There Is Another Way
When that time in your life comes hurtling towards you, screaming at you that life cannot go on like this, the pain so great that it takes you to your knees forcing you to plead in your aloneness for help because you cannot take anymore, it won’t feel like it but it is indeed a wonderful thing. This juncture, this fantastic turning point, comes in many different guises.Easy Tips to Drink Enough Water
Water makes up a large percentage of our body and is an important element to make sure we replenish, yet many people substitute less healthy drinks in place of it. Find out some easy ways that you can increase your water intake and avoid the problems of chronic dehydration.Autumn Routine (Sarat Ritucharya) in Ayurveda
A specific autumnal practice is to then rinse your mouth with haritaki water (1 teaspoon of haritaki soaked in warm water overnight). After rinsing you can swallow some of the haritaki, as it is the main rejuvenative for balancing vata and sending apana vata downwards. Apana vata is one of the subtypes of vata that is responsible for moving everything downwards. As wind can aggravate constipation it is a very useful practice for this time of year.Herbal Adventures – The Artemisia Genus
The symbol of the Wise Woman tradition is a spiral. A spiral is a cycle as it moves through time. A spiral is movement around and beyond a circle, always returning to itself, but never at exactly the same place. You don’t need human language to learn about plants; when you live with the plants, they speak to you in your dreams and whisper in your womb.Pathology and Six Stages of Disease: Samprapti
The progressive stages of each disease are laid out in great detail. The health of the system is optimized when the dosa are flowing out of the body and the dhatu are nourished. The stages enumerated below describe how this healthy process becomes imbalanced.Wellness and Health Is Only Common Sense
Wellness and Health need to be our priority. Without our health, we are unable to think and function (sometimes at even minimum capacity). All people need to re-examine our thoughts, to see if we’re using ‘common sense’ in making health decisions for ourselves and our families. We must also remember that ‘Prevention is ALWAYS worth a pound of CURE.’ This seems to be one of those old sayings that we’ve forgotten. Well, it’s high time to dust that baby off, and put it to good use. Our planet’s survival depends on it. Wise, healthy people create a flourishing, thriving planet, and this is the way it should be. Don’t you think?Disease Aetiology: Roga Karana
The cause of disease involves many different aspects from the imbalance of the dosa, to an imbalanced digestive fire (agni), to the accumulation of ama, to the obstruction of the channels (srotas) and the deficiency of the dhatu. Internally, the movement of disease is from the mind to the body where the attitudes of greed, fear, anger, grief, arrogance, jealousy and hatred become somatised in the tissues. Ayurveda clearly states that ‘desire’ (raga) is a feeling that generates pathological ‘heat’ in the mind which generates these other emotions. Desire creates an obsessive attachment to various objects and this locks us into a cycle of grasping and unfulfillment.Impotency (Viryapata) in Ayurveda
Loss or deficiency of semen and penile strength and senility is impotency. Excess sex or sex at the wrong times, masturbation, exercise, unsuitable foods, eating an excess of rough, bitter, astringent, salty, sour and hot foods, old age, anxiety, grief, suspicion, fear, anger, exorcism, emaciation from disease, suppression of natural urges, and wounds can lead to the derangement of doshas and tissues.Nervous System – What Is It, How Does It Work and What Herbs Can Do to Improve Its Function
Who has a nervous system? Every human being has one.Healing Energy – What Are They? Can I Be A Healer?
Healing energies – what are they? Are they the soothing hand or voice of a mother comforting their child? A loyal pet that instinctively comforts its master? Is it that which is administered by a renowned Swami or Priest, or perhaps a healer at a sanctuary?Health Habits: Watch The Long Hours
You need your energy… and you need to avoid working yourself to death. Even if your work hours are unavoidably long, you can still maintain good discipline in the five key daily health habits I call The NEWSS: Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sleep, and Supplements…Holistic Approach to Easing Chronic Pain
If you have chronic pain — whether it’s lower back pain, neck pain, or shoulder pain – you may be aware that movement can no longer be taken for granted. Watching a movie, going on a trip that involves a long car ride, taking yoga class, working on a computer, or taking a hike with friends – all can involve doing movements that leave you sore, inflamed or tired for days.