Prakriti: Diets And Life Style Advice

Do’s and Don’ts ( in brief for prakriti specific individuals )

Remedies

Vata

Pitta

Kapha

food

Warm, well cooked food. Sweet, sour and salty tastes

Warm to cool rather than steaming hot.Sweet ,bitter and astringent tastes.

Decreased quantities of warm food.Pungent, bitter and astringent tastes.To be taken earlier than 10 am and not later than 6 pm. Healthy Kapha types should observe fast one day per week.

Oil  massage

With calming and warming oils such as Mahanarayan Oil, bala taila, dhanvanatara taila

With cooling oils such as chandanbala Laxadi oil,chandannadi taila

With stimulating oils such as punarnavadi oil ,karpooradi taila

exercise

Moderate exercise such as yoga, walking and light weights

Moderate exercise which may include jogging, swimming, Yoga, cycling and weight lifting

Regular and vigorous

Herbal dietary supplements

Ashwagandha, shatavari, haritaki, Guggul, Trikatu ,Vata tea, Calming Tea

Haritaki, Bhumiamla, Chyavanprash, surakta, sitopladi churan,pitta Tea.

Guggul, sitopladi churan, trikatu, chyavanprash, Kapha Tea.

  • Srothas – the 7 body channels system

SOME OTHER IMPORTANT CONCEPTS MENTIONED IN AYURVEDA

  • Ama Nirama – sources of ill health
  • Dosha Vridhi /Kshaya – the different status of 3 body humors
  • 80 Vatha Disease Names
  • 40 Pitta Disease Names
  • 20 Kapha Disease Names
  • Veerya , Vipaka, Prabhava
  • Vegas 13
  • Dharaneeya
  • Adharaneeya
  • Paadachadushtayam- Details Of Four Pillars Of Treatment: The patient , the doctor , the attendant and the medicine
  • Roga- Classification
      • Nija, Aganthu
      • 7 Types…. Sahaja….. Etc
      • Athiyoga, Heenayoga, Mithya Yoga
      • Ama, Nirama
  • Bhaishajya – the doctor
  • Different Types Of Treatment
  • Daivavyapanam , Yukthi, Satwavachayam
  • Sodhana-Shamana
  • Santharpana-Apatharpana
  • Rogipareeksha : diagnostic procedures
    • Dasavidha Ashtavidha – 10 parameters of examination
    • Ashtavidha – 8 parameters of examination
    • Nadipareeksha – the pulse examination
    • Trividha Pareeksha – 3 parameters examination
  • Qualities Of Bhishak – the qualities of a physician
  • Qualities Of Upasthadha (Attendee)- the qualities of a Attendee
  • Trividha Margas – the routes of disease and its dissemination
    • Bahya – the external
    • Abhyanthara – the internal
    • Ubhaya – both

SWASTHAVRITHA AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE

NORMAL AYURVEDIC DINACHARYA

  • Dantha dhavanam-  the tooth cleaning
  • Anjana – eye regimen
  • Nasya – nose regimen
  • Kavala- the gargling
  • Gandoosha- liquid retention
  • Dhoomapana- medicated inhalation
  • Thaamboola seva – medicated betel leaf intake
  • Abhyanga – the oil and touch therapy
  • Udhwarthana – the scrub therapy
  • Snana – the bath
  • Bhojana – the food
  • Ratri charya – the night regimen

RTU CHARYA – the seasonal regimen

Ritu Charya – Seasonal Regimen

Seasonal Regimen

Given that the term prakriti denotes both body constitution and nature, it is only expected that with the changing seasons of nature there will be corresponding effects on the bhutas and thereby the doshas of the constitution. Cold, dry weather for instance enhances vata, hot humid climate increases pitta, while cold, wet weather aggravates kapha.

To avoid such continued aggravation leading to imbalance of the doshas, Ayurveda prescribes a seasonal routine to preserve the doshic balance as the seasons change. For each season therefore, there is a unique diet (ahar), a distinct mode of living (vihara) and routine living (karya). These keep your doshas in a state of equilibrium and help you cope with the stresses and strains of changing seasons.
In Ayurvedic literature the year is divided into six ritus (seasons) – varsha (monsoon), sharada (autumn), hemanta (winter), shishira (late winter), girshma (summer) and vasanta (spring). The effects of these ritus on the three doshas and the suggested lifestyle for each is as indicated below :

Monsoon:

Diet

Conduct

Digestive power weakens and bodily vata is aggravated.

It is advisable therefore to be moderate in your diet.

Come rains, tuck into astringent, bitter and pungent food along with wheat & rice.

Never forget to boil & cool your water. And if possible, add a little honey.

Go for oil massages and regular baths.

Do not indulge in daytime sleeping.

Avoid moving in the sun, and excessive physical exercise

Do not indulgence in excessive sex.                          

Autumn:

Diet

Conduct

Yummy dishes with astringent, bitter or sweet tastes are for you to enjoy.

Have lots of rice, barley, wheat, along with curd, cabbage, cheese, milk.

Avoid meat, yoghurt.

This is the right time to go through purgation & blood letting treatment.
(for detail see Panchkarma)

Avoid excessive sunbathing

Do not expose yourself to easterly winds.

Winter:

Diet

Conduct

Dig into piping hot, oily, sour & salty food along with rice. Also plenty of cows’s milk & cane juice.

Drink warm water and it will improve your life span.

Avoid light food to pacify vata.

Don’t expose yourself to cold.

Go for an invigorating oil massage followed by tepid water bath.

Cover your body with sufficient warm wraps

Indulge in intense sexual pleasure.

Spring:

Diet

Conduct

Kapha that has already accumulated is liquidified by the heat and disturbs your digestive system.

Avoid heavy, oily, sour & sweet food & drinks that may aggravate kapha.

Take in barley, wheat, rice, scrup, & bitter vegetables.

Go for vigorous exercises, and oil massages.

Cut down your smoking habit.

Avoid day-time naps.

Summer:

Diet

Conduct

Take in plenty of fluids. Avoid dehydration.

Avoid food with pungent, acid & salt tastes.

Tuck into sweet, cold & oily foods. Meat of birds & animals are good for you.

Avoid excessive physical exercises & excessive sex.

Avoid sunlight and harmful UV rays.

Enjoy the cool breeze of your garden & fragrance of flowers.

Try to take a short nap

ANNA SWAROOPA

  • Concept of modern nutrition : visitor recommended to refer appropriate sites

(Definition, sources, functions, deficiency, over nutrition symptoms)

    • Protein
    • Carbohydrates
    • Fats
    • Vitamins
    • Minerals
    • Fiber
  • 6 types of taste (shadrasa ) – the ayurvedic view if food classification

-MADHURA : sweet tasting foods

-LAVANA : salty tasting foods

-AMLA : sour tasting foods

-KATU : pungently tasting foods

-TIKTA : bitterly tasting foods

-KASHAYA: astringently tasting foods

  • FORMS OF FOOD
    • Manda
    • Peya
    • Vilepi etc
  • Soup
  • Porridge….. Etc details
  • Boiled
  • Epidemiology  (communicable disease)
  • Saptahara kalpana
  • Parameters of food (bhojana vidhi)
    • Swabhava –the nature of the food
    • Samyoga – the combination of food qualities
    • Samskara – the processing of raw food materials
    • Matra – the quantity of food
    • Desha – the habitat of the raw food
    • Kala – the time factor
    • Satmya – the compatibility factor
  • Anupana- the appropriate adjuvant for the staple food and other food
  • Pathyapathyam – good and bad for an individual

ROGANIDANA AND ROGAVINISHCHAYA: THE PATHOLOGY IN AYURVEDA

PATHOLOGY

  • Definition of roga and pathology
  • Importance of
    • Tridosha
    • Sapta dhadu
    • Trimalas
    • Srodas
  • Etiology of disease (ayurveda and modern)
    • Heena ,atiyoga ,mithya yoga
    • Asathmendriyartha sanyoga
    • Pranjaparadha
    • Parinama
  • Importance of Agni in roga formation ( disease manifestation )
  • Importance of stress, sleep, hormones in disease formation
  • Occupational hazards (include pollution)
  • Seasonal changes and variation
  • Types of disease
    • Aganthuja – the antigen caused diseases
    • Shareerikam – the physical pathologies
    • Manasikam – the psychological and psychosomatic disorders
    • Swabhavikam – the natural pathologies

SOME PRINCIPLES OF AYURVEDA IN PATHOLOGY

  • Prakruthi janya roga
    • Vata
    • Pitta
    • Kapha
  • Pathophysiology 6 stages
  • Chaya – the initial pathophysiological state
  • Prakopa – the secondary pathophysiological state
  • Prasara – the dissemination of the disease causing factors
  • Sthana samsraya – the localization of the disease factors
  • Vyaktha – the manifestation of the diseases
  • Bhedha – the complications of the disease
  • Types of anubhandha disease
  • Types of prakrutha, vaikrutha
  • Immunity and hyper sensitivity
  • Types of ashta nindhitha purusha
  • Mahagadha
  • Santharpana, apatharpana janya vyadhi
  • Ojo vibhramsha
  • Ojo vyapath
  • Ama / nirama of disease
  • Uthana / gambheera
  • Dadhugatha rogas
  • Investigation of disease
  • Clinical methods
    • Dasavidha
    • Ashtavidha
    • Trividha
  • Benign/malignant
  • Importance of investigations
    • Blood
    • Imaging
    • Allergy
    • Dopplers
    • Urine and many others

PANCHAKARMA

  • INTRODUCTION
  • DEFNITION
  • SODHANA & SAMANA
  • STAGES
  • POORVA
  • PRADHANA
  • PASHCHATH
  • POORVA KARMAS  – the pre requisites
  • SNEHANA
  • ABHYANGA, PICHU
  • SNEHAPANA
  • 4 TYPES OF SNEHA
  • PROCEDURES FOR SNEHANA INTAKE
  • INDICATION AND CONTRA INDICATION
  • ATHIYOGA, HEENAYOGA, SAMYAK YOGA
  • MANAGEMENT OF COMPLICATION
  • DEEPANA
  • PACHANA
  • SNEHANA
  • SWEDHANA
  • PRADHANA KARMA – the actual therapies
  • VAMANAM
  • VIRECHANAM
  • ANUVASANAM
  • NIROOHAM
  • NASYAM
  • PASHCHATH – the post operative procedures
  • REHABILITATION…. ETC
  • POORVA KARMA

SWEDHANA

DEFNITION

INDICATION

CONTRA INDICATION,

PROCEDURE

TIME DURATION

SPECIAL PRECUATION

TREATMENT OF COMPLICATION

POST PROCEDURE CARE

DRUG USED FOR THE FOLLOWING)

  • TYPES OF KIZHI
  • ELAKKIZHI
  • PODIKKIZHI
  • JAMBEERA PINDA SWEDHAM
  • MUTTAKKIZHI
  • MAMSA KKIZHI
  • VALOOKA KIZHI
  • NJAVARAKKIZHI
  • DHANYAMLA DHARA
  • PIZHICHIL
  • UDWARTHANAM
  • BHASHPA SWEDHA
  • KSHEERA DHARA
  • TAKRA DHARA
  • PICHU
  • UPANAHA (MEDICAL BANDAGES)
  • JANUVASTHI
  • GREEVA VASTHI
  • KATEE VASTHI
  • AVAGAHAM
  • NETRA TARPANAM
  • KARNA POORANAM
  • GANDOOSHAM
  • SIRODHARA
  • SIROVASTHI

PRADHANA KARMA

  • TYPES
  • ABHYANGA
    • RELAXATION
    • DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
    • LLYMPH DRINAGE
    • SPORTS MASSAGE

IMPORTANT BOOKS IN AYURVEDA

  • ASHTANGA SANGRAHA
  • RASARATNA SAMUCHAYAM
  • ASHTANGA HRUDAYAM
  • SUSRUTHA SAMHITHA
  • CHARAKA SAMHITHA
  • MADHAVA NIDHANA
  • BHAISHAJYA RATNAVALI
  • SAHASRAYOGAM
  • KASHYAPA SAMHITHA