Today on The VedaFoods Health Show with Dr. Jay Apte, we talk about the Ayurvedic Lifestyle.
About Dr. Jay Apte:
Dr. Jay Apte is the most experienced, India trained Ayurveda practitioner in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. She has an integrated degree in Allopathic and Ayurvedic Medicine from Pune University in India. In addition, she also has a Master’s degree in bio-medical sciences (Pharmacology) and has completed coursework for a Masters degree in Nutritional sciences from University of California at Berkley.
After graduating in 1973, she worked as a Gynecologist in India for 9 years before migrating to the U.S. She has practiced Ayurveda for more than 35 years, nearly 30 years in the US, first in Dallas, Texas and now in Mountain View, California. Her sole focus is on providing the very best Ayurvedic (holistic) health care, including Panchakarma treatments, by bringing eastern wisdom and western knowledge together. She has helped thousands of clients suffering from a variety of illnesses such as Allergies, Asthma, Arthritis, Digestive Problems, Skin Conditions, Women’s Issues, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Eczema, Psoriasis, Children suffering from ADD, Autism and many more.
She is currently a board member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and a past president of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM). She is an entrepreneur and has started various Ayurvedic businesses including Ayurvedic wellness center, Ayurveda academies (to teach Ayurvedic medicine around the U.S.), Herbal Care – first company to manufacture Ayurvedic Herbal supplements in the U.S. and AyurFoods – world’s first manufacturer of delicious and tasty, holistic and healthy Ayurvedic foods. She is a gifted teacher and has given seminars and lectures in various forums around the U.S. Dr. Jay enjoys nature walks and is very passionate about Ayurveda.
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Ayurvedic life style for living Healthy:
We are living in a high-tech and high stress world. Our erratic life style also adds more stress, and anxiety. Ayurveda, the wisdom (Veda) of healthy living (Ayu) has unfolded Mother Nature’s secrets of daily regimen offering improved quality of life, increased productivity and living happy and stress-free life.
The foundation of Ayurveda is three natural energies called “TriDoshas” – Kapha – the energy of creation, – Pitta – the energy of metabolism and – Vata – energy of actions and movements. Ayurvedic health and wellness, disease management, life style, diet and herbs revolve around Tridoshas.
The Ayurvedic life style is “the circadian Rhythm” for humans. It is based on the knowledge of predominance of doshas during specific times of the day and the seasons, which help us do the right things at the right time!
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Follow this daily regimen:
Wake up around 5:30-6:00 AM to use Vata’s high energy and creativity. Brush your teeth and drink a glass of warm water. If your constitution is Vata, add a tablespoon of sesame oil. If you are Pitta predominant, 1 tsp ghee will cool you down. If you have abundance of Kapha in you, have a glass of warm water with honey, lemon and fresh ginger root.
Meditate for few minutes, instead of checking the e-mails. Meditation helps calm the mind and clear the thoughts so you get more organized and the day becomes more productive. Eat your breakfast and off you go to work. Sooner you reach the office, stronger will be your endurance, and you will be able to finish the whole day’s work within few morning hours.
Between noon to 1.00 pm is the time to enjoy your lunch (not having a lunch meeting). Noon is the peak of Pitta energy which helps digest food better. After the lunch, take 15-20 minutes of a power nap. This short nap has changed people’s lives. Power nap has different names in different cultures – Siesta in Mexico, Catnap in U S, Vamakukshi in India. It aids digestion and energizes you for a creative work in the afternoon – new projects, brain storming sessions, discussions, meetings etc.
Whole day goes in sitting in front of computer, so 5.00 pm is the time for the physical work out. Depending on your Body Constitution, you can brisk walk, run, jog, swim, play tennis, badminton, or go to the gym. One hour of exercise will tire your body and rest your Mind. You can exercise any time of the day but if you do it during Vata time (early morning or before Sunset), body moves easily.
Go home, rest for some time and eat dinner around 7 pm. Evening is your time to rest, relax and spend few hours in leisure activities – Read a book, listen to the music, watch your favorite show, or spend some time doing your hobby. Bed time is between 10 – 11.00 pm, not 1 -2.00 am. 8 hours of sound sleep is important for the body – body heals during sleep and all organs get rejuvenated for the next day.
Wake up early in the morning and repeat the whole routine. Try this life style for a month and see your life changing, becoming stress-free and more enjoyable.
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