The Ayurvedic aspect of Dairy Products

The dairy products such as the milk, egg and yogurt possess the attribute of being building in the nature and thus take more energy in the digestion of the food. This article is penned down to make the readers acquaint with some of the intriguing recipes for dairy products which are lighter as well as easier in terms of preparation. Have a look: [Read more…]

The Truly Amazing Ayurvedic Massage Therapy

Ayurvedic massage is one of the oldest and highly evolved massage techniques.  Owing to its effectiveness and simplicity, massage has been incorporated into the ideal daily routine or Dinacharya in Ayurveda (routines followed every day to ensure optimum health). Ayurvedic massages are trending fast and getting widely popular across the globe. Although we are being introduced to massage  as merely a means for relaxation, de-stressing, occasional self-pampering or even a recreational therapy; there is a lot more to this versatile, intricate and one of the most effective Ayurvedic therapies! [Read more…]

Ayurveda for Winter Depression- Part I

Winter is a challenging season, both physically as well as mentally. Feelings of depression, sadness and impending doom experienced by many during this season are collectively known as Winter Depression – a type of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Colder nights, shorter days and scarcity of day light cause major shifts in the circadian rhythms of our body and mind. These changes are considered as major reasons for triggering SAD disorders. Experts say that winter depression affects almost 20% individuals all over the world. It is more common in women than in men. [Read more…]

Increasing Prana through Pranic Absorption Sites

When we think of prana we usually think “breath” especially when associated with pranayama which is typically defined as “breathing excersices.” But prana is much more than breath alone. Prana is life force, it is energy, it is the organized intelligence that keeps the unconscious systems of our body working without our assistance. Prana affects the mind as well. When we leave our prana in an unconscious state, it becomes the ego, but when we work to awaken our prana we are able to transcend the ego and the mind and begin to evolve spiritually. The essence of all true healing is found within the power of the prana, in increasing the prana-the life energy. [Read more…]

Essential Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle Tips for Children (Under 5years of age)

Rapidly developing body and mind of a child under five, makes them extremely vulnerable towards imbalances and diseases. Doshas (dominated by Kapha dosha) and dhatu (7 body tissues) in children are in a state of constant flux. Hence, maintaining balance and health are tricky during this stage of life. Immature immune system is yet another reason for increased susceptibility to diseases. [Read more…]

Turmeric leaves- Flavoring Indian Food and Culture!

The month of Shraavan (mid-July through mid-August) is one of the most holy, spiritually dense and culturally bountiful month in the Indian Hindu Calendar. [Read more…]

Are Sprouts an Every-Day Food?

Blanket diet rules like eat sprouts, eat raw vegetables, drink plenty of water etc. bear likeness to the nature of a double edged sword. While some of us are truly benefited by adopting them in our lifestyle; some others can end up with imbalance and diseases. Sprouts (from beans, lentils especially) are without a doubt a healthy and nutritious food. However, Ayurveda advises against the habit of eating sprouts regularly. [Read more…]

Five Most Effective Ayurvedic Herbs for Spring Allergies

Spring season is termed as the ‘Father of all diseases’ by Ayurveda and it surely lives up this title. The massive Kapha imbalance hat ensues with spring season creates flare-ups in seasonal respiratory allergies including the notorious Hay fever. Weak immune system, Kapha and other dosha imbalance, slow digestion etc. are believed to be the main contributors to most respiratory allergies in adults as well as children. Ayurvedic herbs that strengthen our immune system are an integral part of management of seasonal allergies. This article will clue you into five most effective Ayurvedic herbs that help in seasonal respiratory allergies- [Read more…]

GHEE –An Indian Wonder

Ghee for any foreign national is clarified butter. For typical Ayurvedic Definition, the Ghee is butter without any solid or impurity. Ghee is actually pure and hence considered as the best cooking medium. It does not require refrigeration and is healthier as compared to other cooking oils/mediums. [Read more…]