All posts tagged: ritual

Ayurvedic Immunisation Over Vaccination For Babies

With the recent heat caused by Robert De Niro’s controversial anti-vaccine documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe being pulled out of the Tribeca Film Festival, interest and suspicion has stirred up in the pharmaceutical vaccine industry. So in due course, I will share with you an Ayurvedic way of immunisation. Vaccinations are a very sensitive topic. I will not blab on about the pharmaceutical industry, only briefly talk about some of the science associated with vaccinations. What Is Actually In A Vaccination? Take away the propaganda, take away the new age jargon – just look at the science. Lets look at some of the ingredients of most vaccines: Formaldehyde (well known-carcinogenic) Aluminium (extremely toxic, known neuro-toxin) Thimerosal is a Mercury containing preservative Anti-Biotics Egg Protein – many vaccines are prepared using chicken eggs. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) other heavy metals, unknown elements, germs that were not intended to be there. These are put into a baby who has a weak and vulnerable immune system. This is further dangerous because injections bypass portals of immune defence to penetrate deeper into the body. If you were to take a bottle and fill it with these …

Summer Regimen

“Quantity of water gets reduced by the strong heat of the sun, rivers have very little water, trees have no shade under them because of falling of ripened leaves; the leaves, bark and entwining ceepers are all dried up.” – Astanga Samgraha, ch. 4 (27-37) Summertime… and the living is easy.. It’s also hot and dry! and it is wise to protect yourself by keeping cool, and work in harmony with this season to thrive during it. Imagine feeling prime The very hot sun takes away the strength of the earth, and all things on this earth. Scientists call this “thermal accumulation,” and particularly in the second half of summer you may begin to feel inner heat accumulate. Summer Pathogenesis The heat in your body rises, which can result in dry skin, sensitive, irritated, and dried out sinuses. You may notice your sinuses beginning to run a lot. Creating reactive mucus is the body’s response to this dryness. You may experience looser stools – the body’s response to to remove the heat. Your intestinal villi might be …

The Lowdown On GHEE

What is Ghee? Ghee is the crown jewel that joins Ayurvedic medicine and Indian cooking. Ghee is clarified or purified butter. Butter is boiled in a specific way & the lactose components & milk solids are separated and strained to produce this concentrated golden substance, ghee. Hence, no-one is allergic to ghee. It’s a totally new product after the cooking process. Today’s western health scene is becoming aware and finally recognising the benefits of this “superfood,” that has been used in India for centuries. Let me explain the many benefits of using ghee in your everyday cooking… The History of Ghee For centuries it has been used as a cooking fat and a food ingredient, but true Ayurvedic tradition uses it in various medicinal preparations. It is still today used in ritual as an esteemed offering. The Rk Veda (a 3,500 year-old ancient Sanskrit scripture) says: This is the secret name of ghee: “Tongue of the gods” “Navel of immortality.” “Streams of ghee caress the burning wood.” “Agni, the fire, loves them and is satisfied.” This …

Drop the Utensils, rather: Eat With Your Hands!

Ayurveda recommends eating with your fingers instead of utensils. Before you repel this gesture, if you feel to try this, you may be surprised by what it does for your digestion! and how much better food will taste and bring you enjoyment! One Thing at a Time – Eating with your hands means you can’t check email, read, text or answer the phone. With food all over your fingers, you are stuck doing one thing at a time and this is the time to eat. This allows us to relax and “dine.” Eating with such awareness is essential for optimum digestion and proper delivery of nutrients. People underestimate how much this can make a difference, and a lot of the time – HOW you eat is more important then what you eat. “The fingers are the sensors, and also the hand contains not only the planets, but all the nakshatras (constellations). So when you are eating with your hands it is satisfying everything [all the needs of your physiology because the planetary ‘map’ on your hands …