February is the month of love! And love resides in our hearts. Did you know according to Ayurveda our immune system essence and strength resides in our hearts? It’s called Ojas. And the most beautiful part of Ayurveda is that love strengthens this immune essence and heart!
So let’s take a journey into nourishing our hearts, immune system and love.
If you are looking for holistic ideas for Valentines Day here are some hidden gems from Ayurveda Pura. These gift ideas are both luxurious and yet nourishing for the heart and immune system
Natural Serenity Candle with Rose and peony: Natural Serenity Candle - Ayurveda Pura
Soothing Essential Oils: Essential Oils - Ayurveda Pura
Home is where you heart is! In Ayurveda your heart is your home! Once your home is strengthened all aspects of life also get strengthened. Here are some simple Ayurvedic suggestions and tips to help nourish you heart:
1) Yoga and meditation for heart
Ayurveda and Yoga have always gone hand in hand for complete holistic physical, mental and emotional.
Regular Yoga practice not only helps on a physical level but also helps to maintain and produce the right kind of hormones to strengthen your heart and immune system.
If you are looking for a regular yoga practices join Dr Deepa Apte on Monday evenings 7pm to 8pm at Ayurveda Pura Health Spa for a well-rounded Yoga lesson.
And if you can’t make it in person, join Dr Apte’s online Yoga lessons. Details are here:
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2) Eat a balanced diet
You are what you eat.
Food prepared with love nourishes your body, mind and emotions - with love.
With the weather getting cold, focus more on warm cooked foods like soups, stews or steamed salads.
A little bit of sweet is great for the heart! Especially if it’s easy to prepare and full of Ayurvedic nourishment.
Here is a simple recipe of Sweet Potato Halva with cardamom and saffron.
Sweet Potato Halva – Deepa Apte
One other great suggestion for colder weather is the Ayurvedic Golden Milk. Here is a simple article by Dr Deepa Apte explain everything about this great nourishing drink for the colder months.
Dr. Deepa Apte's article: Ayurveda Pura’s Ayurvedic Golden Milk – Deepa Apte
Here is a link to Ayurvedic Golden Milk: Ayurvedic Golden Milk | Ayurveda Pura
3) Get enough sleep
Did you know there is a reason why many animals hibernate during winter season? The sleep and rest that they get through winter months helps them to strengthen their bodies for warmer weather.
This applies to us too. Good prolonged and deep sleep is a must for a strong heart and immune system. Good sleep helps to nourish the nervous system, balance the endocrine system and ultimately strengthens the immune system.
Ayurveda recommends sleeping for at least 8 hours per night, with a regular bedtime routine. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day helps maintain your body’s natural circadian rhythm.
If you are having issues with resting why not consider the Ayurvedic Sleep Well Kit™ by Ayurveda Pura. This kit includes Dashamoola Herbal Mix, Ghee and Ashwagandha Capsules (60), part of Dr. Apte’s Sleep Well protocol.
By establishing a regular sleep routine, you will be able to get enough quality sleep each night. This will help to promote physical and mental health and can lead to a more balanced lifestyle.
4) Exercise regularly
We as human beings are creatures or community and movement. Lack of physical movement does impact the heart and immune system.
But most importantly lack of physical activity and movement impacts mental and emotional health too.
Something as simple as a 15 minute walk everyday will change your attitude, energy and wellbeing.
If you are looking for a simple at home Yoga practice, why not consider 10 lessons of yoga with Dr. Apte (Online). This is a perfect yoga package to enjoy in the comfort of your own home and can be accessed anytime of the day. For all skill levels. Find out more here.
5) Avoid smoking
The one habit that would definitely weaken the heart along with immune system and shorten your life span, is smoking.
It’s never too late to stop smoking and embrace a healthier lifestyle. If you are looking for help and support to stop smoking, we at Ayurveda Pura offer traditional Ayurvedic support.
Our Ayurvedic Stop Smoking Kit™. Kit includes Pure Tulsi Tea & Tulsi Capsules, known for its benefits in lung function. Also included Brahmi Capsules, Triphala Powder and Mahanarayan Oil.
If you are looking for a guided support then do book in an Ayurvedic Consultation with Dr Deepa Apte to cleanse and detox your systems and get rid of the habit.
6) Keep your home and office organised
There is nothing more soothing and satisfying than coming back to a home which is full of positive energy and love. Likewise there is nothing more encouraging to start a morning by entering into an office which inspires you to achieve all your goals.
According to Vedic sciences, it’s all about the energy in directions and spaces. We call it Vaastu.
If you are looking to improve the Vaastu of your living space or working environment, don’t hesitate to book a Vaastu Consultation with Dr Deepa Apte.
Even better, if you are looking to help others improve all aspects of their daily life; do enroll in our Vaastu Practitioner Course Vaastu Practitioner Course - Starts February 2023.
7) Follow the principles of Ayurveda
By following the principles of Ayurveda, you can take steps towards improving your cardiovascular health and promoting overall wellness. Make sure to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for personalized advice regarding your specific needs. It may be ideal to consider a Ayurvedic Consultation to jump start this time of renewal.