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  1. 1. posititude Dec 14 (Issue 11) ForPrivateCirculationonly(FreeofCost) A positive attitude Change your life Boost Body Power Brain Power Will Power Self Esteem Immunity System Patience Tolerance Yoga Halasan Vastu Kitchen
  2. 2. Foreword Rajinder Singh Mann 15th Dec, 14 Bahadurgarh Main motive of posititude is to educate you of yourself, your body and your skills. In this issue we have included section on Body Power, Brain Power and Will Power. You will enjoy reading this section and will be able to understand these 3 powers and will be able to learn how to increase and maintain these powers in you. In our daily life, we loose our self Esteem due to negativity and work pressures. To boost our self esteem, we have included one section on this very important issue. After reading this article you will be able to learn how to boost and maintain your Self Esteem High, in your personal and professional life. In today’s high-tech world parenting has become a challenge for every parent. Patience and tolerance are the two values which should be part of every parent’s character. On this burning issue, we have discussed in our section on Parenting. In diet and exercise section, we have included uses and benefits of Basil and Halasan in our life. Basin will boost you immunity system and Halasan will keep your spinal cord in a healthy position. We have included vastu for Kitchen in this month of Vastu section. This gives you tips on planning you kitchen and guide you on fire and water parts in the kitchen. We hope this issue of posititude will equipped you with 3 powers, patience, tolerance, high self esteem, healthy body and a health mind.. Happy New Year to all our readers…… posititude Dec 14 2
  3. 3. Contents December 14 Readers Feedback 04 to 05 Physical, Brain, Will Powers 06 to 13 Physical Power 07 to 08 Brain Power 09 to 11 Will Power 12 to 13 Improving Self Esteem 14 to 18 Parenting (How to be good Parents) 19 to 22 Diet and Exercise 23 to 30 - Fruits in Winter - Yoga (Dhanurasana) - Precautions in Winter Vastu for Kitchen 31 to 32 Learning (Web Select) 34 to 38 Wisdom and Knowledge Life’s Letter Instructions Wolf you feed? Hindi Poem References 39 to 39 Disclaimer 40 to 40 Topics for Next Month 41 to 41 3posititude Dec 14
  4. 4. posititude Dec 14 4 From: Bhaskar Parashar <> To: positive india <> Sent: Saturday, 22 November 2014 1:10 PM Subject: Re: Posititive Nov 14 Issue Dear Sir, Thanks for sharing the magazine with nice material. I read the most of it and found the first article i.e. on fear presented very nicely. I appreciate that particular article and have the same feeling in me that one should listen to the soul and try do deliver the output with honesty, sincerity and fearless effort which will sure help in living fearlessly. Dar ke jeena bhi koi jeena hai. Jo dar gaya samjho mar gaya was used in Sholey the movie but that must be taken in right way not like Gabbar Singh. I would also like to share some material with pictures too, you can see and publish the same if you feel it is worth and useful. Nice work, keep it up. Warm Regards Bhaskar Parashar Readers Feedback
  5. 5. posititude Dec 14 5 From: "" <> To: positive india <> Sent: Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:18 AM Subject: Re: Posititude Nov 14 Issue Good ones. Keep writing on such topics. Even if it doesn't help others, it helps ur self. Do such things without any expectations. That is the lesson u learn form Bhagavat Gita. Rgds. From: Subhramdalal <> To: positive india <> Sent: Saturday, 22 November 2014 9:38 PM Subject: Re: Posititude Nov 14 Issue Thanks ,dear Rajender ,for publishing and sending such a worth reading and useful publication. Col SR Dalal Sent from my iPad Readers Feedback……
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  7. 7. posititude Dec 14 7 How to Develop Physical Power? Our body is made up of basically following systems – 1) Skeleton System, comprising of Bones 2) Muscular System, comprising of Muscles, tendon, cartilages 3) Nervous System, comprising of brain, nerves and neuron spread through-out the body communicating messages and reflexes, 4) Circulatory system, comprising of heart, blood, artilleries and veins 5) Digestive system, comprising of mouth, elementary canal, small intestine and large intestine, etc., 6) Respiratory system, comprising of Nose, diaphragm, lungs. There are other small and important systems also, which participates in functioning of our Body in coordination with the above systems. The big Question is why we eat food? Answer is very simple -To provide energy to the body to make all the systems functions efficiently. Body burn only the wanted quantity of energy and balance is accumulated in the body in the form of fat and fat makes the body bulky and heavy. Our muscular system provide power to our body for doing day to day works. To get body power we should follow the following diet guide lines – 1) Eat healthy and fresh food. Our food should constitute Proteins, Vitamins, Fibers, Carbohydrates, i.e.,. We should avoid Junk food and oily food in routine.
  8. 8. posititude Dec 14 8 2) Do at least 15-20 Minutes exercise daily. Following are the benefits – - keep the muscles toned, - all the joints of skeleton system retain their mobility, - keep the blood circulation flow systematic, - burn the extra calories in the body in the form of fats, - keep the body fresh and healthy 3) Take ample sleep. This will give the desired rest our body and keep the body in good health. Lack of sleep create indigestion and disturb the body time cycle. Benefits of Adequate Sleep >>>>>> 4) Drink at least 8-10 Glass of Water. This keeps the water level optimized and help in cleaning the system. Benefits – - Help in weight Loss - Healthy Skin - Fight Infection - Get rid of Body Toxins - Keep Heart Healthy - Prevent Joint Pains and Arthritis - Boost Energy - Prevent Constipation - Reduce risk of Cancer - Improves Productivity So if you want physical power, eat healthy food, do exercise regularly, take sound sleep and drink water in adequate quantity…..
  9. 9. posititude Dec 14 9 How to Develop Brain Power? The Brain is the most important part of Human Body. Main function of the brain is to receive information from all parts of the body, interpret that information and guide the respective part. All the sense orders send the information in the form of odor, light, sound and pain. The Brain also help to perform vital operations of the body like breading, releasing the hormones and enzymes. The Brain is divided into four sections. Which are further divided into smaller parts. Each part handle their respective functions. Main parts are - a) The Cerebrum is the largest part of the Brain. It handles memory, speech, the senses, emotional response, and more. b) The cerebellum is below and behind the cerebrum and is attached to the brain stem. It control motor function, the body’s balance, and its ability to interpret information sent to the brain by the eyes, ears and other sensory organs. c) The Brain stem functions include respiration, blood pressure, some reflexes and the changes that happen in the body during what is called the “Fight or Flight “ response. d) The diencephalon inside the cerebrum above the brain system, is responsible for sensory function, food intake control and the body’s ability to sleep. Brain is made up of neurons and through nerves communication happens between the different parts of the body. As per psychological, brain is divided into Right and left brain. Each part perform different activities. In general, the left hemisphere is dominant in language: processing what you hear and handling most of the duties of speaking. It's also in charge of carrying out logic and exact mathematical computations. When you need to retrieve a fact, your left brain pulls it from your memory.
  10. 10. posititude Dec 14 10 The right hemisphere is mainly in charge of spatial abilities, face recognition and processing music. It performs some math, but only rough estimations and comparisons. The brain's right side also helps us to comprehend visual imagery and make sense of what we see. It plays a role in language, particularly in interpreting context and a person's tone. The brain carefully balances and assigns control of certain functions to each side. It is all nature's way of ensuring that the brain ultimately splits up tasks to maximize efficiency. Most people are right-hand dominant which is actually controlled by the left side of the brain. Your Brain is a muscle, therefore you need to do regular exercise. Everyone should maintain the health of one’s brain so that they can use it’s power to the fullest. By following tips you can improve the fitness of the brain and make it more powerful. 1) Play Puzzles – You should use the brain to think on word or number puzzles. This will compel the brain to use its respective part to participate in that activity. By using the brain in these kind of calculations we keep it active and awake. If We don’t do this kind of activities, then the left part of the brain will become weak. 2) Maintain the Social Circle. By keeping in touch with your old friends, you keep all the memories alive. You remember their home address, telephone numbers, birthdays, anniversary days, family members name and their other particulars. This keep the brain active and powerful.
  11. 11. posititude Dec 14 11 3) Don’t Use Calculators - While calculating mileage of your car, your tax liability, budgets and expenses, sales figures, calculating marks in examinations, never use calculator. Use your brain and practice to calculate in brain. This empowers your brain. By repeated practice your brain’s power and capacity increases. 4) Develop new Skills – Doing routine jobs and task makes your brain monotonous. It become accustomed of doing the same job. As soon as any new task is given, brain irritates and don’t opens up easily. Therefore out of routine you should develop new skills like writing articles, reading books, gardening, learn music and many others. Come our of monotonous routine. This makes the brain active and receptive to new challenges of the life. 5) Practice remembering birthdays, house numbers, list of grocery items to be bought from the shop, etc., 6) Eat brain healthy food and do regular Exercise – By doing regular exercise you ensure adequate blood and oxygen flow in the Brain. Include food which are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, high in antioxidants and low in bad fats is good for the brain as well as for the rest of the body. 7) Use memory aids – Write down all the activities you have to do on a piece of paper. Use Cards to remember things. While parking your vehicle, park near to a landmark like tree, light post. Before going to sleep arrange your office bag, keep it on a place along with your watch, valet, car keys, office keys etc., so that in morning you don’t forget them. Before going to sleep set the alarm. In office also keep writing appointments on the calendar. 8) Think Positive - As we have mentioned earlier also, the Brain is made-up of neutrons. Stress & anxiety kills existing brain neurons and also stop new neurons from being created. Research has proved that positive thinking, especially in the future tense, speeds up the creation of cells and dramatically reduces stress & anxiety. Try and get a handle on negative thoughts particularly of past happenings and make an effort to replace them with positive ones.
  12. 12. posititude Dec 14 12 How to Develop Will Power? I can remember my mother scolding me in the morning, when I delay in leaving my bed. She always use to say “You can’t do any thing in your life if you don’t make your will power strong”. First of all, decide whether you want to get up or not. Whatever you choose is going to build up your day. If you decide not to get up early then you will be starting your day late and will be loosing those precious hours of the day, which a valuable and refreshing. And if you choose to get up early, then you will be lucky enough to be gifted with those precious hours ……these words always roam in mind every day in the morning. And I choose what fits me. I have seen that the day I get up late in the morning, I am always short of time and have to regret at the end of the day. But the day when I get up early, I always enjoy extra time to do some extra activities I love to do, like writing for POSITITUDE. So, when I decide to get up early in the morning, I induce the strength inside me to realize that getting up early is the best way to manage the day in a more productive manner. Just think and act is the basic funda. This makes my will power strong and rest all is assured. My doctor told me that I have to control my weight to have control on my BP and cholesterol ratio. If I don’t do this, says the doctor, then ready for the consequences. This threat was shaking…. To control the weight I started with reduction of Carbohydrates, sugar and salt. Started cardio exercises. In the beginning it was very difficult for me to have control over my taste buds. But when I decided that I have to do, what I have decided to do, things changed entirely. This is Will power. When your brain and soul accept anything, your will also accept it and become strong to follow the instructions of brain and soul. Practice makes the will power more stronger and strengthening. Mahatama Gandhi has rightly said – ‘Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from indomitable will’. Actual practice of the Will is the only way to increase it. The more you practice it, the more it grows!
  13. 13. posititude Dec 14 13 Posted by Chaitanya Charan das • December 9, 2012 When we fall short while doing something challenging, we often wonder: how can I increase my willpower? The factors that determine our present level of willpower may be many: past-life karmic conditioning, upbringing and culture, for example. But the practice that can actually increase our willpower is only one: making and keeping promises. Only when we exercise our existing willpower muscles to stick to promises can we enhance those muscles. Significantly, not all promises are equally potent in boosting our willpower muscles. When we make promises about material things only, then we subject ourselves to a solitary struggle in willpower exertion. But if we make promises that connect us with the supreme power of Krishna, then his omnipotence offers quantum boosts to our willpower. The Bhagavad-gita (18.33)) indicates that the determination sustained by unbreakable yoga practice is determination in the mode of goodness. Such enlightened determination focuses first on strengthening the foundation of our willpower by solidifying our Krishna-connection. We use whatever willpower we have to keep our promise of practicing devotional service at the scripturally recommended and individually customized standard. Honoring this devotional promise increases our willpower in two ways – one normal and one transcendental. The normal way is that it exercises and thereby increases our willpower, as does keeping any other promise. The transcendental way, which is far more consequential, is that it pleases Krishna. He then connects us with his omnipotence thereby blessing us with boosts in our willpower that far exceed what our psychophysical nature would normally have allowed us. That’s why the best way to increase our willpower is to invest in rigidly practicing devotional service. This investment will give us the richest returns of manifold increased willpower that can benefit us in all areas of our life – material and spiritual.
  14. 14. 14posititude Dec 14 “A Man is but the Product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” Mahatama Gandhi
  15. 15. posititude Dec 14 15 “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson Once the time is gone, It is gone for ever. You can’t get it back again. One of my colleague was fighting depression in office. What ever he does, is rejected by the Boss. Every day scolding and threat of being fired out of the company. He came to me and ask me what to do. I told him humbly, “first of all you should correct your self esteem. Create of a Positive self esteem”. He immediately reverted “It is easy to say to live in a positive self esteem, but very difficult to maintain the positive self esteem. I am facing lot of problems daily in my life. I lost my confidence in me and certainly I will be thrown out of the job. I know how to prepare good reports but my boss doesn’t understand them. He never appreciate my work, always demand more and more. There should a limit to every thing”. He was right. Life is full of negativity. People will challenge you by creating problems for you. Surrounding environment will be more demanding. Therefore face these challenges, exploit the opportunities, face problems in your life with positive attitude and confidence in yourself. You should always be ready to solve the problem and should inculcate the confidence in yourself . This all can be done if you have a strong self esteem. But you need to know what is self esteem and why to build self esteem and maintain self esteemed higher. Self esteem is normally considered as Personality Trait of oneself. It is basically describe as a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. Self-esteem is the belief one have about one self. If one think that “he is neglected”, “people are ignoring him”, and “other negative things about himself”, then that person will be in a very low Self Esteem. If the person thinks about himself as a blessed person, he is an able person, he do all the tasks with confidence, problems doesn’t seems problem, they are light and happy. We consider that person in high self esteem. Self Esteem
  16. 16. posititude Dec 14 16 Now the questions rises here is, that why one should have high self esteem? There are many reasons to have high Self Esteem. 1) When we have high Self Esteem, we have confidence in our capabilities and skills. We see all the problems as opportunity and solve them with ease. Even if we are unable to perform, we are not discouraged, but we come up again with more positivity and capability and perform. Every thing is on the lighter side. 2) When we are positive in our thoughts, our deeds are also always full of positivity. We are light and strong from our inside also. We don’t get disturbed by difficulties we come across our daily routine. 3) When we have high self esteem, we are always decadent and happy. We spread the happiness and happiness spread a positive environment at around us. 4) Positive environment always attract others. Peace and happiness is most wanted thing in this world. People get attracted by positive people. Therefore self- esteem always build relationships. These were few of the benefits of positive self esteem. But how to keep our self in high self esteem is an interesting question. We brought out some of the techniques, to keep Self Esteem High. 1) Think positive of your self – Always Think positive about yourself. Never think negative of your self. Think yourself a bless person. You are blessed with a good and healthy body, good family and work place. You can face any situation and give solution. Never criticize yourself irrespective of what others say about you. Negative critic about yourself weakens you. Therefore never allow yourself to criticize yourself. 2) Live with yourself every day at least 5 minutes. Take deep breath, calm your thoughts and focus inside. This is a wonderful practice that give you time to think about yourself. When you are with yourself, always think about the positive side of yourself. Think of successes and achievements. Think how you have helped others in their personal and professional lives. This will inculcate positive self esteem in you. 3) Before going to sleep Think at least 3 good things you deed during the day. Appreciate your self. Write these 3 good things on a piece of paper, rethink, how you deed those, what was your motive behind and how it has effected you and your surroundings. Keep all the write-ups and read these in the end of the week and month.
  17. 17. posititude Dec 14 17 This will induce a positive self esteem in you and build up confidence. It will become a Self Esteem Encyclopedia for you. Whenever you read it, it will double your self esteem and motivate you to do more good things in your life. 4) Doing good – When you talk to yourself and evaluate your activities daily , it makes you more stronger and give you judicial power to distinguish between good and bad. Therefore always do what you think, good and benefactor for all. Repeatedly doing good in your daily routine, strengthen Self-Esteem and makes you a stronger and positive person. Do Good, be Good, end will always be Good. 5) Manage Failures and Mistakes – It is not necessary that you never makes mistakes or you never fails. There are many occasions when we make mistakes despite of all efforts and may face failures. It doesn’t mean we deserve that. Always think that it was by chance and due to some negligence on your part. You can correct it, you can convert your failure into success if do slight more efforts and hard work. There is no end, it is always a beginning. Start afresh and achieve what you want and what you deserve. This will build up your self confidence and self esteem stronger and more firm. 6) Be kind and good to others – Always think positive, be cooperative, generous and helpful. This posititude (positive+attitude) motivate you further for doing good to others. Show kindness towards others, like you can help some old man to cross the road, give seat to some lady in bus or train, helping your colleague in preparing the presentation and so on,..list is very big and large. This create a conciliatory environment around you. In turn others will also be good to you and cooperate you in daily routine and you will be more closure to them. Recognition and cooperation boost your self esteem. .
  18. 18. posititude Dec 14 18 7) Be innovative (Try doing new things) – Always try doing new things and innovative ways in you life. This gives you more confidence in your capabilities and probability of success also increases. When you do new things and implement new ideas, other people will appreciate you and your ideas. They will always support you. This boost your self esteem and helps you doing all your task with confidence. 8) Never compare yourself with others. Every person is born with unique qualities. No two person are same. Therefore always focus on your capabilities and skills and do best using them. Others may be having their own strengths and weaknesses. Never compare yourself with others. Always focus more on your strengths and do your best. This will bring a new confidence in you. Respect others’ strengths. If you want to compare yourself, compare with yourself. Do better than yesterday. This will inculcate positive thinking and strengthen you self esteem. 9) Keep good company – It is well know phrase that a person is known by his company. Your company effect you thoughts and your image in the society. If you keep company of good and positive people, then you self esteem will buildup automatically. But if you are surrounded by wrong and negative people, then you will also be negative and you will never be in high esteem. 10) Never procrastinate – At the beginning of the day make a to-do list and priority list. Follow that and complete all the tasks you have mentioned in the list. End of the day, when you see, that you have completed more than 80% of the task, you feel proud of yourself for spending your day productively. This feeling of accomplishment enhance your self esteem.
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  20. 20. posititude Dec 14 20 Patience, you and Child Patience come with age and experience. It requires lot of understanding and Control. Children doesn’t have patience. They are new to the world and everything new to them and they become curious to know about new things. It is good also, to know more and learn more about the new things. Knowing will induce knowledge and induce experience to face the worldly problems in future. As an adult you know everything and have experience, therefore you are very cautious and avoid to take risk. Taking care of your child is your duty, but understanding and handling the child is also your responsibility. Understand the feeling of the child and his anxiousness and eagerness to know more and learn more. In this issue we will discuss about having patience in dealing your child. Put yourself in your Child Shoes. To understand the feeling of your child, you need to put yourself in your child’s shoes. You have to understand him/her what he/she wants to say and do. Get down on his/her level and try to experience life as he/she sees it. In other words, empathize. Help the child to understand. Instead of opposing, try to make him / her understand the effect of his /her action on others. How others will be get effected and how they will feel about them. Understand their needs and understand what they want to do. They may be right also. Always guide them the right and correct way to do or approach to handle the situation. Don’t impose your decisions. Give them time to understand you. They will understand, try once and over and over again. Understand your action. Sometimes, instead of understanding their feeling and mindset we behave illogical and try to impose our decision. Which is wrong. Before acting, understand what you are trying to do and how you are going to deal with the children. Always bear the patience as your ornament and understand and study your behaving and then act according. You will g-et embarrassed and think you child’s actions are a reflection of your parenting skills.
  21. 21. posititude Dec 14 21 Perhaps you're concerned about your child's future or worried about how her behavior is affecting you. Child’s behaviour is reflection of your behaviour – Remember that children are very fast learners and always follows their parents doing since their childhood. Therefore always be cautious in dealing others and your behaviour also. If the child not behaving in a proper manner Then instead of pointing him / her look at your Behaviour and evaluate whether he is behaving Your way. This will give You time to react in the Desirable manner. None of your action should deteriorate the situation. Be calm and react. “Always set a good example before your children.” Set Boundaries – Sit with your child. Discuss his/her needs and set boundaries in discussions with them proactively. Enforce them consistently and remind them time to time. Suppose you have set bed time at 10:30Pm, then you have to ensure that it is followed religiously by them. If not, talk will them and remind them your discussions and the commitment they have given you. In case he/she is finding any difficult in following the rules, again sit and re-define the boundaries. This will discipline them and understand the importance of planning and work accordingly. Never Impose, discuss and set rules in accordance with them. Self Control – Give time to your children to practice self control. New Apple 6 is launched and your child is having Apple 4. Tell his/her to compare the features of the two mobiles and evaluate their needs. If the new equipment is demand of their job/work, then he can buy otherwise why to waste for the thing which doesn’t induce value addition to their life. Most of the kid are anxious to buy the new version, whether that is useful of not. Therefore give them chance to understand their needs. This will induce Self Control in them automatically.
  22. 22. posititude Dec 14 22 There are many more examples of self control. Another one of the most important area is eating Junk food. Teach his/her the need of the body in relation to the daily routine job. Educate him/her that food should taken to make the body healthy and fit so that he doesn’t face health problem. Then teach him/her of the various food required by the body with quantity required. They will understand it. Again you should be an example of the same in front of them. When they start thinking about their needs, benefits and healthy life they start focusing and taking care of themselves and the surrounding. Understanding always induce Self Control. Patience and Tolerance – In this modern life Patience and Tolerance are most important ornament of the positive personality. Wear these two jewels in your Character. In daily routine your child will challenge you with his / her notorious activities. In that time you should have tolerance and patience. Start counting reverse, drink glass of water, start talking to yourself. Understand that bearing child is love and not business. Don’t expect too much from them. Expect too much from yourself. Talk to yourself and understand it that you are the cause of his/her birth and it is your inborne duty to make his/her a good human being. Be cool and calm. Cool and calm mind can only help you understand the situation. A disturb mind can only induce negativity like anger, frustration, attraction, contamination, etc., In nut shell your child is the mirror of your behaviour, character, values and attitude. Therefore before amending his/her behaviour change yourself first. Be an example, what you want your child to be. Don’t expect changes over time. It take time to adopt the change. Recognize your impatience is as much an issue as your child's misbehaving. Have patience with yourself. Many years of conditioning take time to respond to change.
  23. 23. 23 Maintain the body, you will maintain your life…… Diet Exercises posititude Dec 14
  24. 24. The tulsi or holy basil is an important symbol in the Hindu religious tradition and is worshiped in the morning and evening by Hindus at large. The holy basil is also a herbal remedy for a lot of common ailments. Here're top fifteen medicinal uses of Tulsi. 1. Healing Power: The Tulsi plant has many medicinal properties. The leaves are a nerve tonic and also sharpen memory. They promote the removal of the catarrhal matter and phlegm from the bronchial tube. The leaves strengthen the stomach and induce copious perspiration. The seed of the plant are mucilaginous (Slimy). Benefits of Basil 2. Fever & Common Cold: The leaves of basil are specific for many fevers. During the rainy season, when malaria and dengue fever are widely prevalent, tender leaves, boiled with tea, act as preventive against these diseases. In case of acute fevers, a decoction of the leaves boiled with powdered cardamom in half a litre of water and mixed with sugar and milk brings down the temperature. The juice of tulsi leaves can be used to bring down fever. Extract of tulsi leaves in fresh water should be given every 2 to 3 hours. In between one can keep giving sips of cold water. In children, it is every effective in bringing down the temperature. 3. Coughs: Tulsi is an important constituent of many Ayurvedic cough syrups and expectorants. It helps to mobilize mucus in bronchitis and asthma. Chewing tulsi leaves relieves cold and flu. 4. Sore Throat: Water boiled with basil leaves can be taken as drink in case of sore throat. This water can also be used as a gargle. 5. Respiratory Disorder: The herb is useful in the treatment of respiratory system disorder. A decoction of the leaves, with honey and ginger is an effective remedy for bronchitis, asthma, influenza, cough and cold. A decoction of the leaves, cloves and common salt also gives immediate relief in case of influenza. They should be boiled in half a litre of water till only half the water is left and add then taken. 24posititude Dec 14
  25. 25. 25posititude Dec 14 6. Kidney Stone: Basil has strengthening effect on the kidney. In case of renal stone the juice of basil leaves and honey, if taken regularly for 6 months it will expel them via the urinary tract. 7. Heart Disorder: Basil has a beneficial effect in cardiac disease and the weakness resulting from them. It reduces the level of blood cholesterol. 8. Children's Ailments: Common pediatric problems like cough cold, fever, diarrhea and vomiting respond favorably to the juice of basil leaves. If pustule of chicken pox delay their appearance, basil leaves taken with saffron will hasten them. 9. Stress: Basil leaves are regarded as an 'adaptogen' or anti-stress agent. Recent studies have shown that the leaves afford significant protection against stress. Even healthy persons can chew 12 leaves of basil, twice a day, to prevent stress. It purifies blood and helps prevent several common elements. 10. Mouth Infections: The leaves are quit effective for the ulcer and infections in the mouth. A few leaves chewed will cure these conditions. 11. Insect Bites: The herb is a prophylactic or preventive and curative for insect stings or bites. A teaspoonful of the juice of the leaves is taken and is repeated after a few hours. Fresh juice must also be applied to the affected parts. A paste of fresh roots is also effective in case of bites of insects and leeches. 12. Skin Disorders: Applied locally, basil juice is beneficial in the treatment of ringworm and other skin diseases. It has also been tried successfully by some naturopaths in the treatment of leucoderma.
  26. 26. 26posititude Dec 14 13. Teeth Disorder: The herb is useful in curing teeth disorders. It’s leaves, dried in the sun and powdered, can be used for brushing teeth. It can also be mixed with mustered oil to make a paste and used as toothpaste. This is very good for maintaining dental health, counteracting bad breath and for massaging the gums. It is also useful in pyorrhea and other teeth disorders. 14. Headaches: Basil makes a good medicine for headache. A decoction of the leaves can be given for this disorder. Pounded leaves mixed with sandalwood paste can also be applied on the forehead for getting relief from heat, headache, and for providing coolness in general. 15. Eye Disorders: Basil juice is an effective remedy for sore eyes and night- blindness, which is generally caused by deficiency of vitamin A. Two drops of black basil juice are put into the eyes daily at bedtime. Types of Basils DISCLAIMER: These are only general guidelines as a first aid. It is always better to see a doctor depending upon the intensity of the case. The views expressed above are entirely those of the author. Source -
  27. 27. posititude Dec 14 27 Asana name: Plough Pose Halasana Sanskrit name: Halasana Meaning: Plough Pose General Benefits: 1) Improves the tone and strength of back muscles as the back is folded, as well as the leg muscles and abdominal muscles. 2) Removes the rigidity of the back muscles. 3) Improves the working of the spinal nerves, putting pressure on the nerves in the neck region which are predominantly sympathetic. 4) Improves the function of the thyroid, parathyroid and pituitary glands. 5) All of the other endocrine glands are regulated by these main glands and so the overall function of the endocrine system is improved. This results in the improved functioning of all the systems of the body. 6) Gives a complete stretch to the spine which increases its elasticity and overall functioning. 7) Activates digestion and helps with constipation, improves the efficiency of all the abdominal organs such as the spleen, pancreas, liver and kidneys. 8) The breathing movements of the diaphragm help to massage the abdominal organs. 9) Activates the thyroid gland and thymus gland, stimulating metabolism and immunity. Benefits for Women: Beneficial for pelvic region. Therapeutic Applications: Asthma. Cough and cold. Constipation. Menstrual disorders Step 1 In supine position exhale and while inhaling slowly raise your legs to a 90 degree angle from the ground.
  28. 28. posititude Dec 14 28 While exhaling raise the hips and abdomen, bringing the legs over the head, keeping them suspended above the ground. After exhaling fully, lower the legs to rest the toes on the floor keeping the legs straight. Point the toes and breathe normally. Exhale, and while inhaling lift the toes off the ground keeping the legs straight. Slowly and with controlled movement, lower the back vertebrae by vertebrae to the ground bringing the legs to a 90 degree angle from the floor. Inhale, and while exhaling, slowly lower the legs to the ground coming into supine position. Relax the body and breath deeply Do's: Keep the legs straight in knees with toes vertical on the ground over your head. Legs are in one straight line. As far as possible, the back remains straight and vertical. Arms straight with palms on the ground. Shoulders resting on the ground. The chin resting against the chest. Don'ts: Bend the knees. Move the neck or overstrain it in chin lock position. Move into this asana fast as a lot of stress is put onto the spine.
  29. 29. posititude Dec 14 29 Precautions & Contraindications: Should be avoided during pregnancy and menstruation, high blood pressure and brain diseases. Should be avoided if suffering from an enlarged thyroid, spleen or liver as well as cervical spondylitis, slipped disc, headache and weak blood vessels in the eyes. Step-wise postures - Source: ttp:// DISCLAIMER: These are only general guidelines and spread Yoga knowledge. It is always better to do yogasana under the guidance of yoga teacher/Guru. It is sole responsibility of individuals doing this Asana.
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  32. 32. 32 Vastu Tips for Kitchen posititude Dec 14 Kitchen is the most important area of any home. It is the area where lot of energy plays role and it is the area where food is prepare for the health of the occupant of the house.. As per Vastu Shastra, South and South-East Corner is for Fire. In Kitchen fire is used to cook the food. Consider the following tips while planning construction of Kitchen – 1) Kitchen should be constructed in the South or South-East corner of the plot area. Alternative direction is North-west. Other then these two directions kitchen should not be constructed. 2) Cooking gas stove should be placed at south-east so that while cooking the face of the person cooking is towards East Direction. 3) Kitchens in north direction tend to affect health female members. 4) North and N-E direction is for water, therefore place water sink in the north-east direction with the maximum distance from cooking gas. 5) Larger windows in the kitchen should be in Eastern direction whereas small ventilators, if any, should be placed in South direction. 6) Provision for water storage and taps should be made in North-east of the kitchen. 7) Electric equipment like oven, microwave, refrigerator, etc., should be placed in South-West direction. 8) The slope of the water flow should be from Southwest towards Northeast.
  33. 33. posititude Dec 14 33 9) The cylinder should be placed in the Southeast corner. 10) There should be no toilets and bathrooms adjoining and above or below the kitchen. 11) The door of the kitchen should never face the door of the toilet. 12) Kitchen must have some tinge of red in it depicting fire. It can be utensils, or any other items. White or blue are suitable for walls and flooring
  34. 34. 34 Learning never stop in any situation, any time and any Age… It is never late to learn…. posititude Dec 14
  35. 35. 35posititude Dec 14 Life is so unfair sometimes By three methods we may learn Wisdom'' First, by Reflection, which is Noblest; Second, by Imitation, which is Easiest; And third by Experience, which is the Bitterest; --
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  38. 38. 38posititude Dec 14 ज़ िंदगी का साथ जब हो तो घड़ी मत देखना, और इसके बाद मुड़ मुड़ कर कभी मत देखना. जब तुम्हें कोई पुकारे तो मदद करना रूर, कोई भी हो, दोस्ती और दुश्मनी मत देखना. फ़ासले कम हों हमेशा उस तरफ करना सफ़र, रात का साया सुबह की रौशनी मत देखना. ढूँढ़ना मासम बच्चों में हमेशा हर खुशी, ससफ़फ़ अपना सुख कभी अपनी खुशी मत देखना. आूँधियों की बात पर विश्िास मत करना कभी, और कभी जलते चरागों में कमी मत देखना. अशोक राित (facebook Friend)
  39. 39. 39 References 1. Http://Wikipaidia 2. 3. Medical Encyclopedia ( 4. News Papers – HT, TOI, Dainik Bhaskar 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. posititude Dec 14
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