Charaka says of all the treatments in Ayurveda Basti comprises the main component. By cleansing the colon and then applying herbal medicines there that nourish and heal the colon and improve its absorptive power we nourish the entire body. Charaka gives the analogy of nourishing a tree by its roots to get good flower, leaves and fruit.
We are deeply overjoyed to announce the long awaited arrival of our Agnihotra software for Android. This is the result of 6 months of development and testing with our team and finally it is ready for you to enjoy. I know a lot of people have been asking for this and it is now available:
The app shows you the daily Agnihotra timings for your current location or any location you might be and also reminds you daily with a customizable alarm before and during Agnihotra. It also includes a tutorial to learn the mantras and how to do Agnihotra. There is no more a need to print out or carry with you a timings sheet and the timings are more accurate as they use your exact location automatically. We have used the original timings algorithm that we used in our Windows and iOS software so you can be assured of 100% accurate timings.
I recently learnt about this site and find it very informative. Keep up the good work!
If you happen to be passing through Delhi you will be pleased to know that a true oasis of Ayurveda existing in the form of a family tradition is awaiting you in the heart of old Delhi just a 5 minute walk from New Delhi Railway Station and a 5 minute rickshaw from Connaught Place.
You will be warmly met by Dr. Anil Jaggi who’se family have been Vaidyas (Ayurvedic Physicians) for many generations.
A wide array of traditional therapies are available and it is a perfect place to experience the magnificent bliss of an Ayurvedic massage or Shirodharra the therapeutic pouring of medicated oils and herbs on the forehead which has been scientifically proben to reduce stress levels and enhance deep relaxation and good sleep.
Accomodation is available for longer visits for more extended therapies and it is wonderful to know that one can access the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda so easily and so conveniently located in Delhi.
How to get there:
Treatments on Offer
ABHYANGA (Basic massage)
An innovative ritual steeped in the tradition of Ayurveda. The skin thirsts for touch and attention. When warm balancing blend of aromatic oil is rubbed gently all over the skin, your body and your mind feel pampered and relaxed.
Marma Balancing massage
Ancient healing art of India -Ayurveda, understand body and marma (vital pressure points).
BIO BACK CARE
The sour & tired hard to reach area of your back needs special bio care.
High touch care for a lot of benefits, more visible life, reduced appearance of lines & wrinkles, improved visible firmness.
A special herbal decoction with healing touch to soothe the muscles and reduce inflammation.
BIOLIFE HAIR & SCALP THERAPY
A potent sensory experience & intensive care for hair.
Natural walnut derma abrasions for face wash, followed by milk cleansing.
Wooden bed endosure reminds you of an ancient ethnic ritual of class hospitality.
The massage technique includes tapping, kneading and squeezing as well as more traditional massage strokes you would expect from a real ethnic ritual, where therapist suspends himself by rope to apply extra pressure with his feet.
The ritual includes liters of warm blended oils gently and methodically pouring over the forehead for 45 minutes.
Mindful breathing improves the flow of oxygen and other vital nutrients to the tiniest channels of the body, giving you an instant sense of freedom from pollution.
BASTI (Localized warm bath services)
A well is placed at specific area and filled with a bath of warm herbal oilsIliquids to enhance physical and emotion healing.
SPINE FINE (KATl BASTI)
A special care for SPINE to reduce risk of surgery.
It helps to reduce pain for lower backache, lumber and sacral region.
LOTUS HEART (HARIDYA BASTI)
The area of the heart is bathed in a warm blend of ghee, milk and rose petals. A luxurious heart - opening experience.
The lower abdomen is bathed with a warmed blend of oils to soothe anxiety.
A ritual with scientific approach to eye care. Enhance eye vision and nourishes the eye muscles.
Tharpanam is another ayurvedic procedure to soothe eye zone with cooing and revitalizing treatment that combines cleansing of eye with rose water and milk and immersion of eyes in herbal oil.
People think Kerala is the capital of Ayurveda in India but Karnataka has a few secrets to share. Having visited Ayurvedic centers all over India, I find that IVAC's homely and personal touch and it's dedication to providing an authentic, sincere and healing experience makes it one of my favorites. People seem to come back time and time again here. So in celebration of this great Ayurvedic centre which also happens to be seated on the foot of a very sacred hill called Chamundi hill in Mysore we are featuring it on our home page. Mysore has a great climate and is a jewel of a city and is easy to reach from Bangalore International Airport if coming from abroad or if within India most trains run to Mysore station. Read more...
When starting Panchakarma Guide our core vision was to improve the quality of Panchakarma centers worldwide and to make a guide so a patient in need of improved health could find their needs matched. Panchakarma is not just a physical health boon for the world but more importantly a mental and spiritual health boon. As the body is purified the mind and heart can connect and sing one song (called yoga in Sanskrit) and there is no greater gift to the world than this song flowering in a human being. So besides putting a spot light on Panchakarma centers we thought to put the same light on the institutions that are educating future vaidyas (Ayurvedic doctors). Please enjoy our humble offering here.
Here's a few ways you can help contribute to our education portal:
In Charaka Samhita Panchakarma is mentioned in a chapter that is aptly entitled Siddhisthana. This means the chapter related to perfection. Part of our vision is to further the application of true classical Panchakarma in this essence that means using it as a tool for the highest perfection of the human being. So we encourage all to understand the essence of Panchakarma and there is a great well spring of books out there that can help you learn. We've featured a few of our favorites from Vedic Books here for you to explore.
Questions to ask: These things matter
If you're planning a Panchakarma and really want the treatment to have a life-long and profound effect there are a few important questions to ask. If you don't understand all the terms then please read Dr. Joshi's excellent book on Panchakarma which will explain it all. These are important questions that every Panchakarma centre should comply with the correct way.
Is the food organic? Correct answer: YES or YES MOSTLY. Special note: Often in India in particular they might say yes but you will get there and find out it is not true. In effect there are very very few (I can count them on one hand!) centers in India with real organic food. Organic food is available in India but the awareness is not rife yet for this to matter much so many centers (as you might see in our reviews) have said yes only for patients to find out it's not.
Why does this matter ? If you're cleaning the body and taking pesticides and herbicide residues in your body, it is a total contradiction!
Is there a cell tower on your hospital or near your hospital (within 250 metres is considered near enough to harm!)? Correct answer: NO. Cell towers are very dangerous and disturb cellular health so it will not only effect the quality of your healing but the ability of the doctors and therapists to do their job!
Do you serve nightshades, caffeine tea or coffee, white sugar, chilli or refined oil or refined and processed grains? Correct answer ABSOLUTELY NOT!
Why does this matter? All these foods make toxins in the system and Panchakarma is aiming to do the opposite. Sadly many places in India still do not comply with basic understandings of pranic foods and "dead" foods. So this is an important question and test. There are many centers that have very pure and good food but many that don't.
There are many more questions to answer; we'll feature them on our next homepage soon. If you have some of your own then feel free to let us know.
News from Vedic Society - Nepal Soma Yagya
We are happy to announce that we have selected Nepal for our forthcoming (to be scheduled) Soma Yagya after completion of our first Soma Yagya in India with much success. It is our aim to keep this tradition alive and perform this powerful healing practice regularly. Where better than to perform such than in the midst of Nepal which is under woe for many a year now. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed. If you wish to get involved as part of our team please let us know. Donations are welcome.
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iAgnihotra is Here
We're very happy to announce the launch of our first iPhone application which is an offering to all doing Agnihotra around the world. It's the most effortless way to get Agnihiotra timings wherever you go allowing you to do Agnihotra easily anywhere. Read more...
A fleeting glimpse of Ayurveda: The Science of Life and Health
Although meat is mandated in Ayurveda for debilitated patients, for warriors (Kshatriyas) and for those who overexert themselves, it is very heavy for digestion, putrefies faster than other foods and produces Ama (internal toxins) quickly. Unless you exercise strenuously, regular meat eating will increase fat rather than flesh.It promotes speed rather than endurance, which is not good for Vata-affected individuals. Meat overheats the mind and warms the body, but even in cold climates, it should not be ...