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Managing Seasonal Allergies by keeping your Immunity System strong

  1. Digestive support.

Your digestive support plays an important role in the feeding all the tissues, cells, and organs in the body. Eating less processed foods & sugar and focusing on more whole foods is always preferred. But there are also other simple things that boost your digestive health such as making sure you’re cooking with spices which act as a fuel to your digestive system. Eating at regular times and not skipping meals keeps your digestive system well calibrated. And not taking in too much liquids, especially iced drinks, with meals prevents you from inadvertently putting out your digestive system.

2. Exercise. Doing exercise not only promotes your immunity system but also enhances digestion and strengthens your tissue metabolism. Do not do exercise beyond your capacity as it could result in weakening of your immune system.

3. Proper hydration. It plays an important role not only in the whole body but also in preventing the body’s membranes from getting dry. Excess dryness can trigger a response in the body to create more protective fluids such as sinus mucus to counter the dryness. Lack of hydration can create in building up of the toxins that can lead to diseases.

4. Stress support Stress plays a major part in depleting of the immune system. Breathing exercises are recommended to reduce stress in Ayurveda. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body.

5. Proper sleep Researches show that people do best when they get a 6-8 hours sleep a day.Not enough sleep can give negative affects to the immune system. Having a healthy bedtime routine can mean- turning off electronics at least sixty minutes before bed, doing some gentle body stretches and taking five minutes to do deep breathing.

6. Massage Massage not only makes you feel relaxed but also helps in feeling energized throughout the day. Its helps in clearing off the stagnant lymph and toxins of the body and builds overall immunity system.

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Is your weekend getaway causing you more pain than pleasure?

 

In our hectic schedules, it seems that life begins on Friday evening. We slog tirelessly for the whole week with the lure of weekend dragging us somehow. As the weekend comes near, we start making plans with our friends or family. Road trips, adventure sports, partying all night long.. Weekend getaways are in the latest fad in our lives.

It is believed that getting away for the weekend rejuvenates you and refreshes your soul for the week looming ahead. But even after enjoying to the max, did you still feel tired on Monday mornings? As mysterious as it may sound, but your mini-vacation can bring a surprising level of  fatigue along with it.

So what could be the reason behind it?

Travelling

Even though a great amount of zeal and enthusiasm pumps in to you when you start your journey towards your weekend getaway, the trip actually wears you out. Even if you are driving your own vehicle or opting for public transport, it just means adding fatigue to your energy levels. You might argue that you get to rest once you reach there, but don’t forget the return journey that takes the same time and the same energy to reach home.

Daytime naps

Post lunch naps on Sunday is familiar to most of us. Don’t blame the food. Whether you eat or not, when you take a nap, your body clock sets itself to the mid afternoon dip which creates a lull in your alertness for that time period. And getting a sound sleep in the afternoon automatically means unable to sleep at night. Thus, you will start your week with an incomplete sleep schedule and a dip in the energy levels in the afternoon with your body craving for a nap.

Alcohol

Weekend or holidays mean drinking a lot more alcohol, which can have an extreme impact on the quality of your sleep. It is surprising that many people have no idea that booze can impact on your sleep for some time after you’ve consumed it. Binge drinking can muck up melatonin, the hormone that makes us feel sleepy, for maybe the next five or seven days and nights. To minimize this, try leaving some time – ideally a few hours – between having a couple of alcoholic drinks and going to bed.

Eating habits

The holiday season is when everybody eases down on their strict diet and exercise regime. We tend to eat more than normal. As we visit a new place, it is obvious that we feast on the local food specials. So if you eat spicy food, it can cause indigestion affecting your sleep. Also sweet food items don’t let you go off so easily. Eating desserts before bed can give you a sugar high making you feel stimulated.

So, if not spent properly, your weekend fun could cause you more stress and trouble. So why waste your time and money on something that will make you groggy and irritated for the next whole week. Instead, you can visit Ayurvedic Village, a haven to distress and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with our authentic Ayurvedic treatments. A holiday that will help you get back to your life smoothly.

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4 Signs you need a Panchakarma Therapy

 

In our day-to-day lives, we are so busy with our work that we tend to ignore tiny signs that tell us about the imbalance in our body. According to Ayurveda, perfect wellbeing lies in maintaining the balance between the three doshas. It starts with our digestive system which builds strong Agni which tackles any health issues at its birth.

However, if our body is accumulating ama, we need to undergo Panchakarma therapy to regain our natural state. As per Ayurveda, it is a cleanse that removes toxins from the body thus giving you an ultimate healing experience that strengthens the immune system and restores the well being and balance through detoxification.

So, let us check out the reasons that scream that you are in need of a panchakarma cleanse.

  1. Fatigue

Since we all have so busy schedules, that fatigue seems to be a normal response that our body gives. However, don’t shrug it off too casually. Fatigue could point towards weak agni. If you are constantly or rapidly tired, it means that either your body isn’t receiving proper nutrition or the digestion process has some flaws. Hence, it is advisable for you to take time off for Panchakarma. The treatment gives your body a break for rejuvenation.

  1. Stress

If your body is disturbed, it causes fatigue, and if your mind is disturbed, it is a grave sign of stress. One is interdependent on the other. Practices like Abhyangam in Panchakarma therapy has a soothing power and offers an instant sense of calm. It not only cleanses out the toxins from the body, but also helps to get rid of negative thoughts from the mind. Combining it with meditation can give you excellent results.

  1. Skin troubles

Though skin is the largest organ of the body, it is one of the most easily ignored ones too. Stress, diet and pollution leaves you with acne and rashes. Treating them externally doesn’t take into account the root of the problems. While Ayurveda believes in getting rid of the source of your health worries. Panchakarma will balance the pitta dosha in your body and a proper detox diet will maintain the condition of the skin.

  1. Constipation

Did you know most of the people have no idea when they are constipated? According to Ayurveda, you should eliminate your bodily waste at least once a day, ideally first thing in the morning. However, this can vary with each person. Constipation symbolizes imbalance in vata. A panchakarma cleanse brings back the balance among all three doshas, and agni to its normal state.

A right Ayurvedic practitioner and consultation will help you on your journey to finding the state of health and balance. So, look nowhere else! Visit Ayurvedic Village.

Soothe your senses with Raga Therapy

 

Music is an integral part of our life. There is a certain power in music that instantly calms our mind and soothes our nerves. Indian music, with its ragas is said to have therapeutic powers. Sequence of selected notes or swaras is called as a raga. Depending on the nature of the raga, it changes your mood accordingly. Thus emotions and their nuances can be altered with certain melodies. This phenomenon is called as Raga therapy or Raga chikitsa.

Raga therapy has multiple references in the history as well. Guru of Tan Sen, musician Haridas Swami help to cure one of the queens of the Emperor with his raga. Western contemporaries like Beethoven and Mozart empowered the world with their timeless creations. Some Indian tales state that Saint Thyagaraja brought a dead person back to life with his Bilahari composition Naa Jiva Dhaara, whereas Navagriha kriti by Muthuswami Dikshitar is said to be effective for curing stomach ache.

So how does the medium of Raga Therapy help?

The sequence of notes or ragas are considered to be a yoga system that can induce emotions in human beings. Be it joy, sorrow, peace, anger or violence, the sounds of raga can induce it in you. To make the whole procedure more effective, you can team up the Raga therapy with Ayurveda.

As we know, according to Ayurveda, there are three doshas in every human body – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. So a raga must be performed or sung to the patient taking into consideration his doshas. Not only that, but also the time of day when it should be played is equally important.

As per the science of Ayurveda, early morning is the natural kapha time. So, an early morning raga like Bhairav is beneficial for a person with kapha type to cure imbalance in the body. Mid-morning and afternoon is pitta time for which raga Bilawa can be played. Vata time is late afternoon and evening, which is suitable for raga Pooriya Dhanashri and Marwa.

Here are a few ragas to cure some ailments, however, a music therapist is the best person to guide you for a raga therapy.

  • Mental tension                 – raga Darbari Kandada and raga Kamaj
  • Hypertension                   – raga Abhibhairav and raga Todi
  • Anger Management       – raga Punnagavarali
  • Constipation                      – raga Jaunpuri
  • Acidity                                  – raga Deepak
  • Intestinal gas                     – raga Malkauns
  • Malaria                                 – raga Marva
  • Headache                            – raga Jayjaywanti and raga Sohni

 

Stay Focused

 

Has it ever happened to you that you thought you had enough time to complete your tasks in hand; but after some time you noticed you missed the deadline because you were too busy wasting time on some random things? Well, it happens. Even to the best of us. If you are confident that you have many hours to finish that report, there are twice as many distractions that take you away from getting it done.

If you find yourself in similar situations, here are a few suggestions you can try to gain back your focus.

Tune out

If you think soothing music or TV running in the background will calm the atmosphere, then you are wrong. One song later turns into a complete playlist or a new episode of your favourite TV show proves to be a bigger distraction than you imagine.

De-clutter

It is rightly said that a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind. Clean up the desk so that the space is orderly, comfortable and well-lit. An organized space has a soothing effect on your mind.

Avoid multitasking

Often jumping on too many tasks at once makes you lose focus even at a single thing, thus decreasing your productivity at all. So if you find juggling more than one thing at a time, stop and focus on one task till it is finished.

No electronic gadgets

Well, one of the major reasons why people find it difficult to lose focus is the technology. That harmless scrolling through phones could turn into hours of unnecessary chats or texts. So, every now and then, turn off your phone to help focus on your work.

Prioritize

Maintain a to-do list of things that you need to do at workplace. And whenever you feel overwhelmed with work pressure, go through and prioritize which of them is extremely important and which task can be completed tomorrow, thus releasing a little weight off your shoulders.

Limit internet surfing

You visit Google for some research work you needed, and next thing you know is you are surfing through internet memes and sharing it on social media. Well, if that is the case, best course of action for you is that don’t click on any random links. Just get your work done on the internet and then switch it off when not needed.

Exercise

Sweat it out in the gym or run a few miles every day. Any form of exercise which suits you will help you release all the mental and physical stress. Preferable do it in the morning, so you can start your day with a refreshed state of mind.

Time for Digital Detox

 

Do you check your phone every five minutes? Have you never switched off your phone for at least few years? After clicking a picture, is the first thought that comes in your mind, “I should upload it on social media”? Is your social life limited to interacting with friends on social media accounts?

If you have answered all the above questions as ‘Yes’, you are in a great need for digital detox. Recently, Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi expressed in Brisbane that the society must address our digital dependence. She has encouraged everyone to undergo digital detox as phones, laptops and tablets are ruling over kids’ minds.

Turning off our phones gives us a chance to get back in tune with our thoughts and minds, rather than trying to ‘keep up’ with the pace of the digital world. It lets us control how we wish to spend our time, rather than spending all our time attending to other people. With all the free time, you can spend it on things and people that matter to us.

So how to recharge yourself by undergoing digital detox?

It isn’t about just switching off your gadgets. It about giving yourself a virtual break to pursue activities you enjoy and understand a life you have beyond the digital world. You can start on a small level by keeping your phone aside while eating. Further you can progress by switching it off for a couple of hours on every Sundays. This will enable you to break the need to reply to every message or mail within few minutes.

You can occasionally leave your house without the phone. For instance, your early morning run or walks can be mobile-free helping you concentrate more on the exercise. You can turn off the ringer once you are home from work. No need to check those office mails after work hours. This will boost your family life or social life.

While at work, do you really need to check those Facebook updates, Whatsapp notifications or Instagram pictures? Be honest. If not, then keep them off to avoid unnecessary distractions. Also limit yourself to not spend more than 15 minutes per day on any application. If you keep suffering an app continuously for no reason, you are addicted.

The most important method is to create a gadget-free zone in your home. For example, let the dining room be no-mobile zone, or the bedroom to be a laptop-free zone. To reinforce the rule on each family member, maintain a punishment policy like a fine for whoever breaks the rule.

So, claim your life back from the gadgets to which we gave life in the first place!

Is Stress Your Silent Killer?

 

Stress is known to be the #1 proxy killer disease today. Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger—whether it’s real or imagined—the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight-or-freeze” reaction, or the stress response. The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you. The stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges.

But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.

What Causes Stress?
Psychological factors like worries, frustration or work pressures are often linked to stress. However, other factors like a sedentary lifestyle, consumption of alcohol & junk food, smoking, exposure to harmful radiations ( mobile/laptop ) and pollution can also cause stress.

Impact of stress on various organs of the body:

Brain: Headache, Anxiety, Irritability & Anger, Lack of Energy, Sleeping disorder, Lack of Concentration, Memory loss.
Skin: Acne
Joints: Lower bone density, Joint pain.
Heart: Increased BP, High cholesterol, Increases incidences of Heart attack.
Liver: Inflammation, Cirrhosis.
Pancreas: Diabetes
Intestine: Irritable bowel syndrome, Diarrhoea, Constipation.
Stomach: Nausea, Stomach Cramps, Weight fluctuation Indigestion, Gas.
Reproductive System: Reduced Sex drive, Lower sperm count, Increased pain during periods.
Muscle: Muscle Tension & pain.

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The Benefits of Ayurvedic Oils.

 

Traditional Ayurveda medicine practice is based on ancient Hindu philosophy and is centered on the idea of creating a long & fulfilling life, meaning the principles are to encourage vitality, health and longevity.
The actual practice is largely based on prevention, rather than cure. At the core of prevention is the every day custom of personal healthcare – a type of regular health maintenance.
Fundamental to this is daily self massage, known as abhyanga. Massage with Ayurvedic oils can relieve your mind and body from many kinds of stresses and toxic build ups. Regular self massage rejuvenates your entire physical structure and promotes mental relaxation.
Ancient Indian texts written 5000 years ago state that ‘a person with a view to preserving and promoting positive health should use massage therapy every day’.

How can Ayurveda Oils enhance your wellbeing?
Daily self massage with Ayurveda oils is a positive way of unlocking the body’s innate healing ability, revitalising the body and mind & empowers you to maintain your body’s optimum health.
We live in a ‘time-poor’ society, and many of us are experiencing high levels of stress and feel overwhelmed by the pace and pressure of our busy lives. The effects of stress have a negative impact on our overall physical and mental wellbeing and leave us with an ‘out of sorts’ feeling.
Our skin contains the greatest amount of beneficial hormones, therefore, touch through massage communicates a positive therapeutic message. It balances the endocrine and nervous systems, enlivens the vital energy points (marma points) and affects literally billions of nerve endings that connect to all parts of the body including the brain and vital organs.
Toxins are dislodged from the bodily tissues and gently eliminated, leaving our entire system deeply balanced and nourished.

What conditions can oils be used for?

  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Muscular pain
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Psoriasis
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Immunity
  • Nourish dry skin
  • Circulation
  • Concentration

How do Ayurveda oils work?
Ayurvedic massage has become a lifestyle for the people of India . It is a natural form of exercise that offers a balance between the mind and the body.
It is believed in the Ayurveda system that each human being is composed of a Dosha. According to doctrines, a dosha is a combination of the 5 different elements; ether, wind, fire, water and earth. Doshas, according to Ayurveda, need to remain balanced in a person. An imbalance will manifest a negative or undesirable condition.
Using Ayurvedic oils in massage is a potent contributor at maintaining harmony & balance. Due to the extremely small size of the oil molecule, Ayurveda oils penetrate the skin easily and transport the healing properties of nature, directly to the cells in the body.

How are the oils made?
Each Ayurveda oil (thailam) has a unique & specific formula that can contain the components of up to 50 different plants. As the oil molecule is extremely small it easily penetrates the skin, delivering the medicinal properties to all the cells in the body. Given our modern lifestyle, our cells can become overwhelmed & dysfunctional.
Each ingredient has been carefully selected for its physiologic action in the body & to help restore the body’s natural state of health. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is the science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge).

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Ayurvedic Ingredients to Energize and Heal your Body – Part 11 – Black Pepper/Kali Mirch/Kurumulaku

 

Black Pepper Improves Blood Circulation through Vasodilation.
Black pepper is considered as “king of spices” due to its cleansing and antioxidant properties. One of the main benefits of black pepper is that it helps transport benefits of other medicines to relevant parts while supporting free flow of oxygen to the brain. In Ayurveda this ingredient is widely used for lung and heart diseases due to its unique benefits in pacifying Vata and Kapha.

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Ayurvedic Ingredients to Energize and Heal your Body – Part 3 – Cucumber

 

Rejuvenate your Body with Cool Cucumber.
If you’re feeling hot and bothered then cucumber is for you. This Ayurvedic Ingredient is cooling and calming nature benefits kidney functions, bladder and urinary while detoxifying the blood. Moreover, cucumber plays a major role in rejuvenating your skin and eyes due to its high water content, vitamin A, B and C while relieving arthritis pain and blood pressure. Cucumber could use as a quick fix stress by placing cucumber slices in a pot of hot water and inhaling that breath.

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