by Dr. Baljot Bharaj
Post natal period is like a second birth for a woman. It is the period to replenish the vital elements lost during pregnancy and giving birth to the baby. Ayurveda emphasizes on regulated dietary regimen during this period to gain strength and pre-pregnancy state...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Significance of Postnatal diet finds importance in Ayurveda woman-care. Not only does this diet help in nourishing the tissues of the woman, replenish the vital elements lost during pregnancy and giving birth to the baby; and also balances the body humors or doshas viz. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Dr Baljot Bharaj has brought us with these details in her nicely authored write-up 'Post Natal Diet and Ayurveda'. Please have a read.
by Dr. Sonica Krishan,
ATH Co-Editor of Ayurveda
Facing digestion doldrums often ? You need to understand that for maintaining natural well being, proper digestion of whatever the food you eat is so essential...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: In Ayurveda text, the exact translation of the word, Agni means fire which is the manifestation of the fire body humor or the Pitta Dosha. Thus, Agni contributes to all the metabolic activities in the body. Please have a read of my article. Namaste.
by Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari
Ayurveda explains this through the concept of daily dosha cycles: vata, pitta ,and kapha are each at their peak during certain times of the day. Ayurveda divides the 24-hour day into the of following time periods (they are approximate because they depend on the season and geographic location): The Daily Lifestyle Regimens are based on this concept...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: This is an interesting article shared with us by Dr Ram Mani Bhandari, where the author tells us how Ayurveda wisdom of Dosha philosophy helps to make us aware about whether our dosha imbalance relates to the time of day. For example if you find it difficult to say awake in the morning without cups of coffee, it could be because you have been rising late-during the lethargic kapha time.
by Alex Duncan
Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue featuring skin thickening, spontaneous scarring, blood vessel disease and varying degrees of inflammation; all associated with a deranged immune system...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Ayurveda considers skin disease a multi-doshic disregulation of vata, pitta and kapha, whereby one dosha often dominates upon examination of signs and symptoms. There are n easy ways to resolve skin disorders, however the general Ayurvedic approach includes a combination of langhana (purification) and samana (balancing) the doshas, often though panchakarmic methods.
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Ayurveda believes that although the ailment of hair fall manifests under a number of factors like seasonal changes, heredity, lack of balanced daily diet etc, aggravated mental states of anger, worry and tension tend to precipitate the malady. Other reasons include presence of dandruff, under - nourished hair and pathogenic organism in some cases. The skin is the most exposed part of the body, making it vulnerable to pollution, seasonal changes, unsafe cosmetics, and stress. Ayurveda cites Pitta dosha as the root cause of the malady of hair fall. This video provides us with Ayurvedic solutions that will help you root out the cause of your hair problems. Namaste
by Melina Meza, BSN, 500-RYT
Depending on where you live, you may think summer is never long enough (like in the Pacific Northwest), or that it’s always too long (like in the South). Regardless of your geographical location, I believe summer is the one and only season where Westerners live at the appropriate pace, one that is in sync with Nature...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Most people don't drink enough water on a daily basis, and become dehydrated, stiff and constipated. Even your social situations can become "dry" and lack that juiciness and excitement that we all long for. Nutritionist Melina Meza shares with us the importance of water from an Ayurvedic perspective.
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Acid reflux, known as "amla pitta," can manifest as a persistent burning condition in the stomach, esophagus and mouth, thus creating great discomfort. Ayurveda views amla pitta as a displacement of sour acid from the stomach, driven by the irregular or excessive upward movement of udana vayu. In essence, vata literally pushes pitta (acid) up into the esophagus and mouth. Ayurveda recommends certain vata and pitta-reducing foods as well as specific spices to quell amla pitta and keep acid in the stomach...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: As we grow deeper in our understanding of Ayurveda, we can begin to incorporate its principles into our daily yoga practice. After consulting an Ayurvedic practitioner and determining your prakriti (doshic constitution), one can use this knowledge to more accurately approach their yogic practice. This interesting video by Melissa West, PhD demonstrates a full-length strong, active Kapha practice as she offers some modifications for Vata and Pitta. Enjoy! Note: The first 12 min of the video discusses business and then an introduction to Ayurveda. Asana practice begins about 14 min into the video.
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