We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body.
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"Bala" means 'child' in Sanskrit.
Provides relaxation of body and mind;
Spinal column becomes stronger;
Helps to overcome fatigue;
Brings relief from back and neck pain;
Entire back, hips, thighs and knees get a good stretch and thus get relaxed.
Procedure: Kneel down on the floor. Knees and heels should be together. Rest your posterior on the heels. Spread your knees apart. Bend your trunk forward and bring the head down. Touch the forehead on the floor. The abdomen should be in between the thighs. Extend your hands back to reach the ankle. Place your palms on the floor face turned down. Stay in this posture for about 30 seconds, breathing normally. Raise your body gradually straight up, as you inhale. Exhale and return to normal sitting position.
: Expectant mothers should never practice Balasana.
Dragon Fruit ( Pitaya Fruit )
is among the most nutritious and wonderful exotic fruits. It features a mouth watering light sweet taste, an intense shape and colour, not forgetting its outstanding flowers. In addition to being tasty and refreshing, this beautiful fruit boasts of a lot of water and other vital minerals with varied nutritional ingredients. Due to its vital nutrients, the Pitaya fruit is suitable for all diets as it supplements fibre which is best for laxative and the liver. People who have high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity have attested to the fruit's goodness. Recent findings show that if an obese person eats a Pitaya fruit on a regular basis, it naturally reduces the weight considerably, creating a well balanced body without compromising on the individual's health. Pitaya fruits are highly concentrated with Vitamin C and minerals. The protein component of the Pitaya fruit enhances the body's metabolism. Calcium reinforces bones and aids in formation of healthy teeth. Vitamin B2 acts as a multi-vitamin to recover and improve loss of appetite. Vitamin B1 assists in production of energy as well as metabolizing carbohydrates. Vitamin B3 lowers bad cholesterol level and enhances the appearance of the skin by moisturizing and smoothening it.
Recipe of the Month
Dragon Fruit Jelly
- 25 - 30 gms agar-agar
- 100 gms sugar
- 1 litre water
- 200 gms of dragon fruit
- 3 pieces pandan leaves
Method: Boil the water. Add sugar, agar-agar and pandan leaves to boiled water. Stir on medium low heat till sugar and agar-agar get dissolved and turn off heat. Discard pandan leaves. Pour mixture onto a suitable 2 inch deep tray or moulding and drop dragon fruit cubes into the mixture. Allow to cool down before chilling it in the fridge.
: Drink 8 glasses of water everyday
Kota is a part of the southeastern region of Rajasthan, known as Hadoti and is one of the important industrial centres of Rajasthan. Kota has Asia's largest fertilizer plant, precision instrument unit and atomic power station nearby. Chemicals, fertilizers, synthetic fibres, tyrecord, sophisticated instruments, have taken the city in the mainstream. Withstanding these material qualities, it is mainly the beautiful and picturesque locations that form the basis of Kota Travel and Tourism. Massive forts, magnificent palaces, charming waterways, along with the exotic wildlife and delicate fresco paintings surely capture the heart of the tourists. Maharao Madho Singh Museum is situated in the old palace. The museum has on display a rich collection of Rajput miniature paintings (Kota school), sculptures, murals, arms, etc. Also exhibited are some artistic items used by the former rulers of Kota. Government Museum exhibits an array of rare coins, manuscripts, sections of Hadoti sculpture, etc. The most remarkable item on display is a sculpted statue brought here from Baroli. Kishore Sagar is a scenic lake which houses a palace, Jag Mandir in the centre. Made up of red sandstone, the palace looks a picture of serenity standing in the middle of the lake. Nearby is Keshar Bagh housing some royal cenotaphs. Chambal Garden situated near the river Chambal serves as a popular picnic spot. The garden is nearby Amar Niwas Palace and presents a picturesque sight. One can even go for boating in the Chambal River. Kota Barrage, the irrigation canal system on the Chambal River serves as an ideal venue for excursions and evening walks. Haveli of Devtaji, in the heart of a busy market, is adorned with impressive murals and rooms beautifully decorated with some amazing miniature paintings. Kansua Temple is famous for a rare four-faced Shivlinga that it enshrines. Darrah Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 50 km from Kota. There are spotted deer, wild boars, bears, sambhars, leopards, panthers and antelopes. Apart from these some other places to see in Kota are Mathuradheesh Temple , Yatayat Park, Adhar Shila, Budh Singh Bafna Haveli, Godavari Dham Mandir, Bhitria Kund, Haryali Water Park, etc . The most prominent festival in Kota is the annual Dusshera Mela. It is a 12-day celebration held in October. With its rich tradition in arts and crafts, Kota has a special place in the heart for every Indian woman as its exclusive range of hand woven sarees appeal greatly to them. They are made of cotton and silk. One can have an assortment of these Kota Sarees at the Kota Main Bazaar. One can obtain miniature handicrafts and hand woven checkered and printed Kota saris.