Kukkutasana – Cockerel Pose, Right Method, Benefits, Dosha Effects

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Kukkutasana, is a difficult pose and needs good arm strength to perform the pose. In final pose the practitioner resembles a cock / rooster and hence the name. This pose has been mentioned in Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradeepika. It is an intermediate to … Read more

Samakonasana – Equal Angle Pose, Right Method, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Samakonasana, in this pose the practitioner assumes the straight angle in sitting position wherein both the legs are stretched to the sides so as to be in one straight line and hence the name. Sama = straight / equalKona = angleAsana = pose It is … Read more

Shashankasana – Rabbit Pose, Correct Method, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Shashankasana is a relaxing posture. It is a good remedy for back pain and related problems. It is a forward bend pose. It stretches the spine, mainly the lower back and upper torso. Shashanka = hare, rabbit, moonAsana = pose The moon is a symbol … Read more

Abuse – Impact on Health and Society – Ayurveda Viewpoint

By Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SWe all would have been the victims of abuse. We too would have abused someone or the other at some point of time or many times. “Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of a thing, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as, physical … Read more

Pranic Healing – Meaning, Method, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S The term Prana has many meanings, contextually Prana means life. Pranic Healing is a system of natural healing techniques. This system uses prana force to treat the illness. Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui is the founder of Modern Pranic Healing. Prana also means energy. All matter … Read more

Use Of Herbal Decoctions In Fever -Kashaya In Jwara

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Kashaya means herbal decoctions. Like in any other diseases kashayas have a great role in the treatment of fevers too. Decoction is contraindicated in acute fevers As a rule, decoction is contraindicated in newly manifested or acute fevers. Decoction is mentioned among the different things … Read more

Digestion Of Ama Associated With Doshas In Fever – Pachana In Jwara

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Pachana means digestion or to cook. In the context of Ayurveda treatment principles Pachana is a highly praised and most needed intervention in most of the diseases. Pachana is a shorter version of ‘ama pachana’ which means ‘methods to digest ama’. Pachana is used for … Read more

Role Of Fasting In The Treatment Of Fever – Langhana In Jwara

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Langhana means treatments which bring about lightness in the body. It forms the first line of treatment in fevers, in acute fever i.e taruna jwara to be precise. Langhana Definition ‘Anything which brings about lightness in the body is called as langhana’. Taruna Jwara – … Read more

Eka Hasta Bhujasana Eka Pada Bhujasana – How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Eka Hasta Bhujasana is an advanced and challenging arm balancing pose. In this pose one leg is outstretched. The other leg is wrapped over upper arm as you balance on both hands. It builds up strength, balance and flexibility. It is called as ‘One hand … Read more

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