Health

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...

Walking in the world of Ramayana


For the armchair traveler as well as the enthusiast for epic tales, ‘In the footsteps of Rama, Travels with the Ramayana’, co-authored by Vikrant Pande and Neelesh Kulkarni (HarperCollins) is a wonderful book with which to revisit the world of the Ramayana. The writers’ quest to retrace the trail of Rama’s years in exile began...

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,...

Asanas that cut more kilos than heavy workouts


Yoga's popularity is growing worldwide, but people are not fully aware of its  numerous benefits, the most notable of which is weight loss. There are many asanas that burn more calories than intense workouts. They tone your body while also assisting you in losing weight. Here are 10 asanas that you may do anywhere, at...

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,...