The Ayurvedic Five Elements

The ayurvedic Five Elements have been the basis of Ayurveda for thousands of years. In fact, it is very similar to the ancient Greek Five Elements, and it is believed the Greeks and Indians influenced each other. While not used much by modern ayurvedics, the Five Elements are still considered when traditional practitioners (Vaidyas) diagnose [...]

Stress is a necessary part of life, and also of growth. Without physical stress, our muscles cannot develop, and we cannot build endurance. This is called “eustress” or good stress. When the body is stressed by a threatening or challenging event, the adrenal glands secrete adrenalin, which prepares the body for “Fight-or-Flight.” After the threatening [...]

Ayurvedic fertility is a natural approach to optimising conception and child health. For most people, having a child is a joy, bringing thoughts of the pleasures of watching this baby grow into a fine young person. Why is it that, sometimes, conceiving a child – such a natural process amongst the birds and the bees – [...]

The Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a root that has many health benefits, and been used as medicine from ancient times to support the blood, liver, immune system and joints. It is called Haridra in Sanskrit, or generally Haldi. The taste of turmeric is bitter and pungent and it gives heat to body, which enables body to [...]

Ayurvedic Approach to Menopause

Menopause is not a disease, but a normal part of life. This is the normal process in the women’s body.  For over 5000 years, Ayurveda has acknowledged menopause as a natural transition. Ayurveda reassures us that menopause can be health-promoting, spiritually-transforming and free of troublesome symptoms. Experts today are affirming this positive view of menopause, [...]

Ayurvedic Tips for a Healthy Heart

Heart is the important marma (Vital organ) and one must protect the function of heart. As long as heart is beating life is present and movement it stops beating the body is dead. If heart function is normal all body activities are normal and vice versa. Heart is the location of mind and fear, grief, [...]

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