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Are you Eating the Right Way? Drop the Fork and Use your Hands. Ayurveda has always practiced the art of eating with your fingers. The ancient tradition of eating food with the hands comes from mudra practices. Mudras are used during meditation and are hand movements and pose used in yoga and other healing practices along with chanting.
Ayurveda reminds us to be gentle towards our skin. When we exfoliate, we are not stripping the skin of its natural oils, we are stimulating and helping to gently yet effectively remove dirt and dead cells from the surface of the skin.
Exfoliation has long been part of Ayurveda's deep-cleansing philosophy. On a physical level, daily light exfoliation can stimulate the skin, eliminate toxins more efficiently, and remove dead cells. It also helps clear the mind.
Dr Arya gives us some of her valuable tips on living through the winter time according to Ayurveda, here's what she says ...In winter the duration of night is long, one feels hungry in the early morning itself. since the digestive fire is so strong the preferred rasas are - Madhura (sweet), Amla(sour) and Lavana(Salt)
Recently I was working behind the Ayurveda principles on Vibrational Medicine with the pioneer in the intersecting fields of regenerative medicine Dr. Kavita Beri who is a scientist at the Center of Dermal Research at Ruthers University, New Jersy.
In the stressful modern world, more and more people are turning to nature to find healing. Called Vibrational Medicine, or Vibrational Healing, this actually is a centuries-old practice, performed in different traditions.
Autumn is considered a Vata season where everything changes, the leaves fall, the winds rise and it can feel like a period of change and movement both in body and mind, its an unsettling time for many.
Its a time for harvesting much of natures bounty is gathered and stored. Thankfully it's becoming more popular again as people turn towards the simpler things in life that are connected to nature. Although early last month as I gathered masses of blackberries I was saddened that they were left unpicked, I had nowhere else to store them as I made mountains of jam and juices.
Autumn brings with it the Vata qualities which will affect all doshas, it seems like common sense but if you look at the way this season affects us, you will begin to understand the concept of Ayurveda and the seasonal changes.
Millet is rich in vitamin B, calcium, iron, potassium, and zinc it's a great protein and gluten-free. You might have seen millet in the health food store, and maybe not sure how to use it, have a go, it's really good for this time of the year.
Here Bojan our Jyotish expert continues his article on remedies through using colour. Teach me something - Beautiful deep yellow, like the flag of Spain, provoke energy of Jupiter in your mind and life. Jupiter is a planet of knowledge and good vibrations. He is the one holding family and society together. Hence, living room or dining room with yellow details can help you improve ether element in your homes and keep you together for a long time.
Almost everyone at some point of life might have experienced a low back pain that may travel downward into the buttocks and into one or both lower extremities. What is the cause of low back pain?
Herbal teas, infusions, and decoctions use water as their solvent. Water is referred to as “the universal solvent” because it extracts all of the plant components, giving you the best from each flower.
This compress will bring a rosy glow to your cheeks as it improves circulation and revitalizes the skin, warms the skin and relaxes the facial muscles. These herbs and spices can come straight from your kitchen shelves.
I love this one it's different and really lovely to use. Just as a caution, if your skin is sensitive to any ingredients and your skin feels uncomfortable, there's a difference between a gentle tingling and a burning feeling, this is for you to understand for yourself, this goes for all the herbs and spices given in these recipes.
There are different types of Face Compresses and we can look at the ones most used in Ayurveda. The simplest way is the soak a natural cloth in a range of herbs, oils, and spices and put the soaked cloth onto the face and relax whilst the herbs etc penetrate the skin.
Sandras sugar-free lavender lemonade. Most recipes I found were full of sugar so I adapted one to a refined sugar-free version, it worked out a dream!
Jasmine flowers are picked early in the day when the small petals are tightly closed. The flowers are kept cool until nightfall. During the night, jasmine flowers open, releasing their fragrance. This is when the tea scenting takes place.
Purported to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Full of antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. These include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits.
We all know how lack of sleep affects our skin and chamomile promotes relaxation and sleep Ayurveda reminds us that sleep is imperative for a glowing skin, which makes chamomile one of the most popular teas to drink for the skin. You can even use the chamomile tea bags on your eyes to reduce tiredness and dark circles.
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