1. Eat local and seasonal

Ayurveda recommends eating food grown within 100km radius of your home. Fresh seasonal produces from the local markets are more optimum than exotic fruits imported from South America.

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2. Spice it up

Spices are more than just in curries. Adding even one whole or freshly ground spice to your meals will go a long way. Spices helps in digestion, protecting the heart and fighting inflammation. To start with, go for cumin, coriander, ginger and turmeric.

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3. Tongue scraping

Oral hygiene should also include our tongue hygiene. The layers that form on our tongue are extremely toxic and should be eliminated using a metal scraper daily.

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4. Self message

Called Abyangha, this relaxing ritual improves the look and feel of your skin. Use a high-quality organic oil and massage it all over your body in upward direction. It helps the body get rid of waste by stimulating the lymphatic system. It also helps to reduce stress.

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5. Eat a light dinner

To improve digestion and the quality of your sleep, Ayurveda recommends to eat a light dinner before 8 PM. It enables the metabolic elements to have some rest too at night.

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6. Dry skin brushing

This invigorating ritual involves using a natural brush to stroke the skin in upwards direction. It helps in the lymphatic circulation.

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7. Neti pot

Ayurveda places great importance on nasal health just like oral health. A neti pot is a teapot shaped container that helps flush out the mucus and impurities from the nasal canal.

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8. Move your body everyday

Yoga originated from Ayurveda as Ayurveda strongly warns against sedentary lifestyle. Even a daily 10 mins light exercise goes a long way in not only on your health journey but also your mental journey.

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9. Oil pulling or swishing

This practice detoxifies as well as naturally brightens your teeth. Swish one spoon of natural oil in your mouth for 20 minutes then discard the toxic oil. This practise is highly underrated in the light of Western products marketing.

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10. Meditate daily

One of the guiding principles of this philosophy is that there is a link between the body and the mind. Ayurveda greatly caters to our spiritual capabilities. Meditation helps in mental wellbeing, mindfulness and reducing stress.

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