Toxic Food According to Ayurveda

Let’s differentiate between the food and the “Food like substances”!

Good Food and Bad Food According to Ayurveda – I : Food that should not be consumed

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”

Know thy food – Basic Ayurvedic Classification of Food

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!

Prakriti : Code of Body Physiology

Dosha governs the health patterns and susceptibility to diseases of a person. 3 Dosha Vata, Pitta and Kapha are like 3 legs of a tripod on which the health is based. Any of the legs is disturbed, the health gets imbalanced. In every person, there is a constitution based on the 3 Dosha, which is alsoContinue reading “Prakriti : Code of Body Physiology”

5 Essential Yoga Poses for Rainy Season

Yoga poses which help in pacifying the Vata Dosha which is supposed to be vitiated during the rainy season.

Healthy recipes you must have this rainy season! : Part 1

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.

Use of Cloth during Periods : An Effective Diagnostic Tool

In earlier times, cloth was used for sanitary protection during the periods. But it serves as more than a sanitary protection; it is also a tool for prognosis of female reproduction and hormonal system disorders. There is a simple diagnostic test for the reproductive health of a lady, based on the type of blood stainsContinue reading “Use of Cloth during Periods : An Effective Diagnostic Tool”

Dhatu

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”

General Functions of Balanced Dosha:

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

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”