Sutikagara – Accouchement Ward, Ayurveda Perspective

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Sutika is a woman who has just delivered a child and her placenta has been removed. Some opine that sutika is a parturient woman – a woman in labor. Ayurveda has opined that the woman shall be called as sutika for 1 and half months … Read more

Amlapitta – Meaning, Symptoms, Types, Prognosis

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S The pitta which is sour or has developed sour taste due to it being burnt is called as amlapitta. The word amlapitta can be split into 2 components – Amla = sour; Pitta = pitta Types of Pitta Pitta is of two types.Prakrita / Avikrta … Read more

Glycosuria – Meaning, Types, Symptoms, Ayurveda Understanding

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Glycosuria is a condition when you pass blood sugar into urine. Glycos = blood sugar, Uria = urine Generally, urine contains no glucose. This is because in normal conditions your kidneys reabsorb all the filtered glucose from the tubular fluid back into the bloodstream. When … Read more

Aspiration in Newborn – Ulbaka – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Ulbaka is a disease which occurs in the newborn child. This probably is an explanation of a condition wherein the infant swallows’ garbhodaka i.e. liquor ammi which blocks the throat of the child. It can be compared to ‘aspiration in newborn child’ or ‘aspiration pneumonia … Read more

Garbhasana – Fetus In Womb Pose, Right Method, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Garbhasana / Garbha Pindasana, in this the practitioner assumes the shape of a fetus and hence the name. It is a sitting as well as balancing Yoga pose. Garbhasana is an intermediate level pose and is performed in sitting position. It additionally involves stretch and … Read more

Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose, Right Method, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Gomukhasana, in this pose the position of the legs resembles the face of a cow and hence the name. The thighs and calves are placed in such a way that they are wide at one end and tapering at the other. It is a seated … Read more

Lolasana – Pendant Pose, Right Method, Benefits, Dosha Effects

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Lohasana is a hardcore and intermediate level arm balancing pose. In the final pose the practitioner is moving front and back just like a hanging pendant. Therefore, it is called as pendant pose. It is also known to strengthen the flexors of hips and muscles … Read more

Natarajasana – Lord Of The Dance Pose, Right Method, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Natarajasana, in this pose the practitioner assumes the shape of lord of the dance, another name given to Lord Shiva. In the final pose the practitioner resembles Lord Shiva in a dancing pose and hence the name. Word meaning Natarajasana – Lord of the Dance … Read more

Pavanamuktasana – Wind Relieving Pose, Right Method, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Pavanamuktasana – wind relieving pose or wind liberating pose is a reclined pose. It helps to release trapped gas from your intestine and hence the name. It is also called as Vatayanasana. This pose may be combined with Ardha Pavanamuktasana to tap more benefits. The … Read more

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