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…

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…

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Why Ayurveda – Nature’s Healing System?

Why should I try Ayurveda? Ayurveda is the world’s oldest natural-healing system – time-tested across India, China, Korea, Japan, SE-Asia and also influencing founders of western medical systems as Hippocrates and later Arab physicians taking this science into Europe in the Middle-Ages, with the revival of surgery and humoric medicine It promotes models of biological…

SPRING NEWS AND UPDATES

2019 Spring News and Updates Spring is in the air again, with kapha (phlegm) being aggravated and starting to liquefy with the warmer weather, and the time of allergies. For allergies, place a little ghee (clarified butter) in the nostrils after cleansing sinuses with a neti pot in the morning (add a little warm water…

RESET your Digestion!

Resetting your digestion means re-setting your biological rhythms also, which ancient systems as Ayurveda see as the root-cause of many diseases, not merely gastrointestinal!  Many people today complain of issues such as : Bloating/abdominal distention after eating IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and similar symptoms Constipation or difficulty passing stool Intolerance to foods such as wheat and…