Category Archives: Ayurveda

Healing according to Dharma

On Health, Disease & Treatment

Health is inherent harmony of the flow system that is the human organism. Harmony rests on the Three Pillars of prana (life force), agni (transformative power), and ojas (residual essence). The Three Pillars are supported by the three sustaining pillars … Continue reading

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Is your food “unfit for consumption”?

Dioxin has been called “the most toxic compound synthesized by man.” Not only is dioxin considered a known human carcinogen, adverse health effects may include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endometriosis, early menopause, reduced testosterone and thyroid hormones, altered metabolism and immune … Continue reading

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Healing with Prana

A simple awareness practice is very effective in bringing healing to any part of the organism where there is pain, tension, or discomfort. If you already know how to perform Vase Retention (a technique to hold the breath with mula, … Continue reading

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The 50% Rule

Ayurveda, literally, is the science of life. It is not medicine, which by definition is focused on disease and its remediation. It does not value our deficits nearly as much as our strengths.   That strength, that life force —prana— needs … Continue reading

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The Three Pillars of Health

There are Three Pillars of Health that pervade, interpenetrate, and integrate the subtle and gross bodies. Although we speak of them as three separate principles, they are in essence three expressions of one life-sustaining power. This power adopts these three  … Continue reading

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Reduce Stress

Stress that is not properly managed and resolved leads to tension, stiffness, detectable pain, or deficiencies, and ensuing: Contraction of the affected energy meridians (nadi), with consequent expansion in others through compensation. Deranged circulation (excessive, deficient, or unsuitable) of prana … Continue reading

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Treating Illness with Meditation

Having deeply understood the origins of a disorder’s arising and manifestations, one should implement a method of treatment. The methods employed are of many types, but can be summarized into two major categories: calming (shamatha), and insight (vipassana) meditation. Calming … Continue reading

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