Category Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah – Universal Health

Yatras, the spiritual healer for all ills

Yatras are meant to signify that any physical exercise like walking, jogging and fasting will enhance the wholesome benefits when combined with a spiritual intent.

Padayatra, the panacea for all-round health

Walking, jogging and running, have all been used traditionally and purposefully by our ancestors, often combining them with a divine intent, which increased the health benefits manifold.

Divine seva to cleanse body and mind

Visiting temples and doing seva instill humility, while providing mental and spiritual cleansing to the devotee.

Chaturmasya-the gift to wellness

Our ancestors instituted the ćaturmāsya sankalpam as a means to overhaul the panća bhūtas representing the internal organs of the human body–especially of those above the age of 50.

Sneeze: The cleanser of respiratory organs

Sneezing helps to get rid of the accumulated toxins from the upper respiratory track with the help of the bhūta Āpah and the indriya śabdam.

How do tears help the body while crying?

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.

How Vāyu, both helps and hinders Śabdam

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?

When śabdam helps to disperse noxious vāyu

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!

THE ADVAITA TATTVA WAY OF SELF-HEALING

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

PANĆABHŪTA AND PANĆĒNDRIYĀ – THE STHŪLA AND SŪKŚMA TATTVAS IN THE HUMAN BODY

सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah-4 An exclusive series on Universal Natural Health 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 he had learnt […]

THE MOST IMPORTANT BHŪTA – VĀYU, OUR VERY LIFE

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).

PANĆA MAHABHŪTAS AND THEIR ROLE IN WELLNESS

By cleverly weaving the rituals and customs around divine propitiation in the beginning and later around dharmic duties and social obligations, our wise ancestors ensured that the living beings and Nature were cared for equally.

THE SCIENTIFIC WISDOM BEHIND ANCIENT INDIAN CUSTOMS

Today we have a clearer vision with proof, backed by scientific experiments and investigations under lab conditions, that the Pancha Mahabhoota are indeed the vital forces in our lives.