Anti-Aging in Your 50's and 60's: How to Use Ayurveda to Reverse Signs of Aging

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

As we age, there are a handful of health concerns that seem to get more pronounced. Wrinkles, lack of energy, and dry skin are just a few of the issues that can leave us feeling less confident about ourselves than ever before.

But what if you could have more confidence and enjoy life more than ever before? Is that even possible? Absolutely!

For starters, it’s best to figure out some of the causes of aging and plan your preventative (and reparative) measures for them. Oftentimes, the biggest factors of aging include poor digestion (due to not knowing how to eat correctly), the presence of toxins (also known as ama) in the body and mind, and an overall lack of wellbeing. The good news is, there are many ways to fight wrinkles and one of the best ways is by using the principles of Ayurveda.

A 5,000-year-old form of natural medicine that originated in India, Ayurveda's principles include tapping into your mind-body connection for remedying aging. It's based on your dosha or your body type which can help you specifically identify what your body needs in order to age gracefully.

Let's take a closer look at how Ayurveda can help you in your journey to anti-aging.

Ayurvedic Anti-Aging Tip One: Use Food as Medicine

The choices you make about what you eat will determine your health and ultimately, your quality of life. Most people don’t know what it means to be healthy — not just outwardly, but inwardly too.

Food should be used as fuel for energy, to give us not only the body we desire, but also provide optimal wellbeing, immune support, and a balanced state of mind.

Contrary to what you might find online, including fad diets or recommendations by self-proclaimed nutrition experts, the reality is what you eat should be customized to you — and you alone.

Your constitution is unique, as such the way you feed your body should be too. By tailoring your lifestyle to your specific needs, you’ll feel more energized, healthy, and happy throughout every stage of life.

To learn more about how to use food as medicine and to get a customized food plan, click here to book a consultation.

Ayurvedic Anti-Aging Tip Two: Practice Ayurvedic Massage

Known as Abhyanga, Ayurvedic self-massage is a complete oil treatment for your body that rejuvenates and supports healthy muscles, nerves, ligaments, hormones, glands, organs, blood, and skin. As such, it has powerful anti-aging benefits when practiced regularly.

Here’s how Abhyanga help with anti-aging:

  1. It stimulates healthy elimination - the warm oil and circular strokes help activate all functions of the body. As such, your body can eliminate toxins and waste with more efficiency and ease, thereby improving your overall wellbeing and appearance.

  2. It brings in the moisturizing quality of the oils, and it delivers herbs directly through the largest organ of digestion—your skin.

To learn more about how to practice Abhyanga, click here to read a step-by-step a