Ayurvedic remedy for Obesity

Obesity  or  Sthaulya is the most common nutritional disorder in the present era. It has reached epidemic proportions globally with more than 1 billion adults overweight – atleast 300 million of them clinically obese – is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic diseases and disability. [Read more…]

Ayurveda For Winter Depression- Part II

Dull, damp and dreary days are here to stay for quite a while now that Winter Season has officially begun! Winter depression is a type of Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD) which affects many of us during this season. Whether it is a full blown depression (as a disorder) or occasional bouts of depressed moods; proper care needs to be taken to ensure health and happiness even during these bleakest times of the year. [Read more…]

Yoga – An Alternate Therapy to Treat Diabetes

Yoga, derived from a Sanskrit word, is a set of disciplines, bordering along the lines of physical, mental and spiritual activities, or exercises, having an overall effect of good health and mind on the body. It had originated in ancient India. It forms one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy. There are numerous renditions of yoga in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. In the most literal sense, the word ‘yoga’ in Sanskrit means ‘to unite’, or ‘to attach’. The union of the mind, body and the soul, through different postures of the body is what is described as Yoga. In the ancient days, it was practiced as an art, of mind purification and for attaining higher levels of enlightenment. Yoga is performed and practiced in today’s world for achieving better health, reducing stress and achieving mental peace. [Read more…]

Balancing our Lives with the Koshas

According to Ayurvedic wisdom, the body is made up of many subtle layers called koshas in Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the ancient language of India and is also known as the sacred language. These sheaths are layers of the body that when functioning at a healthy level work to keep our physical vessel and our mental condition in optimal health. [Read more…]

Essentials of Ayurvedic Healthcare for Winter Season- Part II

Winter is officially going to begin in just a month from now. This season truly puts our immunity, strength, patience and perseverance to test! Following some simple tips given in Ayurveda can help you in beating the winter blues. The first article in their series (Essentials of Ayurvedic Healthcare for Winter Season- Part I) explains  diet basics for a healthy winter. This article will walk you through essential lifestyle changes and guidelines on taking Ayurvedic dietary supplements for winter. [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…]

Role of Yoga for Mangaging Type II Diabetes

Yoga- a dynamic science that enables the alignment of our body, mind and soul with universal flow of energy! [Read more…]