Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tea to restore internal fire

In Ayurveda the concept of digestive power or digestive strength, it is called Agni. And, it is a terribly important concept because Ayurveda says: if you have great Agni, if you are so blessed in this lifetime to have good Agni, you will have excellent health.

Agni is the "fire," that drives all digestion and metabolism  The digestive and absorption process is called Pakwagni (digestive fire).Agni is all of the enzymes systems for digestion from the mouth to the anus as well as  all the bacterial systems from the mouth to the anus. Yes, the main center is in the stomach however, we need to thing of agni as a force that gives vitality, transformation and clarity of mind when is balanced.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Baby massage: what oils to use.

Baby massage has a long tradition in India. Just after birth, a cleansing massage is done with a soft wheat-dough ball, to which a little almond oil and a dash of turmeric is added. Just before rubbing the ball is dipped in a bit of almond oil. This practice is continued for the first six days after birth, before the bath. Ayurvedic baby massage enhances circulation, helps in the expulsion of toxins and aids the digestive system of the baby.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The emotional and Mental influences of the Six Tastes in ayurveda

Ayurveda recognizes that each element in nature has a subtle impact on us. It is not only because we are ingesting the substances but also because we are made of the same resonance. It is hard to believe that there are already the elements of an apple, a rock and a river inside of us.

Each of the tastes we put in our mouth produces a secretion in the stomach, an emotional response and a mental attitude. The importance of taking all six tastes is not only for optimum digestion and balance but is also a way of maturing our senses, emotions and intellect.