June 21, 2018

What is Ojas ? The energy of life in Ayurveda

What is an Ojas and what does it represent?


Ojas is a fine, subtle, light energy that contributes to the body being healthy, vital, to bring happiness, well-being and pleasure to every person.

When a person is conscious, when person has consciousness about himself, the environment, the way of life, nutrition and behavior, when he is devoted to work on himself and creating love for himself, he is at a high level of ojas energy.


On the contrary, when a man is stressed, under the influence of negative emotions (anger, nervousness, jealousy, stiffness ), when he does not take care of his diet, his body and soul, then the ojas is very low and that affects the health of the immune system first and therefore the health of the whole organism.

The main residence of the Ojas is the heart.

How do you get an ojas?


Ojas is introduced into the body through a certain food that stimulates this energy in the body, and it is called sattvic food (these are all foods of plant origin, milk, ghee butter) because it activates the Satvva guna.

People who have well developed Ojas are cheerful, optimistic, have a healthy and great facial tone, red tongue, emotions are balanced, and they feel vivid and energetic.


Intense activities, lack of sleep and an unhurried lifestyle are factors that destroy the quality and quantity of the ojas in the body. It all decreases immunity and the appearance of illness is very expected.
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How to degrade the Ojas?


The ojas is destroyed through entering harmful food and irregular lifestyle. 

Negative emotions (fear, anger, stress, and sorrow), hunger or excessive posture, too much sexual activity, and the job, destroying them and should be avoided.

Intense activities, lack of sleep and an unhurried lifestyle are factors that destroy the quality and quantity of the ojas in the body. It all decreases immunity and the appearance of illness is very expected.

Non-sattvic food, such as meat, processed foods, oil-based foods, heated foods and foods that are not freshly prepared, are the main triggers to destroy ojas energy in the whole body. 

The opposite of Ojas is Ama, which is considered to be the toxic residue in the cells that promote disease. It was created by consuming unsaturated foods and advocating destructive habits or emotions.