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www.astangayurveda.com   Swapna (Dream)       Sarvendriyavyuparatau manoanuparatam yada. Vishayebhyastada swapnam nana rupam prapasyati..               When all the sense organs get detached of their subjects but the mind still remains attached, then comes the dream.

www.astangayurveda.com   Nidra | Sleep Today, very early morning I got up to administer 60 ml of  Tiktaka Ghrita (Medicated ghee) just at the sun rise to my Psoriasis patient who lives in the in patient department. Like any other Tuesday I went to temples. Obviously now I am tired and long for a sound sleep. I am blessed with a…

www.astangayurveda.com Aahara Kalpana Indian food unlike many other continental food is prepared with different oil, spice, flavours, essence etc. These are not there attract the foody people. The process is there to secrete salive, create interest in food, eliminate distraction from food and properly digest the food taken.   Coming back from my last diversified article on Basanta ritu charya,…

www.astangayurveda.com Basanta Ritu Charya: Life style in spring season:- — I slept yester night thinking of writing something about the Ayurvedic way of "selecting and taking food". In between the twittering sound of birds in the morning from the near by trees reminds me the presence of spring season the Basanta ritu. Basanta ritu charya or lifestyle in spring season…

www.astangayurveda.com Agni | Appetite and Digestion Power Agni moolam cha deha dharanamiti.   Agni is the root of all reasons to uphold the body. In Ayurveda Agni is a very vast word. Loss of appetite, indigestion, no interest in food are separate concepts.  Agni in our digestive system is just like the native fire place to cook food. If you feed…

www.astangayurveda.com Last evening I had written about dinacharya, ritu charya, traya upastambha etc. Skipping the first two I want to focus over the traya upastambha (three sub pillars) i.e. Aahara (food), nidra (sleep), abramhacharya (sex). Tritayam cha idam upastmbhanam aaharah swapnoabrrahmacharyam cha.  Ebhih yukti   yuktaihupastabdham upastambhaih sariram bala barna upachya upachitam  anuvartate yavat ayushah samskarah.. Three upstambha (sub pillars) are described…

  www.astangayurveda.com   According to WHO (World Health Organization), Health is nothing but a complete state of physical, mental, social and spiritual welbeing and not merely the absence of any disease or deformity.       This definition resembles with the holy version of Maharshi  Sushruta (considered to be the father of surgery)   where he says-     Sama dosha samagnischa…

  www.astangayurveda.com   Last evening I had written about life which includes the word 'body'. But what is body? Modern physics says that a body is that what acquires space. We cannot deny it. But a more authentic statement which I believe to be a more eternal truth is 'a body is perishable'. Ayurveda says-   Siryate kshyayate anena iti…

astangayurveda.com   The ancient hermits of India blissfully recite-   Sarirendriya satwa atma sanjoga dhari jivitam, Nityagascha anubandhascha paryayaih ayu uchhyate.   The time period when the body, mind, soul, sense organs remain integrated and composed is called Ayu or Life. All the words like sarira, Indriya, Satwa, Atma, Sanjoga, Dhari, Jivita, Nityaga, Anubandha are synonymous to Ayu.   What…

http://astangayurveda.com/   Trishna dirgham asat vikalppa sirasam pradwesha chanchatphanam Kama krodha visham vitarka damshanam raga prachandekshanam.. Mohasya sarira kotare sayam chittoraga darunam. Pragyan manatra valen yah samitavan buddhaya tasmai namah.. This body is a shelter where resides a snake. Trishna, the thirst is its length, negative alternative thinking, its head, wide range of ill intention and jealousness, its hood, sex…

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