Our ancestors understood the concept of the dominant and passive bhūtas (Elements) within and outside the body, and used the knowledge to handle situations of any nature to restore and maintain good health.

Soon, I became a knife-fiend, making a beeline for the knife-counter in any department store I happened to pass by.

If it is the prāña from our lungs passing through the various ćakras that produces sound, what does the ear have to do with it? Why does one cover the ear while singing or shouting, or while raising one’s voice to be heard above the din, and why at other times it is not necessary?

At large gatherings like weddings and other auspicious functions, our elders usually ask those who are sneezing to leave the place. Today, in times of #coronavirus, we understand that far from being superstitious, our elders are only protecting those gathered from the bacteria thrown out by the sneeze!

As the country desperately fights COVID-19, in the locked-in mode, what we need is the Vikram Batra-kind of a loftier ‘more’ in our dils, to make us better human beings.

Social distancing, washing one’s hands and feet after coming from outside, washing one’s hands every time one came into the kitchen to do something or take anything, quarantine – they did it all. Believe me, they would have set the best examples for Corona-compliance!

At the most basic level, bells are harbingers of joy and celebration. Go ahead! Ring that bell – small and large!

Advaita-healing has two individual methods and a combined method of healing.  They may be called the negative, positive and neutral methods.

Romance can be found in the unlikeliest things–even in a warm bhutta!

When Hodge Podge talked of taking his cousins with him back to Canada, there were squeals of delight from his cousins.

सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah-4 A guest wellness series based on ancient Indian dharmic wisdom, by Amritavarshini. (Continued from the previous post) In that remote village of South India a long time ago, lived the venerable Elder of over a 100 years. Simply known as Thatha, he was a repository of ancient folk wisdom […]

Called variously as bharta, gotsu, bajji, choka, begun pora etc., Baingan Bharta is a pan-Indian food.

Among the host of rituals instituted by our ancestors around the protection of plants and trees, are the offering of jal to trees like vatavrkśa (banyan), pīpal, aśwattha (fig) and āmalaki (Indian gooseberry).