.

  • Vamana – To cause vomiting
  • Virechana – To cause purgation
  • Shirovirechana – Nasal errhines
  • Asthapan Vasti – Enema to push medicines into colon
  • Anuvasan Vasti – Oil enemas.

This therapy of detoxification can be taken up once a year for proper overhauling of the internal organs and body systems.

Ayurveda Counsels Lifestyle Adaptations

The ongoing process of aging needs to be hampered or slowed down when the signs of physical and mental deteriorating seem to commence. At this time, following small lifestyle modifications of diet, exercise and normal sleep would add years to your life.

The daily food intake should preferably be freshly cooked, appealing to taste and easily digestible. Intake of spicy, fried foods, cold drinks, caffeine rich foods and drinks and alcohol should be minimized.

Try and include all the six tastes in your daily diet viz. sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter and astringent.

Take care to include optimum exercises in your daily routine. This helps to keep more active, flexible and away from progressing ailments. These exercises should be according to your own strength and tolerance power. A brisk walk early in the morning is a good form of exercise.

Sound sleep for 7 to 8 hours is the best form of rest. This helps the body and mind to relax completely and also helps regain the daily loss of energy. And this is necessary ingredient for retaining as well as reviving natural wellness, vigor and vitality that are immense assist in defying aging naturally.

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