Health Tip: 5-Minute Bedtime Exercise Routine for Longevity and Fitness!

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: June 24, 2024 12:21 PM2024-06-24T12:21:07+5:302024-06-24T12:27:23+5:30

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Incorporating Ayurvedic principles into daily life offers numerous treatments to maintain both physical and mental health. Rather than relying solely on Ayurvedic medicines, adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle can ensure sustained well-being and longevity.

Ayurveda states not just herbal remedies but also dietary practices. According to Ayurvedic principles, it's recommended to have dinner three to four hours before bedtime. This allows for adequate digestion before sleep, keeping the stomach light and promoting good quality sleep.

Here are the straightforward rules: Before bedtime, sit in Vajrasana on your bed. If this is uncomfortable, sit in a relaxed position, cross-legged. Assume a yoga posture by placing your hands on your knees with the first three fingers touching the thumb. Take a deep breath to promote a healthy life.

This practice should not be performed in an air-conditioned room. The objective is to breathe fresh air into the body. Therefore, it is best done sitting in front of a window, on a balcony, terrace, or in an open courtyard. For those unable to do this at night, taking deep breaths upon waking in the morning is recommended.

Deep breathing prolongs life because the daily air intake is typically insufficient for the body's needs. Engaging in daily deep breathing practices serves as a preventive measure, ensuring the body receives ample oxygen without the need for artificial supplementation. Now, let's explore the alternative approach.

If clapping at night disturbs others who are asleep, perform this exercise in the morning instead. Before bed, massage each finger gently with a little oil applied to both palms. This soothing practice promotes relaxation, alleviates stress, and enhances sleep quality.

The alternative method involves clapping the palms together loudly after taking a deep breath for five minutes. This action activates all acupressure points in the palms and helps the five elements (mahabhutas) in the body function smoothly.

So, there's no excuse for not having time to exercise. Take five minutes before bed to follow these steps. Eat fresh, pure homemade food in moderation, and ensure adequate sleep. Stay active throughout the day and gradually make time for exercise, prioritizing deep breathing exercises for optimal respiratory health.