We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body.
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"Surya" refers to 'sun' and "Namaskar" means 'salutation' in Sanskrit. Surya Namaskar involves series of 12 yoga postures which are done in one long continual process.
- Nervous system gets toned;
- Enhances memory;
- Hair related problems like dandruff, hair fall, premature graying can all be treated;
- Blood circulation to all parts of the body improves;
- Helps in reducing abdominal flab;
- Spine gets stretched and becomes supple.
- Restores a young glow to your face and helps get rid of signs of aging;
- Insomnia can be overcome;
- Revitalizes you and makes you stronger;
- Stimulates the peristalsis and thereby helps in regulating bowel functioning.
Procedure: Stand erect in Tadasana with your legs close together and palms joined together in front of your chest. Exhale completely. Inhale and raise your hands above your head and bend backwards. Exhale and bend forward. Inhale and extend your right leg behind as far as possible supporting yourself on the hands and left leg. Keep the right leg straight and look in front. Exhale and take your left leg behind and place it in alignment with the right leg. Your body should be resting on your hands and feet. Keep your body straight and firm. Exhale and lower your body to touch the floor. Inhale and raise your head and trunk with a slight back arch. Exhale and now raise your body up, keeping the palms and feet still on the ground to form an inverted 'V'. Keep your head hanging in between your hands. Look at your navel. Inhale and bring your right leg forward and look up. Keep the left leg extended backwards. Exhale and bring the left leg forward and keep bending down from your waist. Inhale and raise your trunk. Stretch your arms overhead with palms joined. Exhale and bring your arms down to the sides slowly. This completes one round of Surya Namaskar.
Sweet, delicious nectarine is closely related to peach. Juicy, delicious nectarines are low in calories (100 gram just provide 44 calories) and contains no saturated fats. They are packed with numerous health promoting anti-oxidants, plant nutrients, minerals and vitamins. Fresh nectarines have small amounts of vitamin C. Nectarines have small but healthy concentrations of other anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin E and flavonoid poly phenolic anti-oxidants lutein, zea-xanthin and ß-cryptoxanthin. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes. The fruit is a healthy source of some of B-complex vitamins and minerals. It is good in niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, and pyridoxine. In addition, it contains an appropriate ratio of minerals and electrolytes such as potassium, iron, zinc, copper and phosphorus. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
Recipe of the Month
Nectarine Ice Cream
- 1 pound ripe nectarines, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch wedges
- 1/3 cup sugar, or to taste
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
Procedure: Arrange the nectarine wedges on a baking sheet and freeze until solid, several hours or overnight. Put the frozen nectarines in a food processor with the sugar and process until the mixture looks like snow. With the machine running, add the vanilla and cream, stopping as needed to scrape down the sides of the container. Taste and add more sugar if needed. Process until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.
Mysore, the city of palaces, is a popular travel destination in South India. It is a leading center for traditional arts and crafts, music, dance and literature. The city is known for its magnificent palaces, majestic buildings, sprawling gardens and tree-lined boulevards. Major tourist places in and around Mysore are: Mysore Palace or the Mysore Maharaja Palace which is one of the most visited monuments in India. And it is one of the largest palaces in the country, also known as Amba Vilas Palace ; was the residence of the Wodeyar Maharajas of the Mysore State. Chamundi Hills can be viewed from a distance of about 8 to 10 kms and from all the corners of Mysore City. Chamundeshwari temple is dedicated to Sri Chamundeshwari, the titular deity of the Mysore Royal Family also described as ' Mahishasura Mardini' for having killed the buffalo headed demon Mahishasura. Brindavan Gardens lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam which is built across the river Kaveri. Mysore Zoo or Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens is one of the oldest zoos in India. It is home to a wide range of wild species and takes the credit for alluring vast number of visitors with its rich breed of flora and fauna. The beautiful St. Philomena's Church was built in 1956 and is one of the largest churches in the country. The illuminated church in the evening is a wonderful site not to be missed. The Railway Museum in Mysore was the earliest railway museums set up in India, established in 1979 by Indian Railways, it is the second such museum after the National Railway Museum in Delhi. The Jaganmohana Palace , the original home of the royal family, was burnt down in a fire and the construction of a new palace in its place was started in the year 1897 . Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion was constructed for the royal comforts of his eldest daughter Jayalakshammanni. The Lalitha Mahal Palace is the second largest palace in Mysore. It is located near the Chamundi Hills. Karanji Lake is a picturesque lake located at the footsteps of Chamundi Hills and behind Mysore Zoo. The lake attracts painted storks, pelicans and darters and a host of other winged beauties. Kukkarahalli Lake is reckoned to be a jewel in the crown of Mysore; the picturesque lake, which inspired poet laureate Kuvempu to pen many of his works, provides the much-needed lung-space to the city. Mysore city is famous and also synonymous for Mysore Silks, Mysore Jasmine, Mysore Sandalwood and Mysore Eggplant. Shopping in Mysore is also a fantastic experience.