Showing posts from July, 2016

Diet and Lifestyle for Rainy/Monsoon Season

The monsoon has come and with its advent there has been a change in your body chemistry. In this season your body undergoes a stage of aggravated pitta. Pitta, also known as fire element, is one of the three elements of your body which governs the metabolism, digestion and temperature of the body. Due to a higher amount of pitta,asluggish digestion can be seen and you may be prone to various problems like indigestion, hyper acidity, skin rashes and other infections.

Ayurveda recommends to follow different diet and lifestyle schedule in each season which helps to maintain the health.So here is a monsoon guide based on Ayurveda.

Foods that should be taken in monsoon:
Choose cow’s milk and cereals like barley and gram. These are easily digestible and light in nature. These also provide quick energy and do not lead to lethargy in your body.

All the six types of tastes i.e. sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent should be part of your lunch. Start your lunch with …

Morning Breathing Exercises to Increase Your Effectiveness For The Day!

Living in a hectic and highly competitive world, it’s not enough to establish proficiency in one or two aspects of life. You need to take a more holistic approach if you hope to gain that all-important edge.
By following this simple breathing exercises in your morning routine will take care of physical and mental wellness—soul, mind, and body. You’ll be on your way to a happier, healthier, and more productive life. 

Ayurveda Recommends Daily Supefoods

As per Ayurveda, watching what you eat is possibly the best way to start. “Ahaar (meaning dietary habits in Ayurveda) says that food eaten should have at least one of six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. “The right foods promotes sattva (purity), detox the body, and rejuvenate it as well, leading to an overall increase in immunity, physical and mental strength, and digestion."
So for overall well-being include these super-foods listed below in your daily regime.

Ginger is anti inflammatory that stimulates appetite, and reduces intestinal pain, gas and bloating. Fresh ginger is good battle to nausea, especially pregnancy-induced vomiting. Dried ginger root works well on joint pains (mix with almond oil and rub on painful areas), as well as migraines, and helps lower cholesterol levels. So enjoy fresh ginger boiled in water as your detox drink instead of tea. Add them to food while cooking to aid good digestion.

Ashwagandha Root (Indian ginseng)

Important Vitamins Every Woman Needs.

Vitamins & Minerals are essential and the nutritional needs of every person is the same in general, but women's reproductive health plays a key role in determining which vitamins and minerals are most important for her.

Women should make sure they are getting enough of these important vitamins and minerals to ensure optimal health.

Since women are about five times as likely as men to develop bone diseases such as osteoporosis, calcium is a vital mineral that no woman should ignore. Doctors often recommend a calcium supplement for women as a matter of routine, since even a healthy, balanced diet does not always prove sufficient quantities of this important mineral. Post-menopausal woman are often advised to take 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day while per-menopausal women are usually encouraged to take about 1,000 milligrams per day.

Fish oil is an excellent source of Omega-3, a fatty acid. Lowers cancer risk, lower the risk of heart disease, and help keep depr…

Morning Yoga Exercises for Peaceful Mind & Body

We are always surrounded by busy schedules, loud noises, deadlines and daily chaos that we don't even remember when was the last that we saw the first rays of sunlight. But if we really want that time for ourselves we should wake up at 4:30 to the mystical moment where the Sun would appear. See how rays of light break over the horizon, and the landscape below us slowly emerge from darkness. It's serene, its beautiful, it's peaceful. See how quiet, and a serene silence enfold us for the day. Trust me you would love the experience.

Let's commit to our body and mind an early wake up call and do our morning rituals to be peaceful and calm for the rest of our day.

Five stages of practice can help us acquire a deeper level of silence within:
Body awareness;
Body and breath awareness combined;
Breath awareness alone;
Breathing combined with mantra;
Mantra alone.

This experience of silence is amplified by concentration. Conversely, when concentration is abandoned, silence is di…

Ayurvedic Cooking: Khichdi The Most Balanced Meal

Learn How to prepare Khichdi with Dr. Ajit from Planet Ayurveda. Khichdi is the most balanced meal as per Ayurveda. It is very good for Detox, Sluggish Metabolism, Upset Stomach or Body Cleansing. 

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