Author: Tejaswini Bhale

Importance of understanding Agni in the diagnostic process

Digestive fire is the life of a human being. The process of digestive juices which is called as Pitta in Ayurveda plays an important role in the process of digestion and metabolism. Digestive fire work at the site of duodenum which is exactly behind the umbilicus. Pitta which is hot or ushna in nature with sharp/ tikshna properties and vata which is mobile/ Chala and light/ laghu enhances digestive fire.

In the science of Ayurveda, the root of all diseases is the vitiated digestive fire or Agni. And that is why Agni plays an important role in the diagnosis of any physical, physiological and psychological disorders. The Agni in a balanced state which shows proper hunger, digestion, nourishment of body tissues and mind is called Samagni. When the Agni is vitiated with the influence of Tridosha, Vata, Pitta and kapha it is diagnosed as Vishamagni, Tikshangni, and mandagni

Vishamagani shows a pattern of irregularities in appetite pattern, weak metabolism, poor nourishment of tissues and mind showing symptoms like bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, piles, etc.

Tikshnagni provokes Agni with excess heat and sharpness which results in excess hunger, burning in the chest, hyperacidity, acid reflux, headache, etc.
Mandagni is the weak digestive fire that results in indigestion, loss of appetite, laziness, weak metabolism, weakness, dullness, obesity, etc.

Digestive fire differs or predictable as per one’s Prakruti or body type. Vata predominant prakruti has irregular or vishamagni. Pitta predominant prakruti has tikshnagni and kapha predominant prakruti has mandagni.
To analyze and understand the exact state of digestive fire is key to accurate diagnosis of any disease. Once the digestive fire is corrected with proper Ayurveda based medicines, personalized diet, sleep and exercise will help to cure the disease easily.
Everyone should maintain their digestive fire in a balanced state I.e. samagni to gain health and a long life.

Vaidya. Tejaswini Sameer Bhale
Ayurvedacharya, PGPP, MBA, DYA
Prakruti Ayurveda and Panchakarma Clinic, Pune
Nadi Pariksha domain expertise
Nadi Tarangini, Atreya Innovations Pvt Ltd. Pune


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Relationships From The Point Of Ayurveda

Love, relationship and 3 dosha Opposite poles attract each other. And this is very true if we consider our physical and psychological traits.

In Ayurveda body constitution or body type or prakruti is defined as Manas that is psychological and sharir i.e. physical and physiological. If you know what is body type of your partner you can easily accept or change yourself for better life.

Body type not only covers the mind state but also their physical appearance strength stamina and digestion metabolism which leads to final immunity.
If you could find out whether this is normal or balanced state of your partner then you can easily accept their habits, nature and food preferences. Resulting no one will blame others by their nature or hobbies or food habits.

Kapha person is very calm, steady and loves arts. To balance kapha needs the opposite pitta. Pitta is very courageous, dynamic and supports kapha mind. Also, vata is very creative and charming which enhances kapha artistic mind. Plan for a Riverside romantic dinner or musical mehfil.
Kapha is having slow digestion but good stamina. Select light and low calorie diet. Kapha likes spicy, bitter taste. So if your partner cooks or order food of your preference then that is most healthy. Can workout slowly and steadily but for longer duration.

Pitta is very aggressive and angry in nature. To cool down this, kapha helps with its calm and loving nature. Pitta are very romantic and likes more and more challenges. Pitta partner should or can surprise him or her with romantic, soothing, candle light dinner and calming music. Pitta has strong appetite and digestion. Pitta loves sweet, bitter, astringent. Pitta person can consume heavy and high calories diet. Pitta has moderate stamina so go for mild gym workout and fresh air exercises more.

Vata personality is very dynamic cherishing and full of energy and enthusiasm. Sometimes to control it needs steadiness of kapha and to flow this energy in correct and positive way needs pitta support. Throw a dance party with many friends will be a big surprise and appreciable to vata. Vata has irregular hunger and unstable digestion with fair strength and stamina. Vata likes sweet, sour and salty food. Go for moderate workouts together with more hiking and biking.

Now try to find out your partners body type and accept their habits and routines and try to mould for your best friend or life partner’s healthy and peaceful life.
If you accept each others with his or her good and bad. Actually those bad are by your thoughts but they are good for their prakruti.

Life will be more beautiful and lovely when you understand each
other in this scientific way too.

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Why will Turyaa be effective outside of India if it is based on Indian science?

Ayurveda as a branch of medical science has its foundation in ancient Indian civilization that continues to hold extreme importance even in present times. This is because the fundamentals of Ayurveda are based essentially on human characteristics and intrinsic causes that have remained and will remain constant with time.

Our traditional knowledge of Ayurveda and its efficacy has also been acknowledged by Western/ allopathic systems of medicine, which are looking to include this great science of Ayurveda as traditional and complementary medicines as a supplement to existing allopathic health care for prevention and recovery.

The world is looking for prevention and early diagnosis of the sufferings along with finding the causes behind it. The Ayurvedic diagnostic methodology is key for the holistic well-being of mankind. Today, Ayurveda is relevant globally because of its holistic and comprehensive approach to health.

Analysts expect that by 2022, Ayurvedic medicine will have become a nearly $10 million industry. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Trusted Source estimates that around 240,000 Americans already use Ayurvedic regimens and remedies as part of their overall healthcare.

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तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय… Celebrate Diwali in Turyaa Way!!

Author: Vaidya Tejaswini Bhale – Borse(Ayruveda Physician) , Dr. Gayatri Kulkarni (MD Ayurved)

India is known as the land of festivals which are no more confined to the boundaries of our nation but also being celebrated by the different communities around the world. Diwali, festival of lights, energy and happiness is the king of all festivals celebrated all across the world.

The customs and rituals celebrated during Diwali are deep rooted and always associated with health and wellness. Rituals of the festival are symbolic representations of Rutucharya that must be adopted for ‘ Swasthya’ ( physical, psychological, spiritual well being )mentioned by Ayurved.



Diwali and Indian Months

Festival of Diwali comes in Sharad rutu (autumn), in the months of Ashwin and Kartik. Being an agricultural country, during this period we get the yields from the farms. Rain are over and the atmosphere becomes pleasant and cool. For the farmer, crops are their wealth so they get reason to celebrate their happiness in the form of festivals like Diwali on the auspicious days of Vasubaras, Dhanatrayodashi, Naraka Chaturdashi, Bali Pratipada and Bhaubeej.Let’s find out how our festivals, seasons and related rituals are interrelated with our mind and body wellness.


Brahma Muhurte Uttishth

Waking up before sunrise is the Brahma muhurta. During Diwali festival it is an early start of cold weather and a period of vata aggravation by the cold and dry atmosphere. On the day of Narak Chaturdashi it’s a ritual to wake up early in the morning. It is helpful for a healthy, long life. The mind is refreshed, calm and serene in the early morning. There is the preponderance of Satva or purity in the mind at this time, as well as in the atmosphere.

Abhyang Snan

Diwali Abhyanga snan is the favourite ritual for all. Applying medicated and scented sesame oil all over the body before bath helps to reduce Vata and Kapha doshas in the body and protects the skin from dryness offering glow and luster. Applying sesame oil before the sun rises prevents the increase of Pitta. Bathing with lukewarm water is helpful for reducing the effect of cold and dry atmosphere on the body.


Udarvatan (Ubtan)

Ubtan is made with a combination of different medicinal herbs that are helpful to scrub off fat accumulation, dead skin and to offer glowing complexion. During the events of Diwali, people wake up early in the morning. Abhyang snan and Ubtan application is our traditional way of celebration with the above said benefits. So it is the symbolic lifestyle illustrated for the transitional phase and for the upcoming Hemant rutu. Practicing daily abhyang and ubtan are also good for strength and flexibility related to bones, muscles and also for skin.


Worship traditions

Dhanatrayodashi is celebrated to worship lord Dhanvantari who emerged carrying Amrut. On this day, Coriander seeds which are having maximum yield are worshipped by people. The aggravated Pitta during Sharad rutu gets stabilized by drinking Coriander water with Khadi sakhar (sugar cubes).


Food traditions

The upcoming Hemant and shishir rutu are having pleasant weather, strong appetite, digestive fire and metabolism. The effect of the season is soothing on the body and it is the season of gaining strength and happiness.

Sweet dishes made up with pure ghee are pitta shamak and provides strength to every cell of the body. Diwali Faral having a variety of dishes are also not troublesome during this season. Though it is better to consume sweet dishes made up of pure ghee, coconut, and dry fruits for better health.



Rejoice your Mind



Decorating homes, rangolis, lightening and gifts are all ways of positivity, happiness linked with emotional well being. Ayurved equally focuses on the emotional well being of individuals. These all Diwali linked creations and traditions are none but happiness and energy for rejuvenation of mind after hectic, stressful year.

In short, all the Rituals are Preventive Keys for a Happy, Healthy Life.

This Diwali is approaching on a different note. Last 2 years were very stressful for mankind due to the pandemic. It has effectively changed our way of living. It taught us the importance of being healthy from within. It made everyone to introspect about their health and associated factors like lifestyle, diet, exercise.

On this auspicious occasion of Diwali which brings the light of happiness and hope together, let us make a pledge to ourselves ”To remain Healthy from within in this New Normal.”

Turyaa, our Well being Companion can associate with you all in this journey by guiding you about individual specific diet, exercise, and correct water intake requirement without compromising your Diwali food taste and without making you calorie conscious.

Enjoy diwali and let the US worry about your Wellness.







Makar Sankranti- Sweet Surprises to rejuvenate health & immunity with goodness of Tilgul!!!

Ayurveda and Panchakarma Practitioner, Nadi Pariksha Expert

Contact: tejaswini@atreyainnovations.com





A new year always starts on a sweet note. The Indian calendar welcomes each New Year with this auspicious festival falling on the same date on the calendar even with change in the decades. The very scientific reason for this is that this is the only “tithi” that follows the solar calendar instead like the other festivals that follow the lunar calendar. Hence in every nook and corner of the country the festival is celebrated with different names and folk-stories. But the key ingredient and intention remains the same.


The Science part of the story



A deep scientific and cultural reason also exists for the gaiety and vibrancy of the festival. According to the Hindu astronomy, on Makar Sankranti, the sun enters the Makara rashi (Capricorn). On Makar Sankranti day, 14th January, the sun no longer moves southward and begins its northward journey (Uttarayan). Makar Sankranti marks the decline of a long winter with the return of the sun to the Northern Hemisphere and hence the name Uttarayan. After this day the days start becoming longer and warmer, and thus the chill of winter declines. This is the transition of Ayanas. Uttarayan is also known as Aadan kaal. As heat increases nature graduallytakes away energy and strength fromus. On this day of Uttarayan, is the Shishir rutu which is cold. Digestive fire/ Agni and Sharir bala/strength is high and thus can consume heavy (Guru), unctuous (snigdha) and hot potency (ushna veerya) aahar like sesame, beans, dry fruits and nuts with pure ghee and home-made butter. Kapha dosha accumulation starts in shishir. That’s why avoid cold food, excess meals, sweets made up of sugar, and use jaggery to replace sugar.Avoid day time sleep and laziness about physical activities.Do regular Yoga and physical exercises. It will nourish your body tissues(saptadhatu). It signifies the end of winter and the beginning of spring, when the trees start becoming green again, the flowers bloom and the weather becomes pleasant.



Diversity & culture together


Sankranti represents the beginning of the farming season and people across the country rejoice, and so celebrated universally across the country as in Maharashtra called as “ Makar Sankranti”, in Uttar Pradesh, Sankrant is called ‘Khichiri’, Tamil nadu its the “Pongal”, Bengal it’s called Makar/til/sesame/sesame/sesame Sankranti, in Gujarat the festival of “Kite flying”, in Punjab signified as “Lohri”, and in other parts of the country it gets its own significance and name. But what this festival helps is the maintenance of social relationships within the family, caste and community to show the real essence of unity in diversity!!!



The soul of the festival



The names might differ due to diversity of languages and location, but the significance and the presence of “sesame seeds/til seeds” and its sweetness remains the same. Sesame or til/sesame seeds hold special significance during Makar Sankranti. It is the grain par excellence and is eaten and given away in daan on this day. According to Hindu mythology the God Yama blessed the sesame seed and hence they are regarded as the symbols of immortality. So the person who consumes this tiny grain in this particular season in smaller proportions and as a simple add-on in the daily diet thus significantly remains healthy. Both black and white til/sesame/sesame/sesame seeds hold equal importance. But mostly white til/sesame seeds are consumed across the world.

Not to ignore the nutritional and Ayurveda value of these tiny seeds. They have a number of benefits as a part of daily diet: sesame seeds are a significant source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, zinc, fibre, thiamine, vitamin B6 and folate. Sesame oil equally works wonders and has a potential fat- burning capacity.

Sesame seeds support a healthy digestive system and colon as they are rich in fibre. They help in healthy functioning of the intestines. Rich in copper and antioxidants they are said to relieve pain and swelling associated with arthritis. Magnesium found in sesame gives relief against respiratory disease and asthma. Rich in zinc and calcium, it maintains bone health. Sesame seeds are high in the monounsaturated fatty acid, oleic acid, which helps in lowering the bad cholesterol and increasing the good cholesterol in the body.


Ancient insights and Ayurveda aspect to Sesame/Til Seeds


Sesame seed is one of the most widely used Ayurveda medicines. From the Ayurveda perspective, sesame seed is sweet, bitter, pungent and astringent in taste. They absorb and enter the body channels very quickly. They are heavy (guru), unctuous (snigdha), deep penetrating (sukshma), have a hot potency (ushna virya) with a sweet post-digestive effect (madhur vipaka). In this Ritu commonly known as shishir, the combination of sesame and jaggery melts gives warmth and liquifies the kapha dosha which helps to detox kapha in the next Ritu of vasant or spring. Popularly known as ‘til/sesame’ in Ayurveda, the oil is extracted by pressing natural sesame seeds and is used in Ayurveda techniques in multiple ways. Sesame oil derived from the raw Indian sesame seeds is a traditional oil of choice for Abhyanga which is a form of daily Ayurveda self-massage. Not only is it a rich source of linolenic acid but also has antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a versatile oil according to Ayurveda and proves excellent when used for massage.

Indian sesame seeds are one of the ancient condiments that escort health & Ayurveda benefits in umpteen ways. Sesame oil is truly a gift from nature to us and its benefits cannot be denied. Ayurveda uses the benefits in oil and seeds equally to and is widely used in daily intake, external and internal use.

Here are some mouth watering daily sesame seed recipes you won’t want to miss making at home!!!



Healthy Sesame drizzle salad:



Spinach shredded, red-cabbage shredded, crushed paneer cubes (optional), cucumber diced, carrots shredded, pomegranate kernels, lemon juice, ginger juice, rock salt, til/sesame oil, roasted white & black sesame seeds. Take all the veggies in a glass bowl (washed well). In a small glass bowl take til/sesame oil, add rock salt, white & black sesame seeds, lemon juice, and ginger juice. Mix well and make a quick dressing. Pour the dressing over the chopped veggies, crushed paneer cubes, pomegranate and give a quick stir and keep in the refrigerator (if required) and remove just before serving. Best goes with toasts, plain crackers.




Healthy Sesame dip:



Til/Sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds (without shell) , rock salt, honey, black pepper , lemon juice.

Soak the til/sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds overnight. In a grinder add soaked sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, rock salt, black pepper. Add little water and grind into a smooth paste. Transfer to a glass container/serving bowl. Add lime juice, honey. Stir well. Your on the go-homemade Tahini (fat-free) dip is ready. Best to go with dhirde/creeps, dosa, bhakri/ Indian roti, breads, crackers.


Guilt-free snack bar


Til/sesame seeds, roasted moong (flour), ground nuts (roasted), walnuts (crushed), plain puffs (cereals-non flavoured/ rajgira puffs/popped rice), honey, ghee/clarified butter, cardamom seeds, nutmeg (pinch), dry ginger powder (pinch). Take a pan, dry roast til/sesame seeds, moong dal flour, groundnuts, and walnuts til/sesame light brown. Remove from flame. Add honey, ghee, plain puffs, cardamom, nutmeg, sunthi and mix well when hot. Now take a plate, apply little ghee, add the hot mix and flatten well into a thin sheet. Cut into small flat pieces and let cool. Once cooled, store in a glass/air-tight jar. A healthy on the go-snack bar is ready.


Refreshing mouth freshener

Til/sesame (white), fennel seeds, cumin seeds,

ajwain seeds (carom seeds), cardamom seeds, amla (grated/dried), ginger (grated/dried), black salt, turmeric. Take an iron vessel/wok/kadhai. Dry roast fennel, carom, cumin seeds, then add til/sesame seeds, cardamom seeds, add salt, turmeric powder. Switch off the gas. Remove from gas, combine grated amla, ginger flakes. Mix well. When cooled, store in an air-tight container. You’re on the Go mouth freshener is ready!!


We at TURYAA believe that natural, seasonal and locally available foods are the key to maintaining good health and we will always inspire you to use the best natural ingredients in the wholesome and natural way!!! Stay tuned to more such interesting facts & insights with our unique sessions and updates. TURYAA wishes you and your loved ones a Best wishes for your festival. Stay Safe, Be Safe!

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