Practice Yoga

Finding a daily routine to include yoga in your life isn’t always easy and excuses can sometimes prevent you from creating a healthy and regular yoga routine.

This article focuses on the ways to ensure that yoga becomes a daily routine for you that is both enjoyable and beneficial.

STEPS:

  • A flowing activity that increases your awareness of breathing
  • A standing posture
  • A side stretch
  • A forward bend
  • A backbend
  • A twist
  • An abdominal strengthener
  • A balance
  • An inversion
  • Another forward bend
  • Final relaxation (Pranayama and meditation). You can choose to spend as long as you like in this final step.

P.S – Expect gradual improvement, not miracles. 😀

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Lets do it!

Time to meditate and rejuvenate my inner-self.

Repeat after me…. Ommmmmm……Ommmmmm…..

meditation

Every time I tried to meditate I just couldn’t ‘get there’, which made it all worse!

 

 

Fix it !

 
Over thinking causes the same amount of stress on the human mind as someone suffering from chronic depression.
 
stop over-thinking
 
Over thinking is more likely to lead negative thoughts, causing a person fixate & focus on wrong things.

Orange bliss

If you’re an Indian, then this is something you’ll die to eat; specially in winters.
Gajar ka Halwa

Okay carrot halwa is very delicious and I love to eat this halwa. I think this halwa is one of the best and unique sweet tasted food item. 🙂

This is a dish which my mom makes every winter, especially when the Delhi Carrots start arriving in the markets. I too am following her footsteps and plan to make this dish on this weekend, if it goes well and everybody likes it then may be 2-3 times during these winter months. :p

Carrot halwa can be kept in a fridge for about a week or you can freeze it for a couple of months. When you fancy indulging, just warm it up 🙂 Yummy Party

A classic sweet recipe,perfect to celebrate a sweet occasion !

*Enlightening Act*

People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do nothing? It’s hard to justify..

Meditation brings many benefits: It refreshes us, helps us settle into what’s happening now, makes us wiser and gentler, helps us cope in a world that overloads us with information and communication, and more. But if you’re still looking for a business case to justify spending time meditating, try this one: Meditation makes you more productive.

How? By increasing your capacity to resist distracting urges.

Research shows that an ability to resist urges will improve your relationships, increase your dependability, and raise your performance. If you can resist your urges, you can make better, more thoughtful decisions. You can be more intentional about what you say and how you say it. You can think about the outcome of your actions before following through on them.

Our ability to resist an impulse determines our success in learning a new behavior or changing an old habit. It’s probably the single most important skill for our growth and development.

As it turns out, that’s one of the things meditation teaches us. It’s also one of the hardest to learn.

When I sat down to meditate this morning, relaxing a little more with each out-breath, I was successful in letting all my concerns drift away. My mind was truly empty of everything that had concerned it before I sat. Everything except the flow of my breath. My body felt blissful and I was at peace.

For about four seconds

Within a breath or two of emptying my mind, thoughts came flooding in —  I felt an itch on my face and wanted to scratch it. A great title for my next picture popped into my head and I wanted to write it down before I forgot it.

 I thought of at least four phone calls I wanted to make and one difficult conversation I was going to have later that day. I became anxious, knowing I only had a few hours of writing time. What was I doing just sitting here? I wanted to open my eyes and look at how much time was left on my countdown timer. I heard my siblings fighting in the other room and wanted to intervene.

Here’s the key though: I wanted to do all those things, but I didn’t do them. Instead, every time I had one of those thoughts, I brought my attention back to my breath.

Meditation teaches us to resist the urge of that counterproductive follow through.

For example, when an employee makes a mistake and you want to yell at him even though you know that it’s better — for him and for the morale of the group — to ask some questions and discuss it gently and rationally. Or when you want to blurt something out in a meeting but know you’d be better off listening. Or when you want to buy or sell a stock based on your emotions when the fundamentals and your research suggest a different action. Or when you want to check email every three minutes instead of focusing on the task at hand.

Meditating daily will strengthen your willpower muscle. Your urges won’t disappear, but you will be better equipped to manage them. And you will have experience that proves to you that the urge is only a suggestion. You are in control.

So how do you do it? If you’re just starting, keep it very simple.

Sit with your back straight enough that your breathing is comfortable — on a chair or a cushion on the floor — and set a timer for however many minutes you want to meditate. Once you start the timer, close your eyes, relax, and don’t move except to breathe, until the timer goes off. Focus on your breath going in and out. Every time you have a thought or an urge, notice it and bring yourself back to your breath.

That’s it. Simple but challenging. Try it — today — for five minutes. And then try it again tomorrow.

Who says meditation is a waste of time?

So if you like the idea of meeting yourself then you can fix an appointment in the morning at 5 or 6 as per your convenience. 😉

Do Try and share the experience 🙂

Lose That Flab

When you look in the mirror. Do you say this to yourself, Gosh damit (or #$^@ $#@$@%) 

If you want a perfect body, you need a perfect plan!

This is what I found “A Graphic presentation” for Reducing Flab & Getting in Shape. Especially  If you have a busy schedule, try this short workout routine.

All the Best for the results. !!

Clean Kidney : The Natural Way

There are two main variations of parsley that are used in cooking. The curly-leaf type has a milder flavour and is mainly used as a garnish to salads, soups or various meals.
Parsley, Indian Herb
The other form of parsley is the flat-leaf or Italian variety, which is much more flavoursome. For this reason it is often used in cooking, as it can withstand the cooking process whilst still retaining its flavour.

The garden variety of the Indian herb Parsley is usually bright green & hairless biennial plant. It usually grows from the seeds. 

“Parsley is highly nutritious and research has proven that it is even beneficial to our health.”

Here is a brief how it helps you the juicy way 🙂

Parsley juice is a potent and concentrated version of all the nutrition in the herb, including a rich array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, chlorophyll and volatile oils. Parsley is also known to be especially good for kidney cleansing and liver detoxification.

Our kidneys are filtering the blood by removing salt, poison and any unwanted entering our body. With time, the salt accumulates and this needs to undergo cleaning treatments and how are we going to overcome this?

To Do:

Take a bunch of parsley and wash it clean. Cut it in small pieces and put it in a pot and pour clean water and boil it for ten minutes. Cool it down and then filter it. Pour in a clean bottle and keep it inside the refrigerator to cool.

Drink one glass daily and you will notice all salt and other accumulated poison coming out of your kidney by urination, also you will be able to notice the difference which you never felt before.

Benefits:

  • It cleanses and strengthens the kidney and can even help break up kidney stones.
  • Helps with bladder or urinary tract infections.
  • Parsley aids digestion and promotes a faster elimination of waste materials from the body.
  • Parsley can help with water retention, bloating, indigestion and flatulence.
  • The calcium and fluorine that is present in parsley can strengthen bones and teeth.
  • more·o·ver Parsley is an excellent breath freshener, eliminating strong mouth odours such as garlic or onion.

Sweet tooth :-9

Have a fondness for foods that are $weet. Introducing you some  delicious Indian sweets.

Ras Malai

Ras Malai is a sweet dessert originating in Eastern India. It is served after a meal. The name Ras Malai comes from two parts in Hindi: Ras, which means Juice/Juicy, and Malai, which means cream.

Mysore Pak

Mysore pak is a sweet dish of Karnataka, India, usually served as dessert. It is made of generous amounts of ghee (clarified butter), sugar and gram flour.

Ghevar

Ghevar is a famous Rajasthani sweet traditionally associated with the Teej Festival. It is disc-shaped, and made from oil, flour and sugar syrup.

Kheer

Kheer is prepared in festivals, temples, and all special occasions. It is made by boiling rice or broken wheat withmilk and sugar, and flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashewnuts, pistachiosor almonds.