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Relevance of yoga in health

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Yoga is the science of right living and as such is intended to be incoporated in daily life. It works on all aspects of the person; the physical, vital, mental, emotional, psychological and spritual.

INTRODUCTION:

Present day life is becoming more mechanical with stressful lifestyle, though there is improvement in the standard of living in social, economical and cultural aspects. As they are having great bearing in the causation of organic diseases in man, since the social aspects of life are essential for peace of mind and self-satisfaction is an accepted fact along with economical status resulting in literacy, good environment with hygiene, good shelter, which also improves the mental and physical health. With all these comforts the diseases are increasing in number, especially stress and strain are the today’s major problems.

Diet ingredients – beware of overdoing

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“There are no special diets – only special people.” – MADGEL L. MGNS

Normal diets must consist of combination of all body building and maintaining ingredients in proportions.

Many persons suffer from a confused state of mind as to what to eat for better health? Half statements and a partial view misguide and generate many health complaints rather than solve them. Food combinations without an expert’s advice and supervision may give birth to some deficiency disease!

It is well-known that deficiency or inadequacy cause problems. It is also well said that “too much of any thing is too bad.” It is equally true that “your food is your medicine.” A balance has to be aimed at just as an over dose of any medicine is poisonous, overeating of one kind of food may cause an ailment. One must ponder seriously over the following facts that have come to light as a result of research in the past;

Basic Practice of Some Pranayamas

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The art and science of pranayama has immense therapeutic potential in a wide range of psychosomatic disorders such as diabetes, hypertension and asthama. It can be used either as a monotherapy or in combination with Asanas and other aspects of Yoga.

Pranayama, the science of controlled, conscious expansion of Prana (the life force) is the fourth limb of Classical Yoga. The art and science of pranayama has immense therapeutic potential in a wide range of psychosomatic disorders such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma. It can be used either as a monotherapy or in combination with Asanas and other aspects of yoga.

Posture and spine care – How to get rid of backache

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Pain may be due to lifting a heavy object incorrectly, over-exercising, sitting for long periods of time, or carrying a heavy backpack on one shoulder. By using proper lifting techniques, maintaining the appropriate body weight and tone, keeping the back and body muscles strong, and keeping good posture, many back injuries and episodes of low back pain could be avoided.

Naturopathy and yogic management of allergic disorders

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Allergy points towards a state of disturbed harmony which could be due to a wrong style of living, wrong ei habhi etc. and sont s a wrong understanding and thinking too.

The word, “allergy “is emanated from H two Greek words – allos which means “other” and ergon means “reaction” – resulting in immune malfunction. It was Dr. Clemens Pirguet, an Austrian pediatrician who used this term “allergy” first.

MIRACLES OF CARROT JUICE – benefits of carrot juice in nature cure treatment

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Carrot juice is known as a miracle juice. It is rich in cavitamin A and removes bacterial infection from the kidneys and good for refractive errors in eyes, strong bones and healthy teeth. It is also rich in vitamin E. Which has proceed as antisterlity and anti cancer factor. It is also a powerful blood dexyfaying and to stop intestinal putryfaction.

Carrot juice is one of the most health rejuvenating juice for invalids. Allmost in all Nature Cure Centres in India, patients are given carrot juice daily during their health rejuvenation.
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Carrot juice is rich in vitamin A, this vitamin A in the natural form gets easily assimilated in the body. Apart from Vitamin A, it also contain Vitamins B, C, D, E, G and K. Carrot juice is misunderstood to be heavy to digest and cough producing. In fact it acts as an appetizer and stimulates the secretion of digestive juices. It also strengthens the teeth.

Carrot juice helps nursing mothers to enrich their milk. The chances of developing puerperal sepsis is minimized by the regular intake of carrot juice during pregnancy. If it is taken during the last three months of pregnancy, it tends to reduce the hazard of infection after childbirth. It also meets the demands of calcium during pregnancy. One pound of carrot juice is equal to 20 pounds of calcium tablets as far as the active calcium is concerned.

Carrot juice removes the bacterial infection from the kidneys. It also builds up the nervous system carrot juice is rich in minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron etc. Many experiments were done in Germany in 1840 to prove these properties of carrots by experimenting on rabbits. He found out that the carrot juice removes the offensive odour from the faecal matter of the animals by reducing the number of harmful bacteria there in.

Grape fruit – an excellent appetiser

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The grapefruit (Chakotra) occupies a high place among the citrus fruits because of its flavour, appetizing properties and refreshing qualities. It is high in various antioxidants and disease fighting vitamin C. It has anticancer activity.

The grapefruit occupies a high place among the citrus fruits because of its flavour, appetizing properties and refreshing qualities. The fruit grows in grape-like clusters of three or four to a dozen and a half and hence the name grapefruit.

The fruit is often very large – larger than the human head. It vanes in colour and may have a pale yellow or pinkish flesh. The rind is usually quarter to half an inch thick. The heavier the grapefruit is in relation its size, the juicier it will be.

Food for Healing

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The natural food taken moderately in accordance with the laws of eating for health serves for growth and replacement of cells, supplies nutrients, known and unknown trace elements, enzymes of the body for their repair, maintenance and sustenance of their health, to maintain and regenerate the vital forces or life force.

It is mentioned in our scriptures, the earth, in order of creation occupies fifth position. In order of preference also, we first need space, then air, heat, water and food. But, food is as important as other elements due to its significant role for the acquisition, sustenance, maintenance, and restoration of health. Blood-lymph-hormones, the vital fluids for the body, cells, tissues, muscle organs, skin, bones etc. is the product of the food that we eat. The natural food taken moderately in accordance with the laws of eating for health serves for growth and replacement of cells, supplies nutrients, known and unknown trace elements, enzymes of the body for their repair, maintenance and sustenance of their health, to maintain and regenerate the vital forces or life force.

Hyperacidity, Constipation:- It is believed that constipation is a root cause of all diseases. It is to a greater extent true in cases of digestive disorders. It is always better to go into the causative factors of the diseases and not to give a pill or drug as remedy, which would only suppress the condition and later the very pill or drug becomes a poison due to its side effects and as well as not treating the cause of the diseases.

Arthritis in naturopathy

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Just firm determination, patience, will power and sacrifice are required to adopt natural methods, which would save the patient from unnecessary medication, expense and further degenerative conditions and chronicity for arthritis.

arthritic-handsMrs. X is a hyper sensitive lady; she can’t tolerate pain at all – whether it is physical or mental. In this circumstance, slowly if she has developed Arthritic problem, just try to imagine her position. “Yes, literally she began to cry while explaining the problems suffered by her. As same as some other patients, after trying Modern Medicine, which consists painkillers and then another system of medicine unsuccessfully, the case came to my hand. A couple of month’s treatment did definitely give her a considerable relief. Subsequently, I advised her on the routine that is to be followed and asked her to report if there is any problem. Since then a few months have elapsed and once, incidentally, when I asked her on phone as to how she is and how is the pain, she asked me in reply, “what pain”?! Well, let her not remember it, I thought for a while as I didn’t want her to cry. Nevertheless, I advised her to continue the natural methods that I prescribed, at least for a few more months.

Multidimensional benefits of ‘Jyoti Trataka’

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The word Trataka means ‘to look’ or ‘to gaze’. It is last of the shat karmas. It acts as stepping stone between physically oriented practices and mental practices which lead to higher states of awareness. It forms a bridge between Hatha yoga and Raja yoga.

tratakaIntroduction:

Hatha yoga is described in the early yoga Upanishads and for the first time it has explained shatkarma. It is a very precise and systemic science. ‘Shat’ means ‘six’ and ‘karma’ means action. The shat karmas consist of six purificatory practices. The aim of Hatha yoga and shat karmas is to create harmony between the two major pranic flows ‘ida’ and ‘pingala’, thereby imparting physical and mental purification and balance.

According to both Hatha yoga and Ayurveda, an imbalance of the doshas will result in illness. The shatkarma are also used to balance the three doshas or humors in the body. These practices are used in order to purify the body of toxins and to ensure safe and successful progression along the spiritual path.