Dried dates are chopped into small pieces .Chewing on one or two pieces and gulping down a little milk after, will keep drowsiness in check while studying. This also works well for students who suffer from headaches while studying. 3-4 dates can be eaten in a day. Excess amounts are not recommended.
Dried dates aka
endu karjuram in Telugu
Chuhara in Hindi
Ularntha perichai in Tamil.
For the picture you may refer:
Friday, September 27, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Surya Namaskar ( Salutation to the Sun god) is a set of exercises performed in continuum in a particular sequence.
It is generally performed in the mornings on an empty stomach.It can be elaborated and enhanced by chanting mantras followed by some specific asanas and meditation.
Practicing the Surya Namaskar has huge benefits.It is beneficial for a wide spectrum of physical ailments and also has a huge positive impact on the emotional psyche.
It also increases the energy level in a person and very useful for people who have very busy schedules .
It is best to learn the techniques, the mantras and the dos and don'ts from a yoga teacher to practice it correctly.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
|Pushan mudra - image is under copyright|
The tips of the thumb,middle finger and ring finger are brought together in the left hand.
This mudra can be practiced for 5 minutes and up to three times a day.
Benefits of this mudra:
This takes care of the proper digestion and assimilation of the food.
It aids in proper breathing and so it has a remarkable effect on the nervous system.
It is good for nausea , sea sickness and improper digestion.
A slightly different version of Pushan mudra for memory and concentration:
The tips of the thumb,the ring finger and the little finger are brought together only for the right hand .Do refer prana mudra for the right hand:
The left hand mudra is the same as the image above as in the previous version.
Benefits of this mudra:
It improves concentration and memory.
It fills a person with a positive attitude.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
|Basil seeds - image released into the public domain by author Madhavi|
|Basil plant- image source - wiki - public domain image|
|Basil seeds soaked in water -image released into the public domain by author Madhavi.|
- Sweet basil or the Ocimum basilicum is a very popular herb used in cooking.
- This plant is an insect and snake repellent.It also has many valid medicinal properties.
- The leaves release aromatic oils when crushed so, they were used as hand deodorizers.
- The seeds swell up when soaked in water with a thin layer of mucilage around them.These are used in desserts and drinks.
- In South India ,a spoonful of soaked seeds are mixed in a glass of water.Drinking this 'cools' the body during summers.
(to be used in moderate quantities)
Names in different regional languages : Rudrajada,Bhoo tulasi,Karpoora tulsi,Mishti tulasi,Sabza,Ram tulasi and Arjaka in Sanskrit.
Friday, September 13, 2013
|image released into the public domain by author Madhavi Madhurakavi. Tulsi Mala.|
Japa is the Hindu word for repetition of the Lord's name and mala means a chain.There are different kinds of japmalas (Rosary or prayer beads )which are used for different Gods and mantras.A Vishnu devotee generally uses a mala where the beads are carved out from the stem of the Thulsi aka Holy basil plant.
Wearing a Tulsi mala is supposed to be extremely beneficial for the mind,body and soul.It makes a person healthier in body ,calmer in mind and sinless in spirit.
The malas used for wearing are generally much smaller and smoother in finish.There are many varied opinions about the code of conduct to be maintained by a person while wearing them.Interested seekers may adhere to what they believe in.
For another tip to reduce the effects of cell phone radiations with tulsi beads you may refer:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
|image released into the public domain by author Madhavi- healing and dowsing crystals|
Energy therapeutics work with different kinds of crystals to de- block and harmonize the chakras of the body.There are 7 major chakras or energy centers in our body which are :
The Muladhara chakra
and the Sahasrara
The chakras are like 2- way pumps absorbing the divine energy through the aura and supplying it to the endocrine glands of the body which in turn control the functioning of the physical organs.Each chakra represents a gland like in a console.The colored aggregate around the physical body is called the aura which consists of all the colors moving around the physical body with different vibrations.The crystals also have a definite effect on the aura of a person .
The white crystal is the storehouse of all the colors and so it can heal any deficiency.When energized with Reiki, the power of the crystals can be enhanced and can be used in healing to rectify the color deficiency of that particular chakra by activating it for its efficient functioning.
(As heard in a talk by Mr.M.Shyamal Rao -Reiki grand master and Crystal healer)