What a Child should eat ?

As children are the building blocks of the society, incorporating Ayurveda principles in their lives will help enhance their physical and mental health, thereby promoting a healthy and disease free society. The physical and mental development during childhood period forms the foundation of the rest of his / her life. Diet, Lifestyle, food intake and Behavior are very important to maintain Child’s mental and physical health.

DIET

Five Main Rules of food intake –

1. Take timely meals in proper quantity, preferably freshly prepared and warm

2. Concentrate on food while eating and eat food at pace. Avoid watching television, talking or laughing during meal

3. Eat in relaxed condition, be seated

4. Don´t eat too slow or too fast

5. Avoid fasting and overeating

Foods for health and promoting growth in children –

1. Recommended fats – Ghee and olive oil,

2. Recommended sugar includes organic raw sugar, honey, rock sugar, and jaggery.

3. Excess of anything, even though good for health is not advisable.

4. Recommended dairy products – Milk, paneer, freshly made curd and buttermilk.

5. Recommended Nuts and Dry fruits – Soaked raisins, almonds and walnuts.

6. Recommended Spices – Turmeric, pepper, cumin enhance digestion.

7. Reduce junk food or canned, frozen or packaged foods, carbonated drinks.

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Home Remedies For Six Common Eye Problems

Eye Problems : Today’s life style and work atmosphere along with the use of modern appliances and gadgets for work and entertainment, like televisions and computers, are taking a heavy toll on the general health and well being of eyes. People tend to forget that eyes too need exercise as well as rest for its proper functioning. Following are simple home remedies –

•  For blepharitis and stye – Wet a clean cloth with warm water. Hold the cloth over your eyes for five minutes. Re-wet the cloth with warm water when it cools. Gently rub the washcloth over your eyelids to loosen any debris.
•  For itching with inflammation – Dip cotton in rose water and place it on the closed eyes for 5 minutes. Repeat twice daily. Rosewater is one of the most effective home remedies for itchy eyes.
•  For irritation and puffiness – Cucumber contains anti-irritation properties that help in reducing inflammation, puffiness, swelling and irritation happening in your eyes. Wash cucumber properly and then cut it into thin slices and then put them over your eyes. Repeat the process four to five times a day.
•  For itchy eyes – Take fenugreek seeds and soak them in water for seven to eight hours and then make a smooth paste out of it. Now apply the paste over your eyes and leave it for twenty minutes. Finally wash the paste off from your eyes with cold water. Repeat it twice daily.
•  For swollen eyes – Tea contains bioflavonoids that fight viral and bacterial infections and can help reduce inflammation. Use moist green tea bag as eye pad. Repeat several times a day. The tannic acid in the tea will soothe the itching.
•  For fatigue eyes – Wash your eyes with plain water. This soothes them. It also cleanses the eyes and relieves congestion.

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Benefits of rice mentioned in Ayurveda texts

Ayurvedic Properties of Rice

Rasa (Taste): Sweet

Virya (Potency): Cooling

Vipaka (Post digestive effective): Sweet

Guna (Qualities): Unctuous, nourishing and Strength promoting. Brown rice is light to digest and white polished rice is slightly heavy to digest

Actions on the doshas: Balances Vata and Pitta and increases Kapha. But old rice does not increase Kapha.

“Old rice” (one year maturity after harvest) versus new rice  (Freshly harvested rice)

Freshly harvested rice is hard to digest, whereas 1-year-old rice is “lighter” and two-year old rice is even more “excellent in quality”. Also Ayurveda texts explain that old rice is wholesome in diabetes and obesity. Ayurveda recommends storage of rice in moist free airtight containers.

Now – a – days we are eating newer and newer rice which is becoming harder and harder for us to digest.

With respect to the preparation of rice, the Ayurvedic texts explain that dry roasting (i.e. drying over heat) certain varieties of rice can make them “light” to digest and hence beneficial when the digestive fire is low. In addition, there are references to the digestive benefits of soaking rice prior to cooking it. Soaking the rice for at least 1 hour prior to cooking them will make it lighter for digestion.

Some benefits of rice mentioned in Ayurveda texts –

•  From Ayurvedic point of view, rice provides the basis of wide range of healing gruels. Rice was prepared as a thin stew with specific spices to treat different illnesses.

•  Kichari made of old rice and mung is beneficial to a person suffering from fever or stomach disorder.

•  Rice gruel mixed with ghee or butter is advised throughout pregnancy. As rice, ghee and butter are cooling and anabolic, they nourish the mother – to be as well as help in proper growth of the fetus.

•  Old rice is beneficial in diabetes and obesity.

•  Indications of rice wash water (Tandulodaka) are also mentioned in many disorders like bleeding disorders, leucorrhoea, etc.

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Israel Group visit Chakrapani Ayurveda

Chakrapani Ayurveda Center, with a mission to spread authentic knowledge of Ayurveda worldwide, is conducting Ayurveda lecture every year for people from Israel, organized by Astha & Suranga group, who are specialize in customized tours to different locations around the globe for women from last ten years. Ayurveda has been included as a part of their itinerary to bring people more close to India.

Chakrapani Ayurveda is associated with the group from last 8 years or more. For every group an enlighten introductory lecture on Ayurveda followed by body type analysis and diet & life style counseling sessions is conducted by Chakrapani team of Doctors. This time a group of 16 ladies came to Chakrapani Ayurveda under the leadership of Ms. Neta Eini for Astha and Suranga group.

The lecture was delivered by Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha followed by Body type analysis and counseling sessions. The group was very enthusiastic and enjoyed the lecture and counseling sessions. It was a wonderful experience for all.

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lecture

Why Massage Therapy is Good For Your Health

Some people think that massage therapy is only for relaxation and that it’s really just a luxury, but that is not entirely true. Massage therapy will definitely relax you, but there is so much going on physiologically during a massage you’ll really be surprised at the many benefits you receive.

During massage therapy, your parasympathetic nervous system is activated. The parasympathetic nervous system is the counterpart to your sympathetic nervous system, your fight or flight response. When your parasympathetic nervous system is active, your body goes into a relaxed state, your heart rate, respiration, and blood flow to the muscles slows down. This gives the body a chance to de-stress on the physical level. When the body stays in a state of constant stress (you may not realize it, even just daily work stress can activate the body’s sympathetic nervous system), eventually the body will break down. Stress related diseases are common and massage therapy combined with a good diet and exercise will definitely decrease your chances of developing those diseases.

One of the many health benefits you receive through massage is the elimination of toxins. This occurs through the movement of blood and lymph during the massage. Although the blood flow to the muscles slows during a massage, while the therapist is working on a specific muscle, blood flow is increased in the area of contact, and ultimately circulation does increase in the body after a massage. When blood circulation increases, it increases the oxygen to the cells and thus increases elimination of toxins. If you already get massages, have you ever noticed that during your massage your nose gets stuffy? This may seem to be because your head is face down in the face cradle, but it’s more than that. The congestion you feel is due to the toxins building up and looking for a way to get out of the body. That is why it is very important to drink a lot of water after a massage to flush out the built up toxins, especially if you receive a deep tissue massage.

Another benefit of massage is that it can relieve chronic pain or muscle tension. A weekly massage can help to retrain the muscles to relax. Our nerves and muscles have memory. When we experience stress or trauma even though we may not think about it after a while, our nerves and muscles will remember the experience. This can often lead to muscles staying contracted or spasming in an effort to guard the body against the stress or trauma. If you’ve ever broken a bone, you might have noticed that one of the first things to happen is that the muscles near the bone contract and stay contracted for several days. This is to protect the bone that broke against any further damage and to hold it in place so that it can begin to heal. When you experience stress, the contraction is not as extreme, but a similar concept is going on and in some cases the body will experience chronic pain or just feel tight and uncomfortable. When the muscles are contracting they can pull on the bones, especially in the back, and you can wind up with pain due to a pinched nerve. When you receive a massage for this type of problem, the muscles begin to relax and over time they release the ‘memory’ and the pain or tightness dissolves.

The are so many benefits to receiving massage therapy, too many to go into in just one article, but you can see that just by taking the time to enjoy a relaxing therapeutic massage you are truly allowing your body to rejuvenate and detoxify. In the environment that we live and work in, any little thing that we can do to improve our health will help our body to serve us better and longer. ”

By Laura Sadler, B.A., CMT

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Chyawanprash

Chyawanprash – Ultimate Rasayana of Ayurveda

Chyawanprash  is named after Rishi Chyawan who had become very old, but then once more became youthful through taking this preparation. According to the Charaka Samhita, Chyawanprash is “the foremost of all Rasayanas”. Rasayana is helpful to increase the immunity of the person to keep the disease away and also reverses the disease process and prevents the re-occurrence. Rasayanas are rejuvenators, nutritional supplements and possess strong antioxidant activity.

Chyawanprash is a total health tonic, here is why a spoonful of Chyawanprash every day can bless you with perfect health.

Regular consumption of Chyawanprash strengthens digestion, absorption and assimilation. It eases constipation.

Due to its high vitamin C content, Chyawanprash is well known to enhance the immune system and thereby reducing the incidence of common infections like cough, cold and fever.

A good cardiac stimulant and helps in the smooth functioning of the heart.

It nourishes the neuronal cells and promotes intelligence and memory.

It has a calming effect on Central Nervous System (CNS), thereby reducing anxiety and stress induced psychiatric problems and imparts sound sleep.

Helps in the smooth functioning of the respiratory system by maintaining moisture balance and stimulating the metabolism. It is especially beneficial for cough and asthma patients.

Improves skin complexion and prevent skin infections.

Promotes hair growth and helps in calcium absorption and hence strengthening of bones and teeth.

It is believed that Chyawanprash purifies blood, eliminates toxins and is beneficial to liver.

It also works as an antioxidant, thus slowing down the aging process.

Chyawanprash helps to balance all the three Doshas. It has a marked effect on Kappa which governs the defense systems and plays a role in stabilization of all systems of the body. This formulation is fit for all Doshas types and perhaps through all seasons of the year.

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KAHWA

Traditionally a Kashmiri drinking recipe, ideal for winters.

Ingredients:
4 Cups water
A pinch of Cinnamon (dalchini)
1/2 tsp Fresh kashmiri green tea, crushed
2 Green cardamoms, crushed
3-4 Almonds, shredded
4 strands Saffron, crushed
Sugar to taste
Preparation time:10 minutes

How to make Kahwa:
Pour water in a vessel.
Add crushed green tea leaves and cinnamon.
Bring to boil.
As soon as it boils, add saffron & sugar to taste.
Add cardamoms and shredded almonds.
Cover and boil for a few minutes.
Remove from the flame.
Kehwa is ready to drink.

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Gandusha

Gandusha : Procedure of holding the medicinal decoction/ liquid/ oil in the buccal cavity for certain period without gargling. It can be done in both healthy and diseased persons. In a healthy person it can be done as a regular practice by using til taila (sesame oil).

This procedure produces local as well as systemic effect. Used for the diseases of oral mucosa, gum, tingue, teeth etc generally for local effect. At the same time it can produce some systemic effect as the medicines can absorb by oral mucosa and can directly enter in to systemic circulation more rapidly.

Benefits
Nourishes oral cavity and gums
Strengthens and stabilize the teeth
Improves voice
Moisturize the mouth & lips
Enhances the taste perception of tongue

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Abhayanga

Abhayanga is an Ayurvedic procedure of application of sneha dravayas (mainly oils) over body with certain amount of pressure in specific directions. In this procedure, warm medicated oil is applied gently all over the body. Many of the prevalent modern massage techniques are the modified forms of Abhayanga. It can be performed as preventive therapy, therapeutic procedure or even as Rejuvenative therapy also. It can be applied over the whole body or locally.  In a healthy person it can be done as a regular practice as a dincharya with sesame oil.

Benefits
Enhance body strength and promote physical stability
Improves lustre of skin and complexion
Induces sound sleep
Helps prevent the hazards of aging
Maintains proper tension of muscles and tendons
Improves vision
Gives longevity
Enhances the activity of sense organs

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Nasyam

Nasyam : Medicaments administered through nose/nasal route is called Nasya. It can be used as a preventive therapy, curative therapy or rejuvenative therapy. It is also applicable in healthy person for keeping up the power of sense organs in head and to stimulate the central nervous system.

Nasya karma is indicated in the disease of head and for all ailments above shoulder.

Benefits:
* Ensures proper and healthy growth of hairs
* Enhances the activity of sense organs
* Prevents early ageing process
* Highly effective for migraine headaches, paralysis, neurilogical diseases, clarity of voice
* Checks recurrent sinusitis, nasal allergies, nasal polyps
* Improves memory and eye sight
* Relieves stress and emotional imbalance