We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body.
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“Virabhadrasana” is a warrior incarnation of Shiva.
- Pregnant women can get relief from backaches;
- Boosts energy;
- Stretching involved tones the body and makes it flexible;
- Builds concentration power;
- Blood circulation as well as respiration capacity improves;
- Legs and ankles get strengthened;
- Infertility and insomnia can be treated.
Procedure: Stand erect in Tadasana with legs together and hands joined in front of the chest. Spread apart your legs. Turn your right foot in to make an angle of 45° and your left foot out to the left 90°. Make sure the left and right heels are in alignment. Stretch out your arms and make them parallel to the floor at shoulder level. Exhale and bend your left leg at the knee. The chin should be straight and thigh should be parallel to the floor so as to make a right angle. To maintain balance press your right heel firmly into the floor. Keep the trunk erect. Rotate your arms so that the left hand is pointing in front and the right hand is extended backwards. Stay in this position and look ahead. Maintain this posture for about 30 seconds, breathing normally. Inhale and come up. Return to standing position in the reverse order. Repeat by changing the limbs and side.
Caution: Hypertension and high blood pressure patients should not perform this pose.
The custard-apple is one fruit that packs in all health benefits. Custard apple contains anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, which helps to fight free radicals in the body. It is also high in potassium and magnesium that protects the heart from cardiac disease. It also controls the blood pressure. Custard apple contains Vitamin A, which keeps the skin and hair healthy. This fruit is also known to be great for eyes, and cures indigestion problems. It is important to include this fruit in the diet, as the copper content helps to cure constipation, and helps to treat diarrhoea and dysentery. It is also good for a person suffering from anaemia, as the fruit is high in calorie. Custard apple contains natural sugar, and hence makes great nutritious snacks and even desserts.
Recipe of the Month
Custard Apple Ice-Cream
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup milk powder
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) fresh cream
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 3/4 cup custard apple pulp
Procedure: Combine all the ingredients except the custard apple pulp and mix well till the sugar dissolves. Add the custard apple pulp and mix well. Pour into a shallow container. Cover and freeze till it is semi-set. Divide the mixture into 2 batches and churn in a blender till the ice crystals break and the ice-cream is smooth and creamy. Transfer both the batches into the shallow container. Cover and freeze till firm. Scoop and serve.
Located in the cradle of snow-capped mountains, Auli is a place too good to be put in words. The adventure destination of Auli lies towards the north of the state of Uttarakhand in Chamoli district and forms a part of the Garhwal mountain range. Auli is 16 km away from Joshimath at a height of 2895 m. The place is known for skiing more than anything else. Auli is the kind of place where pleasure and adventure, wild beauty and slopes of snow field, nature’s beauty in its best form comes alive. The deodar and oak forests cover the slopes and reduce the velocity of the chilly winds to the minimum. Dayara Bugyal in the local language means “high altitude meadow”. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from here is breathtaking. Mundali is situated 129 km from Dehradun via Chakrata. Mundali offers a mind blowing view of the snow coated Himalayas. Munsyari is nestled amidst spectacular Kumaon Himalayas at a height of 1645 m; Pithoragarh is often called ‘Miniature Kashmir’. Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort is only 43 km from Dehradun-Chandigarh Shimla highway. Nanaksagar Matta in Udhamsingh Nagar of Uttarakhand Hills is a place ideal for water sports. Bidhauli is a quite picturesque wilderness destination, some 20 km off Dehradun on the Paunta Sahib road. Joshimath, just 16 kilometers away, is a beautiful place with ancient temples which date back to 8th century. Bageshwar - Sunderdhunga - Pindari - Kafni Glacier Trek at the confluence of the rivers Gomti and Saryu, is 36 kms from Kausani. Gurso Bugyal is just three kilometres from Auli. Gurso is a huge beautiful meadow spread out and blessed with picture like beauty by nature. Kwani Bugyal, twelve kilometres from Gurso, is another beautiful meadow. The place is at a height of 3350 meters and is quite popular with trekkers. Chattrakund is a sweet water lake. The nature at its full bloom here gives a feeling of an awe inspiring time, which cannot be wiped out from our wildest dreams.