Health and Wellness

Butterfly Ayurveda

Cyst vs Abscess

Cyst and abscess are two similar mass formations filled with puss, fluid or other elements. Both are bumps emerging on the skin and tend to make the skin sore and tender. Externally, it is difficult to differentiate and one needs […]

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‘More Qi – Train Harder’ Butterfly Wellness Qi Gong Workshops

Unleashing a rejuvenating experience for all the participants were the Qi Gong workshops of Butterfly Wellness Program 2017. The mentor taught simple and effective techniques that yield immediate results and can be practiced by taking out just 10 minutes of […]

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Revivification with Meditation

Meditation for the human mind, body and soul is a revitalizing and contemplative experience. During meditation, our mind assimilates subtle energies which are crucial to assuage its subtle digestive fire. Meditation is a source for the mind’s gratification of its […]

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Obesity

Obesity is a health scourge for people worldwide. Here is an analysis of some of the ‘physical’ aspects related to obesity.   The number of fat cells formed in body during infancy stay intact for lifelong. The fat within each […]

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Ayurvedic Recommendations on Incompatible Foods

Ayurveda suggests that food combinations that are not compatible with regard to their properties must be avoided. Curd with palm date, radish with black gram, bananas with butter milk, spinach with sesame seeds, honey with wine of dates etc. are […]

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Ayurvedic Rasas

The ayurvedic rasas like the three doshas are combinations of the panchamahabhoota or the five universal elements — agni, vayu, prithvi, jal and aakash and help in balancing the doshas in the body while performing crucial functions for the organism. […]

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Quantity and Quality of Food

As per Ayurveda, home-cooked and fresh food allows optimal assimilation of the essential nutrients. One should avoid tamasic or stale/leftover food that is highly toxic.   Detrimental Effects of Stored Foods   In our everyday busy lives, lack of time […]

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The Three Pillars of Health

Ayurveda aims to maintain good health of individuals and provide curative treatments for illnesses. There are three major supporters or building blocks of good health – Aahar (food), Nidra (sleep) and Bramhacharya (good physical/sexual conduct). These are also called trayaupstambha […]

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Eating is a Ritual

The digestive fire in our bodies requires food for sustenance. Food is life force indispensable for human existence.   In India, it is a custom to pray or think ofthe Almighty before we begin eating. Thanking the universal provider of […]

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Why Suppression of Urges is Harmful?

As per Ayurveda, we should never suppress our imminent urges to defecate, urinate, puke, sneeze, yawn, belch, eat, drink, sleep, weep, breathe deeply & plentifully after exertion and discharge semen or flatus to maintain a healthy state of being. The […]

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