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July 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Five Surprising Ways Yoga Affects Your Health

A new study adds rheumatoid arthritis to the list of health problems yoga can help alleviate.



By Dana Blinder



Incorporate a yoga routine into your week for all-around wellness.



Regular stretching and use of breathing techniques can go a long way. Yoga is famous for improving flexibility and encouraging relaxation, but more and more research shows that the practice offers benefits that go beyond calming… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on July 31, 2009 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Organic IS Healthier…and Here’s Why

Organic IS Healthier…and Here’s Why - by Emily Main



Buy organics because they’re free of pesticides, counteract global warming, and contain more of some key—but overlooked—nutrients.



RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—A new analysis of previous research studies has found that organic food, and food produced using pesticides and other chemicals, are of comparable nutritional quality—implying that buying organic because it’s… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on July 31, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Eating Well For Optimum Health - by Dr. Andrew Weil

Eating Well For Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Bringing Health and Pleasure Back to Eating



Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review



Hopefully, years from now, Eating Well for Optimum Health will be looked upon as the book that saved the health of millions of Americans and transformed the way we eat--not as the book we overlooked at our own peril. It clarifies the mishmash of conflicting news, research, hype,… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on July 31, 2009 at 11:12am — No Comments

We Live as if We are Never Going to Die...

... And We Die as if We Never Lived.

Added by Bijay Raut on July 16, 2009 at 9:37am — No Comments

5 Reasons to be Grateful for ...



1. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75 percent of the people in the world.



2. If you can attend a church or synagogue meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death, you are more blessed than 3 billion people in the world.



3. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of…
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Added by Bijay Raut on July 15, 2009 at 5:36pm — 1 Comment

Focusing Your Energy



One of the fundamental ideas in Yoga is the ability to focus all of your energy or attention in one place. The place that is recommended to focus on is called the "Christ center" or "The third eye". It is located between the eyebrows, behind the bone. According to yogic writings, the more you can focus all your energy upward to this spot, the closer you will come to enlightenment. Reportedly, many yogis have been known to look up towards the… Continue

Added by Josephine on July 15, 2009 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman



From Publishers Weekly

New York Times science writer Goleman argues that our emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. He defines "emotional intelligence" a trait not measured by IQ tests as a set of skills, including control of one's impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social competence in interpersonal… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on July 10, 2009 at 10:17am — No Comments

The Sun Never Says - A Poem

The Sun Never Says

Even after all this time,

The sun never says to the earth,

"You owe Me."



Look what happens with

A love like that,

It lights the Whole Sky.



- From The Gift by Hafiz

- Version by D.Ladinsky



Note:



"Sunrise between our nation capital's two monuments - Capitol Hill and Washington Memorial. I took this shot from the window of my apt. building… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on July 2, 2009 at 10:40pm — No Comments

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