Obesity is a modern-day lifestyle disorder, referred to as 'Medorog' in Ayurveda. Unfortunately, diseases like Diabetes mellitus type 2, obesity, fatty liver, stroke, heart attack, and cancer are all self-induced in their real sense—which were a rare occurrence until 300 years ago. Even today, if you happen to visit a village, you will barely find an obese person— while 3 out of every 10 people in a city are found to be overweight. Post-1970s, sedentary lifestyle and the adoption of the...

White sugar is considered to be an essential ingredient in every kitchen. According to Ayurveda, every meal we eat should have six kinds of rasa – sweet, salty, sour, bitter, spicy, and astringent. 

aho bata mahat pāpaṁ kartuṁ vyavasitā vayam |
yad rājya-sukha-lobhena hantuṁ sva-janam udyatāḥ ||

Health indeed is one’s true wealth. It’s not only an indicator of the vigour and vitality required to lead one’s life but also an essential prerequisite to achieve harmony in multiple spheres of our existence. In short, the adoption of a ‘Healthy lifestyle’ remains indispensable to attain sound wellbeing. 

In an arduous journey towards realizing one's purest self and living our life term consciously and well, maintaining a healthy state of mind and body becomes imperative. This is where holistic health comes in to play its part and, the science of Ayurveda helps us immensely with that. Our great Rishis, who experientially explored the systems of Ayurveda, have laid out some principles to follow in the name of Dinacharya—A potent routine that can help improve your wellbeing...

It’s no secret that the human body is like a natural machine. Isn’t it a wonder, how all the vital functions in the body gets regulated much like on an automated mode? The digestive system works to assimilate various types of foods we take, the respiration is going on, the brain heart, kidneys, lungs, intestines, liver, pancreas; and all the other tissues and organs-all, function in several ways and also in a well-coordinated manner. The level of...

We are what we eat, or rather, digest. Unhealthy food can ruin health whereas good food can make it stronger. Hundreds of years ago, in Bharat, people ate mixed grains, with more of millets. Slowly things changed and now it’s just wheat and rice which is giving rise to obesity, infertility, incontinence, diabetes and many more diseases. 

Dreams seem real while we are dreaming. While dreaming, one is totally oblivious to the waking state world. When we wake up, the very dream that seemed so real whilst dreaming, becomes unreal. But if we never woke up? What will be a dream and what will be the reality then? If our sleep continues endlessly, then dreams would become our reality. When you are in the dream world, you have absolutely no memory of the waking world and...

Anxiety comes when there is uncertainty in our life because mind is afraid of the unknown. What is known to us does not make us fearful. It is the unknown territory of the future that makes us fearful. Nobody knows what the future holds for us, and that is the main reason why many people are interested in astrology, tarot and palm readers. They want to know about their future; what will happen to them and their family. 

Everybody has fear in their life but some people are in denial and don’t accept it. It is like a stigma in our society to admit that you are feeling sad or worried. ‘You have a nice family, job and even a nice home, then why should you be sad? Are you mad?’ People will ask. But who says you can’t be sad? Our mind doesn’t require things and people to feel happy. Happiness comes from...

Ego has no real substance. It is just a shadow. Someone may be proud of their slim body, or a muscular body, but what is this body anyways? Our body is made of five basic elements: earth, water, air, fire and ether. How can we be proud of it then? The elements do not belong to us! Similarly, everything that we know through our mind and intellect has been acquired from somewhere. So, how can we be proud of...