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: Do you take vitamins to supplement your diet? Western society has made concentrated vitamin and mineral supplements readily accesible. However, what we potentially fail to recognized is the growing replacement of whole, nourishing foods for quick fix pills. Ayurveda promotes a complete nutritional diet through whole, unprocessed foods...

 

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Dr. John Douillard is a world renowned Ayurvedic Practitioner who focuses on the Ayurvedic principle of optimizing digestion to prevent disease. In this video, Dr. Douillard discusses one of the most important healing Ayurvedic herbs, the fruit Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry)...

 

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by Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari, BAMS

Jaundice is the yellow pigmentation of the skin and membranes caused by elevated levels of bilirubin in the body fluids and occurs due to poor liver function or blocked bile ducts. This manifests as jaundice in appearance. So the basic fact is that there is a problem in the liver which leads to the occurrence of jaundice...

 

Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: According to Ayurveda text, the taste as well as after taste of sugarcane is sweet. Also, it is heavy and slimy by nature and cold in potency. Ayurveda correlates sugarcane with the malady of jaundice. It is believed that the same tends to improve the working of the liver and act as a strength booster. In our ancient therapy of Ayurveda, the juice of sugarcane has been long advocated in the maladies of jaundice and anemia.

 

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Neti Pot cleansing is a time honored Ayurvedic technique used to purify the sinus channels. One can perform this purification via the use of a warm, isotonic saline solution poured through the nasal passages directly from the Neti Pot. This instructional video clearly outlines the steps for conducting Neti Pot cleansing along with some helpful post-cleansing exercises. One can administer the Ayurvedic technique "Nasayam," oil nose drops, after completely clearing the passageways of water if desired. Neti Pot cleansing can be performed daily or on a routine basis, however it is best to avoid it if one is experiencing a sinus infection.

 

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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Turmeric is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This excellent 2-part video demonstrates a simple way to make turmeric paste and what is known in Ayurveda to be "golden milk." Golden milk uses the anti-inflammatory and healing properties of turmeric, the nourishing properties of milk and the lubricating action of oil to improve upon joint dryness and pain. Even if you don't suffer from joint pain, golden milk taken on a regular basis may help keep joints working smoothly. Try this recipe at home today and leave us a comment! Namaste.

 

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by Dr. Meenakshi Joshi

Skin is the first organ to reflect the imbalances and last one to respond to improvements. Any season change plays havoc on skin. too. Read several care tips below...

 

Editor's Note: Winter is a season of visarg kaal that is southern solicits and influence is of the Moon. We get all vigor and vitality back during this time. But with all this binge eating and outdoor enjoyment there comes dryness, particularly of the skin. In this article you will find simple natural home remedies to protect your skin from ageing and drying. Read on and enjoy the winters without worries.

 

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Editor's Note: It's easy for Vata dosha to get out of balance in the cold and windy weather. This video from Banyan Botanicals reminds us how to ground and regain balance as we enter winter months.

 

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by Conni Kunzler

The philosophy of Ayurveda teaches that the five elements—earth, water, fire, air, and space—are manifest in all things. Each element has certain qualities, attributes, and impacts on the body and mind. Together, these five basic elements (pancha mahabhutas) form a system of classification for all the objects found on Earth...

 

Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Another lovely article about seasonal transition and the care it demands by author Conni Kunzler. Ayurveda recommends taking of easily digestible foods, limit intake of iced drinks, and to eat fewer raw (uncooked), cold, dry, and bitter/astringent (e.g., leafy greens) foods. She describes with the example of a tree, and tells us that to as to keep ourselves from being “blown away” during this season of transition, we also require routines that encourage strong roots and plenty of self-care. You will enjoy reading the article. Namaste.

 

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by Dr. Ram Garg

Ayurveda considers women as a backbone of society. According to Ayurveda, any disruption, emotional or physical, in your being indicates metabolic imbalance. Such imbalance is not a disease...

 

Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Dr Ram Garg's article is an extract from his newsletter on 'Woman health and Ayurveda' which is intended to provide a complete guide on women’s health-related issues and problems. It is designed to cover a vast range of issues related to women: by achieving and maintaining general health through a focus on topics that are major health concerns for women. This article provides with an insight on how to keep healthy and make healthier choices in your lifestyle.

 

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by Meenakshi Joshi, BAMS, PG PPHC, PGCPK

The 20th century saw the uprising of Agricultural India with slogan "JAI JAWAN, JAI KISSAN." Now, the 21st century brings to us "JAI CORPORATE, JAI MNC’S." The corporate world is expanding and contributing to the growth of the country as did farming and arming in good old days...

 

Editor's Note: This article will give insight to corporations about how to get optimum performance from your work force without adding up stress levels. In Ayurveda each individual is blessed with a unique body type or prakruti and appropriate synchronisation of work with that prakruti will bring out the best in that individual's creativity and performance. Read on to understand the thoughts behind.

 

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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. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy, BAMS, CCN, FSM
Ayurveda, the science of life, has been followed as much for health management as for wellness and prevention of diseases. Ayurveda’s lifestyle principles have been validated by modern medical systems. Let us begin the New Year by following Ayurvedic practices, which can bring health and happiness to the individual and society...

 

Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Transitions can be hard. But, we all have the opportunity for a fresh start at the begining of each year to gather ourselves and focus on creating a healthier, more centered you. Dr. Gowthaman Krishnamoorthy starts us off with some helpful Ayurvedic tips to begin our transition in 2012. Eating on time, concentrating on nourishing meals and properly hydrating will all work to improve our digestion, elimination and overall well-being. Wishing you all a happy 2012 and a wonderful fresh start!


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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 Rolex Replica like Charak Samhita and Sushruta Samhita were documented about 1000 years B.C. 

 

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