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Successful Postpartum With Ayurveda

Successful Postpartum with Ayurveda A successful postpartum involves complete recovery and rejuvenation of tissues after childbirth, healthy digestion and feeling happy and joyful about motherhood. Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, shines light on how to care for new mothers and their babies. Ayurveda understands the changes that women undergo during childbirth and what is required for ...

The Ayurvedic View on Blood Cleansing PART I

Ayurvedic Medicine emphasizes the importance of maintaining healthy blood and offers a wealth of information about herbs which constitute blood purifying attributes. Charak Samhita: Charak Samhita states that “blood plays a vital role in the sustenance of elan vital.” When blood is pure, one experiences strength, good complexion, happiness and longevity.1 Sushrut Samhita: In Sushrut Samhita, it is...

Why Ice Water Is Harmful To Your Body

  It is tempting to drink ice cold beverages in the summer heat, but check out the health hazards you present yourself with when you choose to drink cold beverages.   Why you should never drink ‪‎ice ‪water or other cold beverages: 1.  When you drink cold beverages your ‪‎blood ‪vessels shrink, your digestion becomes restricted and hydration is hindered. 2.  Instead of working to digest ...

Seasons in the Light of Ayurveda

  The saints of Ayurveda observed how the elements are involved in the different seasons and times of day. They brought to light the importance of understanding this in order for us to prevent imbalance and disease.   Summer When the heat escalates and summer comes, the fiery, sharp and light qualities of pitta increase in the body and mind. It may appear that during this time, the diges...

Preventative Care With Ayurveda ― Prevention Better Than Cure

Ayurveda Is A Preventative Science. The main focus of Ayurveda is on health instead of disease. For this reason, maintaining health and preventing disease takes precedence over cure. Optimum health and vitality are achieved through the most appropriate diet to fit with one’s own individual body-mind constitution. Quite simply, we are formed by the food we eat and the things we do. By determining t...

Maintaining Good Digestion With Ayurveda – A Pillar of Good Health

Maintaining Good Digestion With Ayurveda According to Ayurveda, one of the main causes of all diseases is rooted in the impairment of the body’s main principle called Agni, the fire of digestion. A faulty fire leads to improper functioning of the tissue fires and can lead to poor synthesis of tissues. Visualize your digestion as a fire in the stomach; you need to provide the proper fuel and ...

Importance of Being Mindful While Eating

Avoid multitasking. We can only focus on one thing at a time. Charak Samhita , the ancient Ayurvedic text containing the conversation between the medical sage Atreya and his disciple Agnivesa, states that there is no multiplicity of the mind. The mind is only one and therefore only one sense faculty is motivated at a time; all sense organs are not active simultaneously. It may appear as if we can ...