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  • 16 Top tips to make your Ashtami even healthier

    In Detox On 03 April 2017

      So the wait is over. Ashtami/Navami is approaching and every other household is bustling with the preparations of celebrations. Ashtami morning your big Kadai is out, Chanas are soaked, sooji is getting roasted and potatoes are getting boiled. The aroma of these delicacies and sound of Bhajans is making your household a hub of spiritual energy.   The Menu remains the same for most of the households:   Halwa Poori. Kala Chana. Aloo ki Sabzi. Dahi Balle. Some slight modifications in your cooking style would make the Ashtami food even healthier Healthy Poori:   In that kadhai replace your normal Ghee with Cows Ghee. While frying dont overcrowd the kadhai. This leads to drop in temperature of oil, increasing the speed of cooking hence causing more absorption of oil in your poori. Dont use the oil over and over again for frying. As once the oil is used for frying it starts breaking down into Trans fats. The Trans fats are very harmful for your heart health and other vital organs.   Kala Chana:   Being low in fat, high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals, Kala Chana is indeed a healthy addition to your Asthami /Navami day.   Eating the healthy food and preparing it an even healthier way is an icing on the cake. Keep the oil low. Keep the spices. Replace the amchur powder with freshly squeezed lemon to add that tangy taste.   Sooji ka Halwa:   Sooji ka halwa is a very nourishing dish post Navratri. Loaded with lots of benefits make itself an indispensable part of Ashtami/Navami Prasad: Boosts energy. Keeps nervous system healthy. Improves bone health. Cook it the healthy way and eat in control: Cook your Sooji ka Halwa in Cows ghee. Just control the portion size.   Aloo ki Sabji: Dont make those taste buds crave more just make a few changes to your cooking style: Use boiled potatoes. Add little yogurt to add the tangy flavor rather than keeping the thick tomato gravy.   Dahi Balle: It so simply for these little Balle to lose their calories and keep the nutrition Instead of frying the Balle,Bake them. Fuss free and less time consuming too. Dont devour on that tamarind chutney. Keep it less on your plate.                                                                                            


    In Detox On 01 November 2017

    न चाभिघाताहितम गात्रामाभ्यंगसेविनः।   विकारं भजतेSत्यर्थं बलकर्मणि वा क्वचित्त्। (८८)   सुस्पर्शोंSपचिताङ्गश्च बालवान् प्रियदर्शनः।   भवति अभ्यङ्गम नित्यत्वात् नरोSल्पजर एव च (८९)                                                                                (Charak) The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much, even If subjected to accidental Injuries or strenuous Workout, stress By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age Our skin is the largest organ of the body which has numerous Tiny pores (minute channels) which allows seepage of oil into deeper layers for internal Nourishment. Abhyangam Can be incorporated into a routine appropriate for almost everyone except During Menstruation, Pregnancy, High fever, Skin eruptions, acute illness or when there is high ama (toxins) or great physical discomfort The oil selection is based upon prakriti (basic body constitution) and Vikriti (current conditions). “ Abhyangam Should be resorted daily as It wards off old age exertion and aggravation of ‘Vata’” So at least 15-20 minutes massage practice should be done daily to get Abhyangam benefits . You can take professional help once a week to get deeper relaxation. Therapeutic benefits of Abhyangam Imparts softness, strength and gloss to the body. Works as anti-ageing by increasing muscle & skin tone and increases longevity. Improves sleep quality. Strengthens the body’s tolerance. Limbs becomes more flexible and strong. Stimulates internal organs by improving circulation. Shiroabhyangam is particularly beneficial to relive stress and promotes hair-growth and reduces facial wrinkles. Padabhyangam (Feet Massage) makes feet strong and firm. Enhances vision, alleviates stiffness, roughness, fatigue and numbness of feet particularly in diabetes. It also prevents plantar fascitis. SWEDANA Swedana is an individually Herbalised steam bath, during which the head is kept cool while the body is heated to remove mental, emotional and physical toxins lodged deeply within the tissues. The cool head  provides a sense of calm and openness while the therapeutic steam over the entire body can penetrate and cleanse deeply, without the body becoming overheated and stressed. Always try to experience the magical effects of herbal steam after Abhyangam. It is the finest way to eliminate unwanted waste materials from body with the help of  herbal steam. This will open up the energy channels, reduce stiffness and pain and relaxes muscles and rejuvenates the body. Combining a steam bath with oil massage gives more impact and helps in more joint flexibility. We should feel proud of on our ancient wisdom and royal ways to take care of ourselves. The way our ancestors were into a system of rejuvenation everyday (pressing legs and feet, Abhyangam , physical labour , organic food ) is really commendable.


    In Detox On 19 December 2017

    ​ It’s good to care about your skin as much your health and body. Your skin talks a lot about your health. Creams and lotions work only externally. Have good food for that glow on your face naturally. Beet root, carrot and tomato works best for your skin. It has too many health benefits like lowering your bad cholesterol, improving digestion, detoxifying your body and healthy hair too! For women, it improves the Menstrual problems as well as cures Anemia. Beetroot is good for circulation and help to calm the Nerves and also it can drastically help in lowering High-Blood pressure. It can be a good detox drink as it cleanses the Liver and the Intestines. Carrots, Beetroots and Tomatoes are rich in Antioxidants and thus free our Body from Toxins, free Radicals and purifies our Blood. They help Detox and cleanse our Body internally. Add dash of ginger to make it anti-cold. Drink one glass of Carrot, Beetroot and Tomato Juice everyday and you'll have a Healthy glowing Skin and a Healthy Body too. ​​

  • Janu Basti : Panchkarma Therapy for Knee pain

    In Detox On 08 March 2019

      The Knee joint is one of the most crucial joint in human body which is bearing whole body weight and stressed while uphill climbing or stair climbing. Thus it’s important to ensure that it is in perfect condition. An early sign like crackling voice is the best stage to reverse Knee damage. Later on, Swelling, Stiffness, Pain, Redness, Burning sensation may happen as a result of negligence. Introduction :     In Ayurveda –Janu Basti is a therapy Recommended for Knee pain. The term Janu Basti is derived from two words Janu Means – Knee Basti Means – to Hold There is medicated warm oil that’s retained on the Knee joint surface to nourish the joint and reduces Inflammation. Procedure of Therapy: • The person is made to lie on his back on massage table. • Janu Basti Yantra (a Ring like structure) is being fixed on knee with the help of gram flour dough. • After ensuring the ring is leak-proof the lukewarm medicated oil or herbal decoction is slowly poured into it and a gentle massage is given by Therapist with thumb. • When oil cools down, it is again replaced with warm oil and the process is being repeated again and again. • At the end of the process the ring is removed gently and affected area may be gently massaged including thighs and lower legs and the person is advised to take rest for a short while. • Janu Basti can be clubbed with other therapies like Patra Pind Swedan , Matra Basti or Churan Pind Swedan depending upon personal requirement . Duration of Therapy: 30-40 minutes for Janu Basti , duration may increase if the therapy is clubbed with some other therapy mentioned above. Continue for 7 days to 14 days depending on vikruti. Benefits of Janu Basti : • Relieves pain in the Knee joints. • Relieves stiffness in the Knee Joint. • Relieves swelling and inflammation in the Knee joint. • Brings lightness and a sense of health in the Knee and legs. • Improves Movements of the Knee joints and enable us to move and work freely. • Strengthens the Knee joints and the related structures soothes the nerves supplying the knee joints and the surrounding muscles. • Enhance blood supply to the Knee joints and soft tissues around to nourish it well. In other words, it rejuvenates knee joint. Indications : • Osteoarthritis ( Sandhigat Vata ) of Knee Joints . • Arthritis of Knee Joint. • Chronic Pain in Knee due to some old Injury. • Sports Persons can take this therapy for prevention • A person who starts running or jogging in later years of life is susceptible for knee injuries. For strengthening of knee joint this therapy can be taken. Probable Mode of Action: Aggravation of Vata element – is the main cause of pain anywhere in boby .This leads to depletion and degeneration of tissues. And oil is the best medium to pacify Vata element along with herbs and as a result we get all above mentioned benefits of this therapy. To Sum up : Janu Basti is the most safe and secure procedure for acute or chronic Knee pain without any risk of side effect . The beauty of the treatment is that it can even be performed on healthy individuals health freaks and sports persons for prevention. If you have occasional Knee pain or abnormal feeling while Jogging or Playing , You would be having a platform for a more serious problem . If you have sedentary life style, If you are Overweight or Obese or having family history of Osteoarthritis then you can choose this Therapy as prevention along with other Measures. It can be taken Occasionally, Say once / twice a month. So whenever knee is seeking attention-  Think Janu Basti . Disclaimer: All the Information provided here is only for the purpose of education and awareness. It is not intended to Diagnose, or treats anything. Always consult registered practitioner to get the right advice.

  • Kati Basti – Traditional Treatment for Low Backache

    In Detox On 25 March 2019

    Ayurveda’s unique treatment for various aliments related to the lower back and spine. Kati – means waist Basti – means to retain (Oil pooling treatment for low Backache) The treatment involves retention of medicated warm oil over the affected area of spine for a certain period, to tackle all types of back pain Sciatica, Spondylitis and also to cure disc prolapse. Kati Basti is suitable in following conditions:- Sciatica Chronic Back pain Lumbar Spondylosis Lumbar Spondylitis Slip Disc Muscle sprain around Backbone Degenerative ( age Related ) Changes Preventive treatment to avoid back problems along with exercise. Procedure: – The Patient is asked to come either empty stomach or after 2-3 hour of meal as for this procedure patient has to lie on his stomach. The patient is asked to lie face down on table. Therapist prepares tough dough made of black gram powder to make circular boundary in lumbosacral area. Sometimes acrylic ring is also being fixed to increase the height of pool. Warm medicated oil based on individual prakriti (constitution) and vikriti (pathogenesis) is poured in to ring and allowed to stand there. The Temperature of oil is maintained by reheating and continuously adding more oil. The process is repeated till 30-45 min once. This part of procedure is over. The affected area may be gently massaged followed by a steaming (medicated) for 10 min for better absorption of medicine. Sometimes the therapy is combined with patra pind Swedan (Hyperlink) and Matra Basti also for Better results.   Duration of therapy – 45 min to 1 hour for single session. Continue for 7 days to 21 days depending on severity of problem. Mode Of Action: The hot medicated oils helps melt lower spine rigidity, make it more flexible and strengthen bone tissue. The healing properties of herbal oils used for therapy deeply nourish and detoxify the muscles, bones and connective tissue. The procedure increases Blood circulation of affected area which stimulates healing and Reduces Inflammation. Also it builds strong musculature to maintain normal curvature of spine. Benefits of kati basti: Alleviates numbness due to sciatic nerve compression & most types of low-back  pain. Strengthens back muscles which maintain normal curvature of the spine the bone tissues. Increases the circulation in the region & highly effective in inflammatory conditions. Kati Basti alleviates lower back conditions like Lumber Spondylosis, Inter vertebral disc prolapses, Lumbago (low back ache), and Sciatica. Strengthens the joints, muscles and soft tissues around and enables you to resume back your work and activities. To Sum up: Kati Basti is the most safe, secure and non invasive procedure for acute or chronic Back pain without any risk of side effect. The beauty of the treatment is that it can even be performed on healthy individuals, health freaks and sedentary corporates for prevention. It can be taken occasionally, say once / twice a month. Disclaimer: All the Information provided here is only for the purpose of education and awareness. It is not intended to diagnose, or treats anything. Always consult registered practitioner to get the right advice.

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