Exploring Kansa Massage And General Tips For An Ayurvedic Lifestyle
It isn’t easy to talk about our health and nourishment without discovering our place in the cradle of nature. That inherent healing power of nature is unravelled through the intricate art of Ayurveda, the most sacred science of all. Ayurveda focuses on doing less and being more. It teaches us to love and worship our innate nature. Ayurveda provides us with a perfect balance of power and serenity. In the previous articles on Ayurveda, we have discussed an ideal Ayurvedic diet, rules, wind-up schedule and the overall process of balancing the constitutions of our body. What is the most exciting fact is that it has no side-effects, only benefits. In this article, we will try to shed light upon the traditional Ayurvedic Kansa massage and the general tips of Ayurveda to lead a happy and healthy life inside out.
WHAT IS KANSA MASSAGE?
The Indian name of “bell metal” or “bronze” is Kansa. It is a malleable metal. Copper and Tin are melt together at high temperature to form Kansa. In the era of plastic, the ones who desire to live a healthy lifestyle, Kansa is the most incredible metal to shift to. Apart from handcraft utensils, Kansa is also used to make wands that have a therapeutic aspect to them. A Kansa wand is an ancient skin care tool. It is a dome-shaped instrument for massaging the face and stimulating the blood circulation in the skin. The metal on the top of the dome-shape front of the wand is of Kansa.
WHY KANSA MASSAGE?
Kansa wand is a skincare instrument in ancient India, before more than 5000 years from now.
● The first miraculous thing about Kansa is that it helps to balance the pH of the skin. It maintains the acid and base of the skin and prevents immature ageing, wrinkles, sensitivity, acne and inflammation.
● Massaging the wand slowly on the face helps to rejuvenate the skin by promoting lymphatic drainage.
● Kansa has purifying and stress-relieving properties. It can destroy microorganisms. Hence, the metal is safe and hygienic to use.
● Massaging your skin with a Kansa wand helps to renew the oxygen in the blood.
● It gets warm as you continue massaging your skin with it. In addition, to see the best result, combine your face serum with it and massage. Above all, it will bring more brightness and emphasize the soothing treatment.
GENERAL TIPS OF AYURVEDA
Therefore, Ayurveda teaches us how to know our life and worship life with the greatest gifts of nature. An Ayurvedic lifestyle is all about keeping balance among the three constitutions or doshas of our body- Vata, Pitta and Kapha. To lead an ideal Ayurvedic lifestyle, one has to abide by a few rules.
● First of all, one has to recognise one’s constitution and form one’s lifestyle based on that combination. “Healthy” varies from person to person. One has to find out what is best for one’s body and stick to it. Eat fatty food if your dominant dosha is Vata. Eat cold and refreshing food if Pitta dominates your system. Above all, consume less cooked food or raw preparation is best for Kapha
● An ideal Ayurvedic diet recognises six different tastes in one’s meal. In every meal, one should have a balance of flavours: Sweet (Carbohydrates and natural sugars), Sour (organic acids and fermented foods), Salty (contains crucial minerals), Pungent (spicy foods that digestion), Bitter (dark, leafy greens and herbs that have antiseptic and detoxifying qualities), Astringent (legumes; raw or dry produce). This not only balances the doshas but ensures that one is getting all the nutrients for the overall growth of one’s body.
● An ideal Ayurvedic diet is entirely against the idea of fasting in the morning as it disturbs Pitta. In addition, one must have a proper balance of nutrients in one’s breakfast, according to one’s dosha.
● Lunch should be one’s biggest meal since, at that time, Pitta reaches its peak. Lunch can be followed by fresh seasonal fruits but not before a gap of at least half an hour after the completion of the meal.
● Kansa utensils are highly recommended for taking the meals as the metal has a therapeutic element of its own.
Five Things You Oughta Know About Kansa
● An Ayurvedic dinner should not consist of fatty food. At that time, Kapha begins to reign supreme. Therefore the digestive power of one’s system becomes less efficient, and fatigue takes over.
● It is not only about what you eat, but how you eat. The environment and the process of taking food should be harmonious with Ayurvedic rhythm as well.
● Igniting Agni is crucial for one’s digestive system, and for that, one should add sprinkles of spices like cumin or turmeric to their food while cooking.
● Water is one of the essential factors in an Ayurvedic diet. One should not force oneself to drink water when one is not thirsty. Water should be of room temperature or warm. Refrigerated water should not be taken. If it is summer, one can store water in copper or earthen pots to keep it cool. Above all, water should be taken along with meals to form layers of water between layers of solid food. This helps to maintain digestion.
● Last but not least, one should go to bed early, at around 10 pm. Staying awake for too late hampers the balance of the doshas of one’s body and the soothing sleep that is indicate by the Kapha is disturb.
Thus, apart from maintaining our external health, a proper Ayurvedic diet boosts the mental sphere as well and refreshes us inside out. In addition, schedule your day according to your health and body’s needs and schedule your eating habits according to your constitution. Embrace mother nature with the exquisite benefits of Ayurveda.