Friday, December 21, 2012

Yoga and Its Relation with the Environment

Nature has its own language of silence

As a man is just a part of the ecosystem, he can rarely survive without the backup and profound interrelationship with both the biotic and abiotic factors of the nature. Furthermore, we obtain all our daily needs from our surrounding including recreation, freshness, serenity and inspiration for our thoughts. But contrarily, it is not impossible that our self-interests to be prosperous and wealthy would surely fetch the day of doom at which we would have no options other than repentance and suffer to our worst. 
In a situation like this, one could pose a question- Is such only the consequence of our monetary attitude and exploiting inclination? That is not entirely what we all could conclude at all. Another thing is no coherence and harmony between the natural resources and the geometrically booming population. Until and unless the various way outs of the population management are found, all endeavors of safeguarding environment would go in vain. For the solution, every individual from every part of the world should have commitment of doing only eco-friendly activities giving up trifle, mercenary and political interests and behaving all the creatures as their fellow beings in this common spaceship – the Earth. 
The beauty of Yoga lies in the entity of nature !
To wrap up, humanity is on the verge of sinking and drowning; not so much by other creatures, but by its greed, shortsightedness and colossal stupidity. If we fail to take decisive action, if we fail to bring about the fundamental changes in our ways of thinking and doing politics, we just sink and drown. Each one should believe, “nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” So with selfless and non-violent motives, both the decision makers and the commoners ought to be united unanimously for changing this Earth into a haven. Let us fixate our mental focus on Rudyard Kipling’s environmental friendly poem – The Dykes- which has mocked at our folly of repetitive blunder time and again. 
“Now we can only wait till the day, wait and apportion our shame.
These are the dykes our fathers left, but we would not look to the same.
Time and again were we warned of the dykes, time and again we delayed.
Now, it may fall, we have slain our sons, as our fathers we have betrayed.”
Let’s not do any more blunders of throwing an axe into own legs.  Let’s get united and move ahead again to create a greener and cleaner community where all the floras and faunas will have a serene playground for surviving. Why not raise voice for international climate negotiations to collaborate with other nations to minimize GHGs emissions, stop ozone layer depletion and save ourselves and other creatures from several hazards? 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Healthy Tips for Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is an illness in which there is an abnormally high level of glucose in the blood. Depending on how high your glucose level is and how long it has been high, you may feel fairly well, or you may be so sick that you require hospitalization. Usually, your doctor will test you for diabetes if you have symptoms such as thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, blurred vision, and fatigue. Here are some tips to control your diabetes in natural and Yogic ways:
  • Eat food at fixed hours.
  • Do not overeat.
  • Never eat immediately after a workout.
  • If you are on insulin, ensure you take three proper meals with light snacks in between.
  • Never eat fast; rather masticate and munch your food properly prior to you swallow.
  • Drink a lot of water that will help flush the toxins off your system.
  • Make sure the gaps between your meals are short. Avoid fried foods and sweetmeats.
  • Include fresh vegetable salad in every meal.
  • Have at least 20 to 25 grams of raw onion daily.
  • Do at least one hour exercise daily. Yogasans with Pranayams will be better to control your diabetes.
  • Add wheat bran to your wheat flour (50% wheat flour + 50% wheat bran) as this helps to increase fibre in your diet.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Diet Tips

Always follow the nutritional awareness for your sound health. Apply these tips and enjoy your promoted well-being.

  • Eat whole, fresh, unprocessed foods—seasonal, organic, and local, whenever possible.
  • Eat a diet that is founded on proven nutritional science.
  • Eat foods that promote perfect digestion and support your gut flora.
  • Omit the foods you are allergic to or intolerant of.
  • Eat foods that taste good, and allow your taste buds time to get used to new foods.
  • Eat in rhythm—three meals or five to six mini-meals scheduled at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • Eat until you are no more than two-thirds full.
  • Eat in a relaxed and tranquil state.
  • Always avoid non-veg. foods as they are bestial foods to stimulate and make you angry, impatient and diseased.
  • Stay happily hydrated.
  • Eat foods you cook.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Time Management

Time is fleeting every moment.

There are many sayings about time. No one can deny its importance in his/her life. God has created this world for a reason and if we closely observe the nature, we would find plenty of things that come on time.
The sun, moon, stars and planets continue their motion in specific orbits and in fixed times. Sun rises from east at fixed time on every day and then sets in the west. Similarly a child is born in this world and dies at its time. If we follow the principles of God we will be successful. The time is the most important factor of all. If we abide by it, we can never be penalized. Take an example of our daily life.
Life and Death are not in anyone's hands. They are things that just happen every time and with everyone. Same is the case with time. Most of the times we take it for granted that there is always plenty of time. Due to this perhaps we indulge in various activities, which are a wholesale waste of time.
The clock is always ticking. The seconds keep on ticking just like busy ants. The ants keep themselves always busy by always hunting for food everywhere. Similarly the seconds always keep
Be time conscious.

on ticking to attain short-term goals of making a minute with 60 ticks. After reaching a milestone of a minute the second's hand of a clock don't take a break, but start afresh for another round of 60 ticks. Then take it minute by minute and inadvertently reach a quarter of an hour, and hour and then a day. They always focus on the smaller targets- that is a minute and the bigger aim of the clock itself gets fulfilled. That's why the minutes hand have to work less, as the seconds hand does most of the running around. The minute hand just has to make 60 movements on a clock dial. The hours hand is the luckiest of the lot. It just moves for 12 times in an hour. But the seconds hand moves for 3600 times around the dial for the same hour!
Parallel to this, in our life to we never realize that we have lots to do. Between every big task we can always find enough time to fit in a plethora of smaller tasks. If you are waiting for a train at the station, you can always start contemplating on God or Guru mentally or rather listen to sermons or hymns on your mobile or iphones. While traveling in the bus too one can find enough time to at least skim through the previous days notes.
Be like the clock. Always keep on ticking by involving yourself in various things that help increase your skills and purify your mind with positive thoughts. These small knowledge and experience modules will perhaps one day take you to your bigger goal some day. They say "Time and Tide waits for no man". If so, now stop staring at the screen and utilize your time effectively! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Be Vegetarian and Save Your Heart

As per multifarious studies, the rate of heart complains are high in non-vegetarians than in vegans. Non-vegetarian foods contain high contents of cholesterol which is the main cause of coronary heart diseases. Vegetarian food items are safe in this regard.

Vegetarianism, be vegan, vegetarian diet
The proteins said to be obtained from the animal products can be got by beans and pulses which don’t have cholesterol.
If you know the benefits of vegetarianism and defects of non-veg. items, I am sure you will be vegetarian. Apart from preventing coronary heart diseases, it prevents cancer of colon, constipation, piles, and anal fissures due to its high fiber content.
Provides antioxidants (vitamin A, C, E and other micronutrients) and also, vegetarian food, retards the process of aging and prevents all degenerative diseases.
As they are low in calories they help in reduction of weight which in turn prevents high BP, diabetes and arthritis of the knee and joints. Fiber also prevents absorption of cholesterol from intestines.
Vegetarianism, be vegan, vegetarian diet
Even the expenditure is less for Vegetarian food compared to non-vegetarian ones.

But only diehard vegetarianism is not good, one should be careful to choose the right kind of vegetarian food too. Diehard vegetarians like Jains and Agrawals have high rate of heart problems and diabetes. That’s due to the consumption of ghee and oil in high quantities.
Milk if not skimmed contains high quantity of cholesterol and fats (triglycerides); on the other hand oils don’t contain cholesterol but they are full of fats.