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Healthy Substitutes You Must Make At Dinner

According to Ayurvedic principles, dinner should be light on the stomach and nutritious. However, these days we often succumb to the easy way out rather than the healthy way out. Dinner becomes a takeout option, or last night’s leftovers. The prana or life-force in plants is what makes them nourish our body, and Ayurvedic principles state that foods that are not cooked fresh tend to not be very good for balancing one’s doshas. Here are some easy you can try as a dinner substitute for a change. Continue reading

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Inculcate an Ayurvedic Routine in Your Kids

Children are the future, and letting them imbibe the right values and setting a good example for them is the way to ensure they grow up as healthy individuals in body and mind. Ayurveda believes that every person has their own unique constitution that determines their preferences, traits and personality. It prescribes certain kinds of advice for each type that is the Pitta, Kapha, and Vata. For your children, discovering their Ayurvedic constitution can help guide them towards healthy habits right from the start. Here are a few basic ways to inculcate an Ayurvedic routine in your kids: Continue reading

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Preventing allergic reactions through Ayurveda

Our cities today are very polluted, and in addition to this, there are also certain natural elements such as pollen, animal fur and dust that can potentially trigger allergies. Most people tend to take anti-hystamines or over-the-counter allopathic medication for their allergies. While they may control the symptoms, they do not actually treat the cause of the allergies and over time your body may also become resistant to them. Ayurveda seeks more to explore ways to prevent illness than to merely cure it after one gets infected. Here are some proven, natural ways to prevent allergic reactions to pollution: Continue reading

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7 Healthy Habits to Get Your Kids Started on

Parents often unknowingly pass on many of their habits to their children, and these can stay with them throughout their lives. That is why it is important to inculcate good habits right from the early days. Your child’s food preferences often mirror your own. According to Ayurveda, a diet comprised mostly of fresh and natural ingredients is the most nourishing and the most helpful for your digestion. Here are 7 healthy habits you must get your kids started on: Continue reading

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Why Regular Massage Promotes Health

One of the principles of Ayurveda is that regular massage promotes good health, better blood circulation, and enhanced muscular health. Ayurvedic principles mention that the body has seven layers of tissue or dhatus. The Sanskrit word sneha refers to love as well as oil, and it is believed that performing regular massage promotes warmth, stability and nourishment to the body. Continue reading

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Balanced, healthy dinners when there’s no time

We often find ourselves hard-pressed for time these days after getting home. A hard day’s work can make us feel tired, lethargic and in absolutely no mood to prepare dinner. Instead of falling into the trap of ordering take-out though, here are some quick, balanced and healthy dinner ideas to prepare when one wants to make dinner fast. In Ayurveda, dinner should be light on the stomach and nutritious. Fast food does not always have to be the unhealthy kind! Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Snacks for Kids

Ayurveda bases its principles on a lot of elements from nature, and the fact that children are simple, uncomplicated and carefree, a lot of basic healthy Ayurvedic habits can be taught to them. Food and the consumption of the right kind of food are at the cornerstone of Ayurveda. Inculcating good eating habits in your kids will help them develop into healthy adults and enable them to make better food choices. Here are some ideas for fresh, natural and healthy Ayurvedic snacks for your kids. The next time they reach for a chips packet or a fizzy drink, give them one of these healthier options: Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About the Benefits of Chyavanaprash

Chyavanaprash is a unique and complex Ayurvedic preparation. This herbal concoction is a thick, brown and sticky paste with a jam-like consistency that is usually taken in one or two doses of a tablespoon daily. The formula of Chyavanaprash was first discovered by a sage called Chyawan. The Charaka Samhita is an ancient Ayurvedic text written around the 4th Century B.C. by Charaka which has the earliest recorded formula for Chyavanaprash. Continue reading

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8 Natural Remedies for Migraines

Migraines constitute one of the most common chronic conditions that people everywhere go through. They can occur due to a variety of reasons, and often the first reaction is to pop an over-the-counter pill. What most people don’t realize, however, is that these pills and painkillers can cause harm if used repeatedly in the long run. Continue reading

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All you need to know about an Ayurvedic cleanse

An Ayurvedic cleanse is basically a way to detoxify your body and be rejuvenated. Over time, we get exposed to a lot of factors like environmental pollution, chronic stress, and we also tend towards poor eating habits and lack of sleep. All of this can have an adverse effect on one’s body, overall health and wellness. An Ayurvedic detox seeks to let your body rest and rejuvenate itself in order to get rid of ama, or toxins that may have accumulated over time. Continue reading