Saturday, 11 June 2011

Ayurveda remedies

Muscle Cramp and spasms

Muscle cramps and spasms have numerous causes. They may be due to insufficient blood supply to the muscle or in some cases, to excess blood supply.
For immediate relief
Whenever a muscle is under spasm
Grab hold of it
At the same time, press you index finger deeply into the “belly” of the muscle for 15 to 20 seconds.A marma point(like an acupressure point) is located in the centre of the muscle, pressing on it helps the muscle relax.Take a few deep breath
This procedure will increase circulation and the muscle will relax.
Another pressure point remedy.A marma point is located at the midpoint of both the lips.If there is a spasm in the upper body, such as in the arms or fingers, gab hold of your upper lip, in the middle, between your thumb and index finger. If the spasm is in the legs or the lower part of the body, grab the lower lip.
These energy point on the lips send messages to the brain, which in turn relays a signal to the motor system to relax the muscles. Just grabbing the lips for 30 seconds should help relieve the spasm. Press fairly strongly, but not hard enough to the painful
Contract and relax the muscle:Repeatedly alternate contraction and relaxation of the muscle. This will improve circulation and help to release lactic acid, which will relax the muscle

Memory problem

Every one has occasional episodes of forgetfulness.
The following recommendations will help you improve your memory and prevent memory loss
Memory foods
Carrots:Carrots, which contain carotene are good for memory. Carrots also enhance pitta, which brings sharpness of recall. Drink carrot and beet juice, both of which are blood builder and will help improve memory.
Kitchari fast:Kitchari is a simple, nourishing dish made essentially of 50 percent basmati rice and 50 percent split yellow mung dal with some spices usually added for flavor. A five-day kitchari fast, using plain kitchari with just some chopped cilantro leaves added, will cleanse the system and help to strengthen memory.
Additional food that are helpful for improving memory include sweet potatoes, tapioca, okra and spinach, which promotes pitta and stimulates memory.One food that is particularly bad for memory is heavy meat.This should be strictly avoided by anyone with memory problems.
  1. Practical tips for good memory
  2. Write it down
  3. Develop a poetic attitude
  4. Associate
  5. Meditation on forgetfulness
Other Remedies
Exercise: Daily walking, especially fast walking if you are fit for it , improves circulation and helps strengthen memory.

Meditate for better memory.

Increasing intraocular pressure, due to accumulation of kapha dosha in the vitreous humor is called glaucoma.If the pressure in the eye becomes high, headaches may occur. Glaucoma may become a serious condition and can cause blindness, so one has to be very watchful.

Hair care secrets
The following ayurvedic secrets of healthy hair will help you keep your hair's natural strength and luster.
Proper diet
Healthy hair depends fist upon eating nutritious food. Dairy products such as cheese, milk and freshly prepared yogurt are good for bones and hair, as are white radish and daikon. Coconut, cooked apples and cabbage are also beneficial.
Sesame Seeds
Every morning, eat a handful of white sesame seed. One handful of sesame seed contains about 1,200 mg of calcium and magnesium and promotes healthy growth of your hair.
Coconut water for calcium
Drinking coconut water also helps to provide essential calcium for hair growth. You can have 1/2 cup a day. Drinking coconut milk is also helpful, but is a second choice.
Fever is a sign of ama moving in the circulatory system. Contrary to what some people believe, fever is not often a sign of infection. In some cases there is infection, but most of the time the fever is due to toxicity in the rasa dhatu, the body's basic vital tissue. When the ama has been eliminated, the fever will subside.
Don't eat
There is an old saying " Feed a cold and starve a fever", and truly the first treatment recommended by Ayurveda for a fever is to observe a fast. For acute fever, a total fast is recommended if the person is strong enough. If the person is debilitated or weak, it is better to drink water, some kind of fruit juice, or one of the herbal teas suggested below such as holy basil or lemongrass. Don't drink milk, it will worsen the fever and create diarrhea.
Herbal Remedies
The simplest herbal remedy for fever is cilantro juice. Put a handful of cilantro leaves in a blender with about 1/3 cup water, and blend thoroughly. Strain out the pulp. Take 2 teaspoon of the remaining liquid 3 times a day to help lower the fever.
You can make an effective herbal tea for fever consisting of
  1. lemongrass
  2. tulsi
  3. fennel
in equal proportions. For each cup,use 1 teaspoon of the mixture and steep in boiling water for 10 minutes,strain and drink. This is an excellent diaphoretic , that is , makes you swear, which bring down the temperature.
Another excellent herbal remedy for reducing fever is a tea made of
  1. coriander 2 parts
  2. cinnamon 2 parts
  3. ginger 1 part
Steep 1 teaspoon of this mixture in a cup of hot water for 10 minutes before drinking. You can drink this every few hours until the fever breaks.
Another simple three ingredient tea made of household herbs is this one
  1. cumin seeds
  2. coriander seeds
  3. fennel seeds
Mix seeds in equal proportions. Use 1 teaspoon of your mixture in a cup of boiling water, steep for 10 minutes, strain, and drink.
Grape juice with herbs
Grapes are cooling.Into a cup of grape juice add 1/2 teaspoon cumin,1/2 teaspoon fennel, and 1/2 teaspoon sandalwood powder, and drink. This will help to relieve fever.


EarWax is one of the natural secretions of the body. It has the function of protecting the eardrum from dust, and it also keeps the ear canal lubricated.
Soften it with oil
Sometimes the wax is stubborn and doesn't come out easily. In that case, for a day or two before doing the irrigation, soften the wax in the ear canal by lubricating it with warm garlic oil. Take about 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, add 1/2 clove of freshly chopped garlic, and boil it until the garlic pieces turn brown. It will have a pleasant strain it into a jar or other container.
The,2 or 3 times a day, put a few drops of that oil-when it is warm, not hot-into the ear. That will lubricate the ear passage and soften the wax for easy 
ObesityObesity is a condition in which an individual is significantly overweight, and an excessive amount of body fat has accumulated under the chin and on the breasts, belly, buttocks, and thighs.Though it is not a serious disease in itself, it may shorten the span of life as well as create diminished efficiency and a predisposition to diabetes, hypertension, low libido, and arthritis.
From an Ayurvedic point of view the main causes of this condition are eating too much, sitting too much, and doing too little
Watch you Diet
In treating obesity, the first step is to control what you eat. Avoid habitually drinking cold drinks and eating fatty fried foods.Minimize dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, and ice cream. Be sure to include salad and beans in your meals. Drink hot water instead of ice-cold drinks.Obese people generally hate hot water, but they should drink it, either plain or in herbal teas such as ginger, mint,or cinnamon.
Get adequate exercise
Do some regular exercise. A daily walk of at  least half an hour is essential. Swimming is also good exercise.
Eat your biggest meal early in the day
According to Ayuveda, the best policy regarding meals, if you are overweight, is to skip breakfast entirely, then take your biggest meal at noon. Supper should be light. Don't snack between the two meals.
Drop alcohol and tobacco
 Quit drinking alcohol and smoking.
Drink hot water and honey
Whenever you become hungry, drink a cup of hot water with 1 teaspoon honey and 10 drops of lime juice added.This will be a good substitute for eating and will help to melt the fat.
Don't nap in the day time
Obese people frequently like to take nap, but this is not a helpful practice.
Sinus Problems
The sinuses are air-filled cavities located on either side of the nose.There are ten sinus cavities, five on each side, all connected to the nose.
Due to allergies, colds, or bacterial infections, the sinuses in both adults and children sometimes get clogged or infected.This is a condition of excess kapha that can be aggravated by many factors, including cold drinks, dairy products, and smoking.
Herbal antibiotics
To help prevent secondary infection, mix equal amounts of the following antibacterial herbs.
  1. goldenseal
  2. osha
  3. turmeric
  4. neem
Fill some 00-size capsule with the herbal mixture, and swallow 2 capsule twice a day.
Use  Medicated steam to clear up your sinuses
You will be amazed at how effective this simple methods is to help clear up painful, congested sinuses.
Hear up about a cupful of water and add 3 to 5 drops of eucalyptus oil. Turn off the flame, cover your head with a towel, lean over the pot and inhale the stream.
You can also use ginger in the same way. Take 1 inch of fresh ginger, chop it into pieces, and boil it in about a cup of water. Then cover your head and inhale the ginger stream. It will be effective for draining the sinuses.
For a sinus headache
Try mixing 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with enough water to make a paste and apply locally
Skin Ayuvedic care
The following suggestions will help you keep your skin healthy, glowing, and beautiful.
Oil massage
Daily oil massage over your whole body is very effective for keeping your skin healthy and beautiful.
Take turmeric
To have beautiful skin, take a capsule of turmeric daily.
Get enough iron in your diet
If your skin looks pale, it may be a sign of anemia. Drink some carrot juice, and eat cooked beets. This will give you natural iron and should improve skin color.
Use herbalized oils
For a Wonderful face lotion, apply some neem oil for brahmi oil to your face. These oils are acceptable for all constitutions.
Shikakai shamboo
For washing your hair use a shampoo that includes the herb shikakai.
Neem soap
Use a neem or sandalwood soap for bathing
Gentle towel massage
After bathing gently rub your towel over the skin of your face and body. This improves cutaneous circulation, removes dead skin, and helps your skin look young.
Fresh cherry mask
Apply a pulp of fresh cherries to your face at night as a mask before going to bed. Leave it on for  15 minutes. This will relieve dry skin and give you a beautiful complexions.
Sore Throat
A sore throat is caused by irritation and inflammation of the throat.This condition is generally quite easy to remedy using Ayurvedic methods.
Perhaps the simplest remedy, and one that is quite effective, is gargling. Ayurveda recommends using 1 cup of hot water with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon salt  mixed in. Gargle with this mixture morning and evening.
Turmeric Milk
Drinking 1 cup of hot milk boiled with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric is also helpful for sore throat.
Soothing herbal tea
Another remedy that works well is ginger-cinnamon-licorice tea in the following proportions
  1. ginger 2 parts
  2. cinnamon 2 parts
  3. licorice 3 parts
Steep 1 teaspoon of the herbal mixture in water for 5 to 10 minutes, and drink up to 3 times a day.
Foods to avoid
When you have a sore throat, it is important not to eat dairy products such as cheese, yogurt, and ice cream. Also avoid fermented foods.

Sleep Apnea
Apnea is a temporary suspension of breath. Sleep apnea is a brief interruption of breathing during sleep -  sometimes numerous interruptions in a single night - that is quite common in young children but also occurs in some adults. IT may happen in high altitudes. Sleep apnea is often accompanied by loud snoring and an abnormal breathing pattern.
Stress is a psychosomatic disorder that has many causes in our day-to-day life.
Stress in turn, may trigger allergies,asthma, herpes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. It may even lead to a heart condition.
Generally, vata individuals ae likely to develop vata-aggravated stress reactions, such as anxiety or fearfulness, even phobias or anxiety neurosis.
Pitta individuals increase in pitta during stressful situations and typically react to stress in the form of anger.They may also suffer from hypertension, peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, and other pitta disorders.
Kapha individuals under stress can develop  under active thyroid function, slow metabolism, and even increased blood sugar, leading to a prediabetic condition.  They tend to eat and eat and eat and become chubby.
Take a relaxation beak
To prevent the buildup of stress, the first line of defense is to stay calm and cool during potentially stressful circumstances. Take  long, deep breaths, and breathe out your stress. Relax. Have a massage, o give yourself an oil massage by rubbing a few ounces of warm oil on your body, from head t toe.
Vata individuals should use sessame oil, pitta individuals sun flower oil, and kapha individuals corn oil.
After massage, take a hot shower or a hot tub bath. Mental techniques such as positive imagery, prayer, singing and chanting and meditation, as well as regular yoga exercises are all effective to minimize and remedy stress
Analyze your stress
Separate the things in your life that you find stressful into two categories, things you can do something about, and things you can't. If you can do something about it, then do it....If there's nothing you can do, then surrender to it.Accept it. there is a peace.
Monitor your negative thinking
Stress if often the result of fear that is based largely on imagination. Look at your negative thinking and replace it with positive thinking.
Examine your role and your goal
Find the right match between your job and your personality. Job stress is a terrible burden on many people when work and personality are not appropriately matched.
A soothing bath
a ginger-baking soda bath is quite soothing. Add 1/3 cup ginger and 1/3 cup baking soda to a hot bath for greater relaxation and healing.
Oils for relaxation
Rub a little brahmi oil on the soles of your feet and on your scalp at bedtime.
Put one drop of pure castor oil into each of your eyes, and rub a little on the soles on your feet for a calming, soothing effect.
Stress-reducing tea
A tea made from equal proportions of the herbs chamomile, comfrey, and angelica will be relaxing. So will brahmi tea, which you can make up adding a cup of boiling water to 1/2 teaspoon brahmi.
Sit in the Lotus pose or the Easy pose facing east and meditate. Just observe the inflow and outflow of your breath, or do the so-Hum meditation
Let yourself cry
If you have a lot of grief and sadness, it will help to cry our your stressful feeling. Crying is an excellent release for emotions.
Laughter is good medicine
Laughter is another good way to relieve stress. Try it, even if it is forced at first. Just start laughing. Soon real laughter will come and with it the release of tension and stress.
Start your week with meditation
Many people experience extra stress on Monday. It's a fact that heart attacks are more common on Mondays.To help you reduce stress at this crucial time, keep in mind that Monday is the day of the moon and the moon represents the mind. So begin Monday morning of meditations before going to work.
stomach-ache is a very ambiguous symptom. Many causes are possible, acid stomach, acid indigestion, constipation, eating the wrong kind of food, even toxicity in the liver. All these, and other factors, can create abdominal aches and pains.
To treat a stomach-ache intelligently and effectively, first we have to rule out the serious causes, such as appendicitis, enteritidis, gastritis, and colic.But for a common tummy ache, Ayurveda offers numerous simple, natural and effective home remedies.
Herbal Remedies
  • Mix together 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder, a pinch of hing, and a pinch of rock salt. Chew well, wash down with warm water.
  • For stomach-ache associated with diarrhea, rub a little fresh ginger juice on your stomach, around the belly button.
  • Try the Ayuvedic herb shankavati. It ordinarily comes in tablets, just take 1 pill twice a day, morning and evening. It will take care of an aching stomach.
  • Another helpful herb is ajwan. Mix 1/2 teaspoon with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, chew the mixture, and drink it down with a little warm water.
  • If this does 't relieve your stomach-ache, mix together some roasted fennel, roasted cumin, and roasted coriander seed, and chew on about 1/2 teaspoon of the mixture.
  • To relieve indigestion take 1/4 cup of fresh onion juice with 1/2 teaspoon honey and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
Two herbal teas
  • Make some cumin-coriander-fennel tea. Mix the three herbs in equal proportions and use 1/2 teaspoon per cup of water. Drink 2 to 3 times a day to help soothe an aching stomach.
  • Another simple tea can be made of equal amounts of the common Western herbs angelica, chamomile, and comfrey. Mix them together, and steep about 1/2 teaspoon of the mix in hot water.
The master key to prevent stomachache
  • Most of the time stomach-ache is due to indigestion and low agni(fire).
  • One of the best herbs to strengthen digestive fire is ginger. Before each meal chop and gate a little fresh ginger, add a few drops of lime juice and a pinch of salt, and eat the mixture. Or just cut a thin slice of ginger put on a pinch of salt , and chew that.
  • Ginger tea will also increase the gastric fire and reduce the stomach ache. Boil a little fresh ginger or use powdered ginger make a tea and drink it 2 or 3 times a day.
  • Another simple bay to enliven your gastric fire is to use  the common spice bay leaf. steep 1/2 teaspoon of crushed or ground bay leaf in a cup of hot water for about 10 minutes to make a tea. Add a pinch of cardamom and drink after eating.
Additional remedies and recommendations.
Eat lightly
  • If your stomach hurts, avoid eating any heavy meals, beans, meat and heavier grains
Sunburn is an acute inflammatory condition of the skin cells due to overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
  • Apply aloe vera cream to the site of the burn.
  • Coconut oil is also effective for soothing sunburned skin.
  • Apply little fresh cream(from milk) directly on the sunburned skin.
  • Make a paste of sandalwood and turmeric by mixing equal amounts of these herbs with a little cool water. Apply gently to the sunburned area.
Tooth ache
For any toothache, use a cotton swab to apply a little tea tree oil or clove oil at the site of the pain.
Colds and Flu
Individuals often get colds and flu during the winter and spring seasons.
Ginger Remedies
The best remedy for colds is ginger.
combine the following herbs together
  1. ginger 1 pat
  2. cinnamon 1 part
  3. lemon grass 2 parts
  • Steep 1 teaspoon of this formula for about 10 minutes in 1 cup of hot water, strain it, and add honey for sweetness if you like. If you drink this delicious tea several times a day, it will help to take care of cold, congestion and flu.
Another excellent remedy is ginger cardamom- cinnamon tea.Here is the formula
  1. ginger 2 parts
  2. cinnamon 3 parts
  3. cardamom just a pinch
  • Steep 1 teaspoon in a cup of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. When the tea has cooled down somewhat, you can add about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of honey for taste.
  • Boil 1 teaspoon ginger, or a few eucalyptus leaves, in a pint of water. Turn off the stove, put a towel over your head, and inhale the stream. This will relieve congestion and help you feel much better.
  • Try 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed powder mixed with 1 teaspoon natural sugar, 2 or 3 times a day.
  • For a cold with cough and congestion, mix 1.2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey. Eat this mixture 2 or 3 times a day.
  • For flu, make a tea from 1 teaspoon tulsi in 1 cup water. Boil it just 1 minute and then drink.
Vitamin C
  • Taking some Vitamin C will be beneficial.
Hot water
  • Drinking hot water several times a day is an effective way to remove toxins from the system and hasten recovery from cold.
No dairy products
  • Strictly avoid dairy products such as yogurt, cottage cheese and milk and all cold drinks
Hair loss is subtle metabolic disorder.
Avoe vera
To reduce pitta and preserve the health of your hair, drink aloe vera juice or take some aloe vera gel 3 times a day for about 3 months.
Oil message
Another effective way to pacify pitta is to rub some coconut oil on your scalp and on the soles of your feet at bedtime.
Massaging the scalp with brahmi oil at bed time can help to prevent hair loss. In addition to the qualities of the oil, the massage itself will improve circulation at the root of the hair, thus brining more nutrients to support hair growth.
Massaging the hair with vitamin E oil may also be effective in preventing or slowing hair  loss
Food for your hair
Healthy hair depends upon a nourishing diet. Dairy products such as cheese, milk, and yogurt are beneficial for the hair.
Eat a hand full of white sesame seeds every morning. One handful of these small seeds contain about 1,200 mg of calcium and magnesium and is a good source of nourishment for your hair.
Back Ache is common in these days.
Herbal Remedies
BackAche can also be relieved by the use of the herb musta, which is a muscle painkiller. Take 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon 2 or 3 times a day with warm water.
An enema can help
Individual who suffer from backache often get  constipated, and it may be difficult to tell which is the effect and which is the cause.
Boil 1 tablespoon of dashamoola powder in a pint of water for about 5 minutes, cool it down, and add 1/2 cup sesame oil. When it is cool enough, use it as a enema, retaining the liquid for 5 to 10 minutes if you can. A dashamoola- sesame oil enema is soothing to vata and will help relieve both the constipation and the pain.
  • Sit quietly and meditate, or observe your breathing. This will help relax tense muscles.
  • Don't walk in high heeled shoes.
  • Don't try to do jogging,jumping, or other strenuous exercise, rather do some gentle yoga stretching .

Wheezing and Asthma

Bronchial asthma is characterized by sudden attacks of short, gasping breaths accompanied by wheezing.  If the attach is not stopped, the person may have increasing difficulty breathing.
The underlying cause of all asthmatic conditions is increased kapha dosha in the stomach. From there it moves into the lungs, trachea, and bronchi. The increased kapha blocks the natural flow of air, creating spasm in the bronchial tree and resulting in asthma and wheezing.
Asthma may be brought on by allergies,a cold congestion, cough, or high fever.

To relieve arthritis, it is important to keep the colon clean. To accomplish this, if you do not know positively whether it is vata, pitta, or kapha arthritis, taking triphala at night with some warm water will be effective for all types.
Anxiety, which often is associated with insomnia and feeling of fear,is due primarily to aggravation of vata dosha in the nervous system.
Calming tea
Make a tea of the following herbs
Tagar or valerian 1 part
musta 1 part
Steep 1/2 teaspoon of these herbs in 1 cup hot water for  5 to 10 minutes and drink.
This formula effectively pacifies vata and educes anxiety. ?You can drink this tea twice a day.
Relaxing Bath
A warm bath of ginger and baking soda will help you pacify anxiety. Use 1/3 cup ginger and 1/3 cup baking soda in a tubful of water. Soak for 10 to 15 minutes.
Almond milk
Almond milk helps to eliminate anxiety. Soak about 10 raw(no toasted) almonds overnight in water. Peel off the skins, and put the almonds in the blender. Add 1 cup warm milk. While blending, add a pinch of ginger and a small pinch of nutmeg and saffron.
Orange Juice
For anxiety accompanied by a fast heart rate, c cup of orange juice with 1 teaspoon of honey and a pinch of nutmeg powder can be effective.
Ayurveda classified anemia under three basic doshic conditions : vata type, pitta type and kapha type. It does not matter whether a person has iron deficiency or folic acid deficiency, what is important is how the anemia is expressing itself though a particular individual.
For all types of anemia
Eat Iron rich foods
Iron is a good blood builder, so foods rich in iron, such as beets, carrots, grapes, raisins and currants are used  in the Ayurvedic treatment of most anemias. Chlorophyll is also a good source of iron, and many times Ayurveda does suggest using chlorophyll, generally in the form of spinach, chard, and other fresh green vegetables.
Yogurt and turmeric
Eat a cup of plain yogurt with up to 1 teasppon turmeric on an empty stomach,morning and afternoon.Do not eat this after sunset. If kapha is unbalanced, eat this at noon only.
Copper water
Vata and kapha individuals may find copper water effective. Fill a genuine copper glass or cup with water and let it stand overnight, then drink it in the morning.
According to Ayurveda , allergies are a doshic reaction to a specific allergen, such as pollen, dust, chemicals on a rug, ragweed,or any strong chemical smell. These allergic reactions are classified as vata type, pitta type, and kapha type.
Secrets of Ayurvedic Self - healing -Acne
Use Triphala
For all three types of allergies, one can take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of triphala at night. Triphala acts are both a laxative and a purgative. It consists of three herbs : amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritake. Haritaki works on vata dosha, amalaki on pitta dosha, and bibhitaki on kapha dosha.
Watch your food combinations
It is important for individuals with allergies not to eat incompatible food combinations, such as mil and yogurt, meat and dairy, poultry and dairy, melon and grains, or fruits and grains.
Avoid the cause
For most allergies, one should try to avoid the immediate cause: the allergen.Also try to stay away from synthetic fibers such as polyester and rayon.
Use of neem oil
Another way to reduce or avoid the effect of environmental allergens is to apply neem oil to the exposed part of the body. The presence of the oil on the skin, as well as the disinfectant properties of neem will minimize contact with the allergen.
Acne is the result of high pitta moving under the skin and breaking  out in pimples.
The causes are numerous. They include emotional stress, premenstrual normal changes, and exposure to chemicals or too much sunlight. The problem might also be a bacterial infection.
Avoid spicy and fermented foods, salt, fried foods and citrus fruits. Favor blander foods such as rice, oatmeal, and applesauce.
A helpful tea, made from common household herbs, is cumin-coriander-fennel tea. After each meal, steep 1/3 teaspoon of each of these three seeds in hot water for 10 minutes, strain, and drink. Use this tea 3 times a day.
Drink blue water
Fill a clear glass bottle or jar with water, and cover it with some translucent blue paper(such as blue cellophane, available at art supply and some grocery stores). Put the bottle in the sun for about 2 hours. Drink 1 to 3 cups of water each day. This will have a cooling, soothing effect.
Drink Aloe vera juice
You might try drinking half a cup of pure aloe vera juice twice a day.
Keep you colon clean
Keeping your colon clean is important, in order to remove toxins from the body.
Apply Melon
Rub some melon on the skin at bed time and leave it on overnight.It also makes skin soft.
Yoga postures
Recommended yoga asanas for acne are the Lion Pose and the sequence of postures called the Moon Salutation.
Breathing exercise
Breathing through the left nostril only,for 5 to 10 minutes, will help to reduce pitta. (It  is called the Moon breath and is said to be cooling breathing through the right nostril is called the Sun breath and is heating).  Simply cover the right nostril with your thumb, and breathe normally through the left side. If the nostril is blocked, don't force it. try again later.
Relax you face
Rub your hands together vigorously to create a bit a warmth, and place both hands over your face for a couple of minutes. This will relax the facual muscles and increase the blood supply.
The root cause of acne is emotional stress. One effective way to relieve that stress is visualization. Close your eyes and visualize that the acne is clearing up and going away - as if you are communicating with the tissues in you skin that are bursting out in acne.

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