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What do you do when overstressed, tensed and tired?? Not able to find a reliable solution??  Well! there’s a perfect remedy for these problems. Just take a deep breath, close your eyes and sit down and start a Meditation…

Meditation

Meditation

Researches have proved that there is no medicine in comparison to Meditation that can overcome stress. Stress occurs in our mind, and slowly and steadily starts interfering in our life. Meditation is the only key to remove it in a far better way, to lend us with relaxed, calm, focused, sensible, and peaceful mind and soul.

The practice of Spiritual meditation regularly helps a person to dig deep into the inner self in order to achieve peace and tranquility that lies within us all. Many meditation techniques and practices have been developed since ancient times to help people experience a transcendental meditation which have a goal to clear the mind of distractions and focusing mainly on self, and to be one with all things around you in nature and in your lives.

Meditate frequently and you’ll gain a deeper understanding of yourself through the observation of what occurs in your mind and who you really are!

Lord Buddha has very well said “Meditation brings wisdom; and its lack leads ignorance. Know well what leads you ahead and what holds you back, and choose path that leads to wisdom.”

Plant the seed of meditation, and reap the fruit of peaceful mind and spirit!

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There is an old saying; If we eat to live, there’s no problem; but if we live to eat then that’s when the problem starts.

Hunger is an incurable illness right from the day we are born till the day we die. We all need the food to stay alive and to prevent illness that could arise from malnutrition. But eating the food in a huge quantity at lower intervals, without hunger is one of the major problems of the world leading to a number of diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart attacks and other irritations such as greed, hatred, delusion, attachment, envy, etc.

Therefore, we need to understand the concept of eating which says, “Eating just what the body requires”. We can maintain a healthy life by knowing our own moderation in eating, learning why we have to eat and what to eat. There are some suggestions which can help you to overcome your unnecessary diet.

*Chop up your eating into smaller portions, rather than eating gigantic meals throughout the day.

*Replace your sugared soft drinks with water or fruit juices.

*Don’t eat just right before going to bed.

*Keep yourself engaged in some work. It will not remind of hunger again and again.

*Take in fresh vegetables and fruits salad as a meal for atleast once a day.

*Eat your food slowly and chew it until it becomes softer. It will also make you feel satisfied.

*Deduct starchy and oily snacks from your snack-list.

*Drink lots of water as it keeps you hydrated and definitely helps you in fighting hunger.

* Last but not least, don’t let the hunger overpower you. Only your strong determination and will-power can fight against this devil. Remember, if you’ll yourselves overwhelmed by it, then it will bring hindrances to the progress in your life.

STAY CALM AND EAT LIGHT…

Stop Hunger!



Yoga Magazine
Yoga Magazine

At the physical level, yoga and its cleansing practices have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders. More importantly, yoga is extremely effective in: 

> Increasing Flexibility – yoga has positions that act upon the various joints of the body including those joints that are never really on the ‘radar screen’ let alone exercised.
 
> Increasing lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons – likewise, the well-researched yoga positions exercise the different tendons and ligaments of the body.

Surprisingly it has been found that the body which may have been quite rigid starts experiencing a remarkable flexibility in even those parts which have not been consciously work upon. Why? It is here that the remarkable research behind yoga positions proves its mettle. Seemingly unrelated “non strenuous” yoga positions act upon certain parts of the body in an interrelated manner. When done together, they work in harmony to create a situation where flexibility is attained relatively easily. >> read more
 



In a culture that idolizes and promotes food as instant gratification, it’s no surprise that obesity is out of control. We swim upstream against an overwhelming current of continuous media messages that implore us to, “eat, eat, and eat!” – and then to eat some more. No wonder so many dieters fail, or fail to maintain their weight after losing pounds. If you’re one of those frustrated dieters, it’s time to stop “dieting” and start “diet-sizing.”

“Diet-sizing” is what I call the simple habits that enable you to lose weight gradually and keep it off. It’s about developing a routine of sensible eating and moderate exercise tailored to fit you – one you can comfortably live with for the rest of your life.

Here are ten tips for helping to develop a diet-sizing plan right for you. I implemented and refined these ideas while losing 40 pounds in five months – and most importantly, while maintaining my target weight of 155 to 160 pounds for the past five years. Not only do I look and feel younger, I’ve also significantly reduced my cholesterol and blood pressure to the point that I’ve been able to discontinue medications.  >> read more



{February 20, 2009}   Salsa your way to happiness :)

Continuing with yesterdays post regarding health, last night I told myself that I missed one very important aspect @ Dancing!! So here I am sharing the same thoughts with you.

Dancing not only is an exceptional way to let loose and have fun, but it also provides some terrific benefits for your health.

Music and dancing has been a part of all cultures around the world for centuries. It’s part of celebration and entertainment. There have been various dancing styles like stamping dance known as Ndlamu, Maasai dance Adumu, Mohobelo “striding dance”, Chinese Lion Dance, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Highland, Irish, Hip Hop, Character, and a lot more. The basic origin of any dancing technique had been based on the health benefits it can bring in. Now that Americans are facing a major obesity epidemic, health benefits from dancing is something that should be taken a closer look at.

In comes in this discussion SALSA. Salsa dancing has people as young as 5 to as old as 80, enjoying this wonderful pastime. To dance is a natural human activity, which comes with many benefits like thorough way to exercise one’s body, developing co-ordination of mind and muscle, good poise, toning up body, teaches participants the social graces, keep you youthful, promotes confidence and self-assurance.

Salsa helps you remain fit Mentally & Physically

Salsa helps you remain fit Mentally & Physically

Salsa has proved to burn more calories than Swing dancing, Ballroom dancing, Square dancing, Ballet, and Belly dancing. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine even found dancing can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in elderly people.

A health article dated back to 2007 on CNN portrays a beautiful story of Carolyn Parera, who in place of waiting in the car, decided to join her teenage daughter in Salsa dancing classes. The result of which, Parera dropped 100 pounds, lowered her cholesterol and blood pressure, reduced her reliance on an asthma inhaler, and feel wonderful.

So just SALSA your way to health & happiness. Grab some cool & sensual Salsa dress for yourself.

Tropical Salsa Chemise

'Tropical Salsa' Chemise



{February 19, 2009}   Workout towards a happier life

Gone are the days when exercise, yoga were done by just older people. Now a day, with the increasing ailment rates, all walks of life are now actively involved with work outs. People have learned that being physically fit means a happier life. After all it’s a very old proverb “HEALTH IS WEALTH”.

Many people are getting their exercise in activities like biking, skiing and tennis. Others prefer less active recreational things like walking, gardening or golf.

Remain Healthier, Remain Happier

Remain Healthier, Remain Happier

Some very basic tips to remain healthy are:

  • Have a brisk walk for a minimum of 45 minutes at least 5 days in a week. Do remember that the walk should be nonstop without any relaxation halt in between.
  • Walking on grass can be more beneficial as it improves your eye sight. Also try walking on pebbles as it actually does the work of acupressure.
Enjoy Nature

Enjoy Nature

  • Try as much as possible to do manual workout, the best example of which is to use staircase in place of lifts while going to your office. You can even pedal down daily to your work place, as bicycling is considered to be one of the best exercises.
  • Your exercise must include some for your lung too.
  • Always keep your weight under control. Do monitor your BMI (Body Mass Index), remove fat around your waist. Always avoid junk food, and switch over to ORGANIC.
Fresh fruits are best alternate to JUNK

Fresh fruits are best alternate to JUNK

  • Relax and Exercise your brain daily. Try solving some puzzles or playing Su Doku etc.
Sudoku for your Brain

Sudoku for your Brain

  • Make a daily routine of exercising in GYM, or get yourself some good product like Schwinn Airdyne Exercise bike. It’s the latest in the market and has been designed for the total body workout, features patented Airdyne technology that uses a fan wheel to create resistance which increases by pedalling faster and harder. Schwinn exercise bike is one of the best indoor bikes that provides effective workout for all types of users and in any weather conditions, thus offering a convenient option of staying healthy at home while watching TV.
Schwinn Airdyne Comp Bike

Schwinn Airdyne Comp Bike



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