Importance of sleep

“nidraayaattam sukham duhkham
pushtih kaarsya balaabalam
vrishataa kleebataa jnjaanam
ajnjaanam jeevitam na ca”

This roughly translates as happiness (and sorrow), corpulence (and trimness), strength (and weakness), potency (and impotency), intelligence (or its’ absence) and even itself depends on sleep

All India Institute of Ayurveda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated country’s first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda as part of celebration of the Ayurveda Divas October 17, 2017. Ayurveda Divas is celebrated on Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). Dhanteras, also known as Dhanvantari Trayodashi, is the first day that marks the festival of Deepavali in India. The first Ayurveda Divas was celebrated last year.

This is envisaged to be an apex institute functioning along the lines of AIIMS. It is expected to combine the traditional wisdom of Ayurveda with modern diagnostic tools and technology.

Besides Out Patient, it has In Patient department with a provision for 200 beds. It has Neurological & Degenerative Disease Care Unit, Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Care Unit, Diabetes & Metabolic/Allergic Disorders Care Unit, Yoga, Panchakarma Clinic, Kriya Kalpa, Diabetic Retinopathy Clinic, Kshara Evum Anushastra Karma and Infertility Clinic.

Importance of moderation

“mitam bhuktva satam japtva
gatva satapadai sanai
vamabhaage sayaanasya
bhishak bhi kim prayojanam”

It translates roughly to mean that a person who eats moderately, chant 100 times (spend some time for meditation to be at peace with oneself), walk slowly about 100 steps (does physical activities moderately and consistently), and sleeps on left side will not need a doctor’s services