Deja’s founder Sara gave Natural Health Magazine some Ayurvedic secrets to ageing well!
We know — the thought of ageing is no one’s favourite. However, there are ways we can grow old gracefully.
In Ayurveda, we know that getting older is normal, but also that lots of the things we associate with the process are preventable! We also believe that nature provides all the tools we need to promote health and radiate youth. Here are our favourite quick switches and lifestyle fixes that keep the not-so-nice parts of ageing at bay.
👅 Get into scrapingAdd a tongue scraping ritual to your daily routine. It improves overall health by removing the toxins your body eliminates overnight so that you don’t swallow them, and improves digestion (the key to good health in Ayurveda); plus our tongue scraper is made of copper, an ancient metal prized for its antibacterial properties.
♨ Warm up your waterAs you age, your metabolism slows down. Speed it up, and regulate your digestion, too, by drinking a cup of hot water in the morning before you consume anything else. You’ll find yourself feeling fresher; that’s because hot water is better absorbed by the body than cold, so it’s even more hydrating.
💆 A stroke of luckGive yourself a massage! Warm up coconut, sesame or jojoba oil between your hands and work it across your body in circular motions. It’s great for your skin, your circulation and your heart; plus it’s the perfect way to unwind.
🧘 Make time to meditateIn our busy day-to-days, stress is virtually unavoidable; unfortunately, it’s also responsible for premature ageing. If you can’t get rid of the cause, how you manage it counts. Meditation is an ultra important tool, calming and soothing overworked minds and improving memory in the mix — a great way to boost vitality!
🍲 Eat for your doshaFirst, if you don’t know it, it’s time to discover your dosha. In Ayurveda there are three different doshas (or body types) — airy Vata, fiery Pitta and cool, calm collected Kapha — and whichever is dominant for you determines the food that’s best for you to eat to maintain your body’s balance. Eating foods favoured for your dosha improves your overall health and allows you to feel younger for longer.
...And those are just a few of Ayurveda’s tips on ageing gracefully. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for more ideas on living your best life the Ayurvedic way.