Schedule a walk with a friend or co-worker. Ayurveda considers walking a tridoshic exercise: it balances all three doshas without putting excessive strain on your body. It calms the mind and nourishes the senses.
Create a fresh lunch. Foods that are processed, canned, frozen or packaged are harder to digest, and thus create ama, or toxins. Also, because they are old, denatured by processing, or include harmful ingredients such as chemical preservatives, they no longer contain nature's intelligence. Rather, they create ama and block nature's intelligence from reaching the cells. Just for today, make the effort to eat a fresh, warm lunch. Eat in a settled, quiet atmosphere and focus on your food when you eat.
Drink a glass of water. Water flushes out accumulated ama, and keeps the digestion smooth. Sipped throughout the day, water is an excellent healer.
Drink a glass of milk. At the end of a tiring day, when you cannot seem to close your eyes, don't be frustrated: drink a glass of warm milk. Milk should be organic and free of additives, and boiled with a pinch of cardamom before it is drunk in order to make it easier to digest. Drink it alone, away from meals, to avoid indigestion.
Sit down and close your eyes. Take a "just-for-me" break right now, right here. Disconnect from the outer world and tune in to your own self. Even if you do this for a minute, you will feel healed. Practitioners of Transcendental Meditation®say their daily 20-minute sadhana helps conquer stress and increase positive energy and a sense of well-being.
Sip herb tea. All-natural, caffeine-free teas prepared from nature's healing herbs are a perfect way to relax and recharge: choose from among Maharishi Ayurveda's wide range of gourmet beverages to pick the flavor and blend that suits your unique dosha type and your needs.
Massage your body. The skin thirsts for your touch and attention. When warm herbalized oil is rubbed gently all over the skin, your body and your mind feel pampered and relaxed. Treat your skin to the magic of self-massage (abhyanga) today. With over twenty powerful botanicals working synergistically, the Youthful Skin Massage Oils for Men and Women are especially formulated to nourish, rehydrate and heal the skin.
Call a friend. People whose company makes us feel happy and loved are like medicine: they heal and restore us. Keeping in touch with such people nurtures our own hearts.
Make your own skin pack. Ayurvedic healers recommend using totally natural products on your skin: preferably those ingredients that are also safe to eat. Choose from among foods like honey, Organic Rose Water, cucumber, oatmeal, ground blanched almonds, milk, and yogurt to prepare packs that will exfoliate, cleanse, and moisturize your skin. At Maharishi Ayurveda, we take the definition of "all-natural" even a step further. All-natural actually relates to the ability to protect nature's own intelligence in a product. Not only do we use completely natural ingredients, but we make sure that the techniques used to process those ingredients are such that they do not destroy the natural benefits.
Breathe deep. Mindful breathing improves the flow of oxygen and other vital nutrients to the tiniest channels of the body, giving you an instant sense of well-being.