The Sensual Art of Eating with the Hands

For thousands of years, people across South Asia and the Middle East have eaten with their hands, and not utensils. Even today, the practice has become very common – and to the casual onlooker, it may seem somewhat strange! However, first of all, we have to understand that eating itself, as also cooking, is somewhat…

Jala Rahasya: The Secret of Water in Ayurveda

“May waters filled with medicinal properties protect my body, so I may have the vision of the Sun!”-Rig Veda, IX.9.7 (Author’s translation) According to Ayurveda, the properties of water vary. Different types of water are thus useful for different people, disorders and times. Unboiled water is said to take 3 hours to digest, boiled and cooled…

Ritucharya (Seasonal Routines):

[EXCERPT from Up-coming book “Ayurvedic Wellness Tips”] © Durgadas (Rodney) Lingham/Arogya Ayurvedic Health Ltd. All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be copied or reproduced in any form, without direct permission from the author. Quotes may be used in research works, providing proper citations and references are given. Ayurveda considers the effects of…

India’s Curry Influence

Today we see many curries across the globe, from the Indonesian and Thai to the classic India, as well as other influences. Many ask how this came to be? Curries originated in the Indus Valley civilisation, which began as early as 7,000BCE in Northern India, however, many spices came from India to the West, notably…