by Dr. Sonica Krishan,
ATH Co-Editor of Ayurveda
Humans. Men and women. Some skinny, some plump. Some hyper, some cool minded, some with a fluctuating mindset. Some creative, some perfectionists, some easy going. Some have a tough time fighting digestive disorders, some crib about skin afflictions, while some sniff and sneeze around frequently.
Trust it sounds familiar as you may yourself bear some of these traits. It is worth wondering why individuals have diverse personalities...
Books for Healing
by Vijay T. Chaudhari
Radiant Good Health has a 7 point definition given by H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and the boundless joy of this must be shared, as he does...
Editor’s Note from Sonica Krishan: Here is another wonderful article by Mr Vijay T. Chaudhari who has provided us with his own testimony authenticating the virtues of Ayurveda therapy, that has been of great help to him personally. This is a must read for all Ayurveda and holistic health lovers!
by Alex Duncan, PhD
The first album “Purusha” – Relaxation & Yoga Music – might be interesting for people who normally turn yellow when they think of space-cadet-yoga-hippy types. This album is a single 60 minute sound-scape that is perfect for creating a calming zenned out vibe...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Music offers healing vibrations as a restorative tool in Ayurveda. I am always seeking quality recordings of relaxing songs, mantras and chants for Yoga or meditation. Alex Duncan offers three unique CDs of soothing music to help align the mind, body and spirit. Namaste.
by Conni Kunzler
Several Christmases ago a friend gave me a “dry skin brushing” kit, complete with a long-handled natural bristle brush, instructions for use downloaded from the web, and a long list of benefits. While I am often an early adopter of such things, I wasn’t sure about adding another “step” to my morning routine...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: In this lovely article, Author Conni Kunzler recommends the benefits of dry massage therapy called as garshana. She conveys that rather than a dry brush, raw silk gloves are used which are said to have properties that energetically charge the lymphatic system and increase prana, the vital energy or life force. Garshana is typically followed by abhyanga as the exfoliated skin is prepped to drink in the warm, natural oils. Abhyanga is simply a self-massage for the entire body.
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.
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: The connection of consciousness to our inner self, others and the divine is a most complex relationship. Ayurveda uses food as medicine to help purify the body and improve the spirit. Joan Aronowitz discusses the link between Ayurveda and Trancendental Mediation (TM). The clarity achieved by this technique offers us insight into the depths of our consciousness. Enjoy listening to this introduction and reflect on how you may integrate TM practice into your daily Ayurvedic routine. Namaste
by Dr. Baljot Bharaj
Motherhood is a special and joyous moment in every woman’s life. But this is possible if her health is taken care of during postnatal period...
Editor’s Note from Sonica Krishan: This is a nice article by the author Dr Baljot Bharaj, who is highly experienced in the field of childbirth and motherhood. In her article, the author stresses upon the need of taking care of the health of the woman who is bearing a child and relates this to the authentic Ayurveda guidance as provided by Sutika Paricharya. Please have a read.
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Kansa Vakti is known as "three-metal bowl" Ayurvedic foot massage and is valued as both a medicinal and nourishing treatment. It uses hand and metal bowl application of ghee (clarified butter) to the indian marma points and includes a foot, ankle and lower leg massage. The bowl is comprised of copper, zinc and tin; each having a specific therapeutic action. Benefits of Kansa Vakti include improved blood and lymph circulation, enhanced joint mobility in lower limbs, organ detoxification and reduction of pitta dosha. This excellent video demonstrates a relaxing Kansa Vakti massage. Try one today!
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