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Sleep Fasting(Night Vigil) and Relief in Sinus Pain
I have been practicing sleep fasting/night vigil or Ratri Jagaran for past 1 year and I have seen some amazing results with it. This post is specially about my experience with night vigil on Ashtami night of 12th Jul.
As a child I always suffered from stuffy nose, so much that i won’t be able to go to sleep without Otrivin in my nose, sometimes many times during the night. Over the years, I might have developed mucus deposits in my sinuses. Fortunately, there was never any infection so I never has pain as in the case of sinusitis.
However, I got to know about these deposits when I started Ekadashi fasting and night vigil a year back, because during every Ekadashi fast, I would feel the excessive mucus flow from my head towards my throat. So, during these fasts, all the kapha got melted and flowed down to be excreted
Complete Relief from Mucus Accumulation in Sinuses through Dry Fasting – 48 Hours Ekadashi Observations
During this week, I faced some minor health issues due to frequently changing weather and diet pattern. I started no grain meal a few months back, and it had great results on my sleep and energy levels. This week I started “one meal a day” plan. And varsha ritu (monsoon) is a bad season to try anything new.
Since I started one-meal/day plan, I would always have this psychological need to eat, even when I was not hungry. So, in every meal, I would normally stuff myself till my stomach pained. At the same time, I would skip hunger in other parts of the day to train my body. But that was a mistake! I over-stretched my stamina.
I had ear pain, tooth pain, and for the first time I suffered from sinusitis pain in my right maxillary sinus. And I believe many people might have faced ear pain, tooth pain etc. in this season.
And it was surprising as I thought that after so much of dry fasting, there should be no more pathogenic deposits in my body. However, we forget that our body is a dynamic system and one input does not lasts forever. So, you need to be on constant health vigil.
Basically, my right maxillary sinus caught infection and the pain in ear and tooth was the referred pain from the hyper excited nerves in the infected sinus. There was no problem in the tooth or ear! I attribute this to abnormal food that I consumed this month.
The mucus is constantly formed and drained through the sinuses. The problem happens when there is an infection that creates excess mucus, blocking the normal drainage pathway and causing pain.
So, now I know that even after so much of mucus flow throughout a year of Ekadashi fasting, my sinuses are still not clear. At least not the right maxillary sinus.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Sinusitis Pain
After suffering the sinus and ear pain for half a day, I remembered what I keep telling other people – use Anu Taila. I used 15 drops of Anu Taila only for the right side of nose twice in the day. Along with Anu Taila, I practiced full night vigil on 12th Jul night.
Ayurvedic Basis for Night Vigil
According to Ayurveda, sleep increases kapha dosha. And all mucus related problems originate with excess kapha in the body. When we do night vigil, we are naturally reducing the amount of kapha in the body. I have personally seen the excellent results of night vigil in all kinds of kapha related disorders like common cold, seasonal flu, sinusitis, and all kinds of respiratory disorders.
And next morning! the sinus pain, the tooth ache and the ear pain everything vanished completely.
Currently, I am not using Anu Taila as I want to experiment with the effects of fasting, cold water bath, night vigil and diet on sinusitis. But for anyone suffering from acute sinusitis pain, referred tooth ache, chronic head ache or ear pain, I would sincerely suggest use of Anu Taila, coupled with night vigil.
Anu Taila – Ayurvedic Usage Method
However, it is important that you should not force your body to stay awake. Start the night vigil and sleep whenever you feel sleepy. In my case, I started night vigil 6 months back. Initially, I would go to sleep around 2 am. However, now I can stay fully awake for 24-28 hours, without any tiredness or weakness.
I sincerely wish that everyone suffering from sinusitis benefits from this information.
The Great COVID-19 Deception … and What You Need to Know to SURVIVE
You must read this before COVID19 treatment!
Heavin, who has been intimately involved in working with doctors and hospitals to document the most effective treatments that can halt covid-19 and put an end to lockdown tyranny.
Here’s his full article, which contains priceless information on a cure for covid-19 that exists today (but that the medical establishment is deliberately suppressing to maximize fatalities and create demand for high-profit vaccines).
The Great COVID-19 Deception … and What You Need to Know to SURVIVE
by Gary Heavin
I’ve been speaking with my friends who include medical doctors and other highly educated people about the treatments that they would seek if they were diagnosed with Covid 19. Most of them had no idea what course of treatment they or their families might seek. This conundrum is in part due to the massive volume of information that is being thrown at us. Much of this information is deliberately deceptive. I am…
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Smarter Solution than Vaccine!
I am Kanika and today let’s talk about what we can do before the vaccine for coronavirus arrives.
Let’s look at some of the past decades. We have seen so many serious disease outbreaks. And there has to be a way because vaccines always take a longer duration to develop.
How Vaccine Works?
The concept of vaccine has two aspects. The first aspect is vaccination; where we insert some kind of antigen inside the body. Now, this antigen can be special molecule from pathogens, dead pathogen or live attenuated form of pathogen. And second aspect is role of the body where it identifies the pathogen and develops an antibody for it.
So, you know, the vaccine is not exactly a cure for a disease. It is just an artificial method to trigger the immunity of the body and then the immunity, the immune system of the body makes the antibodies that are actually required to kill the virus or any pathogen, and because the fact is that we are not capable of making antibodies outside the body. We can only trigger the immunity.
But then there are so many people who are actually infected by this coronavirus, and yet they’re asymptomatic because their immune system was strong enough to handle the virus and keep it in check. And, you know, there is one very important question.
Can we all do it?
And if yes, then how?
Immunity is the reason why the slum children living by the side of gutter, survive and thrive; sometimes even better than kids living in very hygienic conditions, because they have a very strong immunity and even a common cold virus can kill an HIV person because he has low immunity.
So immunity is the key for survival against any disorder.
And corona virus has underlined the role of immunity. The elderly people esp. above 75 years of age have the highest death rate; as their natural immunity is lower as compared to children or youth. Besides people suffering from severe illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disorders have a significantly higher death rate compared to people with no co-morbidity.
It is always advised not to get vaccinated when you are sick or suffering from a fever Because when you are sick, your body is already fighting one battle. And vaccines will provide more toxins or more pathogens inside the body and the body will have to shift its focus from one battle to the other battle. Therefore, vaccines also work on the basis of immunity. If there is no immunity, even vaccines are useless!
According to Ayurveda, there can be a countless number of diseases, given the complexity of our metabolic system. And even with a modern perspective, there can be a countless number of mutations, pathogenic mutations in all kinds of microbes and therefore, in every few years, we will have a new virus, a new fatal virus!
Here, the vaccine has a little problem.
You cannot develop a vaccine for an unknown pathogen. And normally vaccines are developed only after a significant number of people are infected by a particular pathogen. However, it is a dangerous approach because in this manner, a vaccine will develop only after a pathogen has killed a certain number of people and therefore vaccination is a great solution, but it is regressive in nature.
It is always behind schedule!
And with more frequent outbreaks of pathogens, new forms of pathogens, we need a more aggressive solution along with vaccination.
Vaccination is an artificial support for developing immunity so that we can develop the technique to fight the real pathogen! but what if we are able to enhance the immunity so that we are ready for any unknown pathogen any time.
Here is another perspective.
Any pandemic epidemic is a vaccination drive by nature. And what if you are able to encounter the virus and your body is able to identify the virus and develop its antibody all at the same time in a very, very short duration? Then you will not fall sick!
And this is something which we can call a perfect state of immunity.
And what if your body can do that?
Is it not safer and more effective?
Because in that case, you would not have to wait for the vaccines!
And in this context, Ayurveda or any form of natural medicine has a very, very aggressive approach because it does not focus on the pathogen outside. It focuses on the body. It focuses on innate immunity, on enhancing the immunity and preserves the health of the healthy, irrespective of the external conditions.
And that’s why, whether it is coronavirus, Zika, Bird Flu, SARS or any new form of fatal pathogen, your body will be able to encounter the pathogen; self-vaccinate itself instantly and you will not fall sick.
You might get the infection. The virus might get inside your body, but you will stay asymptomatic.
And we have already seen many such cases in case of coronavirus, there are people who are infected, but they’re not falling sick. If a person has great immunity, he will be able to develop resistance instantly without any vaccination. And this is the direction in which we should look at, because you don’t know when the coronavirus vaccine is going to actually be there.
And do you think that coronavirus is the last one?
They can be an endless chain of such mutated viruses every few years. and what if the drug-resistant pathogens attack??? We don’t even have proper medicines for them.
And therefore, the only Long-Term, Short-Term, and Real solution is to meet the body’s so strong that it would be able to fight off any and any pathogen.
Ayurveda and Law of Attraction-II – a blog that describes how a complete focus only on the pathogens may lead to growth in diseases and not health.
Healing through the Magical Water
Today, there is no guarantee that the food, medicine, or even water that you drink is healthy enough. But we see that children happily survive in slums, whereas some die with strange, inexplicable phenomena like sudden infant death syndrome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_infant_death_syndrome
Ayurveda and all ancient medical sciences believe that the mind plays a huge role in health. A balanced mind can maintain a perpetual state of perfect health. Similarly, the mind can change or improve the effectiveness of the food we eat or the water we drink.
In ancient India, rishis or sages used to keep just a camandal or a unique jug to carry water. It is believed that they had the power to infuse magical qualities in water and survive only on that.
Ancient Chinese monks practiced the art of bigu. Bigu is a state of complete abstinence from food and water. It is a state of perfect physical sustenance without any gross energy supplement from outside. Imagine a person who does not need to eat or drink anything! But they also achieved the final state of bigu through the use of some herbs and unique magical water. I believe that they prepared this magical water through the power of meditation. https://sites.google.com/site/delawareteasociety/yoked-to-earth-a-treatise-on-corpse-demons-and-bigu
I believe that magic water heals the higher layers of existence and therefore, its effect is immediate and magical. If done properly, it might cure the most impossible disorders immediately.
Ayurveda has 3 branches of healing. The most effective and yet the least known is Daiv vyapashraya. The word Daiv means divinity and vyapashraya signifies “to take shelter in” or to apply. The magic water treatment is a past of Daiv vrapashraya chikitsa.
Ayurveda believes that the divine energy that runs our body can be directly contacted. And we can resolve our physical problems through ensuring an unhindered flow of this energy.
According to Charak Samhita, following methods are prescribed for Daiv vyapashraya.
- 1. Mantra (Hymns)
- 2. Aushadha (Amulets, Talisman)
- 3. Mani (Wearing of gems)
- 4. Mangala (Auspicious ceremony)
- 5. Bali (Offering to god)
- 6. Upahara (Gift)
- 7. Homa(Oblations)
- 8. Niyamana (Observance of scriptural rules)
- 9. Prayascita (Atonement)
- 10. Upavasa (Fasting)
- 11. Svastyayana (Chanting of auspicious, Hymns)
- 12. Pranipata (Observance to the god)
- 13. Gamana (Going to pilgrimage)
The modern field of energy medicine is a part of this vast science. And it is growing very rapidly
Ancient civilizations like Inka, Mayans, Polynasian tribes extensively and effectively practiced mantra healing. We can still find mantra healers in African tribes. Shamanism practiced in native American Tribes is a form of Daiv vyapashraya.
Science Behind The Magic Water
And all this appears real instantly when we look at two mind-boggling scientific experiments –
Water Memory Experiment
This experiment slows that water exposed to different forms of music and environment.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_memory. Besides, this experiment has been repeated many times by different people with consistent results! So water remembers what happens. Probably, the belief that rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, or Narmada are scared is not a myth after all. Testing of Ganga water done in 1856 by a British scientist led to surprising results – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3225782/
A list of other experiments on Ganga water can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/scientific.vedas/posts/323655977821455. The bottom line is that water can retain the effects of meditation, prayer, and environmental vibrations.
Moong Sprouts Experiment
In Moong sprouts experiments conducted by heartfulness meditation center, the moong seeds were sprouted in two different conditions – the researchers placed some soaked seed in the meditation room and others in a room with TV and wifi radiations. After a few days, the moong sprouts exposed to Bluetooth, Tv, and wifi turned yellow and died. Whereas, the moong sprouts grown in the meditation room multiplied rapidly and were lush green.
Find the details under heading stress and diseases in https://www.daaji.org/travels-and-conversations-with-daaji-14-january-2019/
You can also try this experiment at your own home and see the difference!
Double Slit Experiment
this experiment is utterly amazing in the sense that it reflects that the matter might also possess a mind of its own and that we can influence the particle behavior with our mind!
So, matter works as the mind directs, consciously, or unconsciously. The great law of attraction also points towards the same thing. Here are some interesting reads regarding the relation of Ayurveda with the law of attraction.
Healing through Magical Water
I learned the method of making healing water through Heartfulness meditation. The book “the heartfulness way” And the procedure is really simple.
- Fill a bowl with water.
- Close your eyes and meditate on it for 30 minutes with the feeling that this water should heal anyone who consumes it.
- Give it to the person concerned.
This remedy helps in the case of physical and mental disorders equally. And it is completely worth trying. The priceless things in the world are free – whether it is air or water, even food. Nature doesn’t charge for anything. Similarly, if you have faith, medical treatment is also free!
Hope that this information reaches everyone in need!
What is the best Ayurveda treatment for weight loss or maintenance?
You might not believe it but it is true. Over the past few years, I have tried some hundreds of herbs and therapies trying to reduce weight for people as well as for me, but nothing works like “nirjala” or dry fasting (without water). And I am saying this on medical grounds and personal experience.
Today, it is very hard for all of us to believe that we can get something without paying a lot of money or doing some pain-staking exercise. But doing nothing can actually get you better results.
The most important factor is control stress, because stress eating is one of the biggest cause behind any kind of weight gain. We try to find stress relief through false gratification derived through the sense of taste!
I personally started “nirjala” fasting last year and now I practiced it every month. And nothing goes wrong with a normal day, without much physical over-exertion or exposure to harsh sunlight. Nirjala fasting is an ideal method to reduce weight if you are in a sitting job. And trust me, once you get used to it, you will never feel dizzy, weak, or fainting!!!
I started with once a day meal fast, next I tried fasting only on fruits. Then I tried full day zero food fast with warm water. After that, I tried 1/2 day nirjala, as the concept of nirjala fasting made me very nervous. I was scared that I might faint or get excessive dehydration.
Here are a few benefits I found with nirjala (dry) fasting –
- 10 kg weight loss in 2 months’ time without regaining the weight.
- Reduced anger and frustration
- Peaceful mind and clarity of thought
- Effective Stress control
- Better digestive and absorption capacity
- Almost nil rate of diseases (seasonal cough, cold, indigestion, etc. ), better immunity
- My chronic cold, stuffy nose and other congestive symptoms vanished. In fact, I don’t remember getting cold in the past 12 months. Earlier, I would start sneezing the moment I get up from the bed in the morning. Complete Relief from Mucus Accumulation in Sinuses through Dry Fasting – 48 Hours Ekadashi Observations
- My skin disorder, itching, and inflammation started getting better on its own.
- All my parameters are absolutely normal – BP, sugar, Hb, etc. (in fact, I was detected to be pro-diabetic 2 years back, now it is completely normal!)
The only condition is that you should eat properly when you are eating. So actually I do dry fasting for many days in a month. But I also eat very nutritious food for the rest of the month, so everything is balanced.
Nirajala fasting actually makes our bodies better as nutrition is more about your capacity to absorb food and not about eating more!
And with effective stress relief and regular dry fasting, it is IMPOSSIBLE to regain any weight! Trust me, I have a personal experience with this. Also let me know your experiences with dry fasting.
Thanks for reading!
Concept of Nutrition In Ayurveda
Fast Health! Through Ayurvedic Fasting
Crucial Reason Behind Weight Gain: Real Case Discussion
Complete Relief from Mucus Accumulation in Sinuses through Dry Fasting – 48 Hours Ekadashi Observations
My Experience with Ashtami Vrata in Traditional Hindu Intermittent Fasting
Crucial Reason Behind Weight Gain: Real Case Discussion
The Original Health Query
I am eating a lot! Food that are not health at all: chocolates, candies, fast food, hamburger, and I am feeling this urge to eat all the time. I can’t tell you that this is making me feel bad, I am feeling so happy and realized when eating these things, specially chocolate. However, I do know that this will do me harm in the long term… That’s why I want to stop this habit and gradually move to a more healthy diet. But how do I start without feeling that I am depriving myself from the happiness derived from these foods? How to be effective but at the same time gentle with myself during this transition?
The Treatment Approach
basically, I feel that you are suffering from a mild compulsive eating disorder where you feel that you have to eat all these things. They make you happy especially chocolates and candies. In Ayurveda it is called Pragya Aparadha.
This word Pragya Aparadha is made up of two words – Pragya and Aparadha. Pragya means wisdom and aparadha means crime and what you are doing is a crime against wisdom.
You already know that it is not healthy for you. Every time you eat it you feel that this is not healthy for me but since the food makes you happy, the food makes you content you eat it but at the back of your mind you’re feeling that you should try to stop
Pragya Aparadha is said to be the the biggest cause for disease according to Ayurveda because your mind knows that what you’re doing is not right and yet when you keep on eating these candies and chocolates, you gradually build up a sense of guilt in your mind that you are doing something wrong.
And this guilt lowers the immunity overall immunity of the body and seeks punishment in the form of the disease where you’ll fall sick and then you learn.It will create a big impression on your mind that I ate all those things and I’m sick. Now I’m not going to eat these things. It propels a kind of learning in this way. But we don’t need to learn this way since there are other ways to learn the right way of living. Any treatment in Ayurveda starts with the first and the most fundamental step that is the removal of course.
Let’s see what is the cause in this case. To most of us, the cause will be junk food chocolates, candies and all that but if you dig deeper, you will find that the the cause is not eating chocolates or junk food. This eating of all the unhealthy food is the result of the cause the cause might be much deeper inside the cause might be lack of happiness because when you lack happiness you lack a natural sense of satisfaction through your overall lifestyle and the things that you are doing.
Then, this lack of happiness leads you to find happiness elsewhere, all the food that we eat creates a kind of satisfaction in our brain and especially chocolates, because they are sweet.They create a sense of satisfaction. Even Ayurveda says that sweet food creates sense of satisfaction, sense of security and that’s why most of the people, when they’re stressed, like eating sweet things because sweet things help them to calm down, help them feel more safe and it is a natural instinct of the body.
When we are stressed, we are in that the emergency mode, we are in sympathetic mode and sympathetic mode needs a lot of energy because it triggers flight fright and freeze response in this response you have to be ready to fight or to run away, so you need a lot of sugar. So when you eat sugar, body feels prepared and feel secure. My assumption is that you lack general happiness which will make you feel happy and satisfied in your life and because you lack that you are eating all these things and this is a very common problem now.
Stress Hidden in Subconscious Mind
Why you are unhappy is a personal cause. Sometimes we don’t realize why we are not happy, for example, if you have a real personal need but that personal need. For example, you need to leave your job. For example, you need to change your house. These are big needs.
You somehow feel deep inside that, this is not what I want to do. But there is also a sense of insecurity a sense of deep fear that it will destabilize what you already have and this fear hides the need, it hides the need, it curtains the need so you don’t see the need but still, you are unhappy inside.
So you need to fill this space with chocolates and candies and hamburgers and these things are kind of painkillers for your need. So even when that these things are not healthy, you keep on eating them because you need to feel that pleasure, you need to feel that satisfaction.
So this is what I feel that there is an internal lack of happiness which needs to be filled. When you feel happy and satisfied, gradually you will see that these needs of eating chocolates or candies will fade away. You will not even remember to eat chocolate or candy.
Two Pronged Treatment
There can be a two-pronged treatment for your disorder. I will say that essentially it’s a mental disorder and not a physical disorder so the treatment has to come from the mind, the permanent treatment has to come from the mind. So here we can have two-pronged treatment, in which one is the immediate treatment and other is the long-term permanent treatment.
The first prong treatment is yukti vyapashraya, treatment by herbs and medicines. This treatment cannot bring you happiness, because that is a personal problem. You will have to figure it out. But –
The primary treatment in yukti vypashraya starts with a basic body detox, which you can do by general fasting, intermittent fasting. You can do it by fruit fasting, milk fasting. There are many kinds of fasting and you can choose your type.
The second prong and the most important one is going to be satyavajay or controlling the mind. In controlling the mind, we can use several methods like counseling, meditation, mindfulness, art therapy. We can explore all these options together and find out what works best for you. So these two treatments will go together.
The first treatment will prevent your body from further damage, strengthen it, give it time and space to deal with the more permanent and long-lasting treatment, that is the mental treatment. And if we practice it successfully, if we are able to find out the real cause and remove it probably it should not take more than six months for you to get completely cured.
As for tonsillitis (you also have tonsilitis), this is going to be the primary foundation treatment because tonsilitis is nothing but a buildup of all the wrong thing, a wrong metabolic pattern that is developing in your body. So, first if we do not remove the unhealthy food and unhealthy lifestyle habits tonsillitis is going to be very difficult to get cured.
However at the same time we can we can proceed with certain treatment for tonsillitis so that you get it immediate relief but the permanent treatment is going to be satvavjay or mental treatment!
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The Hidden Cause Behind Low Concentration
Namaste, I am Kanika Ayurveda physician and today let’s see what is concentration and what is the hidden factor behind the lack of concentration.
According to Ayurveda, there are three factors to understand anything.
Dhi means grasping.
Dhriti means retention and Smriti means memory.
Out of all these three steps – Dhi or grasping is a factor to concentration because you cannot understand anything or internalize it when you are not focused.
What is Concentration?
The word “concentration” in Sanskrit means ekagrata and this word has a very beautiful meaning. It has two words in it – Ek means one and Agra means front.
That means if you want to concentrate on anything you should have a single front, you should have a single focus, just like an arrow
Let’s take the example of light, when it is diffused, it has no power. But the same light, when amplified into the same wavelength, becomes a laser. And this laser can cut the hardest of the things in the world, it can cut even diamonds.
And this is what we can do with our thought process. If we can aline our thoughts in one single direction just like a magnet, we can have a laser-sharp concentration
But normally we do not have that. Normally we have lots of thoughts running in our minds but why do we have so many thoughts running in our minds?
Here, We can find a hidden but the most crucial reason for lack of concentration which is stress.
The Hidden Cause Behind Low Concentration
According to multiple scientific researches, stress is the single biggest factor that can cause a loss in sustainable concentration and this is because stress can actually damage our brain cells which can help us to focus and concentrate. let’s see how
The Stress Hormone
We have a special stress hormone inside our body – serum cortisol and whenever we are stressed, the level of this hormone increases in the blood. What this hormone does is to suppress all normal body functions and prepare our body for emergency conditions. You see, this hormone can hinder the maturation process of neurons and when the neurons do not mature properly then you definitely will have less cells to concentrate with.
Let’s see what serum cortisol does to the brain cells.
Stress hinders making of new brain cells
There are a lot of stem cells inside the brain and these cells mature into two kinds of cells – neurons and axons.
Neurons are the main functioning cells that process the information and axons are the like.
You know, we can compare neurons to the computer and axons are the wires of the computer. So in the brain, we have two kinds of things – we have computers and the wires connecting the computer.
Under the stress hormone, most of the stem cells mature not into neurons but into axons.
So, if you are stressed you will have more wires inside your brain than the computers and definitely it will lead to lower concentration, lower learning ability, and loss of memory as well.
And it does not happen only in infancy. This is a myth which has been busted by recent scientific experiment. You can develop immature neurons even as an adult.
Stress makes body environment unsuitable for normal brain functioning
Chronic stress makes us more prone to anxiety, mood swings, and these mood swings and anxiety result in low concentration.
Stress hormone affects all the systems in the body – the digestive system, excretory system, skin, everywhere.
It is very important to note that no single organ or system works inside the body as a single separate entity.
Everything is connected and therefore neurons very much depend on the good performance of the digestive system, excretory system, immunity and so one and so forth.
When you are stressed, when your body is under the effect of stress hormone all these systems,
all the systems of the body are suppressed. So you will not have good digestion, you will not be able to absorb proper nutrition, you will have a build-up of toxins in your body because the excretory system is not functioning properly
; and all this builds up into early cell death, early neuron that in the body. This makes of an environment in which neurons cannot function properly and therefore low concentration.
Stress triggers early cell death
Stress can trigger another very important process in the body – cell oxidation. Cell oxidation is a natural process by which the body removes old and aging.
However, if the rate of cell oxidation is accelerated then even the new cells will start to die and this is what happens under stress.
Stress already has led to immature neuron growth in the body, but on the other hand, it also kills the neurons which already there and functioning.
And therefore, stress causes lack of concentration in two ways, first of all, it hinders the maturation of neurons which are capable of concentration and on the other hand, it kills neurons, it induces early death in neuron because of oxidative stress.
Besides, it produces an overall environment in which the neurons cannot function properly.
Chronic stress does not affect only concentration. In the long run, it can also cause severe mental disorders like Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and so on.
Unfortunately, even infants are stressed today. According to many scientific studies, high levels of stress during pregnancy can lead to concentration-related disorders in children like ADHD.
Ayurveda on Stress
Now let’s see what Ayurveda says about stress. According to Ayurveda, the mind is the source of the body. So, everything basically emerges from the mind. It is like a projector and the body is the projection of the mind.
According to Ayurveda, there three mental patterns – Sattva or balance, Raja or hyperactivity, and Tamas or inactivity.
When mind undergoes Rajo guna then it becomes hyperactive and this hyperactivity descends to the physical body
One subtype of vata dosha -prana vayu controls intelligence.
Negative emotions like mental unrest or stress (anavasthit chitta), anxiety (chinta), fear (bhaya) can lead to an imbalance in vata dosha.
This imbalanced vata dosha in-turn contributes to a lack of concentration.
Vata has a wasting effect on the body and as the previous studies reflect, an imbalance in vata dosha leads to gradual wasting all over the body including the neurons.
So, the low rate of maturation or the early wasting effect of neurons is basically a result of mental hyperactivity or stress.
In this context, it becomes very important to note that stress causes neurodegeneration and this neurodegeneration leads to lack of concentration.
So, basically, the mind affects the body, and the body in turn leads to another effect on the mind. This may become a vicious cycle because low concentration can trigger more stress in a person which in turn will lead to even lower levels of concentration.
And therefore, we see that stress is the basic, the most fundamental cause for lack of concentration. It’s not anything else. According to Ayurveda, the permanent cure for any disease lies in the removal of the cause.
Without removing the cause, you can actually never reach a permanent state of health and this applies to the lack of concentration as well,
because if you have lack of concentration and if you do not remove the fundamentals factor stress behind this lack of concentration then you will never reach a permanent level of high concentrations
And this is the reason why most of the medicines whether they are allopathic or Ayurvedic, fail to have any permanent result in case of low concentration because the problem is not physical.
It is mental and no mental problem can be treated by a physical solution.
But there are ways to achieve concentration.
And there are two ways to achieve anything – The right one and the wrong one and the same goes for concentration as well.
You can be the highly focused when you are in a natural, peaceful state of mind
or when a mad dog chasing you.
So, a highly relaxed state of mind or a mind in the emergency mode, both result in the same thing – high levels of concentration.
However, their effects on the body are very different.
In the coming videos, let’s explore what are some of the methods to achieve concentration and what are their effects on the body.
Till then, namaste and thank you for reading!
Relevant Scientific Research Links
Chronic stress has the ability to flip a switch in stem cells that turns them into a type of cell that inhibits connections to the prefrontal cortex, which would improve learning and memory, but lays down a durable scaffolding linked to anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. https://bit.ly/chronicstressstudy
The Stress Hormone
Stress in Pregnancy
My Article on Stress
General Ayurveda Dietary Plan
According to the ethics of Ayurveda, a Vaidya(Ayurveda physician) should not charge for medical advice but only for medicines. I personally believe that no sick person should be forced to pay for medical advice. If you opt for free consultation, please go through the following steps –
REMOVE THE CAUSE
According to Ayurveda, without removing the root cause of the diseases, you can never reach a permanent cure. Most of the time wrong diet, lifestyle habits and stress is the cause.
Here are some steps that can help you to remove most of the root causes. I request you to implement the advice given in the free resource as a first step towards Ayurvedic treatment. More than 80% of your health problems will disappear once the recommended Ayurvedic daily and seasonal routine is already in place.
In some places, I have recommended fruits, ghee and organic food. However, even if you are not able to afford them, it is perfectly fine. Please practice mindful eating in whatever you eat, because energy that comes from vigyanamaya kosha (seat of wisdom) or anandamaya kosha (seat of bliss) is what keeps us alive and you can be healthy without any fancy food.
In fact, not eating can make you healthier. Fasting has most amazing benefits, including cancer prevention.
Correct The Diet
- Try to eat only when hungry, unless you are very weak, or thin. This is a crucial advice for patients of all lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension etc. For detailed explanation –
- Fast at least once a week.
- Go dinnerless (on the days when you are not fasting). This method works miracles in all kinds of Kapha related disorders like rhinitis, common cold, cough, sinusitis, tonsilitis etc. I personally practice this and it has helped me improve my health
- Ayurvedic Cooking Tips
- Eat Healthy
- How to Deal with Anorexia
- How to Deal with Constipation
- Ushapaan : Daily Ayurvedic Water Detox for beginners
- Understanding Constipation through Ayurveda
- Food for constipation (coming soon)
I will soon add more resources in this section. Please let me know if you want any specific topic to be covered.
I sincerely pray for your early recovery. Best wishes!
Why Home Remedies Don’t Work, and How to Safely Try Unknown Home Remedies!
Now-a-days there are so many Ayurvedic remedies available online, you see, for example – 5 tips for weight gain, 5 tips for weight loss or 7 tips for headache and so on and so forth.
However, these home remedies fail to produce identical results in all kinds of people. Some people may experience a huge relief; however there might be other who might feel no difference at all. And have you ever wondered- why is that so?
The people who follow Ayurvedic home remedies remind me of a friend who used to mug up all the answers in the text book exactly in the same sequence and she would reproduce these answers exactly in the same sequence in the question paper also. However, in the question paper the sequence will be changed and all her answers will always be wrong. And she would always be so confused “why is this happening?”
You see, home remedies work exactly in the same manner if you don’t know why you are doing them. If you don’t know what fits and what does not and this is what happens with the people who don’t know what their body needs.
You see, applicability is a huge factor here. One home remedy which might work in a great way for some other person might not be applicable to you, because you might have a different body type or you stay in a different region or you have a different climate or currently there is a different season, or you have a different digestive capacity, there can be so many factors at work. Our body is such a complex dynamic metabolic system and it is so disrespectful of our uniqueness to expect exactly the same result from a same home remedy.
Some of the factors are –
- PRAKRATI OR BODY TYPE
- Vata Dominant
- Hot and Oily Herbs
- Pitta Dominant
- Cool and Sweet Herbs
- Kapha Dominant
- Hot and Dry Herbs
- Vata Dominant
- Ayurveda describes 3 Major types of REGIONS
- Anoop (Wet Lands)
- Jangalya (Dry Lands)
- Sadharan (Normal Land)
- Ayurveda describes 3 Major types of REGIONS
- Climatic cycle defines local seasons and weather conditions
- That’s why, summer in a desert is different from that in a mountain.
- Herbs grown in the local climate are the best for the natives.
- Classical Ayurvedic Remedies change according to Seasonal Variations.
Digestion determines the real benefits of herbal Remedies.
Haritaki (Chebulic myrobalan) is a wonder herb! However a person with INDIGESTION must never consume it.
Even your faith in the home remedy can bring about a drastic change in the results. No one today can deny the impact of placebo in the field of medicine. And if you have a huge faith in a home remedy, you might get incredible results from it even if it does not suit you and that’s why the Bhabhuti given by a sage works!
READ THE QUESTION PROPERLY
In my school, before every exam the examiner will announce” please read the question paper carefully” and it will also be written on the question paper because if we don’t read the question carefully, we will not answer the question, but will just vomit out what it there in our own mind.
When we know our health condition, when we know our body and what it needs , we have read the question properly and this is the right time to answer.
Now you cannot go exploring your body when you are reeling with pain. I quite understand that. And therefore, there is a method to try unknown home remedies, if you must.
Upshay is an Ayurvedic dosage technique where the patient is given a very small dose, let’s says one fourth or one tenth of the actual required quantity and kept under observation for some time. If he feels relief, the medicine fits otherwise it does not. Plain and simple, we cannot profess to understand everything about the body!
For a Vaidya (Ayurveda physician), this method is a great tool for differential diagnosis as well. It helps to determine or verify the exact Dosha situation in the body. Besides, this method of using minimum dosage also protects you from sudden and harsh allergic reactions, as this method gives ample time to the body to adjust its response.
Therefore, as a lay man, if you must use a home remedy in an emergency, try to use it in very small dosage and observe the response for some time, it can be one hour or a day, depending on your convenience and then decide to use it for a longer duration.
I hope that this information helps you to choose your best home remedy.
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