Category Archives: Dinacharya

  • Makar Sankrant – The Ayurveda perspective

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    India is a land of festivals. We Indians celebrate all these festivals with lots of fun and enthusiasm. Ayurveda explains 6 rutus (seasons) where every 2 rutus clubbed together,  explains three seasons in a year as per modern calender. All these festivals are associated with various rituals and tasty delicacies with slight variations as per the state and customs carried there. It wont seem an exaggeration if I say, we almost have one festival every month. eg- We have Ganpati festival associated with Modak in varsha rutu (monsoon), then we have Dasshera followed by kojagri pournima, Sharad rutu (october heat) where in we relish flavoured milk cooled down by moonlight. Diwali – where we enjoy various sweet and salty recepies fried, baked, roasted all yummy and healthy comes in Hemant rutu (beginning of winter). And With the start of the new year comes Makar Sankranti, shishir rutu (peak of winter). Now one may wonder, why so many festivals alongwith so many other celebrations in a year? Din’t our forefathers have any work to do? Others may
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  • Ayurvedic Dietary Rules -3

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    In the last blog we started with the Aharvidhi vidhaan, where we discussed about the first dietary rule Ushnam ashniyat, now we shall know more about the second rule – 2. Snigdham Ashniyat –  Now we all know ashniyat means to eat, we shall know what exactly snigdha means. A generalized translation of the word ‘snigdha’, may mean oily, (I can notice most of yours eyebrow raised by the word ‘Oily’, and the immediate pop ups into the mind – weight gain, cholestrol, acidity, and lot more). As mentioned, that would be a mere translation. The word ‘snigdha’ in Ayurveda has various shades – it explains moistness of the food, food texture and quality which will please the body and mind, definitely it also specifies use of oil or ghee in desired proportion which shall provide the necessary lubrication to the body internally and externally, and not the food – deep fried in oil or ghee. Benefits of Snigdha Bhojan (food) – Food with proportionate use of oil, ghee or water, provides proper texture and taste to
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  • Ayurvedic Dietary rules – 1

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    Yes! you read it right. Thousands of years ago, Ayurveda has elaborated these foolproof dietary rules to maintain healthy life. No, it doesnot mention ‘x’ calories of carbohydrates, ‘y’calories of proteins, vitamins, etc, neither does it stress on eating every 2-3 hrs or having certain litres of water daily. These rules are exclusively based on basic Ayurvedic principles, considering the state of tridoshas, Prakriti, Agni (digestive fire) and psychological health (pleasant state of mind) which in turn will gift us a healthy body and a healthy mind. This is known as “Ahar vidhi Vidhaan”   Ahar Vidhi Vidhaan :  Ahar vidhi vidhan includes ten dietary rules, they are as follows : Ushna Ahar (freshly prepared hot food ) Snigdha Ahar (moist and proper oil content food) Matrapurvak Ahar (proper quantity) Jirna Ahar (Having meals only after previous food is properly digested) Virya aviruddha (opposite or contraindicated foods) Ishta deshe (proper place) Na Atidrut (Not very fast) Na ativilambit (not very slow) Tan-mana-bhunjit (pleasing) Aatman-abhisamikshya bhunjit ( proper analyzing the food). We shall elaborate each point seperately
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  • Nasya – 2 drops of health…

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    Hair fall, premature greying of hair, headache, neck pain, stress and stress related insomnia or insufficient sleep, decreased immunity, are the most common complaints faced by many of us in day to day life. Although these complaints are disturbing- they are not much taken care of, the reason being quite simple – it doesnot hamper our daily routine. On a second thought, is it really wise to neglect these small problems? Continuous use of headphones, computer and mobile screens are over exerting our sense organs, leading to irritability, headache,vision impairment. Repeated episodes of insufficient or disturbed sleep may as well cause restlessness, fatigue, indigestion and other digestive disorders, raised blood pressure,etc. We have lost to the routines,and it is not easy to alter this hectic lifestyle, but we can surely try improvising our lifestyle with a small addition, which will not only help reduce these problems but gradually strengthen our senses… Yes –  NASYA- 2 drops of health. Nasya –  Nasya is one among the five karmas (Panchakarma), it is a procedure in which medicinal drops are
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  • नस्य – २ थेंब आरोग्याचे

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    केस गळणे, अकाली पांढरे होणे, डोके दुखी, स्ट्रेस व त्यामुळे होणारी अपूर्ण किंवा अव्यवस्थित झोप, मान दुखणे, वारंवार होणारी सर्दी, हे आजकाल सरसकट सहज आढळणार्‍या आणि लोकांनी आपल्या दैनंदिन जीवनात स्वीकारलेल्या तक्रारी आपल्याला बघायला मिळतात. ह्या सर्व तक्रारी त्यांना आवडतात म्हणून नाहि, तर ह्या तक्रारींमुळे त्यांच्या रोजच्या रूटिन मधे काहि बाधा येत नाहि ना, म्हणून. पण खरंच ह्या सर्व तक्रारी इतक्या सहज दुर्लक्ष करण्यासारख्या आहेत का? वारंवार हेडफोन्स वापरुन, सतत कॉम्प्युटर/मोबाईल स्क्रिन कडे बघुन डोकेदुखी, डोळ्यांवर ताण येणं, त्यामुळे होणारी चिडचिड. सततच्या अपूर्ण झोपेमुळे अनुत्साह, अस्वस्थ वाटणे, व त्यातुनच पुढे अपचन, अजीर्ण, इत्यादि पोटाचे विकार, ब्लड प्रेशर इ. सारखे विकार संभवतात. आपल्या दिनचर्येत केलेल्या एका छोट्याशा बदलाने, ह्या सर्व तक्रारी दूर होऊन आपले आरोग्य टिकवण्यास मदत होऊ शकते. नस्य – २ थेंब आरोग्याचे. नस्य म्हणजे पंचकर्मातील पाच कर्मांपैकी एक कर्म.  नाकाद्वारे जे औषध शरीरात प्रविष्ट केले जाते त्यास  नस्य म्हणतात. नस्याचे कार्यक्षेत्र हे सर्व उर्ध्वजत्रुगत व्याधींवर दिसून येते. || नासाहि शिरसो द्वारम् || – म्हणजे नाका वाटे जे औषध दिले जाते  ते  थेट शिर(डोक्यापर्यंत) पोहचते. म्हणूनच उर्ध्वजत्रुगत (कान,नाक,घसा,मान,डोकं,खांदे,इ) विकारांमधे नस्य हि एक प्रभावी चिकित्सा ठरते. नस्याचे मुख्य कार्य हे उर्ध्वजत्रुगत अवयवातील दोषांचे निर्हरण करणे असले तरीहि, नस्याचा एक प्रकार  असा आहे जो आपण आपल्या दररोजच्या व्यवहारात उपयोग करु शकतो – प्रतिमर्श नस्य. प्रतिमर्श नस्यामधे नस्य औषधींचे प्रमाण हे अगदी अल्प असते, ज्यामुळे दोषांचे शमन होते आणि  उर्ध्वजत्रुगत अवयवांचे बल वाढण्यास मदत होते. नस्य कर्मविधी : आडवे झोपून मान खाली झुकलेली असावी, एक एक करुन दोन्ही नाकपुड्यांमधे २-२ थेंब  नस्य द्रव्य (औषधी तेल/तूप) टाकावे. हळूवारपणे दिर्घ श्वास घ्यावा. १-२ मिनिटे तसेच पडून राहावे, औषध घशात आल्यास थुंकावे व कोमट पाण्याने गुळण्या कराव्या. नस्य कधी करु नये : सर्दी, ताप, काान-नाक-घसा ह्यांचे विकार (इन्फेक्शन),इ. असताना नस्य कर्म टाळावे. आयुर्वेदानुसाुरप्रतिमर्श नस्याचे १५ काळ वर्णन केले आहेत, परंतु आपला दिनक्रम आणि धावपळ लक्षात घेता, दिवसातून किमान १-२ वेळा नस्य केल्यास देखिल आपण नस्याचे फायदे अनुभवू शकतो. यष्टीमधु तैल, गाईचे शुद्ध तूप, अथवा तुमच्या प्रकृति व विकृतिनुसार  तुमच्या वैद्यांच्या मार्गदर्शनानुसार तुम्ही नस्य औषधी निवडू शकता. नस्याच्या नियमित वापरामुळे मिळणारे फायदे : शिर व इन्द्रियांच्या ठिकाणील वाताचे शमन होते व वाढलेल्या कफाचे शोधन होते. उर्ध्वजत्रुगत सर्व इन्द्रिय आणि अवयवांचे बल व कार्यक्षमता वाढते. मेंदूवरचा ताण कमी करुन त्यास पोषण मिळते. मान व खांद्यांच्या स्नायुंना दृढ बनवते. चेहर्‍याचा वर्ण व कांति सुधारते. मुखाचे (दात, हिरड्या,जिह्वा,घसा) आरोग्य टिकवून ठेवते. केसांचि मुळं बळकट करुन केस गळणे,तुटणे,अकाली पिकणे कमी होते. वारंवार होणारी सर्दि, सायनस चा त्रास व त्यामुळे होणारी डोकेदुखी व चिडचिड कायमची दूर करते. नस्याचे हे २ थेंब आरोग्याचे आपल्यासाठी सहज करण्याजोगे, सोपे, स्वस्त व बहूगुणकारी असे आयुर्वेदाच्या खजिन्यातले वरदान अाहे. आपण सर्वांनी ह्याचा उपयोग करावा व आपले आरोग्य वाढवावे.   टिप: नस्य सुरु करण्यपूर्वी आपल्या वैद्यांचा सल्ला जरुर घ्यावा, जेणेकरुन तुम्ही नस्य करण्यास योग्य आहात का? व तुम्हला तुमच्या प्रकृतिनुसार नस्य द्रव्याचे चयन करण्यास योग्य मार्गदर्शन मिळू शकेल.        

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