Padakalpa or Padabhyangam


Abhyangam means the application of sneha (oil) mainly plain or medicated suitable to ones constitution, age, season , particular disease and atmosphere, it is an prophylactic principles mentioned in Ayurveda.It has advised as daily regimen in ayurvedic classic to promote health as it prevents individuals from many diseases.

Technical massage of the feet is called pada abhyangam or padakalpa. It can be done at any time on daily basis. In this article lets see how a small therapy called padabhyangam can be work so wonderfull.

Effect of pada abhyangam – According to ayurveda :

✔ By doing pada abhyangam in first stage it relieves kharatva (roughness) stabdata (cures stiffness),rukshata (correct excessive dryness of the sole),shrama (relieves exhaustion of feet),supti (cures numbness of feet) In second stage it gives bala and sthairyata of pada promote strength of foot , drushtiprasadak (nourishment to the eyes)

✔ It is a boon or a tonic to your eyes . In the center of feet there are two siras (veins) connected to the eyes these transmit the effect of medicine applied over the feet by massage it also stimulating alochak pitta present in our eyes which enhance the visual acuity.

It relieves from eye disorder like computer vision syndrome, dry eyes, cataract (in cataract foot massage slows down the degenerative process). By doing padaabhyngam as a daily regiment it will definitely benefit for your eyes

✔ It prevents from many vata diseases like gudrasi vat (sciatica), sandhigatavat (osteoarthritis changes like calacneous spur, or ankle joint swelling), nidranash (Insomnia), Manovikara (pyscological disordesr like stress, anxiety, depression, mood swing and many more).

According to yoga shastra – yogic centers in the body are described in the classics by name of chakras. Among these 7 chakras 2 chakras are located in head ie ajna chakra and sahasrara chakra by this we can hypothesized that with padabhyangam probably this 2 chakras are getting stimulated and activating the hypothalamus and pituitary function normally.

According to modern science – Pada abhyangam normalise the two important neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine which regulates wide variety of neuropsycological process like reducing depression , anxiety , sleep dosorders and regulates your mood.

This shows how a small, simplest and inexpensive therapy can give you such huge benefit in your life.beside this a human body weight is being carried by their feet and it is the part which is under work throughout the day so apart from work they needs special treatment, pampering, the relaxing therapy called padabhyangam or footmassage.

what are the benefits of ghee


  • What are the benefits of ghee?
  • Is ghee fattening for you or is it a source of good fat?
  • How much of ghee should one have; how much is too much?
  • What happens if you eat too much ghee?
  • What should ghee be eaten with/what works with ghee and what doesn’t?
  • Is ghee good for cough and cold, heart health and digestion?

Benefits of Ghee:

  • Reduces the vitiated piita and body vata
  • Beneficial for all the dhatus-each and every cellular level
  • Reduces heat, burns ,softens the cells lubricates and nourishes mind and body
  • Improves the functions of the body
  • Improves speech, skin, eyesight, strength of mind and body, intellect
  • Improves fertility, strength and vigor
  • It reduces ageing, degeneration of body cells
  • Improves digestive fire, metabolism
  • Beneficial for all age group

Is Ghee Fattening For You Or Is It A Source Of Good Fat?

 

  • Vitamin A helps in cellular growth, healthy teeth as well as improving bone health
  • Vitamin D improves calcium absorption and can help preventing body inflammation
  • Vitamin E enhances wound healing processes and also helps the immune system
  • Vitamin K helps in regulating blood-clotting activities
  • Vitamin A, it is good for the eyes. The Vitamin A helps the eyes in adjusting to light changes. In fact, the moistness in the eyes depends on the presence of vitamin A in your body
  • Ghee contains rich in omega-6 fatty acid conjugated linoleic acid (CLA),which is found to be helpful in different heart-related risks. Reducing body fat levels and having good results on the glycemic profile
  • Source of short chain fatty acids,Studies of ghee nutrition show that is naturally rich in butyric acid which makes it an immune building agent
  • Gastric juice contains enzymes that help breaking down
  • Membranes have fats or phospholipids in them,By consuming essential fats found in ghee, you can ensure good INNER AND EXTERNAL MEMBRANE

How much of ghee should one have; how much is too much?
One should consume ghee according to one digestive capacity Person of vata pand pitta prakruti can consume more ghee than a person of kapha prakruti or constitution.

> What happens if you eat too much ghee?

If one consumes ghee more than ones digestion it will lead to indigestion Excess ghee consumption-excess thirst, nausea, vomiting. Lethargy,flatulence,fever,stiffness,skin issue,itching,swelling,piles,loss of sensation, lack of feeling of hunger. It can increase pain, swelling when consumed excessively.