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Did You Know? The Malasana Pose Has Many Benefits!

Malasana is well-known for stretching the ankles, lower hamstrings, groins, and back torso as well as strengthening the quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteal muscles, calf muscles, core, and the lower back. The asana also invites many other physical, mental, and spiritual benefits.

The Health Benefits of Malasana (Garland Pose) Squatting used to be an ordinary posture for our ancestors. Through daily routine and normal practice, they were comfortable keeping their torso and upper legs hinged at a 160-degree angle. Nowadays, many of use sit in chairs, beds or cars all day long. We are most comfortable having our bodies set in a 90-degree angle.

So, we sit and we slouch; slowly, but surely, losing mobility in our hips and back. Unknowingly, our posture is fueling the fire for a wide range of health problems later in life. Fortunately, Malasana contradicts these common practices and keeps our joints well “oiled” for long-term use.

Benefits of Garland Pose:Opens your hips and groinStretches yo…

Corn Cob is a Healthy Nutrient Packed Monsoon Snack

Somewhere on the roadside, the aroma of the smoky bhuttas or makkai (corn) will compel you to stop and buy one, and eventually find yourself asking the bhuttawallah to add more lemon juice, salt and chilli powder to it. If there's anything that truly defines the essence of Indian monsoon, it is a bhutta, which is one of the oldest summer crop popularly savoured in the rainy season.

This comfort food not only tastes delicious, but it boosts your overall health. It's definitely a far better bet than the fried samosas and bhajias that we tend to veer towards when it rains, plus, you'll be surprised to know just how nutrient-packed it really is.

Your favourite monsoon snack – is rich in both soluble and insoluble fibres, which help stimulate a healthy digestion. Add a cup of yellow corn to your diet, to fill your body with 3.6 grams of dietary fibre. This fibre will help control your hunger and a healthy digestive system may also help in healthy and effective weight loss.Corn i…

Ayurveda Tips to Burn Belly Fat Faster

According to Ayurveda, belly fat is the result of an increase in kapha dosha. If your lifestyle is devoid of exercise, you consume unhealthy diet, your sleeping hours are erratic and you get stressed and often have tired days, it could lead to increase in belly fat. Eating fatty foods, sweets and desserts can also increase kapha in the body. Obesity is a disorder of the fat tissue and metabolism. When you’re obese, the fat tissues increase and block all the channels in the digestive system. This leads to more weight gain.

While it is not easy to lose weight and cut out belly fat overnight, but with lifestyle changes and with certain ingredients that are recommended by ayurveda that may help get the desired results.

Lifestyle Changes
Schedule your Pattern Wake up and Sleep on Same Time Daily Exercise and Meditate Daily Switch to Healthy Foods like Fruits, Vegetables, Salads and Legumes Avoid Refined Sugar for Sometime and If Required Replace with Honey/Jaggery (In moderation)
Key Ingredie…

Golden Milk Ayurvedic Recipe

Turmeric, is bitter, astringent and pungent in taste. In Ayurveda, each taste has a relationship with the balance of the doshas. Turmeric contains balancing qualities for all three doshas: its “hotness” balances Vata and Kapha; its dryness and its pungent and bitter tastes balance Kapha; and its bitter taste also balances Pitta; making it tri-doshic!

Turmeric has many positive benefits:
it supports detoxification for the liver; promotes a healthy response to allergens and a healthy immune response; assists digestion; helps purify the blood; and promotes health of the lungs, circulation and nervous system. Turmeric contains curcumin, a flavonoid which supports a healthy inflammatory response, thereby promoting general well-being. This recipe is especially good for lung health!

Here's an ayurvedic recipe on how to make golden milk or turmeric milk.

Golden Milk is that wonderful Turmeric and spice hot milk drink. Because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is hel…

How to Raise Your Platelet Count?

Platelets are cells located in the blood stream that are responsible for coagulating blood to stop hemorrhages. If you have a disease that causes your platelet levels to reduce, then you should try out some natural methods in order to raise your platelet count.

Blood platelets have several functions in the body.They help stop wounds from bleeding, repair damaged blood vessels, increase blood fluidity and identify infectious agents. Blood platelets send stimuli to immune system cells that take immediately attack infectious agents.
Diseases such as Dengue, Zika, anemia, cirrhosis and HIV cause blood platelet levels to reduce. Therefore, if you have any one of these conditions, you should take special care to raise your platelet count. By maintaining a stable level, your immune system will be stronger and your symptoms will improve.

If your blood platelet levels are lower than normal, don’t waste any time in changing your diet and trying out these ayurveda home remedies. In just a few days,…

Best Yoga Poses to Soothe Your Lower Back Pain

Back pain often happens because something is off in the way your spinal joints, muscles, discs, and nerves fit together and move. Yoga brings that stability, flexibility and balance. Try these stretches for back painrelief.

Try this home workout with Jen Hilman who shows you stretches for back pain. Incredibly relaxing and stress melting, this yoga for flexibility will be your favorite video. Feel some back pain relief after following along to this stretch routine.

Lifestyle Triggers
Back pain can be brought on by things you do -- or don't do -- in your day-to-day life, like:
Slouching at your deskLifting heavy objectsBeing overweightNot exercisingSmokingWearing high heelsEmotions in Play Don’t underestimate the power of feelings to bring on pain. Stress can lead to muscle tension in the back, and depression and anxiety may make the pain feel even worse.

Sweet and Sour Tamarind Loaded with Health Benefits

#Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. Today, India is the largest producer of tamarind. The consumption of tamarind is widespread due to its central role in the cuisines of the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and the Americas, especially Mexico.

The fruit has a fleshy, juicy, acidulous pulp. It is mature when the flesh is coloured brown or reddish brown. The #tamarinds of Asia have longer pods (containing six to 12 seeds). The seeds are somewhat flattened, and a glossy brown. The fruit is best described as sweet and sour in taste, and is high in tartaric acid, sugar, B vitamins, and, unusually for a fruit, calcium.
This sweet and sour Tamarind is popular because of its many health and medicinal benefits.
Leaves, bark, seeds, and flowers of tamarind too have medicinal uses. Combinations of herbs and spices mixed with tamarind powders are used by #herbalists and #ayurvedic practitioners for various natural treatments.

Mauli Rituals: Ayurveda Luxury Skincare Brand | In Vogue

Mauli Rituals offer sensorial #Ayurvedic blends hand-crafted to encourage self-nurturing, stillness and letting go #skincare range. Their range of exquisite products are created with passion and purpose behind every element selected and every person involved in the process. They seek out the finest methods and ingredients formulated in consultation with Ayurvedic practitioners and Aromatherapists.
Recently, Mauli Rituals were in Vogue! Their award-winning radiance #mask will get you looking radiant in no time. Multi-tasking luxury Ayurvedic blend to super-charge daily cleansing or create a weekly deep detox mask to reveal tighter, brighter skin.

The secret’s out. Our award-winning #mask will get you looking radiant in no time. Thanks Vogue for the Mauli Love. — Mauli Rituals (@MAULI_RITUALS) July 17, 2018

Co-founder of Mauli Rituals, Anita Kaushal, shares her ayurvedic skin cleansing secr…

Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril) Pranayama | Monsoon Ayurveda

Nadi Shodhana is recommended during Monsoon as it helps to open up blocked nose and increase the resistance of sinuses.

Nadi = subtle energy channel; Shodhan = cleaning, purification; Pranayama = breathing technique.

The Nadi Shodhan pranayama is a breathing technique that helps clear these blocked energy channels, thus calming the mind. This technique is also known as Anulom Vilom pranayama.

Benefits of Nadi Shodhan PranayamaNadi Shodhan pranayama helps relax the mind and prepares it to enter a meditative state.Practicing it for just a few minutes every day helps keep the mind calm, happy and peaceful.It helps in releasing accumulated tension and fatigue.Nadi Shodhan pranayama helps to bring the mind back to the present moment.Works therapeutically for most circulatory and respiratory problems.Releases accumulated stress in the mind and body effectively and helps relax.Helps harmonize the left and right hemispheres of the brain, which correlate to the logical and emotional sides of ou…

Tulsi (Holy Basil) | The Queen of Herbs | A Sacred Plant

Ayurveda refers, Tulsi (Holy Basil) as “the incomparable one,” “mother medicine of nature” and “the queen of herbs” and is revered as a sacred plant. Tulsi's life-enhancing qualities, repeatedly noted in ancient Indian scriptures dating back over 5,000 years. It is revered as an elixir of life for both its medicinal and spiritual properties.

Tulsi belongs to the mint family and has two main varieties. The greener variety is called Rama Tulsi and the greenish black variety is called Krishna Tulsi. Holy Basil, Ocimum sanctum, should not be confused with Sweet Basil, Ocimum basilicum, which is commonly used for culinary purposes.

In Hinduism, tulsi is worshipped as a goddess and every part of the tulsi plant is revered and considered sacred, including the leaves, stem, flower, root, seeds and oil. Every Hindu household has a Tulsi plant which is used as raw leaves or as a leaf tea for spiritual and religious practices.

As per Ayurveda tulsi is light to digest and dries tissue secretion…

Best Sleeping Position as per Ayurveda

Nighttime is the best time to sleep. Around 6:00 p.m., we naturally start to wind down as the energy of The Earth (Kapha) settles over your region of the world. Our mind settles during this time. This period lasts from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Intend to be in bed by 10:00 p.m.
To understand the Ayurvedic take on sleep we must first understand the concept of tridosha. The word dosha can be translated as conditions or qualities, of which there are three. These qualities are manifestations of the five elements – earth, water, fire, air and ether (also called space). According to the Ayurvedic system, not only are these elements present in our environment, but also within everyone to varying degrees. In fact,everyone is influenced by their body, their mind and their environment and this includes the time of day, time of year, the food we eat, our actions etc. Although there are only three basic types of constitutions, everyone carries a unique combination of these three conditions. You are…

Easy Morning Yoga For A Positive Mind

Yoga Morning Fresh is the perfect way to start the day! This full yoga practice offers an opportunity for you to ease in, slowly building on breath and asana for a well rounded practice. Show up to pranayama (or breath practice) and a moving meditation that lovingly wakes up mind and body, providing you the energy you need to conquer your day. Hips, heart, shoulders to feet. Create space in the lower back and cultivate healthy flow of energy through the spine. Use your breath to build strength, to move with intention and to Find What Feels Good.

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Addicted to Bed Tea? Find Reasons to Kickstart Your Day Ayurveda Way!

Drinking bed tea, first thing in the morning, is a common practice in most Indian households. Many of us are compulsive tea drinkers and love to start our day with a piping hot cup. The 'bed tea' culture can affect your health in more ways than one. "Never start your day with caffeine - be it coffee or tea. Caffeine should not be the first thing that you give your body on an empty stomach. You need to line your stomach with some solids before you take caffeine else it may trigger the stomach acids and wreck havoc with your digestion through the day.
No doubt tea makes a wonderful beverage to enjoy with a group of friends, serve as a welcome drink to guests or accompany us when we want to be left with our thoughts, but it also offers several health benefits like the antioxidants in black tea or the catechins that can boost your immunity and your metabolism. However, it is really not a good idea to kick start your morning with tea.
Starting the day right can have an amazing …

Healing Roses and Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian art and science of healthy living, roses have medicinal and healing properties. Indulging with roses can help to heal the heart, cool the body, and soothe the mind and the skin. This plant helps to keep the vata and kapha doshas balanced. It helps to decrease pitta dosha.

What Makes Rose so Popular?

Used in making Ayurvedic medicines, cosmetics, potpourri, and desserts, the Indian rose is cool and mildly bitter-sweet. It has a good effect on your digestive system, and is also diuretic in nature. "Rose tea, especially, heals stomach ailments and combats fatigue and lethargy.

It is not a coincidence that the rose is associated with romance, because it balances Sadhaka Pitta, the subdosha of Pitta that governs the emotions and their effect on the heart. Sadhaka Pitta can go out of balance more easily in summer, when the hot, humid weather increases all aspects of Pitta dosha, the mind-body operator that governs heat, digestion, and metabolis…

Health Benefits of Coconut

Coconut is rich in nutrients.Coconut flesh is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.
Coconut oil
contains natural saturated fats that increase the good HDL cholesterol in your body. They may also help turn the bad LDL cholesterol into a less harmful form. By increasing HDL, many experts believe that coconut oil could be good for heart health compared to many other fats.

The coconut water has carbohydrates and electrolytes. It has very little calorie count and has abundant potassium quantity. It's a delicious source of hydration.

Common Name : Coconut
Botanical Name : Cocos Nucifera
Forms :Powder~Liquid~

Health Benefits of Coconuts
Supports immune system health: it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasiteProvides a natural source of quick energy and enhances physical and athletic performanceImproves digestion and absorption of nutrients, vitamins, and mine…

Unknown Facts About Hibiscus

Not many know that Hibiscus-the flower, is used for a number of purposes other than the bouquets and decoration. The flower in itself is found in a four vibrant colors namely- red, yellow, pink and white. This flower is processed and used as a food additive for providing a red tinge to the dish. Other than this, hibiscus flower and colors happen to serve various other purposes.
Little known fact; cotton and hibiscus are related, being members of the same family (the Malvacea)China and Thailand are the greatest producers of hibiscus in the world.Hibiscus is the recognised national flower of Malaysia, South Korea and the Republic of Haiti. In Indian Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, hibiscus is steeped in boiling water and drank as a tea for its various health benefits. It is a rich source of Vitamin C and antioxidants that keep the body healthy. Ayurvedic texts also mention hibiscus as a natural cleanser & hair growth booster! Hibiscus is a natural botox and anti aging secret for you…

Natural Remedies to Fight the Deadly Air Pollution

Ayurvedic Remedies to Fight the Deadly Air Pollution
There are ways you can minimize the ill effects of this Air Pollution that’s harming your lungs. After all, breathing in clean air should be a priority. But there are ways you can minimize the ill effects of this nasty pollution that’s harming your lungs.

Here are some simple home remedies to help you fight this air pollution which is choking nose and throats and affecting the health of our children and all of us.
Turmeric is anti-bacterial, so, it will prevent the bacteria to enter and if they enter the body it will kill those bacteria which come from pollution. Drink Turmeric Tea. Find the Recipe Here!Increase the intake of Vitamin C to boost the immunity
(you can consume vitamin C chewables, drink lemon water, eat lots of citrus fruits, pomegranates) Amla is a very rich source of Vitamin C. Drink lots of warm fluids to flush the toxins(ginger garlic soup, tulsi water, lemon water, ginger lemon tea, green tea, ayurvedic tea)Have Omega…

Natural Ways to Fight Stubborn Fat With Ayurveda

Learn the ancient science of Ayurveda on how you can fight that stubborn fat forever by making certain lifestyle changes. Find out the daily regimen you need to follow, what type of diets to follow and which herbs and spices can really help you with faster weight loss and how you would be able to manage your weight forever by adopting these changes.

In ayurveda, Charak Samhita describes eight different types of bodies that are disease prone. Out of these, the obese body is described as the one afflicted with the most diseases and troubles. Obesity is the condition or physical state of the body when excessive deposition of fat takes place in the adipose tissue.

Extra fat puts a strain on the heart, kidneys, liver and the joints such as the hips, knees and ankles and thus, overweight people are susceptible to several diseases like coronary thrombosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, gout, liver and gallbladder disorders.

Main cause of obesity is overeating, irregular eating habi…
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