Your Ayurvedic experience begins with an in-depth consultation.

An initial consultation will involve an in-depth interview analysing all aspects of your complaint or ailment – be it mental or physical – your Ayurvedic constitutional type (Prakriti) and any imbalance (Vikruti) will be assessed.
The consultation also includes evaluating the pulse (Nadi Vijnanam), tongue diagnosis as well as skin, hair and facial analysis. Your digestive capacity (digestion and food absorption) will be assessed as well as signs and symptoms of Ama (digestive toxins).

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Try a Padabhyanga (foot massage )before you go to bed tonight.

As the snake 🐍 doesn’t approach the 🦅 eagle, so disease doesn’t affect the person who massages his feet before sleeping.

Massaging your feet before bedtime promotes a tranquil sleep. 😴😴😴

Padabhyanga with tila thailam (sesame oil)or ghrta (ghee) calms the Vata Dosha and has a strengthening effect on Chakshurindriya (sense of sight).

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Vati and Gutika Kalpana.

A Sunday is a great day to make Eladi Vati.

Vati is a preparation where different medicinal substances are used to make tablets (vati) and pills (gutika). This is done either by cooking the powdered herbs with jaggery or guggulu or without cooking by macerating the powder with any liquid like honey and guggulu and then rolled into pills. They are made of one or more drugs of a plant, animal or mineral origin.

At Lakshmi’s kitchen we have prepared Eladi Vati/ Eladi Gutika

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A cold day in Perth today. We are looking forward to those Chestnuts.

Chestnuts are warm, sweet and slightly astringent. They are nourishing for the body, boost the immune system (increase Ojas) strengthens the Asthi dhatu (bone tissue), and beneficial for cardiovascular health.

They are perfect on a cold day.

Turn on the oven 🔥

Method
1. Heat the oven to 200C
2. Using a small, sharp knife, cut a cross into the skin of each nut. 🌰
Put the chestnut in a roasting tin and bake until the skins open and the insides are tender, about 30 minutes.
3. Enjoy 😊 , drizzle some ghee over them #delicious
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#chestnuts #winterfood #balance #nourish #ayurveda #lakshmiayurveda

The Ayurvedic concept of Srotas the bodily channels. The internal transport system of our body fluids.

The Sanskrit word is derived from the root ‘su sravane’ meaning to exude, to ooze, to filter to permeate.

Srotas can be sthula (gross, macropscopic) and sukshma (microscopic).

A srotas is a passage, path, road or a highway there are thousands of srotamsi (srotamsi is plural for srotas).
Those small srotamsi come together and create a larger channel (srotas) such as the respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary or gastrointestinal tract.
Srotas are the inner transport system of the body which provide platform for activities for the doshas, dhatus, agni, malas, ojas, prana…
Ayurvedic classics proclaim “Srotomayam hi shariram” means that the living body is a channel system and/or is comprised of innumerable channels.
The srotas is a system in which some tissue is formed; some material is metabolized, secreted or transported. Charak has described that Srotamsi are channels which transport the dhatus (asthayi or poshya dhatu) which are subjected to transformation.
Acharya Sushruta and Vagbhat both have compared srotas to the extremely fine passages and pores present in the lotus stem, through which rasadi poshya dhatu circulate all over the body and provide nutrition to the body.

Each srotas has a:
1. Soto mula (root, where it originates from).
2. Sroto marga (passage)
3. Sroto mukha (opening)

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Let’s talk about Ojas, the vital nectar of life.

Ojas Vijnanam – The specialised knowledge of the bodily essence called Ojas.

Sthula bhagah shukram snehabhagah sukshma tejabhutam ojah |Su Su 14

Ojas is the essence of the saptadhatus the seven bodily tissues Su Su 22:19.

(Please see our recent articles posted on our blog on www.lakshmiayurveda.com.au to read more about saptadhatus, the seven bodily tissues)

Ojas is responsible for consciousness, purity in thoughts, health, positivity, immunity, longevity, intelligence and memory.

Ojas is one of the most important elements to maintain and sustain life.

Synonyms for Ojas are: Bala, Kapha, Prana

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