We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body.
Next in the series is:
PLANK POSE .
- Good for toning the abdomen;
- Arms, legs and spine get stretched;
- Wrists become stronger.
Procedure: Start with assuming the Adhomukha Svanasana (downward facing dog). Inhale and bring your chest forward closer to the floor. Straighten your arms so that they are perpendicular to the ground. Your shoulder and wrist should be in one straight line. Make the upper part of the body parallel to the floor. Lift your heels off the ground. Press your palms and toes firmly on the floor. Spread your shoulders and collar bones. Press your upper thighs up towards the ceiling. Straighten your neck and face downwards. Gaze down at the floor. Do not strain your throat. Hold this pose for about 30 seconds.
Caution: People with neck injury should avoid this pose.
Apricots ( Prunus armeniaca) are beautiful orange colour fruits full of beta-carotene and fibre. The sweet Apricot fruit is blended with Vitamin C and other nutrients. Also the seed of the fruit is extracted to make oil which is used for cooking purpose. There are numerous health benefits of apricot fruit because of its various antioxidant properties. Apricot can be eaten in both dry and fresh forms. If one is suffering from constipation for a long time, then having apricots on a daily basis can be very beneficial. Apricot also helps in clearing the acidity problem and the digestion problem. It helps in increasing haemoglobin which is essential for blood. Apricot is high in calcium and iron which is essential for pregnant women and young adults. Apricot is highly recommended for eyes because it contains Vitamin A which helps in improving vision of the person. Apricot also contains beta-carotene and lycopene which controls cholesterol.
Recipe of the Month
Apricot Jam Recipe
- 250 grams Apricots
- 1/2 teaspoon citric acid
- 2 cups water
- 1 drop of yellow colour
- 1 drop of orange colour
Method: Cook apricots with water till tender and till half-a-cup of water is left. Pass through a sieve. To the pulp add sugar and cook till sugar is dissolved. Add citric acid and cook further till setting point is reached. Add colours and cook it for one minute. Pour into a jar and seal when cool.
Lonavala, also known as the jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains, is a Hill station in Maharashtra. Lonavala is endowed with some of the finest natural gifts such as hills, waterfalls, lush greenery and cool winds, thus making the entire ambience extremely soothing and enjoyable. Rajmachi Point gives a spectacular view of Rajmachi Fort , which once belonged to Shivaji. One can also get a panoramic view of the valley that surrounds it. This place is a must visit in Lonavala. Ryewood Park and Shivaji Udyan are beautiful gardens that have perfectly manicured grass, tall trees, beautiful flowers and lot of place to sit around and relax. You can also explore the ancient Shiva temple that is located in the premises here. The Tungarli Lake is a beautiful lake that looks crystal clear during the monsoons. It provides peace and serenity to all those who long to take a break from the fast city life and spend time with nature. Valvan Dam has been converted into a lovely picnic spot with a beautiful garden. Lonavala Lake is the place to be if you are looking for peace and beauty. Though it parches up in summers, the lake comes to life during monsoons and remains so throughout winters. Karla Caves are important historic Buddhist sites that were built around 2 nd -3 rd century BC. The cave shrines are popular among all tourists and are visited by everyone who comes to Lonavala. Lohagad Fort was the battleground of the Maratha warrior, Shivaji. From here, you can get a lovely view of the lush green surrounding hills and the steep valleys. Bhushi Dam is definitely one of the most exciting sites to visit in Lonavala. This dam has a beautiful waterfall in the vicinity, which is a must see. The surrounding area of the dam has been developed into a beautiful catchment area for tourists to enjoy. Lonavala is not only famous for its beauty but also for the eatables. In Lonavala the Chikkis and Jams are very famous. Lonavala is also known for its Namkeen Snacks like : Chiwda, Wafers, various types of Sevs, etc. Cool climate, serene ambience and all facilities for secluded stay are the great offers of this natural gift.