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Listen to the seven bowls sing

Yoga expert Shameem Akthar is conducting Tibetan Singing bowl meditation classes in the city that promises to take away the stress rejuvenate and heal you DNA, 1 month ago

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Healing outdoors: How nature helps you calm down

These nature cures have been tested by time and choice, says yogacharya Shameem Akthar. The use of art to heal has lately captured the imagination of therapists, who are using all forms of art, including drama, to heal. But one of the earliest methods of healing using art has been surely visual because of this connection between nature and us, living organisms who are part of it. Around this concept many healing and survival techniques have developed – office ergonomics, interior ...
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Pet therapy: How animals help us heal

The bond that exists between domestic animals and humans creates a healing response in many people, says yogacharya Shameem Akthar. It is not so well-known or used in India but abroad, pet therapy or animal assisted therapy is well-established in many countries. It’s seen as a way to help severely ailing people recover and has been given the thumbs up by care takers of patients with terminal illness, the severely depressed, those recovering from trauma, cancer, and children with learning ...
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How your body clock affects your health

...And how you can reset it! Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, takes you through some major bio-events in your daily life pattern that may help you lead a more controlled and powerful life. There are several sciences that have borrowed from the idea of the bio-rhythm. Chronobiology, for instance, is a new alternative therapy which gives you a chart individualised and based on your birthday, and uses the idea of 23-day/28-day/33-day cycle. This is still ...
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Are you guilty of these pre-workout mistakes?

There is a lot of enthusiasm for 'working out' and 'building tone', but there is an equal lack of awareness of the mistakes that can sabotage one's efforts, says yogacharya Shameem Akthar. Different work-outs require different preparations in terms of energy/fuel consumption and warm-ups. There are so many workouts possible, that one experiments with different types without fully understanding the basics.  If you are learning online, the instructor could have omitted some key aspects ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Is your desk job killing you?

Here are five pit-falls of a desk-bound job, and advice on how to break the vicious cycle. A sedentary lifestyle or work-style can have a worse impact than smoking! A desk job, it seems, is a sure way to ill-health on several counts, from the outside as well as the inside. To a person with a job that requires lots of shuttling and commuting, a desk-bound job may seem just ideal. But research is throwing up mounds of warnings against such a work-style. Jobs that earlier required you to travel ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Ceylon Booksellers, Importers and Exporters Assn. Office bearers

The following were appointed as office-bearers of the Ceylon Booksellers, Importers and Exporters Association at the Annual General Meeting held recently. President: Miles Brohier, Lake House Bookshop (Pvt) Ltd, Colombo 02. Vice President: ...
 Sri Lanka Daily News3 weeks ago

Zzzzz! 5 remedies to sleep better

Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, lists five quick-fix alternative therapies to help you deal with insomnia. Insomnia has many causes. The most common among them being the following: Working in shifts which messes up one's normal biological rhythms Eating too close to sleep time or eating too heavily Engaging in excessive physical activity just before sleep time, such as brisk-walking, running or doing other forms of stimulating activity Doing creative ...
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5 health risks of chronic constipation

It can be the cause of vicious health problems, including colon cancer. Constipation is often treated as a trivial disturbance of one’s routine. It is dismissed as a life-style irritant that will pass, or must be endured or fixed by some quick remedy. The fact is that a chronic case of constipation can be a red alert to other dangerous things happening within the body. It can be the cause of vicious health problems, including colon cancer. Certainly constipation causes are life-style ...
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Are these happy things stressing you out?

If you thought holidays, weddings and parties de-stress you, think again! You think these are fun things to do. While suffering a long daily commute, or an insufferable boss, or a boring day alone, you fantasise about these things, drooling over the release from stress, loneliness and boredom. The reality can be quite different. What you thought of as moksha from boredom/stress is actually just another big headache, according to new research. Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the ...
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