"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 Sarnarh Express. It was a 4 hours journey. After settling in our guest house, we took a … 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 … 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 … Continue reading India on a Platter – 3 Days at Kumbha Mela – Mesmerising Experience
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 … Continue reading Why a Thought of Death Should Awaken You to the Life?
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 … 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. … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Your Wellness
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 … 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 … Continue reading You are Wasting Your Precious Life if You are Busy
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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading 29 must listen to Bollywood songs on Krishna Janmashtami
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 … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the Organ Donation in India
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 … Continue reading My first experience with real-time CPR
Symbolism must end at some point and in-depth understanding must begin. Everyone from the Prime Minister to citizens across the globe will celebrate the Yoga day on 21st June. They all will perform a few Asana in the public domain and the celebration will end, one more year. Just knowing about Asana and Pranayama for … Continue reading Things to do on Yoga day
We all do many things in the name of Yoga. Those of you who think they are doing Yoga do not know what the Yoga is. I have the audacity to make the statement in spite of not knowing what all you know about Yoga. There are some common misconceptions about Yoga; Yoga is assumed to … Continue reading You can do Yoga 24 X 7- Know from Dev Anand
The Sage Patanjali has described Yoga in 8 limbs i.e. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, (Outward Yoga) Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and, Samadhi (Inward Yoga). Yoga is the panacea for everything in life. Your goal could be; Living a good Life - Follow Yama and Niyama Physical Health - Do Asana Mental Health - Do Pranayama & … Continue reading The most ignored but the most important limb of Yoga
This month the world will celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st June. Yoga though originated in India have become popular the world over during last few decades. Yet there is limited knowledge about the Yoga and its impact on the physical, mental and spiritual well being. People have assumed it to be a health-promoting practice like … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Yoga
“Today's tears sweep the road to tomorrow's blessings.” Matshona Dhliwayo A severe backache is very painful. It almost immobilizes you. But like we are taught daily by hundreds of motivational message on Whatsapp, we have to see the positive side of everything. Therefore, I have found that a severe backache has its own advantages. This is … Continue reading 6 things (unusual) to do when you are down with a severe backache
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” Wayne Dyer We know the laws of maths, biology, chemistry, GST, and even Income tax. We keep track of changing laws and acts governing us as a human being, and as a citizen. Good, we are conscious and aware citizens. But the irony … Continue reading The ONLY sustainable way to deal with the Stress
This Facebook post of Holly Butcher, an Australian 27-year-old woman, is going viral. She died of Cancer last week. She wrote the letter just a few days before her death. The content of the letter very much resonates with one of the purposes of this blog i.e. Happiness. We are publishing the same for the … Continue reading You can’t ignore 27 year old dying woman’s advice. Read it NOW post
We all wish Happy New Year to everyone every year. This is just our autonomous system in action. We don't do anything to make it a happy year either for the self or for the others. Action must be taken, the course of the life must be altered and dream must be pursued. Then and … Continue reading The 2nd thing to do in 2018 for a Happy New Life
2017 was an eventful year. We started this blog to promote awareness about FITNESS | WELLNESS | HAPPINESS through exercise, Yoga, healthy diet, good books, and spirituality. During last 8 months, we published 111 posts. Readers’ response was overwhelming. We have about 4000 unique visitors and 7000 plus page views till date. Our blog plus … Continue reading 20 blog posts of 2017 you shouldn’t miss
Merry Christmas is a wishful thinking unless we make an attempt to make it a merry. “Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us - a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.” David Cameron Yes, this … Continue reading 6 ways to make your Christmas MERRY
Planning a tour for us is equally exciting as the tour itself. Our journey begins when we start to discuss about our tour. Planning itinerary to selecting homestay or hotels everything comes with an agenda for discussion. Convincing a grown-up daughter about the homestay is a challenge. Usually, we prefer homestays wherever possible. Our experience with … Continue reading Kerala – Our Own Country
“I looked at my driver, and thought he is enjoying my dream car, and he is much happier than I am. I knew at that moment I had to get out of this rat race. “Sanjay Narang, Once Mumbai’s hottest hotelier. (Brunch, dt. 19th Nov 2017). Today is the International Men’s Day. The rat race … Continue reading Rat race, Happiness and International Men’s Day
Delhi pollution is in the news. Other cities are not far behind. Air pollution is rampant not only in India but all over the world. School can remain closed for a week, office goers and daily wagers don’t have that luxury. They have to travel in heavy pollution at the cost of the health of … Continue reading How Yoga can protect your lungs from city air pollution?
Before doing Asana or any Yogic practices for the peace of mind the following quote must be digested fully. “Karmanye Vadhikaraste, Ma phaleshou kada chana, Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani” Bhagavad Gita, Chapter II, Verse 47 Which means, “You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to … Continue reading 5 Yogic Practices for Peace of Mind
Caution: This could be a life-changing read. “Often it is those who live quietly, modestly, and contentedly with a simple life who are the happiest.” Joshua Becker The biggest obstacle to our happiness is our wrong definition of happiness. If we define something wrong then we will struggle for it, but never will be able to … Continue reading How to be Happy? Always
“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” Bertrand Russell We are living in exciting times. The internet is the reason for this excitement. Many things which we wanted to learn can now be learned not only online but for free. There are online giants like Khan Academy, Future Learn, Udemy, … Continue reading 10 must attend Free online short healthcare courses
“You make a difference for every single person you come into contact with at work. Is that difference for the better or worse?” Alexander Kjerulf, author of the book Happy hour is 9 to 5. This blog is about fitness and happiness. Both go hand in hand, one without the other is not possible. Today I … Continue reading Are your Happy hours 9 to 5?