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Ayurveda for Aging Well

As we get old, bodily and mental systems change. Our constructive processes break down while degeneration is happening more and more.

According to Ayurveda, life’s journey is divided into 3 major milestones, determined by the 3 doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Kapha is dominant during childhood & youth (birth to 16 years; anabolism), Pitta during adult age (+/-16 to 50 years; promoting metabolism) and Vata during old age (+/- 50 to 100 years; catabolism).

In order to slow down degenerative conditions that cause common lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardio-vascular disorders, endocrinological disbalances, cancer etc., it is important to follow healthy diets and lifestyle habits already at young age.

We will present the Top 10 of some simple Ayurvedic tips to prevent ageing processes. Today we'll start with the first 5.

Many terms that are used are explained more in detail in previous posts in our page. But, do not hesitate to message us if you have any questions.

1. Follow a diet and lifestyle according to your individual body type (Prakruti: Vata, Pitta and/or Kapha predominance)

2. As our body synchronizes to the rhythm of the sun, make daily and seasonal habits as a part of your life (dinacharya & ritucharya)

3. Sadvritta: In Ayurveda, health is defined as a balance of body, mind, social and spiritual well-being. This is described in the codes of conduct, known as “Sadvritta”. Sadvritta originates from the words “Sad” (good) and “Vritta” (conduct, behaviour or habits in our daily life).

4. Social hygiene, spiritual health: keep socialising and practice your kind of spirituality to make positive and joyful experiences and purify your mind

5. Sattvic food: There are 3 properties of food to remember: Sattva, Raja, Tamas. In order to stay healthy and prevent diseases, you should mostly focus on Sattvic food. Sattvic food supports the mind to stay clear and focused. It refreshes the ability to think, increases curiosity, the desire to wake up and to be active.

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