indian lifestyle

Ayurveda treatments incorporate many herbs and spices that are used for healing as you see in the image above. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term,“ Ayur means life or healing and the root word Veda means wisdom or knowledge.

Ayurveda’s first text of internal medicine was compiled around 200 B.C. and the 1st century A.D. titled the Charaka Samhita. Based on the ancient history of India, Ayurveda can be considered the first healing system or medicine of the world.

Ayurveda has always been well integrated with spirituality and shares many common tools with Yoga. Both Yoga and Ayurveda are really one practice or way of living, which are derived from Vedic teachings. They later formulated as independent sciences. Yoga and Ayurveda are part of the greater bharata (Indian) culture and should never really be studied or practiced as separate systems. ”

*Excerpt from Yoga & Ayurveda program manual by Mas Vidal - Dancing Shiva

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anonymous asked:

hello! i loved your blog a lot! could you please suggest other blogs like yours? i would be very happy if they could be focused on asian and/or slavic languages! thank you and have a good day!

I am soooooooo sorry that this is so late!!!!! ;-; Thanks for being patient with me!! 

Here are some great blogs I found concerning Asian/Slavic languages:
(When I can only find very few (or no) blogs for a language, I’ll include some resources outside of Tumblr.)

Asian Languages:

General Stuff about Asian Languages and Cultures:
asianhistory 
uscealc 
chinajapankorea 
asian-costumes 
indian-culture-and-lifestyle 
spicefair 
fuckyeahsouthasia

官话 (Mandarin Chinese): 
zenmezhongwen 
luvlanguages 
mandarinstar 
mandarinpractice 
ucts 
chinesephrasebook 
chineseisawesome 
more links from allthelanguages 

廣州話 (Cantonese):
cantonese101
list of resources from languageek 
more links from thelanguagecommunity 

日本語 (Japanese):
lovelearnjapanese 
notasjapones (blog is in Spanish)
letslearnjapanese 
punipunijapan
sweetieslearnjapanese 
language-for-weeaboos 
Japanese resources from nihongogogo 
kanjimagazine 
similarjapanesewords 
learn-japanese 
japanese-sentences 
learn-japanese-easy 
bahasajepun 
kanjiaday 
randamunihongonokotoba 
nihononthego 

ウチナーグチ (Okinawan)
i-just-like-commenting’s posts on Okinawan 
Wikipedia’s article on Okinawan 

アィヌ・イタㇰ (Ainu):
thelanguagecommunity: ainu 
ainu talking dictionary (not a blog)
Omniglot: ainu (not a blog) 

한국어 (Korean):
cassarilla 
privetkorea 
korean-language-learning 
korean-verbs 
mykoreanstudy 
emilylearnskorean 
pliocene 
k-is4korean
resources from a-yoseoul 
More links from korean-language-learningryeouk, and sprinkleofhappydust 

Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese): 
studyvietnameselanguage 
englishvietnameselanguage 
vietnameseenglish 
vietnameselanguage 
links from thelanguagecommunity 
vietnamesetongues 
learn-viet 

Монгол хэл (Mongolian):
mongolianlanguage 
thelanguagecommunity: Mongolian
Omniglot: Mongolian 

ภาษาไทย (Thai):
thailanguagelearning 
picstories 
Thai links from thelanguagecommunity (follow them), and here’s some more  
learn2speakthai 
dutchthai (teaches Dutch and Thai) 
Youtube: Easy Thai 

ལྷ་སའི་སྐད་ (Standard Tibetan):
english-tibetan-dictionary 
tentop 
Omniglot: Tibetan 
Youtube: Snowland Bhumo 

ភាសាខ្មែរ (Khmer):
learnkhmeruk 
learning-khmer 
thelanguagecommunity’s links 
salakhmer 

ພາສາລາວ (Lao):
learnlao 
here are some Lao resources, but they aren’t blogs
laolanguage 
seasite 
omniglot 

lus Hmoob / lug Moob / lol Hmongb (Hmong):
Youtube: Hmong lessons 
Hmong Dictionary 
Omniglot: Hmong 

Khamu (Khmu):
Wikipedia 
Why are there no resources :c Got any links for me? Feel free to send some more in, and I’ll be happy to add them!

ဘာသာ မန် (Mon): 
(I couldn’t find any tumblr blogs, but here are some other resources!)
Wikipedia 
Princeton 

မြန်မာစာ (Burmese)
burmeselanguage 
bama-lo 
Omniglot: Burmese phrases
Youtube: Burmese lessons

Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian): 
indonesianlanguagelearning
indonesianlang 
englishindonesian 
yourindonesianenglish 
Guide to Indonesian Grammar (pdf) 
learnindo 

Bahasa Melayu/بهاس ملايو (Malay)
Thelanguagecommunity has a great list of Malay resources! 
Omniglot: Malay 
Youtube: MalayLanguageNSlangs 
Youtube: Easy Malay 

Wikang Tagalog (Tagalog):
pinoyakohearts 
tagalogdatabase 
learntagalog 
learntagalogtoday
tagalogftl 
learnfilipino 
deodeokjeon 
Youtube: Easy Filipino 

தமிழ் (Tamil):
ilearntamilonline 
avvai 
thelanguagecommunity’s Tamil resources (seriously, follow them!
Omniglot: Tamil 

हिन्दी (Hindi):
howtolearnhindi 
learning-hindi 
hindilanguagelearning 
englishhindi 
hindienglish 
Youtube: HindiPod101 

বাংলা (Bengali):
shikho 
Youtube: Enchantress* 
Youtube: dialect101’s Bengali/Bangla playlist 
Youtube: Bengali lesson 
Omniglot: Bengali 
thelanguagecommunity: Bengali 

ગુજરાતી (Gujarati): 
gujaratilearn 
gujarati-proverbs 
thelanguagecommunity: Gujarati 
Youtube: Akhil Yadav (also has some Hindi lessons) 

اُردُو (Urdu): 
urdulanguage 
TLC: Urdu 
Omniglot: Urdu 
mylanguages.org: Urdu 
UrduWord.com 
BBC: Urdu 

తెలుగు (Telugu): 
TLC: Telugu 
Youtube: Krishna Krish: Telugu lessons 
Omniglot: Telugu 
WikiTravel: Telugu Phrasebook 
Youtube: edtelugu 

ತುಳು ಭಾಷೆ (Tulu): 
Youtube: ash987654325 
Youtube: DevansLanguage 
Wikipedia: Tulu Language 
Omniglot: Tulu 

سنڌي / सिन्धी (Sindhi):
sindhiblogger 
sindhipoetry 
Youtube: learnsindhi 
Omniglot: Sindhi 

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ / پنجابی (Punjabi): 
learnpunjabi 
TLC: Punjabi 
Omniglot: Punjabi 
Youtube: Punjabi Lessons Playlist 

नेपाली भाषा (Nepali):  
nepalgo 
Youtube: Sharad Dhakal 
Omniglot: Nepali 

ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada):
learnkannada 
kannadasongsftw 
Youtube: Kannada Language Playlist 

қазақ тілі (Kazakh): 
TLC: Kazakh 
fuckyeahzazakhstan (more about the country than the language) 
Omniglot: Kazakh 


Slavic Languages:

General Stuff about Slavic Languages and Cultures:
romance-in-eastern-europe 
the-slavic-soul 
fyeaheasterneurope 
easterneuropeenthusiastsnake 
slavic 
slavicculture 
slovak-folk-costumes 
melodiabalkanika 

русский (Russian):
russiangrammar 
ruspeach 
learn-russian-language 
russianstudies 
kalyanovech 
englishtorussian 
l-earningrussian 
languages-learn 
therussianword 

українська (Ukranian): 
TLC: Ukrainian 
Youtube: LearnUkrainian 
Omniglot: Ukrainian 

беларуская (Belarusian): 
TLC: Belarusian 
belarussineokaja (more about Belarus than Belarussian) 
Omniglot: Belarusian 
Youtube: Belarusian Phrases 

Polski (Polish): 
learning-polish 
chaselearnspolski 
polandbymail 
sayit-inpolish 
fyeahpolishmusic 

Čeština (Czech): 
prvni-slova 
czechlanguagelearning 
Resources for Czech from czechlanguageassociation 
janaslav 
korektor-komiks (posts comics in Czech) 
czech-music 

Slovenčina (Slovak): 
slovaklanguage 
Youtube: Radio Slovakia International 
Omniglot: Slovak 

Hrvatski (Croatian): 
croatianenglishlanguage 
croatianlanguage 
croatianmusic 
allthingscroatia (more about the country than the language) 
Youtube: Learning Croatian 

српски/srpski (Serbian):
learnserbian 
englishserbianlang 
freeenglishserbian 
serbianlanguagejournal 
languagelearningserbia 
loveserbia (more about the country than the language)

босански / Bosanski (Bosnian):
freeenglishbosnian 
englishbosnianlanguage 
bosnianenglishlanguage 

Македонски (Macedonian): 
learnmacedonian 
TLC: Macedonian 
Omniglot: Macedonian 
Youtube: freelanguageschool’s Macedonian Lessons 
Wikipedia: Macedonian Language 

български (Bulgarian): 
freeenglishbulgarian 
englishbulgarian 
only-bulgarian-things (posts different bits of Bulgarian goodness) 
Omniglot: Bulgarian 
Youtube: BulgarianPod101 
Youtube: BGtutoring 

Other general Language Blogs: 
linguisticsyall 
thelanguagecommunity 
afuturepolyglot 
polyglotinprogress 
struggles-of-a-polyglot 
lindsaydoeslanguages 
aspiringpolyglot 
polyglotproblems 
alexdoeslanguages 
jaimetalangue 
languageloser 
languagesarerad 
foreignfawn 
speutschlish 
linguisticnerd 
hollywoodpolyglot 
apamexico (para mis amigos de habla espanol (forgive me for my poor Spanish heheh))
lingvistikk 
shaaespolyglotadventures 
languagestudyblr 
polyglotweekly 
polyglotted 
linguajunkie 
~follow them all~

And sooooo sorry for all the languages I couldn’t find any blogs for!  I hope this answer works :)

謝謝! ありがとうございます! 감사합니다! Matur nuwun! ຂໍຂອບໃຈທ່ານ! Terima kasih! សូមអរគុណ! धन्यवाद! நன்றி! ధన్యవాదాలు! ขอขอบคุณ! Спасибо! Dziękujemy! Hvala vam! Благодаря ви! Thank you for the ask!

Indian Arrival Day in Jamaica, May 10th

May 10th is celebrated in Jamaica as Indian Arrival Day. 

The first 261 Indians arrived In 1845, transported by British colonists and lading at Old Harbour, on the south coast of Jamaica. They were the first to begin their working contracts on the island. Today, 2015, 170 years later, we still celebrate their arrival.   

This day of May 10th not only reminds of the rich cultural and ethnic heritage of Jamaica’s people (“Out Of Many, One People”), but speaks also to the similarities between the experiences of Africans in the transatlantic slavery and the Indian laborers forced into servitude

Indians arrived to the island in many waves. These indentured workers were placed on the island’s lucrative sugar and banana plantations, tending the crops for land owners. The system of indentured workers in Jamaica ended in 1917. Some of them returned to their homeland in India, some moved in the Caribbean basin (such as Guyana) and some stayed in Jamaica. 

While they originally lived in forced isolation on the plantations, allowing them to preserve aspects of their native culture and cultivate it among them, they eventually had a large impact on the Afro-Jamaican community.   

Indian Arrival Day features a lively, vibrant celebration every year, affirming the continued importance of Indian heritage in Jamaican society. We find it in various aspects, including cuisine, language, agriculture and medicine, to name just a few. 

DREADLOCKS STORY explores the influence of Indian Sadhus lifestyle on the Jamaican Rastas lifestyle. Professor Ajai and Laxim Mansingh, pioneer researchers on Indian presence in Jamaica, have been interviewed by Linda  for DREADLOCKS STORY, giving an expert account of the influence of Indian people on Jamaican culture.