Author - Vaidya Meenakshi Gupta

positive mental health
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Positive Mental Health – Beating the Blues with Ayurveda

Mental Health is a concept that refers to the psychological and emotional well-being of a person. Being mentally healthy generally means that we are able to use our emotional capabilities to function well in society and go through everyday life with little or no difficulty. Some factors that can affect our mental health are our family life, social life, and life at work. Having negative experiences in any of the said areas can deteriorate the condition of our mental health.Mental illnesses, on the other hand, refer to health-related conditions [...]

ayurvedic rituals

5 Ayurvedic Rituals for the Whole Family

A ritual is a stable and balanced regularity whether it is executed daily or once-in-a lifetime; it is grounding and rooted. A ritual, no matter how simple or composite, is a time to unite with prodigious consciousness and the senses. The experiences are meant to be pure, or sattvic. Stability and purity are two qualities that can invite all type of body type of all ages into a state of healing.According to Ayurveda Sarvam dravyam Panchabhautikam, all creation arises out of five great elements known as mahabhutas. Our body [...]

Awaken water

Let’s Awaken Our Water

During my childhood days I remember my grandmother storing water in a copper vessel overnight and asking us to drink from it first thing in the morning. She claimed the water stored in a copper vessel was extremely healthy for the mind and body. Now when I see these ancient customs reemerging & my own findings with the healing ideologies of Ayurveda, I look back and think that I should have taken my grandmother’ s advice more seriously.Copper is considered an essential mineral for our body. Ayurveda recommends storing [...]

seasonal regime

Season and Seasonal Regimen-Identification and Practical Application in Different parts of Globe

The living system is a miniature of the outer universe. Every natural phenomenon is reflected and represented within individual. Ayurveda understands that the universe is nurtured and governed by three cosmic forces: Soma (Moon), Surya (Sun) and Anila (Air). These three forces are represented by Kapha, Pitta and Vata within living system which nurtures and governs the living system. (Sushruta Samhita Sutra Sthana : 21/8) Soma is responsible for increase in Bala (strength), accumulation of energy and pertains to Sheeta (Cool) character. Surya is responsible for extorting Bala out, [...]