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Commentary on Osteoporosis

Questioner2010-07-04 18:36:51 +0000 #1
Pertaining to the question about osteoporosis...Ayurveda does not promote the increase of ANY DOSHA. The goal is to reduce the Vata dosha that is causing dryness, emaciation, weakness, constipation, dry skin, dry hair, inability to go to sleep easily at night and stay asleep, and all the other signs of Vata provocation. The increasing of any dosha is very, very different from DECREASING THE AFFECTED DOSHA through proper diet, lifestyle, Asana and pranayama practices, even proper mediation for specific dosha...vikruti and Prakriti. To increase Kapha dosha will only created congestion in the nadis...the individual needs to be assessed with a consultation and pulse diagnosis for proper protocol to be determined.

As much as we would like these steps to be a simple answer, osteoporosis is usually do to a Vata type Prakriti, leading a very typical Vata provoking lifestyle and diet and even Yoga practice for years which has lead to osteoporosis. Eliminating deep seated Vata AMA and then going through Rasayana (rejuvenation) practices like Abhangas (sesame oil massage...must make sure the dhatu AGNI is strong enough to support the obligation therapy) is one practice that could be helpful. The most important step is to stop provoking Vata.

Love, blessings and health to all. P

Mukunda2010-07-04 18:43:51 +0000 #2
P is on the staff at Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda ( ) with me. I highly respect her advice.
urgyen rangdrol2010-07-04 18:46:36 +0000 #3
Speaking of rasayana, the Tibetan name is chulen (essence extraction). I have been fortunate enough to obtain a supply of chulen from a great doctor in Kathmandu who makes them for the great Nyingma yogi and master Chatral Rinpoche for Rinpoche's personal use. If you are interested in them, please contact me



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