August 2019

The Strength of Sacrifice

There is not a single person in the world who does not sacrifice something or the other. Where there is love, there is bound to be some sacrifice. Great strength comes to you when you sacrifice. Nothing else can give us the kind of strength that sacrifice does.

Happy & Healthy Monsoon with Ayurveda

Ayurveda divides the year into six seasons or Ritus: Shishira, Vasanta, Grishma, Varsha, Sharad and Hemant Ritu, out of which ‘Varsha Ritu’ is the start of monsoon. With each season, your body undergoes alterations. This is the season when vata and pitta aggravates in the body. During the dry and dehydrating heat of summer, vata accumulates in the body. This aggravates in the monsoon and weakens digestion. Pitta, on the other hand, accumulates because of the acidic conditions of the environment and again impacts digestion. During the monsoon season you feel a craving for oily, fried and heavy foods, but in this season your digestive system is most vulnerable. This is the time of poor digestion, low immunity and hence, low strength.

How yoga can help control mood swings

While awake, we swerve through different emotions. We shift from one emotion to another without even being aware of it. EMOTIONS oscillate like a pendulum throughout the day and we identify this as mood swings. From being angry, feeling lonely to feeling sudden joy; from feeling frustrated to suddenly feeling completely lost and lonely …… the list goes on.

The Govardhan Hill in Mathura

The Govardhan Hill is considered a very sacred site in India as being closely associated with the life of Lord Sri Krishna.As per Giriraj Chalisa (a hymn dedicated to Govardhan Hill), Govardhan in human form, went to Vrindavan with Sage Pulastya and decided to stay there waiting for Lord Vishnu in His eighth Avatar, as Sri Krishna ! The Demigods took the forms of trees, deers and monkeys and started to live in Vrindavan, awaiting the arrival of Sri Krishna!

Yoga asanas that boost metabolism and helps in weight loss

Weight loss for some can be fun, and for some a complete nightmare. While some may hit the gym to lose those extra pounds, others may resort to crash dieting and weight loss pills. The urge to lose weight can actually end up doing more harm than good. While losing weight is crucial, more importance should be placed on losing it the right way. One of the keys to a safe weight loss program is keeping the metabolism high - on and off the floor. Restricting your diet helps to a certain extent, but boosting metabolism can really help speed up the weight loss process.