Monthly Archives - July 2017

Ojas, The Glow And Radiance of Good Health

We know Ojas when we see it:  the glow of a woman in love; the magnetism of sages and saints; the power of a person living their purpose; or, the insatiable attraction we have toward the babies and young children.Ayurveda recognises a subtle bodily substance called Ojas (pronounced o-jahs) as the foundation for our overall health, happiness and resilience to stress. Its name translates as “strength”, “splendor”, “luster” or “powerful expression”.Ojas is a very refined, protoplasmic-type substance formed by our bodily tissues, a by-product of kapha dosha. Ojas gives [...]

Understanding your Headache

Dilute a paste of ginger powder (half teaspoon) with water & apply to the Forehead. A burning sensation may persist. But it's not harmful.Temporal headaches: It's related to Kapha. Hence apply ginger paste to the forehead and Sinuses.Occipital headaches: It is because of the aggravated Pitta in the stomach. Make tea with cumin & coriander seeds in a cup of hot water & consume it. Also apply a sandalwood paste to the templesSinus headaches: Indicate toxins in the colon. Take one teaspoon of flax seed at bedtime with a glass of warm milk. At the [...]

Can you Hear your Inner Voice?

Much has been written on the spiritual path about the “soft voice” or “inner voice” that Ayurveda describes as the “Self” or the “True Self.” In a way, these inner messages are similar to the texts or instant messages we receive from friends and family. One difference is you don't need an iPhone or Android cell phone to receive an inner message; those promptings are unfolding all the time. Yes, each of us can tune into such inner messages. It's helpful to remember that the language of the Self [...]