9 Ayurveda Wellness Habits to Try

9 Ayurveda Wellness Habits to Try

Have you heard of Ayurveda? Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that comes from the Vedic culture of India. Ever since I interviewed Sahara Rose on my podcast, I’ve been so intrigued by Ayurveda and learning about what practices are best for my mind-body type! I’m a Vata, by the way. If you’re curious about your type, I’ve included a link to an Ayurveda quiz in the description. Today I’m sharing some Ayurveda inspired wellness habits you can try to incorporate into your routine. First, gently stretch in the morning. This wakes your body up, gets circulation going, and energizes you for your day. After getting up, try oil pulling before brushing your teeth. Oil pulling is the act of swishing oil – usually coconut or sesame oil – into your mouth for up to 20 minutes to clean and detoxify your teeth and gums. Think of it as oil cleansing your mouth, letting the oil pull and collect all that bacteria in your mouth. Do your best not to swallow any oil, because all of that bacteria is in it! While doing this, you can boil water to make a morning tea to warm your body up. Here I’m making a tea with apple cider vinegar, honey, and dried ginger. It’s always good to start your day with a warm drink, because something warm allows your body to warm up its digestive system. When you’re done oil pulling, spit out the oil in the trash because the oil might clog your pipes. Then, rinse your mouth with warm water and brush your teeth as usual. Another Ayurveda habit is to scrape your tongue
using a stainless steel tongue scraper. It honestly feels weird in the beginning but now I’ve really grown to like it! After doing this, my mouth feels exceptionally clean, which is great because your oral health is linked to your overall health. Now you can enjoy your morning tea that you made for yourself. I like that these habits overlap so I can multitask while letting my tea cool down a bit. The next habit is meditation. Take time every day to breathe, be still, and be present. You could even take this moment in your morning
to express gratitude for your life. Acknowledge five specific things you’re grateful for in your life. You can say it in your head, out loud, or jot it down in your notebook. This makes a huge difference in your perspective. Similar to drinking something warm in the morning, Ayurveda teaches to eat a warm and light breakfast to ease in your digestive system at the beginning of the day. I used to have green smoothies every morning, but since learning this, I’ve started to make warm oatmeal for breakfast instead. I just sprinkle some chia seed, flaxseed, and fresh berries on top. Another Ayurveda habit to try is dry skin brushing. Dry brushing is a way to refresh and stimulate the skin and lymphatic system, improve blood circulation, and release toxins. There’s a specific way to do this so I’ll
link a step-by-step guide in the description below. Lastly is the Ayurvedic habit of Abyanga,
or self oil massage. Similar to applying body lotion, this is a practice of massaging oil on your body for 15-20 minutes a few times a week to give your body love
and the feeling of stability and warmth. This practice increases circulation, decreases effects of aging, calms the nerves, and so much more. Again, I’ll share a link to detailed instructions
and all the benefits of this habit below. Because I am a Vata – which is the cool and dry dosha – I use warm oils like sesame oil to warm my body. But make sure you take an Ayurveda quiz to
discover your mind-body type and learn more about how you can specifically take care of yourself! After you’ve taken the quiz, comment below with your dosha because I’m super curious to know. Thanks for watching. Make sure to subscribe and I’ll catch you all in the next one. Love you all so much. Bye!

100 Replies to “9 Ayurveda Wellness Habits to Try”

  1. Feels good to know how foreigners respect indian ayurveda…while some of us Indians don't believe in it considering it old illogical which I completely disagree..ayurveda is so so powerful …just needs patience to give results but results are amazing

  2. Hey ! Your video is really useful, thanks ! Could you tell me where you bought your top please ? I'm searching for one of these with "live by the sun, feel by the moon" but can't seem to find a pretty one…

  3. I m Ayurveda student… learning ayurveda is really feels like having new life…I really liked the video… really appreciate your knowledge and interest and curiosity about Ayurveda… thank you so much ?… god bless you

  4. Hi, I’m a student of Ayurveda and I appreciate the efforts you’ve put in the video.
    However, certain practices that you’ve mentioned aren’t true to our science.
    1. No where in our textbooks has it ever been mentioned that stretching in the morning should be a part of our daily routine.
    2. Tea was never a part of Ayurveda, it’s not a native to India either.
    Drinking warm water is a more beneficial habit.
    3. Also because you’re of the vaat body type, having oats, flax seeds in the morning can add to your dryness. Try using ghee, which is an integral part of ayurvedic diet. It moistens and nourishes all tissues of the body and enhances metabolism.
    4. Abhyanga should be done before having your breakfast, followed by a mild form of exercise and lukewarm bath. Breakfast should be eaten after you’ve taken bath as bathing enhances one’s digestive fire.

    Thanks for showing a keen interest in our science! x

  5. Hi, I love ayurveda! 😀 I'm probably a pitta dosha, bu I will see from that quiz in your description box!
    P.s.: donºt eat fruit with other foods! it creats toxins, so eat the strawberrys later 😉

  6. I'm a Vata too! It's rare to see me outgoing because I'm always stressed with work. Maybe if I start eating for my mind-body type, I will be able to balance everything out! Thank you, Lavendaire.

  7. this was such a well done video… there's a lot of vague information out there about Ayurveda, but this was straight to the point, easy to follow and beautifully filmed and edited. Just subscribed because your channel is so unique! So excited that I found this video and you! x

  8. Lovely video! It reminded me to take up some of these habits again. Oil pulling, the tongue scraper, dry brushing and not to forget meditation! I used to do all of that then I stopped. It was fun to to do the test. I went to a workshop learning about the doshas and how to boost your immunesystem. I resonated at the event with both pita and vata.. and in the test I got on Mind a dominating vata and body I got the same percantage on pita & vatta!

  9. I am happy I found you! I just am starting out my journey in the ayurveda world, and found out I am a Kapha!!

  10. Great summary, thanks! Did I miss the link to dry brushing you put below the video, I couldn't locate it….

  11. hey i really like your videos ☺️? you seems like a really calm and peaceful person and I wanted to say that Jesus ❤️ is the reason of my peace and joy you should go listen to Reckless Love by Cory Asbury this song just telling how God's love for us is just incredible and reckless !!! and sometimes it makes me emotional because its the simple truth.✨ LOVE YOU AND HAVE A GOOD DAY PEOPLE who are reading this

  12. I love your videos!! Just a little fact I heard that you should drink apple cider vinegar with a straw because the liquid is so acidic that it will begin to break down your enamel

  13. I have Vata-mind and Pitta-body. But I already did know this before I watching this video 🙂

  14. FYI: Heating honey or having it in a hot drink makes it toxic to the body, as per ayurveda, please take care.

  15. I took the quiz and I'm a Kapha mind and, even though it's tied with Pitta and Kapha, the site says Kapha body as well

  16. You might be interested to learn about Javanese jamu (Indonesian herbal drink) and ancient Chinese healthcare as well. Both are well kept secrets not commonly known in the West.

  17. Hey Aileen! I'm a new subscriber here. Being indian, and a follower of Ayurveda, I just thought you might find this as interesting as I did. Did you know that heating honey is considered bad for you? It apparently messes up your digestive system in a way.
    That's just a small piece of knowledge I have.
    Loved the video btw. I'm obsessed with you channel ❤️❤️.

  18. I am roughly equal in all of them, lol I'm the divergent of ayurveda (I'm sorry I have a weird sense of humor)

  19. I am from India…
    Loving that u all are getting to know our culture……….

    These things will definitely help you what u have to do is just take action…


  20. Ayurveda is the most effective things for our mind n obviously body hair nail etc..its coming since that time of CHANAKYA.. proud to be an indian. Thnq

  21. Eek. Chia seeds should be soaked in water before eating them, if not they will absorb the water in your body and dehydrate you.

  22. As, research have shown popular toothpaste contain chemicals. So, what do you brush your teeth with? I've recently starting brushing my teeth with water first and then baking soda.. and I will then use peppermint on in the future

  23. This was so relaxing and interesting to learn ❤ I checked on the link you posted and I turned out to be a Kapha Mind and a Vata Body ✨❤? Omg Lavendair thank you so much for all this information. I watch your videos everyday and you helped me get back to my painting again ❤ I haven't painted in more than 7+yrs ? I love you and admire you so so much ❤✨???

  24. Thank you for sharing. I need to incorporate more positive routines into my life. This is such a nice video, your advice always has high levels of credibility.

  25. I didn't even know scraping tongue with a Stainless Steel scraper was an ayurvedic procedure.. Just been doing it since I was a kid..

  26. I couldn't do the test. I had difficult just choosing one answer. Its not for me. Maybe if there were more options to choose, I don't know. Like the video except there's no way I could swish oil in my mouth for 20 minutes (up to ?) Maybe five

  27. Pitta dominant vata sub. great intro video for beginner's ? i love how ayurveda is becoming more popularly recognized!

  28. I got extremely excited when I saw that there is a good video about Ayurveda. I personally want to go into alternative medicine in college and pursue a career in it. There are not many colleges or schools which have a degree in this. I would love to specialize in Ayurvedic Medicine and such. I don't really know how to go about it though.

  29. The answer choices weren't suitable to my personal truths, and the answers didn't apply to me. Perhaps there are other quizzes?

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