Madhubani Mural

Madhubani Mural

A madhubani mural at DAV Public School Pushpanjali Enclave (ND). So friendly, so simple. So much fun.

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Second Issue of Paramayu is Out!

We are happy to let you know that the second issue of our magazine Paramayu is out! This issue is Summer Special and contains a variety of useful information that will help you keep diseases at bay in this scorching summer heat.

Our cover story talks about the importance of Pitta in maintaining good health. The Pitta Cooling Home article is quite informative and will offer you practical suggestions to keep your home cool in the scorching summer heat. I am sure you would also love to read our special interview with Chie Mombu, our Japanese partner and the person who organized my first workshop in Japan.

In this issue, we have introduced special columns on Astro Ayurveda and Panchakarma, along with regular features such as Spirituality, Doctor Dadi, Recipe, Super Herbs, Yoga, News and Events, etc., that will help you stay close to the world of Ayurveda.

Paramayu is a great platform to stay connected with Dr. Chauhan and the extended Jiva family. For subscriptions, visit

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Polish Healthcare Practitioners learn Advanced Ayurveda at Jiva

A group of eight learners visited Jiva to undertake a course on ‘Advanced Ayurveda’. These learners are practicing healthcare professionals who aim to learn Ayurveda and incorporate this knowledge in their practice, so as to provide a holistic healing experience to their patients. Their visit was organized by – a well-known Ayurveda company in Poland and Jiva’s partners in the country.

Poland Group at Jiva

Participants of the Advanced Ayurveda Course pose with Dr. Partap Chauhan and Mrs. Chander Lata Chauhan (Principal, Jiva Public School) during their certification ceremony. These learners are practicing healthcare professionals from Poland.

In November 2011, the same group of students had taken a course on Ayurveda and Nutrition in Poland. The course was conducted by one of Jiva’s most experienced Ayurvedic doctors, who has been trained by Dr. Partap Chauhan.

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How to keep Winter Weight Gain in Check

If you are an Indian (especially up in the North), you are surely having all kinds of paranthas smeared with butter, as well as platefuls of samosas and pakoras to go with the evening tea. And why not! It is winters after all!

As the weather gets colder, it is common for most people to get addicted to comfort foods and neglect exercise. As a result, our eating habits go for a toss and we end up gaining unwanted weight. It has been observed that people who undergo systematized dieting and regular workouts in summers also usually end up putting on those extra kilos in winters.

In order to keep this winter weight gain in check, you ought to eat more of foods that are not only effective in keeping the body warm, but also help keep those calories under control. Here’s a basic daily routine you can follow to maintain overall health in this cold weather:

The Morning Cuppa

Many of us are accustomed to having a cup of hot tea or coffee to rouse us from the morning slumber. Instead of going for your regular tea, try some herbal tea that has the right ingredients – ginger, Tulsi, lemon – to keep your body warm throughout the day.

The Healthy Breakfast

We love to gorge on stuffed paranthas with a topping of butter or ghee. Try avoiding the greasy bites and replace them with healthier options such as idlis, poha, upma, oats, sprouts, etc.

Dry Fruits are a Must

Nibbling on a fist full of walnuts, almonds, raisins, etc. during late mornings will be good for your health; but remember not to overdo it.

Fruity Treats

Make it a point to have seasonal fruits such as apples, oranges, and Indian gooseberry (amla) regularly to build immunity against common cold and other infections.

The Evening Soup

Nothing can be as tempting as pakoras and chai in the evenings when you come back home after a tiring day at work. But then, if you do not resist these temptations, they might end up upsetting your digestive system. A yummy and healthy option is a bowl of soup – the choices could be tomato soup, carrot soup, mushroom soup, or mixed vegetable soup.

Sweet Nothings

Who wants to miss a bowl of dessert after dinner? And when it comes to winters, nothing beats homemade ‘gajar ka halwa’! Moong dal halwa, sooji halwa, and aate ka halwa, etc. sprinkled with dry fruits are other interesting and healthy options. It is also advisable to take a small piece of jaggery after dinner every day. Jaggery is rich in iron and aids digestion.

Don’t Forget your Daily Water Intake

During winters, our body becomes dehydrated because of the lack of moisture in the air around us. Most of us don’t realize this because we do not perspire in the cold weather. You should remember that a daily intake of 6-8 glasses of (preferably warm water that has been boiled with ginger) is as important in winters as in any other season.

Exercise is Sacred

Lastly, do away with that laziness and don’t forget to go for walks or do some basic stretching on a daily basis. The air in winters is fresh and provides good prana vayu (life-giving air) to keep you healthy.

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Get closer to Ayurveda with Paramayu

We are happy to let you know that we have launched our new Ayurvedic magazine – Paramayu. The inaugural issue is already out!

January Cover of Paramayu

The first look of Paramayu - Jiva's new magazine on Ayurveda

Paramayu is an international quality magazine that seeks to increase the awareness about Ayurveda and help people incorporate its principles in their daily lives to lead healthier, happier lives. The magazine will bring to you the benefits of Ayurveda with the help of articles, case studies, interviews, expert columns, recipes, home remedies, tips, yoga, meditation, herbs, and more. Not just that, it will also serve as a great platform for you to stay connected with Dr. Partap Chauhan and the entire Jiva family.

To know more, you can visit the Paramayu website.

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