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An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found – They Make Blood

The benefits of Pranayama have been known by our rishis for thousands of years. Slowly science is starting to confirm many of their ancient conclusions. A new discovery that the lungs are involved in the making of blood in the body further highlights the importance of the science and practice of pranayama. The following article from sciencealert.com explains the new discovery: Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new evidence revealing that they don’t just facilitate respiration – they also play a key role in blood production. In...

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The Health Benefits of Beetroot

Beetroot is a plant which comes from the same family as sugar beets which are the raw material for producing sugar. However, when compared to their cousin, the beet root is completely different in its nutritional composition as well as taste and colour. As most people know, beetroot is a vegetable that has a very dark red colour. More often than not, it is used in salads to add a bit of exotic colour to the plate. Beetroot juice has also become quite popular, mostly because of the many health benefits of this vegetable which is also described as a power food....

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The Benefits of Kapalbhati Pranayama

Kapalbhati is a yogic respiratory technique, which has been described in yogic texts. Its practice is done with an increase in the rate of respiration, which includes active (voluntary) respiration (with the contraction of the abdominal muscles) and inactive (involuntarily) breathing (exercise of abdominal muscles). For the practice of Kapalbhati, the practitioner should sit in padmasana, siddhasana or sukhasana, keeping the spinal cord and head straight. The practitioner should close their eyes and keep focus on the breathing process. In the traditional yogic texts special mention of the Kapalbhati practice is found. In Gherand Samhita 3 different categories of Kapalbhati have been described....

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Ayurveda and Yogic Cure For Dysentery and Diarrhea

Dysentery and diarrhea are common diseases and generally everybody suffers from them some time or the other. It appears to be very simple but is not so simple. It makes the person weak and pale. The patient complains of mild pain after passing motions and also suffers from wounds and swelling in large intestines, blood or mucous secrets from it and the patient suffers from pain due to stiffness in the stomach. Symptoms: The patient complains of passing loose motions frequently but without pain. It makes the body weak and dry. Peculiar sound accompanied with ache is felt in the...

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Guava Leaves Can Stop Hair Loss… and Many Other Benefits

The young leaves of the guava plant are used in traditional medicine in tropical countries. These leaves contain a number of beneficial substances, including antioxidants like vitamin C and flavonoids such as quercetin. Drinking a tea made by soaking guava leaves in hot water is beneficial in treating diarrhea, lowering cholesterol and preventing diabetes. How to Use Guava Leaves to Stop Hair Loss and Improve Hair Growth? Here’s what you need to do – just take a handful of guava leaves and boil them in a liter of water for 20 minutes. Then, you need to leave the mixture to...

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Amazing Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

It is found that a mix of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus. Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Heart Disease: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly \and jam and eat...

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How Does an Ayurvedic Detoxifying Fast Cleanse the Body?

Fasting is a process that proves to be an effective method to ignite the digestive Agni or the body’s inner fire and burn off the accumulated impurities and amas or toxic wastes in the body. Amas are the root cause of almost all diseases. Fasting rejuvenates the mind, body and spirit entirely. It nurtures general wellness by discarding toxins and gas, and augmenting mental lucidity. It also makes the physical state light and easy. In Ayurveda fasting depends on the body constitution based on dosha and its dependent cleansing needs. In fact it does not support the route of...

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How to Take Care of Your Skin with Ayurveda

Health and beauty are closely related to each other. A disease free, healthy and cheerful personality looks beautiful. A person should not go behind artificial cosmetics and should try to use only natural products. Ayurvedic Tips for Skin Problems: If your skin is not smooth and clean on all parts of the body: Take one teaspoon of olive oil and an equal amount of honey. Massage the oil on the face, hands and neck nicely. Wash the body with ordinary water after 10 to 15 minutes. Take two teaspoons of papaya pulp and honey, apply this pack on the...

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Back Therapy and Kati Basti in Ayurveda

The human back is one of the most delicate parts of the body. It is the large posterior area, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders opposite to the chest, its height being defined by the vertebral column (commonly referred to as the spine or backbone) and its breadth being supported by the ribcage and shoulders. The spine supports the upper body’s weight and also houses the delicate nervous system. The intricate anatomy of the back provides support for the head and trunk of the body and also responsible for...

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Miracles of Yoga in Improving Memory Power

When you fail to remember something, which you have read, heard or seen, and cannot remember despite several efforts then it is called loss of memory power or forgetfulness. People of all age groups are suffering due to this problem. There are a number of reasons for this problem. For example, mental tension, excessive mental work or not using memory at all, busy schedule throughout the day, physical and mental weakness or serious head injury. Yogic exercises are helpful in improving memory power and reducing forgetfulness. Practice the following yogic exercises with the feeling that the memory power is...

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