We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body.
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Purna Title Asana
The word "Purna" refers to 'complete' and "Titali" means 'butterfly' in Sanskrit. In this pose the legs are spread out the way a butterfly opens its wings in flight.
- Relieves stress and lifts your spirits;
- Inner thighs get relaxed;
- Helps overcome fatigue;
- Soothes your legs;
- Beneficial to the uro-genital system.
Procedure: Sit on the floor with your legs stretched in front. Keep your head, neck and spine erect. Hold the ankles of the respective legs. Bend the legs at the knees and bring the feet closer to the body. The soles of both feet should be joined. Follow with one round of inhalation and exhalation. Pull the joined feet closer to the groin. Place both the palms on the respective thighs. Take a deep breath and press the thighs down. Remove the hands from the thighs and hold the feet together. Move the knees up and down without any support. Exhale. Do not lean in front or back while performing the pose. Close your eyes and breathing normally continue flapping the knees for as long as possible.
: People with knee pain should avoid this yoga pose.
Sapodilla also known as chikoo ( Manilkara zapota). It is extremely sweet to taste, and tastes very much like cotton candy or caramel and has a grainy texture. It is rich in carbohydrates, which, in turn, makes it a high-calorie and high-energy fruit. An interesting sapodilla nutrition fact is that it has a very high content of vitamin C, followed by other vitamins including vitamins A and B-complex. Sapodilla is also rich in minerals including copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, calcium and electrolytes including sodium and potassium. Sapodilla is a rich source of the poly-phenolic antioxidant tannin. One of sapodilla's benefits is its ability to cure diarrhoea. Sapodilla is also a rich source of fibre. Sapodilla fruit regulates the metabolism and keeps the digestive tract clean. It is rich in minerals which help in formation of essential enzymes and gastric juices. Sapodilla fruit is also a rich source of anti-oxidants and helps prevent cancer. In addition, intake of chikoo fruit during pregnancy is highly recommended; this is because of sapodilla's high nutrition content. It helps revitalize the skin, making you look younger and preventing the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, and patches on skin.
Recipe of the Month
- 5 chikoos
- 200 gms mava (khoya)
- 7 tbsp sugar
- 3 to 4 cardamoms (elaichi)
Method: Peel and mash the chikoos. Cook in a vessel for 5 minutes. Add sugar and stir till it is absorbed completely. Remove and add mava. Mix well. Then pour into a dish and sprinkle powdered cardamoms. Spread silver paper.
: Chew food thoroughly for better digestion and assimilation.
Palampur is a fascinating spot in the Kangra Valley, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine forests. The scenery presents a sublime and beautiful contrast - the plain presents a picture of rural loveliness and repose, while the hills are majestic. There are a number of places of tourist importance near Palampur. Tea Factory is the hub of tea plantations in North India. During the trip to this hill resort, do not forget to pay a visit to the tea factory run by the Cooperative Society in order to enhance your knowledge on the processing and manufacturing of the world famous Kangra tea. Church of St. John in the Wilderness truly represents the age-old grandeur of the period. Bundla Chasm, renowned for its spectacular waterfall, is a favourite picnic locale for visitors. The serene landscape here makes it among the frequented tourist attractions in Palampur. Neugal Khad is an ideal place to relax amidst nature's breathtaking beauty. The serene Bundla stream flows through this 300 m wide chasm that offers a picnic locale to tourists. Located barely a kilometer away from Palampur, it commands a spectacular vista of the snow-clad Dhauladhar Hills. Temple of Bunsla Mata dates back to nearly five centuries and continues to attract visitors in large numbers. The drive to the temple through sprawling acres of fragrant tea plantations and lush green fields is beautiful. Andretta village is among the most largely visited excursions from Palampur. The village is home to exquisite handicrafts produced by the local artists and attracts tourists in large numbers from different parts of the world. Pottery making is the most famous art practiced here. The historic town of Sujanpur Tira is yet another popular excursion site from Palampur where one can visit a number of ancient forts and temples. The remarkable architecture of the monuments needs to be seen here. Baijnath, home to the magnificent Shiva Temple, attracts visitors from all over the country in large numbers. Gopalpur has a mini Zoo where one would find some of the most fascinating and rare species of birds and animals. Kids would surely love the visit but adults too would find it an interesting experience.