Keeping in mind that food cannot be cooked separately for all persons in a house, Acharya Charak describes the food quality that should be taken regularly for all seasons and all prakrati, along with food that should be used very rarely by all prakrati individuals. However, it is particularly important to refrain from the badContinue reading “Good Food and Bad Food According to Ayurveda – I : Food that should not be consumed”
According to Ayurveda, the one who eats healthy food will never need any medicine; and the one who eats unhealthy food will never benefit from any medicine. Therefore it is important to know thy food!
The physiological shock that body receives due to seasonal changes cause seasonal joint pain, flu, body ache and a hoard of other diseases. Change in food habits and lifestyle can help prevent seasonal physiological shock to the body. This systematic change in food and lifestyle is called Ritucharya.
Dhatu is something that holds or sustains (धारण करना), similar to anabolism (Building up process). Dhatu is a very important factor as it holds the life force and controls or steers the Dosha. Dhatu is like the hand that holds the steering wheel of Dosha, without which the wheel may throw the vehicle off trackContinue reading “Dhatu”
सर्वशरीरचरास्तु वातपित्तश्लेष्माणः सर्वस्मिञ्छरीरे कुपिताकुपिताः शुभाशुभानि कुर्वन्ति- प्रकृतिभूताः शुभान्युपचयबलवर्णप्रसादादीनि, अशुभानि पुनर्विकृतिमापन्ना विकारसञ्ज्ञकानि||९|| uraḥ śiro grīvā parvāṇyāmāśayo medaśca śleṣmasthānāni, tatrāpyuro viśeṣesarvaśarīracarāstu vātaPittaśleṣmāṇaḥ sarvasmiñcharīre kupitākupitāḥ śubhāśubhāni kurvanti- prakṛtibhūtāḥ śubhānyupacayabalavarṇaprasādādīni, aśubhāni punarvikṛtimāpannā vikārasañjñakāni||9|| The normal (physiology) Dosha, in balanced condition, result in good health, Upachaya (body nourishment) Bal – improvement of strength and immunity Varna Prasad – improvement ofContinue reading “General Functions of Balanced Dosha:”
Dosha is something which has tendency to malaise or spoil. It can be understood as a factor of catabolism (breaking down process in the body) Also Dosha is a concept in itself. According to Ayurveda, there are 3 kinds of Dosha or body temperaments – Vata, Pitta and Khapha. It is said that as lifeContinue reading “Dosha”
It is considered to be the end product of entire metabolism, or let us say, the fruit of it. Ooja is the protoplasm, life force or pure energy. According to Ayurveda, the food particles ingested in the body are converted to rasa or food juice, best part of rasa gets converted to Rakta (blood), best part of blood gets converted to Mansa(Muscles), best of which gets converted to Meda(Fatty tissue), Meda converts to form Asthi(Bone tissue),Asthi converts to Majja( Marrow) andContinue reading “Ooja”
Sam-Doshaha Sam Agni Shcha Sam Dhatu Malakriyah! Prasann Atma Indriya Manah Swasthya Ityabhidhiyate!! Balanced state of Dosha, Agni (digestive fires), Dhatu (Metabolic essence) and Mal (Metabolic waste) Happy soul, senses and mind constitute the (complete) health Kshetra of Ayurveda and Importance of mind Kshetra means field of Ayurveda, on which it acts. There are 2Continue reading “Ayurvedic Definition of Health”
TACH CHAKSHUR DEVAHITAM PURASTAACH CHHUKRAM UCH-CHARAT PASHYEMA SHARADAH SHATAM JEEVEMA SHARADAH SHATAM SHRINU-YAAMA SHARADAH SHATAM BHOOYASH CHA SHARADAH SHATAAT. – Yajur Veda 36:24 TACH CHAKSHUR DEVAHITAM PURASTAACH CHHUKRAM UCH-CHARAT PASHYEMA SHARADAH SHATAM JEEVEMA SHARADAH SHATAM SHRINU-YAAMA SHARADAH SHATAM BHOOYASH CHA SHARADAH SHATAAT. – Yajur Veda 36:24 TACH CHAKSHUR DEVAHITAM PURASTAACH CHHUKRAM UCH-CHARAT PASHYEMA SHARADAH SHATAM JEEVEMA SHARADAHContinue reading “Jivem Shardah Shatam”
Swasthasya swathya rakshnam, aturashya vikara prashman ch Protect the health of the healthy and also treat disease of the sick The subject or aim of Ayurveda is defined as “KEEPING THE BODY HEALTHY” and treating the ones who fall sick. Let us realize that treatment of diseases is defensive approach as compared to keeping theContinue reading “Aim (priority) of Ayurveda”