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Releasing Toxins with Ayurveda… #AtoZChallenge

Ayurveda is a sister philosophy to yoga. It is the science of life or longevity and it teaches about the power and the cycles of nature, as well as the elements.

agniHave you ever imagined how great this will be if you cure your body free from harmful toxins? Ayurveda has discovered the path of internal cleansing by following some of its rituals. Ayurveda has around 5000 years of experience where it has helped people by getting rid of several diseases.

Ayurveda uses the Sanskrit word “Visha” to describe toxins.  It has defined toxins as waste material in our body whose accumulation leads to disease and accelerated aging. Ayurveda has classified four different types of toxins in our body.

  1. Ama (Undigested food residue):

Ama is a non- reactive toxin which results from heavy diets and poor digestion.Ama can cause blockages and impair circulations. Some of its symptoms include bad breathe, fatigue, headache, etc.


  1. Ama- Visha (Reactive Undigested food residue)

Unlike “Ama”, “Ama- Visha” are reactive toxins which can create free radicals to thrive, and they can even cause different inflammatory reactions and diseases.


  1. Gara- Visha (Environmental Toxins)

Pollutants in the environment like air and water pollutants, cigarette smoke, alcohol, medications, cleaning agents, etc.  These chemicals are acidic in nature which causes harmful reactions when it gets accumulated in our body for a certain period of time.


  1. Indra- Vajra- Avijanya- Visha (EMF and EMR)

These toxics accumulates in our body via electromagnetic radiations by means of electrical equipment like microwaves, cell phones, computers, wireless internets, TV screens, etc. EMF disrupts our nervous systems, and if you come in the presence of high radiations, it could also be life-threatening.

Ayurveda uses the technology called Nadi Vigyan, or ayurvedic pulse diagnosis to check if your body required toxic cleansing or not. Slow pulse in your body is a sign of toxins, and so you must have a checkup every season to clear away the formations of these toxins. Ayurvedic experts adapt different mechanisms to treat different types of body toxins.

Symptoms of AMA in Body:

  • Stomach Heaviness
  • Lethargic Attitude
  • Irregular appetite or reduced appetite
  • Bloated stomach, gases, flatulence.
  • White coating on the tongue
  • Foul smelling breath and sweat
  • Constipation, foul-smelling stools which may be sticky, heavy and sink.
  • Lack of mental clarity and energy.
  • A sense of heaviness in the abdomen, legs or body as a whole
  • Weary and unenthusiastic feeling
  • Blocked feeling anywhere in the body, including constipation, sinus congestion and difficulty in breathing
  • One wakes up tired even after a good night’s sleep



Ama can be reduced from the body by “balancing Agni”, which is also known as “the digestive fire”. It recommends Ama- Reducing diet (Warm, freshly cooked, and light food) which includes:

  • Fresh Organic Vegetables
  • Sweet Juicy Fruits
  • Whole Grains such as rye, barley, millet, amaranth, rice, etc.; and
  • Easily Digested Protein Soup.
  • Lassi (In the ratio of 1:4 of yogurt and water) contains acidophilus, a bacteria that aids digestion, and hence recommended as a digestion booster after the meal.

Ayurveda also recommends taking a heavy diet at noon, during strongest sun hours, as the food get digests during day time and thus Ama didn’t get accumulated in your body. It is also important to take all of three meals at the same time so that your body gets habitual of it and your digestive tissues ready themselves before meal hours, thus being more efficient in digesting everything you eat.

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Along with a healthy and timely diet, Ayurveda also advice to live a stressfree life by enjoying every bit of it. Transcendental Meditation is a simple and natural technique followed by Ayurveda which brings your body into a state of profound rest and achieves inner peace with the relaxation of your mind. Thus, this technique helps to remove physical, emotional, and mental stresses from your body.


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