Saturday, 29 July 2017

How to choose the right body type diet ?


How to choose the right body type diet ?

Toxins are substances that produce physical, emotional and psychological imbalances in an individual. We are constantly exposed to toxins everyday in our life. In the last several decades our food supply, drinking water, air and soil had become increasingly contaminated with toxic chemicals. Never before has the human body been presented with such a heavy burden of foreign substances to metabolize and eliminate. In addition excessive use of fast food, caffeine and alcohol continue to be wide spread .the body has a certain capacity to detoxify itself, but when this is exceeded, toxins deposit both within and around the cells, causing a wide variety of health problems. Several chronic health problems appear to be related to environmental chemicals.

Toxins are of 2 forms.

Endogenous-the normal waste products the body creates in the process of cell function. If the body does not eliminate them adequately, they will remain in the body. Uric acid, a byproduct of protein metabolism is a fine example.
Exogenous toxins are those that are not normally found in the human body such as environmental pollutants like haze, food additives, chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides. Chemical or microbial toxins enter the body through food, water, air or physical contact with the skin or mucous membranes.
Under normal circumstances the body is able to eliminate toxins through urine, faeces, exhalation and perspiration. Thus the major organs involved in elimination are kidneys, colon, lungs and skin. In addition WBC’s of the immune system are designed to metabolize microbial toxins. The liver is the organ primarily responsible for breaking toxins into harmless byproducts which are eliminated in the stool or through the kidneys into urine. The process of elimination can be hampered for one reason or another. When a particular toxin overwhelms the normal excretion mechanism, the body produces inflammation in the area of the toxin trying to rid itself of the problem. These inflammatory areas signal the initiation of a disease. They are actually signals the body is sending, stating that it cannot get rid of the accumulating toxins by itself. If the toxins remain, the body then moves into next stage where they are deposited in areas where they will do the least harm like hair, fat cells, cysts etc. after years of storage these toxins eventually move into body cells and tissues. They ultimately produce diseases like arthritis, diabetes, cancer etc.

Common chemical triggers that produce toxicity symptoms in the body include

  • gasoline or diesel
  • petroleum based products like petroleum jelly, tar, asphalt
  • pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals
  • industrial cleaning chemicals such as dry cleaning fluids
  • formaldehyde and aldehydes
  • glues, varnishes, polishes, paints, solvents, paint thinners and volatile organic compounds.
  • bleach, fabric softeners, wool wash, laundry detergents
  • perfumes, lotions, aftershave lotion, nail polish or skin care products
  • air freshners, deoderisers, scented candles
  • shampoos, hair sprays, haircare products
  • Dishwashing liquids and detergents-
  • marking pens
  • chemicals from tap water

Common toxicity symptoms

  • unexplained fatigue
  • irritability
  • depression
  • mood swings
  • cold hands and feet in warm climate
  • bloating
  • muscle twitches
  • out of breath easily
  • insomnia
  • painful joints
  • coated tongue
  • constipation
  • swelling under eyes

According to Ayurveda detox or Ayurvedic detox is not just a procedure you follow 3 days or a week to get rid of all the toxic accumulations in your body rather it is an ongoing process lifelong including your Dinacharya(daily routine),Seasonal routine and lankhana Sodhanas.
Dinacharya or daily routine is living in tune with nature respecting its major cycles that support our physical existence.
special care is advised starting with your daily brushing, gargling of sesame oil , karna poorana(dripping medicated oil in your ears), nasya(instilling nasal drops)all are ways of cleansing mucous membranes of sense organs that comes in contact with exogenous toxins and refreshing all the channels of the body. Daily Abhyanga (oil massage) before regular exercise in the morning is to improve circulation and enhance flushing of toxins through sweating.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ayurveda and its concept

What is Ayurveda ?

The term "Ayurveda" comes from two sanskrit root words "Ayus" (life) and "Veda" (Wisdom/science). Ayurveda can be translated as the "science of life" or "Wisdom of life" Ayurveda originated as part of the "vedic science "- an integral spiritual knowledge devised to give a comprehensive understanding of universe and life working according to a law. Other than Ayurveda Yoga, meditation, astrology are all part of the vedic tradition. According to astronomical records in ancient vedic texts, the vedic system including ayurveda was in practise before 4000 BC. Ayurveda has gone through several stages of development in its long history. It was spread all along with the vedic culture to the far east and west. Buddhists also contributed their insights to Ayurveda.


In India's ancient vedic tradition the most basic force underlying existence or nature is 'intelligence'. This inteligence is literally infinite. Humans like any other being is a part of the collective intelligence or the cosmic intelligence. Our physical body is an expression of the cosmic intelligence in a creative way. 

Five Forms of Vata, Pita and Kaphas

The universe is an interplay of the energies of the five elements- Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. The human body also consists of these five natural elements and functions with three properties or forces such as Vatham, Pittham and Kapham. Vatham is the energy of movement, Pittham the energy of digestion or metabolism and Kapham the energy of lubrication

Panchapranas or Five forms of vata

  1. Praana – The system of perception and movement : Praana vata enables you to see, hear, touch, smell and taste. Praana governs the senses, mind, heart and consciousness. It is our portion of the cosmic life force and controls all other vatas in the body.
    Imbalance of prana vata is linked to worry, anxiety, insomnia, asthma, neurological disorder, respiratory complaints etc.
  2. Udana - It governs exhalation, speech, memory, strength, will and effort.
    Imbalance of udana vata is linked to speech defects, cough, sore throat, tonsillitis, ear aches, fatigue etc.
  3. Vyana – It governs the system of circulation, movement of joints and muscles and discharge of impulses and secretions.
    Imbalance of vyana vata is linked to high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm, stress related nervous system disorders, circulatory disorders, muscular system disorder etc.
  4. Samana – It governs the system of digestion and absorption
    Imbalance of samana vata is linked to irregular digestion and absorption, gas, diarrhea, emaciated tissue formation
  5. Apana – It governs the system of excretion and reproduction
    Imbalance of Apana is linked to constipation, intestinal cramps, sexual dysfunction, menstrual disorder, prostrate disorders, lower back pain etc.

Panchapittas or Five forms of Pittas 

  1. Pachaka pitta : Vital function of this sub dosha is digesting the food and separating the nutrients from waste products, by regulating the heat of digestion making it fast or slow or efficient or weak.
    Imbalance of pachaka pitta is linked to heartburn,acidity,ulcersetc
  2. Ranjakapitta:the complex processe involved inproducing healthy rbc’cs,balancing blood chemistry,distributing nutrients through bloodstream etc are functions of this sub dosha
    Imbalance ofranjaka pitta is linked to jaundice,anaemia,skin inflammations,anger hostility etc.
  3. Sadhaka pitta:controls the hearts physical function and associated with good memory also
    Imbalance of sadhaka is linked to heart diseases,memory loss,emotional disturbances etc.
  4. Alochaka pitta:located in the eyes and responsible for vision.
    Imbalance of alochaka is linked to vision problems,blood shot eyes and eye diseases of all kinds
  5. Bhrajak pitta:located in the skin and responsible for sensations of the skin,complexion etc.
    imbalance of bhrajaka is linked to rashes ,acne,boils and other skin diseases.

Five forms of kaphas or pancha kaphas

  1. Kledaka kapha: located in the stomacha and keeps the stomach lining moist and is essential for digestion.
    Imbalance of kledaka is linked to too slow or heavy digestion
  2. Avalambak kapha:located in the heart,chest and lowerback and keeps them strong.
    Imbalance is linked to respiratory problems of all types,lethargy etc.
  3. Bodhaka kapha:located in the tongue and allow us to perceive taste
    Imbalance is linked to impairment of tastebuds and salivary glands
  4. Tarpaka kapha:located in the sinuses,head and spinal fluids,protects the sense organs by keeping them moist,and essential for the nervous system functions
    Imbalance is linked to sinus problems,impaired sense of smell and othersenses,
  5. Shelashaka kapha:located in the joints and lubricates all the joints
    imbalance is linked to painful inflammatory joint conditions