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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Death, A Silent Stealthy Attacker

All of us  know death is inevitable. Whoever is born in this world has to die. No one can escape it.  All the Medical innovations, all Scientific advancements and all Spiritual rituals , Prayers are all null at death. Whatever you may do, you can’t avoid death. Lord Krishna in Bhagavad gita emphasized this fact.

The Angel Of Death! He took my wife on 22/10/2012…
But death occurs at a time when you are unaware of it. It does not come to you straight forward. It finds some means to attack you. When you are well prepared and await for it, it does not come to you. It attacks you stealthily, when you are confident that it is not so much nearer to you, and when you are careless of it.
Because death wants some reason or some circumstance through which it can pounce upon you. It enters you through some sickness, some accident, some natural calamity, etc. so that you may think that because of this reason the death took place. Lord Krishna in bhagavad gita clearly tells Arjuna that he had slain all the Kauravas already and Arjuna’s arrows are only a medium for their physical death.
But, it is not real. Death is the destination for any person whoever comes on earth. Even God when takes avatars on the earth has to end his avatar through death like Sri Rama or Sri Krishna, the mythological Gods of Hinduism. So death is the ultimate truth. Do not get bewildered by death. If you are born, you have to die.
But Death is only for the physical form that you are in. Bhagavad-Gita clearly states that Atma in you is Eternal. It has no death. Death is only physical. As you change your clothes, you are changing your body. So be not afraid of death. Be prepared for it always and face it with a smile!