With the onset of cold weather, our ability to stay healthy is challenged. It’s especially true when the same ill-symptom occurs at the same time every year. Learning to recognize the early signals your body provides is key to preventing deeper health issues.
Prevention is the primary goal of Ayurveda, and being aware of the early symptom signals your body provides is essential. At the beginning of winter, the cold drying effects of vata are felt, as winter progresses the deeper cold of kapha settles in. This transition challenges our strength and immunity and manifests as colds, cough, fever, headache, sinus congestion, constipation, indigestion, insomnia, itchy dry skin, and body pain and stiffness
A build-up of toxins is a primary cause of disease, according to Ayurveda. Toxins, also known as Ama, can manifest physically or mentally. Toxins accumulate when we eat food that isn't properly digested and then eliminated. Ama is known as the "mother" of all diseases: arthritis, heart problems, digestive issues, chronic problems, you name it.
Ayurveda recommends 5 steps to eliminate toxins.
In Ayurveda, medicated oils and ghritam (medicated ghee) are prepared using specific processes and principles described in detail in the classical Ayurvedic texts. These remedies are used by Ayurvedic physicians for many kinds of disorders affecting the different systems of the human body.
In Ayurveda, healthy digestion on the physical level is the most important thing to cultivate to have long-term wellbeing on all levels. Healthy digestion creates a healthy life. Weak digestion creates an unhealthy life. It is not always that simple, but oftentimes it can be.
Low back pain is a common problem today. The main culprits are stress, poor posture, unhealthy diet and lifestyle and weak digestion and muscles. Fortunately, Ayurveda offers many solutions to soothe back pain. Here are 6 things that you can do on your own to begin the healing process!
The first aim of Ayurveda is the maintainance of health. To prevent ilness it suggests lifestyle modifications and the use of herbal combinations. I have compiled here 10 tips to maintain your optimum Vata physiology!
Constipation is a major problem in modern society. With a diet that is commonly made up of refined and processed food and a stressful lifestyle that promotes being constantly on-the-go, many people think that having a bowel movement every couple of days, experiencing difficulty eliminating and feeling that a bowel movement is incomplete is not an issue. But constipation is a major contributor to many other diseases and disorders. This article, geared toward Ayurvedic doctors and practitioners, describes the definition of constipation as well as practices and specific herbal remedies for different types and severity of indigestion. Click the link to read more!