Bhekasana – Frog Pose, How To Do, Benefits, Effect On Dosha

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S In Bhekasana the practitioner assumes the shape of a frog and hence the name. It is a reclining pose. It is not described in medieval Hatha Yoga treatises. It is found to be mentioned in Light on Yoga (B.K.S. Iyengar) and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Pattabhi … Read more

Glaucoma – Causes, Symptoms, Types, Prognosis, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Glaucoma is a disease of the eye which damages your optic nerve. Optic nerve supplies visual information from your eyes to the brain. It is caused due to abnormally increased pressure inside your eyes i.e. increased intraocular tension. But it may not be as a … Read more

Ashtanga Namaskara – Eight Limbed Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Ashtanga Namaskara is a posture and also an exercise explained in Yoga. It is sometimes a part of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) sequence. It is the sixth pose in sun salutation. It is also a traditional pose with a combination of breathing patterns, yoga poses … Read more

Sarvangasana – Shoulder Stand Pose, Method, Benefits, Dosha Effect

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Sarvangasana means ‘the entire body poses or all limbs pose’ but by performance it translates to ‘shoulder stand pose’ since the performer stands on the shoulder support and entire body weight is on the shoulder. It is named as sarvanga because of its benefits bestowed … Read more

Help Your Children Deal With Their Feelings

By Dr Renita D’Souza Behavior is the outcome of emotions and feelings in a child. All feelings of the child need to be accepted and respected but certain actions must be limited. Example “I can see how angry you are at your brother. Tell him with words, not by breaking things”. How to accept and … Read more

Kshataja Kasa – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Kshataja Kasa means cough produced by injury, mainly to the chest and chest organs. It is one among the five types of cough. In this condition it is the injury that causes the cough. There is pain in the chest along with expectoration of bloody … Read more

Kaphaja Kasa – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Kaphaja Kasa means cough produced by vitiated kapha. It is one among the five types of cough. Due to the impact and obstruction of kapha and blockage of pathways of vata by kapha, this cough presents with chest congestion and consolidation of phlegm. The quantity … Read more

Vataja Kasa – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Vataja Kasa means cough produced by vitiated vata. It is one among the five types of cough. Due to the impact of vata the cough is dry in nature with absence of or less expectoration of phlegm. This condition is associated with pain in the chest.Read – Charaka Kasa Chikitsa – 18th Chapter Causative factors … Read more

Kasa – Causes, Pathogenesis, Types, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Kasa is a word used to describe ‘cough’ or act of cough in Ayurveda. Bouts of cough coming out either in dry or with phlegm is called kapha. Kasa is both a symptom and disease Kasaroga is a symptom and is found in many diseases. … Read more

Pittaja Kasa – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Pittaja Kasa means cough produced by vitiated pitta. Due to the impact of pitta the cough is associated with burning sensation. Causative factors Excessive consumption of foods pungent in taste hot, corrosive in nature sour in taste alkaline Excessive display of anger excessive exposure to … Read more

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