Warming Cauliflower and Green Peas Khichdi

Kichadi is thought to be the only food for sick people. The myth is wrong! Kichadi is a warm, gooey preparation, mostly of rice and dal best suited for people of any age suffering from indigestion. Ayurveda categorizes it as a food rich in nutrients suitable for people belonging to all prakrutis. It calms your dosha and helps in lubricating the digestive tract. [Read more…]

Yogurt Rice – Perfect for Vata Constitution!

Having immense relieving effects on the digestive tracts of human beings, yogurt is a dairy ingredient, best suited for Vata prakruti people. Can be taken by Pitta constitution individuals- when a little diluted and by Kapha prakruti individuals- even more diluted. Low in fat content, yogurt clubbed with warm spices, has even more magical effects on the process of digestion. A cup of yogurt after a meal can help you fight indigestion or overeating. [Read more…]

Lotus – It’s Cultural And Medicinal Significance

Lotus signifies the cultural heritage – having spiritual , ornamental and medicinal value . It is the national flower of India . In Ayurveda it’s medicinal properties are described in detail. [Read more…]

Promote Your Health with Kalari Marma Massage

Kalari Marma massage is a long-established massage technique that involves the application of pressure coming from the therapist’s hands and feet. In this type of massage, medicated oil is applied together with a whole body massage. Kalari massage has long been reported to provide various valuable health benefits by stimulating the body’s vital or Marma points. [Read more…]

How are Marma Points Related to Your Health?

Marma points refer to pressure points in the body where nerves establish interconnections with veins, joints, bones, ligaments and muscles. These points, which are situated close to the surface, are the body’s vital points. They are valued as something beyond mere connection of tissues and organs. It is believed that life energy is situated in these points. [Read more…]

Healing through Abhyanga: The Ayurvedic Oil Massage

Staying healthy is much easier said than acted upon. Given the fast-paced world and its many distractions, you sometimes find it very difficult to sleep for enough hours, eat the right foods on the right time, work out regularly and unwind your mind whenever needed. These necessities are very basic yet we fail our bodies very badly. Modern medicine may spare you, but it will definitely drain so much of your quickly depleting finances and at times it may even generate new problems for you. Fortunately, there are alternative ways of enhancing the welfare of your mind and body. One of these is Abhyanga. [Read more…]

Introducing the Types of Marma Massage

The body contains several sensitive vital areas that when touched may cause either healing or injury. In Ayurvedic medicine, these crucial areas are called Marma points. There are more than 100 of such points that are distributed throughout the body and these vital points have long been associated to healing. The most acknowledged way of dealing with these points is the classic technique called Marma massage. [Read more…]

Learning the Basics of Ayurvedic Marma Massage

Ayurveda refers to a healing system widely practiced in India for thousands of years and Marma massage is an important component of this beneficial system. Marma refers to a portion of the body where bones, joints, tendons and blood vessels interact. The human body possesses 107 Marma points which were identified in the Ayurvedic text “Sushruta Samhita”. [Read more…]

Mango Tree – The Connotation Of Spring Season

Spring season – these words weave a picture of blooming mother nature,  mosaic of colors, joyousness and festive spirits. The cooing of cuckoo, humming of bees and the flowering of Mango tree are the augury of  spring season. The relation of spring season and mango tree in Indian culture is portrayed beautifully in the folklore, literature and art forms . The Mango tree has the mythological, religious, historical, culinary and medicinal importance. [Read more…]

Pratyahara – the 5th limb of yoga

There are total eight limbs of yoga according to sage Patanjali’s classic eight-limbed yoga system, which is known as ashtanga yoga. Among these, pratyahara is the fifth one. It is probably the least known or least talked about limb of ashtanga yoga, though it is as important as the other limbs are. Importance of pratyahara is clear as we see that it has been centrally positioned in the eight-limbed system of ashtanga yoga. Study of classic yoga is never complete if we do not know pratyahara. The ashtanga yoga (8-limbed yoga system) has been explained in detail in ‘Yoga Sutra’ of Patanjali. Ashtanga yoga is a sequence of practices, that begins with the bahiranga (external limbs) and proceeds towards the antaranga (internal limbs). Yam, niyam, asana, pranayama are the first four limbs of ashtanaga yoga which comes in the external limbs category of ashtanga yoga while dharana, dhyana and Samadhi are the internal limbs of ashtanga yoga. [Read more…]