Here are five ways to keep your head out of the pollutants in your daily life
Delhi is busy tackling ways to improve its air quality. Breathing free, which has been taken for granted a number of times, has become an enormous concern for us today. As per official statistics, the current Air Quality Index of Delhi is 431, which as per doctors is equal to inhaling 50 cigarettes a day. And as per a report published in the Lancet, pollution kills more than 2.5 million people every year in India.
Amidst all this smog, there is something else that screams out for your attention on a daily basis. Your mind.
Here are 5 ways, Sri Sri Tattva’s doctor, Sharika Menon says, you can bid adieu to the harmful habits that can result in a polluted mind,
- Hello Organic. Hello Energy
When was the last time you felt like you had all of the energy in the world to accomplish everything on your to-do list? Generations older may roll their eyes at twenty-somethings feeling sluggish with a severe lack of energy , but a study by McKinsey found that many millennials are experiencing job burnout before they even turn 30. A simple definition of a burn out is when you have more to do and not enough energy to do it. Asking your boss to give you lesser work is not an option in today’s world. Then increasing your energy levels is the smartest way to not be part of these stats.
But then, how do you remain ever-charged?
Dr Sharika says, “One of the easiest ways is to shift to eating organic. Whether it’s your daily organic staples like pulses or vegetables, eating chemical free goes a long way in maintaining mind-body health.”
Whether by design or default, people who have gone the organic way are reaping health benefits.
- Goodbye Toxins - Detox, the right way and as per your body type.
Feel like going back to bed even after 7 hours of sleep? Tired and drowsy at work all day? Maybe, it is time to get rid of the toxins that get accumulated over a period of time, thanks to lifestyle choices. You may have heard of ‘detoxing’ your body. Some of you might have tried it too. A detox, under proper guidance, can get rid of toxins in the body and develop habits that will keep you on track for a healthier life. There are many ways to detox your body.
Detoxification means cleansing the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin. However, when these systems are compromised, impurities aren't properly filtered and the body is adversely affected.
- Resting your organs through fasting;
- Stimulating the liver to drive toxins from the body;
- Promoting elimination through the intestines, kidneys, and skin;
- Improving circulation of the blood; and
- Refuelling the body with healthy nutrients.
- Go Back to Basics: Adopt an Ayurvedic Lifestyle
You don’t have to completely change your lifestyle to improve your health with Ayurveda. Dr Sharika says, slight changes in your diet, sleep habits and lifestyle can eliminate ill health.
- Know your pulse: Prevention better than cure
Nadi Pariksha is an ancient Ayurvedic technique of diagnosis through the pulse. It can accurately diagnose physical, mental and emotional imbalances as well as diseases. It is a non- invasive science that enables to reach the root cause of health issues and not just address the symptoms. Unlike a conventional form of diagnosis where the doctor reads your prior medical reports and asks you questions, our Nadi doctors can check your pulse and will be able to tell you surprising details about your current health condition, which you may or may not be aware of.