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History Of Ayurveda: A Brief Overview

Ayurveda, one of the oldest traditional systems of medicine, originated in the Indian subcontinent. With a rich history that dates back to more than 5000 years, Ayurveda was mainly practised by the sages during the Vedic civilisation. It is said that the main source of knowledge for Ayurveda was derived from the Vedas, the holy books of knowledge. Continue reading

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Healthy Breakfast Foods: Stewed Apples

In Ayurveda, waking up early in the morning is considered as beneficial for health, as the morning is the purest time of the day, when the air is fresh and the mind is at ease. It also states that eating at least half an hour after waking stimulates digestive fire and keeps metabolism rates up. Skipping breakfast is one of the bad habits that we often succumb to due to busy work schedules and it does not contribute to good health in the long run. Therefore, it is important to at least have a piece of fruit and some milk before leaving for work. Continue reading

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Eco-Friendly Festival Celebrations

The Navratri season just concluded recently, and so did Eid – soon the Diwali season will be upon us, bringing forth more cause for celebration and fun with friends and loved ones. It is a time for indulgence, but also for inner reflections. The essence of every one of these festivals is to thank the Creator for His abundance, and to spread joy and festivity to everyone. Our celebrations therefore, need to also be such that we do not promote wastage or harm to nature. Here are some of the best ways to have an eco-friendly celebration: Continue reading

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5 natural ways to improve eyesight

Eyes are one of the most important sense organs we have, and caring for them is just as important as caring for other parts of the body. In Ayurveda, there are several natural ways to improve eyesight and maintain good vision. In today’s corporate world we spend hours together at the computer, and this causes a lot of strain to our eyes. There are some healthy habits to inculcate that will help you maintain good eyesight. Here are some of them: Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Tips for Navratri fasting for working professionals

Navratri is a time for spiritual reflection and physical and mental detoxification. However, for those who are working professionals, it can be very difficult to manage a proper schedule and work efficiently while fasting. Ayurveda focuses on a Sattvic diet consisting mainly of fruits, milk and preparations made from vegetables to cleanse and detoxify the body and focus the mind. Here are some great tips to keep your energy levels up at work while you fast during Navratri: 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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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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The Secret of Oil Pulling

Oil pulling or Nithya Thaila Kriya is an ancient Ayurvedic regimen that greatly enhances both your physical and overall well-being. It has gained popularity in recent times due to greater awareness about it, as well as celebrity endorsements of this age-old practice. Two ancient texts dating back to 800 BC and 700 BC mention the benefits of oil pulling including oral hygiene among other things. Continue reading

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How to prepare tridoshic dal

Dal or lentils are one of the easiest dishes to prepare. It is light on the stomach and enriched with proteins. Tridoshic dal is an Ayurvedic preparation that is beneficial for all doshas and keeps them in check. It cleanses the body of ama or toxins, and is very good for digestion, as well as a light food to be taken if one is suffering from diarrhoea. It pacifies Kapha and Pitta doshas and increases Vata. Here’s how you can prepare this Tridoshic dal at home: Continue reading