Ashwagandha – an herb for longevity

Ashwagandha – an herb for longevity

Ashwagandha – an herb for longevity

Although Rasayana are the most complex formulations that are often consumed as medicines, others are simpler combinations of foods and individual herbs are also considered Rasayani. Ashwagandha is also referred to as Indian ginseng for rejuvenation and toning. Numerous studies have documented its anti-stress and adaptogenic properties. In one study, Ashwagandha is known to increase physical endurance, prevent stress-induced reductions in vitamin C and cortisol. In Sanskrit, Ashwagandha means the smell of a horse, which means that a person will gain the same strength and endurance as a horse. Rasayana is an anti-stress herb that promotes energy and endurance. Adaptogenic properties of Ashwagandha Although all parts of Ashwagandha are traditionally used for medicine, the root is the most common. Ashwagandha contains at least twenty-six bioactive alkaloids, steroids, lactones called andolides and sitoindosides. Its complex chemistry, much of which is still unknown, offers a wide range of therapeutic actions: tonic, sedative, nerve repair, adaptogenic, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory and respiratory stimulant. Ashwagandha has traditionally been used to treat general weakness such as arthritis, depression, chronic fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, suppressed immunity, sexual weakness, infertility, memory loss, respiratory problems and hormonal imbalances. It is used effectively for insomnia. Instead, it restores and rejuvenates the nervous system by providing energy to the body to sleep. Thus, the adaptogenic properties of Ashwagandha help the body cope with stress-related conditions instead of using sedatives.

Life is beautiful – Spiritual talk with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Life is beautiful – Spiritual talk with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Life is beautiful – Spiritual talk with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

life is Beautiful
Spiritual Conversation with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

How can we feel eternity? This is possible only through love. It’s the only thing we can’t think of. If we think about it, it ceases to be love. When thinking stops, love begins. Lovers talk nonsense, they repeat the same things over and over again thousands of times. They don’t think. Their minds are beyond reason. Whoever we fall in love with, we actually fall in love with ourselves. The truth is that we do not realize it because we are caught by the name and the form, even though there is no such thing as love. Names and forms can ignite love in us, but then it will take us beyond name and form to true nature, which is pure energy. Surrendering and loving are synonymous. Whoever we love, we give ourselves to. Love is not just “making” but “a state of existence” when the mind is free from doubts and problems. The word “surrender” is frightening because we have heard it in a certain context – when the army loses, it surrenders; defeat means transmission. However, this is not obedience or obedience. Only the brave, the knowledgeable and the wise can surrender. Surrender means realizing that everything belongs to the Divine. “I” is not under control – this is a show. Your mind understands that it is out of control; the whole universe is moving in its own way and it doesn’t matter if you exist on this planet or not, things are happening again. In the same way, one realizes that life exists and that it is part of the common ocean of consciousness. The heart beats on its own, the breath moves on its own, sleep comes and one feels good or bad. With this knowledge comes deep relaxation, a sense of trust, to be at home – this is a show. Obstacles to love Only through love can one experience eternity without the obstacle of lust and addiction. Love is rapprochement, merging and dissolving. But the only way we know emotion in our lives is love – it enters the present moment. Mankind has constantly struggled with lust, and man has realized through personal experience that it leads nowhere – it just brings inertia, more satisfaction, and love remains in the background. The more one fights lust, the less one is able to overcome it. Negative emotions excite the mind more than positive ones (if you are angry or quarreling with someone, it takes up your mind more than someone you value, respect, and respect). Lust includes all desires. When a desire arises, you worship it, acknowledge it, and offer it to the Divine. The desire that arises in you is Shakti (energy). Knowledge or wisdom is also energy. Divine knowledge, the power to act, to perform, is energy. When you have desire and knowledge, but you cannot act (Kriya), it means that you do not have Kriya Shakti. When you can recognize these desires that appear in you and respect them, you will be unloaded from them in the most natural way. How hard it is to fall into bliss! There are many obstacles to getting it. So many things stand in your way – even at the door. You think it’s in your hands, but it’s gone. You are thirsty and take water in your hands, but imperceptibly it has flowed through your fingers. Life is so weird! So how can we be blessed? Give priority to yourself, to self-knowledge. Some people are very nice on the outside, but they are rude on the inside. And others are rough on the surface, but are nice on the inside. Someone can be very kind and say, “Hello, how are you?” But inside, be it stiff, arrogant or arrogant. The divine, unlike the human, is not interested in our behavior, but in our soul. If you are like a flower inside, in time you will bloom and on the surface you will become tender. But in general, it is preferable to be firm on the outside and gentle on the inside, not the other way around, for your own good. A sign of prosperity If you think that no one loves you, know for sure that you are wrong. The earth loves you, that’s why it keeps you upright. The love of the earth is its gravitational force. The air loves you. That is why it flows through your nose, even when you sleep, it moves through your lungs. The divine loves you very much, deeply. Knowing this, you will relax. With peace of mind, talents just come. Intuition comes, beauty comes and peace comes. Love flashes. What else? Then comes prosperity! Bliss and prosperity! What is the sign of success? Who is thriving? The general opinion is that whoever has the freedom to go where he wants and when he wants is a prosperous person. Take the case of a rich businessman. Do you think he is free to go wherever and whenever he wants? He has a million dollars in the bank, but his business has tied him like a rope around his neck. Even if he goes somewhere, his cell phone will keep ringing. He can’t even have breakfast in peace. Do you think he is prosperous? Just be!

Summer – the season of greatest heat and light

Summer – the season of greatest heat and light

Summer – the season of greatest heat and light

Summer – the season of greatest heat and light

Article by Dr. Gancheva

Summer is the season for getting up early, for walking barefoot in the dew, for activity and falling in love. In the summer, Ian reaches its apogee. According to Eastern tradition, summer is associated with the element of fire and the organ systems heart (small intestine, pericardium) triple heater and bitter taste. Now I remember how people with heart disease eat raw apricot kernels that have a slightly bitter taste. Bitter helps digestion, soothes cramps and has an antibacterial effect. The heart shelters shen. This is the spirit and the mind. The imbalance in the fire element at body level is expressed by symptoms such as palpitations, chest pain, panic attacks or chatter. Therefore, on hot days, people with cardiovascular disease are urged not to go out.
According to Eastern tradition, cold drinks and foods that bring cold into the system should not be used. The cold creates a contradiction that stops sweating and keeps the heat in the body. The Chinese describe it as throwing water on a fire. Iced drinks in the summer do just that. That is why tea is drunk in the East, which quenches thirst and improves digestion. In Bulgaria you drink more tea in the winter or when you are sick. I really want this to change, because traditionally Bulgarians drink herbal teas, even pick their own herbs and dry them.

Summer is full of fruits and vegetables.

For me, an amazing fruit is watermelon. Sweet fruit with lots of water and cellulose. Grows right in the heat. In the summer we should eat lighter foods that are less heat-treated. Heavy foods, hydrogenated fats make us lazy.
My patients often ask me what supplements to drink in the summer. I always answer that with so much sun, fruits and vegetables, summer is the right season to take a break from supplements, unless there is a serious illness that requires taking them. In the summer the so-called hot arthritis – with hot, swollen, painful joints. Revulsive, heating ointments that add extra heat should not be used. Cooling anti-inflammatory creams, such as Dazel Cool Cream, can be used. When the element of fire is weak, the mind suffers and one seems apathetic and the thought flows slowly. With a strong element of fire, a person inspires others, but he cannot find peace for himself. Various Eastern spiritual practices, which include meditation, are very suitable for balancing the element of fire.