Wellness

Wellness

Vipassana: A Logical Meditative Process through Self-observation

Reading Time: 4 minutesBroadly, ‘mindfulness’ defines any sort of meditation. Vipassana means ‘to see things as they really are’. It is a logical process through self-observation. This form of meditation was discovered by Gautam Buddha, more than 2500 years ago. For several years, he used to heal people through simply Vipassana meditation. Navodita unravels the secrets of Vipassana, […]

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Dental Bonding, Teeth Whitening and other Cosmetic Dentistry – II

Reading Time: 10 minutesShameena tells us ways to improve our smiles. In the second part of the three-part story, she tells us about dental bonding, teeth whitening and bleaching, along with its advantages and disadvantages, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Last week, we learned about dental veneers. Let’s now understand what dental bonding is. The […]

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Three Findings on Learning to Live with Alzheimer

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara reminds us what we need to do to ensure that elders in our family, in the neighbourhood or around us, are taken good care of to avoid one of the worst forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s a special feature, on the occasion of the World Alzheimer’s Day, on Sept. 21 (Thursday), this year. […]

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Cyclic Meditation and Tai Chi: Connecting with Our Deeper Selves

Reading Time: 4 minutesNavodita talks about two meditation techniques, cyclic meditation, and the Oriental Tai Chi, which are the soul of Yoga, in her weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. India has been the land of birth of several religions. Even Buddhism and Jainism are said to have found their roots in Hinduism, the religion of the majority […]

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Beautiful Smile and its Management: How Dental Veneers Help? – I

Reading Time: 7 minutesA beautiful smile makes a great first impression. It is one of the key reasons people are perceived as attractive, successful or youthful. Misaligned, badly shaped, gapped, crooked or discoloured teeth, on the other hand, may not only look unattractive and unhealthy but literally drag the face down. A flawed smile can also be one of […]

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Kripalu Yoga Integrates Various Yoga Practices

Reading Time: 3 minutesKripalu Yoga integrates various Yogic practices and heals the body, mind, and emotions through intense meditative practices. Kripalu means compassion and acknowledges each and every human being as a unique individual. The practice teaches us how to look inwards and get used to the inner wisdom in order to understand your own bodies well. Navodita […]

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Elderly Urinary Incontinence: The Feeling of Being Tied to the Toilet

Reading Time: 5 minutesRita talks about one of the embarrassing problems that elders or their families face, urinary incontinence or lack of control of the bladder. Read more in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. A trip to the bathroom is something most people can easily delay. But for the millions who suffer from urinary incontinence, delaying […]

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Yoga Vashishtha: Renunciation Stands for Fearlessness

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Yoga expert, Navodita. Tells us about Yoga Vashishtha, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Yoga Vashishtha is full of words of wisdom that succinctly explain the meaning of life, its purpose, its value and possibly shows the way to a better living. It deals with death, incarnation, karma, life, birth and old […]

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The Four Periods and Six Schools of Yoga

Reading Time: 3 minutesNavodita traces the antiquity of yoga and its four periods. She also outlines the six schools of Yoga, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Yoga, it is said, is as old as the Vedas. However, no physical evidence supports the claim that Yoga is as old as civilisation. Earliest archaeological evidence of yoga […]

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Gorakhpur Hospital Deaths: Passing the Buck is no Answer to Grim Tragedy

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe scarcity of oxygen due to non-payment of bills caused deaths of nearly 70 children in Gorakhpur. A parent came up with a heart-wrenching tale of the attending doctor not providing him with a death certificate after his child had passed away. Under the circumstances, it would be very difficult to get at the whole […]

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