Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ojas: The Glow of Health

Oja: The Glow of Health
Oja is the cumulative essence remaining after the cycle of dhatu nutrition is complete. Our physical, mental, and spiritual strength is totally dependent on oja. Our personal aura, the strength and glow we are meant to exude, is produced from an abundance of oja. This is our best safeguard against mental and physical disease. As oja thrives, so does the body’s natural immunity. Mental clarity and cognitive memories  flourish. If, on the other hand, the body has insufficient rasa, the tissues become dry and contaminated, resulting in the depletion of oja. Decreased oja also fosters an increase in the ama, or wastes, produced by the body thus hampering the physical and mental capacity of an individual.  


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