Thursday, 16 November 2017

How to cope up with winters with Yoga and Ayurveda:

How to cope up  with winters with Yoga and  Ayurveda:
·         As we  feel  cold  in the season  and together with the headache, sore throat and sneezing, bouts with a running nose, application of dry.
      A cloth bag that is warmed up should be kept over the nose and forehead.
·         Try to practise regular Kapalbhati and bhastrika practice to increase the oxygen level in the body.
      A decoction(kadha)  made of a quarter teaspoon of dry ginger, cinnamon, Tulsi leaves , four pieces of pepper and a few springs of lemon grass laced with a spot of jaggery. Always drink them hot.
      In general, addition of dry ginger, black pepper, Pippali  or rock salt to the cooked food will relieve the symptoms dramatically.
      In fact anything with a pungent and spicy taste, use it in medicine, or in food, will dilute the kapha character of the cold and make one feel much better, try to keep yourself moisturise with oil massage. 
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Monday, 6 November 2017

How to remove the effect of Smog with Ayurveda..

Air Pollution in Delhi  and Ncr cities, making the air condition worse. Hospitals are reporting a significant spike in respiratory conditions this week. But there are ways you can minimise the ill effects of this nasty pollution that's hurting your lungs. How we can minimize and remove the adverse effects of smog in the air, here are some  easy to follow ayurvedic remdies. 

1) NEEM
"There are herbal preparations, which adsorb pollutants and may also help detoxify the effects." One must wash the skin, hair with neem leaves boiled in the water. It will clear the pollutants stuck to skin and mucosal membrane. If possible, also try to eat three to four leaves at least twice a week. It helps to purify blood and lymphatic tissue.

2) TULSI (BASIL)

Tulsi (basil) should be planted at every house to absorb the pollution. In addition, one should drink 10-15 ml of tulsi juice as it helps clear pollutants from the respiratory tract.

3) TURMERIC (HALDI)

"Turmeric powder half teaspoon with 1 tablespoon of ghee or honey, should be taken empty stomach in the morning,

4) GHEE
One can put 2 drops of cow ghee in each nostril every day in the morning and at bed time to stay clear from pollutants, It is important to have two to three teaspoon of homemade ghee daily. It is very much useful to remove the toxic effects of metals like lead and mercury and does not allow them to accumulate in bones, kidneys and liver."

 

5) PIPPALI
 an Ayurvedic doctor says, "Pippali is one of the super herbs for purifying lungs that enable easy breathing. It's very effective against lung infections due to its rejuvenative properties. A simple way to consume this is ¼ teaspoon Ginger, ¼ teaspoon turmeric and 1/8 teaspoon Pippali powder mixed in 1 tbsp honey and washed down with warm water. This should however be taken for maximum of seven days and not used in infants."

6) TRIPHALA
Pollution causes imbalance in tridosha and Triphala helps restore the immunity. One tablespoon of Triphala with 1 teaspoon of honey at night is the recommended dosage.

7) POMEGRANATE JUICE

Drink pomegranate juice as it is known to purify blood and is also a brilliant cardio protective fruit.

8) MASSAGE
We suggest a daily full-body warm oil massage aka Abhyangam, therefore, acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body.

9) STEAM
 holistic healing expert recommends taking steam with 5-10 drops of eucalyptus oil or a drop of peppermint oil or ajwain . This should be done for five minutes twice a day.

10) AYURVEDIC HERB SMOKE

Dhoop (smoke created in earthen bowl) of Guggulu and Aguru, which are Ayurvedic herbs can be used to prevent dampness in the house, which is a leading cause of allergic cold and breathlessness.

11) WARM HOME COOKED FOOD

Eat home cooked, warm food instead of eating out . Incorporate herbs like turmeric, cayenne pepper, carom seeds, ginger etc in food. Add some pepper, and basil leaves to your regular cup of chai and in the meal.

 

12) PRACTICE BREATHING

 

Practice simple breathing asanas such as pranayam, kapalbhati , Bhastrika and jal neti to combat the ill effects of pollution. "Inhale from nose and hold for four seconds. Exhale from nose and breathe out the maximum air you can from the nose . Practice it for  5-10 times a day,"

 Hope these remedy help us to remove the adverse effects of Smog , try to plant some indoor plants , Himalaya salt lamps, avoid deodorizers, fragrance tools in the house ,

Stay healthy and happy always.

Dr.Monika Agrawal

Yoga health care centre