Speaking Of Ayurveda Yoga And Nature Cure

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Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd, Jan 1, 2003 - Health - 291 pages
An ancient science of medicine, ayurveda has postulated some of the best principles for maintaining and preserving health. It lays down certain rules, not only for healthy living but also for hygiene -- a key requisite for health. The characteristic pressures of the modern age are bound to lead to deviations from the safe routines of diet and habit, and so, to imbalances of health. To those suffering on account of these, ayurveda provides relief. This book will be valuable for general readers as it contains matter related to the prevention of disease and protection of health. Also included in the book are various asanas, which help to maintain health and cure common disorders.
 

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Contents

Derivation and Definition of Swasthavritta
3
Historical Background of Swasthavritta
6
The Physically Perfect Human Body
8
Daily Duties and Health
14
Sleep and Health
25
Sex and Health
27
Seasonal Conduct and Health
30
Doshas and Health
34
The Food We Eat Ahara
145
Water Udaka
152
Air Pollution
159
PartC NATURE CURE
165
Introducing Nisargopacharam
167
Hydrotherapy
169
Mudbaths and Prakshalana
172
Steam Inhalation and Sudation Therapy
179

Spiritual and Mental Health
39
Satvadi Gunas and Health
41
Mental Health
43
Measures to Maintain Health
47
The Defective Constitution
51
Ojasand Health
53
Perspectives About Food
55
Swasthavritta in Women
59
Swasthavritta in the Young and the Old
63
The Right Conduct Sadvritta
65
The Impact of Occupation on Health
68
Public Health
72
Health for the Military
76
Prevention of Disease
79
Maintaining Health Statistics
82
Modern Nutrition
84
Samshodhana and Samshamana
89
Rasayana and Vajeekarana
98
Effect of Location
103
School Health Programmes
105
Family Welfare Programmes
106
Prophylactic Measures
108
Disposal of Faeces
117
Public Health Administration
121
Ayurveda and Family Planning
123
THE SCIENCE OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL HYGIENE SAMAJIKA SWASTHAVRITTA VIJNANAM AND VAIYUKTIKA SWASTHVRITTA 3...
135
Hygiene Janapada Dwamsa
137
Country or Area Desha
140
Sauna Baths
181
Massage
184
Fasting
186
Exercise Vyayama
188
Enema Therapy Vasti Karma
190
Vaginal Douche Yoni Prakshalana
192
The Sun Bath
194
PartD THE SCIENCE OF YOGA YOGA VIJNANAM
197
How Ayurveda Relates to Yoga Swasthavritta Vijnanam
199
Description of Yoga in Ayurveda
203
The Role of Yoga as a Safeguard for Health
206
The Origin and Structure of Yoga
210
Regulations for Yoga Learners
216
The Sun Salutation Surya Namaskara
219
Some Important Postures Asanas
224
Breath Control Pranayama
241
Cleaning Internal Tracts and Facets of Yoga Shatkarma and Samadhi
253
Concepts of Ida and Pingla
263
Nasal Therapy Nauli Karma
266
Flushing the Intestines Vasti Karma
269
Exercising the Eyes Trataka
271
SubRoutines Bandha
273
Yoga and Ayurveda as Relievers of Stress and Unhappiness
276
Rajayoga and Hathayoga
279
The Power of Prayer Naishtika Treatment
283
Herbal Chart
285
Bibliography
291
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Dr T L Devraj is a consultant physician of ayurveda in Bangalore. Formerly, he was principal of the Government Ayurveda Medical College, Bangalore. An author of more than 15 books on ayurveda, he has been honoured with an international award for his outstanding contribution to ayurveda.

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