Considering Yoga only as a fitness activity is like valuing a diamond as a piece of glass. Definition of Yoga: Yoga Chitta Nirodha Stoppage of flickering of the mind. Yoga is to achieve equanimity in pain & pleasure, happiness & sorrow. “ġham aur ḳhushī meñ farq na mahsūs ho jahāñ,maiñ dil ko us maqām pe laatā chalā gayā.”(Film: Hum Dono, Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi) This is … Continue reading What Yoga Is?
If you are a Foody and don’t know the food and diet rules, you are going to suffer. If you are a Workaholic and don’t know how to relax, you are going to suffer. If you are an entrepreneur and don’t know how to communicate persuasively, you are going to suffer. If you are an Employee and don’t know how to remain resilient (this includes … Continue reading How to Make Life Livable with Ease and Happiness?
Mental health has become another pandemic triggered by Covid-19 pandemic. Many of us are caught unaware. No one alive has seen so many deaths so rapidly, cry for help all over social media, fear of being infected by a deadly virus, what if we / family members get infected and do not get help or bed? All these questions and issues are looming large, These … Continue reading Mental Health, Pandemic, and A Book
Only 3% of women meet the minimum healthy levels of physical activity, which brings a clutch of health benefits such as reductions in the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast and colon cancer, obesity, depression, risk of falls, and improvements in bone and functional health. (1) In light of the above coupled with the vacuum housewives face once their children grow up … Continue reading How to Solve Four Problems at a Time? How I did & You Too Can do?
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” John Green We all know what to do to deal with China and Pakistan, totally oblivion of what to do to deal with Coronavirus and for that matter how to prevent and fight any diseases. Strong military, latest weapons, determined, and decisive leadership are enough to deal with both the neighbouring countries. Similarly, we … Continue reading How to Deal With Your Fitness Enemies in Corona Time?
“Things do not change; we change.” Henry David Thoreau. A Sigh and a sigh of relief. Lockdown, quarantine, isolation, co-morbidity, are the words to be awarded the words of the year 2020. We realize the dreadedness of the Corona Virus infection when someone close to us is infected and we know from them what they go through. June has been a shocking month. One of … Continue reading What You Need to Know – 1st hand COVID 19 Case Study
The following excerpts from Ashtavakra Gita by Swami Chinmayananda is the trigger for this post. “It is indeed perfectly natural that we eat food, but should never allow the food to eat us.” These lines in the book have a spiritual connotation but the literal meaning of the lines is also true. Yes, the food you eat eats your body. This is true when you do not exercise Vivek (acumen) in what you eat. Here … Continue reading Do You Know The Food You Eat Is Eating Your Body?
‘The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.” Paracelsus Our body is made up of 5 elements. These are space, air, water, earth, and fire. Minerals in the body come with the Earth element. Minerals are inorganic substances required by the body in small amounts for a variety of functions. These … Continue reading The Impact of Mineral Deficiency You Need to Know for Healthy Living
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy Lack of knowledge is not the right answer. Lack of immediate benefits might be. There is enough awareness about the importance of exercise and eating the right diet. Blogs, TV shows, web shows, newspapers all are full of fitness-related stuff. Now the Govt of India has also woken up and initiated Fit India Movement. … Continue reading You Know It, Yet You Suffer, Not Doing What You Know Is The Problem
Do you know the precious wealth you possess? Many people are ignorant about the priceless wealth they possess. If you are also one of them, read on to know more. Do you determine your wealth only by monetary measurement? If your answer is yes, you need to quickly redefine your definition of wealth. Wealth has many dimensions. Henry David Thoreau, an American Poet, and Philosopher have stated, ”Wealth is … Continue reading Do You Know You are Wealthy Without Your Knowledge?
Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes high blood pressure, arthritis, obesity, asthma are some of the draconian diseases many Indians are suffering from. Two things can easily save us from these diseases and resultant miserable life as we age. But we just don’t care. Don’t care about our body, suffer brutally, age as a pitiable person, & yet regular exercise and good nutritious diet both … Continue reading If You Don’t Exercise Today, You Are Staring At A Painful Future
Vitamin D Deficiency is an epidemic in India. This is all the more a problem for Vegetarians people. Our body makes Vitamin D from cholesterol when our skin is exposed to sunlight. The worrying sign is Vitamin D deficiency is becoming an epidemic. In India, the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency ranged from 40% to 99%, with most of the studies reporting a prevalence of 80%–90%. (1) The important … Continue reading Medicine Free Aging is Possible, Your Focus Needs to Change
We take our car to the garage for servicing every year. We clean our home at least once every year. We are conscious of the preventive maintenance of our car and particular about keeping the house clean. The irony of life is we ignore our body and never thought to take our body to a garage for annual upkeep and maintenance. We do it only … Continue reading When Was the Last You Took Your Body to The Garage?
Nutrition is key to the health of the human being. Nutrition deficiency is not only bad for our health but it is also bad for the next generation. The kind of food we eat these days is seriously affecting the health of the next generation. The food choice would be parents make is extremely important for the health of the newborn baby. Your irresponsible choices … Continue reading Genetic Lottery – The Best Gift Parents Can Give Their Baby
Today I am happy to share a story by my niece Dr. Devanshi Shah. On our request, she wrote especially for the readers of this Blog. It is a heart-warming experience sharing by her but it also raises many questions about the society and our dealing with the elders. It also should awaken your mind to set the right priority for your life. Because at … Continue reading Want to Live Longer? A Post About the Old Age You Need to Read
The Captioned Photo is from the movie Paa in which Amitabh Bachchan was suffering from a disease called Progeria. The word progeria comes from the Greek words “pro”, meaning “before” or “premature”, and “gēras” , meaning “old age”. This is a genetic disorder. We are not talking about genetic disorder in this post. We are discussing people aging faster even without the genetic disorder. Chronologically … Continue reading 9 Reasons You Are Aging Faster & How to Slowdown
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced Fit India Movement. This is absolutely necessary and much-delayed movement. You Need to Know Why Practicing Jainism Can Propels Health & Peace? Health and Fitness are not only about going to the Gym or doing exercise or having the right diet. Everything will go haywire if your mental and emotional balance is lost. Our health and fitness are more … Continue reading Do You Know Practicing Jainism Can Boost Health & Peace?
Fasting is in vogue these days. Hindus and Jains do fast in the month of Shravana (10th month of the Hindu calendar) and Paryushana respectively. However, the purpose and styles are different. While Jain fasts are with or without water and Hindu fasts are with a restricted and specific diet. Jain religion strongly emphasizes fasting to purify our souls, improve morality, spiritual power, and increase … Continue reading 11 Wonderful Benefits of Fasting You Need to Know
“Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living We are very busy and workaholic people. We are known for our work commitments. We don’t mind suffering from blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, acidity/gastritis (both brings multiple disorders, including Ulcers), and even cancer but work and commitment first. We skip meals, we eat at … Continue reading 14 Ayurvedic Eating Practices You Need to know for Healthy Living
More than 150 mn Indians suffer from knee problems and 40 mn would require knee replacement surgery. “Knee arthritis is expected to emerge as the fourth common cause of physical disability in Indian in the next decade. It will be difficult for the country to tackle this huge healthcare burden due to the healthcare infrastructure and orthopedic specialists.” Dr. Vikram Shah, Shalby Hospital. “The mistakes of … Continue reading How to Age Proof Your Knees Naturally & Feel Happy
On the eve of 5th International Yoga Day, I am writing about How I practiced completing 108 Surya Namaskar. On 16th June I along with another 847 participants completed 108 Surya Namaskar. It was an exciting experience. It is heartening to note that out of the total 848 participants 95% were women. This shows women are now taking fitness seriously. If you are a woman … Continue reading How I did & You Too Can Do 108 Surya Namaskar?
“As you begin to heal the inner you, you alter your immune system.” Wayne Dyer One of the principles of Naturopathy is to harness the healing power of nature. Naturopathy believes nature has the innate power to heal. Naturopathy and Ayurveda treat the root cause of the disease. That takes time. We are time-starved. We go to Allopathy to heal our diseases as it acts faster. … Continue reading Self-Healing Power of the Body and How to Boost it
“Preparedness is the calm before, during and after the storm.” Anonymous Preparedness to deal with the cyclone Fani saved many lives in Orrisa. The Government machinery acted with alacrity. They evacuated around a million people. UN agency took note of India’s Met department’s sharp accuracy of early warning. They appreciated India’s Zero Casualty approach. Disaster Management or Emergency Management in India is off late picking … Continue reading What You Need to Know to Manage Medical Emergency?
“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas A. Edison Summer heat is at its peak. We all are suffering from our actions which are making the Globe hotter year after year. The immediate relief from the heat we look for is from … Continue reading Do You Want to Invite Chronic Diseases? Drink Cold Water
“Dear Mango tree, you know that how people are crazy about you, you tempt everyone by your tasty mangoes, you have the power of love. You know what.. No one can hate you. You are the king of summer. You give us sweet mangoes. We enjoy tasty pickles. Our holidays become more special by you. Love you mangoes.” By, Preethi Gupta on Yourquote.in Fruits are … Continue reading Is Mango Good for Diabetics? The Answer is Sweet
“I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can go back to a normal life.” Norman Schwarzkopf Prostate Health-Related Facts: Indian Journal Of Urology reports; Prostate cancer is primarily a disease of the elderly with more than three-quarters of the cases occurring in men above 65 years of age. This disease has … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Prostate Health
“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
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?