Ardha Pincha Mayurasana – Dolphin Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Ardha Pincha Mayurasana is a standing pose. It is also a mild inversion. This pose resembles an inverted letter ‘V’ with forearms and toes on the floor. The rest of the body is raised to form a ‘V’. It is a semi inversion that brings … Read more

Ananthasana – Fire Log Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Ananthasana, in this asana the practitioner assumes the shape of Sleeping Lord Vishnu and hence the name. It is said to be one of the best and yet challenging balancing poses on your sides. This is practiced by lying to the side. It is a … Read more

Akarna Dhanurasana – Archer’s Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Akarna Dhanurasana is an intermediate level Yoga pose. In the pose, the body of the practitioner resembles ‘an archer who is about to release an arrow’ and hence the name ‘Archer’s Pose’. When the archer pulls the string of the bow to release the arrow, … Read more

Agnistambhasana – Fire Log Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Agnistambhasana, in this pose, the practitioner sits with crossed legs one on top of the other and tries to take a forward bend. This is an intermediate level sitting forward bend and is a great deep hip opener pose. This pose resembles sukhasana or padmasana. … Read more

Kativakrasana – Spinal Twist Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Kativakrasana is a pose which gives a twist to the spine. Though Kati means pelvis or waist, the twist is experienced by the entire spine and hence the name. It is a supine asana i.e. the asana is practiced by lying in supine (facing ceiling) … Read more

Vamana – Emesis In Fever

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Therapeutic emesis is the best and most praised treatment for kapha predominant doshas and diseases which have their origin from stomach and intestine. Fever too is manifested from the stomach. To be precise fever is manifested due to the presence of weak digestive fire in … Read more

Non-Elimination Of Unripe Doshas Through Purification Therapies

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S It is necessary to eliminate the disease causing aggravated doshas from the body, especially when they are severely exacerbated and are present in large quantity. This is essential and mandatory to cure the diseases caused by those doshas. But Ayurveda principles of treating diseases emphasize … Read more

Use Of Water In Fever, Rules, Method, Ayurveda Perspective

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Master Charaka has mentioned the principles related to use of water in the chapter dealing with treatment of fevers. He has specified the kinds of water to be used in different fevers. This shows that the patient suffering from fever should be keenly observant in … Read more

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