Tag - Disease

Balasana: For balancing of the Pitta


By Atul Vyas  According to Indian philosophy, all the matter in our universe is made up of five basic eternal substances in various proportions. They are: Akash (space), Vayu (air), Agni (fire), Jal (water), and Prithvi ( the earth). These five substances comprise the pancha-mahabhutas or five elements or eternal substances and combine with the soul to create...

Burn Dhoopana: From Ashes to Ashes


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Ayurveda reminds us that in times of increasing diseases, we must reconnect with the environment in which we grow, and go cleanse the land, cleanse the water, cleanse the air, and become aware of time. This is especially important during epidemics, which were known 5000 years ago and called janapada-uddhvansa in Sanskrit. Jana is the...