Health

‘Yoga in the US needs more authenticity and people of color’


--Suni Gargaro, the founder and CEO of Sunia Yoga Suni Gargaro sells yoga clothes, mats and other accessories. being of Indian origin in the yoga industry in the US means her business, Sunia Yoga, is more than what she sells — it is about representing the Indian cultural heritage of yoga. Gargaro told CNBC, “Our company is...

Wise Smoke for the Deep Throat


Everyday Ayurveda by Bhaswati Bhattacharya     To keep the voice healthy, medicated herbs needed to be introduced into the throat periodically. Lozenges, teas and gargling work, but they touch deep into the throat for just moments. Ayurveda spent considerable time developing delivery forms for its medicines, addressing the concerns of ease of use, pleasant taste, stability in...

Learn six Indian language basics with AR lenses


The Augmented Reality lenses help Snapchatters understand the basics of six Indian languages -- Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu and Kannada. They combine augmented reality and machine learning to recognize over 1000 objects and translate their names to the language one is learning, in real-time, Snapchat said in a statement. The new feature was launched...

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I read your article titled ‘Kadha vs Pharma Cocktail', which is timely and gives the real picture of what is happening in this jumbo-populated country of half-learned people - India.  Here people are blindly following anything western-styled, even blindly consuming modern medicines which they know have serious side effects. Most people live like foreigners in...

The Mathematical Language of Magic


Everyday Ayurveda by Bhaswati Bhattachar Imagine a language that embeds its understanding of chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, botany, physiology, ecology and other sciences into the etymology of words. That language is Sanskrt. With layers and layers of subtle mathematical nuance in tone, cadence, and rhythm, Sanskrt is a language done well, meaning it has perfectly encompassed...

Now you have AcroYoga: Yoga in new avatar


AcroYoga Global (AYG), the only worldwide online community for the practice and teaching of AcroYoga, celebrated the first anniversary of its online teaching platform on May 27, 2021.  Combining the principles of traditional yoga practice and acrobatics, AcroYoga is a partner practice that involves creating and building physical shapes through collaboration, communication, and physical engagement. Partners counterbalance with, stack...

The Anchor of the Mind is the Present Moment


by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya   Many are mentally and emotionally unsettled these days, eyes awash in a list of 100,000 who have died in a sea of bad leadership on the same day 100,000 kadas are reported in a country where more were predicted to die.   The brain is unsettled with the injustice, the tragedy, and many...

India’s DRDO to launch anti-Covid drug next week


The first batch of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug for the treatment of moderate to severe Covid-19 cases will be launched next week, India’s Defense Research and Development Organization has said. "The first batch of 10,000 doses of 2-DG medicine for the treatment of Covid-19 infected patients would be launched early next week and will be given...

AYUSH 64, Ayurvedic drug for mild Covid-19


In an attempt to fight against the prevailing Covid-19 situation, Indian government’s Ayush Ministry on Monday announced that it has taken steps to streamline the distribution of AYUSH 64, the polyherbal Ayurvedic medicine, across the country to treat mild to moderate cases of coronavirus infections. Asserting that AYUSH 64 was found very useful for...