Thursday, June 20"Satyam Vada, Dharmam Chara" - Taittiriya Upanishad

Health & Wellness

Brandi Shoombe: How Yoga Transformed My Life [Excerpt]

Brandi Shoombe: How Yoga Transformed My Life [Excerpt]

Kriya Yoga, Yoga, Yoga & Meditation
Source: - https://neweralive.na WINDHOEK - Thirteen years ago Brandi Shoombe was told she would never walk again, following a devastating car accident. Today, the 37-year-old yoga instructor not only walks but her life is more fulfilled than ever, thanks to yoga, she tells Health Focus. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolising the union of body and consciousness. Today it is practised in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity. Shoombe shared how she refused to accept the doctors’ verdict for her life that she would not be able to walk again, and after trying out several alternatives, yoga did not disappoint. Not only did she risk h
Put Down That Painkiller, Pick Up A Yoga Mat: VA Study Finds Yoga Helps Chronic Back Pain Without Pills [Excerpts]

Put Down That Painkiller, Pick Up A Yoga Mat: VA Study Finds Yoga Helps Chronic Back Pain Without Pills [Excerpts]

Health & Wellness, Yoga, Yoga & Meditation
Source: - San Diego Union Tribune. By Jeanette Steele Aug. 6, 2017 2:20 PM In the middle of a prescription painkiller overdose crisis in the United States, a San Diego VA study finds that veterans with chronic pain would be well-served to put down the pills and pick up a yoga mat. After six months of twice-a-week yoga sessions, San Diego veterans reported a significant drop in back pain — one of the signature complaints of a demographic that suffers higher rates of chronic pain than the general population. Also, the number of patients in the study on opiate-based pain pills dropped from 20 percent to 8 percent. It’s a potentially important finding, as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs weans its members off of long-term addictive painkillers such as hyd
The Ayurvedic Body Types and Their Characteristics (Vata Pitta Kapha)

The Ayurvedic Body Types and Their Characteristics (Vata Pitta Kapha)

Ayurveda, Videos
Source: - Nikhil Kripalani / YouTube Channel. Dr. Neelesh Korde explains the Ayurvedic classification of personalities in three different categories - the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha types. In this video, Dr. Korde speaks about the chief characteristics of each dosha (physical appearance, behavior patterns, food habits and mental bend) and also offers insights on how each personality type gets along with the others in day to day life and while forming relationships. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx07nvPloes
The A1-A2 Milk Debate In The Indian Context

The A1-A2 Milk Debate In The Indian Context

Ayurveda, Health & Wellness
Since time immemorial, we Indians have venerated the cow as our Mother and the milk she gives us as the elixir of life. One of our most beloved Gods, Krishna is a protector of cows. Cattle was considered as wealth in olden times. As per our indigenous medicine system, Ayurveda, the five cow-products or panch gavya, which include cow milk possess near-miraculous healing properties. Cow milk is believed to be the best nutritional supplement and ‘complete food’ provided by nature. It is against this centuries-old background of milk consumption, that the current controversy about milk being harmful to human health has caught the attention of many Indians. If milk is the elixir of life, then how can it be harmful? The answer lies in the type of milk being consumed, or more specifically whether
The Power of Meditation – BBC, Full Documentary

The Power of Meditation – BBC, Full Documentary

Kriya Yoga, Videos, Yoga & Meditation
Source: - 'Best Documentaries' YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QYOiRsKAyg The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.
Yoga and Blood Pressure – How does it help? [Excerpt]

Yoga and Blood Pressure – How does it help? [Excerpt]

Health & Wellness, Yoga & Meditation
Source: MailOnline Here is an article about a smart young boy with a bright future ahead of him in medicine, yoga, and/or ayurveda.  He has determined through a small study and then a statistically significant study that there is a correlation between the reduction of blood pressure and the use of yoga or even simple breathing exercises to start with.  His smaller study of 60 participants was showcased at European Society of Cardiology congress in Munich.  He is now doing a larger studying with more participants to confirm the results from the smaller study.  Please read the article below. To Read Full Article Please Visit -> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6112401/Yoga-eases-blood-pressure-drugs-new-research-reveals.html
Research on Indian Mind Sciences [Excerpt]

Research on Indian Mind Sciences [Excerpt]

Buddhism, Hinduism, Yoga & Meditation
Source: - Rajiv Malhotra Official YouTube channel. This is an important video by Rajiv Malhotra on Indic Inner Sciences and how they have been appropriated by the West to create a whole host of practices with Western perspectives and yet no credit given to India at all in the end. Those of you who do American-style yoga or "mindfulness meditation", please understand where these practices really originate from - Hinduism/Buddhism. There is the danger of the digestion of Indic technology from Inner Sciences into Western practices that would be and (some) are already trademarked or copyrighted exclusively to the "originators" of knowledge who merely did the following: 1) studied the knowledge 2) picked out what was acceptable to the Western/Christian mindset 3) took that acceptable knowledge ...
Maharishi Sushruta, a surgeon famous in Melbourne [Excerpt]

Maharishi Sushruta, a surgeon famous in Melbourne [Excerpt]

Ayurveda, Health & Wellness
Source: - Hindu Council of Australia Web. By: Surinder Jain. The Royal Australia College of Surgeons (RACS), trains surgeons and is responsible for maintaining surgical standards in Australia and New Zealand. It aims to foster and promote the pursuit of excellence in surgical education and actively supports innovative surgical research, aid projects in underprivileged communities, skills transfer and education programs. In its building, among some of the most prominent ancient physicians, one may come across a statue of Sushrata with the plaque mentioning him as Father of Surgery. When contacted, the RACS were very proud of having the now famous statue in their building. The statue is displayed at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Melbourne and has been on display since e...