Author: Reena Kumari

10 WONDERS OF BELLY BUTTON BATHING

Who would have thought that bathing your belly button in oils and herbs could treat health conditions? Well, according to Desi (Folk/ Native) treatments hand-me-downs they work, and it’s a tradition that needs reviving.   “I was around four years old when I had my first Belly Button bath. I suffered from awful constipation, so my mum arranged for Bibi, an elder in the local Indian community ...

A DIY GUIDE TO OPENING AND ACTIVATING THE 7 CHAKRAS

A chakra (pronounced ‘cha-kra’) is an energy centre within the auric and physical body. The term chakra, derived from Sanskrit, means spinning wheel. A wheel spins like a vortex, or a whirl wind, as each chakra is a disc or node that serves as the nonphysical highway through which energy travels. These energy centers, when even, restore harmony, which translate into a sense of well-being, health a...

AYURVEDA MEDICINE – KNOW YOUR DOSHA BODY TYPE

Ayurvedic medicine is not some new age fad or trend but a highly sophisticated healing system that was developed more than 5,000 years ago in ancient India. In Sanskrit Ayur means life and Veda means science. Life science!  It’s based on the principle that health and wellness depends on the equanimity between the mind, body and spirit.  Ayurvedic treatments include meditation, yoga, massage,...

THE INTERNAL BAPTISM

Water is essential to life but is often taken  for granted. Some parts of the world struggle with drought, water contamination and shortage. We, on the other hand, have it at our disposal at the turn of a tap. It’s a blessing that we don’t always count. We use profuse amounts of water in dish washers, washing machines, in cooking, washing the car and the list goes on. But do we drink enough to cle...

WHAT ON EARTH IS EARTHING?

Summer is vast approaching and while half the world’s population are probably shopping or digging out their slip flops, sandals, and summer shoes, here’s me looking forward to bearing all walking shoeless! Walking barefooted on the earth is earthing. It’s not a modern thing and dates to prehistoric India where stamping barefooted on the ground was preparation for an ancient spiritual dance known a...

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