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Important Health Benefits Of Daily Sunlight Exposure (Sunbathing)

Important Health Benefits Of Daily Sunlight Exposure (Sunbathing)

In ancient times sunbathing and sun gazing practices were common among many religions and cultures. Ancient people knew how to use the power of the sun to heal the illnesses and bring about radiant health. Today people are being brainwashed by many skin care brands with ONLY the bad effects of sunlight. Most of them are completely ignoring its important health benefits. Moderate exposure to sunlight is very important for us and it has many relatively unknown and surprising health benefits….

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How to Clean Copper Water Bottles and Vessels: Quick, Easy, Home Solutions

How to Clean Copper Water Bottles and Vessels: Quick, Easy, Home Solutions

Drinking water stored in Copper Bottles and Vessels has many health benefits and this practice has become quite popular these days all over the world. We all know that Copper utensils stain and darken over a period of time. This happens naturally, due to a process called Oxidation. You might have heard that keeping copper vessels looking new and shiny isn’t that easy. Well, not any more! Here are a few quick and easy ways to clean your copper bottles…

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Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Detox (Gandusha) : Health Benefits and How to Do It

Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Detox (Gandusha) : Health Benefits and How to Do It

Oil Pulling / Gandusha is a very powerful and effective Detoxifying Ayurvedic practice that has recently become very popular. The concept of oil pulling is not new, and it has been mentioned in the Ayurvedic scripture called Charaka Samhita, where it is referred to as Kavala Graha or Kavala Gandusha. Oil Pulling involves the use of natural oils to clean and detoxify oral cavity. Its benefits are not only to treat the oral cavity but also to cure and prevent many other health issues. Read…

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Triphala Churna Benefits to Detoxify and Rejuvenate Body

Triphala Churna Benefits to Detoxify and Rejuvenate Body

Triphala (Tri– three, Phala– fruit) Churna (mixture) is a herbal mixture/formula consumed as an Ayurvedic medicine. When prepared in the correct ratio of its 3 ingredients, it has the ability to detoxify our body by eliminating toxins from deeper tissues inside the body. With its deep cleansing effect on internal organs, it rejuvenates the body from inside out. There is a folk saying in India: Triphala cares for internal organs, much in the same way a mother takes care of her…

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Coconut Water and Coconut Meat Ayurvedic Benefits

Coconut Water and Coconut Meat Ayurvedic Benefits

Coconut has been used in Ayurveda for many centuries. Apart from the culinary uses, coconut and coconut water has many health benefits mentioned in Ayurveda. The coconut palm is a nature’s wonder. In Indian culture, it is appropriately described as ‘Kalpavriksha’ (a mythological tree supposed to grant all the wishes, or the tree that provides all the necessities of life). Ayurveda divides coconut into three types based on different the stages of its life. Read on to know more about the three types…

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Copper water gives you Younger Looking Skin, Naturally!

Copper water gives you Younger Looking Skin, Naturally!

You might be aware of the various health benefits of drinking water from the copper vessel, but you will be amazed to know that the copper intake in a dietary form also has an anti-aging effect on your body. It provides younger looking skin by regenerating new healthy skin cells and revitalizing damaged skin. This is scientifically proven! How copper gives you healthy looking skin: 1. It acts as a carrier of proteins Copper, in the form of copper peptides, plays…

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Ayurvedic Head Massage for Relaxed Mind, Healthy Scalp, Beautiful Shiny Hair

Ayurvedic Head Massage for Relaxed Mind, Healthy Scalp, Beautiful Shiny Hair

Ayurveda gives great importance to oil massage. Massaging the head scalp and hair with warm oil keeps scalp healthy and gives you beautiful shiny hair. Not only does the massage work wonders for scalp and hair, but it also relaxes your mind and nervous system.   Massage is an integral part of everyday life for Indians and in many Ayurveda practices. From birth to adulthood, massaging is a part of Indian culture and tradition. Mothers/Grandmothers usually massage the little ones, which lends itself to…

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Health Benefits of Buttermilk: Powerhouse of Probiotics and Nutrients

Health Benefits of Buttermilk: Powerhouse of Probiotics and Nutrients

Buttermilk is of great importance in Ayurveda, not only as a diet but also as a medicine. Buttermilk (Chhas, Mattha, Tak , Takra) is a powerhouse of probiotics and other nutrients resulting in many health benefits for our body. Just as Amrita (divine nectar) is to the gods, buttermilk is to the humans (as mentioned in Ayurvedic book Bhavaprakasha).   Lets understand probiotics (Good Bacteria): Probiotics are bacteria that line our digestive tract and support our body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. There are actually 10 times more probiotics…

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How to do Abhyanga Ayurvedic Oil Massage Yourself the Correct Way

How to do Abhyanga Ayurvedic Oil Massage Yourself the Correct Way

Abhyanga offers strength, longevity and pacification to the body and mind. But it is very important to know about how to do Abhyanga ayurvedic oil massage the correct way. If done correctly, it is one of the most nourishing practices that have been mentioned in the Ayurvedic scriptures. If you haven’t yet read about the amazing benefits of this daily oil massage practice,  read my previous blog by clicking here. Here, I am going to talk about which body oils are suitable for each dosha…

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Health Benefits of Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Oil Massage)

Health Benefits of Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Oil Massage)

Ayurvedic oil massage Abhyanga is one of the most nourishing practices that have been mentioned in the Ayurvedic scriptures. If done the correct way it offers strength, longevity and pacification to the body and mind. The best thing about abhyanga is that you can do it on your own in the form of self massage, no need to go anywhere else. All it takes is 15 minutes! In Sanskrit, word sneha has two meanings, one is ‘oil’ and another is ‘love’. It is…

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How Yoga Helps Achieve Effective and Permanent Weight Loss

How Yoga Helps Achieve Effective and Permanent Weight Loss

Yoga is so much more than just a weight loss program. It is a combination of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Studies show that a complete yoga program including asana (poses) practices, breathing techniques, and meditation act as a effective long term weight loss solution for people with all ages. It has helped many people to shed extra pounds, even some who have spent years trying to loose weight with other ways without success. How exactly does yoga help in losing weight: As…

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Vasanta Ritucharya (Seasonal Routine for Spring) – Diet and Lifestyle Changes for Better Health

Vasanta Ritucharya (Seasonal Routine for Spring) – Diet and Lifestyle Changes for Better Health

As we move from Winter into the Spring season, you may have noticed feelings of invigoration within you, with an urge to exercise and reconnect with nature, spending time outside in the sunshine, working in the garden. With the changing seasons, it is important to understand the natural changes which occur inside our body in response to the outside seasonal change. In Ayurveda, health is considered to be good when a balance between mind, body and the environment is maintained. To…

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Ritucharya in Ayurveda (Seasonal Routine) and Lifestyle Diseases Associated with it

Ritucharya in Ayurveda (Seasonal Routine) and Lifestyle Diseases Associated with it

Understanding the seasonal routine, called Ritucharya in Ayurveda is very important to prevent diseases associated with it. These lifestyle diseases are linked with the way people lead their day to day life. Lifestyle diseases are commonly caused by unhealthy lifestyle habits like excess alcohol, drugs and smoking as well as lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating. These diseases include heart ailments, stroke, obesity, type II diabetes, depression, metabolic syndrome, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and many more… Let’s understand Ritucharya: Ritucharya is the 3rd chapter…

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Chew on Ajwain (Carom Seeds) to Cure Acidity, Bloating, Indigestion, Gases, etc. Instantly!

Chew on Ajwain (Carom Seeds) to Cure Acidity, Bloating, Indigestion, Gases, etc. Instantly!

Ajwain or Carom Seeds have many Ayurvedic benefits and are an instant and effective remedy for all digestive problems like acidity, bloating, indigestion, stomach ache, flatulence, etc. Not only that, chewing some carom seeds after a heavy meal makes digestion of food very easy and gives instant relief from heaviness in the stomach. Along with curing digestive issues, carom seeds also has many other health benefits and medicinal values. Carom seeds are called Ugragandha in sanskrit (Ugra– strong, Gandha– smell) for its strong smell….

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Correct way to Drink Water from Copper Vessels and its Health Benefits

Correct way to Drink Water from Copper Vessels and its Health Benefits

For thousands of years, people of India and many other Asian countries have known the benefits of drinking water from Copper Vessels. Ancient Ayurvedic scriptures have stated many health benefits of storing water in copper vessels. Now, the current medical studies are also supporting this ancient ayurvedic practice. Copper has many antimicrobial properties. Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered copper as the only solid surface material to kill bacteria that may pose a threat to human health. Hospital acquired infections (HAI)…

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Why should you sit on the floor while eating? Its Science!

Why should you sit on the floor while eating? Its Science!

Sitting on the floor while eating is an ancient culture of many Asian countries like India, Japan, China, etc. This very simple ancient practice of sitting on the floor while eating  is done with a unique asana (yoga posture of our body) which has many health benefits. Read on to know how just changing the way we sit while eating can have positive effects on both our body and mind. 1. Its Yoga! Indian practice of sitting on the floor while eating is done…

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Cook Consciously to Make Every Meal a Healing Medicine for You

Cook Consciously to Make Every Meal a Healing Medicine for You

The food we eat affects not just our body, but our mind too. In fact, the state of your mind while you are cooking your food directly affects the Vibrational Energy and the Quality of that food. You can turn your every meal into a healing medicine, just by cooking consciously in your kitchen. How ? Read on to know more about this ancient wisdom and the science behind it. Energy Everything in the Universe has a vibration (frequencies), including our physical body. Every flower, plant, tree, water, mineral,…

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Turmeric Milk: Amazing Benefits for Health and Beauty

Turmeric Milk: Amazing Benefits for Health and Beauty

Turmeric – ‘The Golden Spice of India’ is gaining a new found popularity these days, especially in the western countries. You might have heard that drinking Turmeric Latte or Turmeric Milk has amazing benefits for your overall health. But to get the most benefits out of it, it is necessary to prepare and drink it in an Ayurvedic way. Turmeric has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years. As far as evidence goes, it is being used in India for at least 6000 years…

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Ghee Clarified Butter Benefits: A Gold Mine of Nutrients for Weightloss and More

Ghee Clarified Butter Benefits: A Gold Mine of Nutrients for Weightloss and More

In India, Ghee (clarified butter) has always been a sacred and celebrated symbol of auspiciousness, nourishment and healing. It is not only used for daily cooking, but it is also used in rituals of worship! Ghee comes under a category of fats known as the good/healthy fats. Ghee has numerous health benefits, which surprisingly also includes Weight Loss! Read on to know more about this gold mine of nutrition. Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of India recognizes ghee as an essential…

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Black Raisin Water: Blood purifier for Healthy Skin, Hair and Body

Black Raisin Water: Blood purifier for Healthy Skin, Hair and Body

Raisins. Sweet delicious black raisins. We all have had our fair share of raisin cookies, raisin bread, or just raw raisins. Some of us even use them in our cooking. We just love them! Well, you will be surprised to know that your favorite fruit is a very good natural blood purifier. It can also improve your hemoglobin level. There are many benefits of black raisins for healthy skin, hair and body. To get maximum benefits out of black raisins, you need to use them in…

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Sesame seeds and oil benefits: A Fountain of Youth!

Sesame seeds and oil benefits: A Fountain of Youth!

Cold and dry weather brings with it dryness, itching and peeling of our skin. This dry weather not only affects skin but also affects hair, lips, eyes, hands and feet. We can minimize this damage and seasonal discomfort by using this little fountain of youth called Sesame seeds! Create warmness/comfort in your body and look more beautiful this winter season! Read to know more about Sesame seeds, oil benefits and uses… Sesame seeds can be red, white, black, brown, and yellow. The color…

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Lesser Known Lemon Water, Lemon Peel Ayurvedic Benefits

Lesser Known Lemon Water, Lemon Peel Ayurvedic Benefits

Did you know that Lemon peel is actually Anti-Cancerous ?! Most of us know that lemons are a rich source of vitamin C but this small citrus fruit when used as a whole along with its peel has numerous lesser known health benefits. I promise you that you won’t throw away the lemon peel after reading this blog 🙂 Lesser known facts about lemon peel: 1. It is Anti-cancerous: Lemon peels consists of components known as salvestrol Q40 ( natural phytochemical)…

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Vajrasana: A Unique Yoga Pose (to be done after meals)

Vajrasana: A Unique Yoga Pose (to be done after meals)

We all know that we should not do any exercise or Yoga immediately after having food. But there is one asana (yoga pose) which you can do after having food, and it will actually help your digestion! Vajrasana. Vajrasana is a simple and very effective asana. It is the only asana which you can do after having your meal. This asana has a wide range of benefits from making your body internally strong to getting into the ultimate meditative state. Meaning of Vajrasana: Word Vajrasana is…

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Drinking water immediately after eating is Poisonous and Harmful

Drinking water immediately after eating is Poisonous and Harmful

Not many of us know this, but drinking water immediately after eating is poisonous and harmful, I am using the word poison here, because this habit of ours actually creates poisonous substances in our body. Ayurveda has stated some rules/Sutras (Sanskrit word for rules) about when and how to drink water. When we start to look at these sutras from a scientific perspective, we realize how meaningful and effective these Sutras are. These sutras are also very easy to follow in our daily routine. By following this…

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Clay Pot Cooking: Preserve And Enhance the Nutrition in Your Food

Clay Pot Cooking: Preserve And Enhance the Nutrition in Your Food

Do you know that the utensil you choose for cooking, directly affects the taste and the nutritional value of your meal? Non-stick cookware and other metal pans destroy most of the nutrients in our food. We always try to buy the best possible quality of food – like Organic or Non-GMO products, to get maximum nourishment from our meals. But along with choosing nutritious food, it is also very important to preserve its nutrients while cooking. With the help of clay pot or clay pan cooking, we…

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[Short Video] Simple drink to flush out (cleanse) the pesticides from your body

[Short Video] Simple drink to flush out (cleanse) the pesticides from your body

Pesticides remain in Fruits and Vegetables even after washing them with water. Our Liver’s function is to flush out all the toxin out of the system, but there are some pesticides which liver cannot remove. As a result the get stored inside our body. Detox (Cleanse) your body with this simple and easy to make drink at home.    

Balance your imbalanced Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) with these diet and lifestyle changes

Balance your imbalanced Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) with these diet and lifestyle changes

How to balance our doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) with proper diet and lifestyle ? In my previous blog – KNOW YOUR BODY TYPE AND PERSONALITY – VĀTA, PITTA, KAPHA [PART2] – I talked about the characteristics of each Dosha body type ( Vata, Pitta and Kapha). If you have read that blog, you must have got some idea about which characteristics resemble with your own body. Now lets talk about how to balance our doshas with the help of proper diet…

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Know your body type and personality – VATA, PITTA, KAPHA [PART2]

Know your body type and personality – VATA, PITTA, KAPHA [PART2]

In the first part of this blog – VĀTA, PITTA AND KAPHA – THE 3 DOSHAS THAT DETERMINE YOUR PERSONALITY AND HEALTH [PART 1] , I wrote about what Doshas are (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), what basic elements are combined (Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth)  to form each Dosha and how Doshas are spread out into our body. Please read that blog if you have not read it already. I am sure now you want to know what is your own Prakruti (body type). How are the Doshas influencing…

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[Short Video] Is drinking cold water making you ill ?

[Short Video] Is drinking cold water making you ill ?

Refrigerators were originally invented to store food and keep it edible over a longer time. They were created to minimize the impact of the outside climate on food. When refrigerators were invented and were getting widely advertised, drinking water became a commercial product in the form of chilled bottled water, and the consumer perception changed. Cold water sure feels refreshing, but do you know that it may be harming your body chronically? Please read the blog for a detailed explanation, click here: IS DRINKING…

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Vata, Pitta and Kapha: The 3 Doshas that determine your personality and health [Part-1]

Vata, Pitta and Kapha: The 3 Doshas that determine your personality and health [Part-1]

We all have different personalities and characteristics of our individual nature. But have you ever wondered what exactly makes each of our individual nature and personality unique and different from the other people? Why are some people hyperactive and fast, while others show calmness and stillness in their activities? Why do some people always feel naturally joyful, while others seem to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders? Why some people need more sleep than others? Why do some people…

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Aura – How to cleanse your Aura – [Part 2]

Aura – How to cleanse your Aura – [Part 2]

What if your Aura gets polluted? Can you protect or vitalize your Aura? Can you cleanse your Aura? My earlier post on ‘Aura – Energy field that affects your emotions, can help detect diseases‘, talked about what Aura is and how it affects us. Our Aura also protects us by screening harmful physical, emotional and psychic energies from our environment. It connects us to the nourishing energies in our environment and transfer these energies to the Chakras (energy centers of the body) and further processes these energies, often…

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Aura – Energy field that affects your emotions, can help detect diseases – [Part 1]

Aura – Energy field that affects your emotions, can help detect diseases – [Part 1]

Why do you get good vibes from a person and bad vibes from another? The answer is Aura! Do you know that Aura – a subtle energy field surrounding our body can actually affect our emotions, and can also help us in detecting various diseases we might get in the near future? Hard to believe, right? But its true and scientifically proven. What is Aura? In scientific terms, Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds us. If we see any matter /…

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Is drinking refreshing Cold Water making you ill ?

Is drinking refreshing Cold Water making you ill ?

Refrigerators were originally invented to store food and keep it edible over a longer time. They were created to minimize the impact of the outside climate on food. When refrigerators were invented and were getting widely advertised, drinking water became a commercial product in the form of chilled bottled water, and the consumer perception changed. Cold water sure feels refreshing, but do you know that it may be harming your body chronically? Today it is common for the people to drink cold water at home…

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Water and Saliva: A No Exercise Weight Loss Technique

Water and Saliva: A No Exercise Weight Loss Technique

Weight loss using water and saliva? Is it really possible? Make one simple change to your water drinking technique and prepare to see transformation in your body like never before… Saliva – Ever wondered how precious it is? Like many of us, I was unaware of all the benefits of this magical watery fluid secreted twenty-four hours continuously inside our mouth, until I discovered its magical benefits from an ancient Āyurveda book called Ashtānga hridayasamhitā  (Heart of Medicine) written by one of the most…

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