AYURVEDA
What is Ayurveda? Developed in India thousands of years ago, Ayurveda is a known as the world’s oldest health care system. It is a holistic healing and medical tradition that provides preventative, acute and chronic health guidance and wisdom through food and lifestyle choices and changes. Ayurveda, in its purest sense, is a modality of practicing purification of spirit and unification of mind, body and soul - of becoming one. The word Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit words. “Ayu” means “life “and “Veda” means “the knowledge of.” Therefore, Ayurveda literally means knowledge of life as a whole. Ayurveda looks at the whole person including the mind, body, senses and the soul; therefore healing through Ayurveda is considered a holistic healing practice. Health is based on the five elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth, just as in nature. The way that these elements combine within any given individual determines which “dosha” or primary “type” they are: Vatta dosha  (ether and air), Pitta dosha (fire and water), and Kapha dosha (water and earth). Each dosha thrives and heals with specific food choices and ways of living and conversely becomes ill and out-of-balance when making poor food and living choices. Good health within Ayurveda occurs because it considers the uniqueness and individuality of every person. Healing is based on treatment protocols that address each person’s specific health challenges. Using lifestyle changes, specific dietary modifications, herbs, and cleansing practices, Ayurveda provides a powerful, effective health care system that honors each person’s uniqueness. You can learn more about Ayurveda by visiting the Ayurveda section on All Things Healing regularly. We welcome you and your comments. Visit us often! 

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Dr. Sonica Krishan is an Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is a leading Ayurveda Pro...
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Sonica Krishan, BAMS, NDDY, ADNY
Julie Cerrato, PhD, AP, CYT, CAT is founder and owner of Well-Being Integrative Health Consulting. As a scientist, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga instructor, Julie blends Eas...
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Julie Cerrato, PhD, AP, CYT, CAT

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: What characterizes vata, pitta and kapha body types? How can we use this to approach our diet? This short video highlights the elements, features and energetics of the three doshas and how unique Ayurveda is for specializing treatment. It speaks of Ayurveda's customization of therapy and the search for the root cause of disease. Listen to find out how Ayurvedic body types can help guide you in your healing journey. Namaste.

 

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Editor's Note: Cancer is one of the most fatal diseases of 20th century which has spread its limbs further in 21st century. It is a most unpredictable disease and needs a multi-disciplinary approach. It should be wiped out in the most aggressive way at initial stages. The body's natural immunity and other approaches including keeping the person in best shape mentally and physically should be taken care of. If you ever thought we have already got that elusive approach to cancer, please check this video. Is long yet full of interesting information.

 

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: To soothe Vata strained muscles, joints and skin, focus on some self pampering with the Ayurvedic practice of abhyanga. A daily warm oil massage is a great way to detoxify lymph, increase circulation, calm the body's nerves and stimulate muscles, while delivering important nutrients to the skin. This wonderful Banyan Botanicals video demonstrates a step by step abhyanga massage. Be sure to include your belly for an excellent treat for your digestive system. Enjoy!

 

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by Janya Wongspa RYT, CAS, PKS

Actually, it is very helpful to look outside and dream. I did a lot of it growing up. I still do. But now I make sure that I look inside as much if not more often.  I listen to Dharma talk as much as I listen to NPR. Buddhist teachings help me relate to external things internally. If I see a misery out there I need to recognize it inside my heart...


Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: A true self-reflection is worth its weight in gold. Ayurveda and Yoga teacher Janya Wongspa offers some insight into our deepest inspiration in her personal reflection, "Secrets of a Charmed Life." Since 2013 offers new light and opportunities for us to grow, learn and share, take a moment to reflect on your life, your goals and the people that surround you. Namaste & Happy New Year

 

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by Dr. Ram Garg

Life is God's precious gift to us and it is up to us to make the best of it. Health is the most basic and crucial requirement for a fulfilled life. Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle is not complicated or difficult...

 

Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Here is another nice article by author Dr Ram Garg wherein he stresses the need of following Ayurveda lifestyle for wellness and longevity. The author suggests that maintaining a lifestyle which is in sync with daily and seasonal rhythms ensures a higher quality of life.Please have a read. Thank you.

 

 

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by Dr. Remya Krishnan

Scope of new drug discovery has only secondary importance in Ayurveda until every “old drugs" and formulations with multi therapeutic actions (Karma)  in the Ayurvedic medical literature are judiciously explored for their "effects” (not actions ) in accordance to the state and stage of their application in various diseases in terms of Ayurvedic principles of Clinical Pathology and  Pharmacology...

 

Editor’s Note from Sonica Krishan: This is an article submission by an author who is well versed with the sarcasm of drug discovery that seems to be cropping up in the Ayurveda medicine system. Her article compels the reader to understand and analyze the implications of the 'new' drug discovery in Ayurveda which seems to be not so much in flow with the authentic Ayurveda practices that have been carried out since ages. Please have a read.

 

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Spring is Kapha Season! With all the beautiful transformation of Nature's budding flowers and plants, comes pollen and other allergens that may create allergies in those of us who have not optimized our digestion...

 

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Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: This is a wonderful video which provides us with brief discussion on some of the practical aspects of Ayurveda. Ayurvedic home remedies, Ayurveda solutions that you can apply practically into your life. Healthy Ayurveda Tips which teach how to live a life which is closer to nature.

 

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Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: This is a highly educative andbrilliant video which needs to be acknowledged and appreciated ! The Legend of Sushruta is a great tribute to the father of Surgery and rightly identifies with Surgery having its roots in the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Must watch!

 

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by Roshan Baskota

Let’s discuss about Ashmari (urinary calculi) totally from Ayurvedic concept.

The disease admits of being divided into four several types, such as the Vataja, the Pittaja, the Kaphaja and the Sukraja (Seminal) concretions...

 

Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In this article, author Roshan Baskota gives a detailed introduction of Ashmari or urinary stones along with their types. He explains about the four types which are the Vataja, the Pittaja, the Kaphaja and the Sukraja (Seminal) concretions, whereas also conveys to us that the deranged Kapha should be understood as the underlying cause of all invasions of the ailment of kidney stones.

 

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Abdominal obesity or "belly fat" is a known risk factor for Diabetes and other Cardiovascular conditions.  Ayurveda uses the healing properties of foods to enhance digestion and metabolism and fight belly fat. This short video outlines some simple Ayurvedic home remedies and treatments to help individuals start their weight loss journey. Combined with daily exercise and a healthy diet, individuals can reduce their belly fat and help stave off diabetes. Namaste

 

 

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Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: In this video, the author describes the basic principles of Ayurveda: the law of opposites, the five elements, the three energies, the body constitution, state of health and disease, and the road to healing. Please have a look.

 

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A History of Ayurveda

by Dr. Vikram

Ayurveda originated in India long back in the pre-Vedic period. Rig-Veda and Atharva-veda (5000 years B.C.), the earliest documentation of ancient Indian knowledge, have references to health and diseases. Ayurvedic texts like Charak Samhita and Sushruta Samhita were documented about 1000 years B.C. 

 

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