Fitness Challenge was a Smart Build-Up for Yoga Day

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Congress and Modi’s other political rivals laugh at the boast that Modi internationalised Yoga. That accomplishment, they say, go to selfless yogis like the late BKS Iyengar, who is said to have given to China yogic power long before Modi travelled to that country to teach the Chinese rudimentary Yoga. A report, for Different […]

Buddhist Meditation Aims at the Development of Awareness

Reading Time: 4 minutesZen meditation uses two different tacks: the first is the direct plunge into awareness by sheer will. You sit down and just sit, meaning that you toss out of your mind everything except pure awareness of sitting. This sounds very simple. It is not. The second Zen approach, used in the Rinzai School, is that […]

Pranayama and Meditation for Healthy and Glowing Skin

Reading Time: 8 minutesOur fashionista and beauty expert, Shameena, tells us how Prayanama and meditation can help keep the skin young and glowing, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths.  Each and every person, irrespective of the gender dreams of achieving healthy and glowing skin that shines from within. But in today’s world where we are surrounded […]

The Green Blood: Wheatgrass Juice – II

Reading Time: 5 minutesWheatgrass juice proves to be an elixir for those suffering from hypertension, fatty liver because it is a rich source of Magnesium and Potassium. These minerals lower blood pressure and a deficiency can actually raise it. This juice is also beneficial in preventing premature greying of hair. London-based Parna, a certified nutritionist and fitness expert, […]

Super Soya: The Miracle Bean!

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoya is known as the miracle bean. London-based Parna, a certified nutritionist, and a fitness expert tells us the importance of including soya beans, in some form, in the daily diet of vegetarians, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. With the recognition of being an important commercial pulse of the world, the East Asian […]

Yoga as a Lifestyle

Reading Time: 4 minutesYoga is being practiced in all forms today including Art Yoga, Dance Yoga, Dynamic Yoga and Power Yoga. It dates back to the time of the Indus Valley civilisation and the times of the Rig Veda. Yoga as a concept slowly emerged in the Bhagavad Gita and in Shanti Parva of Mahabharata. Yoga is most […]

Sleep well for Recovery: Another Name for Results!

Reading Time: 4 minutesSleep is very important for recovery of the body. London-based Parna, a certified nutritionist, and a fitness expert, tells us the importance of good sleep, in the new weekly column, Life-n-Fitness, beginning this Saturday, exclusively in Different Truths. We tend to think that it’s all the hard work which the athletes do that gives them […]

Backbends for Suppleness, Strength and Rejuvenation of the Body

Reading Time: 5 minutesContinuing with backbends, our Yoga expert, Navodita, tells us about Ushtra Asana and Bheka Asana. Backbends stimulate the proper functioning of the digestive system, help preserve the health of the spinal disks, and open the body to deep diaphragmatic breathing. It is, therefore, an important of any Hatha Yoga routine. People with drooping shoulders and a hunch back […]

Asanas for Restorative Effect on Body, Mind and Soul

Reading Time: 5 minutesNavodita, our Yoga expert, tells us about its restorative effect on the body, mind and soul. Supta Padangushtha Asana is good for the stretch of the hips, thighs, hamstrings, groins and calves. It strengthens the knees, stimulates the prostate glands. It improves digestion and relieves backache, sciatica and menstrual discomfort. This is therapeutic for high blood pressure, […]

Three Asanas and Sakshi Dhyana for Rejuvenation and Positivity

Reading Time: 5 minutesOur yoga expert, Navodita, tells us about three asanas this week. She dwells with Sarvanga Asana and its variations. Sarvanga Asana is also known as the Mother of all asanas. Since, healthy blood is allowed to circulate around the neck and chest, persons suffering from breathlessness, palpitation, asthma, bronchitis and throat ailments get relief. It also removes common colds […]