We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body.
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“Viparit” means ‘inverted’ and “Karani” means ‘action’. In this pose the body is kept inverted.
Benefits: Blood circulation to the neck, head and face is augmented;
Adrenal,gonad, pituitary and thyroid glands function better;
Helps in developing inner harmony.
Method: Lie down on the floor on your back with your legs together. Keep your hands on either side with palms facing the floor. Inhale and pressing down the palms, raise both your legs together. Both legs should be straight without any bending of knees. Keep raising the legs till they are perpendicular to the ground. Exhale. Inhale. Exhaling slowly take your legs back towards the head. Raise the hips and lower back too. Make the legs parallel to the floor. Complete exhalation. Stay in this posture and breathe normally a couple of times. Fold your arms at the elbow and place your palms on the buttocks. Inhale slowly. Supporting your hips with the palms, bring the legs back so they are again perpendicular to the ground. Exhale and again breathe normally. Both legs should still be straight and joined together. Keep your view fixed on the toes of the feet. Hold this posture for as long as you can, breathing normally. Slowly return to the starting position.
Acerola cherry also known as the Barbados cherry or wild crapemyrtle is juicy, often as much sour as sweet in flavour and very high in vitamin C and other nutrients. And with health benefits such as the ability to fight cancer, reduce headaches, reduce fever, boost the immune system, strengthen the liver, improve the skin, it’s no wonder why the status of acerola cherry has come a far way. Acerola cherry, along with being eaten fresh, is used to flavour drinks. Acerola cherry contains high levels of Vitamin A, folate, Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin A improves our vision and removes free radicals from the body. Vitamin C repairs tissue, and helps prevent heart disease and cancer. The potassium found in acerola cherries regulates blood pressure and heart function and can even elevate our mood. Folate is essential for making new cells, protecting against heart disease and for protecting babies against mental retardation and debilitating diseases. Acerola cherries also help to relieve sore throat, fever, constipation, scurvy, diarrhoe
and liver disorders.
Recipe of the Month
Method: In a large heavy saucepan or stockpot, combine the acerola with 2 litres cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for approximately 5 minutes. Drain the acerola, let cool slightly, then blend completely in a blender, in batches if necessary. Pass the resulting acerola pulp through a fine sieve into a medium saucepan. Add the parsley, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook, stirring from time to time, for approximately 10 minutes or until the sauce is nicely thickened.
Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the capital of West Bengal. It is a city steeped in culture, art and philosophy. There is a plethora of sightseeing places in Kolkata. Fort William is a must visit place here. It was the guardroom of the two-storied building, where the black hole tragedy took place. Indian Museum is a wonderful place for art and artifact lovers in Kolkata that one may see and explore. It is the largest museum in India. At present it has more than sixty galleries dedicated to Geology, Archaeology, Zoology, Anthropology, Art and Botany. This museum is the nineth oldest regular museum in the world. The Asiatic Society in Kolkata started functioning from the year 1784. Original paintings, manuscripts, engravings, Ashokan Rock Edicts and coins are some of the things one may explore while on a visit to the place. Victoria Memorial built in the memory of Queen Victoria is made of white marble. The memorial has galleries that exhibit rare collections of coins, paintings, stamps, sculptures, arms and other historic artifacts. St. Paul’s Cathedral was built in the year 1847 and had an essence of Indo-Gothic architecture. The church also contains collection of antique books and paintings. One would get mesmerized by the inner grandeur that contains intricate artwork on wall, mosaic panels, mural paintings and Florentine frescoes. One of the popular places to visit in Kolkata, is the Marble Palace. The stunning beauty of the white marbles would leave one mesmerized. Jagannath Temple is also located in the premises but it remains accessible to the family members. The place also harbours a small zoo, lawns and other attractions. The architecture is neoclassical and also has signs of Chinese pavilion. It is also home to a collection of rare clocks, urns, mirrors and other exquisite objects. The Eden Garden Cricket Stadium was built in 1864 and is the second largest stadium in the world behind Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in India. One of the major attractions of this garden is the famous Giant Banyan Tree, which is said to be around two centuries old. The Zoological Garden in Alipore is said to be the oldest zoo in the country. It became operational in the year 1876. Some of the attractions of the zoo are the Royal Bengal Tiger, Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, Indian Elephant, Jaguar, Reticulated Giraffe, African Elephant, Macaw, Golden Pheasant and Hornbills. It also has a variety of reptiles like Crocodiles and Snakes. Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata. Smeared with shops and vendors selling variety of items, Esplanade is one of the popular places to see in Kolkata. From books to garments one would be taken through a unique ride of sight and sound. Park Street is another great place to visit as the place has its own charm. The street is also filled with host of hang-out joints and restaurants. From weekly flea markets to trendy shopping malls, Kolkata has something for everyone.