You can heal your body

You can heal your body

Heal your body with a Morning Routine

It was March this year when I worked myself into a mental and physical exaction. In the coaching industry and on social media I learned you have to hustle all day and this for years to have success. I followed this hustler-strategy for nearly 8 years. I lost creativity, time for relaxing, friends and family. I noticed I was more sick this year than ever before. My body, mind and soul got kicked out of balance and my inner voice was screaming for help, silence and most of it for sleep. I was also suffering from a hormonal imbalance; I had a surgery done on my uterus and I knew now I really have to change something. Western medicine declared after the surgery for them was all done, mental exhaustion they said came from the hormone imbalance. I will get some pills and if this does not help I get some other hormones and this is it.

I Connected with the Ayurvedic Healing Community – ASHAexperience

So this was the moment I knew I could only help myself. I called Bijoya, and with her and ASHAexperience. I started my journey to India for Panchakarma. I knew I needed at least 21 days of healing. I learned I can’t do it alone and I knew this time I am only taking time for myself. Only me and 21 days.

Everyone around me, friends, family, and even my closest ones said: Anja, are you crazy why are you going to India for a classical Panchakarma? And what is this even? And Ayurveda? How should this help you heal?

I left everyone behind with their fears and horror scenarios. I know now it is time to heal holistically and Ayurveda is 5000 years old. They know what healing really means and is about.

Ayurvedic Doctors Consultation at ASHAexperience
I had a three-month preparation time with my Ayurvedic doctor. All consultation was done online. During Covid, it was easy to handle. I have already started to change my eating habits. Also, I needed to take a look at Ayurvedic medicines to prepare my body, mind, and soul for the trip. The whole organization was done by ASHAexperience. This was the most stressful part for me to let go of control. I had put all my hope, fears, and trust into this journey and Bijoya’s hands because I knew this will change everything. Was it easy? Not for me who started working less, letting go of the unhealthy hustler mentally. Start taking care of myself.

Not only was I changing my eating habits, but I did also start journaling again and meditating in the morning. This helps also a lot to have the go from the Ayurvedic doctor: I am ready now for India. Ready for the 21-day journey.

Travel Experience in India for Ayurvedic Treatment

I only organized flights and visas by myself. Other than that I was arriving in India, got picked up and a driver was bringing me into this beautiful resort. Everyone there knew I would be coming. Since the first day they have taken care of me. I gave all the documents from the doctor to my Ayurvedic doctor and when I had my first consultation they knew half of my story already.

It started in my consultation that the doctors treated me holistically. We were talking one hour about my condition mentally, physically and also my soul. After this I had a chat with a nutritionist and then I got my first treatment and got to know my therapists. They went on the journey with me for 21 days every single day.

I decided to let go of all control and told my doctors if they and my nutritionist can take care of my diet during the 21 days. So my focus was only on myself and how I feel about what they did. I got my therapy plan, and a plan from the nutritionist as advice on what to follow and what not. This is up to everyone itself. If you keep following what they suggest without judging you will have the best results. I was talking every day to the doctors and if something needed to be adjusted they did. And I can tell you they did more than what I expected. Never in my whole life I was asking for so much. I was asking for changes in my diet, I was telling my therapists everyday if I needed soft or more intense treatment especially when they massaged. Was this easy for me? Not in the beginning, because I was raised not to put yourself in the middle. Telling my needs and what feels good for me was my biggest healing process in this 21 day journey. Was it always easy? No Did I have good and bad times? Yes, especially mentally.

It took 10 days for me to really feel relaxed and to let go of fears, thoughts and how this process needs to go. Before my journey I was reading a lot about what people achieve in this Panchakarma every state they go through. This comparison stopped on the third day when my doctor said: Anja you have to let go of this. It dresses you out to achieve something. Just open yourself up to us and trust the process. Anything is allowed and anything is ok. Are you good with this? Ok. I needed the proof of my doctors to heal my deep beliefs, doubts and mental issues. She started to suggest implementing a routine while I was there and that was the time I started to understand these routines are helping to come back in balance and later if I keep doing them back home to work as prevention.

Little did I know that all these steps and the way Panchakarma treatments are built up helped me to cure. That was just the start of my healing journey. Does it finish when I come home? No, because there you keep continuing. Do I have to do it alone? No, I got help from ASHAexperience, my doctors and myself, since it needs a commitment from your side to really change something and have the intention to heal. Otherwise it will not work and then it really starts to become preventive.

Developing a morning routine without getting stressed out

The routine started already, and my treatment was every day at the same time.

I was getting up every day at 7am. Staring to brush my teeth and then having my hot water sip by sip sitting on my Terrasse watching and listening to the ocean. Most of the time I was taking a walk on the beach and after this I was having breakfast.

During those 21 days I got to know yoga for the first time and also pranayama (a yogic breathing technique). I started to implement breathing into my daily routine and also meditation to calm my mind. I also started to journal again. I was just writing down what I have been thankful for during the day. This process I kept up for 21 days.

I was not doing everything in the morning because most of the routines I got to know while I was there. I knew yoga, meditation, breathing and journaling from back home already, but the deeper sense and how to combine breathing and meditation works and how important those little steps can be for you to improve your wellbeing. I experienced this myself when I was leaving India back to Munich.

I was having a Jet lag the first few days and felt like sleeping long in the morning. I tried the first week because I still had time. But my body and mind woke up every day at 7 in the morning. And my body asked for the hot water automatically. My brain would not function if I didn’t do my morning walk or my breathing exercises. So after 3 days back home I experienced myself how my whole system is missing those little routines. So I started to implement daily self-care for myself.
And I can tell you it starts with this one hour in the morning or in the evening. The time you take only for yourself. This is where healing starts and begins. Starting and allowing yourself to put your needs first. And this is where all the prevention starts. It’s even like this when you fly. First you put the mask and safety jacket on and then you help your kids. And here it is the same with the routines. This gives me so much energy, time for myself and this was so easy to implement without getting stressed out because I learnt from my Panchakarma, that my health is my priority and my own responsibility at the end of the day.

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Conscious Karma or Conscious Action

Conscious Karma or Conscious Action

A quote about Conscious Action

The famous yoga teacher and the founder of Iyengar Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar said “Action is a movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action.”

Conscious Action and Awareness

Karma encompasses not just our actions, but also the states of awareness that we adopt. Understanding karma involves opening your heart to much more compassion and kindness, both for yourself and for others. Every action we do in life has a ripple effect, much like a stone hitting the water.

Connect with Higher Consciousness

A body-mind will always have some karma, some process of action that causes it to respond and react. Consciousness, on the other hand, transcends Nature and is free of karma. As a result, the more awake and aware we become, and the more we connect with our true selves or higher consciousness, the more freedom and choice we have.

Understanding Karma

Understanding karma is key to living well. You can embrace the principles of karma to achieve success in your life. For example, if you want to be successful in life, consciously assist others in being successful. This will generate positive karma for you and plant the seeds for the possibilities you are generating for others, to manifest for you. Just help others to heal if you wish to mend anything in your own life. The law of karma is all about choosing.

Choose to Respond over React – a Conscious Effort

We can’t always control what happens in our life, but we can always control how we respond. We cannot ignore what is happening in the world: conflict, violence, ailments, and a considerable amount of suffering from a variety of sources. Even though we have fantastic moments when we rise above everything and transcend reality, we always have to return to what is going on in our own lives as well as the world at large. We can’t reject reality, no matter how unpleasant it might be at times.

The Theory of Karma

While the concept of karma teaches that the present conditions are a result of our own actions, it also teaches that we have the ability to change them. We have the ability to influence the future—both our own and humanities. Every scenario and condition we encounter in life is an expression of the state of mind in which we choose to live. From the point of view of collective karma, everything that is happening in the world is no longer someone else’s karma. It’s our karma.

The karma theory is quite encouraging. It tells us that we can alter ourselves and our circumstances. Change does not always happen overnight, but we can take steps to start changing our collective karma. The type and quality of the words we speak, as well as the actions we conduct, are all determined by our thoughts. The most effective way to improve the world is to cultivate a love for ourselves, one another, and all living beings that share our beautiful planet.

Konscious Karma by ASHAexperience

Let us nurture that kind heart for everyone—for ourselves, our world, and all of humanity.

With this faith, realization, and philosophy team ASHA embarks on Konscious Karma- the conscious movement that aims to connect and nurture organic relationships through Ayurveda and Yoga with Healers who are on their healing journey.

ASHAexperience pledged to reach out to the world and support all on their personal journey of well-being and healing. We believe in supporting physical, mental, and emotional health by creating a balance through traditional practices based on Ayurvedic and Yogic Science and empowage of empires 2 download portugues crackeadoering our global Ayurvedic and Yogic healing community of Doctors, Healers, Mentors and Yogis.

Team ASHA offers ancient Ayurvedic treatment and practices to the world and creates a sustainable society by offering self-care practices through Ayurveda and Yoga.

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Why should most CEOs practice mindfulness

Why should most CEOs practice mindfulness

Cultivating the ability to maintain attention in the present, without judging it, could irreversibly transform every part of our existence…
I have realized that the past and the future are true illusions; they exist in the present, which is what we have and is all there is.

—Alan Watts

The exercise of mindfulness simply involves cultivating the connection with the present moment and making it a habit. In other words, it is about allowing each thing we do, no matter how small or trivial it may seem, every event that comes our way, to be the most important thing at that moment and to have our full attention.

It is also a practice shared by most of the world’s cultural and religious systems and is closely related to various methods of meditation—such as those derived from the Zen tradition and Tibetan meditative practice. Today, mindfulness is widely known and used in medicine, education and psychology.

At its core, mindfulness meditation is the practice of being in the present moment as consciously as possible. This means being mindful of every movement, situation, breath… Over time, using this method, it is possible to increase the power of focus concentration, relieve stress, become more empathetic, etc.

How to practice mindfulness?

Getting out of your own mind and living in the present moment is the purpose of mindful meditation. A simple practice that has been gaining more and more fans over the years.

Naturally, this skill depends largely, like any other, on practicing it. Many types of meditation, for example, focus the mind on the present through attention to breathing (from the moment of birth until death, the human being inhales and exhales); others focus on the physical sensations of the body in real time, on the movement or on the sounds that exist around us. The mind naturally tends to wander and lean towards compulsive and obsessive thinking, but the technique is to bring it back without frustration, without judgment, over and over again. It is not about not thinking but observing your thoughts and returning.

With the passage of time and daily practice, the goal is no longer just to put our attention in the present but to hold it that way at will. In this way, the exercise becomes a habit and then it is possible to start practicing it inadvertently, resulting in the way of life that allows us greater awareness and the possibility of experiencing the moments of life more fully.

The benefits of mindfulness for CEOs

Why do business leaders advocate meditation instead of, say, massage or physical exercise?

The reason is that there is definitely something about mindfulness practice that seems to benefit CEOs more than physical training and other types of relaxation.

Specialists in mindfulness training for companies affirm that the growing interest among business leaders in this type of practice is mainly due to the benefits it has provided them, among which is the development of leadership skills, understanding, openness and optimism.

Mindfulness research concludes that mindfulness training improves three skills that are key to successful leadership in the 21st century: resilience, collaboration, empathy, and the ability to navigate complex conditions.

On a physical level, the practice of conscious attention is capable of developing and strengthening neural circuits in the same way that a muscle is strengthened when it is exercised; it is capable of reducing stress, insomnia, depression and anxiety; it also radically strengthens our ability to focus and concentrate.

On a less individual level, the practice of these disciplines has a potential for community transformation, as it is capable of bringing us closer to others in unexpected ways by strengthening our ability to listen to others without judging, always with kindness, generosity and compassion.

Finally, the practice of mindfulness allows a glimpse of how dazzling the present can be as it is—a lesson as simple as it is complex and as refreshing as it is essential.

Final Words

Different studies by psychologists and cognitive scientists have confirmed that mindfulness helps to strengthen the ability to regulate emotions, benefiting modern leaders who, among other things, must be able to control anger, have empathy and put themselves in the “shoes of others” for a better relationship with work teams.

The relationship between mindfulness and leadership is a fact. The question is, how long will it take to be integrated as an essential theme of managerial development in companies? Time will tell, but if a company wants to increase its effectiveness and lead the changing market, it must seriously study the implementation of mindfulness programs among its employees, and especially among its managers.

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The Ultimate Guide to Unleash Your Spiritual Power in 5 Easy Steps

The Ultimate Guide to Unleash Your Spiritual Power in 5 Easy Steps

Whenever someone mentions the word “spiritual power”, the first thing that comes to many minds is running off to Peru, or maybe even an Indian Ashram like The Beatles did!

This misconception is widely spread. But you might be surprised to know that spirituality can be found even in your own home.
You do not have to leave your comfort zone to find it. There are various ways to be spiritually awakened and realize one’s higher power, such as through practices like Yoga and Meditation, just like I did.
We’ll go into all the details of just how simple the process is in this blog.

How to attain Spiritual Power?

To begin with ,

Be Mindful of Your Intention

The first step of being more conscious is to simply acknowledge that you want to open yourself up to gain a new awareness level. This realization and intention itself is the start of a lifelong journey.

You will then consciously accept your yearning for learning about topics related to consciousness, energy, the study of the human mind and explore topics related to karma or the cause and effect theories, spirituality, meditation & mindfulness, love & relationships etc.

It’s almost like opening Pandora’s box where you will explore life with an infinite amount of knowledge waiting for you ahead.

Boost Your Mind

As you start your spiritual journey, let the solid pillars of knowledge and curiosity be the constant guides to help you grow as an individual.

Start absorbing all sorts of knowledge from everywhere! Try your best to listen to TED talks, read books and listen even more to podcasts!

You may ask why should you expand your mind?

When you read, learn or listen to others, you get to learn more about people and their life experiences. You get to learn about the different perspectives in this world, which you might otherwise never have been aware of.

Only when you break away from the sweet slumber can you experience a spiritual awakening!

Put Your Well-Being First

If you’re putting off those early morning walks, not eating right or making no time for the gym, then you cannot connect with your higher power -because you are not respectful to the body!

Be mindful of what you put in your body and stay active. When we allow our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects to become overwhelmed, we block holistic growth opportunities.

Keep your spirit clean by feeding it well, moving along, communicating with colleagues, taking breaks, attending the yoga class or meditation retreats if possible, or simply deep breathing regularly.

Go Out

Nature has a miraculous way of getting rid of the energy and stress from your mind. There is so much magic to be found in nature – from trees to flowers, grass–all you have to do is walk among it.

Also, meet people- we as a race have become so accustomed to relying on technology that sometimes you forget how integral a connection to people is.

Text or call an old friend; drop hints that you want to hang out and see if they bite!

Also, have that alone time to contemplate. Go to a place where there’s no one around and enjoy some solitude. Walk barefoot on the grass- it’s an extremely grounding experience.

Be Still

In the previous point, we mentioned that you should keep yourself busy and continue your spiritual growth by reading and doing activities. But learn to be still, too.

Spirituality is best experienced when we allow ourselves to be silent and still – so even if just for 15 minutes each day – it’s crucial that you “sit” down in a quiet spot where you’re comfortable, turn off distractions such as phones or other electronic devices (because they will get in the way of your concentration), set a timer for how long you’d like to meditate, and take 15 – 30 minutes (or more) using your breath as an anchor.

If your mind seems to be raging with thoughts, it’s okay- it’s normal, just bring the focus back to your breathing. If you find silent meditation tough, try guided meditation; there are plenty of apps and online sources that are free on the web.

Final Say

The first step of being more conscious is to simply acknowledge that you want to open yourself up to gain a new awareness level. This realization and intention itself is the start of a lifelong journey.

You will then consciously accept your yearning for learning about topics related to consciousness, energy, the study of the human mind and explore topics related to karma or the cause and effect theories, spirituality, meditation & mindfulness, love & relationships etc.

It’s almost like opening Pandora’s box where you will explore life with an infinite amount of knowledge waiting for you ahead.

We believe in collaborative relationship-based care where our Ayurvedic Doctors, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Supplement Brands, Ayurvedic Nutritionists & Chefs, Yoga, and Meditation Trainers are in sync. Contact the team who passionately works together to hold your hand in this healing journey.

Ayurveda Science

Ayurveda Science with Yoga and Meditation –
A Comprehensive Guide from ASHAexperience

The ASHA Team

Ayurveda Science of Life is a natural system of self-healing, a preventive and curative health system that originated in India thousands of years ago as a part of ancient India’s Vedic heritage.

Yoga and Meditation are the catalysts that drive this Ayurveda science of life in human beings, purifying and nourishing the mind, body, and soul. Ayurveda takes care of the person’s both physical and mental wellbeing with an ayurvedic diet and healthy lifestyle and Yoga deals with harmonizing of mind, body, and soul.

Ayurveda Science believes that life is sustained with the perfect balance of mental, physical, and spiritual factors. These are constituted by the body (Sharir), senses (Indriyas), mind (Satwa), and spirit (Atma), and emphasizes good health and prevention of illness through lifestyle practices.

Ayurveda health includes various methods like the yoga practice or the asana (physical postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) that help in meditation or stillness of the mind bringing us in unison with nature to achieve the healing of the body and mind.

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Evolution of Ayurveda and Yoga- A brief knowledge

According to modern Ayurvedic sources, the origins of Ayurveda have been traced to around 6,000 BCE when they originated as an oral tradition. Some of the concepts of Ayurveda have existed since the times of Indus Valley Civilization. The first recorded forms of Ayurveda as medical texts evolved from the Vedas.

Ayurveda is said to be an eternal science that first existed in the universal consciousness (Brahma) before it was passed from the creator to the ancient Indian mystics through meditation. Having survived and grown through the changes of time, Ayurveda has been acknowledged all across the world backed by scientific evidence.

We find mention of Lord Dhanvantari in the history of Ayurveda (in both the Vedas and Puranas). He was the physician of the Gods and an excellent surgeon. It mentions that worshipers pray to Dhanvantari seeking his blessings for sound healing.

Though Yoga was being practiced in the pre-Vedic period, the great Sage Maharshi Patanjali systematized the then existing practices of Yoga, its meaning, and its related knowledge through his Yoga Sutras (aphorisms).

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a collection of 196 short verses that serve as a guide to attain wisdom and self-realization through yoga. The text is estimated to have been written in roughly 400 C.E. and is regarded by many as the basis of yoga philosophy.

The 196 sutras are separated into four padas (chapters):

• Samadhi,
• Sadhana,
• Vibhuti, and
• Kaivalya.

The text itself is open to interpretation by the practitioner, but at its core, the Yoga Sutras are intended to provide depth and practical wisdom to help yogis and yoginis explore the central meaning of yoga.

What is Ayurveda Science of Life, Yoga – Asanas, Pranayama, Dhyana, and Meditation?

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Let us understand briefly one by one

1. What is Ayurveda?
2. Why Ayurveda?
3. Ayurveda Health – The Science of Life
4. Understand Ayurveda Health with Tridoshas
5. What is Yoga and Meditation?
6. Ayurveda and Yoga are Natural Ways of Building your Immunity and have a Balanced Life
7. Top 5 Ayurveda food you should eat every day
8. Top 5 simple Yoga Postures that you can start practicing from Today
9. Top Countries around the world that have started with Ayurveda practice
10. What we do at ASHAexperience for Ayurveda Health and Yoga– a Complete wellness program – First time in Europe

1. What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda – the Sanskrit word is a combination of two words ‘Ayu’ means life and ‘Veda’ means Science or Knowledge. Ayurveda is the most ancient wisdom of the natural holistic healing system of the body taking care of both preventive and curative measures within the body.

Ayurveda is the science of life that teaches us the way of living in synchronization with the healthy vibes of nature. Ayurveda is a science of Self-healing. By understanding your own unique nature or body constitution, you begin to understand how you interact with your environment and others – thus practicing a healthy lifestyle that will lead you towards self-healing free of ailments or diseases.

2. Why Ayurveda?

To understand the importance of Ayurveda, let us understand the origin of Vedas. Vedas are the most ancient scriptures written by great scholars and mentors that decipher the secrets of life and the universe with a bigger landscape of understanding the science behind all of this existence.

Among the four Vedas, Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda mention of yogic lifestyle, and Ayurveda is found to be mentioned in Atharvaveda.

Let us understand about the four Purushartha or “ the object of pursuit” as mentioned in the Vedas

1. Dharma – The Discharge of Responsibilities, righteousness, moral values
2. Artha – Acquisition of Wealth, prosperity, economic values
3. Kama – Fulfilment of Desires, pleasure, psychological values
4. Moksha – Liberation, spiritual values

While accomplishing the above goals, our body acts as the medium enabling us to carry out one’s duties and actions to oneself and others. But when diseases are attacking the body, it becomes an obstacle for one to execute their actions.

3. Ayurveda Health – The Science of Life

Ayurveda health, the science of life was deciphered by our great Indian Scholars some six thousand years ago that helps us in eliminating these obstacles or diseases from our body by teaching us to maintain balance in our body system, protect our health, curing diseases thus promoting longevity and healthy lifestyle.

Ayurveda has been majorly divided into three classics including

1. Charaka Samhita– The Charaka Samhita is believed to have arisen around 400-200 BCE. It is one of the oldest and the most important ancient authoritative writings on Ayurveda.

2. Susruta Samhita – The Sushruta Samhita is an ancient Sanskrit text on medicine and surgery, and one of the most important such treatises on this subject to survive from the ancient world.

3. Ashtanga HridayamThe Ashtanga Hridayam, the “Heart or Essence of all the Eight Branches of Ayurveda,” is one of the primary ancient root texts of Ayurveda. Today, the Ashtanga Hridayam continues to serve as a root source for Ayurvedic philosophy and protocol, providing clear guidelines in all aspects of health.

Each of the above branches of Ayurveda concentrates on various aspects of prevention and cure of diseases with a holistic healthcare approach and wellness. These ancient scriptures define the ayurvedic treatment with different types of management strategies including ayurvedic treatment with chanting, through plant and animal parts, through divine rites, and through human contrivance by means of ayurvedic medicine.

4. Understand Ayurveda Science with Tridosas

What are Tridosas?
The human body is made up of the five elements that form the entire universe.
The five elements are :
Ether (space), Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.

Tridoshas are the three components of the body, which bring health when in balance, and produce diseases when out of balance. Tridosha defines the three fundamental energies or principles which govern the function of our bodies on the physical and emotional levels. The three energies are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each individual has a unique balance of all three of these energies.

The Vata dosha is said to be made up of the air and ether elements. This means that it has qualities that are similar to these elements.

The Pitta dosha is said to be made up of fire and water elements. Fire is more predominant, and those people with a predominant Pitta nature have many of the qualities of fire within them.

Within the Kapha dosha, there is a predominance of the water and earth elements. Kapha individuals tend to be cool, moist, stable, and heavy.

The five elements are the components of the three dosas – Vata, Pitta, Kapha, and Ayurveda states that a human being is essentially an assembly of Tridosas, the intelligent life principles that determine or governs the body, its organs, and their respective functionalities. It further states;

is responsible for the mobility or movement of body parts. It governs the nervous system and prana – the Life controls nerve impulses and all higher cerebral functions. This dosa also controls cell division, responsible for cell arrangement and formation of different layers of organ formation.

is responsible for the process of transformation or metabolism in the organ and tissue systems. It regulates nutrition – digestion, absorption, assimilation, and metabolism.

is the agent for strength and cohesion that holds body parts together. It is responsible for biological strength, vigor, provides immunity, and aids in healing. All the fluids running within our body systems are also governed by Kapha.

Hence, with Ayurvedic Science, we understand that the three dosas along with the five elements maintain the complete balance of our mind, body, and soul to channelize us towards healthy living. When we get ailments or diseases forming an obstacle in our healthy lifestyle, Ayurvedic treatment takes care of our body with the best preventive and curative measures to track us back to Healthy Living without disturbing our daily lifestyle. Learn the recommended Ayurvedic Foods for each Dosha

5. What is Yoga and Meditation?

The word Yoga first appeared in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda, and is derived from the Sanskrit root “Yuj” which means join or unite. According to the Yogic scriptures, the practice of Yoga leads an individual to the union of consciousness with that of universal Consciousness.

Meditation or Dhyana is a part of Yoga, which is mostly performed after Yogasana or physical postures. After doing Yogasana, the body is filled with vital energy or Prana. These energies get channelized through our nervous system to our body during meditation practice.

Meditation and Pranayama or breath control techniques act as a catalyst along with the Ayurveda health and nutrition regime accelerates our healthy lifestyle by directing our mind, body, and soul to be in harmony with nature.

Yoga guides us to practice the union of an individual with the universe around, leading to a perfect harmonization of mind and body following the science of Nature.

Each cell of our system represents the whole creation in every respect. If one experiences the oneness with this quantum realm, that person becomes a Yogi and attains Moksha – state of freedom. Freedom from all the ailments or obstacles that come in their path to achieve the goal of a healthy body and mind in this Life.

One must practice Ashtanga Yoga or 8 Limbs of Yoga.

What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga?
Yama (attitudes toward our environment),
Niyama (attitudes toward ourselves),
Asana (physical postures),
Pranayama (restraint or expansion of the breath),
Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses),
Dharana (concentration),
Dhyana (meditation) and
Samadhi (complete integration)

When one practices the above 8 Limbs of Yoga, can embark on the journey to Self-realization leading to Liberation or Moksha overcoming every obstacle and ailments that the body undergoes in this journey of life. Prana – or the vital energy, that which permeates the entire Universe is the foundation and essence of all life. Prana flows in everything that exists. Furthermore, Prana is the connecting link between the material world, consciousness and mind. It is the energy of the body that activates the breath and the mindful stimulation of body parts which is responsible for all our physiological and psychological activities.

There are Five main Pranas.

What are the five Pranas?
Prana, Apana, Udana, Vyana, and Samana, which are responsible for different mechanisms of our body.

Prana is distributed throughout the whole body, through the network of the Nadis (nerves). There are 72,000 Nadis in the human body.

Of these, there are three Nadis of particular importance.

Ida, the “Moon System”, correlates with the left nostril and the Parasympathetic Nervous System. Pingala, the “Sun System”, correlates with the right nostril and the Sympathetic Nervous System. Sushumna, the “Central Nadi”, penetrates the spinal column and correlates with the Central Health and disease are part of everyone’s life related to nutrition, physical, mental, social, spiritual and other aspects. If one of the aspects suffers, then all other aspects get affected thus hampering the daily activities of individuals life. Hence Ayurveda recommends that we should take time to nurture and nourish our body, mind and soul to have a holistic wellness approach to balance the entire system.

6. How Yoga builds a Natural Immune System for You?

When the mind is calm and clear, an individual is able to handle every situation much better at all times. Yoga with its main components; Asanas, Japa, Pranayama and Meditation helps in bringing calmness to our mind and body. This enables clarity in our thinking, removes the guilt and negative impressions of the past, makes us apprehension-free of the future, and brings our focus to the present moment. Thus Yoga helps in building a strong immune system within our body making us embrace the goodness in us and the surrounding environment.

The body and soul are intricately connected with the state of our mind. The state of the mind relates to how we act and react to the information and experiences gathered by our senses with respect to our surroundings. Yoga practice escalates this state of mind.

Yoga practice is about building the immune system along with strengthening the inner peace thus gaining an insight into the well-being of mental stability and health. Yoga makes us connect within and understand the person as who we are. It guides us in – how we can enhance healthy sustainable living!

ASHAexperience talks about Ayurveda Food and Yoga Practice
Let us understand some Ayurveda food/nutrition and Yoga postures that can help us in building holistic wellness to our body system.

7. Top 5 Ayurveda food you should eat every day

Ayurveda food relates to the food that we eat every day. The best way to practice an ayurvedic diet in our everyday life is to first watch what we eat.

In Sanskrit, we call it Ahara – the diet or the food. According to Ayurvedic science, our daily food must have six tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent.
ASHAexpereince group of Ayurveda doctors suggests you top 5 Ayurveda foods that enhance Sattva – purity that is beneficial for strong immunity, physical and mental strength, and proper digestion.

These Ayurveda foods help in detoxification that accelerates our metabolism leading to an active healthy lifestyle.

1. Ginger
Ginger is the best agent for anti-inflammation, accelerating your appetite, reducing intestinal pain, gas, bloating and keeping you away from cold & cough. Dry ginger powder when mixed with warm water can be best taken in an empty stomach to accelerate your digestion process for the entire day. Also, when applied along with almond oil can work wonders on the joints stimulating mobility.

2. Gooseberry
Popularly known as Amla – the Indian gooseberry rich in Vitamin C and calcium works as the powerful antioxidant, works wonderfully for digestion and cleansing the colon. Its antioxidant properties give you glowing skin and has anti-ageing properties . Amla oil is great for hair growth and fights against dandruff.

3. Curcumin/Turmeric
Curcumin, the superfood with its antifungal and anti-viral properties is perfect for detoxification, lowering blood sugar and for battling every kind of virus and bacteria. It is highly beneficial to drink turmeric milk along with pepper and honey. Turmeric juice or paste can also be applied directly to wounds and acne.

4. Clarified Butter/Ghee
Clarified butter is best for its omega-3 fatty acid content that helps lower your cholesterol and improves heart health. Ghee helps in accelerating your metabolism by burning the carbohydrates giving the right source of energy.

5. Mint/Pudina
Mint/Pudina has been one of the best Ayurveda foods for treating cold and cough congestions. When prepared as decoction/tea along with pepper, ginger, cinnamon sticks, lemon juice and jaggery/honey, it forms the best Ayurvedic medicine for sore throat, chest congestion, indigestion, recovering from skin related issues along with building your immune system naturally.

8. Top 5 simple Yoga Postures that you can start practicing from Today to Stay Active All Day

One has to align their mind, heart, soul and body to maintain a balanced healthy living. Some of the simple Yoga postures that you can start practicing from today at home –

1. Tadasana/Standing posture
Gives a good posture to your spine, works out in your abs, leg, and core – this posture helps in blood circulation, relieves stress, gives great stability and mobility. Improves your body’s digestion power and gives great posture while you sit and stand.

2. Uthanasana/Standing Forward Bend
This posture is beneficial for your back. The hamstrings, calves, lower back are stretched as you bend forward completely touching your palm behind the ankle and head to knee. This posture relieves chronic issues, lowers your stress levels, improves blood circulation, and makes you flexible.

3. Bhujangasana/Cobra Pose
The Cobra pose is the backbend pose where you raise your trunk and head with the palms support alone. The arms bent at the elbows and pressure put on the tows with navel pressed against the floor. This posture strengthens the spine, lungs, and abdomen. Helps in smoothing sciatica and relieves any stress or fatigue. Improved blood circulation helps your skin radiate with glow and this asana or posture is helpful in improving male and female reproductive systems.

4. Adho Mukha Svanasana/Downward Dog
Adho Mukha Svanasana – known as the downward-facing dog pose. In Sanskrit words Adho means downward, svan means dog, Mukha means face and Sana means asana or pose. This posture comes with loads of beneficial outcomes including remedies from hair loss problems, helping the pituitary gland, helping diabetic patients, keeping the cold and cough at bay, cures constipation and piles, improves gut health, and improves eyesight as well.

5. Badakonasana/ Butterfly pose
Engage your groin area with the Butterfly pose or Baddha Konasana. This asanas benefit can be completely reaped well when done in the early morning with an empty stomach. This posture helps in stimulating the urinary bladder, relieves fatigue, and improves digestion power. This pose helps to open the hips and increases blood flow to the reproductive organs.

Statutory advice: Consult a doctor before beginning an exercise regime and correlate clinically if you have any physical discomforts or injuries.

Note: Always practice yoga asanas on a yoga mat or a carpet on an empty stomach ( gap of food intake of at least 2 hrs). Do not practice directly on the floor. ASHAexperience triggers your own ability to heal yourself. Connect with our Ayurvedic Therapists and Yoga Teachers who can guide you with the complete body health care system building a healthy lifestyle.

9. Top Countries around the world who have started with Ayurveda practice

European Ayurveda Association (EUAA) have their primary mission in bringing awareness about Ayurveda science and wellness to the Public. They have started multiple Ayurveda training programs establishing research and scientific study on Ayurveda. Along with these programs, they are promoting the best Ayurveda products all around European Countries.

Ayurveda Practice in Germany, Europe

According to NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information 35 years ago, only few people in Europe were in Ayurveda practice for holistic wellness and relaxation. Now there is major upsurge in public interest in Ayurveda. This is true in German speaking areas, in Europe. Today, Ayurveda plays a leading role in bringing people towards Ayurveda practice and has become a trend of deeply relaxing wellness therapies. Ayurveda is widely acknowledged to be a comprehensive, traditional system of holistic medicine and has reached the threshold of entering into the realm of evidence-based science.

In European countries especially in Italy and the UK along with Germany, there are many Ayurveda doctors who have done specialization in the field of Ayurveda medicine prescribing Ayurveda treatment, and have come from world’s most recognized medical education universities. Multitude of seminars and training programs on Ayurveda health and Ayurveda medicine are conducted to create a framework for Ayurveda medicine, nutrition and therapy. Ayurveda clinics and Ayurveda treatment centers and hospitals have been well-established in top European Countries as you read this statement.

Ayurveda Practice in Netherlands, Europe

Maharishi Ayurveda, Netherlands has well-established its roots in European countries since 1987, with their authentic Ayurveda medicine and other Ayurveda products. The World Panchakarma Guide of Vedic Society who are with the mission of Global Healing have started a project named Akshaya Tretya in May 2008.

Panchakarma is profoundly followed in Netherlands, Europe top cities and localities. Panchakarma is one of the ideal ayurvedic treatments for the best preventive and curative measures to be taken to keep our mind, body and soul disease free and ailments free. Panchakarma involves five methods in purification and ayurvedic healing of the complete body system rejuvenating every cell of your body aligning them to their functionalities right on track. There are many dedicated Panchakarma clinics that have been set up for this type of Ayurveda treatment on the grounds of authentic medical proof of extreme healing and wellness approach towards the human body.

International Ayurveda Congress 2018 was held in Leiden, Netherlands, Europe with top eminent medical doctors as speakers including Tony Nadar, MD, Ph.D., MARR – patron of Congress, His Excellency Shripad Yesso Naik – Minister of AYUSH, Government of India, His Excellency Mr. Venu Rajamony – Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Netherlands, Dr. Med Walter Mölk, Austria – Consciousness-based Herbal Medicine in Maharishi Ayurveda – International Director Maharishi Ayurveda and others. The IAVC Resolution stated the following:
“It is resolved to establish and promote Ayurveda in the areas of education, research, training, practice and products in the West. This Congress presented a platform for all leading Ayurveda organizations worldwide and leaders in various fields of Ayurveda to jointly work on preventing disease, promoting longevity, and treating chronic disorders using an integrative approach. Actions and steps in achieving following goals will be taken in the areas of Education, Practice, Research and Products.”


Ayurveda practice in Spain, Europe

International Spa in Spain have been established in Spain, Europe with Ayurveda Treatment incorporating Ayurveda practice in everyday life. There are famous Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats that motivate people on Ayurvedic living and practicing Yoga and meditation in their daily life.

The Ayurvedic origin from Indian philosophy is gaining popularity among European countries especially in Spain with many inhibitions of Ayurvedic Mediterranean diet into people’s everyday life.

People in Spain have started practicing the Detoxification of the body with Ayurvedic treatment and fasting therapy stated in the Ayurveda scriptures many thousand years ago by our great scholars and Rishis/Hermits who can connect with the Universe conscious. Detoxification – an ayurvedic remedy – flushes out toxins out of your body, giving you a natural energy booster keeping an active metabolism thus improving immune system and restoring complete balance in your body system.

Yoga and Ayurveda have become popular retreats in Spain. Especially in Madrid. Spain there are many Ayurveda services related to ailments of different parts of your body.

Ayurveda practice in UK

The BAAAP – The British Association of Accredited Ayurvedic Practitioners – established in the year 1999 started promoting Ayurveda in the west bringing up the philosophy of ayurvedic healthcare – A Professional Ayurvedic Association devoted to voluntary service in spreading awareness and the establishment of an Authentic, Effective, Safe and Undiluted system of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda practice in the UK has been well-established by many Ayurveda practitioners incorporating Ayurveda therapies in people who want to lead a well-balanced ailment-free life. There are many proofs coming up from earlier centuries with respect to Ayurveda treatment in the UK
In Britain, by 1814 an Indian named Dean Mahomet and his Anglo-Irish wife Jane had started Ayurveda practice among people in Britain. They were offering “Indian remedies” for a variety of ailments. Studies reveal that – they had even established a bathhouse in Brighton offering “Indian Vapour Baths” and “Shampooing with Indian Oils” that had similar ingredients found in Ayurvedic Massage directed in Ayurveda Science. A wide range of ailments including rheumatism, consumption, skin problems and poor blood circulation were
treated with Ayurveda. Later Mahomet’s ayurvedic services were patronized by Kings George IV and William IV(173).


Ayurveda practice in Zurich, Switzerland

According to Business standards, Switzerland had started having a community of Ayurveda practitioners by 2019, stated by Indo-Swiss Ayurveda Foundation. The Swiss government in 2015 recognized and sanctioned Ayurveda medicine and therapy, making it the first Western country to do so.

The Indo-Swiss Ayurveda Foundation (ISA) has given the Swiss authorities a list of 450 formulations that are being included in the curriculum for the examinations which will be held for medical practitioners in Switzerland.

Swiss Ayurvedic Medical Academy and European Institute of Vedic Studies have come up with a wide variety of Ayurvedic Treatment and promotion of Ayurveda products that heals the body naturally. The mission of the EVIS ayurvedic institute is to establish Ayurveda education and build a community of Ayurveda practitioners thus creating the awareness of the ayurvedic health care system.

10. What we do at ASHAexperience for Ayurveda Health and Yoga/Meditation?
A Complete wellness program – First time in Europe

ASHAexperience for the first time brings you a complete holistic wellness program in Europe that comes as an Ayurveda package including an unparalleled range of Ayurveda doctors, Ayurveda Nutritionists and Therapists, Ayurveda Chefs, Yoga practitioners, and Ayurveda Travel & Healing programs for every individual who can practice Ayurveda health care in their day-to-day life without changing their regular lifestyle.

Our Ayurveda doctors and therapists can be consulted online over voice/video who can guide you with immaculate precision about your body system, on any ailments and suggest you the best for a well-balanced healthy lifestyle. Contact ASHAexperience to guide you on how to heal your body by yourself with various Ayurvedic practices in your life-giving you an ongoing support system throughout your healing journey.

At ASHAexperience we organize Ayurvedic healing events for you, presented by renowned Ayurvedic Doctors, Healers, Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Ayurvedic Nutritionists, and Chefs, from around the world, who guides us in this Holistic Health and Wellness Journey of Ayurveda.

We believe in collaborative relationship-based care where our Ayurvedic Doctors, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Supplement Brands, Ayurvedic Nutritionists & Chefs, Yoga, and Meditation Trainers are in sync. Contact the team who passionately works together to hold your hand in this healing journey.