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DRINKING WATER & OTHER LIQUIDS

Ayurveda is a complete science which governs every aspect of life, even something as simple/common as drinking water and other liquids throughout the day. Here are some specific guidelines given in Ayurveda : Drink at least 500 ml (max 1500 ml) hot/warm water first thing in the morning

CLEANSING AND STRENGTHENING THE SVAADISHTHAN (SACRAL) CHAKRA

According to the Yogic philosophy there are seven main chakras (energy centres) in our body, namely, Mooladhar (root) chakra, Svaadishthan (sacral) chakra, Manipur chakra (solar plexus), Anhata (heart) chakra, Vishudha (throat) chakra, Agya/Ajna (third eye) chakra and Sahasrar (crown) chakra. Of these seven chakras, from the health perspective,

MANIPURA CHAKRA (SOLAR PLEXUS)

The human body is a miniature of the universe.  Just as there are 7 main planets in the universe (according to the Vedic perspective), there are 7 main chakras in our body.  Manipura Chakra is the most important chakra of these 7 chakras.  Symbolically, the Manipura Chakra represents

VIRECHANA

There is a general saying – “We are what we eat”. Ayurveda has a different view on this & says – We should eat what we are; meaning we should eat according to our “Prakruti” (constitution).  There is another saying in Ayurveda  – We are what we digest. 

NETI KRIYA

In Yogic and Ayurvedic sciences, there are certain purificatory/cleansing processes which are very useful for detoxifying the body and mind (please refer to our blog on “Detox/Cleansing Techniques” for details). In this article I will discuss the techniques, benefits, precautions, etc. of Neti Kriya. Neti is originally a

KAPALABHATI KRIYA

In Yogic and Ayurvedic sciences, there are certain purificatory/cleansing processes which are very useful for detoxifying the body and mind. (please refer to our blog on “Detox/Cleansing Techniques” for details!. In this article I will discuss the techniques, benefits, precautions, etc. of Kapalabhati Kriya. Many Yoga instructors/practitioners of