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Tongue analysis is an integral part of an Ayurvedic examination. Traditionally, there are eight areas that an Ayurvedic practitioner observes in a client. They...
According to ayurveda, there are 3 doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. These doshas are the biological energies that govern all the actions of the human...
Winter is here. That means cozy blankets, socks, and hot chocolate. But along with it comes imbalances in our system. Your nutritional needs change...
Winter has this strange, inexplicable hypnotic power about it. While it excites us to flaunt our finest, well-maintained jackets, shawls, boots, and overcoats and...
According to Ayurveda, the three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha—are biological energies that are present throughout the human mind and body. The doshas regulate all...
The type of dosha your body represents dictates almost all health issues you might face. So it's important to make lifestyle and diet changes according to your dosha to improve your health. However, without detoxing your body, no changes will be completely effective. Read on to see the importance of your dosha and detoxing.
The effectiveness of any diet is directly related to a healthy digestive system and your dosha. Strengthening your digestion and making certain lifestyle changes according to you dosha will contribute majorly to losing weight. These few simple Ayurvedic steps will strengthen your body and spontaneously help lose weight.
Thanksgiving is a festival where we try to feel grateful for all that life throws at us. It's a season we try to increase our and everybody else's happiness. According to Ayurveda, the sadhak pitta greatly influences our emotions. So let's try some Ayurvedic recipes that can balance the sadhak pitta and increase our happiness.
Individuals with a dominant pitta dosha (fire) experience frustration, acute joint inflammation, anger, nausea, impatience, heartburn, etc. when pitta is unbalanced. Consume bitter, sweet, and astringent fresh organic foods like kale, mint, gourd, cucumbers, figs, lychees, mung beans, and black chickpeas to cool your body inside out during the pitta-aggravating hot summer.
Balance the mental states of your brain, rajas and tamas, by consuming brain nurturing herbs in powder form or with milk. Shankpushpi improves intellect and cures insomnia, anxiety, and loss of memory. Brahmi relieves stress by pacifying the pitta dosha (fire). Jatamansi targets the nervous system and can treat epislepy, hysteria, etc. Shatavari improves eyesight, induces sleep, and fights fatigue.
Increased temper, dissatisfaction, joint inflammation, and skin rashes are indicators of summer-time pitta imbalance. Swap hot spices like peppers and jalapenos with cooling ones like coriander. Avoid booze except sweet wines and malted beer. Add rosewater or lemon in drinking water to improve taste and cooling properties. Avoid spats and relax with some rest, books, or just go out on a vacation.
Consume ghee early in the meal when your vata dosha is high. It is easily digested by the vivid Agni, or digestive strength, at the beginning of a meal, boosting it as well. You can have ghee at the end of a meal when your food is spicy or hot and not if your meal ends in a coolant like curd or ice-cream. Have 1/2 cup hot water after eating ghee. Cure indigestion with buttermilk.
Powder 2 tbsp fennel seeds, 2 tbsp cumin seeds, 2 tbsp coriander seeds, 2 tbsp jaggery powder, 1 tsp carom seeds, 1 tsp asafoetida powder, 1 tsp dry ginger powder, and black mineral salt (to taste). For a richer flavor, roast all ingredients (except jaggery, ginger powder, and salt), then pulverize them. Balance your vata dosha to avoid pitta and kapha doshas imbalances, too.
Lack of sleep increases risk of disorders like obesity, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. It makes the body insulin-resistant, requiring more insulin to maintain normal glucose levels. It may alter the body's stress-control center and hormonal balance, affecting glucose regulation. Obesity increases risk of blood sugar malfunction by making it harder for cells to utilize insulin.
Joint pain can be caused by circulation issues or vata imbalance. Consume sweet, sour and salty food and eat fewer bitter, astringent and pungent foods. Toxic accumulation also causes joint pain. Massage joints using mahanarayana or mahavishagarbha oil. Eat calcium rich foods and include spinach, kale and asparagus in your diet. Avoid caffeine and an acidic diet.