Shirodhara is a powerful Ayurvedic treatment that calms the nervous system and resets our body’s natural ability to heal. This Ayurvedic healing practice performed in India for over 5,000 years. The word shirodhara breaks down into two ideas: shiro – meaning head, and dhara – meaning flow. It involves the warm and consistent flow of aromatic oils on the forehead, particularly on the “third eye” area. This is the chakra point just above and between the eyebrows and is said to be the seat of human consciousness. The oils flow over the scalp and through the hair, creating a blissful sensation. […]
Ayurveda & Vedic Knowledge
Being centuries old Ayurveda has mastered the field of medicine. It offers solutions to almost all the diseases. The experts in the field can detect the disease at a very early stage and hence treat accordingly. Most of the diseases for which the western medicines have no solutions, have effectively been treated by ayurvedic herbal medicines.
Ayurveda is a comprehensive system of natural alternative medicine that approaches and defines the human body in regard to its environment. The term Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit words” ‘Ayus’ meaning long life and ‘Veda’ which means knowledge or science. Ayurveda originated from India in the Vedic period and is one of the oldest methods of medical practice. It based on some of the founding principles as described in the Vedic text. Ayurvedic text is considered to be divine, and its authentic origins have been lost in time.
According to Ayurveda, Vata dosha is made up of the two elements; air and space, and plays a vital role in the way our mind and body functions. Vata dosha is critical to elimination of body waste, sweat secretions, breathing and flow of blood. They also govern thoughts, pain, fear, creativity and other emotions. Vata dosha qualities include dry, rough, cold, light, dry, always moving, changeable and unlimited. A need for change characterizes people with predominating Vata dosha, and as long as the Vatta is in balance and harmony with itself and other doshas, the individual will be energetic, lively […]
The Kapha dosha is governed by heavy elements of earth and water, and govern formation and functioning of the structure of the body. Kapha dosha’s primary responsibility is to hold the cells and tissues together, and to form muscles, fat and bones. Individuals with a dominant Kapha dosha tend to be well-built with excellent stamina, clear skin and luminous eyes. Kapha dosha qualities include heavy, large, slow, soft, oily, and steady. These individuals are naturally calm and loving, with a good (slow but steady) digestive functioning, and have the ability to sleep well. As they are largely built and have […]
According to the Ayurvedic text, the Charaka Samhita Pitta dosha is made up of fire and water elements. Pitta dosha is based on the principles of transformation. All Pitta dosha living organisms undergo transformation to sustain their existence with a combination of fire and water. Pitta dosha controls the functioning of the metabolism, digestive system, glands and enzymes in the body. They affect the quality and quantity of energy produced by and in the body. The main qualities of an individual who has a dominating Pitta dosah includes light, hot, pungent, sharp, fluidity, acidic and oily characteristics. People with strong […]