Sushruta : Our Heritage

Sushruta, one of the earliest surgeons of the recorded history (600 B.C.), first individual to describe plastic surgery. Sushruta who lived nearly 150 years before Hippocrates vividly described the basic principles of plastic surgery in his famous ancient treatise ‘Sushruta Samhita’ 1,2 in 600 B.C. ‘Sushruta Samhita'(Sushruta’s compendium) which is one of the oldest treatise

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Ayurveda : The knowledge of Life


Ayurveda is a Sanskrit term, made up of the words “ayus” and “veda.” “Ayus” means life and “Veda” means knowledge or science. The term “ayurveda” thus means ‘the knowledge of life’ or ‘the science of life’. According to the ancient Ayurvedic scholar Charaka, “ayu” comprises the mind, body, senses and the soul. Ayurveda can be

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How to do Surya Namaskar – Sun Salutation Steps & Postures


Morning is the right time to practice Surya Namaskar as the early morning sunrays are rich source of Vitamin D which is required for strong bones and clear eyesight. You can use a carpet or a small piece of cloth for doing this. There are twelve mantras for each of the twelve postures and these

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Important Guidelines for Food Habits

Below are some general guidelines that will help you improve your diet habits and provide better nutrition. However, if you have special dietary needs, please consult your doctor/dietician for specific guidelines. Eat when you are hungry, not because it is time to eat or the food looks/smells too tempting; allow the food you have eaten to

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