HEALTH TIPS 2016
June 20, 2016
Ayurvedic Self Massage
“The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much, even if subjected to accidental injuries or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts, and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age.”
Anointing with oil is commonly a religious ritual, but did you know it could really help your physical body? Abhyanga is an Ayurvedic term which means to anoint your body with oil.
Self massage with oil is beneficial in many ways.
Benefits of AbhyangaNourishes the entire body—decreases the effects of aging
Imparts muscle tone and vigor to the dhatus (tissues) of the body
Imparts a firmness to the limbs
Lubricates the joints
Stimulates the internal organs of the body
Assists in elimination of impurities from the body
Moves the lymph, aiding in detoxification
Calms the nerves
Benefits sleep—better, deeper sleep
Makes hair (scalp) grow luxuriantly, thick, soft and glossy
Softens and smoothens skin; wrinkles are reduced and disappear
Pacifies Vata and Pitta and stimulates Kapha—to learn
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June 13, 2016
Daily Sun Salutations
Surya Namaskar is known as the “classical” sun salutation. If done just a few times every morning, the benefits are amazing.
According to http://www.theartofliving.org, “The regular practice of Surya Namaskar improves circulation of blood throughout the body, maintains health, and helps one remain disease-free. There are numerous benefits of Surya Namaskar for the heart, liver, intestine, stomach, chest, throat, legs. From head to toe, every part of the body is greatly benefitted by Surya Namaskar, which is why it is highly recommended by all yoga experts.”
Follow this link for more details on how to do Surya Namaskar.
June 6-June 13
DRINK LOTS OF WATER!
While more recent scientific studies have debunked the “eight glasses of water a day” rule, water is still very important. According to WebMD, here are six reasons to drink lots of water on a daily basis.
- Balance: H2O balances your body fluids
- Helps Monitor Caloric Intake
- Water is Good for your Muscles
- H2O is Good for Your Skin
- Can Help Kidney Function
- Helps Your BMs
(* Information taken from WebMD)
For more information on all of these tips, please visit WebMD (URL found below).