One thought in particular that 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. You can defy aging naturally.
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 vigor and delaying the debility of aging. An herbal formulation of Chyavanprasha Rasayana has the adage of Sage Chyavan restoring youth while in 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 an 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
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 blemishes. Aloe vera is slimy and mucoid by nature and cold in action. It is bitter in taste and has a pungent aftertaste.
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. Ten to 20 ml of freshly extracted juice may be taken as supplement. Local application of the pulp or juice is also recommended.
According to Ayurveda, Neem is light in nature and cold in action. The taste is pungent and astringent, whereas the aftertaste 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 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 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. 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 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 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.
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 aftertaste. 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.
It also 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 and 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 vigor to mind, body and soul. Practicing meditation provides inner peace, helps reduce debility and limitations and even slows 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 to restore the proper functioning of the body as well as mind, Panchkarma – or the five modes of purification and natural detoxification – can be an excellent support to keep the withering process of aging at bay. Each specifies one of five methods to eliminate toxic wastes from the body.
–To cause vomiting
–To cause purgation
- Asthapan Vasti
–Enema to push medicines into colon
- Anuvasan Vasti
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 deterioration 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: 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 seven to eight hours is the best form of rest. This helps the body and mind relax completely and also helps regain the daily loss of energy. This is also a necessary ingredient for retaining – as well as reviving – natural wellness, vigor and vitality, all of which are immensely important in defying aging naturally.
About the Author:
Dr. Sonica Krishan is Ayurveda and Natural Lifestyle Healer and Consultant based in Chandigarh, India. She has authored natural home cure books, including “Herbal Healers,” “Home Remedies” and “Healing Through Ayurveda” and is presently writing for national and international publications. She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.herboveda.co.in/.