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…

The Importance of Ojas – Vitality

Ojas or vitality is a key concept in the ancient system of Ayurveda. Ojas is said to be our basic immunity, or immune system and vitality, described as a kind of “sap” in the body. The ancient author, Charaka (1500BCE) noted (from earlier texts of his mentor, Sri Agnivesh), that ojas is either red (rakta…