In the Vedic age, air quality was high with few environmental pollutants, so respiratory issues were not as common place as they are today. In the modern world, the general populace is exposed to various environmental irritants on a daily basis, and thus breathing issues abound. Unfortunately, pollution impacts all of the organs, especially the lungs and respiratory tract.
Mindfulness is a recent buzzword meaning sustaining a state of living in the moment and being fully present and aware. However, the concept is an ancient one, rooted in the disciplines of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. This ancient Indian “Science of Life” addresses the entire person, and thus encompasses physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Turmeric. Though a novelty in the West, many in the East are familiar with this yellow tinged herb. Turmeric has been used for centuries as a cooking spice, and is often seen in its powdered form in many an Indian kitchen. Despite it’s ubiquitous use, many are unaware that this golden powder comes from the root of a plant in the ginger family. Turmeric, like ginger, has numerous medicinal properties.
A popular buzzword in recent times, wellness is a subtle, poorly defined, all-encompassing term for everything from mental health to physical health and fitness to nutrition. Yes, it is all those things, but more importantly, it is a lack of stress. Therefore, an individual can only attain a state of wellness if she is free of stressors in all those areas.
Ayurveda, the Science of Life, is the ancient Indian tradition of medicine and natural healing developed over 5000 years ago. It has continually evolved to account for the changing environment and the changing needs of humanity.
Energy means different things to different people. For a mother, it may be the ability to accomplish everything necessary in a given day. For an athlete, it may be the endurance to get through another mile or the brute force needed to lift another pound. And for a yogi, it may be the resilience and life energy accessed through the practice of yoga