Are your Happy hours 9 to 5?

“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 am introducing Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) Alexander Kjerulf. Happy hour … Continue reading Are your Happy hours 9 to 5?

8 plus benefits of 6 x 5 work life

“I don’t have time for exercise, my job takes all the time,” One lady may be in her late 50s admitted this to an attendant at the Diabetes clinic. There are millions busy like her. Earning money has occupied so much space in our life that we do not have space for our health or anything else. We are living our lives as if earning … Continue reading 8 plus benefits of 6 x 5 work life

11 immense benefits of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

There is nothing religious about Surya Namaskar. This is a form of exercise dedicated to the sun. This consists of 10 body postures, disciplined breathing, and rhythmic movements with an alert mind.  This is also practiced as warm up before practicing Asana Before Practice: Wear loose clothes, do some warm-up exercise of the body, select open and spacious place. Contra-indication: A person suffering from acute … Continue reading 11 immense benefits of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

14 super benefits of superfood Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

“To eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art.” La Rochefoucauld. As per the Ayurveda Text, Nighantu, Cumin seeds are known for its quick action in the body. It has the power to ignite our digestive fire. Apart from its role in the culinary, Cumin seeds are immensely useful in maintaining better health. Charak Samhita has described cumin seeds beneficial for digestion. … Continue reading 14 super benefits of superfood Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

The Person, Many Books, & Lots of Inspiration

India is celebrating one of the biggest festivals Dussera also known as Vijayadashmi. The festival is known for the victory of good over the evils. This is also known as a Lord Rama’s victory over Demon Ravana.  There are several beliefs, but all across India, this is perhaps the 2nd most celebrated festival after Diwali. The apt book to introduce today is The story of … Continue reading The Person, Many Books, & Lots of Inspiration

18 fantastic health benefits of Aerobics

“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” Plato Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional), although it can … Continue reading 18 fantastic health benefits of Aerobics

Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

This is a health and happiness blog. Our readers might not need an introduction to Rujuta Diwekar or her books. Yet, for the benefit of those who might not know her, here is a bouquet of books from her. Rujuta Diwekar perhaps is the leading Dietician in India. Winner of the ‘Nutrition Award’ from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology,  Rujuta is amongst the most qualified and … Continue reading Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You

Top 8 Naturopathy Destinations in India

“Every acute disease is a result of the cleansing and healing effect of nature. If you suppress the acute conditions by drugs or by any other means, you are simply laying the foundation for chronic diseases.” Dr. Lindlahr Naturopathy is the Pathy people are now moving towards to find a solution to their chronic health-related issues. Naturopathy is not a medicine or treatment, it’s a … Continue reading Top 8 Naturopathy Destinations in India

10 benefits of a magic spice – Cinnamon

“Cinnamon bites and kisses simultaneously.” Vanna Bonta We are using Cinnamon or Taj as commonly known as one of the spices and taste makers. The reality is Cinnamon is a magic spice in our Kitchen and used as medicines for thousands of years. Ayurveda texts Nighantu describes Cinnamon as a spice which controls Vata and Pitta. Its nature is hot, so it also controls Kapha. … Continue reading 10 benefits of a magic spice – Cinnamon

One quick Yogic remedy for Constipation

“I wish that being famous helped prevent me from being constipated.” Marvin Gaye Constipation is everyone’s problem. It may strike anyone, if not today, maybe tomorrow. Our faulty food habits and irregular lifestyle are an open invitation to constipation. Yogic kriyas are a very important aspect of Yoga. It helps in expelling accumulated toxins from the system. Continues cleaning and maintenance are necessary for all the … Continue reading One quick Yogic remedy for Constipation

14 eating practices as per Ayurveda

“Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living “To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha We are very busy and workaholic people. We are known for our work commitments. We don’t mind suffering from blood … Continue reading 14 eating practices as per Ayurveda

Are you a non-vegetarian without your knowledge?

“Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.” ― Milan Kundera For many of us, the answer to the title question is YES. We don’t know which food and cosmetic products contain animal products. For many of the Vegetarians, the approach is either; we don’t care as long as we are not eating direct Non-Veg food. … Continue reading Are you a non-vegetarian without your knowledge?

“Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep dive” in Jainism

“I read this book as a part of my studies in Eastern philosophy, in particular, Indian philosophy, and the only term I can come up with is “mind-blowing“. I considered myself an agnostic until I read this book… This book contains within the basis of the Jain religion, as well as many philosophical points which students of Eastern (and in particular Indian) philosophy and religion … Continue reading “Mind-blowing” Book, “Deep dive” in Jainism

11 wonderful benefits of Fasting

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 restricted and specific diet.  Jain religion strongly emphasizes on fasting to purify our souls, improve morality, spiritual power, and increase … Continue reading 11 wonderful benefits of Fasting

How seven points Anekantavada brings Happiness?

Sushma Swaraj, Indian Minister of External Affairs recently said that Jainism’s principles of Anekantavada,  Aparigraha (non-hoarding) and Ahimsa (non-violence) offer a solution to the present-day problems the world is facing. She was referring to extremism, climate change, and inequality. When the Jains are celebrating their biggest festival of Paryushana,  today I am writing about one of the most important and fundamental principles of Jainism – … Continue reading How seven points Anekantavada brings Happiness?

Agas Ashram

The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram

Laghuraj Swami, a Jain monk and foremost devotee of Gandhiji’s Spiritual Guru and enlightened soul Shrimad Rajchandra (1867 – 1901, a disciple of Lord Mahavira) had set up Agas Ashram in 1920.  This was the first Ashram later named after Shrimad Rajchandra. Presently there are many such ashrams in India named after Shrimad Rajchandra. This ashram is spread over many acres. There is a Jain … Continue reading The First Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram

27 questions Gandhiji’s asked to his Spiritual Guru

Jains all over the world are celebrating Paryushana during this week (19 Aug to 26 Aug). This is the king of all festivals for Jains. Paryushana means “abiding and coming together”. It is a time when the Jains take on vows of study and do penance to extinguish Karmas. Paryushana concludes with seeking forgiveness for the transgressions of the previous year. The last day of the Paryushana … Continue reading 27 questions Gandhiji’s asked to his Spiritual Guru

How we waste our Short life?

“Samayam Goyam Ma Pamay.” Lord Mahavira. (Meaning: Don’t waste a single moment, Mahavira advised to his senior most disciple Gautama) In his little book On the Shortness of Life, Seneca (A Roman Philosopher) writes a very powerful message for all of us. This could be quite awakening and life changing read. “Most human being complaints about the meanness of nature, because we are born for … Continue reading How we waste our Short life?

What Gandhiji thought about Naturopathy?

When Indian will be celebrating the 70th Independence Day on 15th Aug 2017, we all remember the role of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi in our freedom struggle. Documentaries are made on his leadership qualities. However, the aspect of Gandhiji which is not known to many is his love for Naturopathy for good health. Today we are going to peep into his this … Continue reading What Gandhiji thought about Naturopathy?

14 things to know about better Yoga benefits

There is a difference between Yoga and Exercise. Yes. There are exercises like sports, wrestling, athletics, judo, karate, gymnastics, gymnasium etc. All have different purposes like strength, speed, skill, agility, cardiovascular health etc. But Yoga practices have different objectives and benefits. Yogic practice results in an improvement of tone of the vital organs and important muscles. It also increases neuromuscular coordination. Many of us practice … Continue reading 14 things to know about better Yoga benefits

Tools of Titan, Tools for everyone

Tim Ferriss is a famous author of his best-selling book 4 hour work week. He is a blogger and his podcasts are very inspiring. He invites amazing guests for his Podcasts. He has interviewed 200 plus world class performers and his these interviews are downloaded more than 100 million. His latest Podcasts which you might be interested are: When to Quit – Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, … Continue reading Tools of Titan, Tools for everyone

One food ingredient, our worst enemy

But the reality is we love our worst enemy. Not only we love, but we savor and have it every now and then and especially on every occasion and during every festival. If we love our worst human enemy like the way we love this food enemy, our life would change and world peace can be achieved. Granulated White Sugar (Including Sweeteners) is the worst … Continue reading One food ingredient, our worst enemy

How exercise benefits in 6 health conditions?

To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. Gene Tunney Exercises are said to cure every health problem in life. Be it Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and even depression. Today we will see how exercises address and help in six health issues. These are science supported facts. Cancer: Many studies have shown that women who exercise have a 30 percent to 40 percent … Continue reading How exercise benefits in 6 health conditions?

Stoicism to Jainism – What we know about Happiness is all wrong

“Virtue is sufficient for happiness.” In the World stuffed with billions of unhappy people, Stoicism provides simple definitions of happiness. In fact, not only happiness but provides a solution to most of the problems our World and individually we all are facing. Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy that flourished throughout the Roman and Greek world until the 3rd century AD. According to the teachings of Stoicism, as social beings, the path … Continue reading Stoicism to Jainism – What we know about Happiness is all wrong

How food imbalance is ruining your health

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” Buddha If we want to remain healthy, we should know more and more about how our body functions. Period. Ignorance is not an excuse, but suffering especially when we are the authors of our own health or disease. The term pH balance is a bit technical but very pertinent for all of us … Continue reading How food imbalance is ruining your health

14 symptoms you are suffering from FOMO

The new era brings new disorder. More technology, gadgets, apps, and social media usage bring more and more anxiety. Many of us are suffering from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome) and FOMO like new disorders. Thanks to technological advancement we see daily around us. Today we are discussing FOMO. Many of the readers reading this may not know about this new disorder. FOMO: Fear of … Continue reading 14 symptoms you are suffering from FOMO

Happiness, A billion dollar business model

When we are talking about the workplace Happiness, the book which perhaps stands first on the list is Delivering Happiness. The entrepreneur turned author Tony Hsieh (Pronounced “Shay”), who sold his business Zappos.com to Amazon for about a billion US $, is so much so into spreading happiness that he is now on a mission to spread happiness world over. He is propagating making happiness … Continue reading Happiness, A billion dollar business model