Abhyanga - the Ayurvedic oil massage
How can a
ritual so luxuriously relaxing, so blissfully comforting as a full-body
warm oil massage rev up your body and mind, gearing them up for peak
performance? Ayurveda, the 5,000-year-old holistic healing tradition
from India, has an explanation for the seeming contradiction.
Ayurveda And The Treatment of Digestive
Healthy digestion assures that all of
the nutrients taken in through eating are assimilated in a healthy manor
into the cells that become you. In other words, you are what you digest!
If your digestion is healthy, your body can produce healthy tissues (dhatus).
When digestion is weak, the tissues of your body such as muscle, blood
and nerve become weak susceptible to disease.
Ayurveda: Maximizing The Potential
Ayurveda is the ancient and
traditional medicine of India. A holistic form of medicine,
focuses on creating an optimal environment within the body for healing
to take place. The goal of Ayurveda is to support the body’s internal
The Mother of Natural Healing
The culture and philosophy of India
has had a profound impact on the West over the last several decades.
Almost weekly we read reports in popular magazines how Yoga has
entered the mainstream of American culture. Now with the advent of
Ayurveda, we have yet another contribution from India, a complete
ancient system of natural health care.
THE FIVE TYPES OF
KAPHA There are in total five forms
each of Vata,
Kapha, called "Subdoshas". They reside in
different sites in the body and perform different functions.
Ayurvedic Cure -
Panchakarma-the detoxification process- is a comprehensive system of
knowledge and practices to purify the body of toxins and restore it to
balance with natural law.
Indian remedies are said to ease aches and inflammation. A new study
prompted us to take a closer look. We don't usually think of ginger,
turmeric and frankincense as medicinals. Instead the names conjure up
images of a kitchen spice shelf, a tasty curry or an exotic incense.
The functional intelligences within the body. As soon as life enters
into the body, three vital principles emerge which regulate and control
the biological functions.
Panchakarma therapy, ("Five Cleansing Actions"), is the traditional
Ayurvedic Method for bodily detoxification and rejuvenation.
Ayurveda: The Mother of Natural Healing The culture and philosophy of India has had a profound impact on the
West over the last several decades. Almost weekly we read reports in
popular magazines how Yoga has entered the mainstream of American
culture. Now with the advent of
Ayurveda, we have yet another
contribution from India, a complete ancient system of natural health
By far, cancer is the most feared of
all disease. Taunting humanity with the threat of a slow, painful death
it is often the first disease people think they have when they
experience pain or feel a lump in their bodies and the last they want to
talk about. Going to the doctor, patients wait with baited breath for
the phone call that tells them, yes or no.
Part one of this series detailed the
Western understanding of cancer, its pathophysiology, statistics,
screening tests and treatment. In part two of this three part series the
Ayurvedic concepts of gulma, granthi and arbuda shall be introduced.
Principles & Practices of Ayurveda
Ayurveda, which literally translated
means "the science or knowledge of life" is the traditional medical
system of India. Its origin dates back an estimated 5-10,000 years, and
it is widely considered to be the oldest form of health care in the
world. It is understood by most scholars that, as knowledge of
spread out from India, it influenced the ancient Chinese system of
medicine, Unani medicine, and the humoral medicine practiced by
Hippocrates in Greece. For this reason, Ayurveda is often referred to as
the "Mother of all healing."
Respiratory Disease will afflict every
human being at some time in their life. Whether it’s a
with the common cold or respiratory distress associated with
and asthma, respiratory challenges are a constant source of irritation
and misery for the afflicted.
Respiratory Disease 2
Disorders of the breath affect almost
every human being at some time in their lifetime. Whether due to a
common cold resulting in
bronchitis or something more serious such as
emphysema, the ability of people to simply breath is not
always as easy as it seems.
The concept of
A characteristic feature of traditional medicinal systems is that they
consider the individual as a whole, rather than just the disease.
The Secret of Agni (Agni Rahasya)
In ancient Vedic thought, the individual soul was
symbolized by fire. Our inner soul, hidden like a secret flame deep
within our hearts, abides inextinguishable throughout all our states of
consciousness of waking, dream and deep sleep. It endures as the witness
through our every birth and death, through all the many sojourns in the
various worlds and planes of existence of our soul’s vast manifestation.
Tridosha: The Science Of Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a science of Self
understanding. By understanding your own unique nature or
you can begin to understand how you interact with your environment and
thus make choices that will lead you toward greater health.
Secrets of the Five
To change something we must alter the
energy which creates it. This fact is true in the practice of Yoga. To
bring about positive changes in body and mind we must understand the
energy through which they work. This is called Prana in Sanskrit,
meaning primary energy. It is sometimes translated as breath or vital
force, though it is more than these.
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