We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body.
Next in the series is:
"Marjari" means 'cat' in Sanskrit.
- Spinal cord is stretched and gets massaged;
- Abdominal organs benefit from this pose;
- Helps reduce stress.
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 right 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. Exhale and raise your spine so that it forms an arc. Make sure your knees and shoulders are in position. Bring your head down. Inhale and bring the spine down to assume table top position. Repeat 10- 12 times.
Caution : People with neck injury should avoid this pose.
Cranberries fruits are round or oblong in shape and small, usually about 1/2 inch long. Their skin is smooth and shiny, and the colour varies from bright to dark red. Cranberry can be taken as a juice, the whole berry, or from an extract. Small red berries, known as cranberries, are packed full of numerous health benefits. Cranberries have been valued for their ability to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections for hundreds of years. Cranberries are full of antioxidants, which protects cells from damage by unstable molecules called free radicals. Cranberries also contain flavonoids which may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. In cranberries, proanthocyanidine prevents plaque formation on teeth. Some medical professionals and specialists believe that quinic acid abundant in cranberry may help to prevent the development of kidney stones. Potassium and manganese can be found naturally in these berries. Cranberries can even protect the stomach from ulcers because they stop bacteria from sticking to the stomach lining.
Recipe of the Month
Hot Cranberry Tea
- 3 1/2 quarts water
- 1 (12 ounce) package cranberries
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 oranges, juiced
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 12 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
Method: In a large pot, combine water and cranberries. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add sugar, orange juice, lemon juice, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Cover, and steep for 1 hour.
: Drink plenty of water or other calorie-free beverages.
Nestled in the brilliant green hills of the Nilgiris, Ooty or Udhagamandalam, is one of the favourite summer retreats of people in South India. The Hill resort of Ooty in Tamil Nadu is located in the midst of four high hills; Doddabetta, Snowdon, Elk Hill and Club Hill. It is a land of picturesque picnic spots and has always been a popular summer and weekend getaway. Besides the natural splendour there are a number of Ooty tourist attractions, these include: Botanical Garden which attracts tourists from all over the world. An explicit collection of flowering trees, beautiful shrubs, and rare coloured lilies are seen. The famous Ooty Lake stretches, in an irregular 'L' shape, for about 2.75 kms in length and varying distances in width (100m - 140m). Rose Garden has been beautifully laid out in terraces with rose tunnels, pergolas and bowers with rose creepers. It has also received the "Garden of Excellence" certificate by the World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS) in 2006. Doddabetta Peak is the highest point in the district, making it possibly the best vantage point around Ooty. It is merely 10 kms from Ooty so one can simply grab the camera and head straight to the peak, and click amazing pictures of the valley below. There is a "Telescope house" in the Doddabetta Peak to enable the tourists to get a better view. Pykara Lake is surrounded by forests. There is a Forest Rest House at Pykara. Avalanche is l ocated at a distance of 25 km from Ooty, a place that should not be missed. An exotic experience of mountain trekking could be realized at this place. Emerald Lake is a wonderful lake in the upper plateau region of the Nilgiri Hills. It is a part of the silent valley and is beside the Red Hill nature resort which is the best picnic place of the region. 6th Mile (Shooting Spot) is just 6 miles from the Ooty city. Its green and lengthy spot is surrounded by forest. One can see this spot in most of the Indian movies. 9th Mile (Shooting Spot) is 9 miles from the Ooty city. This place is called as "Shooting Medu" . Glenmorgan, the beautiful countryside with tea and eucalyptus plantations undisturbed sholas and fine views is ideal for drives and picnics. Hindustan Photo Film (HPF) is one of the major industrial units of the district and is a public sector enterprise. Kalhatty water fall, the magnanimous fall stands pretty amidst picturesque landscapes. Ketti Valley View situated on the Coonoor Road is the second largest valley in the world. The Mukkurthi Peak is a beautiful peak located at a distance of 40-km from Ooty. Furthermore, Bhavani Puzha Silent Valley , along the Western Ghats, is a feast to the visitor's eye. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is one of India's best sanctuaries. Langur, bonnet macaque, tiger, leopard, wild dog, hyena, jackal, sloth bear, elephants, gaur, sambar, spotted deer, Indian muntjac, mouse deer, wild boar, rodent and flying squirrel are part of the wildlife. Dolphin's Nose around 10 km. away from Coonoor is an excellent viewpoint. The lush vegetation and the lavender-blue sheen of the mountains offer a promise of a summer of peace.