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Ayurveda does not focus on the virus, but on the person, the host: Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya


By Bharat Upadhyay New Delhi: As alternative medicine gains popularity in the wake of COVID-19, the age-old Indian system of Ayurveda can don the role of quiet yet powerful armed forces in the fight against the coronavirus, according to Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya. She is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine from New York’s Weill Cornell Medical...

Ancient Guidelines for Exercise


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya If able, the whole body should move in a coordinated way, actively using symmetry, balance, and coordination of the 4 limbs and trunk and spine. Activities such as walking, biking, hiking, swimming, running, and full-body sports are appropriate.   The ancient wisemen of Bharat had profound guidelines for helping the body stay strong. Though...

Approaching the Tipping Point


by Bhaswati Bhattacharya Yoga succeeded by suppressing its authentic core of use as a medical system and eliminating yoga as a medical system in its teaching to the West, focusing on wellness and mental calm. Yoga also eliminated its core spiritual connection and focused on tangible practices such as postures, breathwork, and meditation, using fashion...

Making Ayurveda Practical


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya The practical aspects of setting up rituals for self-care make the difference between successful routines and failed attempts. Many go to a doctor, trainer or counselor and receive recommendations for their well-being. When they get home or back to work, they neglect to take the first step, which is to visualize oneself implementing...

Understanding the Elements


by Bhaswati Bhattacharya   Observations over 5000 years led Ayurvedic scientists to propose that the human being is more than just a body made of physical and chemical elements. The phenomenon of being human required a mind interacting with a body, senses interacting between the body and the physical environment, and an intangible but real experience...

Invest in India: Find Your Power


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, all born on the bhumi of Bharat became free, no longer demeaned, humiliated slaves of the British Empire. This year people jubilantly held the 75th celebration of independence of India.   The Republic of India was proudly formed by a team of people announcing their non-violent victory...

How to Have an Ayurveda Based Early Morning Routine


The practical reality of a great steady early-morning routine aligned with Ayurvedic principles requires that you first assess where you are. Do you already do five or six of the 15 rituals? Or are you woefully disorganized in the morning? The way to start is with a sense of the timings of your morning ablutions,...

Intimacy is not Scale-able


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya Ambitious entrepreneurs in the ayurveda sector are generally trained in engineering, medicine, or modern science and business. They embrace the economic models that calculate profits based on currency, not on impact on environment, social human capital, or ability to self-heal. Entrepreneurs who are transactional look only at parameters of currency, scale growth,...

Rise and Shine


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya Most of us would love to awaken before dawn refreshed and full of abundant enthusiasm and energy to start our day and have extra time to finish projects, spend time in nature, or begin creative works.  To start that return to ebullience, take two days to observe what prevents you from resting.  What priorities...