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Fasting dose not cure disease

Fasting does not cure disease. Just like a physician does not cure disease. It gives an opportunity to the body to cure itself.
Fasting means complete rest, not just abstinence from food, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Animals instinctively fast when ill. Only we have forgotten our instincts.
Fasting is like spring cleaning. You cannot clean your entire home every day. You make time for clean on holidays, when there are no other commitments. The body, too, heals itself when there is no other work to do – and that includes eating and digesting! Continue reading Fasting dose not cure disease

vata pitta kapha

Reasons for Vata Imbalances :
1). Suppression of urges : Suppressing the natural urges of the body such as defecation, urination, sneezing and so on.
2). Dietetics : Eating before the digestion of the previous meal, eating foods with too many dry, pungent, bitter and astringent tastes, excess intake of dry fruit, overeating, eating cold foods, fasting, skipping meals habitually, ignoring the body’s hunger signals.
3). Stress : Physical and mental stress, too much worry, anxiety and tension, overwork, working more than one’s capacity, suffering emotionally from grief, fear and frightening experiences, unexpected shocks, long trips and uncomfortable rides in vehicles, strain and exhaustion.
4). Habits : Poor sleep, sleeping late at night, talking loudly and over indulgence in sexual activity.
5). Season : During monsoon, Vata gets aggravated naturally without the onset of these conditions, as the weather is windy.
Reasons for Pitta imbalances :
1). Dietetics : Consumption of large quantities of pungent, bitter, spicy, sour, hot, oily substances, fried foods and large amount of sour or fermented foods such as cheese, vinegar, sour cream, alcoholic beverages and fermented drinks. In addition, consuming dry vegetables and salty foods (alkaline substances); irregular food habits (not eating at a fixed time, not eating when hungry, eating without hunger) and indigestion; certain foods like sesame oil, mustard, horse gram, whey, certain green vegetables, citrus and acidic fruits, yoghurt, buttermilk, cream of boiled milk, vinegar, intoxicating drinks, Goha and Katvara fish and flesh of sheep and goat especially aggravate Pitta.
2). Emotional disturbances and stress : Anger, fear and depression, stress, constant pressure, heat and fatigue also affect Pitta dosha.
3). Habits : Excessive sexual intercourse and too much exposure to heat and sun.
4). Season : It is also aggravated naturally in autumn, when the weather is in transition phase.
Reasons for Kapha imbalances :
1). Dietetics : Overeating sweet, sour (acidic), heavy, oily, moist foods and liquids; food preparations from mutton (flesh), fish and sesame; excess intake of sugarcane, milk, salt and watery substances; carbonated drinks (soft drinks), cold refrigerated water; eating before the digestion of previous meal and overeating are some causes of Kapha aggravation. Some other food substances that increase Kapha are yoghurt, milk, sesame and black gram gruel (khichari), rice pudding, sea food, animal flesh (mutton), lotus stem, fat of all types, water chestnut, coconut, bottle gourd, pumpkin and other heavy vegetables.
2). Habits : Noon siesta, lethargy, laziness, lack of exercise and physical activity increases the Kapha dosha in the body.
3). Season : Kapha dosha has a tendency to increase naturally during spring and winter when the weather is cold, damp and snows.
4). Natural tendency : Kapha is aggravated naturally in the morning, during the first part of the night, after meals, during infancy and childhood.
5). Heredity : If diabetes, obesity or allergies run in your family you are more likely to be affected. Depression from gaining weight also causes aggravation of Kapha dosha.

emotional health

1. Practice Meditation for 20 minutes twice a day to relieve emotional, physical, mental and environmental stress.
2. Go to bed before 10:00 p.m. Earlier is even better. Getting enough rest is essential for emotional health, and falling asleep during the Kapha time of night generates a deep, restful sleep that truly refreshes mind and body. If you stay up beyond 10:00 p.m., after the Pitta time of night starts, you are likely to feel hungry and give in to cravings to eat “junk” food. Even eating healthy foods at this hour disrupts digestion, which needs the nighttime to cleanse impurities and rest. Falling asleep after 10:00 p.m. produces a more restless sleep, and you will be more likely to wake up in the night with emotional distress.
3. Wake up with the rising sun. Waking up early is critical to preventing depression, because sleeping during the late morning, after 6:00 a.m., causes the channels of communication, to be clogged with impurities, leading to dullness of mind, depressed moods and slow communication between heart and mind.
4. Walk outdoors when the sun is rising and breathe deeply. Daily exercise is essential to combat depression, because exercise helps move blocked emotions and hormones out of the body. It increases the power of digestion and helps improve processing power. Exercise also releases positive neurohormones, elevating mood and positive thoughts. The early morning sun adds an extra boost, because you become infused with the positive energy of the sun when it is at its most sattvic and benevolent for all body types. Walking in the early morning sun helps open the channels, stimulates digestion and elimination, clears the impurities from the previous day, and is an overall tonic for ideal health.
5. Make sure you eliminate each morning. Constipation can cause headache, dullness, fatigue and depression. If your elimination is sluggish or blocked, start your day with cooked apples, prunes and figs. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Eat your meals at the same time each day, with the main meal at noon and a lighter meal in the evening. The early morning walk will go a long way toward making your elimination regular as well.
6. Eat intelligent foods. Foods that are natural, unprocessed and contain more of nature’s intelligence are digested quickly by the body and create ojas. Ojas is the product of good digestion that creates bliss, stable emotions and good health in the body. Intelligent foods are milk, clove, walnut, pear, and coconut. Eat intelligent proteins such as soaked seeds and nuts with raisins and dates; Paneer (fresh cheese); and buttermilk rather than yogurt, as these lighter drinks do not increase Kapha and are better for lightening emotions. Buttermilk helps restore the beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract, thus helping digestion and assimilation.
7. Spices such as black pepper help to enhance medha agni, which means they improve coordination between different functions of the mind. Other spices enhance digestion and balance the emotions.
8. Give yourself a daily Abhyanga (Ayurvedic oil massage). Massage has many benefits: it increases circulation, allows toxins to be cleared from the tissues, invigorates the body, calms the mind and soothes the emotions. The sense of touch is associated with emotions, and even if you are massaging yourself, you are giving your skin the tactile stimulation needed to balance Vata dosha and calm anxiety and stress.
9. Do moderate exercise such as yoga asanas. In addition to your half-hour walk in the early morning sun, it’s important to include Vedic exercise such as yoga asanas, surya namaskar in your schedule. Yoga asanas enhance digestion, stimulate the Sadhaka Agni, cleanse toxins from the channels and cells of the body and improve overall balance and health. They are excellent for clearing away the toxins that lead to depression.
10. Take Rasayana therapy. Rasayanas are elixirs for bliss and rejuvenation, and are the cream of the herbal kingdom, prepared according to ancient methods that can take weeks. Rasayana has the ability to create bliss, contentment, and ideal health. Rasayana has the ability to enhance medha, or the coordination between the mental functions of learning, retention and recall. This kind of coordination is important for balancing the emotions and helping to prevent depression.

designing a chair-based

Modern society has been engineered for sitting. As a result, humans spend more time off their feet than ever before. However, recent studies show that all this sitting is doing much more harm than anyone thought.
People Are Sitting More Than Ever Before. The idea that sitting can be harmful seems ridiculous at first thought. Sitting is a default human body posture, and when people work, socialize, study or travel, they often do so in a seated position. It’s second nature. However, that doesn’t mean sitting is harmless. It’s like eating — necessary, yet incredibly harmful if you do too much of it.
Unfortunately, sedentary behavior, or sitting too much, is now at an all-time high. Over half of the average person’s day is spent sitting, doing things like driving, working at a desk or watching television.
In fact, the typical office worker may spend up to a whopping 15 hours per day sitting. Agricultural workers, on the other hand, only sit about 3 hours a day.
Sitting Limits The Amount of Calories You Burn
Your everyday non-exercise activities, like standing, walking and even fidgeting, still burn calories.
This energy expenditure is known as non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT), the lack of which is an important risk factor for weight gain. Sedentary behavior, like sitting or lying down, involves very little energy expenditure. It severely limits the calories you burn through NEAT. To put this in perspective, studies report that agricultural workers can burn up to1,000 more calories per day than people working desk jobs. This is because farm workers spend most of their time walking and standing, rather than sitting in a chair.
The Longer You Sit, the Fatter You Get
When it comes to weight management, the fewer calories you burn, the more likely you are to gain weight. This is why sedentary behavior is so closely linked to obesity.
In fact, the most sedentary people had a 22–49% greater risk of early death (6, 7).
Sedentary Behavior Is Linked to Disease. Sedentary behavior is consistently linked to more than 30 chronic diseases and conditions. This includes a 112% increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes, and a 147% increase in heart disease risk.
Exercise Doesn’t Completely Eliminate the Risk
While regular exercise is always recommended, it can’t completely offset all the health risks of sitting too much. When the entire day is spent sitting, one hour of intense exercise cannot make up for the negative effects of inactivity. As expected, the negative effects were even greater for people who rarely exercised.
Designing a Chair-Based World Was a Mistake. Modern humans spend a lot of time sitting, and are only now beginning to realize how bad it is for health. That’s not to say you should never sit down and relax, just that you should try to minimize the time you spend sitting during the workday. Minimizing sedentary time is just as important for health as a nutritious diet and regular exercise. Exercising for 60 minutes a day, so that you can sit or lie down for the other 23 hours, is not going to cut it.
You can’t outrun a bad diet, and you can’t out-exercise a sedentary lifestyle.

optimal health

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for health. In fact, it is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, the Western environment is interfering with natural sleep patterns. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as well.
Here are 10 reasons why good sleep is important.
1. Poor Sleep Can Make You Fat : Poor sleep is strongly linked to weight gain. People with short sleep duration tend to weigh significantly more than those who get adequate sleep. Short sleep duration is associated with a drastically increased risk of weight gain and obesity, in both children and adults.
2. Good Sleepers Tend to Eat Fewer Calories : Studies show that sleep deprived individuals have a bigger appetite and tend to eat more calories. Poor sleep affects hormones that regulate appetite. Those who get adequate sleep tend to eat fewer calories than those who don’t.
3. Good Sleep Can Improve Concentration and Productivity : Sleep is important for various aspects of brain function. This includes cognition, concentration, productivity and performance. All of these are negatively affected by sleep deprivation.
Good sleep, on the other hand, has been shown to improve problem solving skills and enhance memory performance of both children and adults. Good sleep can maximize problem solving skills and enhance memory. Poor sleep has been shown to impair brain function.
4. Good Sleep Can Maximize Athletic Performance : Less sleep duration has also been associated with poor exercise performance and functional limitation in elderly women. Longer sleep has been shown to improve many aspects of athletic and physical performance.
5. Poor Sleepers Have a Greater Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke : Sleeping less than 7-8 hours per night is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
6. Sleep Affects Glucose Metabolism and increases Type 2 Diabetes Risk : Sleep deprivation can cause pre-diabetes in healthy adults, in as little as 6 days. Many studies show a strong link between short sleep duration and type 2 diabetes risk.
7. Poor Sleep is Linked to Depression : Mental health issues, such as depression, are strongly linked to poor sleep quality and sleeping disorders.
8. Sleep Improves Your Immune Function : Even a small loss of sleep has been shown to impair immune function. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep can improve immune function and help fight the common cold.
9. Poor Sleep is Linked to Increased Inflammation : Sleep can have a major effect on inflammation in the body. In fact, sleep loss is known to activate undesirable markers of inflammation and cell damage.
Poor sleep has been strongly linked to long-term inflammation of the digestive tract, in disorders known as inflammatory bowel diseases.
10. Sleep Affects Emotions and Social Interactions : Sleep loss reduces our ability to interact socially.
People who had not slept had a reduced ability to recognize expressions of anger and happiness.

introduce Ayurveda

Wake up Early – To enjoy the benefits of Ayurveda make sure you rise up before dawn, say at around 4.30-5.00 am. This is the most fresh and pure time of the day. Grasp this freshness that is present in the air, so that you spend your rest of the day with positive vibes and energy.
Include Ayurveda Eating – If you want to stay ‘disease-free’ then have a close look at what you eat. Emphasize more on fresh, seasonal, organic fruits and vegetables. Stay away from oily-junk food, as far as possible. If you include Ayurvedic eating in your diet, then your body will start developing energy and help to clear toxics.
Start your day with sweetness – Start your day with “honey water” using a teaspoonful of good quality honey in half a pint of still water. This is the best step, to kill all toxics from your body. Besides, it also possesses various bacteria-killing properties.
Restful sleep is important – Our body needs time to rejuvenate and to detoxify, and the best time for this process is sleeping. When we get good sleep, our inner cells work in harmony to strengthen our immune system and circulate vibrant energy throughout our body.
To get good sleep, try taking a warm bath before bed and use essential oils such as lavender or sandalwood to calm you down. Complement this with slow and deep breathing.
Walk for better life – Go for a morning walk or just walk to take a break from a very stressful day at work. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. It provides mental, physical and emotional peace without straining your body.
Eliminate your toxins – As soon as you get up, try to clear your bodily toxins in the form of urine or poop. If you delay your excretion process, then indirectly you will be poisoning yourself which can further create chronic problems later in life. So maintain a schedule to get rid of dirt from your body.
Healthy herbs is important – Start using healthy herbs and spices like fresh ginger, turmeric, garlic, cumin seeds and black pepper in your cooking as far as possible. All these herbs have properties to reduce bad cholesterol, protect vital organs and trigger the body’s metabolism.
Hydrate yourself well – Drink sufficient amount of water every day. Water is the best source to flush out toxins from the body and to ensure smooth running of the digestion system.
Oil massage – Try oil massage every morning to safeguard yourself from wrinkles and other aging damage. Oil massage in the morning will prevent drying out of the tissues and nurtures your mind and body. Besides, it also gives a healthy looking complexion to your skin.
Exercise is essential – Include exercises like cycling, yoga or any other aerobic exercise in your daily regime. A good 30 minutes of exercise will help to keep disease away, maintain your weight and will enhance your body’s blood circulation.
Meditate – Just disconnect yourself from the outer world by taking a break. Just sit down and close your eyes for few minutes. This technique will help to give you inner peace and you will feel healed after the session.
Bond with nature : When you have a break, instead of spending time with your gadget spend time with flowers and trees. If you give up your gadgets for a day and surrender yourself to the nature, then the sense of connection with Mother Nature will soothe you and make you forget all your worries, problems and stress.

Ayurveda

Wake up Early – To enjoy the benefits of Ayurveda make sure you rise up before dawn, say at around 4.30-5.00 am. This is the most fresh and pure time of the day. Grasp this freshness that is present in the air, so that you spend your rest of the day with positive vibes and energy.
Include Ayurveda Eating – If you want to stay ‘disease-free’ then have a close look at what you eat. Emphasize more on fresh, seasonal, organic fruits and vegetables. Stay away from oily-junk food, as far as possible. If you include Ayurvedic eating in your diet, then your body will start developing energy and help to clear toxics.
Start your day with sweetness – Start your day with “honey water” using a teaspoonful of good quality honey in half a pint of still water. This is the best step, to kill all toxics from your body. Besides, it also possesses various bacteria-killing properties.
Restful sleep is important – Our body needs time to rejuvenate and to detoxify, and the best time for this process is sleeping. When we get good sleep, our inner cells work in harmony to strengthen our immune system and circulate vibrant energy throughout our body.
To get good sleep, try taking a warm bath before bed and use essential oils such as lavender or sandalwood to calm you down. Complement this with slow and deep breathing.
Walk for better life – Go for a morning walk or just walk to take a break from a very stressful day at work. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. It provides mental, physical and emotional peace without straining your body.
Eliminate your toxins – As soon as you get up, try to clear your bodily toxins in the form of urine or poop. If you delay your excretion process, then indirectly you will be poisoning yourself which can further create chronic problems later in life. So maintain a schedule to get rid of dirt from your body.
Healthy herbs is important – Start using healthy herbs and spices like fresh ginger, turmeric, garlic, cumin seeds and black pepper in your cooking as far as possible. All these herbs have properties to reduce bad cholesterol, protect vital organs and trigger the body’s metabolism.
Hydrate yourself well – Drink sufficient amount of water every day. Water is the best source to flush out toxins from the body and to ensure smooth running of the digestion system.
Oil massage – Try oil massage every morning to safeguard yourself from wrinkles and other aging damage. Oil massage in the morning will prevent drying out of the tissues and nurtures your mind and body. Besides, it also gives a healthy looking complexion to your skin.
Exercise is essential – Include exercises like cycling, yoga or any other aerobic exercise in your daily regime. A good 30 minutes of exercise will help to keep disease away, maintain your weight and will enhance your body’s blood circulation.
Meditate – Just disconnect yourself from the outer world by taking a break. Just sit down and close your eyes for few minutes. This technique will help to give you inner peace and you will feel healed after the session.
Bond with nature : When you have a break, instead of spending time with your gadget spend time with flowers and trees. If you give up your gadgets for a day and surrender yourself to the nature, then the sense of connection with Mother Nature will soothe you and make you forget all your worries, problems and stress.

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