AYURVEDA FOR TECH DETOX
Technology has taken over almost all aspects of life. This has resulted in large chunks of time spent staring at digital screens. Over time, this can result in various issues with regards to mental health and physical well-being. The mind is greatly affected by the distraction provided by tablets, phones and laptops while the body reacts with irritation of the eyes, slower metabolism and more.
Ayurveda is an ancient science which considers balance as the best way for healing and health. Therefore, the current lifestyle of overindulgence in digital screens does not adhere to the ayurvedic way of life. However, in many cases, the technology overload is unavoidable due to the rapid nature of today’s world.
Ayurveda provides ways to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle while balancing the asks of modern living. Simply by understanding the body and catering to the needs of the mind, it is possible to attain true synergy between the two.
- The first step recommended by Ayurveda is to analyze your body dosha. This can be evaluated by a skilled ayurvedic doctor. Most people are one of the three: kapha, pitta or vata. Some have tendencies of more than one dosha as well. Depending on this, various aspects of wellness can be defined.
- In general, technology can stimulate the characteristics of vata dosha or kapha This leads to an imbalance in the body which may show up negatively as ailments or mental disturbances. When you know your body type, it is possible to assess the imbalance and change diet or activity to pacify the aggravated dosha.
- Setting time aside for yoga and pranayama every day is key to finding and maintaining balance. Think of it as flossing your mind and body. Only when the needs are met, can they function in a healthy and normal way.
- Eyes are the most affected by this constant exposure to screens. This can result in vision loss, blurry eyes, dry eyes, headaches, colour flashes and more. For this reason, it is important to take a break from staring at the screen once every few minutes. Doing this will help the eyes relax and reduce the strain on them. Another ayurvedic tip is to keep a bottle of pure rosewater beside you and spritz your eyes with it regularly. It helps add moisture to the eyes and calms them.
- Ayurveda recommends a complete detox every couple months. This involves detoxifying the mind, body and soul. Panchakarma retreats with skilled practitioners, complete digital detox and meditation can help rejuvenate the body, boost immunity, improve concentration and more.
Always consult an ayurvedic doctor for the best ways to implement ayurvedic techniques into your life.