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Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Gateway and the Container

Ojas is a Sanskrit word which literally means "vigor".Ojas also means light. According to Ayurvedic Medicine, it is the essential energy of the body which can be equated with the "fluid of life". It is related to WATER and EARTH elements or the nectar that moisturizes these elements.

Ojas is both the gateway and the container. It is the gateway between pure consciousness and the physical, between spiritual and material. It connects the body with the spirit. In it's subtlest form, it contains vital life force or energy, Prana- Qi in Chinese Medicine.


Ojas maintains contentment, luster, strength, and health. It is the main factor responsible for immunity.

Foods to raise and support Ojas include: spirulina, coconut oil, bee pollen

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