Yoga & Exercises That May Help Combat Cellulite

Cottage cheese should only be a reference for the actual food, because no woman should ever have to worry about her thighs looking like a dimpled, lumpy food. Unfortunately it happens — even to the most avid exercisers and dieters. In fact, 90 percent of women suffer this condition in industrial nations. So, let’s first look at the cause to understand the solution.


Body Constitution/Type | Pitta Prakruti – The Fiery Fighter

Pitta Prakruti (constitution) people are the fieriest of the lot. They have energy to keep on going, even when other constitutions back down (Vata & Kapha). They do not give up in a fight, and are witty, sarcastic and extremely intelligent. On the negative end of the spectrum, Pitta constitutions can be judgmental and adament about having their own way. Their dominating elements are Fire and Water. Their digestion is usually very powerful, however it can very easily lean towards Tikshnagni, meaning an overly strong digestive fire, which chars up food, instead of breaking it down and properly absorbing nutrients. Pitta dominant persons have a fiery personality, sharp tongue and can easily dominate a conversation. They are charismatic, charming and can win people over with ease. They tend to have reddish hair and a beautiful, lustrous and alluring glow. Their eyes are sharp and penetrating, as if they could look into your soul. They bruise and bleed easily, and can suffer from disorders related to the digestive system, liver and spleen. They often suffer with inflammation, bleeding gums, balding and early graying. Ruled astrologically by the Sun, Mars and the south node of the moon, Ketu, they are impulsive, argumentative, competitive and domineering. They make excellent teachers, doctors, surgeons, scientists, inventors and technicians. Being highly expressive in nature, Pitta dominant people are usually very creative and artistic. They are vivid and passionate. They express their intense stamina and force through their sexual energy. They are deep thinkers and can be jealous and revengeful at times. Pitta constitutions are natural born leaders and do well in positions of authority and power. Pitta's are courageous and enthusiastic. They have a keen sense of judgement, are highly perceptive and discriminative. If the Sun and planet Mars are...

Get rid of Cellulite naturally with Ayurveda

Cellulite, a rough and tough skin condition, despised by most women (and men) can be quite a nuisance. It not only affects the way the human body looks, but also a person's self confidence. Suddenly healthy, glowing, elasticated skin starts looking dimply, uneven and saggy. The 'Orange Peel syndrome' or 'Cottage Cheese Skin' are the names popularly given to Cellulite. In medical terms, Cellulite is known as Adiposis Edematosa. It refers to excessive deposition of fat in the layers of the skin. What are the causes of Cellulite? 1. Lack of Exercise 2. Improper diet - excessive intake of Sugars, Carbohydrates and Fats 3. Improper Sleep Cycle 4. Sleeping during the day 5. Stagnancy - Sitting in one position for most of the day 6. Smoking 7. Excessive Alcohol intake 8. Pregnancy 9. Slow Metabolism 10. Hormonal Changes 11. Uncomfortable, tight clothing 12. High-Stress Lifestyle 13. Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypothyroidism etc How to Prevent Cellulite? Cellulite occurs in the vast majority of people today. It is not something to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. Ayurveda believes in the prevention of a condition before going about treating it. So one of the key factors to preventing AND treating Cellulite, is to take a conscious look at your diet and regimen. Are you consuming enough fruits and vegetables? Are you over-indulging in the sweet treats? Are you getting plenty sleep and doing exercise regularly? Treating the cause is the base to removing Cellulite altogether. It is important to get a protein & fiber-rich diet, drink 8-10 glasses of water daily, consume healthy fats like Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil & Ghee, and go to bed by 10pm at the latest. Also its essential to meditate & calm the mind for atleast 20 minutes each day to curb the negativity of our stressful lives. Ayurvedic Treatment for Cellulite In addition to the above mentioned preventative measures, one should massage the affected areas daily with Sesame Oil. This heating oil will help to digest the accumulated fat, whilst promoting healthy growth of skin by repairing damaged, loose tissue. After doing this daily massage, known as Abhyanga in Ayurveda, you may gently steam the area for 5-10 minutes. Swedana, as it is known in Vedic texts, promotes circulation and blood flow, which will help to heal damaged tissue and remove toxins from the skin. It is also important to exercise for at least 30 minutes each day. Weight training will help to tone the muscles and improve elasticity of the skin. Also doing Yoga Asanas strengthen the body and firm up the saggyness. At least 20 rounds of Surya Namaskar must be done daily.