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AYURVED -YOGA Miraculous Sciences in bliss

by: DR. Dhanada S. Kulkarni

Life is choice. The events and experiences that occur throughout a person’s life constantly test her. People often respond to life’s circumstances by creating thoughts and actions that swing back and forth from high to low. Responding at the extremes creates stress and tension. People are always seeking information and answers outside of themselves, not realizing that all their answers are within. Yes!! Your guess is right. Working with Ayurveda and yoga is perhaps the easiest way for people to reconnect to their own energy within.
The principles of Ayurveda are an invaluable link to understanding, in detail, naturally healthy living. People everywhere are realizing the importance and benefits of taking personal responsibility for one's own well being, making Ayurveda the perfect system of health knowledge for today's world. Ayurveda literally means "science of life and longevity." and is considered to be the traditional system of medicine of India.
Ayurveda is a science in the sense that it is a complete system. It is a qualitative, holistic science of health and longevity, a philosophy and system of healing the whole person, body and mind. The origin of this system goes back to a far past, in which philosophy and medicine were not separated. Therefore, philosophical views have strongly influenced the Ayurvedic way of thinking
Ayurveda offers reference points for managing treatment decisions specific to each case. Ayurvedic theory is profoundly useful in analyzing individual patient constitution and understanding variations in disease manifestation.
The Ayurvedic framework can be used to structure working models of the unique state of each patient, and to project a vision or goal for a whole state of health, again unique to each case.
Ayurveda offers specific recommendations to each individual on lifestyle, diet, exercise and yoga, herbal therapy, and even spiritual practices to restore and maintain balance in body and mind. Ayurveda sees a strong connection between the mind and the body, a huge amount of information is available regarding this relationship. This understanding that we are all unique individuals enables Ayurveda to address not only specific health concerns but also offers explanation as to why one person responds differently than another.
So…. Welcome to read about the most ancient and traditional science on one of the most modern systems. How can this ancient system of health care be relevant to people of today, when technological advances have radically altered our lifestyles, our environment and our medicine?

This is one of the unique and miraculous stories of a fifty five years old and young hearted man. Wednesday 9th march 4 pm. A beautiful sunny day. Waiting in the reception area of a natural market and café 55 year old Mr. X at his cheek to clam a persistent twitch, a walker for support to walk. Minutes later, he and I sat together. It does not surprise or alarm me to hear that he is suffering from every conceivable problem from pain all over the body, weakness in the hands causing difficulty with gripping, pinching and buttoning, weakness of the wrist and finger muscles and atrophy of the quadriceps muscles in the legs. Atrophy or shrinking of the forearms was also noticeable.

A Healthy Solution on : inflammatory myopathy. (Inclusion Body Myosistis)

In world increasingly addicted to instant solutions, instant coffee, instant messaging, instant trading - He could have taken his pick of instant medications, painkillers, tranquilizers, sedatives, soporifics. Why is he seeing a Ayurvedic physician- Integrative Yoga Therapist instead? Perhaps because, like millions of other people, he has begun to realize that instant remedies are not worth the price you pay in side effects.

To vaidya (Ayurvedic Physician) knows that all his problem origins in one of three places:
his body, his mind and his spirit.

The first priority is to figure out the point of origin, then recommend simple ways to set him free of stress.

The advantage of this approach, “he was encouraged to become his own physician”.

Here is how we made this drugless journey healthy and successful.

Ayurvedic profile:
Doshas: The most fundamental and characteristic principle of Ayurveda is called "tridosha" or the Three Humours.Doshas are the physiological factors of the body. They are to be seen as all pervasive, subtle entities, and are categorized into vata, pitta and kapha. Vata regulates movement and is represented by the nervous system. Pitta is the principle of biotransformation and is the cause of all metabolic processes in the body. Kapha is the principle of cohesion and functions through the body fluids. Together, these three doshas determine the physiologic constitution of an individual

• Vata imbalance
• Imbalance of air and space
• Dry, cold, mobile, erratic
• Colon, pelvis, upper thighs, low back, and sacrum are the are affected by Vata imbalance
• Joints are dry and need moisture
• Constipation, frequency in urination
• Apan (Pelvic vata) and Saman (Diagestive vata) Vayu are affected

Vata: More severe pain. Bones can become weak and porous due to loss of moisture. Vata imbalance and vata is responsible for nervous system. Vata creates pain and pain feeds vata
Pitta: Inflammation with pain to all muscles. Nerve pain is more likely to be an issue for pitas. Inflamed ligaments. Gentle exercise, yoga nidra and poultice are recommended.
Kapha: Weakness of the muscles. More strenuous exercise is appropriate unless due to an injury to the vertebrae/disks.

For this Suggestion:
In Ayurvedic medicine, pain is generally attributed to a vata imbalance and treatment may involve detoxification, aromatherapy, grounding activities, and pranayama techniques.

Diet & Nutrition:
Vata balancing diet – oils, sweets (grains, fruits, dairy, nuts, honey), substantial foods (fish,
zucchini, dense foods) and spices with pungent tastes (onions, garlic, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, sage, thyme, cloves, mint)

Supplements & Herbs: Aswaghandha, yograj guggul, shilajit, punarnavdi guggul, nasya- vacha oil, Mahasudhrshan curna. Triphala, selium, flax seeds, castor oil, asfebida (hing), Guduchi.

Vitamins: Calcium, copper, Vitamin E, Thymus complex (glandular support), multi vitamin.
vitamin B6 +chromium+magnesium

Vata balancing diet
Vata balancing routines
Vata balancing herbs

Wellness Technique:

(A) Physical body:
• Nervous System – affected by muscle inflammation, pain and atrophy.
• Nerve/energy flow is blocked or limited by impingement of muscles.
• Nervous system sends a message from the site of injury, trauma or pain through spinal cord to the brain.
• Blood flow is compromised due to tightness of muscles and joints. Physical body includes muscles, ligaments, joints, pain, weakness, atrophy.
• Working on physical body in aspect of yogic and Vedic science is a major step towards understanding of all problems.
• Thinking of all conditions and choosing right therapies is the first key to unlock and open health magic box.

Exactly!!! We approached same -

• Body awareness- Scanning all over to know where is blocking
• Flow of energy through chakras, nadis and nerves. Balancing the chakras
• Yoga asanas: warm ups - shoulder/ neck movements, lateral stretches, hip circles (passive)
• Child pose with message: Constriction of legs increases blood circulation to vital organs. Diaphragmatic pressure increase oxygen percentage into blood through respiration. It has regulatory effect on endocrine system. It gets more blood to brain and pituitary gland. This makes child pose an extremely relaxing pose for quadricep muscles of legs.
• Prone extension: Lie on belly, stretch out through arms and legs with yogassage
• Supine knee to chest with message.
• Supine hamstring stretch with message
• Arm and legs rotations with the help of chair.
• Yoga postures that promote focus and strengthening without reproducing pain. For example, chair, warrior, cobra; also restorative postures emphasizing self-nurturing and care, relaxation, and stress reduction.

(B) Energy Body – Pranamayakosha


Eases pain instantaneously by breathing into tight, congested and painful muscles.
• Helps muscles relax - creating space
• Helps facilitate blood flow which brings nourishment and oxygen to the cells of the muscles involved.
• Increases the removal of toxins from the muscles.
• Engages the parasympathetic response which relaxes the body and quiets the Sympathetic nervous system (fights or flight response).
• Can release build up chronic tension.
• Breathing Technique – Breath in 4 counts and breath out in 8 counts i.e. 1:2 ratio and then
• Anulom and vilom breathing: Breath in through right nostril while left keep closed and again inhale through left nostril while right keep close. Repeating this cycles for at least 20 times makes beneficial effects on all muscles and vital organs.

(C) Psycho-emotional – Manamayakosha

• So-hum breathing and meditation.
• Mantra- AUM (om) chanting
• “What happens to the mind happens to the body. So, very simply, rigidity of the
Mind is equal to rigidity of the body.”

(Yoga for Back and Joint Disorders, Dr. P.S.Mamtora)

(D) Mantra:


- Salutation to Lord Ganesha who is the seed of wisdom and light.

• “My body and muscles are strong, my mind is wide, and I am protected and supported both inside and outside” – Gertrud Hirschi

In this article attempt has been made to represent Yoga and Ayurveda in its true spirit.
A case study on inflammatory myopathy - which is most vital in these days, has been presented. In this treatment painkiller, sedative, tranquilizers are traditionally used. However using restorative and therapeutic methods of Yoga and Ayurveda one can improve his overall sense of fitness and well being. It has been now months for this program and now he is out of pain. He is felling more energetic and centered. He called it as miracle, magic, mystery. Main thing he is now a great devote of Yoga and Ayurveda .Like wise when people understand natural approach power then up to 2020 we all will see the golden age of these- miraculous sciences.

“Therefore the therapist or physician who possesses the four fold accomplishment consisting of theoretical knowledge, clear interpretation, right application and practical experience is to be regarded as the reclaimer of life.”
- Charak Samhita Sutrastan 9/18

Ayurveda and Yoga has its original and different outlook of life and significant approach of handling morbid conditions. According to real Ayurveda and Yoga we all can take a pride and eradicate all causes of disease and disease itself and not suppressing them.
With these 5000 yrs old sciences no no no wait!!! We can say with 5000yrs young & ancient sciences, we can help many people in the world. Also support our body, our family with these principles. We are now open to the unlimited possibilities and potential to live our life in health and awareness.
I hope, dear readers, that you will love this humble effort.

DR. Dhanada S. Kulkarni
Ayurveda Physician & Yoga Instructor
American Alternative Medical Practitioner

Disclaimer: The information in this article is not intended for use in the diagnosis,
Prevention or cure of any disease. The information in this article is given for educational
purposes only and should not replace the advice of your physician. Before making any
changes to your diet or exercise routine it is always wise to check with your own personal
physician. This article information does not take the place of a medical consultation and all
recommendations should be checked with your health care provider to ensure suitability
for you.
The statements in this article regarding herbal and exercise recommendations have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information and herbal knowledge are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have any serious, acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively.

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