The detrimental effect of added stress and environmental toxins in today’s world on our bodies is evident in the skin and hair problems that majority of us face today. It can be dust and pollution in the air, added toxic chemicals in water, pesticides in food, stress in professional and personal lives…the[.....]
A healthy sex life is the cornerstone to a satisfying relationship. With rapid advancements in medical science, there are multiple options in the form of pills and other methods that men can adopt to improve their performance in bed. Most of these treatments provide short term benefits but chemicals in varied forms cause side[.....]
Vatas should wake by 6 am, breakfast by 8 am, lunch b/w 11 am -12 pm, supper by 6 pm, sleep at 10 pm on your back. Pittas wake up by 5.30 am, breakfast at 7.30 am, lunch at 12 pm, supper by 7 pm, sleep by 11 pm on your right. Kaphas should wake up by 4.30 am, breakfast by 7 am, lunch by 1 pm, supper by 8 pm, sleep by 12 pm on your left.
Masturbation is no longer considered a taboo; it is a normal part of human life. People have always shied away from discussing masturbation but that’s no longer the case. Like any other activity, masturbation, when done in excess may cause problems. Let us explore the A-Z of masturbation. Masturbation Basics[.....]
No major side effects have been reported within the recommended dosage range of 300-1200 mg Ashwagandha extract per day. High doses could worsen acidity, ulcers, skin rashes, and anxiety. Very high levels of dosage (450 - 1500 mg/kg) of pure alkaloid extract could be toxic. Pregnant women, and those with hyperthyroidism, low blood sugar, or acute liver problems must exercise caution.
Obesity is one of the most dreaded lifestyle ailments today and is spreading like an epidemic across the world. Owing to our slavery to the taste buds and lethargic living conditions, being obese and overweight is affecting all. The main problem with weight gain is that not only does it affect[.....]
In Ayurveda, nutrition consists of 4 things: The sensual objects we perceive; Our actions, thoughts, and feelings; The environment around us; Dietary range. Once energy is expended, through any channel our bodies and minds start metabolizing again, and if our “diet” of the four above is wholesome and plentiful, we will be able to regenerate our energy.
Ayurveda has many detox practices, which are chosen depending on a person's body type and the diseases he/she suffers from. Panchakarma is just one of these detox practices. It has different practices that target specific body parts and conditions.
Turmeric is one of the most powerful herbs at fighting and potentially reversing diseases. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric, which is strongly anti-inflammatory. Turmeric can match the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs. Find out how to prepare turmeric milk, the perfect anti-inflammatory drink! Ayurvedic Turmeric Milk Recipe[.....]
To use ghee for skin, take 10 ounces of ghee and mix with sufficient water. Add fresh water and continue mixing. Repeat this many times till the ghee turns into white with a butter like consistency. This can act as a natural moisturizer, relieves burning sensation, wounds, chicken pox scars, can be applied around umbilicus for excessive bleeding in pregnant women.
Ayurveda originated in India approximately 5000 years ago. The philosophy was built based on a wide variety of herbs, and how they interact with our body and environment. During the British Colonial period, Ayurveda was forbidden and all health clinics were closed. As Western medicine became more common, Ayurveda was[.....]
It ultimately depends on your agni (digestion power). If you have a strong digestive system then you can enjoy the additional Vitamin B of brown rice. But if you feel otherwise then stick with white, as its easier to digest. If your not able to judge then go in for white during summer and brown during winter as your agni is weaker and stronger respectively.
Ayurveda & The Doshas Ayurveda recognizes that we are all unique. That said, it provides some standard frameworks that can guide us towards living happier and more balanced lives. The primary framework is that of the doshas. There are three doshas in Ayurveda called Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. We are[.....]
From an Ayurvedic perspective, fresh fruit is considered very light and easy to digest - comparatively lighter than other foods. When it is eaten with (or after) heavier foods, it stays in the stomach for as long as the heaviest food takes to digest. As a result, it generally stays in the stomach for too long, is “overcooked” by our digestive juices and begins to ferment. In Ayurveda, this resultant over-cooked, fermented mess is referred to as “Ama” or improperly digested food toxins.
Did you know we are a sleep deprived nation? Alarmed? You should be. The reality of losing sleep is quite grim. But, it’s not time to panic. It’s simply time to improve our bedtime routines. Here are 10 bedtime Ayurvedic rituals that will give you the gift of better sleep. 1.[.....]
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