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mauraurora said: Hello, Do you recommend any mudras for managing lumbar scoliosis? Much Thanks, MM

While researching on lumber scoliosis, I found an appropriate solution for your problem. Refer the link. Apart from practicing Malasana and Anjali mudra as described and illustrated in the link, you should also practice Surabhi Mudra. Surabhi mudra is difficult to hold but with practice you can increase the holding time. It helps in relieving stiffness and pain related to rheumatism or vata disorders.

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tiakiah said: Hello. I am 19 years old and I am underweight. My height is 173 cm and my weight is 53 kg. it is not the question of diets, because i eat nutritional food (very often with protein). Another thing is that I pretty often feel myself insecure and sort of fearful. I think that such feelings may come from my weight deficiency. Can you suggest something for me to solve my problem of low weight and insecurity? I want to gain weight as soon as possible, and get rid of insecurity. Thank you.

I will suggest a biochemic remedy for you. Start taking Natrum Muriaticum 6x every day. The dosage will be five pellets three times in a day. You can find this remedy at any Homeopathic store. Keep consuming it for a month. Continue consuming it for three more months if you see indications of weight gain and reduction in feelings of insecurity. Moreover, eat a healthy meal. Shun or avoid any activity that causes guilt, shame or repentance.

If possible get your thyroid checked. T3, T4, TSH are the recommended test for evaluating thyroid levels. Your weight issues may be related to hyperthyroidism. If tests come out positive, then you have to see a good endocrinologist. Natrum Muriaticum here again, helps in arresting hyperthyroidism. So you can continue it even if you start with regular thyroid treatment.

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Stay healthy this monsoon

Monsoon is probably the most awaited season in tropical countries. Countries in South Asia receive monsoon rains from June. The monsoon clouds recede in September bringing the cool fall season to its beginning. Monsoon brings joy but as everything reside in polarity so is the state of health. This is the period of great caution as several ailments related to digestion, microbial infection and disturbed heat exchange inside the body brings distress.

The digestive fire is weak in monsoon season. This causes ailments attributed to poor digestion. Flatulence, body ache, joints pain, muscular pain, fever, skin disorders, gastro intestinal infections, constipation, cough, cold, mosquito borne ailments are common in this season.

Here are few precautions and tips that makes this season a delight. Following these helps in thwarting the common ailments.

  1. Wear full bodied neat and breathable cotton clothes. Full bodied clothes protect body from temperature fluctuations and insect / mosquito bites. Wear light colored pastel shades as dark colors attract insects and mosquitoes.
  2. Keep cream or water based mosquito repellent handy. Apply it on arms, hands, feet and neck before going to places like local parks, basement car parking and places where chances of mosquito presence is high.
  3. Avoid sleeping during the day and being awake at night. Avoid sleeping in the open.
  4. Avoid excessive workout and stressful work.
  5. Avoid swimming in the pools, river and under waterfalls.
  6. Do not bathe in rain for too long.
  7. Oil massage and light workout is beneficial in this season.
  8. Drink boiled water twice or thrice in a day.
  9. The following foods are beneficial during this season. Ginger, garlic, lemon, mint, coriander, dry ginger, asafetida, carom seeds, sorghum, cucumber, bottle gourd, pumpkin, jamun (jambul), papaya, cow’s ghee, rock salt, black pepper and sesame oil.
  10. The following foods are harmful during this season. Milk and cream based products (pastries, cakes, yogurt, and all hardened milk based sweets), confectionary, sprouts, soft drinks, ice creams, maida (white flour), and bakery products. Cut Fruits and water based preparations from street vendors are equally susceptible. Fried foods, heavy gravy based preparations and non-vegetarian food should be avoided in this season.
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chandrang said: Hi Himanshu, I am trying to lose weight, for which i joined the gym and lost around 10kgs within 3 months. Later i couldn't continue due to work timing which made me gain back those kilos again. I have tried most of the things from diet to high intensity exercise, all failed. Especially around the waist. Is there a way for a specific diet or exercise which can burn away those fat and prevent in future too. TIA

I appreciate your dedication. As you are aware that there are no shortcuts in achieving anything; you should plan your exercise schedule once again. Instead of going for longer duration, divide your workout in two slots of 20 minute each. I recommend that you should learn Surya Namaskar sequence. After 5 minutes of warm-up, spend 10 minutes in doing 4 sequences of Surya Namaskar. Spend last 5 minutes to cool down in Shavasana. If you can spare 5 minutes in the morning to do Kapalbhati pranayama, the effect will be amplified. Kapalbhati helps in shedding fat from abdominal region.  And more so, you have to take care of your diet. Eat in moderation at prescribed meal time. Do not indulge in binge eating.

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Welcome to the Future Nauseous

The result will be a world population with a large majority of people on the edge of madness, somehow functioning in a haze where past, present and future form a chaotic soup (have you checked out your Facebook feed lately?) of drunken perspective shifts.

This is already starting to happen. Instead of a newspaper feeding us daily doses of a shared Field, we get a nauseating mix of news from forgotten classmates, slogan-placards about issues trivial and grave, revisionist histories coming at us via a million political voices, the future as a patchwork quilt of incoherent glimpses, all mixed in with pictures of cats doing improbable things.

http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2012/05/09/welcome-to-the-future-nauseous/

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"Stopping ears by pressing and the rectum by contracting, enter the sound of sound."

— Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

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"Intone a sound, as a-u-m, slowly. As sound enters soundfulness, so do you."

— Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

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pannabhatt said: I am 49 years and a woman, i would like to know which mudras are safe and can be done everyday for well being. Please also let me know for how many minutes they have to be done and in which order.

Practice Apana mudra for 20 minutes in the morning. Apana mudra can be practiced just before you feel to clear the bowels. Keep it even while seated on the toilet seat. Apana mudra helps in clearing the toxins from the body. It energies the Apana Vayu thus facilitating clearing of bowels and mucus from respiratory organs.

Practice Jnana mudra during your prayer ritual or during meditation. You can also do it while sitting idle. Make sure your back is straight while doing this mudra. You can do it for any duration as long as your hands feel comfortable.

Finally, you should practice Prana mudra for as less as 20 minutes and as long as 45 minutes during the day. It can be practiced while walking, lying, and sitting or whenever you feel fatigued or drained. Prana mudra will keep your eyes healthy and will keep away hot flushes and emotional irritability.

Make sure you do not overstretch. Leave the mudra If your hands are feeling tired. Yoga does not encourage any form of violence with body and soul.