Ojas is a Sanskrit term meaning “vigor,” and it is best understood as essential energy for the body and mind. It not only gives tissues strength and endurance, but it protects the health and vitality of cells, thereby influencing all bodily functions and physiological processes.
The seat of ojas within the body is said to be the heart, and it is composed primarily of water and earth elements. Ojas can be increased, repaired and protected by eating pure and nourishing (sattvic) foods, practicing meditation and developing a balanced lifestyle.
Within yoga, heart-opening and restful asana can help to fortify and increase ojas.
The “Sushruta Samhita” is an ancient Sanskrit text that covers areas of both surgery and medicine. It’s widely regarded as one of the most important documents on these topics to have reached present day from the ancient past. This compendium is also considered to be one of the main foundations of Ayurveda, which is a traditional form of Indian medicine.
Among the most valuable chapters in the “Sushruta Samhita” are those covering the subjects of surgical training and procedures in a historically unique way.
Aama is a Sanskrit term that has multiple meanings related to something that is incomplete. Specifically, it can mean “raw,” “undigested,” “unannealed” and “unripe.” It is also the root word of aamaya, which refers to disease, or more specifically, “born out of aama.”
In the traditional Indian medical practice of ayurveda, some disease is believed to be the result of undigested food or other unmetabolized waste. Also according to ayurveda, aama blocks the body’s channels and organs, preventing the body from absorbing essential nutrients.
Ayur is a Sanskrit term meaning “life” or “vital power.” It is one part of the Sanskrit compound of terms that make up the word Ayurveda, which means “life knowledge.” Ayurvedic medicine is a life-giving system of Indian traditional medicine and is often practiced alongside yoga for its natural healing properties. Ayuryoga combines the ideas and practice of Ayurveda with the spiritual and physical disciplines of yoga.