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HEALTH TIPS 2016

June 20, 2016

Big Tip

 

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.”— Charaka Samhita: Sutrasthana: V: 88-89

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.

(http://www.banyanbotanicals.com/info/ayurvedic-living/living-ayurveda/lifestyle/self-oil-massage/)

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

 

Increases circulation

 

Stimulates the internal organs of the body

 

Assists in elimination of impurities from the body

 

Moves the lymph, aiding in detoxification

 

Increases stamina

 

Calms the nerves

 

Benefits sleep—better, deeper sleep

 

Enhances vision

 

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

(http://www.chopra.com/ccl/the-benefits-of-ayurveda-self-massage-abhyanga)

For more information and other resources on self-massage and its benefits please visit the following links:

BANYAN BOTANICALS

THE CHOPRA CENTER

June 13, 2016

 Big Tip

Daily Sun Salutations

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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.

Surya Namaskara Details

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Honey Be Health Number 1
H2O

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.

  1. Balance:  H2O balances your body fluids
  2. Helps Monitor Caloric Intake
  3. Water is Good for your Muscles
  4. H2O is Good for Your Skin
  5. Can Help Kidney Function
  6. Helps Your BMs

(* Information taken from WebMD)

For more information on all of these tips, please visit WebMD (URL found below).

http://www.webmd.com/diet/6-reasons-to-drink-water?page=1