In this week’s article of our Rediscovering Ayurveda series, we interviewed Dimple Jangda.
Meet Dimple Jangda
Dimple Jangda is the founder of Prana Healthcare Centre and an ardent Ayurveda practitioner. She discovered Ayurveda when she was 33-years-old. At Prana, her approach towards promoting Ayurveda is through modern research-based science with a focus on bridging the varying degrees of gaps that inhabit our lifestyles and communications.
For Dimple Jangda, discovering Ayurveda was nothing short of a miraculous accident – something she just couldn’t be more grateful for. With rich experience in a diverse set of fields, she eventually gravitated towards Ayurveda and went on to establish Prana Healthcare Centre. “I was formerly an investment banker in New York City, a television producer for CNBC, a news reporter, a copywriter in advertising. Finally, I wanted a meaningful business that would allow me to create value for the present and the coming generations without causing harm to the planet and with minimum carbon footprint,” says Dimple.
But the challenge was to make this business sustainable and to make Ayurveda available to people without biases, prejudices, barriers, and gaps. Within 2 years of establishing as a one-of-its-kind Ayurvedic Clinic, Prana’s team of doctors and therapists have treated over 1900 patients from 45 countries and coached students in Ayurveda from 37 countries. “We haven’t looked back since we began and have been honored and flattered to have business people like Keki Mistry, Asgar Patel, and celebrities like Juhi Chawla, Dev Patel, Anjali Tendulkar, and several others receive the wisdom of Ayurveda from our team!” Dimple adds.
“Every time I encounter a road block or a difficult moment while promoting Ayurveda, I remind myself that the purpose of my hard work is to preserve this ancient science for the future generation. So, the results may not be immediate, but the gratification and satisfaction I receive is immense and immeasurable!”
We ask Dimple what a typical day in her life looks like and she goes on, “I try to wake up early but quite often end up snoozing the alarm, especially during the lockdown.” Dimple tries to follow a balanced approach throughout the day and some days, she begins her day with Ayurvedic rituals like Gandusha (oil pulling) tongue scrapping, drinking warm water, and some herbal teas, followed by a big bowl of fruits. On other days, she indulges in Abhyanga (body massage) with cold-pressed coconut oil and some almond oil to balance her doshas and expel toxins from her body.
Dimple is also extremely mindful of her eating habits. Her biggest meal happens during the afternoon and she avoids eating any heavy foods after sunset. “You become what you eat and you become what you think – this is the first rule of preventive healthcare life science,” she says. She is conscious of what she puts on her plate, what her mind consumes, the books she reads, the music she listens to, or simply, the thoughts she has. Dimple is a true believer in the fact that the body is a magical combination of physical strength, mental capabilities, and emotional depth.
“It is important for the body, mind, and emotion to be aligned for good health. The first rule of Ayurveda and Yoga is to eliminate toxins in the body, mind, and emotion level and fill it with nourishing energy through food, thoughts, actions and deed!”
Ayurveda: mother of all healing systems
By now, we are all familiar with the fact that both Yoga and Ayurveda are considered to be sister verticals of good health. In fact, yogis consider Ayurveda to be the mother of all healing systems. All yogis ideally approach an Ayurvedic practitioner to enhance their health and boost their immunity and metabolism. Dimple says, “Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old preventive and curative healthcare science that is rooted in nature and the only system that treats diseases and ailments at the root cause level as against a symptomatic treatment.” Moreover, allopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy, and all the healing systems borrow their principles from Ayurveda and find their origin in this ancient science.
Dimple strongly believes that in this era of immunity, nothing else can preserve humanity better than Yoga and Ayurveda. So, instead of investing in insurance and pay for a hospital bed 20 years from now and mentally preparing yourself to get sick, we must instead start investing in our health on the daily to prevent ailments altogether. The COVID situation has arrived as a Karmic teacher, says Dimple, allowing us an opportunity to correct all our past mistakes and undo the damages done in the last 60-70 years of antibiotic and symptomatic treatment. Just like how nature has hit a pause to reboot the planet, and the five elements back to its state of purity, we must also come to a halt and reset our body back to its natural state.
“For all those who are enthusiastic about healthy and natural living, I must first congratulate you for aligning yourself back to the basics of humanity itself – self-care and self-preservation. Once you understand the science of life, you can now prepare your body for meditation to attain salvation and achieve your purpose. And remember, any knowledge that helps you must be shared with your loved ones so they can be influenced by your story and follow the right path!”
Dimple Jangda’s parting message to the readers says: be strong but also kind and empathetic. Stay positive and exercise gratitude! Remember, our presence is barely 80-90 years on the planet. While it has existed for billions of years, we must not abuse nature – both within and outside the body. Because this body is not just a gift but a duty for us to take care of so we can navigate through this world and enjoy the pleasures it has to offer.
From Amrutam’s list of holistic products, Dimple would love to try Kuntal Care Hair oil because it seems to be loaded with the goodness of nature and herbs! And she is a big fan of any hair product that helps her grow her hair.
We are grateful to have Dimple as part of our #AmrutamFamily.