Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Get Relax With This Savasana (Cropse Pose)

Tips for relieve stress

Relaxation can help to relive the symptoms of stress. It can help you calm and take a step back from a stressful situation. All relaxation techniques combine more deeply with relaxing muscles.
This relaxation tips is very good before and after Yoga. 
Savasana (Corpse Pose)
  • Lying on your back, relax you lags and allow your feet to fall outward.
  • Relax your arms, turning the hand so the palms face upwards.
  • Gently elongate your neck and allow the chin to slightly.
  • Soften your face and close your eyes.
  • Breath in and out through the nose, focusing your awareness on your breath.

Notice how are you feeling. Become aware of any tension, and as you breath out, imagine the tension flowing out with breath. As you breath in, feel yourself filling up with positive, healing energy. 
Gently place your hand over the other, palms down, on your abdomen. Exhale slowly and completely. Then inhale, breathing into the abdomen, using the position of your hand to guide your breathe.  Allow the abdomen to rise and fill like balloon, then slowly exhale. hold out breath for moment then inhale again without rushing. Enjoy the feeling and the wonder of breath. Breathe into the abdomen up to 5 times.
Breathing into the lower rib cage: Place your hand at the base of the rib cage and exhale slowly and completely. As you inhale, breathe in to lower rib cage and feel the lower rib expanding. Hold the breath in momentarily, then slowly exhale and feel the lower ribs contract again. Hold without breathe for moment before inhaling again. Breathe into the lower ribs up to 5 times.
Breathing into the upper chest: Place the hand on the upper the chest, below the throat. Exhale slowly and completely, then as you inhale, breathe slowly into the upper chest. You feel a much deeper, fuller breath and you will feel expansion through the entire upper rib cage, front and back. Hold the breath for moment before exhaling slowly and completely. Hold without breath for moment, before inhaling again. Breathe into upper chest up to 5 times.
Now just relax, no yoga is complete without the final pose Savasana. Savasana is a resting pose, its not the same a sleeping. You should stay present and aware during  the 5 to 10 minutes duration of the final relaxation.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Exercise Is A Very Impotant For Healthy Life

Getting fit and healthy staying in good shape?

Why should you exercise? Increasing the amount of physical activity step towards getting fit, feeling good and looking great. By gradually building up the amount of activity you do, you improve your body's suppleness, strength stamina. your muscles will become firmer and stronger and your heart and lungs will function more efficiently. Other parts of the body such as the liver and  the nervous system also benefit from exercise. try to think of exercise as a natural ,essential part of your life - just like eating or sleeping. 

Taking up a new activity can also help you to forget  the stresses and stains of the day and help you to sleep more soundly. Many activity, such as dancing, playing tennis or waking can improve your posture, co-ordination and reflexes as well. So you can see that exercise is an excellent all-round tonic!

Exercise can really give you a boost energy  on regular fitness routine can help you feel more lively, confident and happy to be alive.

Exercise is beneficial to children in all the same way that it is for adults. If children are encouraged to enjoy physical activities at an early age, they are more likely to continue exercising regular throughout their lives and lower their risk of developing heart disease later on. Why not take up an activity up an that you can all enjoy as a family, like Cycling, swimming or jogging. 

How to get started?

Choose which activity you are going to take up to get fit and decide when and where you are going to do it. Make sure you choose an activity you can do regularly. You can choose more then one activity.

Pick a day to begin your new, active lifestyle and write it your diary. Plan at least three times in the following week when you are going to do your activity. Ask your friend or colleague to join you and make exercise part of your social life. Remember, even if you feel you are too busy to exercise, you can probably fit a little extra walking into your routine, for example on your journey to work, a trip to the shop or walking in your house when you are on the phone. Why not try using the stairs instead of a lift or escalator? It really help.

Swing your ropes; Skipping is one of the best, simplest and cheapest way to exercise. Swing ropes is especially good for you heart.There are lots of way to swing your rope without actually jumping over it, so have fun experimenting. Make sure wear a pair or good training shoes to avoid any strain on your leg muscles.

If you have any Medical condition, before your start any exercise you have to ask you Doctor.

Before you start any exercise always warm up with some gently running on the spot and stretching. 

Exercise Benefits; 

  • Good about physical activity, it help you lose weight and improve your figure.
  • It helps keep your heart strong and healthy, and reduces your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
  • It help you to relax, cope  with stress and sleep well at night.
  • It help you to look and feel younger.
  • It does not mean joining expensive clubs or classes.
  • It does not have to mean strenuous spots or workouts.
  • Half an hour's moderate exercise a day can make all the difference.
  • It can be beneficial for everyone regardless of your age, size or shape, or whether you have disability.

You can find a books or exercise DVD from your Library. There are lots of different activity you can try!

Friday, 1 May 2015

Ajwain - Indian Spices and Health Benefits.

Ajwain seeds are most popular spices in India and Middle-East. Some of the common name for the seeds are Ajwain seeds,Carom seeds and Ajmo In Gujarati. Ajwain seeds are use in a different forms, whole, ground, roasted and as topping. Ajwain seeds blend food to extract the nutrients and blend them in a palatable forms. Some spices are added in the end as a flavoring and Ajwain are typically heated in a pan with Ghee or cooking Oil, before being added to a dish. Ajwain is very strong flavors and should be added first. 

Ajwain use in Chapatti, Puree, Paratha, Dry snacks, Vegetarian Beans/Lentils, Rice dishes. The seeds used generously as in a snacks, spices biscuits, flavor drinks, soups and sauces in India and Pakistan. They are also mixed with making pickles. Ajwain is a strongly and aromatic, seeds are Green and Light Brown in color. Purpose of Health green color Ajwain is good and you should avoid Light Brown color. Ajwain have similar appearance to Cumin seeds, their flavor closely like a Thyme, Fennel and Anise. Make sure you have to store seeds in a airtight container and place in dark and cool place.

Health Benefits of Ajwain

  • Ajwain helps increase the digestive function of the intestinal tract by increasing gut juices.
  • Ajwain seeds are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Ajwain seeds have been used traditional Ayurvedic Medicines for various aliments. 
  • Ajwain use as a treating for indigestion.
  • In India seeds are use to ease Asthma as well.

For Safety; Avoided in individuals with liver diseases, Ulcer / ulcer bleeding conditions.

Natural Remedy from My Grandma;

For Block Nose and Runny Nose; Heat a frying Pan for few minutes, then put few pinches of Ajwain seeds on it. As it heats up, then inhale the fumes, and repeat again, till you feel comfortable.

For Dry Cough; Take a 1 cup of water and add 2 tsp of Ajwain seeds, cover the cup with a lid and leave it overnight. In the morning take a sauce pan add the water with Ajwain and let it boil until half the amount of water is left, then add 1 to 2 tsp of Palm Sugar, 1/4 tsp of dry Ginger Power and add 1/2 tsp of Ghee or Butter. Let it boil for 2 min, then sieve directly in to cup and drink it warm. You must have to drink this water for 3 to 4 days to get better.

Earache; Half a teaspoon of seeds with 30 ml of water and then filtered makes for good ear drops that decreases congestion and relived pain. Pain caused in the ear can be helped by using the oil (as a ear drops) obtained from boiling 4 grams of ajwain seeds and garlic in 50 grams of sesame oil or castor oil till they turn dark red.