First off, what on earth is Ayurveda? The hard-to-pronounce practice isn't as complicated as it sounds—it's a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. “Ayurveda primarily focuses on correct diet, a healthy lifestyle, and the use of herbs,” says Genevieve Gilbreath, founder of Herbal Zap L.L.C., who's been a teacher and student of Ayurveda for more than 20 years. If you're feeling a little off, or experiencing high levels of stress, adapt some of these habits to balance your body. Gilbreath shared a few tips to help you reap the awesome benefits of Ayurveda without committing to the practice full on.
The ancient practice works to restore balance to your body, promote relaxation, and boost energy.