We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body.
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"Gau" means 'cow' in Sanskrit.
- Neck and upper part of the body get stretched;
- Abdominal organs benefit from this pose;
- Spinal column gets massaged.
Procedure: Get down on all fours with your palms and knees on the floor and the back straightened out, forming a table top. Keep your knees straight below the hips. Straighten your arms, so that the wrist, elbow and shoulder are in one straight line. Keep your head in the center. Do not let the head hang down. Fix your gaze on the floor. Inhale. As you inhale, raise your chest and buttocks towards the ceiling. Push your belly downwards towards the floor so that it forms a curve. Exhale and raise your spine so that it forms an arc. Raise your head and look straight ahead. Exhale and bring the spine back to the table top position. Repeat 10-12 times.
Caution : People with neck injury should avoid this pose.
Avocado ( Persea americana) is pear shaped and hence it is sometimes called 'Avocado Pear'. The pulp has a pleasing taste and is creamy in consistency. The fruit is rich in potassium content which regulates blood pressure. The fruit is also used to heal people who suffer from digestive and circulatory problems. Avocado, due to its high calorie content, is good for those who want to increase their weight. The fruit is also a good source of vitamins A, B1, D, E, K and B. Avocados have an abundance of vitamin E which is an essential vitamin that protects against a host of diseases and helps in maintaining overall health. The fruit is also said to cure the blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It also contains amino acids, lecithin and other fatty acids. It is useful for people suffering from skin problems. The Avocado oil is useful in treating skin orders like Eczema and Psoriasis. The oil is deep olive green in colour and has a sweet nutty aroma. It nourishes the skin and makes it glow. Avocados have a delicate flavour and a smooth, creamy consistency which makes them a perfect food for babies. A slice of avocado improves body's ability to absorb arytenoids. Avocadoes have medicinal qualities as well. They are used in alternative medicine to treat arthritis, high cholesterol, and gum disease. Avocados are always eaten raw because heating can cause them to become bitter. They can be added to cooked dishes just before serving. Avoid keeping the avocado fruit in the freezer.
Recipe of the Month
Avocado Milk Shake
- Avocado - 1
- Milk - 2 glasses
- Sugar - 2 Tbsp
Method : Cut the avocado into two pieces; discard the big seed from it. Extract the inner greenish yellow pulp from the fruit with the help of spoon. The green outer covering should be discarded as well. Add milk and sugar to the fruit pulp and grind it in a mixer grinder. Keep the milk shake in a refrigerator for 2 hours. Serve cool.
: Start eating a big breakfast. It helps you eat fewer total calories throughout the day.
The biggest city in Assam, Guwahati is one of the important tourist destinations in the North east. The city of Guwahati offers numerous tourist sites, some religious and some natural, for the travellers. Famously known as the best among the tantrik shrines of Shakti worship in the world, the Kamakhya Temple stands on the top of the Nilachal Hill. Higher to the Kamakhya Temple is located the temple of Bhubaneshwari from where one can have a panoramic view of the town of Guwahati. Shiva Temple reachable by motor boats and public ferries from Umananda Ghat, is positioned on an island amid the Brahmaputra River. Navagraha Temple in eastern part of the city of Guwahati is located on top of a hill. It is referred to as the "temple of nine planets", - a center of astrology and astronomy. Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji Temple covering a huge area of two acres at Betkuchi is one of the famous tourist attractions in Guwahati. At approximately 12 km from the railway station lays the Vashistha Ashram (the abode of sage Vashistha). It is an interesting old shrine, amid lots of greens and three lovely rivulets, Kanta, Lalita, and Sandhya . Deepor Beel, Dighalipukhuri, Silpukhuri, Nakkatapukhuri and Jorphukhur are among the various natural and artificial lakes that are some of the finest sightseeing options. For tourists looking for urban activities, there are plenty of options. Pan Bazaar, Fansi Bazaar, Ganeshguri, Paltan Bazaar, and Beltola Bazaar are some of the options for marketing in Guwahati. Besides the temple tour, Guwahati also has some interesting tourist attractions. Guwahati Zoo should be on the itinerary if you are a wild life enthusiast because it is the largest natural zoo of the country. There are various museums to be visited in Guwahati like State Museum, Anthropological Museum, Forest Museum, and Cottage Industries Museum which are treasure houses of Assam's rich cultural past. The Guwahati planetarium , located on MG Road will also be a fascinating experience. To get a real experience of the rich arts of Assam one should stop over at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Panjabari. Other attractions in the outskirts of Guwahati are the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary and Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary . State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is another popular destination for tourists. The Zoo cum Botanical Garden is basically natural in the sense that it covers the south western slopes of the Japorigog Hill, which is a part of the Hengerabari Reserve Forest. Apart from these the zoo cum botanical garden has other added attractions like Children Park, Forest Museum, Orchid House, a lake with Boating facility, Watch Tower, Palm Grove and a Herbarium, which make it a center of attraction for the local people and tourists. Assam State Museum is another important point for tourists, which is located near Dighalipukhuri in the heart of the city. A large number of local visitors, excurtionists, and domestic tourists visit this museum daily. Gandhi Mandap Memorial of the Father of the Nation, located at the top of the Sarania Hill, provides an ideal view of the fast growing cityscape. Apart from these, Umananda and Sukleswar Temples are other two attractive sites. Kaziranga National Park is the place that features everything from wetlands, grasslands, dense forests and riverine habitats. Kaziranga National Park is considered one of the most picturesque wildlife habitats in the entire southern Asia.