June 2016

Moderation is the key

Spirituality is not about “what I can get” but “what I can give.” Spirituality brings about this shift in you, makes you go from “how I can use others” to “how useful I can be to others.” Imagine if everyone thought in terms of “how can I make use of the other person,” would the world be a good place? So instead of saying, “what will I get from spirituality at the end of the day,” you can think of it this way - spirituality is the factor that brings meaning to your life, that makes you blossom, that makes you happy, that makes you share and care.

Do certain foods help when stressed

Why do some stressed people indulge in chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream and other high-calorie, high fat comfort foods? UT South Western Medical Center-led findings suggest that ghrelin - the so- called ‘hunger hormone’ - is involved in triggering this reaction to high stress situations. This helps explain certain complex eating behaviors and may be one of the mechanisms by which obesity develops in the people exposed to psycho-social stress.  

Lofty and Beyond Compare

The Sri Soumya Narayana Perumal temple is located in Thirukoshtiyur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. This temple is one of the sacred 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu. This temple is very much associated with Sri Ramanuja, the great Vaishnavaite saint, who preached the Vaishnavadatta philosophy. It was in Thirukoshtiyur that Sri Ramanuja was blessed by his Guru Thirukoshtiyur Nambigal and was initiated into the holy Ashtakshara Mantra ‘Om Namo Narayana’ of the Vaishnavaite sect of Hinduism.   

Mind-Blowing Yoga Facts

Do you wish to live a life where anxiety stays at bay and you are able to smile through tough days? All this is possible when you say ‘yes’ to Yoga. The best in life is just an effort away when you resolve to work keep yourself active, being in shape, both physically and mentally. Yes, that is the absolute power of yoga!  Yoga comprises of simple breathing techniques that help you to know the power of breath and of asanas that keep you fit. Your workout regime may exhaust you but yoga will fully energize you right from start.

World Ocean Day

Oceans and Seas are the biggest ecosystem of this planet.They are home to varied species of flora and fauna. June 8th 2008 was declared by UN as World Ocean Day, providing us with an opportunity to honour the biggest water bodies of the ‘Blue Planet’. Earth would not be an inhabitable planet if it were not for water, these Oceans. The first forms of life on Earth, originated from waters. It is Oceans that have not only given rise to life forms on Earth but have also sustained life on Earth.