Healthy Habits From Our Ancestors

General News | May-27-2020

Healthy Habits From Our Ancestors



Ear Piercing

It is believed that ear piercing helps in maintaining the regularity in the menstrual cycle of a girl. It is also believed that it helps in getting rid of hysteria and other diseases. The earrings are believed to help in maintaining the flow of the .electric current of the body

Nose Piercing

This is because Ayurvedic medicines associate this location with female reproductive organs.

Wearing Hand Rings and Toe Rings

It is proved by Physiotherapists, Ayurvedic, Naturopathy, Acupressure, and acupuncture that all pressure points, which helps in healing in multiple diseases or avoid it. Generally, Toe Rings wore in the second finger of toe and nerve from this toe ring passes through the heart which regulates entire body blood pressure.


It is believed that wearing it around waist reduces the chances of hernia.


As per Hindu Vedas and color therapy, sindoor activates our brain and helps in decision making faster

Eat with your hands

When you eat with your hands, the flora in the fingers is swallowed. It is beneficial for health and for various body parts such as the mouth, throat, and intestine, and it promotes healthy digestion in the gut. As mentioned above handling food with your fingers releases digestive juices and enzymes. According to the Vedas, hands are the most precious organs of action. The scriptures reveal how every finger is an extension of the five elements. Through the thumb comes space, with the forefinger comes to air, the middle finger is fire, the ring finer is water and the little finger represents earth.
Hence, eating with one’s fingers stimulates these five elements and helps in bringing forth digestive juices in the stomach.

Indian havan

Havan Purifies the surrounding air.
It creates a pure, nutritional, and medicinal atmosphere.
Fire act as a pesticide for the home.
Earth attracts minerals due to heat.
Mantras sound energy is very good for eardrums.
Reduction in the bacterial count where Havan is performed.

Navratras (Fasting)

In a year if we perform continuous 9 days it safeguards against Toxins, Bad Immunisation. Improves  Brain Power, Longevity, Weight management, Heart, and other organ functions.


As per the Rig-Veda Yoga or Hath Yoga is ancient but in the modern world known as aerobic

Joining Both hands (Namashkar)

It activates the pressure points which help to boost Mind, Ear, the eye which helps to remember the person for a long time. It also extremely hygienic

Applying Tilak/Tika /Kummum

On the forehead point between eyebrows known as andhya chakra putting Tika helps us to retain energy within. During applying Tika this point gets pressed automatically in the process it helps to supply blood optimally on the face and works against aging.


As per Indian culture, we call it "Herbs". Each and every herb has the property to Detox, Immunisation, Anti agenting, Oxidation, etc.

Sweets after Herbs (Spices)

During the digestion process our intestine flows out a lot of acid and enzyme very fast but if we take some sweets, at last, it provides carbohydrates and slows down the process for optimal utilization of energy and supply of red blood cells

Mehndi/ Henna

It's always considered a very powerful medicine. Generally, Indian Bride and Grooms apply on palms and forehand for fashion. But actually due to excitement of changes brain gets stressed, applying Mend controls Stress level and keeps the nerves from becoming tense

Sitting on the floor and eating

Generally, we sit on the floor with cross legs and as per ancient Indian Vedas it is known as Sukhasana, which triggers our brain to prepare the stomach for digestion

Charan Sparsh or touching feet

By touching the toe and blessing from hands completes the process energy cycle. Generally, younger gets exponential energy from older ones by touching the feet.

Worshiping Peepal Tree

Peepal is the tree which not useful for any purpose except providing shadow. Neither it provides delicious fruit nor strong wood. But it provides Oxygen 24X7, some religions worship it because of its property provide oxygen round the clock.

Wearing Bangles

Everybody and doctors check the pulse from the wrist. The friction of bangles at our wrist helps to control Blood pressure and circulation of blood across the body by triggering our brain and heart.

Throwing Coins in River

In ancient India, there were coins used made of Copper, and copper is very useful for our body. Generally, people throw it bring good luck, while we believe "Jaan hai To Jahaan Hai" (If our body is healthy we can bring our good luck our own)

By: Aarushi Khare

School: Delhi Public School, GBN

Class: 10th