Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old Indian medical system that mainly relies on a natural and holistic approach to improve the well being of humans, both physically and mentally. It is considered as the traditional health care system in India. Ayurveda marks out three primary forces of energy – Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth) that are responsible for the attributes of one’s mind and body. Ayurvedic treatment is a combination of diet, exercise, lifestyle and other products (mainly derived from plants).

Here are the 5 ways to incorporate Ayurveda into your everyday life.

Wake up Early
According to Ayurveda waking up an hour before the sunrise helps to synchronize the body’s circadian rhythm with that of the sun’s energy. At this hour, the mother nature is pure and soothing and even the mind will be in its active state after a sound sleep.

Hydrate Your Body
To maintain sound health one has to hydrate the body in a very proper manner. Water penetrates into the subtle channels of the body and purifies them. Ayurveda recommends hot water consumption therapy (Ushnodaka therapy) to cleanse the channels. To be well-hydrated, drink at least 8 oz. glasses of water daily.

Make Daily Detox a Priority
The natural healing system, Ayurveda recommends practising a gentle detox on a daily basis to flush out the toxins from the body. The most common Ayurvedic detoxifier drinks include herbal teas and lukewarm water mixed with honey. A therapeutic process, Panchakarma also facilitates the body to get rid of toxic materials.

Exercise and Meditate
The ancient texts of Ayurveda firmly state that physical activity or exercise on a regular basis is very crucial. Yoga dissolves physical stress and calms the mind. Meditation gets you to the state of restful awareness. Practising both yoga and meditation keeps your mind and body in harmony.

Eat Fresh and Healthy
In Ayurvedic medicine, nutrition and relationship with nature are given prime importance. It focuses on fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds and spices. These foods are easily digested and well absorbed into the body. They even improve the digestive ability called as the digestive fire Agni.