Exercise – why, when and how much as per Ayurveda.

🌷Exercise is called Vyayam in Sanskrit means which produce tiredness in body.🚶‍♀️🏋️‍♂️⛹️‍♀️🚴‍♂️

🌷It is mentioned under dincharya or daily routine in Ayurveda that means benefit of doing regular exercise has been taught from thousands of years. 🌞

🌷Benefits of regular Exercise

✅Increase body strength, firmness and causes lightness in body. 💪
✅Improve digestion, blood circulation and improve immunity. 😀
✅Relax mind ,improve memory and concentrate. 😇
✅Remove toxins.
✅Improve body tolerance for hot or cold weather. 😎
✅Good for joints🦴
✅Body become curvy. 💃
✅Best to treat obesity. 😅

👉According to Ayurveda well exercised and well oil massaged body keep diseases away. 👍

🤔 How much exercise should one do?
👉Ayurveda says a healthy person should exercise half of his strength . Now how you know that you have achieved half of your strength So it says when you sweat from forehead and breathing starts from mouth. It means you have pushed your body to decent extend.

✅Intensity of exercise also depends on weather

  • In summer and rainy season mild to moderate exercise. 🌞
    -In winters heavy exercise. ❄️ You should exercise less warmer places and exercise in full capacity in colder places.

👉Above rules are for healthy person, for obese person he should do exercise in his full capacity and keep increasing its intensity and duration.

When not to Exercise?🧐

❌After having food
❌In disease conditions.
❌When feeling thirsty or hungry. ❌After heavy work.

🌷Signs of Over Exercise

👉Tiredness, feeling exhaust😨😩
👉Body strength decreases .
👉Excessive thirst. 🥵
👉Fever, vomiting, respiratory problems, skin issues, bleeding disorder and cough. 🤧

🤔Should exercise be done during menstruation ?

This is one common question every lady has, as per ayurvedic texts you should avoid heavy exercise as it may increase pain and bleeding.👩

Which is best time for Exercise?

✅Morning( 6 to 10am kaha dosha time) is best time to exercise. 🥇
👉10-2pm is pitta time if you do exercise in this it may increase body heat causes pitta aggravation which may leads to different diseases.
👉2 – 6pm is is vata time, exercising in this time may causes excessive tiredness and body ache.
👉Doing heavy exercise in evening or at night can cause sleep disorders.

✅But if it is absolutely not possible for you to exercise in morning
than it can be done in your convenient time . 👍

Should we exercise daily or 3-4 times in a week is enough??🤔

👉It is part of ayurvedic daily routine so as per ayurveda it should be done on daily basis.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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