preventive and remedial measures derived under Ayur veda deal with
multidimensional complexities and problems of human life and provide solutions
in perfect harmony with Nature. It is therefore most relevant and promising
towards achieving total health in the present times as well.
The following series of articles on health tips from Ayur veda gives the
excerpts most relevant in today's context from such scriptures for
our ready-reference. If we could adopt even a fraction of these in our
daily life , lot of our time and money would be saved from running
around the clinics and dispensaries in our hectic and stress-inducing
articles are the tips covering holistic health .
lays special emphasis on prevention of diseases and disorders and takes
scientific consideration of every aspect of daily routine in this regard. This
article we will elucidated a brief background of Ayurvedic medical concepts and
described the successive steps of morning routine . The major steps included
Best timings and mode of getting up Atmabodha Sadhana , Ushapana, Shauca and
Dantadhavana.. . Read
Now we proceed further in this sequence and discuss about Abhyang (oil
massage), Kshaurkarma(shaving), physical exercise, morning walk, bathing
and suitable type and mode of wearing clothes. At a first glance, one
might doubt as to what could be scientific about such routine chores.
But reading the views of the rishis in Ayurvedic scriptures tells us how
deeply and comprehensively they had looked at every aspect of health
vis-a-vis our physical organism and environment . Read Complete Article .
The last two articles dealt with health -promoting activities of daily
routine . Before we proceed further in the sequence, let us look at the
noble purpose of the founders of Ayur veda to realize the majestic
strength and grandeur of knowledge this science of health y life holds in
its roots. The great rishis the devoted seekers of God , the scientists of
ultimate knowledge, the true followers of eternal religion had
developed Ayur veda for pure altruistic purpose (of human welfare) and
not for any materialistic gain.
Today's scenario is just the opposite. Read Complete article.
Health Tips- Guidelines from Ayurveda-IV (Food) What should be our food? What Ayur veda says about the role of food in maintenance of vigorous health .
Health y food is compared with nectar in the vedic scriptures. At the
same time, the scriptures also alert us to be careful about the quality
of food, which apart from the gross and subtle properties of the
ingredients, also depends upon the way it is earned, prepared and eaten.
Annaharartham Karma Kuryadanindyam,
Kuryadaharam Prana Sandharnartham ( Yoga Vashishtha ).... Read Complete Article ..
Health Tips: Guidelines from Ayurveda VI (Spiritual Effects of Food) For most of us, food is meant to be only for satisfying hunger and
nourishing the body. However, as per Vedic Scriptures, what we eat and
drink significantly, though subliminally, affect our subtle and astral
bodies as well. For instance, the Chhandogya Upanishad says�
Purity of food helps in purifying the inner self. Purification of the
inner self and hence of the mind and intellect, accelerates elimination
of illusions and ignorance... Read Complete article ..
Health Tips: Guidelines from Ayurveda VII (Ideal Routine) This article we shall focus upon what should be the ideal
routine since evening till early morning (called ratricharya). The
following shlokas provide guidelines on the major aspects and
activities pertaining to the ratricharya including late evening
routine , going to bed, sleep, dream, disciplines of chastity, etc. Wise men and women avoid the following five activities during the first
of the four phases of night eating, sleeping, general reading or
studying, sexual activities, and roving away from the house.. Read Complete Article ..
Health Tips: Guidelines from Ayurveda-VIII (Health tips for Sleep) Here we highlight some more health tips especially those pertaining to
sleep. Cleanliness of nightdress or the clothes worn while going to the
bed is also emphasized in Ayur veda . One should preferably avoid wearing
the same clothes, which one has been wearing during the day. The
clothes on the body should be loose while sleeping. The bed should be
neat and tidy; the sheets covering the body and the bed should also be
clean. According to the adepts of Ayur veda , the mattresses and
bed-sheets should be made up of cotton. Use of foam, sponge, nylon etc
for long is harmful. As far as possible, one should develop the habit
of sleeping on a thin mattress; only a mat with bed-sheet should be
enough in the summer.. Rad Complete article..
Health Tips: Guidelines from Ayurveda-IX (Prevention and Cure by Diet Restraints) Ayurvedic treatment emphasizes more on fasting and diet restraint
rather than on consuming medicines to fight out the diseases. Ayur veda
asserts that half the disease is cured simply by appropriate diet
control. As the principles of diagnostics and therapeutics under
Ayur veda are based on the identification of the level of tridoshas
vata, pitta and kapha, so are the disciplines of fasting and diet. Let
us first look at the recommended diet for the maintenance of generally
good health . Followed by this are some common guidelines for major
classes of diseases and disorders due to the three doshas.
What is generally recommended as good or edible? .. Read Complete article ..