The Budget Conscious Guide to Ayurveda
This is the ultimate guide to living an Ayurvedic lifestyle without breaking the bank. It’s going to strip away the complexities, and leave you with the bare essentials for you to see massive changes fast. We are going to cover everything from fitness to beauty. With that said, let’s get after it.
Ayurveda is a 5000 year old practice which promotes holistic living. This is tailored and very individualistic in nature, but Ayurveda could be minimized into what you eat and what you do. As mentioned above, from beauty, to fitness.
The Ayurvedic Diet Plan
Let’s draw a line here though. We are not going to be using supplements. Why because supplements complement a healthy diet and can be expensive. Think of them as the icing of the cake. In this part we are going to solely be focusing on the cake bit.
Ironically called the diet. Because it is the umbrella under which fitness, beauty, skin care etc all fall under. Getting your diet in order is 80% of the battle.
Now here’s the thing, your diet will start in the kitchen. If you’re looking for an in depth guide to setting up an Ayurvedic kitchen start with this. This might bend your budget it a bit, but think of setting up an Ayurvedic kitchen as long term investment with returns (both physically, and fiscally).
But back on the budget track, you want to start thinking of food as fuel. Focus on whole real foods. Nothing that comes in a package. These can be broken down into your carbs, proteins, and fats. Here is a broad example of your shopping list in three easy categories.
- Whole Grains -Whole Wheat Rice, Pasta
- Lean Proteins- Lentils, lean organic chicken, fish
- Healthy fats- Avocado, nuts
Now variety is the spice of life, and here is where herbs and spices come in. Choose from these to start, or select them based on your palate if trying to save:
- Black pepper
- Rock Salt
- Cinnamon is another one of the Ayurvedic herbs for weight loss
As we mentioned earlier diet is everything. Eating healthy well make your skin look fuller, and you will look younger. A second huge natural anti-aging tip is drink your water. Water is an natural way of detoxing. More effective than most cleanse fads. Besides cleanses work because of the water.
If you’re looking for budget friendly Ayurvedic anti-ageing creams, oils and lotions look no further than mixing turmeric and coconut oil. Both are cheap! Mix till you have a cream-like consistency and apply onto your face as a mask. Then kiss those wrinkles, and crow's feet goodbye. Super cheap, takes seconds to make, and you skin will bloom! Now onto the fountain of eternal youth.
Yoga in Ayurveda
Apart from being in Ayurveda for millennia Yoga has often been called the fountain of youth. For good reason, physically yoga will trim, tone and tighten your muscles. Developed muscles do not degenerate as quickly with age, not to mention feeling strong is the new sexy. Ask any celeb #lovegalgadot. But yoga for fitness is not where it ends (well physically) yoga has mental benefits too. Studies have shown yoga can reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) levels in the body. Did someone say revitalize the mind and body? Yep, we did.
Also yoga does not have to be expensive. Sure getting a yogi to teach you can be expensive, but if you look a little you can find budget friendly sage teachers, who will move away from the corporate mode of teaching to give you something truly special.
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