Moving through the aisles of supermarket makes me wonder about the different kinds of ‘Milk’ (e.g. Rice, Soy, Coconut, Almond) we get these days. Is this a sign of progress or an alarming bell for health of people? Let’s discuss… Milk is supposed to be a Pale liquid produced by mammary glands and most of the milk that we get today do not stand to this definition. Here itself you get depth of the situation. Looking from Ayurved’s point of view; milk is the by-product (i.e. upd
Restful sleep is the foundation of Physical and Mental health. Sleep helps balance your body and your emotions. Let’s go with another aspect from the 3 pillars of Ayurveda, that is Sleep. ‘I just can’t keep myself awake through the entire day’, doesn’t this sound very familar to you? Actually, it shouldn’t, but number of people with this complaint is increasing day by day. They feel sleeping during the day will help them if they don’t get enough sleep at night and that makes
Misconceptions 1: It takes time to heal Unfortunately, people who say this, are the ones who turn to Ayurveda when no other option is left for treatment of their disease condition. Thus, it takes atleast 3-4 years to 10 years for them to take this step. Then isn’t it obvious the disease which has not stopped spreading in body or with increased intensity will definitely take time. But we know exactly opposite cases, where people turn to Ayurvedic medicine when Blood pressure
Rasayana is a special concept explained in Ayurveda. The herbal medicine which specifically helps in increasing Ojas and Strength is termed as Rasayana. In general, Rasayana helps to increase intellect, skin lustre, generalised body strength, vocal strength etc. It can also be used for strengthening either organ or tissue in body or even to build immune system for recovery after diseases. Thus, there is mention of different Rasayanas and their specialised usage for either or
Welcoming rain is something what we all like. It can be because of a holiday that we get during school times or for a grown up it can be sipping into their hot coffee or a masala tea. After the scorching heat of summer, the rain drops not only make the farmers happy but also the nature which also shows off with greenery all around it. Don’t confuse yourself with the slight rain showers we get in west as rainy season. Rainy season can be seen in India (Tropical regions) after
Winters are described to be the best season for making health or one might say to start healthy lifestyle. It is a season characterized by cold winds, freezing temperatures and even snow fall at certain places. Winds are considerably dry but nature has got strength in it. Winter & Digestion: Due to cold and windy atmosphere body pores have natural tendency towards closure to decrease the transmission of heat. Thereby our hunger increases qualitatively as well quantitatively.
As discussed in the previous article, Ayurveda deals with maintaining health of healthy person; it does with daily regimen, seasonal regimen, diet, rules regarding having food, concept of Agni i.e. digestive fire etc. As Ayurveda is ancient Indian science it has described 6 seasons namely, Shishira (late winter) Vasanta (spring) Grishma (summer) Varsha (monsoon) Sharada (autumn) Hemanta (winter) We don’t have these 6 seasons all over the world. But sages described certain pec