Shelf life for different type of herbal material

I was in the situation to revise my herbal material storage and wish to make sure which of them are still safe to use after storing them during some time.

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shelf life or expiration date of herbal products, after the jar is opened

Like any other dietary or pharmaceutical product, herbal products also have shelf life, also called as expiration date. We have already learnt about the standard shelf life of Ayurvedic medicines. But the discussion there does not explain, the shelf life of the products once after the jar is opened and the product is exposed to air moisture etc. Let us find out the shelf life of such herbal products.  (more…)

Menstrual Cramps? 3 Simple Yoga Poses for Relief

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Nice recipe to alleviate menstrual cramps and pain without using drugs with natural therapy. Thank you, Kanya for wishing to help others. Thank you, my sister.


Alarmelyoga_HalfLeafAre you in pain during your periods?

Alarmelyoga_HalfLeafMany women suffer from menstrual cramps. But the good news is that we don’t have to. Here’s how to manage pain without using drugs, just simple physical postures and breath. (more…)

An Interview with Ayurvedic Doctor by Elena Mariakhina

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The image is borrowed from

My wife has interviewed our well-known local Ayurvedic doctor and written the article.

That interview has been published in british on-line blog Watkinsbooks.Com, the owners of «Mind Body Spirit» magazine. The topic is about Ayurvedic perspective onto human life and health.

I guess that is very beautiful and simple overview on what the Ayurveda is for modern humanity. Please read and share with those who wish to learn some starting ideas of Ayurveda.

An interview with Dr Jayarajan Kodikannath, the Director of Kerala Ayurveda Academy (USA) responsible for all academic programs conducted internationally by Kerala Ayurveda with a focus on bringing quality education on authentic Ayurveda across the globe; the Board Director of National Ayurvedic Medical Assosiation.

The link to the article is  here

Please do the favor to the authors and leave your comments following by the post.

Yoga is NOT about flexibility of the body

YOGA-flex-brokenBe cautious!
Yoga practice is NOT about flexibility of the body at all. It is about flexibility of the mind and sensible approach.

…men got injured more often than women and suffered damage that was far worse, including fractures, dislocations and shattered backs…Women are well known to be more flexible than men. Macho guys, yoga teachers told me, too often used their muscles to force themselves into challenging poses and got hurt… (more…)

Nose breathing


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In any kind of sports activity it is important to respect the principle of non-violence in relation to your body. Any physical activity training is useful to the development of cardiovascular system (cardiovascular training), muscular structures, bodily endurance and strength – running, biking, skiing, workout in sport facilities (in the fitness rooms and fitness areas in the park) you should always keep in mind the basic principles of health and safety. In the case of loading activity the important for the health principle is to respect and not exceed bodily limits.


BiblioBurro – mobile library



Luis Soriano, creator of Biblioburro

There are many ways to make a difference in your community. Still, apart from Luis Soriano, the creator of Biblioburro, few have chosen to use donkeys. For over a decade, Soriano and his donkeys Alfa and Beto have traveled around his native Colombia with a portable library, teaching children to read and use their imagination. Learn more about Biblioburro’s unique impact in this video.

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Learning Sanskrit

Sanskrit – the vibrations of Nature manifested through the human voice, the language of God.

Learn more of Sanskrit from the sketch I made as a test upon completion of elective course “Introduction in Sanskrit” of Kerala Ayurveda AWC program .

Wish to learn to read, speak, write in language which is the father of all modern languages, take the classes from non-profit worldwide organization “Samskrita Bharati”!

Distance learning courses info is here.

Deductibles and Co-pays

For those who is seeking out to understand how to reduce financial loss in that complicated  medical insurance system in the USA, would probably like to learn a little bit about the terms meaning.

Thanks to for the explanation.

A co-payment, or co-pay, is the flat amount you pay at the time of a medical service or to receive a medication. Each health insurance plan establishes these fees up front — they are often printed on your health insurance card. Insurance companies use these co-pays in part to share expenses with you. In addition to cutting a small portion of the costs, the co-pay is also used to prevent people from seeking care for every trivial medical condition they might encounter. (more…)

Yoga for Hope

Yoga for Hope is an event for yoga beginners and experts alike to bring awareness to the benefits of yoga practice for patients with life-threatening illnesses.

It was born out of City of Hope’s efforts to expand awareness of the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection and the hospital’s unique approach to utilizing complimentary and integrative therapies such as yoga and meditation in the patient treatment programs. Participants are treated to a morning of health and wellness with the true gift being a master yoga class taught by premier yoga instructors.


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Be careful with Neti – nasal saline irrigation

Warning About Proper Use of Neti Pots


Neti pots and other forms of nasal saline irrigation have been shown to be beneficial for various nasal and sinus symptoms. The Louisiana Department of Public Health issued a warning following the death of 2 Louisiana residents who died from a very rare brain infection caused by the amoeba Naegleria fowleri. This infection can occur when water containing the amoeba enters the nose, but not when the same water is taken by mouth. Louisiana state health officials recommend using distilled, sterile, or previously boiled water for neti pot use. They also recommend rinsing the neti pot after each use, then leaving it open to air dry. More info …