The basic colors of the rainbow also have healing properties. The colors we choose to wear, the colors we paint our rooms seem to not only convey our personality, they also can help us establish balance in our mind and body. Same is true with foods as well. It was interesting to correlate the same.Continue reading “Colors and their healing properties”
This purple color stone is known to be incredibly protective, healing, and purifying.Continue reading “Amethyst”
Staying fit is important to maintain our physical and mental health. Buddying up definitely helps!Continue reading “Tag along a buddy to stay fit”
It was interesting to see how the food we eat relates to how our thoughts are processed by our mind and Ayurveda provides a clear explanation for the same!Continue reading “Ayurveda – Gunas and Doshas”
While fasting is a process observed across many cultures, nutritionists also find it to be helpful for our overall health.Continue reading “Fasting – Good for health”
It is interesting to observe how different disciplines of medicine follow very different treatment protocols. Sharing some of my observations!Continue reading “Chikitsa (Treatment) in Ayurveda”
It is common to have a heartburn after a sumptuous meal. How do we get rid of the heartburn that follows? Sharing some tips that have helped me over years.Continue reading “Heartburn – Home remedies”
Simple habits that can help us take care of our daily health and improve the health of our body organs.Continue reading “Daily habits that help our body organs remain healthy”
We have studied in school that Vitamins and minerals are important for the body to function. However, as we move on with life, we tend to sometimes forget to blend it into our diet or supplements to keep us healthy! If you feel some of these symptoms, it is time to check your vitamin levels.Continue reading “Vitamin deficiencies and health issues”
Everyone who cooks must know the medicinal properties of the ingredients they use! Helps maintain a healthy diet and quick home remedies for your family when the need arises. Sharing some of those that I found useful and beneficial for various reasons over the years!Continue reading “Ten spices for health”
Launching a course on common health issues and home remedies / alterate therapies next week!Continue reading “Common health issues and remedies – Course”
It was interesting to see the alternative therapy guidelines around COVID-19 published by AYUSH in India.Continue reading “AYUSH Guidelines”
Across all geographies, based on their environment and access to fruits, greens, vegetables, spices and ingredients, every culture has its ancestors figuring out some home remedies. I love collating these and this post is dedicated to specifically those remedies from South India.Continue reading “South Indian Home remedies”
Have you felt tired, extremely tired and left with no energy to get up and move about. How do you get yourself out of it? Sharing some tips that have worked for me over years.Continue reading “Fatigue”
The past week has been very tough on many of us! Multitude of incidents in close circles – that I felt the urge to write about! Of the, one specific incident made me feel the importance of talking about mental health of not just us, but children and parents and grand parents as well!Continue reading “Mental health”
While most of the world right now is looking at exponential graphs about COVID-19 and Coronavirus, one thing that stands out common in most households is that everyone everywhere is praying to sending out positive thoughts to others to help heal! Was interested in understanding what they actually chanting or praying or listening to, and collated all of them in a single place! This seems to be powerhouse of positive energy generation across the world!Continue reading “What are people chanting or praying globally?”
If 80% of the population who contract the virus are anticipated to self-quarantine and heal by themselves while staying at home, wanted to understand what people in different countries were eating during the peak of the pandemic. How did / are they handling it. Sharing a compilation of immunity boosting tips and food tips from different countries!Continue reading “What to eat to keep ourselves healthy during the pandemic?”
Keeping our blood pressure under control is tough for many, especially given these testing times. Sharing some home remedies that I learned while growing up and that have worked over generations!Continue reading “Blood pressure control – Home remedies”
It is nice to have a virtual group of friends, especially good old college friends who keep pushing us to raise our bar, especially when it comes to physical health 🙂 Sharing one of the incidents where we pushed each other to excel and ended up with knee pain and sore muscles! Thankfully, one of our friends had the remedy for it as well..! Sharing what I learned in the process..!Continue reading “Exercise & Knee pain”
One of my friends was an asthma patient for a long time and everyone in her household knew what meds to give her and how to treat when she had an attack. One day, she was finding it hard to breathe and within minutes she passed away. Somehow, this incident got etched in my mind and I used to fear nasal blockages & breathing troubles after that.Continue reading “Nasal blockages and breathing trouble”
Anxiety is our body’s natural response to stress. A feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, exam time, big stage performance, music competition, or giving a speech, public speaking, attending an interview may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous. However, if they continue to be overwhelming over a period of time, body starts responding differently. How do we identify it and how to treat it naturally. Sharing what I learned in the process…!Continue reading “Anxiety”
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. This is a very standard way to describe diabetes.. interesting to see the technology innovations around it. Sharing what I have learned thus far…!Continue reading “Diabetes and Innovation around it”
While we are studying, working, attending lectures, watching something for long, trying to concentrate or focus on something really hard (like a test or presentation), too stressed out, it is common to get a headache! Sharing some of the common solutions that have helped me so far..!Continue reading “Headaches”
I always used to hear from super-stressed people that meditation helps 🙂 As a kid I used to think, why get super-stressed out and why meditate!Continue reading “Meditation”
In the previous post about Health in our Hands, I would have discussed about how the different body organs are connected to different parts of the palm and how massaging your palms helps heal some of the distressed organs / small ailments. I was intrigued when my colleague spoke about a technique used by Japanese.Continue reading “Fingers and Chakra connection”
There are many benefits of Turmeric and knowing how to have it makes a big difference. When children have a cough or cold, it is usual for a mother to give them Turmeric milk.Continue reading “Turmeric Milk”
It is true that looking at one’s face, we can generally get a hint about their health. Some of the organs and systems in the body are connected to parts of the face!Continue reading “Face can hint your health”
I have been interested in home remedies from when I learned about Turmeric and its benefits as a child (while in my mother’s kitchen). As I grew, my curiosity to understand whether anyone has collated these remedies and put it together increased. Who shared these? How did anyone come to know of it? Is there anything written down anywhere?
Sharing what I found thus far…Continue reading “Dhanvantri – Physician of Gods”
One of the areas that interested me when I started learning about acupressure points on the palm (refer Health in your hands blog) was how holding your fingers and palms in certain positions have health benefits. These specific positions were called as Mudras. I tried to read about them and try it out in my circles and found it to be working when practiced regularly.
Sharing what I have read and understood thus far…Continue reading “Learning from Mudras – Part 1 of 3”
We all know about how human evolution happened. Looking at these pictures makes us think how our spinal cords have straightened during evolution.
Look at the way the neck is bending to look at our handheld devices.Continue reading “Keeping your back straight is the key”
Literally! Our palms and feet have nerve endings that run through all our body systems and organs. When we find the right points and massage them, we will be able to relieve the pain and improve the health of the respective organs. Interesting concept, I might not have believed it and would have laughed it off if I had not personally used it. My father in law got me the “Health in your Hands” book by Dr. Devendra Vora. That book changed my life!
The concept of pressure points in our body and systemically improving our health works perfectly when we use it right! Sharing some of the things I have got to learn thus far…Continue reading “Our Health is in Our Hands”
While studying Chemistry in school, we learn about water molecules and that water is made of 2 parts Hydrogen and 1 part Oxygen.
H2 + O = H2O
We all know water is very beneficial to health. Drinking water is known to be a good therapy for many health conditions. Hydrogen is available in plenty in the atmosphere. However, when it combines with Oxygen, their combined properties make water possible. Water is also known as the source of life on earth.Continue reading “Hydrogen water – What is it?”
Continuing the post on music and ragas that help cure some of our health issues.
4. Raga Bhairavi – Reducing anxiety, pressures, skin diseases and allergies
5. Raga Charukesi – Rejuvenates the mind helping one to age gracefuly. It enlivens the singer and the listener
6. RagaHamsadhwani – It helps streamline the thought process and reduces panacea. It is also known as Sarvarogaharini (one that can relieve us from all diseases)Continue reading “Music and Ragas – Part 2”
I have realized that music is something that touches our soul. Whatever be our mood, music can bring us back to a good state of mind. I have that music can cure diseases, but was surprised to see that some of the raagas (tunes) when played right has a huge impact in our physical and mental health.Continue reading “Music and Ragas”