Monday, July 25, 2016

Constant ill health with one ailment or other, struck a kind of rebel in me.  I chose to visit lesser to see a Doctor as it was becoming a regular practice. One canot go to a Doctor in a big city at the spur of the moment. My sickness were becoming more of a game play or Vudu like. I started a search for variouss disciplines of Medicine for my problems online. As I am a constant practitioner of practical Yoga postures to keep my body in a mobile codition, I found it more satisfactory to search for my symptoms on various Medical Sites. Naturopathy was always one of my favorites. But the severity of a particular illness always resulted in taking allopathic medicines due to their quick results. Belonging to a Doctor's family too was a reason for my dependence on allopathy. I studied Homeopathy, Ayurveda and other practices on various Websites. I am sharing my findings and enlightened knowledge with you so that it might come handy in your times of illnesses.

I found Ayurveda very close to Naturopathy. 'Ayurveda'  is a system of healing that originated in ancient India. In Sanskrit, ayur means life or living, and veda means knowledge, so Ayurveda can be defined as the "knowledge of living" or the "science of longevity." Ayurveda medicine practices utilizes detoxification and purification techniques, herbal and mineral remedies, yoga, breathing exercises, meditation, diet, and massage therapy as holistic healing methods. Ayurvedic system of medicine is widely practiced in India, China, Japan, Gemany, as well as other countries. According to the texts, Ayurveda was conceived by enlightened wise men as a system of living harmoniously and maintaining the body so that mental and spiritual awareness could be possible.

According to the original texts, the Ayurvedic system of Medicine is prevention as well as promotion of the body's own capacity for maintenance and balance. Ayurvedic treatment is non-invasive and non-toxic, so it can be used safely as an alternative therapy or alongside conventional therapies. Ayurvedic physicians claim that their methods can also help stress-related, metabolic, and chronic conditions. Ayurveda has been used to treat acne, allergies, asthma , anxiety, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome , colds, colitis, constipation, depression, diabetes, flu, heart disease, hypertension, immune problems, inflammation, insomnia, nervous disorders, obesity, skin problems, and ulcers.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Prayer for Peace, Growth, and Recovery

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred...let me sow love.
Where there is injury...pardon.
Where there is
Where there is despair...hope.
Where there is darkness...light
Where there is
Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be to console.
To be to understand.
To be to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
(St. Francis of Assissi)

What is Maturity?

• Knowing myself.
• Asking for help when I need it and acting on my own when I don't.
• Admitting when I'm wrong and making amends.
• Accepting love from others, even if I'm having a tough time loving myself.
• Recognizing that I always have choices, and taking responsibility for the ones I make.
• Seeing that life is a blessing.
• Having an opinion without insisting that others share it.
• Forgiving myself and others.
• Recognizing my shortcomings and my strengths.
• Having the courage to live one day at a time.
• Acknowledging that my needs are my responsibility.
• Caring for people without having to take care of them.
• Accepting that I'll never be finished -- I'll always be a work-in-progress.
(from Courage to Change: One Day At a Time in Al-Anon)