Sometimes, it can be overwhelming, when you read about the climate crisis that our planet is facing. You reach a point where you often think: “where do I even start?”
How about starting with your personal health and well-being? We all are connected to ourselves, to the community around us and to our environment. This balanced connectivity and harmony ensures a state of good health and well-being.
Amid the pandemic, we have become more aware and come to realise that it is important to practice holistic self-care and love. On World Health Day 2022, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided to focus on actions needed to improve the health and well-being not only of the people, but also of our planet because it is truly intertwined. We can be in a state of perfect health if we maintain this balance by interacting with our immediate environment in a mindful and wholesome way. However, this initial balance is often disrupted by the lifestyle choices that we make.
The principles of Ayurveda and plant-based nutrition allows us to re-establish this lost connection between nature and the human body. We at svaa.life are passionate about encouraging a healthy lifestyle. The first step towards achieving a goal is gaining knowledge on the how's and why's of the mission.
The fundamental principle of Ayurveda tells us that to be in a perfect state of health, we also need to be in harmony with the 5 elements of nature: earth, water, air, space and fire. The Ayurveda way of life involves incorporating daily and seasonal habits into our lives that help us align with nature’s rhythm and cycles. It also recommends using herbs and a balanced diet for your body’s healing. For example, turmeric is well-known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties, while Ashwagandha is well known for its strengthening, anti-anxiety and calming effects on the body. This plant-based approach of living is sustainable in the long run.
If you are mindful about the environment and want to invest in your, as well as the planet’s well-being, a plant based and Ayurvedic approach will allow you to live in harmony with nature and with yourself.
On this World Health Day, choose the #svaa21daychallenge and take the first step towards making yourself and your planet HEALTHY!