Monthly Archives: March 2011

Healing power inside each of us

Healing power inside each of us From Ayurvedic point of view all diseases are rooted in our habits. Symptoms arise from the way we live, eat, think, and behave. Ayurveda, the oldest, continually practiced medical system in the world provides … Continue reading

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Are You Special or Just a Number?

Are You Special or Just a Number? It takes very little observation to realize that we are all different types of individuals. Why does one diet program work for your friend and not for you? Why one medicine or herb … Continue reading

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Gums, Teeth, and Bad Breath

Gums, Teeth, and Bad Breath The condition of the gums, teeth, and the freshness of your breath reflects the health of the bones in your body and your overall health. Follow the appropriate Daily Lifestyle regimen for your dosha to … Continue reading

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Raw or Cooked?

Raw or Cooked? Yoga’s and Ayurveda’s recommendations about eating raw food seem to be opposed but only at first sight. Ayurveda generally does not recommend raw food for a long term diet but only for short term detoxification. That is … Continue reading

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Aromatherapy in Weight Control

Aromatherapy in Weight Control The latest findings in physiology suggest that the mind isn’t really located in the brain but travels the whole body on billions of hormones and enzymes analyzing signals from our senses of taste, touch, smell, hearing, … Continue reading

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Anti Radiation Tea

Anti Radiation Tea At those days all of us have a great deal of empathy with Japanese people. It a good time for everyone to show support and compassion. It is a good time for strengthening our immune system as … Continue reading

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Sweet or Bitter

Sweet or Bitter The Ayurvedic diagnosis of disease is based on the three Doshas (see What is Ayurveda; Dosha test; Portrait of Vata, Pitta and Kapha). In treatment of diseases,   the Six tastes are used (see Six tastes). Each taste … Continue reading

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We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat According to Ayurveda, the food that is eaten is divided threefold. The gross part becomes excrement. The middle part becomes flesh. The subtle part becomes the mind… The water that is drunk is divided threefold. … Continue reading

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Ten Things that Affect your Health

Ten Things that Affect your Health 1.    Like increases like. A dosha is increased by things with qualities similar to it. Vata is light, dry, cold, and mobile. That means that dry foods, dry fruit, cold, windy weather, running, being … Continue reading

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Why We Get Sick

Why We Get Sick Disease grows in the body according to a process known as Samprapti, literally ‘the birth of pain’. Ayurveda recognizes six stages of disease: 1) Accumulation; 2) Aggravation; 3) Overflow; 4) Relocation; 5)Manifestation; 6) Diversification. Disease does … Continue reading

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What is Health?

What is Health?                            Concept of Agni Are sickness and health just a matter of luck, or of which bacteria you happen to encounter in your daily life? Is it possible to maintain lifelong health? Ayurveda has studied those questions and … Continue reading

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Toxic Ama – root of all diseases

Toxic Ama – root of all diseases According to Ayurveda, digestion is the cornerstone of health because good digestion nourishes the body.  However, not only material food, but everything we see, hear, taste, smell, feel, and think affects our health … Continue reading

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Portrait of Pitta

Portrait of Pitta Pitta = Fire + Water                    Key word: Intensity People in whom Pitta predominates are intense and fiery, with strong drive, self-control.  They are alert and intelligent and have good powers of comprehension and concentration. They are usually … Continue reading

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Portrait of Vata

Portrait of Vata Vata = Air + Space        Key word:  Irregularity Vatas are as light, changeable, and unpredictable as the wind. They have a light thin build; flexible mind and body and tend to be slim or even underweight. They … Continue reading

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Portrait of Kapha

Portrait of Kapha Kapha = Water + Earth             Key word: Stability Kapha people are blessed with a strong, healthy, well developed body. Their chests are broad and expanded, and they have strong muscles and large, heavy bones.  One of the … Continue reading

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Ayurveda and Fasting

Ayurveda and Fasting Long-term fasting is not recommended in Ayurveda. Over restriction aggravates Vata in nearly everyone who attempts it. To fast regularly for one day every week or two is far better than to fast and then to binge. … Continue reading

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Sun Salutation

Sun Salutation Surya Namaskara is a salutation to the sun, the source of our life. Sun Salutation is a flowing, full body exercise that is designed to work all the major muscle groups and joints and massage our internal organs. … Continue reading

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Yoga Postures in Ayurveda

Yoga Postures in Ayurveda Ayurveda recommends asanas (yoga postures) as its most important lifestyle recommendation for exercise. It also prescribes asanas as an important treatment measure to cure different diseases. Asanas and food are the two most important physical treatment … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of Life

The Four Stages of Life Yoga and Ayurveda divide human life into four stages of twenty five years each. Each stage has its appropriate behavior and activity that is the same for everyone. Stage of life                         Behavior               Period             Activity 1.    … Continue reading

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Prakruti (Prakriti) – Know Yourself Better

Prakruti (Prakriti) – Know Yourself Better Ayurveda is a very common – sense sort of medical system. It uses very simple principles to determinate one’s unique constitution, inborn metabolic pattern called Prakuiti. Prakruti also means Nature, the set of tendencies … Continue reading

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Dinacharya – Daily Routine For Your Dosha

Dinacharya – Daily  Routine  For Your  Dosha As long as we are not living in harmony with our constitution we can’t really be healthy. There is no substitute for our own right lifestyle. It cannot be bought at any price … Continue reading

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Nasal cleansing – Jala Neti

Nasal cleansing – Jala Neti I fell in love with Jala Neti (nasal cleansing procedure) even before I learned about Ayurveda. I tried it without hesitation and was amazed that not only my nose but also my mind and eyes … Continue reading

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Brahmi (Gotu Kola)

Brahmi (Gotu Kola) Botanical names: Hydrocotyle asiatica; Centella asiatica; Bacopa monniera Gotu Kola (Brahmi) is a renowned rejuvenative herb for the brain and nerves in Ayurvedic medicine. It is traditionally used to promote the intellect, enhance mental performance, and support … Continue reading

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Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra

Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra Every embodied individual is composed of a body, a mind and a spirit. India’s ancient seers (rishis) organized the wisdom, which became the Science of Life, into three bodies of knowledge. Ayurveda deals mainly with the … Continue reading

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