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Some Fasting Deliciousness!

It is that time of the year again when goddess Durga's idols are adorned with bangles, flowers, and jeweled attire, filling up the space with an aroma of pure desi ghee dishes and other food made from milk fat like paneer - all manner of tasty treats.   In this post, we have shar...

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Ahara Samsksara: Ancient Food Processing in Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, ahara is made up of five mahabhutas (elements) and related bhutaagni (digestive enzymes) that will break down their ingredients during digestion and metabolism when stimulated by Antar Agni.  Ancient wisdom concerning the processing, preservatio...

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A Journey To Home!

Pitru Paksha, a 16-day period during which Hindus pay tribute to their departed ancestors, is traditionally observed in India by performing devotional acts such as visiting temples and giving alms to the poor. During Pitru Paksha you can offer prayers at home or visit the temples for Shr...

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Ahara Vidhi: A Disciplined Dietary Guideline By Charaka

Ayurveda is a practice that goes beyond just providing treatments for various ailments; it also offers guidance on maintaining one's well-being. Ahar, Nidra & Bramhacharya are all very important pillars in Ayurvedic philosophy - each one teaching someone different things about how to live...

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Chanting Explained- Benefits & Science Behind It

Chanting spiritual words has been proven to calm one's mind, reduce stress, and improve health. Regardless of one's personal beliefs or traditions, chanting affects one's physical and mental health; this holds irrespective of what they are chanting. Repetitive vocal chanting has been fou...

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Late Adulthood: Erik Erikson’s Perspective

We have seen that most people develop secure relationships, reason cognitively, socially, and morally, create families, and find appropriate careers over the course of their lives. However, as people enter their 60s and beyond, the aging process causes faster changes in our physical, cog...

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Yoga For Metabolic Syndrome: A Prescription That Works!

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Yoga has been touted for its benefits to the body and mind since long before it was popularized in the West. People who practice yoga constantly rave about how it benefits them both mentally and physically. A recent study offers some insight into how yoga can help those struggling wit...

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Ganesh Chaturthi – A Spiritual Celebration!

Good fortune and an easy way through life are what we all crave. It doesn't take much to imagine how wonderful it would be if we had a little bit of everything. The friendly deity Ganesha, sitting atop his small mount - a mouse - is here for those who need him most. Just looking at him makes ...

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Impact of Yoga at an Early Age

The hectic lifestyles that we have created for ourselves, coupled with the polluted atmosphere around us - all seep into children's psyches at an early age. During these years of growing up, by nature, the mind is in a continuous mode of exploration, learning, and growth. This natural process...

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Mental Pollution and Children

Raising kids from this generation poses some unique challenges because of all the recent technological advancements. No one can deny the reach technology has in our lives, or even more so - the lives of our children.   As a result, it’s important for parents to ...

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