Yoga For Health

We celebrated the 4th International Yoga Day yesterday. Many events were organized in different parts of the world to practice Yoga on this day. One gathering at Kota in Rajasthan registered a thumping participation of 105,000 people creating a Guinness record of performing yoga at a single platform in a single day.

But, Yoga is not for a simple display of events. It should be a part of your life. Regular performance of yoga or fitness exercise is good for one’s health.

You need not indulge in rigid formats of it. Choose some simple exercises for the movements and motion of your limbs and the complete body.

Some simple exercises are:

  • Moving your neck left and right, and, up and down rhythmically.
  • Stretching your arms sideways and up and down just like it used to be taught in primary schools.
  • Jumping while stretching the arms is also good.
  • Bending your body without bending your legs and touching the tips of your feet. This can be done both front and to your sideways also. When bending towards the front, you will keep your legs in attention position. When doing it sideways, you shall keep your legs in the stand-at-ease position.
  • If you can do it, you can try to bend towards your back also. But is very hard and risky. So, I do not advise it.
  • Lay on your stomach and lift your head forward along with your entire body, balancing your weight on your hands and toes. You will stretch forward slowly and bring your front portion up keeping the backside lower. Then again, slowly bring back your back body up keeping your front portion lower. You will not be touching the floor except with your hands and toes while doing the entire process.

 

The above are some of those simple exercises for your body to keep yourself fit always. Do each exercise for 5 times before proceeding to the next one.

Wish you all a Healthy Life.

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More About Happiness

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  • Everyone is born with the ability to create Happiness. You can create the happiness for yourself and for people around you also.
  • Feel happy with whatever you do or enjoy. Find out what pleases you that is within your reach and affordability. And, pursue those habits or activities. Don’t crave for things that are out of your limits. You should possess the stamina and a suitable atmosphere to achieve anything. So, you need to improve yourself to achieve anything or else be content with whatever you have. Try to make the best of everything that you have.
  • By being happy, you are able to spread Happiness to your friends and family members also.
  • If you are happy, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you possess the best of everything. It simply means that you are able to find happiness in everything.
  • People around you can also become happy simply looking at your happy, smiling face. So, keep a smiling face always.
  • Keeping content with life by enjoying even the smallest moments of life creates Happiness. So, never miss any moment. Enjoy Happiness in a child’s laughter, in the beauty of flowers, in the aura of the blue sky or the rising sun and the setting sun.

What is Happiness?

Happiness is the inner feeling in our hearts that keeps us in a pleasant and joyful mood.

It has no monetary value. It’s par all material enjoyments.

Most people generally believe that material success brings them happiness. Happiness, for most of them, means having a good job or business, living in a comfortable house, possessing all comforts of life.

But, it is not so. Even after possessing all the wealth and other comforts or luxuries of life, one may not find happiness in his life. All that can only lead to a more complicated and worrysome life. You are always worried of your position and assets of life. You can’t live as you wish. You always feel compeled to act in a restricted way to maintain your position and everything. So, that can’t provide you a happy life.

On the other hand, even a poor man dwelling on the pavement can feel vey happy in his life because he is free to live under the sky enjoying the fresh air and consuming whatever he gets from the nature and from the generous people around there. He has nothing to worry for in his life. So, he lives the most satisfied life if he keeps away from other distracting factors.

So, we are able to see that Happiness is not a result of wealth and material possessions. It is the result of one’s own satisfaction and joyful mentality.

Let us all try to refrain ourselves from running after those material possessions of life and be content with whatever is enough for our real existence on this earth.

Let us all aim at that simple, blissful Happiness as our goal of life.

Seven Tips for a Happy Life

  1. Remember that life is too short to spend it on trivial matters of disagreement or disputes. Everyone has his own point of view. You can’t force him to look from your point-of-view.
  2. Do not try to compare yourself with others. Everyone has his own uniqueness and identity. Comparision only leads to dissatisfaction or disputes.
  3. God has created you. So, he has some purpose for your life. Try to find out that purpose.
  4. Treat your Failures and problems as the stepping stones for your successes.
  5. Don’t stick to the memories of your past failures or problems. Simply let them go by learning some new lessons from those experiences.
  6. Share your experiences and thoughts with people so that you may spread happiness in their lives. By doing so, you may also learn something unique and useful for your life through their experiences.
  7. Remember that you are the in charge of your Happiness and nobody else, even though some of them may have helped you in achieving it by providing suitable guidance.  So, never complain about your happiness or unhappiness to anybody as it is an outcome of your own preferences and actions.

Happy Mother’s Day | Celebrate With True Love

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Mother’s Day is a worthy and welcome event that has been designed by the nice efforts of Anna Jarvis long ago in 1908 when she celebrated this event for the first time in the year 1908 in ST. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Grafton, West Virginia to pay tributes and gratitude to her own mother who had been a peace activist caring and nursing the wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. She died in the year 1905. But, Anna Jarvis was very fond of her mother and her social work. So, she continued her work of welfare activities and campaigned for the recognition of a special day to be set for celebrating as Mother’s Day from 1905 itself. Her efforts gave fruits when President Woodrow Wilson declared the Second Sunday of every May to be celebrated as Mother’s Day from the year 1914.

Anna Jarvis wanted to pay gratitude to her mother with a sincere and honest heart. She was of the opinion that a Mother’s love and sacrifice for her family or the entire humanity can never be evaluated with anything in the world. So, everybody should be indebted and grateful to her. That gratitude should be celebrated by honoring and respecting the Mother, if not daily, at least yearly. That was the reason for establishing this Mother’s Day event.

But, people began commercializing this event. The business-minded took advantage of the feelings of people and introduced varying products to make profits. Everything has become artificial now. The true feeling of love and attachment are not found through these commercialized products. It has become a token of gratitude but not the true gratitude and love that a mother might be wanting.

So, I feel the need for celebrating this event in a more personal way. A true expression of love and gratitude does not require all these Mother’s Cards and precious Gifts.

True love and care for your mother are expressed when you sit with her and talk sweetly with her, offer home-made food to her by sitting by her side and serving the food with your own hands with true love.

Spend a little time daily with your mother and give attention to her. Keep her healthy and happy always. That is the true gift that we can provide to our mothers.

We Keep Lots of Contacts but No Connection

Nowadays, most of us do not maintain the connection with people that is essential for true Relationships.

There is a lot of difference between Contact and Connection.

What is Contact

Contact can be any kind of informal touch with people. It is a kind of relationship that is only a physical proximity. You live among them or in their group. You come across them in your daily life more often either through physical presence or through the internet and other communication systems like mobile phone, etc. But, you do not know each other intimately and do not care for each other.

You are maintaining the contact only for your own benefit or for the simple reason that you are bound to do so. You take everything casually.

Connection Meaning

But, a connection is not that kind of casual relationship or contact.

Connection requires your close attachment to the people you want to keep the connection. It involves a deep mental relationship. You care for them. You know their interests and habits and keep a love for them.

For example, take the case of your family. You care each member of the family and know their needs and wants. You always enquire about their health and other things. You will be closely interacting with them, love them and care for them. This is the real meaning of having a connection.

A connection is maintained heart to heart.  Sitting together, sharing, caring, touching, loving, hugging, shaking hands. It is maintained through a direct eye contact. You will be sharing food from the same plate and enjoy the time happily with one another.

Need for Maintaining Connection

We need to maintain these real types of connection with our other contacts also if we have to make this world a happy and beautiful place to live.

A simple talk with your contacts can bring happiness in their lives. People can feel happy when they realize that there is someone to care for them and inquire about their health or other problems. Try to help people in problems by simply inquiring about the cause for their worries. You may not help them financially or otherwise. But, if you are able to do that also, it is well and good. But, try to talk to them with care and concern for their life. That simple talk can bring hope and strength in their lives thereby making them bold to face problems.

So, Connection is more important than a mere contact with anybody as it brings happiness to your lives and the people around you. Be Connected as far as possible.

Need for The Code of Conduct or Morality

We live in a society. No one can live aloof from society unless he has taken reclusion and goes to live in a deserted land, forest, or a hill-top.

And, you can see that one has to perform different actions to meet his daily requirements of life. Without action, there is no life. Just like I act, the other also may be acting in his own way. Thus, the entire society is the collection of various activities of various people.

Further, each of us often needs to interact with other people around us. We may have to take help from the other or need to help the other at times. Thereby, our actions affect the people around us and their actions, in turn, affect our lives.

Now, you may be realizing the concept of how each person’s actions can impact others’ lives.

We need to develop a code of conduct for all of our actions that shall be acceptable to all the members of the society. This code of conduct is known as Morality or Moral values of a society.

Each one of our actions should be performed in such a way that it does not impact a bad effect on your neighbor’s existence or life. If everybody tries to act in his own way, without caring for the existence of the other, it will be a chaos. The society can become tense and very difficult to live peacefully.

So, the need for some moral values and ethics of society arise. Our present society is lacking these moral values and gradually becoming very unruly and uncontrollable. That is why we are witnessing so many rapes, terror attacks, fraud cases, criminal activities, etc.

Our Governments and Judiciaries have become very weak to protect people.

If only each person understands his moral obligations and tries to differentiate between what is right and wrong, or good and bad, and tries to correct himself, then only can our humanity survive and lead a peaceful life.