We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body.
Next in the series is:
This pose involves abdominal twisting.
- Spinal nerves are toned, strengthening you emotionally;
- Legs are toned, helping in aligning posture;
- Metabolism is tweaked, due to the massaging pressure on abdomen, aiding weight loss;
- Waist and hips are trimmed;
- Helps regularize bowel movements and prepares the body for the day ahead.
Procedure: Lie on your back. Spread your arms out, placing them on the floor, palms down. Inhale. Bend the right leg at the knee. Place the right sole on the left thigh. Exhale. Using your left hand press down right knee to the floor on the left. Simultaneously, twist your head to gaze at the right hand. Hold for a few seconds, without letting off the pressure on the bent knee, breathing evenly. Release, repeat three to five times. Relax. Repeat entire sequence for the other side.
Jambul or Jamun
Jamuns (Syzygium cumini) are shiny crimson black when ripe and has a seed in the centre. The fruit has a sweetish, mildly astringent taste. Jamun is a healthy fruit with absolutely no trace of sucrose. Jamun is a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin C. The fruit also has blood purifying properties. Daily intake of jamun fruit or jamun extract offers a natural and safe way to prevent the onset of diabetes. Also, oral administration of jamun extract boosts insulin levels in people affected by diabetes. It is therefore, the only fruit with minimum calories and is one of the best medicines for treatment of diabetes. It is also helpful in skin related ailments, an effective remedy for indigestion, soothing stomach cramps and dispersing gas. The jambul fruit is an effective food remedy for bleeding piles. The fruit should be taken with salt every morning for two or three months in its season. The use of the fruit in this manner in every season will effect radical cure and save the user from bleeding piles for entire life. Fresh jambul fruit taken with honey is also an effective medicine for bleeding piles. Natural acids in the jambul fruit play an important role in the secretion of digestive enzymes and stimulate the liver functions. The whole tree of jamun is known for its medicinal properties. It is therefore used very extensively in traditional methods of medicine like Ayurveda and Unani.
Recipe of the Month
- 500 gms Jamun
- Quantity of Sugar will be half the measurement of the weight of the Juice extracted (For Example: If the juice extracted is weighed to be 400gms then the Sugar to be added will be 200 gms)
- ½ tsp Citric Acid
Wash the Jamun and put them in a thick-bottomed pan. Add water just enough to drown them. Add Citric Acid to it and let it boil for 15 minutes. Let it cool. Squeeze the juice out of the fruits in the water and sieve it. The seeds and skins will separate. Now again boil the juice on medium flame. Stir continuously. The juice will slowly thicken into a jam consistency. Remove from heat and store in glass jars.
Hint: To check whether the juice has reached the right consistency, drop a drop of the mixture in cold water. If the drop sinks to the bottom as a single blob it signifies that the jam is ready.
Diet Tip: Use non-food alternatives to cope with stress.
Mussoorie popularly known as the Queen of Hills is 34 kms from Dehradun and is situated at an altitude of 2003 mtrs in the Garhwal hills. It provides excellent respite to people who want relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains, especially since it is close enough to the capital to make a just weekend trip. There are many places of interest for tourists in Mussoorie like Gun Hill, which offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri group etc. and a bird's eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon Valley. Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. Municipal Garden is a famous picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with boating facilities. Childer's Lodge is the highest peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba. Snow view from this spot is exhilarating. The main charm of Camel's Back Road is horse riding and walking. Sunset view of the Himalayas is superb. Kempty Fall has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refreshing and enjoyable for children and adults alike. Nag Devta Temple provides a charming view of Doon Valley as well as of Mussoorie. Mussoorie Lake, a newly developed picnic spot, situated on Mussoorie- Dehradun road is about 6 kms from Mussoorie. It is a delightful spot. Pedal boats are available. Van Chetna Kendra is at a distance of about 2 kms on Tehri bye pass road. The main attraction is the wildlife of the park like Ghurar, Kanankar, Himalayan Peacock, Monal etc. Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill) is situated on the top of the Benog Hill and has an idol of Mata Durga in it. Clous End the bungalow built in 1838 by a British Major is one of the First Four buildings of Mussoorie. Naga Tibba is an ideal spot for trekking. Naga Tibba is the highest peak around Mussoorie at 10,000 feet and is covered by thick forests. Surkhanda Devi Temple at 35 km down the Mussoorie - Tehri road is perched on a peak, and demands a stiff two-km climb from devotees. Mussoorie is a beautiful place which should be visited by everyone!