You want to feel good about the way you look and that includes the health of your weight, skin, hair, and nails.
To achieve the results, you not only focus on your body, but also your mental health as well. That is because beauty literally comes from within.
Nutrition in particular plays a pivotal role in your appearance. Anyone who eats conscientiously and pays attention to the quality of food they eat has already taken the first step. However, your positive attitude about life and your own self-appreciation also have an enormous influence on your body, soul, and overall wellbeing. Treat yourself from time to time, and enjoy life!
Stress and the excessive demands of everyday life can make you mentally and physically ill. With Ayurveda, the Indian science of “long life,” you focus your attention on inner balance, and therefore it gives you an important foundation for a healthy life.
Man consists of the whole body and soul, and this is the basis of the 5,000-year-old healing art of Ayurveda. If we do not live in harmony with nature and our inner being, we become sick. The reason is the three life energies, the doshas, get out of balance. With Ayurvedic treatment methods, Ayurvedic doctors help to harmonize your doshas again, and they include “Vata”, “Pitta” and “Kapha.” Individual treatment can include yoga, meditation, herbal medicine, nutrition therapy, massage therapy, and oil applications.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be sick to try Ayurveda! During an Ayurvedic wellness treatment, you will increase your physical and mental wellbeing with oil treatments, massages, and dietary guidelines. The effect can last a long time. You will also learn a lot about your deepest needs through the in-depth self-analysis that Ayurveda teaches you.
Perhaps you’ll then ask yourself, “Which activities, food and human encounters are not good for me?” You will recognize your personal stress factors and become aware of the physical and emotional signs of overstrain and burnout. On this basis, integrating new, healthy habits into your everyday life can improve your quality of life quickly and, most importantly, in the long term – simply because you address your innermost needs.
Our skin is very special. It not only receives countless impressions from the outside world, but also reveals feelings and moods from your inner world. If the old saying holds true, the skin is the mirror of your soul. This makes it all the more important that we take good care of it, such as through baths and a healthy diet.
As the largest body organ, our skin takes over vital functions. It protects against sun, cold, radiation, dehydration and overheating. It is a respiratory and excretory organ in equal measure. It even recognizes and destroys harmful microorganisms that penetrate into its outer layer and it often indicates what we’re feeling inside. We become “red with anger” or “pale with fright,” sweat with fear and excitement or get goose bumps in emotional situations. In the case of neurodermatitis or psoriasis, psychological stress can lead to the outbreak of the disease or to a further relapse. Even our age can be seen on our skin. At the same time, when your skin is clear and radiant, you are likely relaxed and well rested.
Wellness doesn’t have to be expensive. Design your own personal feel-good program at home. Whether it’s daily short rituals or an extensive day of pampering, let yourself be inspired by our ideas. For instance, try an aroma bath with essential oils.
Would you like to enjoy life in the present after a stressful day of work? Well, then consider your sense of smell – the most mysterious of all our human senses. The information taken in through the nose immediately reaches the parts of the brain responsible for memory and emotions. And so, what we smell, or odour information, has a direct effect on our emotions. Your “olfactory memory” refers to your memory of odours. As a result, a scent can influence our mood and bring long-forgotten experiences back to mind. Fragrances that bring back nice memories positively influence your immune system and psyche.
Aroma applications are particularly well suited for your wellness program at home. They are based on essential oils, the fragrant substances of plants and are obtained from flowers, leaves, pine needles, stems, resins, fruits, fruit peels, tropical grasses, roots and seeds.
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What you eat and drink has a great influence on skin health. Skin problems such as acne, psoriasis and eczema can be caused by poor eating habits. However, even small diet changes can help.
Skin diseases often result from internal illnesses and nutritional metabolic disorders. For instance, research has found that acne occurs in primitive tribes only when they gave up their traditional diet. Before that the tribe members had no skin problems.
Evidence also suggests that acne can be aggravated by dairy due to the growth hormones found in dairy products like milk. Milk in particular is a real hormone cocktail and contains precursor molecules of testosterone – a male sex hormone significantly involved in the development of acne. Milk also contains insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which is similar to insulin and also stimulates testosterone production.
When it comes to your diet, be patient and consistent. Whether the change is due to an illness or cosmetic concern, your skin won’t improve overnight. That being said, if you stick with it, it will be worth the investment.
In the end, your skin will thank you!
An alkaline bath is very relaxing and cleansing. It’s also highly recommended for skin problems. Use detoxifying ingredients such as baking soda, Epsom salts, honey and your choice of essential oils, including eucalyptus, peppermint, lemon or ginger oil.
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The five senses are – seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling. How aware are you of your senses on a daily basis? There is a lot of things that can benefit your senses, especially your eyes and ears.
The facial sense – also called the visual sense – is your most important sensory perception. The body is able to register up to 10,000 individual optical stimuli every second. The brain then quickly summarizes and interprets them. It is no wonder we often feel visually overexcited by the end of the day.
As for your hearing, this sense can be described as the constantly-alert background sense. The ears cannot be closed, and therefore they are always attuned for reception. This highly-sensitive organ can absorb 100,000 pieces of information per second; however, only a maximum of 30 pieces reach our consciousness. Even while you dream, these pieces of information continue to work. They inform, protect and warn you when your eyes are unable to see.
Palming is a great relaxation technique for your eyes.
You will want to give your ears regular rest.
Have you tried our relaxation tips for eyes and ears? Three more senses await you on your wellness adventure. The following are more feel-good tips for your senses of smell, taste and touch.
The sense of smell and taste are closely linked. Did you know that your nose delivers about 80% of your taste information? It can perceive around 10,000 different smells. Your taste buds, each with 50 to 150 sensory cells, lie on the tongue. They can distinguish between sweet, sour, salty and bitter tastes.
However, there are a number of factors that can reduce your ability to taste, including consumption of artificial flavours and overly-flavoured food, taking certain medicines, having an illness and even getting older in general. The good news is, your taste buds can be trained!
A great way to intensify your sense of touch is walking on a barefoot path – a specifically designed walking path. On this journey, you will truly be able to connect with the land and feel the earth under the soles of your feet. It can be very soothing and liberating to hit the trials without footwear! In Canada, there are many conservation areas, hiking trials, and parks that give you the option to go barefoot.
Feeling and touching are part of the primal experience. As unborn babies, we became familiar with these senses in the womb – long before we could hear or see. Later when we became babies and toddlers, we used our senses to explore the world. It helps us differentiate whether something is round or has sharp edges; sooth or rough; cold or warm; wet or dry; or hard, fluffy or flabby. As we go through life, we learned to truly understand the world and we did all this with the senses as our guiding light.
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