August 2017

The Cause of Disturbance

Three factors cause us disturbance: our own mind, the words we hear from others and any little imbalance or discomfort in the body.These three instruments of ours (body, words or speech and mind), are with us for a definite purpose. What is that purpose?

Fever: Friend or Foe?

Many parents consider a fever to be so dangerous that if the temperature rises to 100 degrees or 101 degrees F, they give the child fever-reducing drugs that are toxic to the liver. Worse yet, there are parents who give their child an aspirin at the first sign of fever, which is an extremely dangerous. If we understand how fever works, we may not unknowingly put our child’s health at risk by suppressing the temperature.

Let’s Make Rivers Clean

According to a recent survey carried out by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), the rivers in Pune were found to be of ‘bad to very bad’ quality, being heavily polluted with sewage, construction waste, and garbage. In order to address this problem, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar launched a massive river cleanup campaign “Jivan Sarita” on 19th April, 2017, at Pune. Under this project, seven rivers in Maharashtra, Mula, Mutha, Pavana, Ramnadi, Indrayani, Krishna and Godavari will be cleaned up using eco-enzyme technology.

Saving the Ganges and turning Waste to Wealth

With the aim of redressing this state of affairs of the lakes and supporting the “Saving the Ganges” program, the Art of Living has joined hands with Coal India Ltd, Kolkata, and the Varanasi Nagar Nigam to implement a Solid Waste Management Project on Ram Ghat, Varanasi. The waste flowers from the Ganges river and from Kashi Vishwanath and other well-known Temples of Varanasi will be recycled through a processing plant and converted into organic compost.

Yoga for Knees

Your knees are shock absorbers which work hard. Yoga helps to keep knees healthy and strong by lengthening and strengthening the surrounding thigh and calf muscles, thus helping to ease the pressure on the knees. Injuries and knee problems are often due to mechanical issues with the kneecap, which then impacts the ligaments and the joints, but most exercises fail to develop the inner, outer, upper and lower muscles at the same time.