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The Three Doshas: Understanding the Real Cause Of Your Health Problems

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According to Ayurveda, not only our emotional state, but also our physical state depends on our state of mind, and as a result, our life as a whole. Our mind is closely related to our сonstitution, the prevailing dosha, and the state of this dosha. In this article, we will share with you how to understand the real cause of your health problems based on the knowledge of the three doshas.

What is Prakriti?

Prakriti is genetically determined physical and mental constitution of an individual. Every person has his/her own unique constitution which determines the biological functions, response to environmental factors, drugs, and also susceptibility to diseases.

The knowledge of prakriti not only helps to understand the mental and physical nature of a person but also to know the susceptibility to diseases which assists in promotion of health, prevention and cure of diseases.

In simple words, prakriti is our original nature given to us from birth. When the Prakriti is balanced, you are healthy and satisfied with your life. However, for many different reasons (education, the influence of society, external environment, bad habits, etc.), most modern people violate the harmony of their inner nature, changing it for the worse.

This distracted human nature (imbalance) is called Vikriti and leads to diseases (both physical and mental), premature old age, and death. One of the main tasks of Ayurvedic treatment is to restore and maintain the balance of doshas corresponding to Prakriti.

Ayurveda teaches us that there are several ways to bring Vikriti closer to Prakriti: proper nutrition, meditation, pranayama, yoga, and panchakarma.

The main and final goal of Ayurveda is the perfect balance of the three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The balance of the three doshas is a guarantee of good health and long life.

Focusing on the prevailing dosha, Ayurveda prescribes treatment with herbs and therapeutic effects, the nature of which is the opposite of the properties of this Dosha. For example, for Kapha, which tends to cold and humidity, drying and warming treatments are used, and so on.

To find your dosha take our Ayurvedic body type quiz!

Diseases Of The Three Doshas

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The disease shows the characteristic properties of the dosha that caused it. We can determine the nature of a disease by its characteristic properties, just as we can determine the type of body constitution. The disease can be cured by means that balance the dosha that caused it.

Kapha Diseases (water or mucus):

  • most respiratory diseases;
  • colds;
  • flu;
  • asthma;
  • bronchitis;
  • swollen glands;
  • edema;
  • benign tumors.

The main signs of Kapha disorders: excess moisture, excessive tissue growth, and cold.

Kapha diseases are characterized primarily by the presence of mucus or sputum.

Pitta Diseases (fire or bile):

  • most infectious diseases;
  • febrile conditions; liver disorders;
  • high acidity;
  • ulcers;
  • boils;
  • skin rashes.

The main signs of Pitta disorders: fever, redness, and oiliness.

Pitta diseases are characterized primarily by feverish states or burning sensation.

Diseases of Vata (air or wind):

  • most nervous disorders;
  • insomnia;
  • tremor;
  • epilepsy;
  • paralysis;
  • arthritis.

The main signs of Vata disorders: dryness, cold, motor disorders, and tissue depletion.

Vata diseases are characterized primarily by pain.

In general, all diseases can be divided into three groups: diseases of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha according to the prevailing signs of particular doshas. However, the same disease can be caused by different doshas or their combinations.

The common cold in most cases is the nature of Kapha, and its main symptoms are mucus and congestion. Sometimes the cold may be of the nature of Pitta dosha, then it has the accompanying symptoms such as fever and sore throat which make it more severe.

Any disease can occur in different ways, but treatment should always follow the same principles, that is, based on the increase in which of the doshas caused the disease.

The Three Doshas And Diseases’ Localizations

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Most diseases can occur as a result of an imbalance in any of the three doshas. For example, arthritis can be caused by an increase in Vata, Pitta, or Kapha dosha. However, the nature of any disease is usually more characteristic of one of the doshas than the other — and arthritis is mainly caused by an imbalance of the Vata dosha.

To better understand this point, keep in mind that any doshas that reach too high a level tend to cause imbalances of other doshas. Being the forces that underlie the existence and functioning of the body, doshas are not only the factors that cause diseases but also the places where these diseases are localized. As such, they relate to the tissues, organs, and systems they control.

For example, diseases affecting the nervous system indicate that the localization of the disorder is Vata dosha, which controls the nervous system. These diseases most often belong to the type of Vata. However, they may also be of the nature of Pitta or Kapha doshas, since both can cause Vata disorders when they are overactive.

Usually, dosha aggravates the factors that are under its control. For example, overactive Kapha (mucus) tends to affect the lungs — the Kapha organ. But when a certain level of redundancy is reached, the dosha can affect another dosha, causing its imbalance. This is usually a sign of a more severe condition when this dosha has already caused disturbances in its “own” localities.

For example, too much Kapha, causing lung disease, can then affect the nervous system, as is the case with asthmatic shortness of breath or epilepsy resulting from mucus blockage of the thin channels, and thus affect the Vata dosha. Doshas interact with each other, so in severe diseases such as cancer, the balance of all three doshas can be disturbed simultaneously, which complicates treatment.

According to Ayurveda, it is not necessary to know the names of diseases and their forms. It is more important to know the properties of doshas and symptoms of their imbalance, which allows you to find out the causes of various diseases.

As soon as the excited dosha and the place of its manifestation are established, Ayurvedic doctor can prescribe a treatment regimen that reduces the level of this dosha.

The Excess Doshas

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The symptoms of excess Vata:

  • sudden breakdown;
  • spasms;
  • numbness;
  • depression;
  • piercing, stabbing and beating pain;
  • aches;
  • constipation;
  • cracking joints
  • contraction, delay in the body of waste materials;
  • thirst;
  • trembling;
  • skin roughness;
  • dehydration;
  • stiffness;
  • astringent taste in the mouth.

In these manifestations, the desiccating and destructive effects of the wind can be seen.

The symptoms of excess Pitta:

  • burning sensation;
  • redness;
  • fever;
  • boils;
  • sweating;
  • pus formation;
  • bleeding;
  • exhaustion;
  • fainting;
  • intoxication;
  • sharp or sour taste in the mouth.

These symptoms show the searing and splitting effects of fire.

The symptoms of excess Kapha:

  • mucus;
  • the hardness of the tissue;
  • itching;
  • a feeling of cold on the skin;
  • heaviness;
  • congestion;
  • obesity;
  • edema;
  • indigestion;
  • excessive sleep;
  • white spots; a sweet or salty taste in the mouth.

All this reflects the weight of the water and its tendency to stagnate.

Decreased Doshas

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The symptoms of decreased Vata dosha:

  • a weakness of the limbs;
  • lack of speech and enthusiasm;
  • confusion of perception;
  • an increase of mucus;
  • formation of toxins.

The symptoms of decreased Pitta dosha:

  • weak digestion;
  • cold.

The symptoms of decreased Kapha dosha:

  • a feeling of emptiness in the stomach;
  • fast palpitations;
  • weak joints.

Ayurveda treats diseases as conditions caused by elevated or excited doshas. A low level of a particular dosha is not considered a force that can cause disease.

Symptoms Of the Three Doshas Imbalance

Below is a detailed list of symptoms that are characteristic of the imbalance of each of the three doshas.

Pain

Vata dosha: strong, pulsating, drilling, stabbing, pounding, tearing, changing, moving.

Pitta dosha: moderate, burning, causing sweating.

Kapha dosha: weak, dull, constant.

Fever

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Vata dosha: variable or fickle; moderate temperature; thirst, restlessness, anxiety.

Pitta dosha: burning sensation, thirst, sweating, irritability, delirium, high temperature.

Kapha dosha: lethargy, feeling of heaviness; temperature is constantly elevating.

Oral cavity

Vata dosha: astringent taste, dryness.

Pitta dosha: bitter or pungent taste, increased salivation.

Kapha dosha: sweet or salty taste, profuse salivation, viscous and thick saliva.

Throat

Vata dosha: dryness, roughness; pain in the esophagus, and its narrowing.

Pitta dosha: pain, inflammation, burning sensation.

Kapha dosha: swelling, expansion.

Stomach

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Vata dosha: low secretion, fickle appetite, burping, hiccups, feeling of compression.

Pitta dosha: excessive appetite, acidic or acute belching, burning sensation; ulcers, cancer.

Kapha dosha: slow digestion, sweet or mucus belching

Liver and gallbladder

Vata dosha: dry, hard; poor secretion, irregular activity.

Pitta dosha: soft; excessive bile production, gallstones, inflammation, abscesses, increased activity.

Kapha dosha: increased, heavy, dense; scanty bile, decreased activity.

Intestines

Vata dosha: dry, disorders of peristalsis.
Pitta dosha: abundant secretion, accelerated peristalsis, inflammation, ulceration, abscesses, tumors, cancer, bleeding, perforation.
Kapha dosha: mucus, delayed peristalsis, congestion, bloating, edema, tumors.

Urine

Vata dosha: scanty, colorless; frequent, or absent urination.
Pitta dosha: plentiful, cloudy, yellow, brown or red; increased frequency of urination, burning sensation.
Kapha dosha: abundant, pale or whitish, with mucus; infrequent urination.

Sweating

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Vata dosha: the sparse, irregular.

Pitta dosha: plentiful; sweat is hot.

Kapha dosha: moderate, permanent.

Mind and emotions

Vata dosha: delusions, fears, apathy, sadness, fainting, insomnia, craving for warmth, and aversion to cold.

Pitta dosha: weakness of the senses, intoxication, anxiety, short temper, delirium, dizziness, fainting, craving for cold.

Kapha dosha: slow perception, lack of desire, apathy, stupor, excessive sleep, craving for warmth.

Onset of illness

Vata dosha: sudden, changeable, intermittent.

Pitta dosha: moderate, with a feverish condition.

Kapha dosha: slow, continuous.

External stimulating factors

Vata dosha: wind, cold, dryness.

Pitta dosha: heat, sun, fire, humidity.

Kapha dosha: humidity, cold

Treatment Methods For The Three Doshas

Now let us share with you the treatment methods Ayurveda uses for balancing each of the three doshas.

Vata dosha treatment

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  • a moderate application of oils;
  • gentle sweatshop and cleansing methods;
  • sweet, sour, salty, and warm food;
  • oil massage;
  • staying indoors;
  • eye lubrication;
  • a wine made from grain or sugar;
  • warm oil enemas, moderate cleansing enemas;
  • life in favorable conditions;
  • natural medicines that stimulate the digestive fire;
  • all kinds of oils.

Pitta dosha treatment

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  • laxative therapy with sweet and cold herbs;
  • sweet, bitter, and astringent foods and herbs;
  • application of cold aromatic essential oils;
  • wearing gemstones around the neck;
  • relaxation in the moonlight;
  • beautiful chants;
  • cool wind;
  • unrestrained enjoyment;
  • communication with friends, spouse, family members;
  • reservoirs with cool water;
  • houses with extensive gardens.

Kapha dosha treatment

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  • strong emetics and laxatives, following the instructions;
  • dry food that is also hot and spicy, bitter and astringent in moderate amounts;
  • old wine;
  • sexual pleasure;
  • staying awake at night;
  • all kinds of exercises;
  • mental work;
  • dry and vigorous massage;
  • burning herbal incense.

Conclusion

As you can see that the Ayurvedic methods that are traditionally used to bring the doshas into balance are whole sets of measures. This is not how western medicine treats a disease: “Take this pill and come back in a week.” In Ayurveda, all aspects of life are taken into account.

In addition, we must remember that it is important not only what we do, but also how we do it. We can use the right methods, but if our attitude to them is wrong, we cannot expect that these methods will give a good result.

For example, representatives of Vata tend to do everything hastily, chaotically, randomly. The Pitta type has a tendency to fanaticism and violence, to a rigid and authoritarian way of acting. People belonging to the Kapha type may be too slow or conservative.

Therefore, taking into account your dosha type, also try to balance the way you practice Ayurvedic knowledge.

Disclaimer:

This article is not intended for use as medical advice. If you suffer from any health problems, ensure that you seek help from an Ayurvedic doctor.

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Satya Yama: The Power Of Truthfulness

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Satya, or truthfulness, is the second of the five yamas and one of the highest callings of yoga. In this article, I will share with you a deeper look at what Satya is, why it’s so important to practice it, and how you can do it.

What Is Satya?

The word ‘sat’ literally translates as ‘true essence’ or ‘true nature’ but also holds the meanings; ‘unchangeable’, ‘that which has no distortion’, ‘that which is beyond distinctions of time, space and person’, and ‘reality’. As you can see, ‘sat’ means more than just ‘truth’, it’s something that is unchanged and pure. By realizing the unchangeable nature of the truth, we become more aware of how much of our time and energy is invested to that which changes, rather than the unchanging truth. 

Our emotions and moods always change. If ‘sat’ means ‘unchangeable’, then any information that comes from our emotions can’t be considered as the pure truth. Emotions, thoughts, and moods shape our opinions on certain topics, however, the opinions are very subjective, thus, may change and has nothing to do with Satya.

The word “Satya” means truth in all its manifestations: thoughts, words, and actions. The more precise meaning of Satya is “abstinence from untruth”. You see, truthfulness becomes natural only when we overcome the very desire to distort the truth.

It’s also important to understand that Satya is not always synonymous with truth. If truthful information can cause harm, then it cannot be considered the truth in the highest sense. The truth, in the highest sense, cannot cause harm (Ahimsa), it is always beneficial, whereas a statement of fact or shared opinion can bring both good and harm. Therefore, when you feel that uttering the truth can cause harm, you should practice Mauna – silence.

Inner Satya

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Inner Satya is the projection of thoughts into actions. The mind contemplates, makes decisions, and remembers information. It makes choices and generates decisions, assessments, and opinions. When the mind speaks, the person speaks. Since mental Satya supports the truth of speech, it is important to switch the mind from false activities to true ones. Therefore, the very task of searching for truth should become the main goal of life.

Violating Satya hinders the achievement of harmony. Lying in any form can destroy all types of energy — physical, mental, spiritual.

By practicing Satya in your daily life (not just in your words and actions but also mentally), you become able to acquire siddhi-supernatural powers of clairvoyance, receive the gift of foreseeing the future, knowledge of the past and present.

We always attract what we radiate. If you are being truthful, your visions and dreams become prophetic, you are able to tap into your intuitive abilities easily, and your intuition always guides you in the right direction. But if you are being untruthful in your words, actions, or thoughts, eventually you start receiving false information, you don’t know what to believe anymore, and your dreams and visions are nothing more than meaningless hallucinations.

Therefore, if you have doubts about your intuitive abilities or wonder if you should trust your visions, ask yourself if you’re being truthful in your daily life.

Being Truthful To Ourselves

Satya towards ourselves is essential! When we are truthful to ourselves we can see the internal problems that exist, and, therefore, make efforts to solve them. When we see a problem, it is easier for us to understand and choose the tool that will help solve it. Only when we are truthful to ourselves can we be truthful to others.

Complete honesty with ourselves requires us to slow down the mind. When we react instantly to situations on a purely emotional level, we are often not able to see the truth and are acting from a place of fear and conditioning. But when we can actually slow down the response to stimuli within our minds, we create a fraction of more time to process situations. This will allow the more evolved part of our brains – the cerebral cortex – to actually consider things before the emotional brain takes over. As a result, we will start to see situations more clearly (truthfully) than reacting blindly to the stimulus.

By observing each thought as it arises, watching it as it passes without getting caught up in it, you will become more mindful and start seeing the truth more clearly. Learning and accepting that all emotions and situations come and go and are in fact not unchangeable or true, helps us come to terms with the fact that life isn’t as complicated as it might seem sometimes.

How To Practice Satya?

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In order for us to start practicing Satya, we need to learn to recognize the cascade of negative emotions that prompt us to twist reality. Once we have understood and processed those emotions, our thoughts, speech, and actions can be realigned with the truth, even as we look more deeply into our needs and desires. Outwardly, refrain from telling lies and speak with kindness, compassion, and clarity.

There is a beautiful Sufi saying:

“Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates.
At the first gate, ask yourself ‘Is it true?
At the second gate ask, ‘Is it necessary?
At the third gate ask, ‘Is it kind?”

Alan Redpath, a well-known British evangelist, pastor, and author gives a powerful explanation to the word “THINK”:

T – Is it true?
H – Is it helpful?
I – Is it inspiring?
N – Is it necessary?
K – Is it kind?

“If what I am about to say does not pass those tests, I will keep my mouth shut!”

It is very important to always observe the motives behind our actions. Before you do or say something, ask yourself: ‘will it truly serve the other person, or am I doing this because of a need to prove something or gain something?’. By doing this you’ll be able to apply both Satya and Ahimsa to any situation. 

We should always keep in mind that each situation we face in life offers us the opportunity to see the truth if we are open to it. A daily practice of slowing down, taking a couple of deep breaths, and observing things as they really are can help us move closer towards a state of peace and stillness in the mind.

Asato Maa Mantra Practice

The Asato Maa mantra is a powerful tool used by many practitioners as a daily acknowledgment of moving towards truth:

Om Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya
Tamaso Maa Jyotir-Gamaya
Mrtyor-Maa Amrtam Gamaya

“Lead me from the unreal to the real
From darkness (ignorance) to light (knowledge)
From death to immortality”

The Bottom Line

Honest communication and living a life of integrity are the foundation for all of our relationships: with ourselves, with others, and with society as a whole. By making Satya our life principle, we are making an essential step towards living a happier and more fulfilled life at all levels.


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Prana Mudra: Powerful Tool For Rejuvenating Your Life Force

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Prana mudra is often called the mudra of life. This powerful mudra has many benefits, such as rejuvenation, vitality increase, vision improvement, etc. Generally, Prana Mudra helps to tap into prana, stimulating the root chakra, and energizing the entire body.

Prana mudra is great if you need a quick pick-me-up, as it boosts the vitality that resides within our life force.

In this article, I will share with you what Prana mudra is, what its benefits are, and how to perform it correctly.

What Is Prana Mudra?

Prana mudra got its name from prana which means “life force”, and mudra which means “seal”.

Connecting the fingers in certain combinations, you can activate the energy meridians and direct energy throughout the body, restore the flow of energy and eliminate “breakdowns” in diseased organs thus improve your health.

Different positions of the fingers have the ability to close or clear the energy channels. In addition, performing mudras, we affect the biologically active points of the palms and fingers.

When practicing Prana mudra, we connect thumb, ring finger, and pinkie finger, while leaving index and middle finger pointed straight.

Each of the fingers has symbolic significance:

  • The thumb symbolizes the Fire element and is linked to the Manipura chakra.
  • The ring finger represents the Earth element and is linked to the Muladhara chakra.
  • The pinkie is associated with the Water element and is linked to the Svadisthana chakra.

By connecting these fingers you are encouraging the flow of energy to the corresponding elements within you.

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The Benefits Prana Mudra

This beautiful mudra has lots of benefits. Here are some of them.

Prana Mudra helps:

  • control the subtle energies of the body by purifying and bringing the energy field into balance;
  • equalize energy flows in the body and thus stimulate its vital functions;
  • counteract self-destruction programs embedded in the subconscious;
  • improve performance, overall health, and, ultimately, the viability of the body;
  • heal eye diseases and improve vision;
  • improve body strength;
  • reduce muscular pain;
  • boost self-confidence;
  • remove fatigue;
  • sustain and maintain energy level;
  • boost the immune system;
  • reduce anxiety;
  • boosts focus and clarity;
  • reduces tiredness and nervousness;
  • control emotions;
  • improve circulation;
  • restore energy potential;
  • boost inspiration;
  • increase endurance;
  • reduce hunger pangs during fasting;
  • improve night sleep.

Prana mudra can also be performed anytime you need a quick boost of energy.

How to perform?

Before performing the mudra, it is important to formulate your intention and then visualize how it is manifested. Make sure that your intention is not harmful to others and doesn’t contradict your highest principles and purpose.

You can practice this mudra by sitting down in a meditative position or while standing in Tadasana.

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Instructions:

  1. To start, keep your eyes closed and focus on your breath.
  2. Bring your hands to your sides and touch the tips of your ring finger and pinky finger to your thumb. Leave your index and middle finger pointed straight.
  3. Feel the surge of prana moving through your body.
  4. Take a regular breath, breathe in, and exhale for a few seconds.

Visualization:

When practicing Prana mudra, visualize yourself as a tree. As you inhale, imagine how the energy is directed to your roots, and they become thicker and more elongated. On the exhalation, the energy flows into the trunk, and then through the foliage makes its way high into the sky. The more massive the roots, the more powerful and larger the crown will be.

Perform this mudra for 15-40 minutes daily.

Conclusion

The main goal of practicing Prana mudra is to stabilize the energy level in the body and increase its viability. Practice this powerful mudra when you feel weak and tired. Prana mudra also prevents nervousness, relieves drowsiness, improves performance and overall well-being, gives a boost of energy and resilience. Regular practice of this mudra will boost your self-confidence and give you energy for new achievements.


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Feng Shui For Health And Longevity: Protect Yourself Against Premature Death!

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The Chinese believe that there is no good luck without good health and long life. Though most people who are interested in Feng Shui, mostly focus on prosperity and success, experienced Feng Shui practitioners know that without creating good Feng Shui for health and longevity, all our Feng Shui efforts towards wealth and success will be a waste of time. To enjoy your life and all the benefits that it can offer you, you need to be healthy and live long.

Therefore, I decided to share with you important Feng Shui tips for health and longevity that will help you to improve the quality of your life.

Feng Shui For Health And Longevity: 8 Essential Tips

Tip #1: Overcome Poison Arrows Emanating From Your Surroundings

Sha Chi, also referred to as feng shui poison arrows, is attacking energy that comes from sharp angles pointed at your front door. Poison arrows can weaken the energy of your house, and destroy the health, peace, and well-being of the entire family. Therefore, it is very important to overcome all the poison arrows!

Make sure that your main door is not being hit by anything sharp or pointed, anything angular, or anything that seems to be threatening. To determine if there are any poison arrows hurting your front door, stand at the front door and face out. Make sure you don’t see the following features:

  • triangle roof line from the opposite neighbor house;
  • edge of a building;
  • lamp post;
  • high rise tower;
  • steps leading up and down;
  • cemetery.

How To Overcome The Poison Arrow?

In Feng Shui, we use the destructive or the exhaustive cycle of the 5 elements to overcome the poison arrow. For doing this, you need to check a compass to find what direction the poison arrow is coming from. Here are some helpful Feng Shui tips for your front door on how to overcome the poison arrows.

If the poison arrow is coming from the South, then you need to use the Water or Earth element to destroy its negative influence. For example, you can display a fountain or a crystal.

If the poison arrow is coming from the North, then use the Earth or Wood element to destroy its negative energy. For example, you can display a crystal or a plant.

If the poison arrow is coming from the East or Southeast, you need to use the Metal or Fire element to overcome it. It would be very beneficial to hang a windchime and use more light.

If the poison arrow is coming from the West or Northwest, use the power of the Fire or Water element. It’s beneficial to install bright lights or place a fountain here.

If the poison arrow is coming from the Southwest or Northeast direction, then use the Wood or Metal element. For example, you can place a plant here or hang a wind chime.

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Tip #2: Beware of poison arrows inside the home

You should be aware of poison arrows inside the house and ensure that you or any members of your family are not sleeping directly beneath exposed beams, as these will cause frequent illness, headaches, and an inability to sleep peacefully.

Tip #3: Sleep With Your Head Pointed To Your Tien Yi Direction

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Each of us should sleep with our heads pointed to our health direction – Tien Yi. The Tien Yi direction is the direction of the Heavenly Doctor.

To get your personalized Tien Yi direction, you need to use your date of birth to calculate the number and refer to the table below. The following is the formula to calculate your health direction.

Formula:

Take the last two digits from the year of your birth and add them up until they become a single-digit number. Then if you are male, use 10 minus the single-digit number. If you are female, add 5 to the single-digit number.

For example, you are male born in 1976.

7 + 6 = 13

1 + 3 = 4

10 – 4 = 6

So, the final number is 6. When you refer to the table below, search for number 6. And, your Tien Yi direction is Northeast.

If you are female born in 1976, the calculation will be as follows:

7 + 6 = 13

1 + 3 = 4

5 + 4 = 9

So, the final number is 9. When you refer to the table below, search for number 9. And, your Tien Yi direction is Southeast.

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Once you know your Tien Yi direction, you can effectively tap into the cosmic energy of the universe to receive a flow of good healthy Chi into the body through your Crown chakra while you are sleeping. And if you accompany the sleep with a powerful visualization you will infuse your body with vital energy. To do this, just before you fall asleep, simply visualize a very bright white light entering your body through your Crown chakra.

Tip #4: Make Sure That Your Bedroom Is Not Cluttered

It is impossible to create good Feng Shui for health and longevity if your bedroom is cluttered! Good energy in your bedroom is essential for good health! When we sleep, we need to make sure that all the energy that enters our bodies complements and animates us, is favorable. Therefore, it is so important to make sure that your bedroom is not cluttered.

Ensure that there are no pockets of severely bad Yin energy caused by stale air. Make sure that there are no corners where you have perpetual piles of dirty laundry. It is vital to keep the bedroom free of clutter and to make sure your bed sheets and pillow cases get cleaned and sunned regularly!

Do you sun your bed sheets and pillow cases? This is like a Yang energy bath in sunshine. Take your pillows and (if possible) your mattresses into the open area where there is bright sunshine, and give them a sunshine bath once a month. This is one of the best ways to ensure that the the Chi within your body moves very nicely when you sleep.

Tip #5: Take Care Of Your Health Sector

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The East corner of your house represents good health for the family. If the East sector of your house has a good Feng Shui, family members will enjoy excellent health and live long lives. If this sector has bad Feng Shui, illness can befall the family.

To find out where the East sector is, check out my article “The Feng Shui Bagua Map: How to Use It?”.

To enhance the East sector, use plants. The element of the East is Wood. Therefore, placing a healthy and flourishing plant in the East will activate excellent health luck for residents of the house. But make sure that the plant appears green, lush, and well cared for. Also, remember to immediately trim any dead, dying, or yellowing leaves or branches. Plants that are diseased will attract sickness and deadly energy. Just keep in mind that any plant placed in the East sector of your home will reflect the health condition of the family members. Therefore, to prevent sickness, make sure your plants are healthy!

Tip #6: Display Fuk Luk Sau In The Dining Area

To have good Feng Shui in your eating and dining area, display the Deities Fuk Luk Sau in the dining area facing your dining table. Make sure that they are placed on a high side table in the dining room from where they are said to create auspicious Chi for the entire household.

Fuk Luk Sau bring you good health, wealth, and happiness. This is interpreted as longevity, prosperity, and power.

Tip #7: Place Wu Luo By Your Bedside

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Wu Luo is a powerful health enhancer. It is known as a health gourd and said to contain the nectar of good health. As a Feng Shui cure, it is best to use a brass Wu Luo as the energy of the Metal element effectively exhausts illness Chi (which is of the Earth element). Placing a metal Wu Lou by your bedside will ensure that illness is kept at bay.

Tip #8: Display Sau In The East Corner Of Your Living Room

Sau is the God of Longevity. He is often depicted as an old man with a long forehead and holding a staff with a Wu Luo gourd hanging from it. In his other hand, he holds a peach. The peach is a symbol of immortality.

Display Sau in the East corner of your living room to promote good health and to guard you from premature death, fatal diseases and tragic accidents.

The Bottom Line

Chinese tradition has always been a big advocate of the belief that “Health is Wealth”. For the Chinese, longevity is one of three significant aspirations. Every prayer and every salutation includes the wish for a long life. You cannot enjoy your wealth unless you have good health.

By creating good Feng Shui for health you enhance the longevity and life span of all members of your household. Longevity does not mean only a healthy life but also one that is protected from fatal and life-threatening accidents and mishaps. In Feng Shui, we believe that prevention is better than cure. Then why not to safeguard yourself and your family by applying the above Feng Shui tips?


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