Friday, 24 November 2017

Yoga and eating food with hands

    
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          Yoga and eating food with hands


Eating  food with the hand is a part of tradition, Culture, ritual and health based on the concept of Pancha Karma Indriya ( five organs of action ) and pancha janana Indriya (five organ of senses ) of yoga and Ayurveda in INDIA.
Eating is supposed to be a sensory experience and it is said to evoke emotion and passion. According to the Vedas, hands are the most precious organs of action. The scriptures reveal how every finger is an extension of the five elements. Through the thumb comes space, with the forefinger comes air, the middle finger is fire, the ring finger is water and the little finger represents earth.
Hence, eating with one’s fingers stimulates these five elements and helps in bringing forth digestive juices in the stomach.
The nerve endings on our fingertips are known to stimulate digestion. Feeling your food becomes a way of signalling the stomach that you are about to eat. You become more conscious of the taste, textures and aromas.
Eating food is not merely a way to satisfy the hunger, but to sublimate the senses and infuse satisfaction. It is a way to nourish the inner self.
Traditionally, the six tastes (Sweet, Salty, Pungent, Astringent, Sour and Bitter ) and varied food items are served all together on one platter(called Thali )which immediately pacifies the sense of vision, smell, taste and touch.
Silence is observed, in order for the sense of hearing to be as less stimulated as possible and take the stimulus from the sub vocalization of the sound of chewing. All of this help in the activation of salivary glands and salivary amylase (the enzyme responsible for aiding in the catabolic action on the food). The five sensory organs ( eyes ,ears, nose , tounge and skin ) when engaged in the activity of eating food in the above said traditional method .Have minimal outgoing tendencies and the senses go into the anabolic or energy conservation mode so that this energy is utilized for digestion .
The five organ of action - hands ,feet, organs of reproduction, organs of eliminaton and vocal cords have the tendency to respond according to the information collected by the five sensory organs and are generally catabolic in nature.
·        The use of hands allows one to feel the texture and temperature of the food , which further stimulates the salivary glands using the sense of touch, smell, and sight. it also prevents one from eating very hot or very cold food as these extreme temperatures are not pleasing to the human body and  neither is good for the digestive fire.
·        As we use hands to eat food, we tend to bring the fingers and thumb close to each other , which forms Sumana Mudra. The center of the palm is the seat of digestive organs as per acupressure. When we use hands for eating food, we naturally trigger these pressure points, which help in the release of digestive juices from the liver and gall bladder.
·        The center of the palm is also one of the most therauptic Marma points that activate the release of pranic energy in the entire body, which is triggered in the use of hands
·        The general habit of using the dining table for having meals may lead to overeating. When we sit cross legged on the floor to eat food, every time we bend forward to break a morsel it puts pressure on the stomach and once the stomach being happily full and anything more would be over eating.  While sitting completely upright we supress this natural urge/ sign from the body's innate intelligence.  As per Ayurvedic principles, the stomach should be only 3/4th filled with food and the rest 1/4th space should be allowed for the free movement of gases and for the process of digestion.  

                                   Vedic ritual of eating food

Pancha Pranopasana Mudras can easily be practised by one and all before meals. They invoke a feeling of gratitude and connection with the process of eating (Anna Grahan) . In addition, they help in balancing the main vital current known as Mukhaya Pranas .
Practice this short exercise for revising this set of Mudras before your lunch / dinner . This is known as parishinchami  (encircling with water), and the eating of small helpings of rice is  known as pranahooti ( offering to the vital breeths ). It is performed twice a day before the meals .All other meals are  considered "extra " or secondary (upa bhojanam ). Parisecana mantra is sort of a "protection"for the food we are about to eat .
1.Parisecana: Take a comfortable seated posture  , preferably cross legged position  (sukhasna)on the floor .Chant the mantra : Satyam tvartena parishinchami (O Food !you are true . I encircle you with divine righteousness.) And circumambulate the food with a sprinkling of eater. This sprinkling of  water is known as "parisecanna." At night, this mantra is :Rtamtvasat yena parishinchami.
2.Pranahoothi: Perform the following Pranahoothi . Use only the thumb ,index finger and middle finger of the right hand take a very little amount food and swallow it without touching the teeth . The idea is that by first making an offering to the Pranas we pay homage to their life-giving power by virtue of their performing the bodily activities that are crucial to our survival. In this way , this ritual recognizes that  not only is food important to survival, but the very bodily function that we take for granted are essential, and we owe all of this to the supreme. who sits as the superintending power behind all bodily activity, no matter how mundane   

·        Om pranaye Savaha ( Hold Prana Mudra in left hand) and meditate upon the mouth regime

·        Om Apanaya Savaha ( Hold Apana Mudra in left hand) and meditate upon the lower body below the navel

·        Om Vayana Savaha ( Hold Vayana Mudra in left hand )and meditate upon the limb (arms, hands, legs, and feet ) and heart

·        OmSamanya Svaha (Hold Samana Mudra in left hand)and meditate upon the navel region

·        Om brahmani ma atma amrtavaya. This means," May my self be united in the supreme, so that i may attain immortality "

Dr Naveen Shukla
Founder Director Nature Care Ayurveda
State Rep. For AAA (NSW) Australia

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Saturday, 28 October 2017

A Successful Ayurveda Event NSW Sydney Glimpse



A Complete Holistic Bliss

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Nature Care Ayurveda would like to say THANK YOU to all the dignitaries, Consulate General of India, Consul (Commercial) Mr Chandru Appar
Counselor Parramatta Mr Sameer Pandey,
Chief guests and our speakers for evening Dr Shaun Mathews, Dr Raj Kumar Sharma,
Farida S Irani- Director Subtle Energies
Media partners (Indian Link, Desi Australia), Harmohan Walia, Vivek Tiwari, 
President AAA (Australasian association of Ayurveda) Dr Santosh Kumar Yadav-Melbourne, AAA Representative NSW Dr Naveen Shukla,
Sydney Sanskrit School
 all AAA team and our valuable guests and friends of Nature Care Ayurveda- Neelam, Kanchan, Pankaj, Avanti, Deepak & all.


God doesn’t give us what we can handle, God helps us handle what we are given.

It was really a very informative evening with lots of knowledge exchange from the pioneers in the Industry. 

Every civilization in the World has their own traditional medical systems but Ayurveda is said to be as old as the Universe itself. Ever since the man started the journey of evolution with the mental and intellectual development man started understanding nature and how it works on humans to stay healthy. 

Ayurveda believes that governing principle in Nature governs our body too. Body- Mind and Soul they are like three tripods and combination called Purusha (Human)- THE SUBJECT MATTER OF AYURVEDA.

The Goal of Ayurveda is to prevent illness and promote health in mankind. The great rishis (Seers) studied and explained the effects of all part of plants, minerals etc  on human body to attribute this knowledge for the benefit of mankind also to complete the goal of Ayurveda.


Here are some glimpse of the beautiful priceless evening.

Welcome Note

                Lord Dhanvantari Mantra chanting by students of Sanskrit School Sydney

Consul Commercial Mr Chandru Appar & Farida S Irani-Director Subtle Energies 


    AAA President Dr Santosh appreciation token to NSW representative Dr Naveen Shukla




            
 Display of Herbs  


  Dr Raj Kumar Sharma (International Speaker)



AAA president Dr Santosh appreciation token to  Dr Vishal Sharma (Nature Care Ayurveda)

Mr Sameer Pandey (Counselor Parramatta NSW)

Consul Commercial Mr Chandru Appar appreciation token to AAA President Dr Santosh 
 











































                                                                  Dr Shaun Mathew 


































































          Kanchan & Pankaj with Dr Naveen Shukla, Dr Shaun Mathew & Dr Vishal Sharma


Avanti (Psychologist- My Prana Portal) & her friend with Dr Vishal Sharma






























                   Deepak Sharma with Dr Vishal, Dr Naveen, Dr Shaun & Dr Gaurav




























                  Mr Chandru Appar (Consul Commercial- Consulate General of India Sydney)


























              Dr Naveen Shukla with Dr Priya, Dr Taruna and Dr Anisha


     Dr Shaun Mathew (Guest Speaker NSW)                              





 Dr Vishal, Dr Santosh, Dr Naveen, Dr Shaun, Consul Mr Chandru & Dr Raj Kumar Sharma
                          
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Sarve Santu Niramaya


Sunday, 22 October 2017

Diwali Celebration and Lord Dhanwantari Pooja at Nature Care Ayurveda Glimpse

 Glimpse of Diwali Celebration 
at 
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NATURE CARE AYURVEDA is wishing you, your family & Loved ones a very happy Diwali. May this Festival of Lights bring all happiness and prosperity to your life and remove all the darkness from everyone’s life.

HAPPY DIWALI 


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The sacred and brilliantly lit festival of Diwali is an integral part of the ancient Indian civilization and its history is magnificently intertwined with origins and evolution of Hindu religion.

Today, this festival has become epitome of enjoyment and is celebrated with great exuberance across the country.
The mere mention of Diwali conjures up images of diyas, firecrackers and gifts; however, Diwali is not just about these things, there is a much deeper significance to it.
Tracing the roots of this festival and understanding its history may help one actually fathom the real meaning of Diwali. This article is an endeavor to shed light on the history behind the origins and grand celebrations of this vivacious festival.

                     

History of Diwali

The traces and clues to the history of Diwali are embedded in different interesting and fascinating legends of Hindu mythology that are corroborated by various ancient religious scriptures, such as the Puranas. The festival of Diwali is celebrated for five days in India and each day holds its own importance.


The first day of Diwali festivities is known as Dhanteras or Dhantryaodashi, which is celebrated on the 13th day of the month of Ashwin. As per the legend, it is believed that on this day, Dhanvantari - the physician of the gods came out of the ocean with a pot of amrit, while it was being churned by the gods and the demons. This is believed to be a momentous day for the mankind. It is also believed that Goddess Lakshmi also originated from the ocean on this day. Hence, the day is considered very auspicious for financial investments.

The mystical history behind the second day of Diwali festivities is also quite interesting. It is said that on this day, Lord Krishna along with his wife Satyabhama, vanquished a demon named Narakasura. This demon after attaining a boon from the gods had become so powerful that both heaven and earth had become defenseless against him. He not only defeated Lord Indra but also stole the priceless earrings of Mother Goddess Aditi. His atrocities did not stop at this; he also abducted 16,000 daughters of saints and deities. To end his torturous reign, Lord Krishna killed him a day before Diwali and the day came to celebrated as Narak Chaturdashi.

The third day of the festivities, known as Deepavali, is the most important day of Diwali celebrations as it involves grand revelry. Hindu mythology traces historic origins of Deepavali back to the great epic Ramayana that narrates the life saga of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. As per this epic, the first Deepavali was celebrated by the people of Ayodhya to commemorate the return of Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Laxman from a 14 year long exile. The fourth day has its own mythological history and commemorates the act of Lord Krishna, in which he picked up a hillock named Govardhan situated near Mathura to protect the villagers from insistent rain.

The last and final day of Diwali festivities is known as Bhai Dooj. It is believed that on this day, Lord Yama visited his sister Yamuna and was so happy to spend time with her that he declared that whosoever brother shall visit his sister on this day will be blessed with health and wealth. Thus, the day is dedicated to the pious relationship between a brother and sister. Apart from Hindu mythology, the history of Diwali is also closely related with histories of Sikh and Jain communities. The Sikhs celebrate the day as it was on this day that their sixth Guru, Guru Har Govind attained freedom from Mughal captivity, whereas the Jains celebrate Diwali as they believe that Lord Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, attained 'Nirvana' on this day.


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Dr Naveen in formal discussion on Ayurveda with Friends TV




https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SEMxQQl67fw&feature=youtu.be

Friends TV & Dr Naveen Shukla (NSW Australia Representative of Australasian association of Ayurveda) formal discussion on Ayurveda.
Hail Ayurveda



Jai Dhanwantari (God Of Ayurveda)

Dhanvantari appears in the Puranas as the god of Ayurveda. It is common practice in Hinduism for worshipers to pray to Dhanvantari seeking his blessings for sound health for themselves and/or others, especially on Dhanteras or Dhanwantari Trayodashi. Govt. Of India has declared that Dhanwantari Trayodashi every year would be celebrated as "National Ayurveda Day.

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