Panchakosha and Theraputic use of Yoga

Yoga is not just the physical exercise. To use yoga in therapeutic way one must know that how disease occurs in the body. And to know how disease occurs there is Panchakosha (5-layer) concept. Here I shall start with the concept of Panchakosha.

Panchakosa (Sanskrit: पञ्च कोश; “five sheaths”) from root pancha, “five” + kosha, “body” — is the “five bodies,” or discernible “aspects” of man, arranged successively from the grosser to the increasingly more subtle.

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7 best yoga poses of mine

Yoga is derived from Sanskrit word “Yuja” which means to Unite. The unification of Mind, soul and body is defined as Yoga.  Yoga is for longevity of life, happiness and living healthy lifestyle. Yoga deals with the extensively with every aspect of our life according to Vedas.  Asana is the therapeutic  exercise practice for health.  Asanas purify and strengthen the body and control and focus the mind. Asana is defined as “posture;” its literal meaning is “seat.” Originally, the asanas served as stable postures for prolonged meditation. There are thousands of asanas among them I like few most which is easy and very beneficial I try to mention some of them below.

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Ayurvedic physiology of Allergic Rhinitis or “Hay Fever”

In allergic rhinitis or “hay fever”, there are a number of factors that come together to cause various uncomfortable symptoms of the upper respiratory tract (throat, sinuses, nose) and eyes. Typical symptoms include a clear runny nose, nasal congestion, a clear runny nose, sneezing, nose and eye itching, and excess tear production in the eyes. Postnasal dripping of clear mucus frequently causes a cough. Loss of the sense of smell is common, and loss of taste sense occurs occasionally. Nose bleeding may occur if the condition is severe.

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Home made Ayurvedic herbal face pack

 A facial pack is important because it is an intensive healing treatment that makes use of moist heat to remove deep-seated impurities.It helps to cleanse the face impurities opening the pores. Face packs help reduce wrinkles, pimples, dark circles and acne. Using the right face pack that suits the skin type makes the skin fairer, cleaner and much smoother. Packs improve circulation and keep the skin firm and taut. If you have pimples, blackheads or boils, a purifying facial pack may be just what you need. Even if you don’t have any unsightly blemishes, a facial pack will provide moisture to dehydrated skin (oily skin can get dehydrated, too).

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Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin with red raised lesions characterized by severe itching, dryness of the skin and white silvery scales. It is a non infectious disease which may go in remission for years and may become worse at times. Common sites of lesions are elbow, scalp, knees and lower back. Pitting of nails is very common.

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Agadhtantra | Science of Toxin in Ayurveda

The foundation of Ayurveda is based on eight branches (Astanga Ayurveda) and in those one of the divisions is Agadh Tantra. According to Ayurveda classic reference, the detail description about the visha (poision) , its classification and examination, disease caused by it, different treatment principles, preventive measures of poision etc are described under the study of toxin or Agadhtantra.

The word Agadhtantra is derived from the combination of two words- Agada and Tantra.

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Dravyaguna Vijnayan (Science of Medicinal Herbs)

The term “Dravyaguna Vijnana” means the pharmacological & Clinical properties and the actions of medicinal plants with morphological & clinical application. 

It is the branch of medicine dealing with the properties (Guna),  action (Karma) therapeutic uses of Dravya and also the knowledge of the properties, Karma and action of the drug. This subject also includes identification the drug and source of drug 

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Rasa Shastra and use of Mercury in Ayurveda

Rasa Shastra is a branch of Ayurveda Science which deals with the preparation of rasa medicine including different forms of medicine. Rasa here gives the meaning of Mercury (Hg). Parad is Sanskrit name for mercury. Why mercury is called as Rasa is because it has the capacity to form amalgam with other metals. Gold reacts with nothing; however mercury can for an amalgam with gold. Not only with gold, with many other metals on the periodic table, it can form amalgam.

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Ayurvedic Herb Butea monosperma (Palasa)

This plant is also known as Flame of Forest. It is medium sized around 15 m tall, deciduous tree found in tropical and subtropical regions. It has a religious view; It is said that the tree is a form of Agnidev, God of Fire. It was a punishment given to Him by Goddess Parvati for disturbing her and Lord Shiva’s privacy.

Parts used – Root, leaves, petioles, flowers, seeds and exudate.

Different names- Palash, Dhak, Palah, Flame of the Forest, Bastard Teak, Parrot Tree, Keshu (Punjabi) and Kesudo (Gujurati)

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