The most common reason behind several illnesses today is ‘lifestyle’. Simple things we choose to do in our daily lives have far reaching effects on our overall health and wellness. Improper lifestyle practices such as staying up late at night, exposure to excessive stimulus from T.V, laptops and smartphones, drinking excessive amounts of caffeine or alcohol or irregular eating leads to an imbalance of the Tridoshas in our body and a host of health problems.
Interestingly, our lifestyle can affect the health of our partners and the future progeny too. For example, if you smoke not only are your stepping closer to serious health problems, you are also exposing your spouse to secondary smoke. Similarly, if work related stress is spilling over into your personal life, perhaps you are exposing your spouse to unnecessary stress as well. (Read more about dealing with work stress in our blog: Don’t Bring the Stress of Work/Office Home with You – Unwind with Ayurveda)
As a couple, spouses need to ensure health and wellness of each other. Here are 3 easy steps to embrace Ayurveda in your daily life, feel good about yourself and rekindle the lost energy in your relationship.
As a couple you can benefit from Ayurvedic massages. Ayurvedic massages are very effective in detoxification. They help in pulling toxins from deep within tissues in the body and digestive system. By balancing the flow of energy in your body, massages make you feel calm, relaxed and rejuvenated. During weekends, or whenever you get the time, give your spouse a relaxing head massage. This is a good way to relieve stress. Special ayurvedic massage oils, such as Jiva Massage Oil and Bhringraj Hair Oil are available for purchase online.
Yoga & Pranayama
The effectiveness of Yoga and Pranayama have been accepted by the entire world. Sometimes this may be difficult to do alone. Practicing Yoga and Pranayama with your spouse will not only keep you motivated it will also strengthen the bond of love. Whenever possible, do this with your entire family to make the bond of love stronger in your family.
As a couple, your bond becomes stronger when your mind, body and soul are synchronized. Practicing yoga and Pranayama as a couple gives you a wonderful opportunity to make a soulful connection with your life partner.
Meditation is very effective in relieving stress. The truest form of love is spiritual love, which means a deep connection between two souls. This is why we call our spouses ‘soulmates‘. Meditation is a powerful tool to strengthen spiritual love. You can do silent meditation or sing spiritual songs (Kirtan/Bhajan) together.
Set aside all criticism, anger and stress of your work place for a few minutes every day and practice these simple steps to make the bond of spiritual love stronger with your soulmate.