The Ayurvedic Approach to Treating Cancer

The Ayurvedic approach to treating and controlling Cancer cells involves: Firstly, accepting what causes all suffering. We suffer because we don’t understand the natural laws that govern us. We step on these and get bitten in the process. The only antidote for Ignorance is Knowledge. However, we need to be discriminative and discerning when acquiring […]

Cancer, what is it ? A Classical Ayurvedic Perspective

Cancer is defined in modern conventional medicine as cells that grow uncontrollably and do not die, as normal cells do. As this is not normal it is considered a mutation. That which does not conform to the norm causes disturbances and in Ayurveda, this is referred to as a Dosha. Normal cells in the body […]

Classical appreciation of Yogic Anatomy & Physiology (Rachna/Kriya Shariram)

The Human Body, according to Yoga, is composed of various layers of subtle and gross bodies, or energies. Each layer or body helps to support and develop the next. The principles of Ayurveda and the concept of the Human Body according to Yoga philosophy are intrinsically linked to each other in this aspect, and therefore, they […]

Classical Ayurveda provides a holistic approach to dis-ease and life

Often times, the more we investigate, the further away from our problems we are taken or the more confused we get! The more you think you know, in fact, it often means the less you know. This is because in a very short while of such investigations we become so overwhelmed and burdened with countless […]

Neeragaram – sustaining breakfast drink

Neeragaram is the usual morning drink or even breakfast for many of the people who work in the fields. Their day starts very early and they need to be sustained until they are back home much later in the day. This Neeragaram not only sustains them but also provides them with many nutritional benefits besides […]

Breathing & Prana

Correct breathing equates to better quality of health and well being. Our vitality, strength and clarity of body and mind depends very much on the capacity to oxygenate and deoxygenate our blood. The greater the capacity and regularity to achieve this the greater would be the benefits. Exhalation is as equally important as inhalation.  As […]

The Difference between Traditional and Modern Ayurveda Part 2

As we saw in Part 1 of this blog a significant change has occurred in the way Ayurveda is taught and practiced in modern times. Part 2 of this blog explains why this has happened. First it is important to understand the Indian or Hindu mind and secondly how modern history has affected the culture […]