Care and hygiene of the individual organs of the body is essential feature of Ayurveda education. Ayurveda - cleansing of body comes with different methods of hygiene and care play an important role in the prevention of diseases by keeping the humors of balance. They also save us from external attacks by increasing our vitality. Cleanliness is not limited to external body parts, such as nails, hands, feet etc. It is equally important to clean the inner parts through various cleansing practices such as enemas, emesis, sweating and some other practices. We have already learned in earlier posts to cure vitiated humors.
Cleaning the internal parts of the body revitalize them and insures their proper functioning until old age. Ayurveda sages calculated for a lifespan of 100 years. According to them, youth ends at 60. For them, the aim of health practices was to insure a healthy parts of life. Therefore, all measures were taken to lessen and prevent the decay which is part of aging.
You should clean each and every part of your body whether internal or external cleaning of mouth and teeth and tongue is one of the main part of your body about which you should take care of. It is more important to clean your mouth than brushing your teeth twice a day. To make your mouth more fit you should eat twice or thrice a day. This Ayurveda method of cleansing your body should be done daily.
Method of cleansing of body
Cleansing of Ears
Now, let's come to cleansing ears which is very necessary part of your body which you should take care of as it is a sense of hearing. The ear cavity is constantly moistened by a sticky secretion which helps prevention of dust, small insects etc. Inside your ears. Since thus secretion is constantly renewed, the waste product needs to be removed from time to time with a soft cotton. While taking shower, rub your ears properly to give them light massage, it saves you from ear diseases of vat.
Cleansing of Eyes
Let's come to the Cleaning of eyes which bring us universe of color and form. They should be washed everyday properly with a care to get bright and shiny look. Eyes should be washed in the morning with a splashing water on them. The water should not so hot and not so cold it should be lukewarm. Excretion from the corner of the eyes should also be regularly removed. You can also use a mild eye drop at night before going to bed or whenever you feel dryness in your eyes it can be used.
Cleansing of Skin
As you all know that in this world everyone is worried about their skin and for making it beautiful they use some harsh products which damages their skin. So it is very important to take care of it. As we are discussing about the four senses. The last sense is of touch and thus involves your outer skin. This will include your whole body and some parts also which can be cleaned by massage. Oiling on the body is highly recommended in Ayurveda. It is said that the skin is highly prone to vata and for its health and beauty, an oil massage us essential.
Cleansing of Nasal Passages
Cleaning of nasal passages is also important. The two nostrils, with fine hair growth within them, from the passage for inspiration and expiration. To ensure a proper passage of air, which is absolutely indispensable for your subsistence, a nasal passage should be cleaned every day. While bathing or taking shower, try to blow your nose two or three times so that accumulated dirt should throw out and nostrils should be cleaned. If you suffer from blocked nose then u must rinse thoroughly using 'jail neti' a yogic practice described, don't ever ignore thus problem.
Cleansing of Hands and Feet
Now care about hands and feet which are very active parts of your body, you should clean it daily properly so that you will not get infectious diseases. Nails should be properly trimmed every week and cleaned. If you came from outside, then do oil massage of your feet and keep your feet in warm water to clean the dirt. It can be done with the help of soft brush.