According to Ayurveda, sleep is the second important sub pillar which helps to sustain our body structure and maintain good health. Ayurveda says, people who can sleep well at night are really blessed. Sleep is very important for many reasons, e.g. during sleep the body gets the time
Ayurveda says that there are 3 main pillars which sustain our body structure and maintain our health – Vata (combination of Air and Space elements); Pitta (combination of Fire, Air and Water elements); and Kapha (combination of Water and Earth elements). Similarly, there are 3 sub-pillars, namely Food,
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
· Be more mindful about your eating habits. Never leave your stomach empty for too long. Eat at regular intervals – particularly individuals with strong Vata Dosha (air element) should be more mindful about going without food for a long period of time and should eat every 3 – 3.5 hours.
Ayurveda is a very complete science which gives very comprehensive guidelines & instructions with regard to one’s Diet & Lifestyle according to the seasons – called “Ritucharya; and according to the time periods during the day – called “Dinacharya”. “Ritu” means season, “Din” means Day, and “charya” means
In the last couple of decades, oil pulling has become quite popular around the world. Actually this is an age old, very ancient technique mentioned in Ayurvedic texts, in the section of “Dinacharya” (Daily Routine) for maintaining good personal hygiene. In Ayurveda there are two basic techniques mentioned
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,
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
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.
Our lungs and heart are constantly working around the clock to keep us healthy. The heart pumps blood and oxygen to all our organs – if it does not get the care it needs, serious problems like plaque formation, blockage of the arteries and heart attacks can