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.
Ideally, all of our meals would include all six of the Rasas. Unfortunately, getting a full range of the six tastes in every day can be difficult, especially when traveling, eating out at restaurants or cooking without knowing the principles of Ayurveda. A good way to begin understanding how important the experience of taste is in Ayurveda is to learn about Rasa.
The back is formed by a complex web of bones, discs, nerves, fibers, ligaments, muscles, and blood vessels, with the nerves sending signals to the brain and the rest of the body. So the back is the keeper of mind-body integrity. Spinal cord injuries can lead to paralysis, loss of brain and physical function, and even death. Let’s face it, our backs can make or break us. Keeping our backs healthy should be our number one priority!
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.
Since the root problem of asthma is not external factors but internal imbalances, any step toward balance, even a small one, could have a positive impact on symptoms of asthma. But first, the person suffering from asthma has to stop doing the things that are creating toxins in the first place for other healing methods to be truly effective.
A new year is here! If you are reading this article, you are most likely someone who is interested in health, and you may already have a few New Year’s Resolutions related to your well-being. So print out this article and use it as a step-by-step guide for 2017. Practice the first resolution for one month, and then start the second one, adding it to the first habit you’ve already started. Remember that living Ayurvedically is a lifestyle, and takes time and effort to build, but your body, mind and spirit will thank you!
In the holistic system of Ayurveda, a balanced mind is necessary for physical, emotional and spiritual health. So if happiness and contentment are things that you want as a part of your life, not only during the holiday season but all year long as well, follow this series of simple practices you can start today, right now!
Following Ayurvedic principles is a beautiful thing to gift yourself for the holidays. Being tired, anxious and bloated over the next couple months is not a necessity! Stick to your truth and what you know is good for you, and the new year will be a time of health and happiness!