Yoga is not an Excercise

To treat yoga as just another exercise form is a farce because the yogic system involves not just exercising the muscular and skeletal systems of the body, but also exercising the internal organs and the involuntary systems in the body. It is a process of bringing that which is involuntary within us into the voluntary realm. So, you can have sufficient mastery over the system then everything within your system- slowly begins to happen consciously rather than unconsciously and compulsively.

Yoga is a process of completely overhauling the system in such a way that health and well-being come from within. Above all, it aligns the physical, the mental and the pranic (energy) systems in such a way the source of creation within ourselves finds expression. So, yoga is not just an exercise, it is a process and a system to enhance the human being in an overall way and to manipulate one’s energies so that individual human beings can find their highest possible potential within themselves.

Yoga Day

Yoga, Meditation, Spiritual, Mental, Hinduism

Treating yoga as an exercise form, or even comparing yoga to some other exercise system, is completely out of context. When we talk about fitness, it can be of many kinds for different requirements. For example, a wrestler needs one kind of fitness. An executive needs a different level of fitness. An athlete needs another kind of fitness. Fitness means every aspect of you, is functioning at its optimal level. So, the yogic system is focused towards taking an individual to his ultimate possibility  and towards fulfilling his ultimate potential.

The best part of the yogic processes is that you do not need any equipment or any help from anybody else. If you are there, that is sufficient. All you need is a space of three feet by six feet in which every kind of exercise that is needed for the system can be performed. when you practice yoga, it is a complete system.

~ Sadhguru, Isha Foundation

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Lasik technology

LASIK: Different laser technologies used in the procedure

It was in 1989 when the very first human laser eye surgery was performed and ever since the procedure has been widely accepted whereas laser technology further advanced, bearing quick and safer results. Today, LASIK in Dubai is performed most frequently and you can find state-of-the-art facilities carrying forward the procedure.

LASIK Technology & FDA Approval

Approval of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a significant factor when laser eye surgery and its technology is being concerned. Before undergoing LASIK in Dubai and to gain FDA approval, it’s important for the facility to prove that the medical device or apparatus is safe and effective.

The FDA is responsible for testing the laser eye surgery technology before its being supplied and installed in the surgical facilities and eye hospitals. Once approved, FDA also oversees devices if they continue to perform efficiently and safely.

The organisation has approved more than three dozen laser technologies associated to LASIK in Dubai as well as across the world.

Get to know about;

– Excimer Lasers

Excimer laser is essential for technology used in the laser eye surgery. Conceived in 1970, excimer laser fires a ray of ultraviolet light, able to penetrate a minute quantity of the cornea for the removal of tissue safely, without burning, tearing or affecting the adjoined skin. The minuscule fragments of the tissue is removed with high-energy pulses of ultraviolet light during reformation of the cornea and vision correction.

The coming of excimer in laser eye surgery technology revolutionised the industry and resulted in achieving far better results in less than usual time. Modern-day excimer lasers are controlled through the computer to treat different patients as per their vision deficiency.
Most are equipped with an automatic eye-tracking function to monitor a patient’s eye as it moves thus ensuring the ultraviolet beam remains on-the-spot without dispersion.

-Wavefront LASIK

The latest and FDA-approved technology in the laser-based surgical procedure for the eye is Wavefront LASIK that’s also termed as custom LASIK. The expression “custom” is due to personalised treatment for correcting ideal vision as per individual. The quality of vision is the greatest advantage of this particular procedure as chances of achieving a 20/20 vision or even better are above 90 percent thus promising clear vision without any contact lenses or glasses with many more benefits.

Critical facts

The Wavefront LASIK is not suitable for every patient so it’s important consulting the surgeon as well as a veteran ophthalmologist before undergoing the treatment. Upon approval, make sure the technology or device used initially for the surgery is FDA approved.
LASIK in Dubai particularly is being performed at renowned facilities located across the city. You may ask a reputable doctor or conduct research on facilities that feature the most advanced refractive technology and number of customization options for individual treatment.

Conclusion
Be familiar with the different laser technologies used during LASIK to ensure a safe and effective treatment.

Did you know?

Health and medicine museum in Washingtion

National museum of health and medicine at Walter Reed in Washington

The US National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, which is more than 150 years old, has on display, the spinal cord of Abraham Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth, containing the bullet that killed him, Eisenhower’s gallstones and the skeleton of Able, the first monkey in space.

The museum also has the world’s largest collection of microscopes, including one used by the FBI to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

You may read more about this here

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Haircare, Lifestyle

Why should one use Sodium Lauryl Sulfate free shampoo?

Hair experts across the globe these days, recommend their clients and everyone to make use of Sodium lauryl sulfate free shampoo and conditioner only.  It is something that every person must understand and follow. But first, it would be useful to know why should one make use of shampoos that are SLS free.

Why use SLS free shampoo?

The SLS Free Shampoo is manufactured without using in them Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, a harsh surfactant or cleansing agent which works effectively to clean off the oily deposits present on the surface. As SLS gets dissolved in water easily, it is used in different products like degreasers, shampoos, conditioners, floor cleaners and car washes. They also are available easily and are found to be cheap and to lather fabulously. It is for this reason, manufacturers tend to add this chemical to the shampoos, with a desire to increase their sales and revenue. People tend to buy SLS shampoos without having even having the slightest knowledge these products only would cause harm to their hair, by stripping out essential moisture and oil from the hair, thus leaving it dull, frizzy and dry.

Sodium lauryl sulfate free shampoo brands – Evaluating the shampoo

Hair experts do state that differentiating a harsh shampoo from a good sodium lauryl sulfate free shampoo is quite easy. The advertisements that aggressively promote the hair products containing SLS and other chemicals in them make people assume that it is a good shampoo and is fabulous with regards to foam, price, and fragrance. But this is not true. What one must know is that the foam created by such shampoos should be not held as an indicator as to how well it performs. It simply makes no sense about the amount of lather created by the shampoo.

The celebrities unknowingly may promote such harmful shampoos and conditioners, thus making their fans believe that lather created in good amount can cleanse the scalp and the hair effectively. However, the lathering ability is just because of the SLS present in the shampoo. This means, the shampoo not having SLS in it would not provide much lather. But this does not mean that it does not have the cleansing properties. Rather it is much safer and can be used by everyone including children of all ages without any worry. They are also good for the scalp and the hair.

Sodium lauryl sulfate free shampoo for color treated hair – How these have proved to be useful?

People having used shampoos and conditioners that are free from sulfate have found that they do not face any kind of irritation in their eyes. Although it does not lather much, it helps to retain the moisture and essential oils on the hair and scalp and does not allow the region to dry out. Such shampoos when used regularly also reduce the process of color fading, unlike the sulfate based ones. So, if the person has recently colored his/her hair, and is eager to have color to stay for a longer period, then the organic SLS devoid shampoo is the best bet.

Conclusion: Using SLS free conditioners and shampoos is regarded to be a wise choice made towards growing healthy, shiny hair and keeping the scalp safe and moisturized.

Natural remedies for a Healthy Heart

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Following are a few natural remedies for a healthy heart

Remedies for a healthy heart

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  • Sound sleep– Go to bed earlier rather than later.
No smoking for a healthy heart.

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  • Reduced the unhealthy lifestyle behaviours associated with poor heart health such as smoking, a sedentary lifestyle and a diet low in fruits and vegetables.
  • Cure for cholesterol
Cholestrol- Healthy heart

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Cholesterol problem accompanies with Hypertension and Heart problems. This is also one of the common problems in people who have high blood pressure and diabetes. The home remedy for cholesterol problem is Raw Supari or betel nut.

The Process:

  1. Take Raw Supari (betel nut that is not flavoured) and slice them or make pieces of the same.
  2. Chew it for about 20-40 minutes after every meal.
  3. Spit it out.

The effect:

When you chew the supari, the saliva takes in the juice that is generated and this acts as a Blood Thinner. Once your blood becomes free-flowing, it brings down the pressure in the blood flow, thereby reducing Blood Pressure too.

  •  Cure for blood pressure 

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One of the simple home remedy cure for blood pressure is Methi seeds or Fenugreek seeds.

The Process:

  1. Take a pinch of Raw Fenugreek seeds, about 8-10 seeds.
  2. Swallow it with water before taking your breakfast, every morning.

The effect:

The seeds of Fenugreek are considered good to reduce the blood pressure.

  • Get active:
Walking as a form of exercise for a healthy heart

Walking as a form of exercise

There are  many health benefits of exercise. Even if you have a busy schedule try to just brisk walk for 20 minutes a day. It could not only burn approx. 700 calories a week, but also reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 30 to 40 percent.

Research shows that a healthy lifestyle through staying active, eating better & being happy can improve your heart health by up to 50% *.

  • Healthy Cooking oil – With so many different varieties of cooking oils available in the market today it becomes tedious to choose the right type of oil. Fats are essential to carry out the proper functioning of our body. A large number of these oils contain saturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and monounsaturated fats.The oils that contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats prove to be healthy since they prevent cancer and heart diseases.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE LEADS TO A HEALTHY HEART

 

 

Guess who I am?

Hello, guess who I am?

I beat 100,000 times a day and 36million times a year.

With each beat, I pump approx. 200 ml of blood at the rate of 80 beats a minute.

I send 4-6 litres of blood a distance of 100,000 km through your vessel system at the rate of 1,400 times a day.

Human heart, world heart day

Human heart, world heart day

Please take good care of me and celebrate World Heart Day on 29 September.

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Natural Therapy for various ailments

  • For Headaches! In about 5 minutes, your headache will go.

Headache

The nose has a left and right side (nostrils). We use both to inhale and exhale. Actually, they are different. You’ll be able to feel the difference.

The right side represents the sun. The left side represents the moon.

During a headache, try to close you right nostril and use your left nostril to breathe. In about 5 minutes, your headache will go.

If you feel tired, just reverse, close your left nostril and breathe through your right nostril. After a while, you will feel your mind is refreshed.

Right side belongs to ‘hot’, so it gets healed up easily. Left side belongs to ‘cold’.

It is believed that most females breathe with their left nostril, so they get ‘cooled off’ faster. The guys breathe with their right nostril; they get worked up.

Do you notice, the moment you awake, which side breathes better? Left or right?

If the left nostril  is better, you will feel tired. So, close your left nostril and use your right nostril for breathing. You will feel refreshed quickly.

Do you suffer from continual headaches?

Try out this breathing therapy.

Close your right nostril and breathe through your left nostril. Your headache will be gone. Continue the exercise for one month.

Why not give it a try…a natural therapy without medication.

  • Cure for acidity
Acidity story - Ailments cured naturally

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Acidity is said to be worse than Cancer. It is one of the most common disease people encounter in their daily life. The home remedy for Acidity is Raw Grains of Rice.

The Process:

  1. Take 8-10 grains of raw uncooked rice.
  2. Swallow it with water before having your breakfast or eating anything in the morning.
  3. Do this for 21 days to see effective results and continuously for 3 months to eliminate acidity from the body.

The effects:

Reduces acid levels in the body and makes you feel better by the day.

  • Cure for diabetes

Diabetes cured naturally

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There are 2 home remedies for diabetes. One is Ladies Finger and the other is Black Tea.

Black Tea: Due to high medication, the organ that is worst affected is the kidney. It has been observed that Black Tea (tea without milk, sugar or lemon) is good for the kidney. Hence a cup of black tea for every morning is highly advisable.

The Process:

  1. Boil water along with the tea leaves (any tea leaves will do).
  2. Drink the concoction without adding milk, sugar or lemon.

The effect:

Black Tea will help in enhancing the function of the kidney, thereby not affecting it more.

Ladies Finger or Okra

Ladies finger is considered to be a good home medicine for diabetes.

The process:

  1. Slit the ladies finger into 2 halves vertically and soak it in water overnight.
  2. The next morning, remove the ladies fingers and drink the water, before eating your breakfast.

The effects:

After the lady fingers are soaked overnight in the water, you can observe that the water becomes sticky in the morning. This sticky water is considered to be good for people who suffer from diabetes.