The 2nd limb of Patanjali Yogasutra is Nimaya i.e. Rules. You will observe at the end of this post that Yoga is not what we have believed it to be i.e. health and fitness activity. It is much beyond the limited health purpose. Sage Patanjali in his 2nd stanza of Patanjali Yoga Sutra in Samadhi Pada writes, Yogah Cittavriti Nirodhah Which means Yoga is the … Continue reading 5 Yoga Rules You Need To Know for A Successful Practice
“The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must come from nature, with an open mind.” Paracelsus (1491 – 1541) Being healthy is a challenge most of us struggle with. The life we live which is away from nature is the surest way of acquiring disease and dying with it. The reality is it is easier to stay healthy … Continue reading 5 Simple Habits to Stay Fit Without Medicines
Your health is in your Hand this is what Acupressure practitioner says. Your health is in your Mind this is what Psychiatrist believes. Your health is in your Stomach this is what Ayurveda starts with. No amount of Yoga and Gym will help you if your eating practices are not sensible. Your health is in your Kitchen this is what Naturopathy tells. “No disease that … Continue reading 7 Kitchen Medicines You Need to Use to Remain Healthy
“One in ten children and young people has some form of clinically diagnosable mental health disorder” “The majority of adult mental health problems begin in childhood” “50 percent of adult mental health problems (excluding dementia) start before the age of 15” “And 75% of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) start by the age of 18” The above alarming findings are from robust … Continue reading Mental Illness – A Hidden Minefield Waiting to Explode in Every Home
Life after Husband, Financial Literacy for Women & Agenda for Men Do you know you can do nothing after your death? “No one here gets out alive.” Jim Morrison Therefore, financial planning for your death must start when you are alive. It may sound unkind, but death is the ultimate future of every living being. If you plan better it is good for your spouse, … Continue reading Life after Husband, Financial Literacy for Women & Agenda for Men
“Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt.” Benjamin Franklin Are you living in debt? Here is a post which explores a possibility to live without debt. Debt has become a part of our life. For anything and everything in life, the loan is available. If not formal borrowing, your credit card will always keep you in debt. Having a loan means buying … Continue reading A Glimpse of a Debt Free Life You Want to Live
Some of the most common dos and don’ts for child appearing for exams include; Start your day early Read regularly Study persistently till exams Prepare study note Do not skip topics Revise as many times possible Do not panic Focus on core materials Don’t study more than 2 hours at a stretch Practice papers of previous exams Use visual cues for easy memorisation Sleep Well … Continue reading How to Nourish Your Child for Better Exam Performance?
“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.” Aristotle The entire country is shocked with Pulwama incident. Social media and Whats app are full of wraths against the perpetrators and respect for the killed soldiers. But the irony is we have left nationalism to our armed forces. They are dying for the country. This is the highest … Continue reading 42 Things You Can Do to Keep Country’s Josh High
Amritsar a city known for its history and geography. Yes, the Jallianwala massacre by the British Govt took place here. This is a border town and shares its border with Pakistan – the famous Wagha Border. The pious Golden Temple is the crown of the city which is also famous for its large markets and of-course mouth watering Punjabi food. This was our 4th visit … Continue reading Amritsar – Always Once More
“Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Mark Twain From Kumbha Mela, Prayagraj, we arrived at Varanasi in the early evening by Sarnath Express. It was a 4 hours journey. After settling in our guest house, we took a cycle rickshaw to the famous Dasaswamegh Ghat. The idea was … Continue reading Visit to the Ancient City of India – Varanasi (Kashi – Benaras)
One of the most read posts on this blog is 7 Health Benefits of Chauvihar. Since the day it was posted in Feb 2018, it has more than 1100 views. This statistic inspired me to write about the other principles of Jainism which could be of interest and benefit to the readers. Here I present 7 Principles of Jainism. I am sure the readers will … Continue reading 7 Jainism Concepts You Can Use for a Better Life
For many Indians, Kumbha Mela is for the Sadhus and Babas. The crowd is horrifying. This is a place where many people get lost. It’s a terrible experience. All of these are myths. The reality is – Kumbha Mela is a mesmerising experience. If you avoid 6 Shahi Snan days, the crowd is quite reasonable. This is a live demonstration of the diversity of India. One must visit Kumbha Mela if one wants to have an exotic India experience. … Continue reading India on a Platter – 3 Days at Kumbha Mela – Mesmerising Experience
Recently a retired senior citizen left home in the morning and didn’t return home till the late evening. He neither fight with his wife and children or met with an accident. His wife was worried. The search was on. Finally, in the late evening, he was found by a taxi driver. The driver could reach someone known to him. He was brought home at night. This kind of behaviour in … Continue reading Brain Games, Exercise & Alzheimer – What You need to Know?
During the last month, I attended two funerals. Two people known to me suddenly left the world. People were discussing about the suddenness of the death. But isn’t the death sudden in most of the cases? We all spend our lives as if we are born only to earn money and acquire things. We spend our life in fulfilling the desire for material things, satisfying … Continue reading Why a Thought of Death Should Awaken You to the Life?
One more new year and one more time for the new year resolutions. In reality, you don’t need more resolutions, what you need is a new way to live. “Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short, and with those gone from his thought, he lived a long fine life indeed.” Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull Here I … Continue reading How to Create Better Version of Yourself in the New Year 2019?
Usually, Yoga Asana and Pranayama go hand in hand. Most Yoga practitioners practice Asana and Pranayama in their Yoga sessions. However, both are two different limbs of Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Both operate at a different level and both offer different benefits. Asana: Is about physical postures. It is about the body. Doing physical postures help you to keep the body function and flexibility in order. … Continue reading Know How These 10 Pranayama Help You Remain Fit & Fine
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle Fitness is important but Wellness is the new Goal. People may be fit but may not be well. They are disturbed. They are disturbed with the self, they are disturbed with others. They are disturbed with the situations. They are disturbed with their job and boss. They are disturbed because others are successful and they are … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your Wellness
In the last 2 months, I have witnessed a couple of relatives falling prey to SAH. This SAH could be very dangerous. It can take the patient to COMA and subsequent death. A patient can become like a character in the popular movie Munnabhai MBBS called ‘The Subject’. Many of the readers might not have heard the name SAH. I too heard it on the … Continue reading Coma, Hemorrhage and High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know
Diwali is perhaps the most important of all Indian festivals. There are many stores which make Diwali a significant day. For most, Diwali is the celebration of King Rama’s return to Ayodhya after his victory over Ravana. Others trace the origin of the festival to the Mahabharata, where Diwali is marked by the return of the five Pandavas from their exile in the forest. Diwali … Continue reading Mahavira and Diwali Connection
Recently I read two quotes about Busy-Ness. “Busy is a drug that a lot of people addicted too.” Rob Bell. “Busy life is a wasted life.” Francis Crick I pondered over these profound thoughts. I thought if it is an addiction let me write about it. This addiction could be life-consuming. If we look around us people are competing to remain busy. Those who are not busy try to … Continue reading You are Wasting Your Precious Life if You are Busy
Do you know you are making your children diseased by your casual approach to parenting? Education about the good food habits is an important aspect of parenting. Some of the foods children like and eat are dangerous for their immediate as well as long-term health. They are not supposed to know about the side effects (We believe this should be a subject in the school like history and science for 10 … Continue reading 6 Foods Can Make Your Children Diseased Adult
First, watch this video and know why the World needs to hear him. This is about the Animal Food people eat. Its impact on our ecology, on our Karma and even how the animals feel. Every soul is responsible and accountable for its own acts. All living beings are subject to the law of Karma. (Those do not believe please explain the difference between rich … Continue reading If slaughterhouses had glass walls
Jain Agamas & scriptures have shown the Moksha Path with a distinct clarity. These scriptures have laid down the prerequisites for attaining Moksha. In the Jain terminology, this prerequisite is known as Ratnatraya. Which means the Three Gems. Ratna means Gem & Traya means Three. These are; Samyak Darshan Samyak Gyan Samyak Charitra The word Samyak means Right or True. Samyak Darshan means the Right … Continue reading Do you know the 1st Step on the Moksha Path?
We, Indians are in celebration mode since the Independence Day. All the major festivals are following one after the other. We had Onam, Raksha Bandhan, Parsi New Year, and Eid earlier last month, then Janmashtami this month followed by Paryushana and Ganesh festival thereafter. October and November bring Navratri and Diwali. The year will end with Christmas. In the new year January we will celebrate Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Republic Day and finally in March Holi. Today … Continue reading How Forgiving Can Uplift Your Spirit & Makes You Healthy
“Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good.” Bhagavad Gita No Indian festivals are complete with Bollywood songs. Whether its Raksha Bandhan, Independence Day, Ganesh Festivals, Eid, New Year, Diwali and of course the popular Krishna Janmashtami. Krishna Bhajan, Meera and Radha Songs and Govinda songs have enriched our movies … Continue reading 29 must listen to Bollywood songs on Krishna Janmashtami
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Indian Foreign Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj, both were suffering from the Kidney disease. Both have transplanted their Kidneys in the recent past. Ex Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh died of Kidney Diseases. Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor was suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and was on dialysis for several years. The 2016 budget announcement of a National Dialysis Programme … Continue reading Why Kidney health is very important and how to keep your Kidneys healthy?
On 13th August India will be celebrating Organ Donation Awareness Day. Awareness about this vital aspect of our life is important. India is the 2nd highest populated country in the world. But only 0.5 person per million donates Organs as per 2013 survey. In the USA 26 people per million donate the organ and in Croatia (which become famous during the last world cup), about 37 people per million … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the Organ Donation in India
“Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.” Kevin R. Stone First some basics. The human body is made up of cells. In the mother’s womb, sperm and eggs combine to make a single cell. Then in the womb cell multiplies. Soon there are hundreds … Continue reading Water – Your Gateway to a Healthy Body
Earlier this week I was at a three-day conference. Towards the end of the first day, someone suddenly fell from his seat. A volunteer shouted, “doctor, doctor, there is an emergency.” There was a lady doctor in the audience who rushed towards the person. At the CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training program which I undertook a few years ago at the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital and again … Continue reading My first experience with real-time CPR
The foods we eat maintain our body. Every part of the body gets nutrition from the food we eat. Every food we eat has 4 qualities i.e. rasa (taste), guna (attributes), virya (potency), and vipaka (post-digestive effect). (Source – The Science of Ayurveda) Our body is made up of Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala. Three Doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Our health is dependent on the equilibrium of these three Doshas. The food we eat either balance or imbalance these Doshas. Handpicked … Continue reading Why what we eat is very important to remain healthy?