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“Pavan” means ‘wind’ and “Mukta” means ‘free’ or ‘release’. This posture helps in removal of excess wind in the digestive system.
Benefits: Cures flatulence;
Gives relief from constipation and also improves the digestive system;
Lower back gets strengthened;
Removes flab from your back and abdomen;
Neck and back get stretched;
Circulatory system performs better.
Procedure: Lie down on your back with legs stretched out and arms on the sides. Rest your palms on the ground. Inhale and lift your legs up and keep it perpendicular to the ground. Fold your legs at the knee and bring the knees close to your chin. The thighs should rest on the abdomen. Keep the knees and ankles of both legs together. Wrap your arms around the knees. Try to catch the elbows of the opposite hands. Raise your head above the ground. Bend your neck and try to touch the forehead on the knees. Breathing normally, maintain this posture for some time. Straighten your neck and bring your head back to the ground. Release your knees and bring the hands to the sides. Inhale slowly and lift your legs up to make 90 degrees with the ground. Exhale and bring the legs back on the ground.
Caution: Do not strain your neck.
Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is usually soft and fragrant and its flesh is creamy yellow like coloured and pasty with irregular oval seeds. Breadfruit is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and very high in Vitamin C, dietary fibre and Potassium. The nutritional value of breadfruit helps you to maintain optimum health. The kind of fibre in breadfruit actually lowers the LDL levels (the “bad” cholesterol) while raising the levels of the HDL (the “good” cholesterol) which protect the arteries. Breadfruit protects the body from heart diseases and heart attacks. Consuming breadfruit on a regular basis can reduce the risk of developing colon cancer. Breadfruit leaf is believed to lower blood pressure and is also believed to reduce asthma. Toasted flowers of the breadfruit tree are also rubbed on the gums as a cure for tooth ache. Breadfruit is very rich in healthy Omega fats. Breadfruit increases the body power by the fatty acids, namely, Omega-3 and Omega-6.
Recipe of the Month
1 breadfruit, mature (firm)
1 Hawaiian chili pepper (optional)
Procedure: Boil breadfruit with a little salt and Hawaiian chili pepper (optional). Peel, core and slice breadfruit into ¼ inch slices. Sprinkle with curry powder. Deep fry breadfruit in oil until golden. Sprinkle with salt, if desired.
Diet Tip: Eat protein at every meal.
Bikaner is a District in the northwest of the State of Rajasthan in northern India. It is located 330 km northwest of the state capital, Jaipur. Bikaner retains the medieval grandeur that permeates the city’s lifestyle. Bikaner is well connected to the nearby towns and cities of importance. The imposing palaces, beautiful and richly sculptured temples of red and yellow sand stones display some of the finest creations of the Rajput civilization. Junagarh Fort contains 37 palaces built at different times by different rulers starting from Gurjars, Pratiharas, Rajputs, Chauhans, Bhalli, Rathore etc. Beautiful paintings kept in the museum inside is another interesting feature of the Fort while the palaces namely Anup Mahal, Ganga Niwas, Durbar Hall, Har Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Karan Mahal, Pool Mahal and Chandra Mahal add a charm to the Fort. Laxmi Niwas Palace designed by a British architect holds the beauty of Indo-Saracenic architecture. At present this palace is being used as a five star hotel. Lalgarh Palace has now been converted to a luxurious hotel containing two vilas called Lakshmi vila and Shiv vila. A unique blend of European luxury and oriental fantasy found in the palace has now become the topmost tourist spot to visit. Camel breeding farm is an interesting place to witness different sizes of camels and to taste the milk of camel. Bhandeshwar Jain Temple is located about 5 km away from Bikaner and is one of the highest temples in the world. This temple is famous for its excellent glass works. Made out of red stone, the wall paintings and Usha art has made it more popular. Laxmi Nath Temple is one of the oldest temples of Bikaner and a top tourist destination. Karni Mata Temple is a home to thousands of rats and if one such rat touches a visitor it is considered to be very sacred. Shivbari Temple is a beautiful temple and is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. A beautiful four faced statue of Lord Shiva is the main attraction of this sacred place. Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, the lush foliage of woods on the Jaisalmer road, is a haven to Nilgai, Chinkara, Black Buck, Wild Boar, flocks of imperial sand grouse and many more migratory birds. The Camel Festival, held in the month of January, is the most exciting festival. Competitions related to camels like camel races, milking, dancing, etc., make this festival even more interesting. The old temples, palaces and forts hold some of the best architectural work enriching the whole State of Rajasthan. While going to Bikaner don’t forget to eat Bikaner Bhujia, a spicy snack which is the specialty of the place.