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OJAS
immunity, strength & happiness
 

leads to – radiance and vigour
 

out of balance – degeneration

ON MAT

 

word – NOURISH

 

medicine – for pain, degeneration and fatigue

 

qualities - sweet, cool, liquid, honey-like, soft, heavy, lubricating

 

elements – earth and water

 

dosha – kapha meaning ‘to hug’

 

direction – outwardly circulating and down and out

 

location – heart and chest (but effect circulating) – 8 drops in heart and the rest circulates (para and apara Ojas)

 

movement - actively moving energy through lower limbs and down into the ground (rooting) and long, langourous 'yin style' stretches that receptively nourish the deep fascia structures of the body and dhatu (7 body tissues of ayurvedic anatomy) - 'irrigating' the matrix of the body with Prana and rasa (life giving fluids filled with nourishment) 

 

breath – filling the back, front and sides of the breath with length given to the exhale to create calm

 

sankalpa – I am strong

 

OFF MAT

tastes – grapes, boiled cow’s milk, almonds, pancha armrta, ghee, whole grains, fresh organic vegetables, sweet ripe fruits

 

no leftovers, no junk foods, no processed/packaged foods 

 

remedies - tonics

 

massage – low belly, lower back, buttocks and lower limbs

marma - 

 

lifestyle – promote nourishment through daily health routines including scheduling regular sleeping and eating times