Importance of conscious breathing

While we breathe subconsciously, is there a benefit to monitor our breathing patterns and be conscious about it? When the thought triggered during a Yoga session, thought I will probe further. Sharing what I realized over a period of time!

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Sauerkraut & gut health

This is a simple dish made by fermenting raw cabbage. It has a lot of beneficial properties especially towards protecting the stomach lining and assisting in digestion and assimilation.

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Brain (Neural) implants – Curing diseases

It sounds like science fiction, but a neural implant could read and edit a person’s thoughts. Neural implants are already being used to treat disease, rehabilitate the body after injury, improve memory, communicate with prosthetic limbs, and more.

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Walking – Observe the way we walk

Why do we need to observe the way we walk? Do we not know how to walk? Is there a right way and can it be corrected. It was interesting to see how a simple walking technique can bridge many health issues.

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Sankarabharanam raagam

Sankarabharanam is 29th of the 72 raagas in Carnatic music. Some songs have a soothing and healing effect, and some others touch our soul.

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Effect of sodium on our weight

Sometimes we notice our weight increases significantly over a short duration. Check if these apply and change your diet appropriately to bring it back to normal levels.

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Learning about Neem and its benefits

All parts of a Neem tree offers a lot of health benefits. It was interesting to understand how the stem, leaves and especially flowers help in Ayurvedic medicine.

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Tongue as an indicator of health

During a health checkup, Doctors ask us to show our tongue! Was interesting to see that our tongue is a good indicator of our personal health!

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Foot care – Home remedies

Nurturing the nerve endings on the feet help us heal faster! Foot care is often neglected, however one of the easiest ways to identify and deal with health issues.

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Colors and their healing properties

The basic colors of the rainbow also have healing properties. The colors we choose to wear, the colors we paint our rooms seem to not only convey our personality, they also can help us establish balance in our mind and body. Same is true with foods as well. It was interesting to correlate the same.

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Ayurveda – Gunas and Doshas

It was interesting to see how the food we eat relates to how our thoughts are processed by our mind and Ayurveda provides a clear explanation for the same!

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Fasting – Good for health

While fasting is a process observed across many cultures, nutritionists also find it to be helpful for our overall health.

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Chikitsa (Treatment) in Ayurveda

It is interesting to observe how different disciplines of medicine follow very different treatment protocols. Sharing some of my observations!

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Heartburn – Home remedies

It is common to have a heartburn after a sumptuous meal. How do we get rid of the heartburn that follows? Sharing some tips that have helped me over years.

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Vitamin deficiencies and health issues

We have studied in school that Vitamins and minerals are important for the body to function. However, as we move on with life, we tend to sometimes forget to blend it into our diet or supplements to keep us healthy! If you feel some of these symptoms, it is time to check your vitamin levels.

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Ten spices for health

Everyone who cooks must know the medicinal properties of the ingredients they use! Helps maintain a healthy diet and quick home remedies for your family when the need arises. Sharing some of those that I found useful and beneficial for various reasons over the years!

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South Indian Home remedies

Across all geographies, based on their environment and access to fruits, greens, vegetables, spices and ingredients, every culture has its ancestors figuring out some home remedies. I love collating these and this post is dedicated to specifically those remedies from South India.

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Fatigue

Have you felt tired, extremely tired and left with no energy to get up and move about. How do you get yourself out of it? Sharing some tips that have worked for me over years.

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Mental health

The past week has been very tough on many of us! Multitude of incidents in close circles – that I felt the urge to write about! Of the, one specific incident made me feel the importance of talking about mental health of not just us, but children and parents and grand parents as well!

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What are people chanting or praying globally?

While most of the world right now is looking at exponential graphs about COVID-19 and Coronavirus, one thing that stands out common in most households is that everyone everywhere is praying to sending out positive thoughts to others to help heal! Was interested in understanding what they actually chanting or praying or listening to, and collated all of them in a single place! This seems to be powerhouse of positive energy generation across the world!

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What to eat to keep ourselves healthy during the pandemic?

If 80% of the population who contract the virus are anticipated to self-quarantine and heal by themselves while staying at home, wanted to understand what people in different countries were eating during the peak of the pandemic. How did / are they handling it. Sharing a compilation of immunity boosting tips and food tips from different countries!

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Blood pressure control – Home remedies

Keeping our blood pressure under control is tough for many, especially given these testing times. Sharing some home remedies that I learned while growing up and that have worked over generations!

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Exercise & Knee pain

It is nice to have a virtual group of friends, especially good old college friends who keep pushing us to raise our bar, especially when it comes to physical health 🙂 Sharing one of the incidents where we pushed each other to excel and ended up with knee pain and sore muscles! Thankfully, one of our friends had the remedy for it as well..! Sharing what I learned in the process..!

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Nasal blockages and breathing trouble

One of my friends was an asthma patient for a long time and everyone in her household knew what meds to give her and how to treat when she had an attack. One day, she was finding it hard to breathe and within minutes she passed away. Somehow, this incident got etched in my mind and I used to fear nasal blockages & breathing troubles after that.

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Chakras in our human body

In one of my previous posts about Fingers and Chakra connection, thought we will look at human body and chakras in our body in detail. Sharing what I have learned and how it connects to our health and many other aspects in our life.

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Anxiety

Anxiety is our body’s natural response to stress. A feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. The first day of school, exam time, big stage performance, music competition, or giving a speech, public speaking, attending an interview may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous. However, if they continue to be overwhelming over a period of time, body starts responding differently. How do we identify it and how to treat it naturally. Sharing what I learned in the process…!

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Diabetes and Innovation around it

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. This is a very standard way to describe diabetes.. interesting to see the technology innovations around it. Sharing what I have learned thus far…!

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Headaches

While we are studying, working, attending lectures, watching something for long, trying to concentrate or focus on something really hard (like a test or presentation), too stressed out, it is common to get a headache! Sharing some of the common solutions that have helped me so far..!

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