Monthly Archives: February 2011

New Old Secret Of Chyawanprash

New Old Secret Of Chyawanprash Chyawanprash has been around for thousands of years. In short, Chyawanprash is an Ayurvedic herbal tonic that is very high in vitamin C content and helps strengthen the immune system hence protecting the body from … Continue reading

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Rasayana – Ayurvedic Rejuvenation

Rasayana – Ayurvedic Rejuvenation The word for rejuvenation in Ayurveda is Rasayana. After your body is prepared by Panchakarma or another type of detoxification, for example: Kitchari diet you can take Rasayana – collection of herbs that nourish and rejuvenate. … Continue reading

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Five Things to Get Your Memory Back

Five Things to Get Your Memory Back Everyone can occasionally forget where he or she has parked the car, but if your forgetfulness makes you frustrated, the following recommendations will help you improve your memory: 1.    A five day Kitchary … Continue reading

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Kitchari – Your Body’s Reset Button

Kitchari – Your Body’s Reset Button Kitchari (Kicheri, Kichadi, Khichari), a soupy porridge made from rice and mung beans, is used to purify digestion and cleanse systemic toxins. Ayurvedic physicians often prescribe a kitchari diet before, during, and after panchakarma, … Continue reading

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Simple Home Purification (Panchakarma)

Simple Home Purification (Panchakarma) In Ayurveda the transitional time between seasons is traditionally the time for personal renewal. In never-ending cycle nature shifts from old energy to new energy. Both for prevention and to deal with a specific health problem, … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Hair Care

Ayurvedic Hair Care Problems you may have with your hair and scalp generally relate to your overall health. Like skin and fingernails, hair is an outward reflection of your inner wellbeing. Eating a balanced diet appropriate to your dosha, reducing … Continue reading

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Three Cosmic Forces

Three Cosmic Forces Ayurveda has a wonderful practical philosophy of life and healing. It sees the universe as a play of two primary forces, the power of consciousness or what is called the Purusha in Sanskrit, our inner being, and … Continue reading

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Hair And Your Dosha

Hair And Your Dosha The hair and its luster are important indicators of overall health. Hair is closely related to Prana, the body’s vital force. Vata hair is usually dry, but may vary from dry to oily in different spots … Continue reading

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Fast Food And Ayurveda.

Fast Food And Ayurveda. We are what we eat. How much of each dosha our body produces depends on which of the Six Tastes we consume. Well digested food satisfies the body long after the initial rush of pleasure as it nourishes … Continue reading

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Oil Massage (Abhyanga)

Oil Massage (Abhyanga) Abhyanga is one of the several purification techniques known as pancha karma. Applying oil to your skin lubricates, protects, detoxifies, and rejuvenates your skin and nervous system, while soothing your endocrine system. The best time to do … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Skin Types

Ayurvedic  Skin  Types All skin types look clear and radiant when the doshas are in balance. No skin type is better than  another. They are simply different in design, and all perfect in their own right when undisturbed. But, depending … Continue reading

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Early to Bed and Early to Rise Makes a Man Healthy Wealthy and Wise?

Early to Bed and Early to Rise Makes a Man Healthy Wealthy and Wise? Are morning people born or made?  In my case it was definitely made. Before learning Ayurveda, I never thought it mattered when you go to bed … Continue reading

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Basic Skin Care Routine

Basic Skin Care Routine Ayurveda sets much higher standards for beauty products than government regulators or Western medicine, because its concept of “natural” is more encompassing and refined. Our skin is one of the body’s major organs of absorption. Although … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Food Combinations:

Ayurvedic Food Combinations: According to Ayurveda, every food has its own taste, a heating or cooling energy, and post-digestive effect. When food with different energies is combined together, agni (digestive fire) can become weak, resulting in production of toxins. Combining … Continue reading

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Essential oils and the skin.

Essential oils and the skin. The “essence” means a substance that contains the active ingredients of the medicinal plant. Ayurvedic skin care formulations use plants in a variety of ways to nourish and rejuvenate the skin, including fresh-cut parts, juices, … Continue reading

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Unresolved (bad) emotions.

Unresolved (bad) emotions. Unresolved emotions can cause health disorders and need to be eliminated as soon as possible. The following technique has been suggested by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in her book “Say Good Bye to Illness”. The best time … Continue reading

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Ghee – clarified butter.

Ghee – clarified butter. Since I started making Ghee from butter, all meals I cook taste delicious, my 12 year old daughter eats better, and all my friends ask me about the secret ingredient which makes even a simple dish … Continue reading

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Seasons and the Doshas

Seasons and the Doshas In the life of everything that exists in nature, there is always a beginning, a middle and an end in regards to time. Ayurveda uses the doshas to designate these three divisions in a way that … Continue reading

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Spice Therapy, Six Tastes.

Spice therapy, six tastes In Ayurveda, foods are classified into six tastes –sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. Many foods have more than one taste–Turmeric, for example, contains three–bitter, pungent and astringent. Ayurvedic healers recommend that you include all … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Diet and Eating Habits

Ayurvedic Diet and Eating habits Ayurveda teaches that food is medicine when used correctly. If you eat right, you won’t need medicine, if not then no medicine can help you. All foods and beverages are imprinted with a vital memory. … Continue reading

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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. It has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years and has recently become popular in Western cultures. The basic … Continue reading

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