The modern lifestyle and the change of eating habits over the last few decades have led to change in our body and minds functionality. This has resulted in most of us being overweight or leading towards obesity. Fat accumulates due to an impaired metabolism and the reduction in the fat burning capacity of the body. Ayurveda is one such ancient medicinal system which helps in managing weight holistically. According to Ayurveda, being overweight involves an inherent excess in kapha dosha.
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In Ayurveda, Over weight is described as excessive accumulation of Meda (fat/adipose tissue) and Mamsa (flesh/muscle tissue) leading to flabbiness of hips, abdomen and breast. It is considered as one of Santarpanottha Vikara (disease due to consumption of excessive calories) in Ayurveda. Medodushti (disorders of fat metabolism) may be one of the risk factors for Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD).
In Ayurveda, obesity is treated not only for weight loss but also in terms of adjusting metabolic processes by reducing Ama and the excess fat to regulate the function of Kapha without vitiating Vata. To correct metabolism as well as strengthen the digestive and tissue fire and clear body canals, it is important to improve dietary habits and reduce the impact of stress.
During your Ayurveda weight loss program for purification we will also apply panchakarma treatments of ;Virechan (Therapeutic purgation) & Lekhan vasti (Medicated enema)
Ama pachan (oral use of digestives to augment the fat metabolism)
Ayurveda suggests that it is extremely difficult or perhaps impossible to lose weight in the presence of Ama. Due to this reason people fail to lose weight even when they limit their food intake. Hence, it is important to get rid of Ama first and then work on loosing weight.
Ruksha Udwartan (Dry medicated powder massage)
Deep dry massage with herbal powders (Udwarthana). The Udvartana therapy is the most common Ayurvedic treatment recommended to cure obesity where herbal powders (in the form of oils or dry powders) are used to remove the blockages and stiffness of the body.
Massage and Steam bath
Abhyanga therapy with specific oils followed by a steam bath is recommended.
Special herbs are used in the steam bath. The increased level of toxins, along with excess water, is removed by means of profuse sweating. The steam also allows the herbal paste to penetrate deeper into the body.
In order achieve weight loss results one could follow the below simple steps during day to day activities
Fluid Intake Adjustment
Replace sweet drinks such as carbonated drinks, fruit juices and cold drinks with clean warm water with a temperature of 35-36 degrees. Sipping hot water (at least 48 min) before meals ignites the digestive fire and helps combating pseudo-hunger by allowing the free movement of Vata. This way hydration can help you break the pathogenesis.
Fasting with Hot Water
Fasting once a week does wonders for the gut and tones the digestive system. The breakdown of the harmful leftover unabsorbed food particles begins in the digestive fire. Care should be taken not to raise the batting during fasting. Hot broth of moong dal (a tablespoon of green mung beans boiled in 750 milliliters of water until cooked) can be an alternative to clean hot water.
When food is eaten carefully, the brain perceives the taste, smell and type of food and sends signals to the stomach to release enzymes and digestive juices to digest the food. Eating while driving or watching TV, or in meetings, disrupts the digestive process and hinders weight loss efforts.
Following an Ayurvedic lifestyle will ensure that you not only healthily lose weight but also start feeling stronger from within.