AYURVEDA: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION AND GUIDE by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

Ayurveda: A Brief Introduction and Guide

Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. Some of this knowledge was set to print a few thousand years ago, but much of it is inaccessible. The principles of many of the natural healing systems now familiar in the West have their roots in Ayurveda, including Homeopathy and Polarity Therapy.

The Strategy

Your Constitution and Its Inner Balance

Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. Knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body, mind and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance.

Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, each person has a particular pattern of energy—an individual combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics—which comprises their own constitution. This constitution is determined at conception by a number of factors and remains the same throughout one’s life.

Many factors, both internal and external, act upon us to disturb this balance and are reflected as a change in one’s constitution from the balanced state. Examples of these emotional and physical stresses include one’s emotional state, diet and food choices, seasons and weather, physical trauma, work and family relationships. Once these factors are understood, one can take appropriate actions to nullify or minimize their effects or eliminate the causes of imbalance and re-establish one’s original constitution. Balance is the natural order; imbalance is disorder. Health is order; disease is disorder. Within the body there is a constant interaction between order and disorder. When one understands the nature and structure of disorder, one can re-establish order.

Balancing the Three Principle Energies of the Body

Ayurveda identifies three basic types of energy or functional principles that are present in everyone and everything. Since there are no single words in English that convey these concepts, we use the original Sanskrit words vata, pitta and kapha. These principles can be related to the basic biology of the body.

Energy is required to create movement so that fluids and nutrients get to the cells, enabling the body to function. Energy is also required to metabolize the nutrients in the cells, and is called for to lubricate and maintain the structure of the cell. Vata is the energy of movement; pitta is the energy of digestion or metabolism and kapha, the energy of lubrication and structure. All people have the qualities of vata, pitta and kapha, but one is usually primary, one secondary and the third is usually least prominent. The cause of disease in Ayurveda is viewed as a lack of proper cellular function due to an excess or deficiency of vata, pitta or kapha. Disease can also be caused by the presence of toxins.

In Ayurveda, body, mind and consciousness work together in maintaining balance. They are simply viewed as different facets of one’s being. To learn how to balance the body, mind and consciousness requires an understanding of how vata, pitta and kapha work together. According to Ayurvedic philosophy the entire cosmos is an interplay of the energies of the five great elements—Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Vata, pitta and kapha are combinations and permutations of these five elements that manifest as patterns present in all creation. In the physical body, vata is the subtle energy of movement, pitta the energy of digestion and metabolism, and kapha the energy that forms the body’s structure.

Vata is the subtle energy associated with movement — composed of Space and Air. It governs breathing, blinking, muscle and tissue movement, pulsation of the heart, and all movements in the cytoplasm and cell membranes. In balance, vata promotes creativity and flexibility. Out of balance, vata produces fear and anxiety.

Pitta expresses as the body’s metabolic system — made up of Fire and Water. It governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature. In balance, pitta promotes understanding and intelligence. Out of balance, pitta arouses anger, hatred and jealousy.

Kapha is the energy that forms the body’s structure — bones, muscles, tendons — and provides the “glue” that holds the cells together, formed from Earth and Water. Kapha supplies the water for all bodily parts and systems. It lubricates joints, moisturizes the skin, and maintains immunity. In balance, kapha is expressed as love, calmness and forgiveness. Out of balance, it leads to attachment, greed and envy.

Life presents us with many challenges and opportunities. Although there is much over which we have little control, we do have the power to decide about some things, such as diet and lifestyle. To maintain balance and health, it is important to pay attention to these decisions. Diet and lifestyle appropriate to one’s individual constitution strengthen the body, mind and consciousness.

Ayurveda as a Complementary System of Healing

The basic difference between Ayurveda and Western allopathic medicine is important to understand. Western allopathic medicine currently tends to focus on symptomatology and disease, and primarily uses drugs and surgery to rid the body of pathogens or diseased tissue. Many lives have been saved by this approach. In fact, surgery is encompassed by Ayurveda. However, drugs, because of their toxicity, often weaken the body. Ayurveda does not focus on disease. Rather, Ayurveda maintains that all life must be supported by energy in balance. When there is minimal stress and the flow of energy within a person is

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.ayurveda.com/resources/articles/ayurveda-a-brief-introduction-and-guide

“The Beginning of The Enchanted Ivy Cottage Series 22 May 20” by the Silver Sage Sideways 8

Greetings my Arising Soul Family!

It’s getting closer…my new series called, “The Enchanted Ivy Cottage!”

PLEASE, subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow my blog.

This is just a quickie video to tell you more about my new series.

WARNING: Some tops will be very controversial.

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Wishing you INNERSTANDING, BALANCE, & PEACE! 👁🧘🏽‍♀️⚖✌🏽💖

It’s Almost Time! By the Silver Sage Sideways 8

⚡🧘🏽‍♀️⚡Greetings my Arising Soul Family!

🤗Please do subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow my blog on NewFound-Life.com  because very soon, my NEW SERIES, “The Enchanted Ivy Cottage,” will be available🤩.

Have a great 😘weekend!

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DIY Beard Oil For Growth: 3 Easy Ways To Make Natural Beard Oil At Home by Tavishi Dogra

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DIY Beard Oil For Growth: 3 Easy Ways To Make Natural Beard Oil At Home

Men’s Beard Care: Learn Easy Ways To Make Beard Oil at Home

 

Homemade Beard Oil For Growth: Do you like the beard look? If yes, then you should use beard oil to take care of your beard. Beard oil makes your beard soft and beautiful and keeps your cheeks moisturized. The market for men’s grooming has grown much more than before. This is the reason behind the most expensive beard oils in the market. Apart from this, chemicals are also used in some beard oils, which can damage your skin in the long run. You can make beard oil by yourself at home. Let us show you some easy way to make it.

Also Read: Love Makeup, Know All About the Permanent Makeup Hacks

Make Beard Oil with Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Apart from this, this oil also helps in growing the beard faster. That is why with this oil you can make good natural beard oil. It is easy to make beard oil with it. For this-

  • Take six teaspoons of olive oil in a bottle
  • Add 3-4 drops of eucalyptus oil to it
  • Now close the lid of the vial and shake it and mix well. Your beard oil is ready.
 
olive oil

You can use this beard oil daily. To apply it, first, wipe the face thoroughly with a wet cloth. After this, take 4-5 drops of oil made from eucalyptus in your palms and massage the beard. Leave this oil on the beard for 30 minutes, after which you wash the face with cold water.

Make Beard Oil from Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is also considered very beneficial for hair as it keeps hair moisturized and nourishes the skin. You can also make good natural beard oil from coconut oil. To make it-

coconut oil

  • Take 50mL extra virgin coconut oil first.
  • Add ten drops of rosemary oil or lavender oil to it.
  • Mix them well, and your coconut beard oil is ready.

The smell of coconut oil is strong; hence you should use this beard oil at

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.onlymyhealth.com/make-your-own-beard-oil-with-essential-oils-1589022767

11 Scientific Benefits of Being Outdoors

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Being outdoors is fun, but even more importantly, it’s good for the brain, body, and soul. Here are some scientific reasons why you should get up close and personal with Mother Nature.

1. BEING OUTDOORS BOOSTS YOUR ENERGY.

Craving another cup of coffee? Maybe you should skip the caffeine and sit outside instead. One study suggests that spending 20 minutes in the open air gives your brain an energy boost comparable to one cup of joe.

2. IT FEELS EASIER TO EXERCISE OUTDOORS.

Does it seem noticeably easier to exercise outside? This might be thanks to your verdant surroundings. In one small study, researchers had cyclists pedal in front of green, grey, and red video footage. The bikers who exercised in front of the green reported feeling less physical exertion and more positive moods—meaning that grass, trees, and plants might add a psychological energy boost to your workout.

3. THE OUTDOORS IS GOOD FOR YOUR VISION.

Research shows that elementary school students who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop nearsightedness.

4. NATURAL SUNLIGHT HELPS MITIGATE PAIN.

In one study, surgery patients who were exposed to high-intensity sunlight reported less stress and marginally less pain, and therefore took less pain medication.

5. THE OUTDOORS BOOSTS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM.

Scientists think that breathing in phytoncides—airborne chemicals produced by plants—increases our levels of white blood cells, helping us fight off infections and diseases.

6. THE OUTDOORS PROVIDES YOU WITH FREE AROMATHERAPY.

According to science, you really should stop and smell the flowers. Research shows that natural scents like roses, freshly cut grass, and pine make you feel calmer and more relaxed.

7. THE OUTDOORS ENHANCES CREATIVITY.

If you’re struggling with writer’s block, you might want to ditch your laptop for the great outdoors. Psychologists found that backpackers scored 50 percent higher on creativity tests after spending a few days in the wild sans electronics.

8. THE OUTDOORS HELPS WITH SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER. 

In the winter, shorter days and lower light levels can trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD—a reoccurring condition that’s marked by symptoms of anxiety, exhaustion, and sadness. Doctors say spending time outside can lessen SAD’s severity—even if the weather’s cold or overcast.

9. BEING OUTDOORS GIVES YOU

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70548/11-scientific-benefits-being-outdoors

 

Happiness & Beauty from my friend, Frauka

Greetings my Arising Soul Family! Be sure to turn up the volume and enjoy!

Wishing you understanding balance and peace,

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Fifteen years on, what long-term Botox use looks like by Paul Ewart

CHRISTA Billich was one of the first people to use Botox when it arrived here 15 years ago. She reveals what it’s done to her face.

Christa Billich, known for her role on Real Housewives, has been using Botox for 15 years.Source:Instagram

IT’S enough to raise eyebrows. That is, if the eyebrows haven’t been paralysed.

Despite its omnipresence in pop culture and beauty mags, Botox has only been around for 15 years.

Yep, this month is the birthday of the game-changing, wrinkle-smoothing, injectable wonder, which — in April 2002 — got its official government go-ahead for cosmetic use, a move that turned it into one of the most successful pharmaceutical brands in history.

Since its introduction in Australia we’ve been ranked as one of the world’s biggest spenders on the injectable. And one of the very first Australians to undergo the procedure was colourful Sydney socialite — and both Melbourne and Sydney Real Housewives regular — Christa Billich.

“It was really just one of those things,” she remembers. “A cosmetic surgeon in LA was a collector of my husband, Charles’, work, and I remember him raving about Botox — the ease of the procedure and its little to no downtime. It sounded amazing and I was SO ready to have it done! So when I heard it was on its way to Sydney, I jumped on it.”

Christa Billich pictured recently with her husband Charles, a famous artist.

Christa Billich pictured recently with her husband Charles, a famous artist.Source:News Limited

Christa and Charles Billich in the year 2000, before Botox was available.

Christa and Charles Billich in the year 2000, before Botox was available.Source:News Corp Australia

While admitting to undergoing various other procedures before the availability of Botox (“I wasn’t going to wait around for its miracles!”) she admits to being nervous ahead of her first injection.

“I’m not scared of needles, but I certainly don’t like them,” she says. “I had a champagne en route to the clinic — maybe two — which I’d probably not recommended, but whatever works, right?

“After the treatment, I was completely shocked when I looked in the mirror — I was expecting smooth skin right away, and instead had strange bumps where the needle had been. I was assured they’d do gown and surely enough, they did.

“It took longer for the effects to kick in than I thought, but that’s how Botox works, it needs a little time to start working its magic. Wrinkles start to soften and they don’t start coming back, as long as you keep up with the treatments.”

Christa on The Real Housewives of Sydney. Picture: Foxtel

Christa on The Real Housewives of Sydney. Picture: FoxtelSource:Foxtel

For Christa it marked the beginning of a 15-year-long love affair: “I was and am hooked!”

HER CHANGING FACE

Christa, 70, doesn’t want to even contemplate what she’d look like if Botox hadn’t come along when it did.

“Are you kidding, darling!” she laughs. “Never think about the what ifs. I’m very happy it arrived though. My face now looks natural, tight, smooth and youthful.”

Christa before Botox, in March 2000. Picture: Frank Violi

Christa before Botox, in March 2000. Picture: Frank VioliSource:News Corp Australia

This facial rejuvenation is also something she credits with attracting the attentions of younger admirers.

“I think younger men think I’m younger than I really am because

READ MORE HERE:  https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/cosmetic-surgery/fifteen-years-on-what-longterm-botox-use-looks-like/news-story/ee06df8efa663ee5ce656f2063e87f40

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