COMO SHAMBHALA’S AYURVEDIC EXPERT, DR DWARKA, SUGGESTS FIVE WAYS TO INSTANTLY INJECT MORE PEACE AND BALANCE INTO YOUR LIFE
1. LISTEN TO THE SOUND OF WATER
“Water is a wonderful grounding tool. Record the sounds of five different types of water onto your phone – things like rain, a fountain, a waterfall, a beach, a river lapping, whatever you can find – for five minutes each. Then play these tracks back to yourself when you are in need of calm. Almost 2/3 of the body is made of water. So the body always resonates to this natural sound positively.”
2. TIME YOUR FOOD
Fix the time of your daily meals, plus or minus 20 minutes. Your body controls the production of enzymes and acids necessary for digestion, so by giving it this structure, your energy becomes more balanced, and your vitamin absorption more effective. It’s so simple, but it really does work.”
3. DON’T FORGET EXERCISE
“For both physical and mental balance make exercise as important to your diary as seeing friends. Exercise burns fat, keeps muscles toned, aids digestion and detoxification and helps to make us feel happy and energised”.
3. NUTMEG BEFORE BED
“One pinch of nutmeg in warm milk before you go to bed will improve the quality of your sleep significantly. The spice helps to calm your mind and therefore speed the rejuvenation process of sleep.”
4. WARD OFF VAMPIRES AND CHOLESTEROL
“Add flakes of soft-cooked garlic to at least one of your meals every day. This penetrates your blood cells, melting any cholesterol coating them, and ensuring healthier body function overall.
5. EAT GREEN ONE DAY OF EVERY MONTH
“In city life, however well we eat, we’re taking in pollution. Once a month, stick to just soup and juice for an entire day, to cleanse your mind and body. Vegetarian soups and green juices are best: they are less difficult for your body to digest and also contain more fibres, aiding in the detoxification process.”