8 Factors That Decide Dosha Body Type (Prakriti) – Examples

Prakriti is the nature of a person. It is called Dosha body type in modern terms.  It is decided when the conception happens between sperm and ovum. The physical and mental characters that we inherit from our parents can be classified into specific … [Continue reading]



Ayurvedic Herbal Oil Making: Principles, Method, Examples, Demo

Ayurvedic herbal oils are used since more than 5,000 years both in culinary and treatment fields. By learning the ancient method of oil preparation, you can prepare any traditional oil by yourself. … [Continue reading]

Charaka Vyadhita Rupiya Vimana: 7th Chapter – Vimana Sthana

The 7th chapter of Charaka Samhitha Vimana Sthana is Vyadhita Rupiya Vimana. It deals with the determination of the specific types of patients, different types of parasites and their treatment through Panchakarma and oral medicines.  … [Continue reading]



Shirovirechanopaga Gana – Herbs useful in Nasya treatment (nasal drops)

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD. Shirovirechana is the unique classical procedure employed in Ayurvedic therapeutics to expel out the doshas (blemishes) accumulated in the scalp and above the chest level especially from the neck and throat. … [Continue reading]

Anuvasanopaga Gana – Adjuvant Herbs To Oil Enema: Benefits, Review

By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD. Basti therapy which is known as Enema is of two kinds namely Asthapana and Anuvasana. The earlier one is a Kashaya (decoction) enema and the latter one is oil enema. Even though both are recommended in Vata … [Continue reading]

Virasana – Hero Pose, How to do, Benefits, Side Effects, Precautions

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Virasana is an asana in which the doer is expected to take the pose of a hero. But actually a Hero doesn’t have a particular pose or a fixed pose to display. Hero is a warrior who fights … [Continue reading]

Vajrasana Diamond Pose (Thunderbolt Pose) Method, Benefits, Side Effects

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Vajrasana makes the body of the doer or practitioner (of this asana) as stronger as a diamond. Breathing poses or exercises like kapalabhati, Pranayama and Anulom-Vilom are performed in … [Continue reading]

Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana Standing Split Pose, Method, Benefits, Side Effects

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana is a pose in which the doer needs to split (or extend or expand) i.e. stretch out the upper portion of the body. This is one of the difficult asanas and … [Continue reading]

Trikonasana Triangle Pose How to do, Benefits, Side Effects

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Trikonasana is an Asana which requires the doer to perform the act or pose in the form of a triangle. Trikonasana or Triangle Pose Meaning – Trikona = Triangle Asana = Pose, Posture … [Continue reading]

Eka Padasana – One Leg Pose, Benefits, Synonyms, Side Effects

Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Eka Padasana is a pose in which the doer needs to perform the asana standing on one foot, thus the name. It is very difficult to balance the whole body on one foot; it can be achieved by … [Continue reading]

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