Thursday, 17 August 2017

Good Sleep remedies with Ayurveda and Yoga

Sound sleep remedies by Yoga and Ayurveda
Good, calm and sound sleep is important   for well being of Body, mind and soul..
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of life since it restores and rejuvenates the body. Without sleep, organs deteriorate at a rapid pace, and the mind loses its acuity. Unfortunately, many people struggle to achieve a truly restful sleep.  Sleep deprivation or poor quality of sleep impacts both short-term and long-term health with frightening consequences, like depression, obesity, loss of mental clarity and  mental fatigue etc
If you are experiencing difficulty sleeping, consider  following Ayurvedic and Yogic  principles known to improve sleep. Its not like as eight hours of sleep every night for everyone. Quality and quantity of sleep required by an individual to completely recharge in mind body and to rejuvenate new cells are considered crucial for health, bliss and longevity.
Ten-minute naps are good for Vata types. Long naps are permitted in the hot part of the summer, when days are long and nights are short. Sleeping during the day increases Kapha. Only the very weak, very young, very old, those exhausted , diseased, overwork, under the influence of intoxicants and other emotional or physical trauma should sleep longer than 15 minutes in the afternoon.  Sleeping during the day produces Ama(toxins).

Sleeping Positions 

Sleeping on the left side :  helps digestion. It promotes the functioning of the right nostril and is good. The right nostril heats and activates the body and when it is finctioning a person becomes more interested in food and sleep.
Sleeping in a sitting position provides the most alert sleep and is the best. Yogis often sleep sitting up.
Sleeping on the right side is relaxing, and it activates the left nostril, which cools and relaxes the body, making it easier for self-control (which is good for Yoga).
Sleeping on the back disturbs Vata. It activates both nostrils at the same time, which produces disease by (encouraging energy to leave the body). Sleeping on the back harms the brain.
Sleeping on the stomach disturbs everything. It causes disease by obstructing deep and healthy breathing.
Sleeping facing north draws energy from the body, and disturbs the body, mind and spirit. Sleeping with the head facing west causes disturbing dreams.
Before going to sleep it is best to wash the hands, feet and face. Then it is good to massage the feet and temples with a little warm sesame oil or ghee and meditate for a while to allow the negative impacts of the day to dissipate. Then perform some Pranayama practice like anuloma viloma pranayama  before sleeping.
Home remedies, tips and lifestyle for sound sleep
• It is best to go to bed only to sleep and not to read, write or think. It is best to rise immediately after awakening.
• It is best to wear the least amount of clothing possible and one should especially avoid socks.
• Do not cover the face while sleeping so as to breathe properly, otherwise a person breathes his own deoxidized air.
• Sleeping under the moon is very good, relaxing and calming Pitta, but sleeping under the sun increases Pitta.
• Sleeping while hungry is not good for health. Sleeping after lunch will increase Kapha and body weight.
• Create an optimal sleeping environment in your bedroom by using room-darkening shades and dim lighting.
• Schedule your dinner for early in the evening. A dinner between 6 and 7 p.m.( gap of 3 hours before sleep) is less likely to interfere with your sleep. Keep dinners light and free of strong spices.
• Attempt to set a regular bedtime before 10 p.m. or about 3 hours after the sun sets. Wake about an hour before the sun rises.
• Brush or comb your hair to lightly stimulate your scalp.
• Sleep in comfortable fabrics such as cotton.
• Breath deeply through your nose. Hold your breath for a few seconds, and then exhale through your mouth. Focus on your breath and visualize yourself in a relaxing place as you fall asleep.
• Engage in some form of  breathing exercise on a daily basis.
• Try taking a warm bath before going to sleep.
• Do not exercise within 2 hours of going to sleep.
• Do not smoke or drink alcohol, especially right before bed.
• Refrain from drinking coffee or other stimulants close to bedtime.
• Avoid doing work in your bedroom.
• Refrain from sleeping during the day unless you have done hard physical labor.
• If a person feels refreshed and inspired after he wakes up, then he has slept a right amount of time. If after waking up one feels tired and drained he is not sleeping the correct amount of time . You can change sleeping time by 15 minutes a day increments to see/check what is the proper amount of sleep one needs.
• Sleeping during the day disturbs blood flow. It causes disturbances of breathing, heaviness in the head, chest regions disorders and other problems.
• The best time to sleep is from three hours after sunset to 90 minutes before dawn. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
• Going to sleep on a full stomach diverts the body’s energy from recharging the system and also causes bad dreams.
 • Arise and go to bed at about the same times each day. This helps your body and mind relax as the appointed bedtime approaches. Over time it conditions your physiology to fall asleep at that time.
•   Morning  the best time to exercise. If you exercise in the morning, it will help you fall asleep easier at night. Working out late in the day is not recommended as this will raise energy levels and set you up for activity rather than sleep. Exercise moderately in the evening if you have time, according to the needs of your constitution, every day.
• Do not eat a heavy dinner, and avoid spicy foods at night. Ayurveda recommends a light dinner eaten at least three hours before bedtime. A one-dish meal of a vegetable soup or moong bean khichadi is nourishing yet not too heavy. Do not drink too much water or other beverages after 6.30 p.m. drink a cup of warm milk at bedtime to help lull you into sleep. Take  the milk with a large pinch of nutmeg or Gulkand for Vata, cardamom and gulkand  for Pitta and dried ginger or turmeric for Kapha.
•  Use some relaxation techique record or Shavaasana with lower limb massage with warm sesame oil, almond oil or olive oil before you get into bed is also a pleasant, relaxing activity and helps improve sleep quality. Your bedtime massage oil can be spiced up with a few drops of essential oil of lavender. Take a very small quantity of oil in your palm and massage your lower legs, from your knees to your toes, and your lower arms, from your elbows to your fingertips, with easy up-and-down strokes.
• Keep your bedroom dark and at a comfortable temperature so that you are neither too warm nor too cold. Wear comfortable sleepwear to bed—cotton is ideal. Your bedroom should be quiet, clutter-free and free of work-related material. Do not have a TV in your bedroom.
• Do not drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages as they impact the quality and quantity of sleep you get. Avoid nicotine as well.
• As bedtime draws near, try to get your mind and body to settle down. Avoid working or reading/watching stimulating entertainment at least an hour before bed. Calming activities such as listening to soft relaxing music or just sitting quietly and practicing deep breathing can help your mind and body wind down gradually.
• Avoid napping during the day; it makes it harder to fall asleep at night. If stress or worrying keeps you up, learn and regularly practice a meditation technique. This will help strengthen your ability to deal with day-to-day stresses and worries.
• ¼ tsf Poppy Seed with a warm glass of milk an hour before bed will help you fall asleep easier. Poppy Seed, Jatamansi and Brahmi are ayurvedic herbs that help promote restful sleep, and lavender and sandalwood are relaxing essential oils that help promote ease of falling sleep and getting a better quality of sleep.


Vata persons should go to bed by 9 p.m. and sleep on their left side.
Pitta persons should go to sleep between 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and sleep on their right side. Kapha people should go to bed between 10 pm and 11 pm and sleep on their left side.
Kapha persons like to sleep 8-9 hours. Sleeping this long slows down their metabolism and causes them to put on weight. It is best for them to wake up between 4:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. and then take a walk. This amount of sleep will make the body feel better and help them lose weight.You Can check your prakriti on any prakriti questionnaires or at our centre

Saturday, 12 August 2017



Medicinal uses of Patharchatta : is used to treat clinical conditions such as asthma, blood dysentery, boils, bronchial affections, cough, diabetes, gout, insect bites, jaundice, dysuria, epilepsy, gout, hoping cough, jaundice, nephrolithiasis, painful micturition, pneumonia, respiratory troubles, tuberculosis, ureterolithiasis, arthritis, inflammation, hypertension and kidney stones. It stimulates production of urine and hence helps in urinary stones.

Uses of this plant:
1.Leaves of this plant is very good for removing kidney stone and multiple small gall bladder stone. Chew leaves (2-3) or extract leaves juice and drink before the meal  twice a day.
2.The juice or the bruised fresh leaves is good for arresting bleeding from wounds, cuts, ulcers.
3.Mix Patharchatta leaf juice (3 ml), jeera (3 g) and ghee (6 g) and take regularly for few days for blood mixed diarrhea.
4.its good on a small burns or mark we can apply plant or leaf paste is applied externally.
5.its paste of whole plant with cumin seeds is applied for boils.
6.Juice obtained from 4-5 leaves is mixed with one teaspoonful Mishri and one cup of warm water and taken orally.
7.For cough, we can also use warm leaf juice taken twice a day with honey for 3-5 days.
8.Leaf juice + coconut oil  on scalp at night is beneficial for Hair growth and dandruff.
9.In Diarrhea we can use its 5 to 10 ml juice of leaves with honey thrice daily.
10.For ear discharge  and pain in ear, warm yellow leaves of Patharchatta and extract its juice. Put few drops in ear.
 11.For Headache ,we can also apply its leaf paste applied over forehead.
12. In high blood pressure, scanty urine, dysuria, urinary problems ,we can use regularly chew (2-3) leaves of Pattharchatta twice day.
13.Leaf juice is taken in indigestion twice a day.
14.Inflammation, joint pain in arthritis, wounds, sprain, apply warm leaves of Patharchatta and apply at affected area with pain relieving oil.
15.Take fresh leaves juice for liver problems and Jaundice.
16. In Leucorrhoea you can take Patharchatta leaves juice (2 tablespoon) twice a day.
17. Poisoning due to bites of animals Warm Patharchatta leaves are applied over the bitten part.
The leaf juice can be taken in dose of 10-30 ml.
You just need to pluck a leaf from a Patharchatta plant and simply put it in wet soil or a dish with some water. In few days, the developing roots can be seen at leaf margins. After the roots, leaves appear and soon a new baby plant is ready which when planted can become independent plant. The plant prefers warm, sunny or shady places. The soil required should sandy and should not hold water.the new plants grow from the leaf of the plant. You can easily grow this plant at home.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Benefits of triphala for Eyes

Triphala Benefits for Eyes
Triphala helps eye muscles become stronger, this way improving eyesight. It is good in curing different eye problems like glaucoma,Dry eyes, progressive myopia and also conjunctivitis. If you have red , watery eyes, you can wash your eyes with a juice made from Triphala and the redness will reduce or even disappear.
How to make a Triphala Eye Wash water?
 if you have a certain eye disease, we recommend you talk to your doctor before using Triphala as your eyes may be too sensitive for it. The process is not complicated, however you need to do some forward planning.
Let’s start! Add half a teaspoon of Triphala powder in a glass, or ceramic cup and fill it halfway up with just boiled filtered water. Mix it well and leave it to cool. It has to be soaked in the water atleast for 8 hours to get maximum benefits. Use it only in the morning. Surely, you can do this in the morning and use it in the evening as well. Store the Triphala solution in a small, sterile , tightly covered jar in your bathroom.
How to Use It?
You can use an eye cup (easily found in any drug store). Fill it with Triphala solution and bathe one eye. With new solution, repeat for the other eye. You might feel, but not necessary, a smarting sensation. The vision should improve almost immediately and it gives a refresh feeling to your eyes.Triphala is an  amazing Ayurvedic medicine for different eyesight problems and not only. If you need it to repair something or just want to prevent a problem, try Triphala.

Body limbs numbness causes and management

Body limbs numbness causes and management