Wednesday, 21 December 2011

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Friday, 16 December 2011

Psoriasis : Help For The Lot Suffered

                                                               Psoriasis

According to modern medical science the causes of psoriasis are unknown .But the following factors can trigger psoriasis. Psoriasis is a prolonged inflammation of skin. The causes of psoriasis are still unclear. This condition is neither infectious (Do not spread from one person to another) nor does it affect the general health. It affects both the genders and may start at any age. Psoriasis is quite common, affecting around two per cent of the population, although people with very mild symptoms may not be aware they have it. Psoriasis can begin at any age but usually starts either around the age of 20 or between 50 and 60.

Causes of Psoriasis Heredity - If one parent is affected then there is 15% of chances for the child to suffer from psoriasis. If both the parents are affected then the possibility of child getting the psoriasis is 60%. Throat infections trigger psoriasis. Some medicines or skin irritants initiate psoriasis. Smoking and alcohol are other two factors which activate psoriasis. Mental stress or psychological trauma may also set off psoriasis. Trauma or hurt on skin like cuts, bruises or burns may cause psoriasis.

                               Changes that occur on skin during psoriasis


It takes 27 days for skin to replace itself with new mature skin cells. But the regions of skin affected by psoriasis the skin replace itself within 3-4 days with plenty of immature skin cells forming thick psoriatic patches.

What does ayurveda say about psoriasis?Psoriasis is caused by vitiation of vata and kapha dosha. The vitiated doshas affect the skin and blood tissues. They also influence water element of the affected region on skin. Thus the skin which is influenced by affected doshas becomes discolored (white or copper colored), scaly and thin.


Causes of vitiation of Doshas:
 * Consuming opposite foods. * Controlling natural urges.
 * Exposure to severe climatic conditions.
 * Consuming food that is too salty, too sour and/or too heavy for digestion.
 * Sleeping during the afternoon.
 * Taking bath in cold water immediately after physical exertion.
 * Mental stress. According to ayurveda principles the vitiated vata dries the water element of skin  and also initiate rapid growth of skin tissue. The vitiated Kapha dosha causes itching on the affected skin. The blood which is affected by vata and kapha adversely influences healing process.

Self-care for Psoriasis


 * Avoid all factors which trigger psoriasis.
 * Reduce stress levels through meditation and Yoga .
 * Do not prick, peel or scratch skin. This may trigger psoriasis.
 * After bath or wash pat dry the skin. Do not rub the towel vigorously on skin.
 * Avoid soap. Instead use gram flour (besan flour) as soap dries the skin.
 * After washing, pat the skin dry, don't irritate it by rubbing vigorously.
 * Apply moisturizing creams liberally on affected areas after.
 * Opt for cotton clothes over synthetic ones.




Ayurvedic tips for Psoriasis

 * Avoid consuming opposite foods.
 * Do not control natural urges like vomiting, urination, bowel emptying etc.
 * Do not take cold water bath immediately after a heavy work out, traveling, a long walk etc.
 * Take care not to consume foods which cause indigestion.
 * Absolutely do not eat too much of salty, sour or acidic foods.
 * Avoid sleeping in afternoons.
 * Say no to radish, urad dal, sesame, jaggery (gur), curds, fish and other sour foods.
 * Always apply besan flour or herbal scrub instead of soap.
 * Smear herbal cream which is infused with vata and kapha balancing herbs.
 * Keep on applying moisturizing gel or cream continuously to maintain the moisture levels of skin.

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Thursday, 15 December 2011

One Massage A Day

You don't need a full-body rubdown to feel good.Study from Sweden says, one 80-minute hand-and-foot massage significantly lowered heart rates, cortisol levels and insulin levels-all of which help lower stress.
Not only can massage helps relieve stress and tension, but it's also has been shown to relieve neck and back pain, reduce heart rate and high blood pressure and improve athletic performance According to a Study in the Clinical Journal of Pain, people with chronic neck pain reported a 55% improvement after a neck massage a week for ten weeks.
Untreated and persistent stress, tense muscles and even a lack of relaxation can wear a persons body down mentally and physically. Fortunately, these symptoms of time-constraints can be eased with even a single massage.
For People who suffer from persistent back pain, a meta-analysis in the journal Spine noted that common massage techniques can help you relax and trigger an endorphin release that raises your threshold for pain.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Stress Reliving Techniques

Toe tensing:
Lie on your back and take three deep breaths. While exhaling, take out all negative thoughts through your mouth and then inhale all the positivity around. Make yourself completely comfortable and gradually close your eyes. With eyes shut, focus your attention on your toes; feel or sense your toes. After sensing them, pull all 10 toes towards your face slowly, and countdown from 10 to 0 very silently. During this action, breathing should be soothing and gentle. Relax your toes and count to 10. Then repeat this cycle five times.
Deep breathing:
With the correct breathing technique, you can develop the full use of your lungs and get in touch with the body’s natural breathing rhythms. For this technique: Lie on your back with your knees bent. People suffering from knee pain can keep their legs straight. Place your right hand on your chest and your left hand on your abdomen. Take a deep breath and fill up your lungs. Your left hand goes up when you inhale, while the right hand remains in the same position on your chest. Exhale slowly through your mouth gently and quietly. You should be able to hear the gentle ‘whooshing’ sound of your breathing. Follow this breathing technique for at least five minutes or till you complete at least 10 cycles.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Boost Male Fertility With Fruits & Vegetables






Pomegranate:
Pomegranate contains a huge amount of antioxidants which help prevent damage against sperms that leads them to becoming sluggish and losing the ability to fertilize an egg. Drinking pomegranate juice also increases the sperm count as well as fight against erectile dysfunction.





Fruits and Vegetables:
There are many other fruits and vegetables that can increase you chances of preventing fertility. An apple a day is said to keep the sperm count increasing. Another fruit banana is known as a "sexual super food" since it is a rich source of protein, magnesium, Vitamin A, B1 and C. Tomatoes are said to contain an antioxidant called carotenoid lycopene which helps in increasing the sperm count since men struggling with infertility generally have low lycopene levels in the body.


Pumpkin Seeds:
Pumpkin seeds contain a good dose of zinc which is said to increase the sperm count. They also contain essential fatty acids like Omega-3 which enhance the blood flow to sexual organs. Other good sources of Omega-3 acids are almonds, sardines, salmon and flaxseed.


Asparagus:
Asparagus is one food that has been celebrated since the medieval ages for its ability to rev up the sexual drive in both men and women. In fact, asparagus was used by people of medieval ages to treat infertility. It contains Vitamin C which aids in raising your testosterone and sperm count.

Benifits of Tea




Black Tea to Prevent Diabetes
Studies show the polysaccharides in black tea have glucose-inhibiting properties – meaning that black tea can help to prevent diabetes. It also has more caffeine than other teas.


White Tea to Prevent Colon Cancer
White tea is less processed than other forms of tea, therefore the polyphenols, a type of antioxidant, are extra potent. Research indicates that these benefits may protect against colon cancer, among other cancers.


Green Tea to Prevent Alzheimer’s
Green tea creates chemicals during digestion that work against the key triggers of Alzheimer’s. Studies show that drinking green tea may potentially prevent the onset or slow the progression of dementia.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Guggulu Benifits

Guggul Benefits

Relieving pain and swelling: Guggulu is very often used as an anti inflammatory and pain relieving herb by Indian herbal doctors. It has been very dominantly used in arthritic pains. It helps in relieving pain and swelling. So in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, sciatica, paralysis, osteoarthritis, hemiplegia, lymphadenopathy etc.
Blood Purifier: Guggulu acts as blood purifier and hence widely used in skin diseases. It promotes the production of red blood corpuscles (RBC) and improves the action of white blood corpuscles (WBC), which are helpful in fighting against any kind of infections. Effective results are seen in leprosy and eczema.
Improving Immune System: Guggulu is also known for improving our immune system. Considered as an antibiotic, it is used in infectious diseases.
Guggul Lipids for Lowering Cholesterol: One of the main uses of guggul is in problems related to heart. It has been reported by doctors that by regular use of guggulu, there has been significant lowering in blood cholesterol levels. Guggul helps in maintaining LDL and HDL levels in blood in normal limits. It helps in blood pressure levels.
Fat Loss: Guggul is rich in guggulosterones which help to regularize the fat metabolism, its assimilation and deposition in fatty tisues. It helps to burn extra fats from the body and reduce weight naturally.
Strengthening our digestive system: Guggul helps in easy secretions of digestive juices, works as appetizer, avoids indigestion and constipation. It helps in overall strengthening our digestive system.
Helpful in cough problem: Guggulu is also seen helpful in upper respiratory tract infection. It works as expectorant by helping in suppressing kapha dosha, which cause wet cough. Benefits are also seen in asthmatic conditions. Gargles done by guggulu water (guggulu dissolved in water) have been widely used in tonsillitis, upper respiratory tract infection, throat irritation, mouth ulcers, pharyngitis and stomatitis.
Solving Menstrual Problem: Menstrual disturbances and stomach cramps or pain faced by many women can be solved by guggulu. It gives wonderful results.
Improving Men's Sexual Ability: It has been seen that by regular usage of guggulu helps in improving sexual ability and sperm count. It also helps in improving sperm quality.
Improving overall health: Guggulu also works as rasayan. It can be used in promoting youthnesss with longitivity. This is the reason it is the part of well-known rasayan known as Chawanprash.

Yoghurt Benifits





Home remedies using curd—>>>

* Dandruff is a known cause of hair loss. Applying sour curd as a pack to scalp and hair , once in a week prevents formation of dandruff.
* Mix moong dal (green gram) powder with curd and massage it to scalp and brush it on hair. Wash it off after 1 hour. This helps to prevent hair loss and dandruff. It also helps to increase hair growth.
* Dry orange peel in summer and powder it. Mix this powder with little curds massage it on face and neck. This acts as an excellent cleanser and cleanses clogged pores thus preventing acne and pimples.
* Curds when mixed with sugar acts as an excellent body coolant and instant energizer. It also quenches thirst.
* A mixture of besan (gram flour) is an excellent pack to rejuvenate facial skin and body skin.
* Lactose in milk is converted by Yogurt’s bacteria into lactic acid which helps digest lactose or dairy products.
* The lactic acid of yoghurt is a perfect medium to maximize calcium absorption.
* As a curative in intestinal disorder
* Since curd is more easily digested than milk,(depends on individual’s digestive fire) it is given during stomach and intestinal disorders. The lactic acid bacteria present in the curd acts as a scavenger and creates a healthy environment in the intestine.
* Your bowel’s best friend
* Curd flushes out the toxic matter, which overloads the bowels.
* If one does not consume curd, the individual may suffer not only from intestinal disorders, but also many bowel disorders especially diarrhoea and gastroenteritis because curd cures all the above disorders.
* Good for treating ulcers




Calcium is very essential for the healing of ulcers. Since the absorption of calcium is double with the curd consumption as compared to the milk, is gives much relief from the pain and discomfort due to ulcers. Therefore, curd has anti-ulcer property and it is an excellent remedy when even there is a stomach irritation. In an hour only 32 per cent of the raw milk is digested as against 91 per cent of the curd. The lactic acid content in the curd helps in the assimilation of calcium and phosphorus. Moreover, some individuals may show intolerance to milk called “lactose intolerance”, but they show tolerance to curd.

* For mental health

Curd cures migraine and the biotin, a vitamin present in the curd is very important for mental health.

* As a cosmetic

When applied to the face, it cures acne. Curd is also applied as a face pack to prevent wrinkles. Down the ages, women have used the curd to soften their skin. The recent breakthrough in skin care is the discovery of AHA’S – Alpha Hydroxy Acids by an American dermatologist. AHA’S are fruit acids derived from milk and the fruits. One of the AHA’S is the lactic acid found in the curd. Hence curd can make a very good base ingredient for face packs to keep the wrinkles at bay.

* Curd is a good hair conditioner.

It provides good nourishment to hair and add a healthier look to the hair. Research indicates that the lactic acid bacteria present in the curd manufactures some anti-grey hair vitamins and also produces the vitamins which helps to stimulate the hair growth.

VATA - PITTA - KAPHA





VATA
The Vata Dosha is made up of the elements ether and air. The qualities of ether and air are cold, light, dry, unstable, and mobile. When our physical body is made up of mostly ether and air (Vata) it looks like this:

* Long, thin bones or very short, thin bones
* Kinky, curly hair or course hair that’s dark in color
* Long, oval shaped face
* Thin, dry skin
* Small, thin lips
* Crooked, gray teeth
* Hard to gain weight
* If they do gain weight it is usually around the stomach area
* Small breasts
* Small appetites
* Fast talker that jumps from subject to subject
* General coldness in the body
* Early wrinkles

Personality characteristics include:

* Artist or highly creative individual
* Likes to be the centre of attention
* Loves to travel

Prefers warm, moist climates
Most diseases of the western world stem from having too much Vata (ether and air) in our bodies. This is because Vata increases as we age and we do many activities that create air in the body without balancing it out. Some ways of creating Vata in our bodies are:

* Travel
* Watching television
* Computer work
* Eating on the go
* Eating too fast

When Vata goes out of balance in the body meaning that the ether and air qualities within the body are high than you see:

* Insomnia
* Dry skin
* Worry, anxiety and fear
* Constipation
* Scattered mind
* Forgetfulness
* Hair that falls out
* Painful joints
* You feel spacey
* Tremors or uncontrollable shaking
* Cold hands and feet
* Loss of appetite

Long term illness related to high Vata includes Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. You can treat any or all of the above out of balance conditions using Ayurveda. Ayurveda uses qualities that are opposite to the qualities of the elements. For example ether and air have the qualities of cold, light, dry and mobile. Ayurveda treats someone with too much of these qualities using heat, heavy, moist and stable treatments. Ayurveda uses only natural ways of balancing the body. When you treat naturally you create harmony within the body and the condition goes away without coming back. Once harmony is within the body you will not need to continue to take a medicine to keep the condition away. Simply through adjusting diet and lifestyle you can take care of most Vata conditions.

PITTA
The Pitta Dosha is made up of fire and water. The qualities of Pitta are hot, light, dry, unstable and mobile. When our physical body is made up mostly of fire and water (Pitta) it looks like this:

* Medium thickness bones
* Medium thickness skin
* Angular face
* Medium size lips
* Straight hair of blond or red in color
* Yellowing teeth
* Easy to gain weight and easy to lose
* Big appetite
* Medium to full breasts
* Very direct with their talking and answers
* Red flushed face
* Generally hot in body temperature

Personality characteristics include:

* Workaholic
* Addictive personality
* Tends to criticize others
* Competitive
* Thrill seeker
* May be an overachiever and perfectionist

Prefers cool, moist climates.
Common diseases stemming from Pitta have to do with their fiery nature. They tend to like hot spicy foods when they are out of balance and tend to shy away from them when they are in balance. They are extremist in what they do and love to get a thrill. Some ways of creating Pitta in our bodies are

* Eating spicy foods
* Spending too much time in the sun
* Alcohol
* Salt or salty foods

When Pitta goes out of balance in the body, meaning the fire and water qualities are too high than we see:

* Anger
* Irritable
* Overly critical
* Flushed face (hot headed)
* High blood pressure
* Heart disease
* Diarrhea
* Heart attack
* Irritable bowel syndrome
* Infection
* Mucous of yellow or green
* Skin rashes
* Red eyes

Long-term illness related to Pitta include stroke and heart problems.

Ayurveda treats Pitta through qualities of cold, heavy, moist and stable which are the opposites of Pitta. Ayurveda will use foods and lifestyle to bring in these qualities to balance the body.


KAPHA
Kapha is made up of water and earth and is the most stable of the three Doshas. The qualities of Kapha are cold, heavy and stable. When your body is made up of mostly water and earth your physical characteristics will include:

* Round face
* Big round eyes
* Thick, wavy hair
* Big, full lips
* Thick skin
* Short thick bones or long, thick bones
* Very hairy body
* Short square hands with short fingers
* Easy to gain weight and hard to lose

Personality characteristics include:

* A very loving heart
* Quick to laugh
* Quick to cry
* Takes a long time to make decisions
* Once decision is made will not change it
* Stubborn
* Committed to family and close friends
* Doesn’t like to venture too far from home

When Kapha goes out of balance in the body, meaning that water and earth elements are too much, it shows signs of:

* Depression
* Obesity
* Accumulation of things
* Congestion in the body
* Diabetes type 2
* Strong desire for sweet taste

Friday, 2 December 2011

Dates of Swaranaprashana for Year 2012.

" Swarna Prashana - For Children"


Benefits of Swarnaprashana :-
Improves Intelligence.
Improves Immunity .
Prevents Fungal , Bacterial & viral Infections .
Digestive Power .
Physical Strength .

Dates of Swaranaprashana for Year 2012.

14 December 2011 … Wednesday …

10 January 2012 - Tuesday …

7 February 2012 - Tuesday …

5 March 2012 - Monday …

1 April 2012 - Sunday …

29 April 2012 - Sunday …

26 May 2012 - Saturday …

22 June 2012 - Friday …

19 July 2012 - Thursday …

16 August 2012 - Thursday …

12 September 2012 - Wednesday …

10 October 2012 - Wednesday …

6 November 2012 - Tuesday …

3 December 2012 - Monday …

30 December 2012 - Sunday …

Benifits Of Keshini

Benefits :




Improves eyesight.

Relieves emptiness of head.

Sharpens the five senses.

Refreshes the memory.

Reduces clearness of the brain and eyes.

Induces sound sleep.

Bestows pleasing appearance.

Strengthens the skin and roots of hair.

Removes burning sensations and puritus, psychic disorders will be cured.

Benifits Of Sarvanga Abhyangam ( Ayurvedic Full Body Massage )

Sarvanga Abhyanga (Ayurveda Full Body Massage)


- This procedure helps in relaxation of the body.
- Improves blood circulation.
- Tones up the muscles.
- Mobilizes toxins.
- Relieves pain , body ache , arthritis.
- Pacifies aggravated diseases of Vata (neurological disorders).
- Gives strength to the body.
- Induces sleep.
- Delay ageing.
- Sharpens eyesight.
- Provides flexibility of joints.
- This is very important for the maintenance of health in the healthy person .

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Foods that Lower Your Blood Pressure

1. Artichokes
Artichokes taste amazing steamed (generally steam for about 1 hour) and then dip each piece into a mixture of olive oil, grass-fed butter, and garlic. Delicious!

2. Bananas
Bananas are rich in potassium, which is responsible for the proper functioning of the heart. It works with sodium to maintain balance of the body’s fluids, which is an important factor in the regulation of blood pressure.


3. Beets
You can try beetroot juice, or also try baked beets sliced on salads or as a side dish to dinner.


4. Cocoa
The best way to take advantage of the health benefits offered by cocoa is to choose raw cacao – it is good for the heart, the brain and the liver. Raw cacao nibs go great in smoothies! Also use organic cocoa powder in smoothies or homemade hot cocoa sweetened with stevia instead of sugar.


5. Garlic
Eating the equivalent of 2 cloves of garlic each day can significantly contribute to the health of the heart.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Om Ayurveda And Yoga Health Centre: Ayurvedic Rice Recipe

Om Ayurveda And Yoga Health Centre: Ayurvedic Rice Recipe: Mung dhal Kitchadi: This recipe plays a key role in Ayurvedic nutritional healing, especially during illness and detoxing. It is also wide...

Ayurveda For HIV ( AIDS)

HIV /AIDS has become a global epidemic and modern medicine has no proven cure for HIV /AIDS. Antiretroviral therapy is currently used for treatment of HIV/AIDS. However they are associated with several side effects, development of resistance and are very costly. Owing to these limitations of allopathic medicines, Ayurvedic remedies have become useful alternative for long-term management of patients with HIV/AIDS. Most of the ayurvedic remedies don’t have serious side-effects and are fairly economical.

Along with herbal remedies, nutritious diet, exercise and yoga, timely allopathic treatment of opportunistic infections and regular counseling support are important for management of HIV/ AIDS patients. Some of the commonly used herbs, for the treatment of HIV/AIDS are Amalaki, Ashwagandha, and Tulsi. Ayurvedic medicines used for treatment of HIV/AIDS patients can be a Virus Killer, Immune Developer, or body cleanser.

Ayurvedic medicines as Virus Killer: Several ayurvedic medicines such as aree chathura, thriphala, sukshma thrifala are potent virus killers that can even kill HIV Virus. These medicines can be combined or used along with allopathic medicines.

Ayurvedic medicines as Immune developers: These ayurvedic medicines improve immunity, CD4 cell as well as CD8 cell count to fight HIV. Chyavanprash, Ashwagandha Rasayana, Ajamamsa Rasayana, KanmadaRasayana, Shonitha Baskara Arishta are examples of drugs which boost immunity.

Ayurvedic medicines as Body cleanser: These ayurvedic medicines clean body, nerves, even cells. Shonitha Baskara Arishta, nanary Arishta, Ksheera Bala are some ayurvedic medicines that increase immunity and work as body cleansers.

Caution with Ayurveda: Ayurvedic medicines have shown good results in treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS but these drugs cannot cure it. Unlike antiretroviral drugs they do not show quick results. Some of the Ayurvedic medicines can interact with your antiretroviral therapy. Do not stop antiretroviral therapy without consultations with your physician before opting for Ayurvedic medicines.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Ayurvedic Rice Recipe

Mung dhal Kitchadi:

This recipe plays a key role in Ayurvedic nutritional healing, especially during illness and detoxing. It is also widely eaten by sadhus, who leave it to cook while they are meditating. Mung dhal is tridoshic, and together with rice provides a complete source of protein. If you are doing a lot of pranayama or live in a cold climate, be sure to add the ghee. Especially easy to make in a rice cooker (pictured). Brown rice or barley may be substituted for the basmati rice to make the dish heartier. If you have good agni, you can try making kitcheri with split urad (black dhal)which is higher in protein but harder to digest. This dhal is considered the equivalent of meat in Ayurveda.

To make a kitchadi:

1 cup basmati rice; 1 cup yellow or green mung dhal; 1 inch chopped ginger (for vata and kapha, warms, potent digestive stimulant), 2 tbsp. shredded coconut; 1 handful of coriander leaves,3 tbsps. ghee or coconut oil; 3 bay leaves (warms, digestive), 1.5 inch fresh cinnamon bark, 5 cardamom pods, 5 cloves, 10 black pepper corns, ½ teaspoon each of turmeric, cumin seeds, fennel, 1 pinch of hing. Optional: one cup of diced carrots or celery; fresh lemon juice (to increase agni) and chopped coriander leaves to serve.

Soak dhal for a few hours to make it more digestible. Wash rice and dhal separately in at least 2 changes of water. Blend the ginger, coconut, coriander and ½ cup water. Heat large saucepan, add ghee, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns and bay leaves. Stir for a moment until fragrant. Add blended items, then turmeric and salt. Stir until browned. Stir in mung dhal and rice and mix very well. Add 6 cups of water, cover and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Then simmer until dhal and rice are soft (25-30 minutes). You can add vegetables that suit your constitution for a one pot meal.

Very simple kitchadi:

Use one cup of split moong dhal and one cup of basmati rice. Wash then add 6 cups of water. Add salt and turmeric and bring to the boil the simmer till cooked (or use rice cooker). Add pinch of cardamom and pinch of clove powder (not in Summer). Add a little cumin fried in ghee.

Kitchadi Khadi:

A delicious combination of the above kitchari recipe and a buttermilk soup which can be eaten at anytime of the year, for lunch or dinner. Very good for Irritable Bowel Syndrome; with a cold as it pacifies Kapha and does not increase congestion; in pregnancy/ breast feeding. Mix 200g of yoghurt with one and a half times the amount of water. Heat 1 tbsp ghee, add ½ teasp each of mustard and cumin seeds, some freshly grated ginger, ½ chopped green chilly, 2 chopped cloves garlic and 5 curry leaves. Once seeds have popped, allow to cool and add to diluted yoghurt. Add fresh coriander chopped, a little salt and a pinch of turmeric and chilly powder. Add 2.5 heaped teaspoons of chickpea flour or barley flour and mix well. Serve hot. Vata types can add more ghee, Pitta can omit the garlic and chillies, and Kapha types can use less ghee and more spices. Serve hot with either kitchadi or rice and chappatis.

Ayurvedic Sweets

Stewed apples:

This comforting, old fashioned recipe is idea for balancing Vata in Autumn, as it involves eating seasonal, organic food. Ayurveda considers cooked food as easier to digest than raw and this recipe is no exception.

4 cooking or eating apples, peeled, cored and sliced;5 organic figs or dried apricots (soaked in water overnight); 5 organic dates (dates are intensively sprayed with pesticides so especially important to buy organic!), pitted and chopped OR two handfuls of raisins; 2 tbsps of Agave syrup (a naturally low GI sweetener) maple syrup, jaggery OR brown sugar. Do not use honey as Ayurveda considers it to ferment when heated with detrimental effects when eaten! 1/2 tsp each of ground cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg or a teaspoon or mixed spice; 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger; 4 cups of water. Add ingredients to saucepan, bring to boil and simmer until apples are soft (10-15 minutes). Allow to cool a little and ready to serve if you like it chunky, or else bland to a puree. Serve warm for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Tasty coconut pudding:

1 tbsp. Ghee, 50g jaggery (or raw cane sugar), 100g desiccated coconut, 200 ml coconut milk, 250ml soya milk, ½ tsp. Cinnamon, 1 tsp rosewater (optional), 3 ground cardamom pods, 3 heaped tbsp rice flour. Add a little water to desiccated coconut to soak. Place ghee and jaggery in pan and heat till sugar starts to melt. Add soaked coconut, spices, coconut milk and soya milk, bringing to boil. As soon as liquid is hot, gradually adding the rice flour and beat with hand whisk to prevent lumps. Stir over heat for 3-4 minutes and the pour into a nice bowl to set for 2 hours or eat warm.

Hindustani Halva:

Often served warm as a breakfast treat and as prasad after satsangs at Sivananda Centres. 200g course semolina; 250ml water; 50g ghee/unsalted butter; 1 tsp. ground cardamom; 50g cashew nut pieces; 50g raisins, 150g jaggery.Toast semolina in a hot dry frying pan, stirring constantly until it browns slightly and gives off a nutty aroma. Stir in ghee/butter and set aside. Toast cashew nuts in a hot dry pan until slightly browned and set aside. Put jaggery and water in a pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and mix in the semolina, ground cardamom, raisins and cashew nut pieces. Cook, stirring continuously, until the mixture has thickened. Remove from the heat and spread the mixture evenly on a serving plate. Leave to cool, then score into diamond shapes to make serving easier.

Sweet Carrot Halva:

3 large carrots, water, ghee, jaggery, 4 cardamom pods ground, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tbsp ground almonds or dessicated coconut, ¼ cup of soya or rice milk.Finely grate the carrots (or other vegetables- this is important as thick grating won’t look so appetising!) and add to saucepan. Add all other ingredients (except soya/ rice milk). Simmer with lid on a low heat for 20 minutes until carrots are soft. Add soya/ rice milk to loosen the mixture. As an alternative, halva can be made with carrots (or sweet potato or courgette).

Kheer:

Boil 750ml milk with 2-6 teaspoons of basmati rice. Add sugar/ alternative sweetener (NB: one without a strong taste, such as jaggery, which would spoil the taste of the kheer), ground cardamom and ground almonds and a handful of raisins. Delicious and filling. You can try the following variations on the basic kheer recipe: Add two teaspoons of Shatavari and cardamom to make a cooling, antacid recipe, good for women, and an aphrodisiac.


Indian Rice pudding:

6 cups milk; 1.5 cups basmati rice; a few strands of saffron, 15 cardamom seeds (not pods!), 2 tablespoons date syrup, ½ cup raisins, ½ cup toasted sunflower seeds, ¼ cup dessicated coconut. Wash rice until water runs clear. Combine rice, milk, saffron, raisins, and cardamon seeds and cook with water on low heat for about an hour. When rice is done, stir in sweetener, garnish with the coconut and serve. NB: You should not eat this pudding with weak digestion as it is heavy to digest! It gives strength to all the body’s tissues, and is especially good for sperm!

Ayurvedic Drinks

Ayurveda Drinks

Tea :

Vata tea- equal parts of ginger, cumin and coriander
Pitta tea- equal parts of cumin, coriander and fennel
Kapha tea- equal parts of ginger, cinnamon and a pinch of clove

Hot Milk :

1 cup of milk, 2 tsp. organic almond powder, 2 cardamom pods, 5 strands saffron, pinch of nutmeg.Put all ingredients in a pan and heat till boiling. Allow to cool and add sweetener if desired (honey, jaggery etc).

You can also use the following Ayurvedic herbs with milk/ milk substitute for specific disorders:

Ashwagandha & Shatavari ­- for stress, nervous disorders, aphrodisiac and general tonic.
Date milk- back pain, fatigue, aphrodisiac, general tonic
Saffron and almond- proteins, vitamins, energy booster
Raisin and fennel- regulates stomach, decreases acidity, for constipation and weak digestion
Rose milk- cooling and refreshing, with constipation, excellent for aggravated Pitta dosha



Digestive Drink After Food: -

Mint tea:
Use a large bunch of fresh mint in a tea pot of hot water, with 1 tsp. sweetener. Leave for 5 minutes then serve.


Lassi (buttermilk):
Aids digestion at end of meal as increases Pitta. Blend 2 cups of water with ½ cup plain yoghurt, skim off the fat that rises to the surface, add 2 pinches of ginger and cumin powder. For Vata types, add a little rock salt; for Pitta types a little jaggery; for Kapha types a little dried ginger powder and black pepper.

Pachak Lassi:
Add 1 inch of fresh ginger, ½ teaspoon cumin seeds/powder, pinch of salt, 1 tablespoon chopped coriander to garnish. Balances all doshas.

Spicy Lassi:
2 tablespoons sugar, (or less) 1/2 teaspoon fresh, grated ginger or ¼ tsp. Dry ginger, ½ teaspoon ground cardamom. Good for all doshas.

Sweet lassi:
2 tablespoons sugar, 1 drop of rosewater.

Treatments And Their Benifits

SHIRO DHARA: -

Diffrent Types Of Dhara :

Takra Dhara (Dhara done by Butter Milk),
Kshira Dhara (Dhara done by Milk),
Tail Dhara (Dhara done by using medicated oil/pure oil),
Kashaya Dhara (Decoction of different herbs may be used in this type of Dhara, these herbs may be selected according to the disease of a patient.

Indications :
Psycho neurosis, Early insanity, Epilepsy, Hysteria, Hemiplegia, Pyknolepsy, Facial paralysis, some diseases of the head, some eye diseases, some ear diseases, Maxillary sinusitis, Maxillary hypertrophic rhinitis, Parkinsonian syndrome, Peripheral neuritis, Thrombosis, Spastic paraplegia, Neurasthenia, Nerualgia, Muscular paralysis etc.,

Uses:

Mind becomes relaxed and stable, Body gets strengthened, Memory & IQ improves, Voice becomes melodious, Skin becomes smoother, Eye disorders get reduced, Diseases pertaining to sukra (sperm) Arthavam (fluids concerned with menstruation) and hormones will be reduced. Blood gets nourished, Sleep improves, and Aging is reduced.


SIRO BASTI: -


Indications :

Almost all Vata disorders of the head especially in severe Headache and Migraine, deafness, earache, tinnitis. Vata type of eye diseases, Insomania, Giddiness, Dryness of mouth and nose, Facial paralysis, some cases of Hemiplegia and all diseases of cerebral nerves and blood vessels.


KAYASHEKAM(Pizhichil): -


Indications:

All vata rogas. Sosham (fatigue). Hemiplegia, Skin diseases, stiffness of muscles and joints, loss of sensation and cramps in parts, Gulmam (gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, pyloric obstruction, chronic salphingitis, cystitis, chronic myelitis).

Benefits:

Removes the changes of old age, fatigue and increase in vata, gives strength and vitality.

Improves eyesight.

Prolongs life.

Makes skin soft supple.

Induces sleep.

Promotes nutrition.

Healthy persons also can undergo the procedure every year to prevent diseases and reduce aging.



KATI – BASTI : -

Indications:

Back ache, thoracic pain, cervical spondylosis, Lumbar spondylitis, protrusion of intravertibral disc, amkylosing spondylitis, Sciatica etc.


PINDA – SWEDAM(Navarakkizhi, Sankara Sweda, Sastikasali Pinda Swedam):-


Indications:

Paralysis, Monoplegia, Paraplegia, Polio, Emaciation, Fatigue, Muscular pains, Osteo arthritis, Pain and stiffness in joints, restricted joint movements. Chronic rheumatism, Neuralgia, peptic ulcers, certain skin diseases.


SIRO-LEPA(Pothichchal): -



Indications :

Diseases of the Head, falling of hair, head ache, burning sensation skin diseases of the head, alopecia, diseases of eye, ear, nose, skin and hair, weakness, mental faculties, giddiness, loss of memory, insomnia and insanity. It is mainly used in Vata types of disorders.

Benefits :

Improves eyesight.

Relieves emptiness of head.

Sharpens the five senses.

Refreshes the memory.

Reduces clearness of the brain and eyes.

Induces sound sleep.

Bestows pleasing appearance.

Strengthens the skin and roots of hair.

Removes burning sensations and puritus, psychic disorders will be cured.


NETRA TARPANA : -


Indications :

Almost all conditions of defective vision and eye infection.

Benefits :

Provides nourishment to the eye, removes strain and improves vision.


NASYA KARMA : -

Cures almost all the diseases of the head as easily as a vein of grass is removed from its blade. It purges and rejuvenates the tissues and organs of the head and neck.

Indications :

Stiffness of the head, neck, teeth and jaw. Chronic sinusitis, allergies, chronic vascular headaches, migraine, epilepsy, diseases of the brain and mental retardation. Chronic coryza, uvalitis, tonsillitis, cataract, diseases of the eye lid, hemi crania, diseases of the mouth, nose, ear, eyes, facial paralysis, hysteria, hoarseness of voice, aphonia, stammering, tooth ache and other tooth disorders.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Ayurvedic Food And Benifits :-

• Broken Wheat Upma: A low calorie nourishment that acts as tridosha shamaka (balances the doshas), vibhada hara (relieves constipation) and Balya (helps in tissue building).


• Neer Dosa & Wheat Dosa: Indian styled pancakes with natural herbs. Crispy to eat and easy to prepare, it functions as a vriddhi (an immunity booster).


• Chitranna: An unfussy yet tasty preparation of rice and fresh lemon juice that is sheetala (coolant for stomach), agnideepaka (appetizer), Varnya (complexion) and improves eye-sight as its rich in Vitamin C).


• Veggie Pulao: A Nawabi (luscious) preparation of rice and fresh vegetables with lot of flavors and spices, considered (Aadharsha Bhojana) one wholesome meal.


• Masala Bindi: Okra seasoned with aromatic Indian spices; it’s a medhya (brain tonic), loaded with iron supplement and is helpful in curing sandhi roga (joint disorders) and sciatica.


• Moong Bean Curry: A cool spicy curry that’s high in protein content and is chakshushya, keshya and varnya (beneficial for eyes, hairs and skin respectively).


• Capsicum/Mushroom/Bitter Guard Curry: Yummy gravy with generous supplement of either Capsicum (rich in iron content, helps relieve pain and improves blood circulation)/Mushroom (high in vitamin and fiber contents, helps cure headaches, mental disorders and is anti-cancerous in nature)/Bitter Guard (a ‘wonder veggie’ with a plethora of healing properties).


• Kosambari: Traditional Indian salad with a nutritional blend of grams, vegetables and herbs.


• Carrot Kheer: Heavenly sweetened carrot drink cooked in milk with a hint of aromatic spices and garnished dry fruits, is high in vitamin content, an antioxidant and exclusively rich in Beta carotin.

Home Remidies :-

Diarrhea

* Drink fresh butter milk with cumin seed powder and salt, as much as possible
* Do not eat other food
* When problem is in control eat khichdi made from masor dal and rice with curd
* Curd 200 gm, raw cane sugar 100 gm, cardamom powder ¼ tsp. Nutmeg powder 1 pinch. Strain water from curd. Now add all other ingredients in this water and drink it 2,3 times which will naturally decrease diarrhea and bleeding within 2 to 3 days
* Cooked rice 1 cup, curd 2,3 tsp., ginger powder ½ tsp., cumin powder ¼ tsp. Mix well and eat
* To prevent dehyderation and diarrhea drink pomegranate juice with glucose as often as you can.

Obesity

* Water 1 glass, Honey 10 gm, Ginger juice 10 drops, Mix it and drink every morning
* Consume more apples
* At night drink only 1 glass of lukewarm water and have light dinner
* Avoid eating after 8 pm
* Drink water in between meals or after 1.5 hr. after meals
* Some yoga and breathing techniques which is beneficial – Padahatasan, Ushtrasan, Vajrasan, Yognidra, Savasan, Kanistha, Kapalbhati, Anulombvilomb, 45 mins. To 1 hr. walking.

Asthama

* Drink 1 cup sweet grape juice during a day
* Drink 1 cup juice from the mixture of ginger, tulsi, beetroot, cabbage, carrot
* Drink 1 bowl moong (green gram) soup

High Blood Pressure

* Drink lukewarm water with lemon and honey
* Drink green wheat grass juice
* Drink carrot juice, sweetlime juice, grape juice

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Courses @ Om Ayurveda & Yoga Centre

Training / Courses



Training / Certificate Courses @ Centre :-

Teachers Training Yoga Course ( 200 hrs ) .
Ayurveda Cooking Course .
Ayurveda Massage Course .
Ayurveda Therapist Training Course .

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Yoga For Healthy Living

Yoga For Healthy Living



Ashtang & Hata Yoga Therapeutic Yogasana, pranayama, meditation, deep & quick relaxation, mudras, bhandas and yogic purification (jala neti, jala dauti, basti, trataka, kapalabati & nauli) .


Activities @ Centre - Yoga :-

Teachers Training Yoga Course ( 200 hrs ) .
Drop In Yoga Classes .
Morning Yoga Sessions .
Yoga For Beginners .
Advance Yoga .
Corporate Yoga .
Pranayama .
Meditation .
Hataya Yoga .
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga .

Yoga Sessions For:-
Obesity .
Diabetes mellitus .
Hypertension .
Cardiac problems.
Gastro-intestinal disorders .
Asthma .
Bronchitis .
Allergic rhinitis .
Gynecological disorders .
Head ache .
Back ache .
Arthriti .
Post operative .
Children .
Old age .
Women .
Pregnant women .
Health promotion .

Teachers Training Yoga Course (200 hrs - One Month)

Teachers Training Yoga Course (200 hrs - One Month)




Teacher Training Course in Yoga Pre-requisite :- The candidate's age should be below 45 years at the time of admission and he/she must submit with his/her application, a certificate of physical fitness signed by a registered medical practitioner. For Foreign Students there is no age Limit. The executive committee in deserving places may consider application of Yoga Aspirants above the age of 45. In case a candidate is found unfit to undergo the course, his/her training will be discontinued and no refund of fees will be made.

Course Syllabus:-
Yoga and Physical Education

Concepts of Yoga and Physical Education.
Aims and Objectives of Yoga and Physical Education.
Education as a common ground of Yoga and Physical Education.
Means of Yoga and Physical Education.
Concept of Exercise in Physical Education and its comparison with Yogic Practices.
Problem of Integration of personality tackled in Yoga.
Application of Yoga in Physical Education.
Utility of Yoga Techniques in Physical Education.
Co-ordination of Yoga and Physical Education for maximum benefit.

Anatomy and Physiology of Yogic Practices
Introduction to Human Body andsystems in brief with special reference to Respiratory, Digestive, Muscular and Nervous systems.
Postural Physiology with reference to Asana.
Asana - Definition and Classification, Similarities and dissimilarities between Asana and Exercise.
Pranayama - Definition and Classification. Difference between pranayama and deep breathing. Importance of Rechaka, Kumbhaka, Puraka.
Introduction to Kriyas, Mudras and Bandhas in brief.
Points 3, 4 and 5 above are to be explained in relation to Anatomy and Physiology with some suitable examples of researches on these Practices.
Traditional Yoga The main book is Astangayoga & Hatha Yoga, etc.
Introduction, Definition of Yoga according to Patanjali, Gita, Swatmarama, etc.
Vital points of the body according to Vasistha Samhita.
Astanga & Hatha Yoga.
Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana & Dhyana,Awakening of the Kundalini.
Mudra, Bandha, Effects of Mudra and Bandha, Chakra,Satkarma

Yoga and Mental Health
Health, Mental Health, Hygiene, Mental Hygiene : Yogic and Medical perspectives.
Yoga and Modern psychology : A synthetic approach for existential problems.
Concept of Normality : Psychological and Yogic approaches.
Emotional Disorders : Caurses, effects and remedies in Patanjala Yoga Sutra.
Conflict, Frustration : Yogic Remedies.
Personal and interpersonal Adjustments through Yoga.
Yamas, Niyamas, Asanas and Pranayamas - their contribution to Physical and Mental Health.
Prayer - its significance in Yogic Practices.

Standing postures:-
Namaskarasana, Tadasana, Vrksasana, Chakrasana, Garudasana, Trikonasana, Parivrtta-Trikonasana, Parsvakonasana, Urdhva astasana, Padahastasana, Parvatasana, Ardha Kati Chakrasana, Ardha Chakrasana, Surya Namaskara, etc

Sitting postures:-
Pascimottanasana, Ardha-Matsyendrasana, Mayurasana, Budarasana, Ardha Padma, Gomukhasana, Padmasana, Tolasana, Vajrasana, sputa vajarasana, Ustrasana, vakrasana, etc
Supine postures:-
Sarvangasana, Navasana, Matsyasana, uttita padasana, pavanamuktasana, merudandasana, sarvangasana, Halasana, viparikarini-asana, etc

Prone postures:-
Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Dhanurasana, Naukasana, etc
Practice of the Foundation Course keeps one healthy and strong - physically, emotionally and mentally. It carries energy and circulation to every part of the body, and unites the body, mind and breath.

Inverted postures:-
Shirshasana.

Prone postures:-
Introduction : Need of Practice Teaching and its use in Yogic Practices.
Prayer - its significance in Yogic Practices.
Scientific principles involving Yogic practice teaching.
Presentation Technique : Its meaning.
Class Management : Its meaning and need.
Preparation of Lesson Plan in Yogic practices.
Time allotment in different Yogic lesson plans.
Lesson Presentation.

TTC time table
6.30 - 7.00 am. - Chanting.
7.00 - 8.00 am - Asanas /kriyas.
8.00 - 9.00 am - Pranayama/Mudras.
9.00 - 10.00 am - Meditation.
4.00 - 5.00 pm - Reading & Practice.
5.00 - 7.00 pm - Theory.
7.00 - 8.00 pm - Meditation /Chanting.

Examination and Certificates :-
There will be written, practical and Viva - examinations at the end of the course.
Successful candidates will be awarded a Certificate .

Ayur - veda


Ayurveda is the ancient healing tradition of India. It is a holistic approach that defines health with reference to the body, mind, spirit, and environment. Health is seen as a state of balance relative to one's constitutional type which is based on the Five Elements. Thus, Ayurvedic therapeutics consists of applying the enrgetic language of Nature to redress imbalance and restore health.

In an initial consultation, which can take 1-2 hours, the client's constitutional type is determined and imbalances are evaluated. In a second consultation a treatment program is outlines. Usually herbal therapy is the primary therapy used. Diet and lifestyle issues, always important, are discussed and worked on gradually over time. The treatment program addresses the client's chief health needs.

Ayurveda shows remarkable results. This path of healing is powerful and lasting in nature.

Swaranaprashana


Swarnaprashana



One of the sixteen "Sanskar" (rituals) which described in Ancient Indian Scriptural, to lick Gold to the child is originally called "Swarnaprashana" .



Swarnaprashana is a mixture of Gold, such nice herbs, cow ghee and honey administer in specific time i.e Pushya Nakshatra .
Swarnaprashana is given to newborn babies till sixteenth years of his age .
Any one can get benefits of it by starting any time up to sixteen years of age .
Six months of regular usage of Swarnaprashana make child very intelligent, and he can remember all that he has heard , i.e Improves memory and intelligence .

Benefits of Swarnaprashana :-
Improves Intelligence.
Improves Immunity .
Prevents Fungal , Bacterial & viral Infections .
Digestive Power .
Physical Strength .



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Saturday, 9 April 2011

Rejuvenation Therapies

Rejuvenation Therapies
Sarvanga Abhyanga (Ayurveda Massage)
This is a synchronized whole body massage with medicated oils. This procedure helps in relaxation of the body, improves blood circulation, tones up the muscles, mobilizes toxins, relieves pain, body ache, arthritis, diseases of vata (neurological disorders), gives strength to the body and induces sleep . This is very for the maintenance of health in the healthy person .



Udvartana (Weight Loss)
This is the procedure of reverse massaging using herbal powders. It is useful in both cholesterol & weight reduction and it also improves peripheral blood circulation .



Swedana (Steam Bath)
This is a medicated steam bath either full body/partially/particular part of the body based on condition of the patient. This procedure is useful in many vata disorders, body ache & pains, joint stiffness, removal of toxins,feels very light and enthusiastic .





Shirodhara
A special procedure, which involves the pouring continues & controlled stream of lukewarm medicated oil or decoction or butter milk over the forehead.It deeply relaxes to the mind and it stabilizes, soothing, improves the memory & calms the mind, eliminates rajas & tamas toxins of mind. Especially it is useful in all stress related conditions like alterations of the mood, sleeplessness, hypertension, etc .


Shirobasti
This is the procedure medicated oil is retained over the scalp for 30-45 minute with the help of sealed cap. Duration of the course is 7-15 days.This therapy promotes the proper functioning of all the sense organs. It is best indicated in sleeplessness, cerebral palsy, dryness of eyes & nose and other psycho-neurological disorders .




Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda
A popular therapy of Kerala where a special variety of medicated rice is cooked with herbs, is applied in a synchronized manner. It tones up the muscles and nerves and helps to keep the youthfulness.Indications, muscle wasting and peripheral neuritis .




Netra Tarpana
This is the procedure of keeping medicated ghee/oil over the eyes. It is useful in various eye disorders & it tones up the eyes. It is extremely beneficial for students & computer professionals .




Muka Lepa
Application of specially designed herbal facial paste over the face and retaining until it dries up.Effective in chronic acne, hyper pigmentation, sun burns also prevents wrinkles and makes the skin smooth and glowing .




Facial
Facial treatment to improve complexion of the skin using gentle ayurvedic herbal face packs, face wash and cream .




Padashubhakari
An ayurvedic herbal foot treatment performed using various herbal pastes, decoctions and cream .


Mehndi
It is a traditional artwork on hands and feet. Ayurvedic significance lies in its effect of balancing Pitta .

Keshini
Is a conditioning hair treatment using various herbal powders, pastes and shampoos .







Bastis
Kati basti, Janu basti, Greeva basti & Hrid basti are the retention of medicated oil over the low back, knee joint, back of the neck & near the heart region respectively .

Kati Basti
It is indicated in low back pain, lumbar spondylitis, muscle strains, slip disk, sciatica, etc .

Janu Basti
It is indicated in knee joint pain, osteoarthritis, degenerative changes of the knee, etc .

Greeva Basti
It is indicated in neck pain, cervical spondylitis, frozen shoulder, etc .



Hrid Basti
It acts as rejuvenating for the organ of heart. It strengthens the heart muscles and increases the strength and vitality at a very essential level .

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Panchakarma


Panchakarma

Panchakarma (Shodhana Chikitsa) or the "five actions" are the therapeutic means of eliminating impurities from the body. It is a series of five therapies or steps that help remove deep rooted stress and impurities from the physiology while balancing the doshas - those energies or forces that govern all biological functions.

There are five basic, cleansing procedures or "Shodhanas".

Vamana (Therpeutic Emesis)
This is a package programme of 5-7 days, wherein preparation with oliation & steam is done to the individual followed by inducing therapeutic emesis on the last day. This therapy is indicated in the diseases of kapha, in general and in chronic cough, asthma, acid-peptic, obesity, high cholesterol, skin diseases, migraine, etc.

Virechana (Therapeutic Purgation)
This is a package programme of 7-8 days, wherein preparation with oliation & steam is done the individual, as in emesis followed by inducing therapeutic purgation on the last day. This therapy is indicated in the diseases of pitta in general and in chronic arthritis, gastro-intestinal, liver, skin disorders, paralysis, asthma, etc.

Basti (Therapeutic Enema)
This is a package programme of 8/15/30 days (depending on the condition). After abhyanga & swedana, medicated decoctions & oils are introduced into the rectum. This therapy is indicated in the diseases of all neuromuscular, gastro-intestinal, degenerative disorders, etc.

Nasya (Nasal Therapy)
This is a package programme of 7 days. Here a gentle facial & head massage and steam is done, followed by instilling stipulated quantity of medicated oil/herbal juice/powder to both the nostrils. This therapy is indicated in all types of eye, head, neck, shoulder, throat, ear & neurological disorders.

Raktamokshana(Letting Blood)
This is a very effective blood purification therapy, in which carefully controlled removal of small quantities of blood is conducted to neutralize accumulated Pitta toxins of many blood borne diseases.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

OM AYUR - YOGA



Ayurveda and Yoga are sister Vedic sciences that have been united for thousands of years for the sake of healing body, mind, and consciousness. Both systems have many similarities in relation to attitude, nutrition, diet, hygiene, exercise, cleansing practices, as well as spiritual practices. Traditionally, a student of yoga would first live close to and serve the guru for many years, during which time he would learn healthy habits. The basic Ayurvedic principles for health and longevity were past on in the lineage in oral form to serve as a foundation for a life of sadhana (spiritual practice).

Let us take a look at the similarities between Yoga and Ayurveda:-

  • Both are ancient Vedic teachings. Yoga originates in the Yajur Veda, while Ayurveda originates in the Atharva Veda and Rig Veda.
  • Both recognize that keeping the body healthy is vital for fulfilling the four aims of life: Dharma (duty), Artha (wealth), Kama (desire), and Moksha (liberation).
  • Both recognize that the balance of doshas (humors), dhatus (tissues), and malas (waste products) is essential for maintaining good health.
  • Both share virtually the same metaphysical anatomy and physiology, which consists of 72,000 nadis (subtle channels), 7 main chakras (energy centers), 5 bodily sheaths, and the Kundalini Shakti (energy).
  • Both advocate the use of diet, herbs, asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, astrology, prayer, puja, and rituals for healing the entire being.
  • Both encourage physical health as a good foundation for mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
  • Both share the same view on psychology. Ayurveda embraces all six of the main schools of philosophy including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Vedanta (a non-dual philosophical and spiritual path). They both understand that the attachment to the body-mind complex is the root cause of all suffering and that the ultimate state of health is experienced when we abide in our true nature, which is total peace, regardless of the state of the physical body.
  • Both use cleansing methods for the body, all of which encourage the removal of waste products and toxins through their natural routes of elimination. Ayurveda has panchakarma (five cleansing actions) and yoga uses Shat Karma (six purification measures).
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Ayurveda

Ayurveda - the ancient Vedic (Indian) medical science, whose origins can be traced to centuries, over 5000 years.
'Ayurveda' - a word derived from two roots: 1. 'Ayu' - a life that is reasonable and complete combination of four aspects: the soul, mind, senses and body. Each of the four aspects performs its own functions and contributes to the integrity, which we call life. 2. 'Veda' - knowledge.
Ayurveda - the science of life, dealing not only with the treatment of certain diseases, but also a complete way of life, how to live long, healthy, harmonious, and the best possible life.
Health in Ayurveda - not just physical well-being, it is - mental, physical and social well-being of the individual.
Ayurveda helps to know and understand their own nature (individual constitution), the method of feeding, hygiene and prevention of many different ailments.
Ayurveda states that health is, first and foremost, is composed as a basic characteristic of human mentality, but it is understandable, perhaps, only at the level of quantum mechanics, since it is closer to what we call the primordial energy and the key to managing body lies in our minds. With the right to use it, we can completely control the functions of our body and gets rid of the disease and maintain good health.
Five elements
According to Ayurvedic theory of five elements, man - it is a small likeness of the universe. All that is in the human body, is present in one form or another in the great body of the universe. Ayurveda is that everything is composed of five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. The properties of these "building blocks" essential for understanding the causes of balance and imbalance in the body.
Plot - the personification of the solid state of matter. Its distinctive features - stability, stiffness and hardness. In the outside world the stones and the soil firmly resist the action of the destructive forces of wind and water. The same "earth", stable structures are present in our body. This bone cells and tissues - a system which circulates blood and oxygen. Land - is a stable substance.
Water symbolizes change. In the outside world is involved in water cycle: evaporation - cloud formation - precipitation. Streams of water flowing down from the hills into the sea, gradually erode the hard rock. River water moves soil particles and it contains nutrients, and thanks to the rivers at the dawn of civilization began to develop trade and cultural exchanges, all life on our planet exists due to the presence of water. In our body, blood, lymph and other fluids, washing the cells in the body and moving vessels that supply the energy of all parts of the body, removing waste, regulate body temperature and delivered to the relevant organs of substance required to deal with foreign substances, as well as transfer from one organ to other hormonal information.Water - a volatile substance.
Fire - a force that transforms solids into liquids and gases, and vice versa. Under the action of sunlight the ice melts and turns into water, and water - evaporates. Due to the fire water gains the ability to transform, and so there are climatic cycles. The sun - the reason the cycle of heat and other forms of energy in nature. Solar energy arise food chain. In our body, the fire element is present in the form of interatomic and intermolecular attraction. The fire digests food, partly converting it into fat (long-term energy stores) and muscle, and partly by distilling it into accessible energy. The fire - the cause of nervous activity, including its highest forms, such as feelings and thoughts. Fire - that form without substance.
AIR - a gaseous form of matter. He is mobile and volatile. We can not see the wind, the swaying branches of trees, but we feel. We see how the material can be air, watching the hurricane, typhoon or tornado: developing, they incorporate the power to destroy - give it. We feel the air with each inhalation and exhalation. We feel, as he passes through the respiratory tract, getting into the lungs. If breathing is interrupted even for a moment, we feel with all my being that the air is strongly needed for life. In our body through the air (oxygen) oxidation reactions occur, ie the transfer of energy from one form to another. Without air there can be no fire. Air - this being without form.
AIR - is a space in which resides all things. The inner space of our body like outer space, in which the heavenly bodies are separated by a million miles away: in the composition of each atom at 0.001% of the charged particles have 99,999% voids.That space, that is, the distance between objects, allows us to distinguish things from each other. Broadcast - it's just the distance separating the material objects from each other

Ayurveda and human potential
Ayurveda teaches that man - a microcosm of the universe. The man - a child of the cosmic forces of the external environment, the macrocosm. His individual existence is inseparable from the total cosmic manifestation. In a holistic sense of Ayurveda views health and sickness "take into account the inherent human connection between the individual and the cosmic spirit, individual and cosmic consciousness, energy and matter.
According to the teachings of Ayurveda are inherent to man four biological and spiritual aspirations: the religious, the financial prosperity, and freedom of reproduction. Good health is necessary for the implementation of these requests.Ayurveda helps the healthy to maintain health and restore it to the patient. This is - health metaphysical healing science of life, the mother art of healing. Practicing Ayurveda - means to promote the welfare, health and creative growth.
Working knowledge of self-improvement can be grasped through the study of each of truths of Ayurveda. Can significantly prolong life and to get rid of suffering by means of the proper balance of all energy in the body. Individual's ability to self-improvement - the basic concept of Ayurvedic science.