“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” – Hippocrates
According to Hippocrates, in order to heal yourself, you must create the opportunity to do so.
In the world of modern medicine, we often forget one of the oldest, yet effective, methods for healing: self healing. In just ten minutes a day, you can heal yourself and become the best version of you.
Becoming Better: How to Heal Yourself
Skeptics will tell you that you have to take medicine in order to get better. However, practicing the ancient art of self healing will allow you to use your own power to feel better.
With the holistic healing methods of ayurveda, you’ll be able to tap into one of history’s most effective systems to heal yourself. While conventional medicine is powerful in its own right, there is a reason that ayurvedic treatment is still being used today.
Ayurveda is based on the idea that the mind, soul, and body must all align and function in harmony. This balance is what allows a person to stay healthy and heal from any sickness or injury.
Ayurveda started as an ancient Indian healing process. It teaches that all living things inside the universe are made up of energy. These living things are all interconnected.
In order to access the self healing power of ayurveda, practitioners must use meditation, yoga, massage, and nutrition to ensure that their body, soul, and mind are acting as one.
Healing Yourself in 10 Minutes or Less
In order to heal yourself, it’s essential to be consistent with the following daily practices:
The Morning Routine– 6 Minutes
Start by cleaning the tongue – 30 seconds
The day should begin with you brushing your teeth. As you brush you teeth, focus on cleaning the tongue.
Residual plaque tends to rest on the tongue. This should be removed with a blunt knife, tongue cleaner or toothbrush.
The plaque and other sediments that rest on the tongue are a result of the body’s removal of harmful substances. The kidneys, gallbladder, and liver all play a role in cleansing the body of toxicity, resulting in deposits that end up on the tongue.
Failing to regularly cleanse the tongue will allow your energy to become blocked.
Use sesame oil to help heal the mouth – 2 minutes
Once the teeth and tongue are clean, it is time to rinse the mouth with sesame oil. Take a spoon and pour a few drops of oil. Then, rinse your mouth with the oil for two minutes.
This sesame oil will help to prevent the development of dental plaque, gingivitis, and tooth decay. Containing linoleic acid, sesame oil protects the mouth against viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
Self massage – 3 minutes
As massage is a key part of ayurvedic teachings, it is essential to include it in your mourning healing routine. This massage should be done with a soft brush, raw silk or gloves.
During the massage, you will address every part of the body 10 – 20 times.
Be sure to follow this order when massaging: the neck, the back (as far as possible by yourself), the shoulders, then your hands, and your fingers. Use a circular motion to perform the self massage.
When massaging the upper chest, use a horizontal motion. Next, move towards the stomach, massaging it from the top to the bottom. Then, go from the left side of the body to the right.
Once the upper body massage is complete, it is time to address the thighs. The thighs should be rubbed starting from the outside, working in circles to rub towards the inside.
After the thighs, you will work your way to the knees and the feet. Keep the circular motion as you massage them both.
This massage helps to improve your body’s circulation, ultimately allowing you to restore energy to your body. This part of the ayurvedic self healing process is based on the skin’s association with a specific internal organ.
After this massage, your organs will experience an increase in blood flow, allowing the body to function better as a whole as you work to heal yourself.
The Mid-Day Routine– 2 Minutes
Drink hot water during the day – 30 seconds
Boiled water has many benefits that will help you heal yourself. During the day, boil a half liter of water. After 10 – 15 minutes, drink the hot water during a half hour period, taking three sips every time you drink.
This practice will help to stimulate digestion, allowing toxins to be flushed out of your body.
Practice taking relaxing breaths – 2 minutes
Breathing deeply is an essential part of the ayurvedic self healing process.
Start this breathing exercise with a deep breath into the nose. Hold this breath for one to two seconds. Then, exhale out through the nose.
Keep thoughts at bay when breathing. This will help you to fully harness the power of breathing. By breathing properly, you will be able to stimulate your brain to produce more endorphins, allowing you to feel happier.
The more you practice breathing, the more natural it will become.
The Nighttime Routine
Stimulate your body’s digestive system and help to improve the qualities of your dreams – 2 minutes
The nighttime routine also uses sesame oil and massage to help you heal yourself. Start by massaging one or two drops of sesame oil on the stomach. Then, with the whole palm, massage your stomach in circular motions.
Soak a towel with warm water, then place it on your stomach. After the water turns cold, wipe the stomach.
This simple massage will help to stimulate digestion by encouraging the intestines to contract. In addition to helping improve the body’s digestive system, this massage also acts as a cure for insomnia.
After this nighttime routine, you should be able to sleep soundly and improve the quality of your dreams. When dreaming better, you will find that your sleep improves as well, thus completing this daily self healing routine.
Additional Best Practices for Self Healing
In addition to this daily routine, there are a few other best practices anyone can follow to help them heal themselves. In order to tap into these self healing powers, it’s essential to make sure you’re in the right state of mind.
1. Improve Your Diet
Eating well is a necessary step in healing yourself. While you don’t have to completely overhaul your diet, you should make sure you are getting the necessary vitamins and nutrition your body needs to perform at its best.
Start by focusing on eating fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains. Your body needs nutritious sources of carbs, fiber, fats, and protein in order for you to feel good from the inside out.
In addition to eating the right food, it is important to drink eight glasses (or more) of water. Additionally, it’s best to avoid overly processed food, fast food, empty calories, and excessively salty foods.
2. Sleep More
While your new nighttime routine will help you sleep better, you need to make sure your schedule will allow you to get the right amount of sleep. As you sleep, your body works to heal itself. Moreover, with the right amount of sleep at night, you will have enough energy to take on the next day.
Ensure you are getting the right amount of sleep by having a regular schedule. Try to go to sleep around the same time each night. SImilarly, be sure to keep your mind free of thoughts at bed time, as this will allow you to truly rest as you sleep.
3. Reduce Stress
Stress is unavoidable in life, but it is possible to reduce the amount of stress we experience. When we fail to reduce the unnecessary stress in our lives, our bodies won’t be able to heal properly.
Try reducing stress by avoiding anything that will stress you out. This includes any friends, family, or work-related things that add unnecessary stress to your life.
4. Exercise Regularly
People with busy lives should still make the time to exercise. Regular exercise helps to alleviate stress, allowing the body to feel more relaxed.
Regular exercise activities that are easy to perform include walking, swimming, running, tai chi, and anything else that help to free the mind while working the body.
As you exercise, be sure to stretch properly beforehand and after the exercise. This stretching is helpful for self healing as it helps to prevent any soreness or injury.
Final Thoughts on Daily Self Healing Practices
It’s challenging to take time out of our busy days to truly practice self care. However, with just 10 minutes a day, anyone can start the journey towards self healing.
Be sure to put these routines and best practices to use to help accelerate the healing process in your life. Through a regular routine of meditation, massage, healthy eating, and breathing, you’ll find yourself transforming into the best version of you.