Ayurveda

History of Jala Neti Practice

Jala Neti Practice

The practice of Jala  Neti – cleansing the nasal passages and sinuses with salted water using a Neti pot with a spout – is an ancient method of purification and health maintenance used by yogi

Understanding the Throat Chakra

Article by JillMagso

Originally known as vishuddha in Sanskrit, the throat chakra is one of the seven main chakras or energy centers found in the human aura.

Background History of Ayurveda

Article by Rachel

The traditional healing system of India is called Ayurveda, which is often translated as ‘The Science of Life’. In the last article, I introduced the concept of the gunas or qualities of the mind. In this instalment, I’d like to focus on some background history of Ayurveda. 

Both Yoga and Ayurveda have been influenced by a philosophical system from India called Samkyha philosophy. The concept of the gunas sattva, rajas & tamas, for example, emerged from the Samkyha system.

Gunas of the Mind - Sattva, Rajas & Tamas

Gunas of the Mind - Sattva, Rajas & Tamas

According to Ayurveda, Samkhya philosophy and Yoga, all of creation is made up of three qualities called sattva, rajas and tamas. These qualities (gunas), along with our physical constitution, influence our mental state.

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