The Outside-In Approach - A Holistic Approach Towards True Beauty

Posted on 22/04/2020, by Hema Bala Shankar

Ayurveda - A Healing Science with Unique & Time-honoured Formulations
Ayurveda is an ancient Vedic culture known as “Mother of All Healing”. A sophisticated system of
5000-year-old culture which restores the perfect balance between Mind, Body & Soul.

Often known as the “Science of Life”, the objective of Ayurveda is to embody your true potential.

It is a system of “Holistic Rituals”, primarily based on the unique combinations of the “Doshas – Vata, Pitta & Kapha”.

Claim & celebrate the secret of eternal youthfulness from inside-out by living an Ayurvedic Lifestyle.
The Outside-In Approach - A Holistic Approach Towards True Beauty
Ayurvedic culture is intrinsically holistic. Ayurveda aims to address the root cause of the problem, which often originates well beneath the surface.
  • Daily Routines (Dinacharya)
  • All Health- Ojas (energy) & Rasa (taste)
  • Self-kindness – Rest & Reset (Nidra)
  • Mindfulness – Tuning with Your Body
  • Finding Your Unique Body Constitution – Doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha)
1. Daily Routines (Dinacharya) - The Ancient Indian Art of Soulful Rituals
For a new practice to become a habit, it takes 21 days. It is so crucial to take ONE STEP at a time.
    • CELEBRATING AN AWAKENED SKY

      Wake up with the Sun. Sleeping beyond sunrise makes you feel dull, depressed and lethargic all day long.

    • SPARKLING SMILES

      Strong oral health has incredibly far-reaching benefits. An astringent, pungent, and bitter traditional toothpowder helps to maintain optimum oral hygiene.

    • TONGUE SCRAPPING – The Mirror of Health

      The tongue is connected to many vital organs throughout the body (heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, spleen, stomach, small intestine & so on) Tongue scrapping eliminates toxins that builds up in the mouth throughout the day & helps in enhanced sense of taste, one of the key factors to maintain a healthy digestion.

    • SENSORIAL CLEANSING

      Splashing cool water on our face helps to wake our senses and feel rejuvenated. Wash your eyes with cool water and massage the eyelids by gently rubbing them. Gently blow your nose to release any dirt & debris.

    • START WITH ENERGISED WATER

      Drinking water from a copper vessel improves GI track, flushes the kidneys, and stimulates peristalsis.

    • EMPTY YOUR COLON

      Getting into the routine of hitting the bathroom in the morning can eliminate wastes and toxins at the right time, with ease.

    • MOVE YOUR BODY

      Exercising early in the morning removes stagnation, refreshes & revives the body and mind for a productive day.

    • BATHING TRANQUILITY

      Finding the time to take a relaxing bath not only supports overall health, but also serve as the time of day to unwind and enjoy some much-needed self-care!

2. All Health; Ojas (vigor) & Rasa (taste) - Alive Ingredients with Transformative Healing Qualities.
All good health starts with our connection with food. Food should not only be healthy but also alluring – in looks, smell & taste. Make sure you have a culinary masterpiece on your plate. Eat good & love yourself.

Including 6 Rasa every day brings the flavour of our existence and states the balance & fulfilment between our body, mind, and soul.
    • Sweet
    • Sour
    • Salty
    • Pungent
    • Bitter
    • Astringent
3. Self-kindness – Rest & Reset (Nidra) Find Perfect Harmony & Balance.
Who needs to be overwhelmed? Nobody!

Balanced sleep is a staple of optimal health. Happiness and unhappiness, nourishment and emaciation, strength and frailty, knowledge and ignorance, life and death—all are dependent on sleep.

Four Ways to Reset Your Sleep Clock:
    • Try the Step-Down Plan

      Go to bed 30 minutes earlier every night for a week, until you reach the goal to be in bed by 9:30 and asleep by 10:00.

    • Unplug

      Turn off electronics at least one hour before you want to fall asleep.

    • Massage yourself

      Spend 10 minutes massaging your feet, the crown of your head and ears. This will relax you and prepare you for a sound sleep.

    • Keep it dark

      Turning off all the night lamps and electricals helps you to drift off easily through the night.

4. Mindfulness – Tuning with Your Body & Connecting to Your Inner self
"One Size Does Not Fit All"

Feel & discover to fix the imbalances with the information that your senses are taking in!

We often feel the need to strive for something more; push ourselves closer & closer to a state of what we feel is “Perfection” – Perhaps, it is already Within Us!

When we make any lifestyle choices, our body expresses itself through signals of physical or emotional comfort/distress. Paying attention to this communication line between our mind & body is the stepping stone in the journey to feel an “Overall Balanced State”.
5. Finding Your Unique Mind-Body Constitution – Your Dosha, Your Journey! (Vata, Pitta & Kapha)
Ayurveda roots from the understanding of Nature (Prakriti) & 5 Elements (Doshas) –

Earth(Prithvi), Water(Jala), Fire(Agni), Air(Vayu) & Space(Akasha). The combinations of these five elements forms the physical constitution of a person (Sharira Prakriti)

Unearth your unique mind-body constitution - Vata Pitta & Kapha
Stay Calm & Healthy
Hema Bala Shankar
Founder, Vikarah Holistic Beauty Rituals