Eat your main meal at midday, when your digestion is strongest. It is the high pitta time of the day. The fire is high and food gets digested with minimal waste.
Ancient ayurvedic healers identified dozens of causes that can bring eyes to grief. Among them were:
- Misuse of the eyes-straining too much, concentrating too hard on minute objects, or looking too far in the distance constantly.
- Excessive anger, jealousy, or negative feelings. (Echoing the thought that the eyes mirror the soul).
- Suppression of natural urges like hunger, thirst, sleep, and the need to cry.
- Suppression or neglect of sleep. Also, changes in one's regular sleep/wake routine.Therefore, ayurveda has a different way of looking at eye problems. It sees them as the result of disturbed dosha-balance.
September 1, 2009 03:10 by anisha
Avoid refrigerated, processed, artificially colored, canned and chemically preserved foods as far as you can. They increases ama or toxic undigested matter in the physiology, tax the body's agni or digestive fire, lack vitality and do not stimulate your Sattva. More...
August 24, 2009 05:57 by anisha
Q: Dietary and lifestyle tips for keeping the liver in balance?
A: First, avoid toxins in your food. Eat organic, freshly cooked foods.
If you eat foods that are laced with preservatives and chemicals, or that are processed or leftover, you're just making your liver work overtime to filter out the toxins. Eventually that's going to tax the health of your liver.
Also avoid toxic foods such as alcohol (which is well-proven to be the cause of cirrhosis of the liver, but even in small doses should be strictly avoided by people of Pitta constitution). Stay away from cigarette smoke and air pollution and exposure to commercial household cleansers and other toxic substances. These are all taxing to the liver. In general, drink lots of water to flush out toxins, but be sure it is pure water. More...
August 23, 2009 03:07 by anisha
March 16, 2009 05:07 by anisha
Breath is a bridge between the body and the mind. When trying to meditate it is common to experience tension in the muscles and noisy thoughts in the mind.
The nervous system is the arbiter between the tense body and the noisy mind. One of the best ways to regulate that nervous system, and in turn the body and mind, is through the breath. This has been known by the Yogis for thousands of years, and has also come to be widely known in recent years by the modern medical and psychological community.
Soham mantra has been called the universal mantra because of the fact that its vibration is already a part of the breath, and everybody breathes. Sooooo... is the sound of inhalation, and Hummmm... is the sound of exhalation.
February 17, 2009 04:02 by anisha
Chapter 1. Hath Yoga Pradipika, About Asanas
Chapter 2. Hath Yoga Pradipika
1. Mastering asanas or postures, a Yogi, master of himself, eating food which is moderate and has offered to Shiva, should practice pranayama, as instructed by the guru.
2. Respiration being disturbed, the mind becomes disturbed. By restraining respiration, the Yogi gets steadiness of mind.
3. So long as the (breathing) air stays in the body, it is called life. Death consists in the passing out of the (breathing) air. It is, therefore, necessary to restrain the breath.
4. The breath does not pass through the middle channel (susumna), owing to the impurities of the nadis. How can then success be attained, and how can there be the unmani avastha.
5. When the whole system of the nadis which is full of impurities, is cleaned, then the Yogi becomes able to control the Prana.
6. Therefore, Pranayama should be performed daily with satwika buddhi (intellect free from raja and tama or activity and sloth), in order to drive out the impurities of the susumna.
Process for Pranayama
7. Sitting in the Padmasana posture the Yogi should fill in the air through the left nostril (closing the right one); and, keeping it confined according to one's ability, it should be expelled slowly through the surya (right nostril). More...