We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body.
Next in the series is:
- Strengthens your arms and shoulders so that they can hold the weight of your body;
- Abdominal organs are massaged and digestion is stimulated;
- People suffering from bloated stomach and gas in the belly get relief;
- Activates the first chakra, our root chakra.
Procedure: Sit straight in Padmasana and place your hands on the floor at your sides. Exhale and lift your buttocks from the ground by lifting your weight with your hands. Hang your full weight onto your arms as if you were a bag of rice and needed to measure the weight of it. Hold the position for a few breaths, then inhale and slowly come back down to the floor.
Ugli fruit is a citrus fruit created by hybridizing a grape fruit. It is widely cultivated for its juicy edible fruit which has tough aromatic rinds. The yellow pigment in the flesh and skin of ugli fruit provides the flavonoids quercetin or bioflavonoids and rutin. All these phenols are strong antioxidants that help counteract free radicals that cause chronic disease. Loaded with vitamin C (another powerful antioxidant), folic acid and dietary fibre, this hybrid fruit improves, heals and helps promote gastrointestinal health. It is also helpful in maintaining bowel integrity. The unique fruit pulp is applied on skin to make it fair. Ugli fruit also features benefit of being anti-allergic and at the same time helps manage blood pressure.
Recipe of the Month
- One Ugli fruit peeled and cut into segments
- One curly endive washed and drained
- Large, non-reactive saucepan
- Two ounces lambs lettuce washed and drained
- One small radicchio, washed and drained
- Four tbsp oil
- Two tbsp cider and Ugli juice
- One garlic glove and black pepper
Method: Toss the salad and fruit together and mix the salad dressing in a jar. Add salt and pepper to taste and now serve it.
Ajmer, an ancient pilgrimage town is situated on the banks of the Ana Sagar Lake at an altitude of 486 meters above sea level. Ajmer is a well-known destination and famous as a Muslim Pilgrimage centre. Apart from religious significance, Ajmer is also known for its heritage attractions. The culture and arts & crafts of Ajmer are rich and rightly prove the rich tourism in Rajasthan. Dargah Sharif is the main attraction of Ajmer. It is the shrine tomb of the Sufi Saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti who came here from Persia. One of the most sacred Muslim shrines in India, the Dargah is equally revered by Hindus. The actual tomb of the saint is built in marble with a gold-plated dome and is surrounded by a marble screen with a silver railing. Taragarh Fort, a mammoth fort overlooks the city of Ajmer. The fort has six entrance points. There is also Miran-Saheb-Ki-Dargah here. The fort offers a spectacular view of city and bordering Nagpahari Hills as well. Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhopra is a modern mosque built in old fashion. The reason behind its name is that it was built in 'Adhai Din' meaning 'two and a half days'. It is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Nasiyan Jain Temple is one of the most worth visiting attractions of Ajmer. The interior of this famous temple is decorated with gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones. Kishangarh Fort houses several elegant palaces worth visiting. Foy Sagar Lake constructed under a famine relief project, by an English engineer, Mr Foy, is a picturesque artificial lake. One can enjoy beautiful and serene views of the Aravalli hills and birds flying overhead. Pushkar is a popular place where a lot of Hindu pilgrims come to visit the sacred town of Lord Brahma. The 14th century Pushkar temple dedicated to Brahma and the iconic Pushkar lake, are some favourite spots in the town. And the liveliest of the days here are those when the grand Pushkar Fair is organized. Other places of interest around Ajmer are Mangliyawas , 26kms from Ajmer, famous for two 800 years old trees of a rare species, popularly known as 'Kalpa-Vriksha'. Beawar , 54kms from Ajmer, is famous for the Badshahi procession festival held on the next day of Holi when people participate in large numbers and throw 'Gulal' on each other. Kishangarh , 27kms from Ajmer has one of the finest schools for miniature paintings during 18th century. Badnor , 80kms from Ajmer is best known for its 500 years old imposing fort. Pachewar , 90kms from Ajmer is a small village in Rajasthan, which is an ideal stopover for tourists travelling between Ajmer and Jaipur. The lake at Pachewar attracts thousands of migratory birds in the winters, a sight mostly loved by tourists. At Ajmer, one can look for items which have Rajasthani fervor and which echo the old-world mood of the area. The splendid silver jewellery with traditional old designs is the main tourist craze. The other things to be purchased are antiques, curios, mesmerizing contemporary gold and silver jewellery, colourful tie-and-dye sarees and fabrics, and embroidered 'jutis'. There is also a beautiful display of local colourful handicrafts at the annual Urs fair.