Deeper into the benefits of Ayurveda and Yoga – Fighting Fat Naturally

We are living in a progressive, fast paced world. The world is continuously evolving. In the process of inventing delightful solutions to everyday problems of life and building super smart gadgets, we are wandering further from nature and the basic way of living.

Today, overwhelming health hazards and obesity challenges man. According to NIH, more than two-third of adults and almost one-third of children and adolescents in the United States are overweight or obese. 45% of overweight Americans and 67% of those who are obese are trying to lose weight through different ways, weight-loss dietary supplement being one of the most popular choice.

Adults in USA - Weight Loss Supplement

These dietary supplements run contrary to the lifestyle changes, which health experts believe is the basis for achieving long-term weight loss.

Ayurveda, the science of life, does have simple answers to many of these problems.

Few simple but essential factors that aggravate these issues are irregular food habits, lack of sleep, unhealthy lifestyle, stress, spending too much time indoors without natural sunlight and air, just to name a few.

The link to the article, Fight Fat with Ayurveda on Facebook, is an interesting read and provides insightful tips and tricks to get rid of those stubborn fat cells without hampering ones health. The article talks about Ayurveda, which has been around for thousands of years providing holistic healing for chronic as well as acute ailments. The article talks about the accumulated “ama,” toxins in the body that are responsible for the vast growth in fat cells and also gives tips to eliminate those toxins from the body by following certain rules and disciplining ones body. The article talks about various fat fighting ingredients, herbs, spices and methods including a detox tea, “triphala,” “curry powder,” “meal timings,” and last but not the least “ massage with raw silk glove- to promote digestion and detoxification.”

Lose Weight with Ayurveda on Twitter talks about reasons and ways to lose weight with Ayurveda. It also stresses the importance of losing weight by the right method and under the supervision of an Ayurveda “vaidyar,” (Ayurveda doctor,) so that it benefits and does not give rise to other complications.

One of the most famous and effective spices in Ayurveda is turmeric.

According to an article, “Turmeric offers many health benefits since it has both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.”

“It is used to relieve swelling and pain due to headaches and wounds and is called ‘natural aspirin’ in Ayurvedic medicine.”

Turmeric has an impressive line of benefits. There are a number of ways to include turmeric in ones diet. Turmeric boiled in milk is a great remedy for sore throat, cold, muscle pains, wounds and many other ailments. Pinterest has some great Ayurvedic recipes for turmeric milk or “golden milk.” When making turmeric milk, one should keep a couple of things in mind. Turmeric dissolves in oil, so any kind of healthy oil like coconut oil, olive oil, or “ghee,” or clarified butter should definitely be included in a golden milk recipe. Another important addition to the golden milk recipe is peppercorns. Few grains of peppercorns are important to help the digestion of turmeric in the correct way.

Black pepper enhances bioavailability of Turmeric, Piperine is the main chemical in black pepper. “Piperine is said to help make curcumin more bioavailable.”

(c) Smita Dwivedi

(c) Smita Dwivedi

Yoga, along with Ayurveda is very beneficial for weight loss. “Surya Namaskar” or sun salutation is a form of yoga. If Surya Namaskar is performed regularly in the correct way, it can help with successful weight loss and, bring about many benefits in the human body. Instagram and You Tube have descriptions of the process with step-by-step pictures and videos.

Although, everything sounds promising, it yet needs to be practiced with utmost care and under supervisions of experienced practitioners to avoid injury and complications. Be it golden milk or Surya Namaskar, it should be practiced in moderation.

The medical industry is progressing at an impressive pace. Integrating alternative modes healing like Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, Acupuncture is great modalities of complementary therapies that, if used correctly, under supervision, can help an individual immensely. These can also work together with western medicine and hasten the healing process.

The crucial part though, is lifestyle. A lifestyle with less stress, less processed food at right intervals and right time, ample rest and a little common sense comes a long way and keeps a person, healthy, wealthy and, wise.