How to Avoid ‘Delhi Belly’ in India & Other Useful Health Tips

First off, don’t be paranoid or fearful about getting sick. Trust your instincts when you’re there. With the stark shift in air/weather/food/water/environment – of course there’s bound to be a shift in the body.

Chances are you will contend with a stomach bug or two while in the Mother Land – after all, it’s a part of the Indian experience! The land of deep purification on every level – mind, body and spirit. … More How to Avoid ‘Delhi Belly’ in India & Other Useful Health Tips

Shinrin-Yoku: The Medicine of Simply Being in the Forest

Shinrin-yoku refers to “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” Initiated by the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries during the 1980s, it has become a key source of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Both Japanese and South Korean researchers have complied a substantial body of scientific literature on the health return of simply being under the canopy of a living forest for an extended period of time. Their research is helping to establish forest therapy throughout the world. … More Shinrin-Yoku: The Medicine of Simply Being in the Forest

Ayurvedic Cleansing Herbs

Ayurveda – the Science of life which originated from India 5,000 years back – advises the use of particular herbs which purify the organs and restore the tissues. Some of the suggested herbs include triphala, ashwagandha, neem, brahmi, ginger, turmeric, and guggulu. These herbs improve the bodies’ detoxification tracts. They also carry supportive natural antioxidants … More Ayurvedic Cleansing Herbs

Rudraksha: The Holy Bead

The extraordinary properties and celestial powers of Rudraksha have been illuminated in the ancient Hindu Shastras such as Rudraksha Jabala Upanishad, Padma Purana, Shiva Mahapurana, Devi Purana and Bhagavat Purana. In the Shiva Mahapurana, Shiva told Parvati, “My love, any deity can be worshipped with the Rudraksha…Lords Shiva, Vishnu, Devi, Ganesh, Surya and other Gods … More Rudraksha: The Holy Bead