Concept of Snana in Ayurveda

Bathing improves agni (digestive power), provides health, longevity, and enhances sexual drive, energy and strength. It removes kandu (itching), mala, shram (fatique), sweda (sweat), lethargy, trishna (thirst), daha (burning sensation) and ill feeling.

• Ayurveda suggests that having hot water head bath is bad for eyes and hairs.
• Cold water / Luke warm water is always better to use.
• Pouring warm water below the neck while bathing gives strength to the body.
• Bathing in extremely cold water especially in cold seasons vitiates kapha and vata, likewise bathing in too hot water in hot season vitiates pitta and raktha.

Contraindications According to Ayurveda bath is contraindicated in persons of facial palsy, inflammatory eye diseases, diseases of oral cavity, karnaroga, diarrhea, abdominal distension, rhinorrhoea / running nose, indigestion and just after intake of food.

Is it Harmful to take a bath right after eating food ?

According to Ayurveda agni, the fire element is responsible for digestion. When we eat fire elements get activated and there will be increased blood circulation. One should not take bath in next two hours after having food. Why because when we take a shower body temperature goes down. Blood circulation gets diverted towards the skin and extremities to maintain temperature. Bathing after having a meal leads to indigestion, nausea, and abdominal discomfort.

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FOOD FOR SEASONS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Did you ever wonder whether the food you consume is what your body needs? Do you know that seasonal changes can influence your strength, weakness and immunity? If you can, then how and when will you demarcate it?
In Ayurveda rithucharya is a way of living one’s life in the context of seasons. Ayurveda advocates that our bodies are affected by seasonal changes. These seasonal practices will help you lead a healthy and holistic life. It is a concept specifying the diet and lifestyle to be followed in a particular season to prevent the aggravation of dosas(vata, pitta, kapha).

• In early winter it is advised to consume food having sweet, sour, and salty tastes. Ayurveda suggests sesame oil, meat soup processed with ghee, meat of healthy animals, beverages prepared out of rice flour and molasses, black gram, milk products, wheat and rice flour pastries, sugarcane juice and fresh rice in this season. The same regimens can be followed during extreme winter. Herbs can be used in this season are Satavari, Aswagandha, Bala etc. In order to avoid common cold and cough Ayurveda suggests Ginger, Cinnamom, Garlic, Jaggery, Pepper, Cumin etc.

• In spring season intake of food which is light, dry, taking bath, upward powder massages, anoint body with paste of camphor, sandal, agar and saffron are recommended. Old barley,milk,ghee,wheat, roasted meat of animal residing in arid locals, honey, Alcoholic beverages, wines made out of sugarcane, grapes and honey, water boiled with ginger, Musta or water mixed with honey can also be used for drinking purpose. Herbs like Mandukaparni, Satavari, Garlic, Ginger etc. can be used.

• In summer season sweet, light, unctuous and cool diet in liquid form is recommended to use. powder of parched paddy mixed with sugar, alcoholic beverages, Sali verity of rice, meat and meat soup of animals residing in arid locals, panakam(soft drink) prepared with slices of banana and jackfruit stored in new clay pot can be used as a drink, cool water flavored with trumpet flower and camphor powder are recommended to use. Musta, Parpadaka, Useera, Candana, Rose, Nagara , Mango, Neem etc. can be used.

• In rainy season old cereals, meat soup and meat of animals located in arid place, green gram soup, wine, arista (alcoholic preparations),whey mixed with salt, Pancakola (mixture of Pippali, Pippalimoola, Cavya, Citraka and Nagara), sour, salty food added with sufficient fat, honey and that which is dry and light can be use. River water and powder of parched paddy churned with water are to be avoided. Along with rains monsoon brings some diseases like Dengue fever, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis A and Conjunctivitis. Ayurveda suggests Ginger,Cinnamom, Garlic, Jaggery, Pepper, Cumin etc. to avoid common cold and cough . In order to pacify vatika disorders arise during monsoon (body ache, joint pain, arthritis, hair fall, digestive problems, odema) herbal preparations containing Eranda (Castor), Rasna, Nirgundi, Arka, Chincha, Punarnava, Kumari (aloevera) etc. are recommended to use.

• In autumn when hungry dishes having bitter, sweet, astringent tastes and of light properties like Sali rice, ghee, green gram, sugar, goose berry, snake gourd and meat of animals residing in arid location are recommended. This season is more prone to develop urinary tract infection, chickenpox, conjunctivitis and skin diseases so it is advised to take Amalaki, Gokshura, Draksha, Dadima, Gudoochi,Triphala etc. during this season.

Ayurvedic Preparations according to season

MONSOON
Sahacharadi oil
Dhanwantharam oil
Hinguvashtakachoorna
Sudarsanam vati
Yogaraja guggulu
Dasamoolakhana vati

SUMMER
Chandanadi asava
Shadanga paneeyam
Useerasava
Sathapatradi cap
Gulab pushpa choorna

WINTER
Chyavanaprasa
Gandhaka rasayana
Chandanadi asava
Sarivadi asava
Kumaryasava
Haridrakhanda

AUTUMN
Chandraprabha gulika
Sathavari kalpa
Avipathikara choorna
Abhayarishta
guggukuthikthakam gritha

Ayurveda has depicted various rules and regimens, regarding diet and routine to avoid diseases associated with seasonal changes. Seasonal routine helps in achieving good benefits of the atmosphere.

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Acidity

Acidity is one of the most common problems in today’s lifestyle due to increased stress and imbalanced diet. In new onset it is easily curable, however it causes serious health problems if becomes chronic. The Ayurvedic term for it is Amlapitta where the sourness quality of Pitta dosha gets increased causing acidic sourness. The symptoms may range from simple heartburn to serious vomiting. The severity of symptoms varies according to chronicity of the problem.

Causative factors leading to Acidity are prolonged intake of stale food items, hot, spicy, pungent food, white flour, half cooked or improperly cooked food, milk products especially cheese, milk sweets, sour buttermilk, heavy to digest & oily or deep fried food, liquor, sour food items, citrus fruits & their juices, black gram, over eating, fasting or long gap between meals, heavy dinner, sleeping immediately after meals and suppressing the urge to vomit. These causes disrupt the proper functioning of Agni (Digestive fire) and increases the doshas mainly Pitta dosha. Even after the onset of the problem, if the person does not control his diet habits, the liquid and sour property of Pitta dosha further increases causing digestive juice to become abnormally sour leading to fermentation of food. Aggravated Pitta dosha along with Vata & Kapha dosha produces various symptoms. In the initial stages of acidity, one experiences slight pain in abdomen during digestion of food, burning sensation in chest and sour belching. If one ignores these symptoms, the disease further progresses leading to various other features like headache, nausea, sour belching with vomiting, pain in the chest, heaviness of the abdomen, weakness of the body, burning sensation in throat, stomach and chest.

With due restrictions in diet and lifestyle along with intake of suitable herbs, Acidity can be maintained or controlled.

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Italian group for Panchakarma Training – 2018

With a mission of spreading Ayurveda knowledge world wide Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic & Research Center welcomed Italian group of 6 students under the leadership of Dr. Sadbhavana Bharadwaj and Dr. Stefano Fiori for 6 days Ayurveda panchakarma training program. We are successfully conducting Ayurveda Training programmes for Italian group since 8 years.

Aim of this training is to provide practical training on Ayurvedic therapies. Students had hand on practice of specific therapies under guidance of senior physicians. After successful completion of the training program, we held certificate distribution ceremony in the presence of honorable chief guest Dr. Suman Sharma (Associate Professor Dept. of Shalya Tantra) & Dr. Anjana Mishra (Associate Professor Dept. of kaya Chikitsa. Students shared their valuable experiences achieved during the learning session of training program and conveyed their gratitude towards the entire team of Chakrapani.

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Shavasana or Corpse Pose

Shavasana or Corpse Pose

Shavasana is the easiest pose done in yogasana. It is an asana which helps in restoration so it is done after doing some yoga regime. This asana gives proper rest to our body.

Steps to perform Shavasana-
• First, sit in a comfortable position on the yoga mat to start the asana.
• Then slowly move your legs and make them straight with no bend in your knees resting them on the ground.
• After that slowly rest your shoulders on the ground just like you did with your legs.
• Your hands should be adjacent to your body on the ground and face the palm towards the sky.
• Make sure that your shoulders, elbows, hips are properly placed on the ground.
• Your spine should be straight.
• Breathe in and out slowly.
• This should be done for 30-60 seconds.
• Come back to normal standing position after completing the asana by rolling towards one side and pushing your way up using your hands.

Cautions for Shavasana
• Avoid if you have a spinal injury.
• Should be avoided if any external injury or abrasion is there on the back.

Health Benefits of Shavasana-
• This helps in rejuvenation after a long or short yoga regime.
• It helps in reducing stress both mental and physical.
• It calms your mind and relaxes your body.
• Patients with Insomnia, Headache, Fatigue are advised to do shavasana as it is beneficial in these conditions.
• It increases your overall energy of the body.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease characterized by decreased bone mass and density leading to an increased risk of fracture. Mainly there are 2 types of osteoporosis based on the causative factors – Primary and secondary. Primary osteoporosis is of 2 types postmenopausal osteoporosis attributed to decrease in estrogen production after menopause and senile osteoporosis, which occurs after the age of 70 in both men and women. Secondary osteoporosis occurs at any age in men & women as a result of improper diet & lifestyle, prolonged use of medications like glucocorticoids that are likely to induce osteoporosis, predisposing diseases, etc.

There are so many causes for osteoporosis, some of which are listed below.

• As age advances there is denegation of all the tissues including bone tissue hence greater chance of osteoporosis. Especially in female, after menopause or hysterectomy there is estrogen deficiency leading to rapid reduction in bone mineral density.

• Heredity factors – Those who have a family history of osteoporosis have an increased risk.

• Prakriti as a predisposing factor – Among different Prakriti people, a person dominated by Vata prakriti will have risk factor associated with development of osteoporosis as Vata is directly related to bone tissue. As we age, there is natural increase of Vata in our body irrespective of our Prakriti and hence a Vata dominant person is more susceptible to osteoporosis.

• Diet & habits – Excess intake of alcohol, Vitamin D deficiency, and unhealthy diet habits especially a diet low in calcium or other essential minerals and increased sodium. Also many soft drinks contain phosphoric acid, which may increase risk of osteoporosis. Physical inactivity and large volume of endurance training also affects the bones adversely leading to decreased bone density & increased risk of osteoporosis.

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EASY WAYS TO STAY HEALTHY IN MONSOON

…………. “Prevention is better than cure.”………

According to Ayurveda monsoon season is nothing but Varsha Ritucharya. In this season aggravation of Vata and Pitha dosha occurs. Ayurveda plays an important role to balance the aggravated doshas and to maintain healthy constitution. This season is considered as the best to undergo Ayurveda treatments because the moist climate opens skin pores and makes it so receptive for all the medications and treatments. Ayurveda treatments are highly recommended during this season in order to prevent any kind of disorders and to boost immunity.

Benefits of Ayurveda in Monsoon
• Balance vitiated dosha
• Rejuvenates the body and mind
• Improves immunity and strength
• Prevents skin allergy, anxiety, stress etc

Life style modifications to be followed during Monsoon season
• Use warm water for bath
• Avoid walking on bare foot.
• Massage body with oil.
• Avoid of day sleep.
• Avoid over exertion.
• Avoid of getting wet in rain.
• Keep your surroundings dry and clean, to avoid the accumulation of water.
• Prefer to drink warm water and warm foods.
• Avoid of ice creams and cold drinks during this season.
• Use of fumigation with dry leaves of neem or agaru to kill the bacteria is adviced.
• Keep warm yourself.

Ayurveda Diet according to monsoon
• Advise easily digestible foods.
• Intake Hot and light foods.
• Medicated porridge and rice soup can be added to diet.
• Avoid of fried and spicy diet during this season.
• Add a piece of ginger and rock salt before your meal.
• Consumption of leafy vegetables to be avoided.
• Take properly cooked food, which is spiced by cumin, curry leaves, turmeric powder etc.
• Avoid of curd, red meat and any other food stuffs which is not easy for digestion.

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Chakrasana-Urdva Dhanurasana-Wheel Pose

Chakrasana is a part of the Ashtanga Yoga procedures. It is also called Urdva Dhanurasana because when the posture is assumed it looks like a Bow looking upwards. The asana provides great flexibility to our spine.

Steps to do Chakrasana-

• First, lie down on your back with your legs apart and bend your knees.

• Then bring your palms under your shoulders and the fingers should point the shoulders with elbows apart.

• Breathe and lift your shoulders, elbows and hips while pressing your palms and feet firmly into the floor.

• Your spine should make a semi circular arch.

• Push the hips and chest upside as much as possible.

• This position should be held for 20-30 seconds.

• To come back to normal, bend your elbows and knees to bring your shoulder, hips and spine down to the floor.

Cautions for Chakrasana-

• Should be avoided if suffering from a heart problem.

• Avoid it in case of a back injury.

• High BP/Low BP patients should not do it.

• Avoid in hernia or spinal problems.

Health Benefits of Chakrasana-

• Good for heart.

• It gives strength to liver, kidneys and pancreas.

• It gives strength to arms, shoulders, hands, wrists and legs.

• It helps in stimulation of thyroid and pituitary glands.

• Helps in relieving stress and counteracts depression.

• Increases energy in the body.

• It can help in infertility and asthma also.

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Facilitating ways to remove warts in Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda Warts caused due to Vata-Kapha dosha imbalance. It spreads from one part of the body to another within an individual. Without any treatment these warts resolves in a month to year. In modern point of view Warts/ Verucca is caused due to Human Papilloma Virus.There are many treatments and procedures which helps to remove warts.
In Ayurveda usage of tankana bhasma is very meaningful to remove warts with-in a short duration.
Tankana( Natural Borax- balances Vata and Kapha and increases Pitta).

Method of application

• Take one spoon of Tankana bhasma (stainless spoon).
• Add half spoon of lemon juice or honey (sufficient quantity to make a paste form).
• Apply this paste over the wart region.
• After drying, wipe it with a wet cotton swab.
• Please do avoid of washing it. Do it once daily.
• Avoid of contact with eyes, skin and other non- affected regions, because as it causes burning sensation.
• Continue this process regularly minimum 15 days

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Sarvangasana

Sarvangasana or Shoulder Stand pose

This is a very important asana which mainly helps keeping our thyroid gland functioning properly. It also means ‘the entire body’ or sarvanga, so it keeps the whole body healthy.

Steps to do Sarvangasana
• First lie down on your back preferably on a yoga mat with your hand on the side.
• Breathe in and lift your legs and hips upwards.
• Use your palms to push your hips upwards and stretch your legs.
• Your legs and spine should be straight and should not bend.
• Don’t put your whole body weight on your hands, they are there for support only.
• The time to do this asana depends upon the strength of the person.
• To come back down, keeps your hands on the hips and bring down the legs slowly on to the floor.
• Generally it is done 5-6 times for best results.

Cautions for Sarvangasana
• Coughing, sneezing should be done only after bringing the legs down.
• People with back pain or injury should avoid this asana.
• It should be done slowly and steadily.

Benefits of Sarvangasana
• It increases the flexibility of the spine.
• It helps in relieving stress as it calms the brain and nervous system.
• It helps all the body parts in strengthening because everything is involved in doing this asana.
• Majorly it helps thyroid gland function well as it increases the blood flow in neck.

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