Defining the word Ayurveda in its right perspective and identifying the two streams of wellness care and illness cure. Demystifying the common understanding that Ayurveda is ancient and unscientific, outdated and not contemporary, more anecdotal, and needs scientific evidence.
Unlocking Ayurvedic Secrets
Ayurvedic Food Preparation For Optimal Nourishment
While keeping up with today’s fast-paced world, we often struggle to make healthy dietary and nutritional choices. We look for quick food fixes that we can quickly ‘grab and go’ that help us save time on cooking so that we can utilize it towards other aspects of life. This has lead to a rise in prepackaged foods like pre-made breakfasts that are ready with boiled water or pre-made meals that are easily microwavable. If you are health conscious, then you would typically choose easy to make foods like protein shakes, fruit and vegetable smoothies, energy bars which promise us ‘maximum nutrition’ with ‘minimum time and effort’. And if trying to curb or shrink your growing waistline you would often consider ‘healthier options’ like fat free foods, and air fried recipes. But, Are fruit and veggie smoothies really ‘healthy’? Are energy bars the way to go for boosting energy? Are air-fried foods ‘healthier’ than fried foods? To answer the above questions and take the mystery out of ‘healthy cooking,’ Dr. Manjiri Nadkarni will talk about “Unlocking the Ayurvedic Secrets of Ahara Samkara or Ayurvedic Food Preparation for Optimal Nourishment!” She will discuss different food preparation practices employed traditionally in Ayurveda vs. in today’s modern world like soaking, sprouting, boiling, baking, grilling, pressure cooking, air frying, churning, blending, juicing, grinding etc. affect food from a qualitative and nutrient density perspective, and how they impact your health. She will also share the best practices and food preparation techniques that can lead to optimal digestion and improved nutrient absorption, that leads to a life full of energy and vitality.
Chrono Nutrition simply means eating the “right foods at the right time.” It is not only ‘What’ but ‘When’ you eat that matters. Consuming your calories during a restricted window of time can have a deep impact on your health and well-being. We will be discussing Chrono nutrition in the light of Upavaas (intermittent fasting) and Cardio-Metabolic disorders.
In this session, Dr. Caroline Theresa Cutinha will talk about the causes, clinical features and Ayurvedic treatment for anorectal diseases, which are a common problem in modern, high-stress lifestyles.
Dr Phadke will explain how a basic foundation of Ayurveda can facilitate a better understanding of Yoga. One develops insight for decoding Yogic texts with a background in Ayurveda. This session will explain integrative Ayurveda-Yoga Therapy.
Ayurveda is a science based on processes described in the Samhita as Kriyasharir. There are some unbreakable natural laws (Vidhi Vidhan and Vishesh Ayatana) mentioned in the Samhita, and their importance needs to be highlighted especially in the context of changed dietary habits, qualities of food ingredients and their source origins. This session will address these issues.
Ayurveda of modern times is something about validating the Sasthra with the tools and methodology of modern science. Even the basic education of ayurveda has this tendency. But there are issues in this approach. These tools are not the right ones to validate Ayurveda. Teaching ayurveda in its own premises is of utmost importance to make it updated and to make sure that the world of ailing people get the best out of the system.
Ayurveda has its foundations in ancient treatises of extreme importance and usefulness. But what does it look like? and what are its contents and teachings? In this session, we will mainly visit Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya, an Ayurvedic treatise, to reveal some of its characteristics, doctrines and knowledge.
India ‘s presidency at G 20 is a golden opportunity for showcasing the country ‘s potential areas to contribute towards the world’s economic growth. Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine which is the soft power of the country, must mobilise communities towards lifestyle as per ancient wisdom. This is possible by targeting “Life for All,” the key word given by our honourable Prime Minister at the climate for change summit last year. Life can be achieved by reducing poverty and bringing health for all by adopting a zero carbon lifestyle, pro-planet behaviour and integrated wellness with Ayurveda. The world’s economic growth depends upon “life “which further depends upon health, climate and reduction in poverty. Health can be achieved by an integrated approach by adopting an Ayurvedic lifestyle.
The youth can play a major role in achieving the above targets by creating start ups for environment cleaning projects for good climate and creating apps for sensitisation and awareness of an Ayurvedic lifestyle among the public. One health, one earth and one family, which is the tag line of G 20 2023, can be achieved by inculcating Ayurveda wisdom for a better life and mind.
Right from the conception, Ayurveda is designed to achieve wellness and longevity. Its knowledge base aims to educate and empower every individual regarding their discrete Psycho-somatic identity, through which it influences the diet and lifestyle choices that best fit a person’s health needs. Personalisation is done by determining one’s Prakruti (unique body type) and their emotional state, also great importance is given to Agni (metabolic temperament), Desha and Kaala (environment and seasonal variations), and Vyayama (physical activity).Detailed description about the qualities of various dietary substances, choice of herbs and spices helps with proper food combining. Finally emphasizing on the rules of eating and subjective quantity of consumption, Ayurveda highlights good eating practices for health and longevity. This presentation aims to highlight the principles of Ayurvedic nutrition and meal planning that guide individuals, families and communities towards precision diet.