5 Ayurvedic Ways To Boost Your Energy Levels

If you’re into ayurveda, you know the ancient healing practice works to treat a variety different health problems in a holistic way. Energy levels play a crucial role in assessing health according to ayurveda, so it’s no surprise that boosting your own energy levels can be addressed through ancient science.

As you read the following tips, you’ll probably notice that these energy-boosting techniques aren’t unique to ayurveda. While many of these tips come from ancient beliefs about body types, temperatures and prana (life force), they also have very real demonstrable benefits in modern science.

Support Digestion with Cooked Food

Ayurvedic theory suggests you generally should consume foods that are already cooked, at least lightly. This is because of the theory of agni, a warming energy. This energy is responsible for digestion. You might call digestion the “inner fire,” so to speak. Because of this, ayurveda holds that you should consume foods that are as close to your inner temperature as possible. Cold, raw foods need to be warmed up by the digestive system, making them harder to digest.

Eat a Minimally Processed Diet

This tip falls in line with ayurveda, but it’s also just a commonly known fact: Getting the right nutrients can boost your energy levels in a big way, according to Banyan Botanicals. You’ll want to first eliminate processed foods—particularly processed meats, sugars and refined carbohydrates.

These kinds of foods play very different roles in the body, but all can induce sluggishness. Processed meats often contain MSG and can also lead to weight gain, which takes a toll on the system. Meanwhile, sugars and refined carbohydrates can cause spikes and falls in blood sugar, which are no good for energy levels.

Supplement with Energy-Boosting Spices

Ayurveda also advises the use of spices for boosting your energy. Think about it: Warm spices jive perfectly with the whole inner-heat theory. The best spices to add include turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and cumin.

Of course, you probably already know that these spices are proven to do things like detoxify the body and reduce inflammation. It’s reassuring to know that modern science complements the theories of ayurveda.

Spend Time With Loved Ones

In ayurveda, the concept of “ojas” can be translated into “vitality,” and many health experts have theorized that ojas is the human hormone oxytocin, reports Life Spa. For this reason, a little R&R with your loved ones can really boost your energy overall!

Oxytocin is released when we kiss our partners, cuddle with our pets, hold our children … basically any kind of sensual touch or loving physical contact can trigger it. You’ve undoubtedly experienced the refreshing feeling you get after a cuddling session. There’s no question that it boosts energy and vitality.

Stop Snacking

Finally, to boost your energy on a consistent, everyday basis, commit to not snacking between meals. Though turning to food may give the illusion of energy, it actually makes you dependent on food. Life Spa adds that burning fat in between meals is what the body should be spending its energy on. By learning not to snack, you’ll recalibrate your body to maintain proper energy function.

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Diane McMahon
Diane McMahon2 months ago

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Marija M
Marija M5 months ago

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mac C
mac C5 months ago

Very nice article. Especially like the points that stress a minimal processed diet and no snacking. I love all the spices you mention. Thank you!

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Jim V7 months ago

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william Miller8 months ago

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