Dasamula helps our bodies and minds feel strong and vital and supports all types of weakness related to vata conditions. It is greatly beneficial for women during postpartum as it supports health by rebuilding strength and reducing pain and inflammation.
Ayurveda uses the word hrudaya which has the same meaning as the English word for the heart. The word hrudaya indicates the function of this vital organ, hru means to collect blood forcibly and ‘da’ means to donate. The body’s first two dhatus (body tissues) are rasa (plasma) and rakta (blood) which are circulated throughout the body. Thus, the word hrudaya means the dual action of forcibly collecting and circulating the blood throughout the body.
The Ayurvedic name for the prostrate is Asashteela
which translates as “a small stone used to sharpen swords”. When the gland is affected by excess vata, it causes a condition known in Ayurveda as vathaashteela
. As we age, the vata dosha naturally increases in the body and becomes increasingly dominate starting at around age 50.