Health

Sun salutation renders deep physical and emotional relaxation


By Atul Vyas "Surya pratyakhsha devata" - Sun is physical God says our scriptures. Every morning it spreads light and life both. The Bhagwad Gita says, “Lord Krishna long back had given the knowledge of Yoga to Sun God first”. Ancient lore attributes the practice of Surya Namaskar to the great Rishi Vishwamitra who gave to...

Ancient Traditions of Exercise alter Epigenetics


When we hear that something is genetic, we have learned it means that DNA is handed down to us from our parents and their parents to them and their parents to them. We are genetically linked to our ancestors through magical molecules that preserve information about our lineage. For example, we learn from cancer...

Home remedies for natural pain relief


By Rose Goodman Natural pain relief, for many of us, is not our first port-of-call when it comes to treating everyday aches and pains. Instead, we tend to rely on over-the-counter medication for a quick fix. And there's no surprise that we opt for fast-acting solutions, considering more than one in five adults in the...

Five ways to prevent lower back pain


By Mark R. McLaughlin We all get lower back pain sometimes. But there are things you can do to prevent it from happening too often or from becoming too serious. Here are five important ways to prevent lower back pain. Get Up and Get Moving The most important thing you can do to keep your spine and...

Middle-aged women face more cardiovascular risks: Study


New research has found that the negative impact of most cardiovascular diseases on thinking and memory skills may be stronger for women than men. The study has been published in the 'Neurology Journal'. "Our results show that midlife cardiovascular conditions and risk factors were associated with midlife cognitive decline, but the association is stronger for...

Four reasons to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster


January is a month when Americans are making New Year’s resolutions that often include pledges to take steps for better health. The New Year is also a great time to wish good health on others and you, and COVID vaccines and boosters can go a long way to making the New Year healthy for...

Hasta Utthanasana channelize energy of sun into you


By Atul Vyas This is the time of north solstice that is considered very auspicious in ‘sanatana dharma’. In Mahabharat, it is mentioned that when the great patriarch and warrior Bhisma was lying on the bed of arrows shot by Arjun, he waited for 6 months till the northern solstice or ‘uttarayana’ to leave his physical...

The education of the Heart


Watching elders handle difficult situations and harness emotions is the education of the heart that is not possible in classroom-based learning in westernized schools By Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine) PhD (Ayurveda ‑ BHU) Many Bhartiya families are rooted in the mastery of uninterrupted ancient traditions directly handed over through thousands of years, with the unspeakable advantage of...

Sun salutation to burn fat and bring a glow


By Atul Vyas Sun salutation is one of the best yoga sequences. The other is the moon salutation, as important as the sun salutation. I will first write about the popular traditional form of sun salutation and then will take up the simpler ones, as done in power yoga for quick weight reduction and fitness. It...