A yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Shameem Akthar lists out the benefits of five easily available kitchen ingredients. Home remedies are the flavour of the season. Our grandmothers and mothers believed in them. Now, these once-forgotten remedies are making a comeback. Both in India, and across the world, people are looking towards the kitchen to sort out nagging physical problems. The kitchen offers amazingly simple cures to problems that need not always be sorted by ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The silent retreat Vipassaná meditation, as taught by SN Goenka It is a strange thing spending 10 days in absolute silence; stranger still sharing it with a group of people you can't look in the eye, greet or acknowledge in any way. This is ...Mail & Guardian Online, 6 days ago
How can you be Happy? Shameem Akhtar's 10 easy ways to discover that elusive thing called Happiness. Agony aunts make a living out of telling you what you already know -- that letting go is the key to all problems. For women, nurtured and trained through generations to endure and get by, this may be the most difficult thing to do. Not letting go may be due to various things -- the belief that somehow it is a gesture of unconditional love and so however deep the pain may be, one must hold on.Rediff.com, 3 days ago
The rich spiritual buffet in the US would keep devotees of vedic spirituality busier than a theatre buff in London, writes PHILIP GOLDBERG The rich spiritual buffet in the US would keep devotees of vedic spirituality busier than a theatre buff in ...Speaking Tree, 3 days ago
A breakfast can save more than your day... it could save your life, says Shameem Akhtar. The spotlight is back on breakfast. Every dietician swears by it. Weightwatchers and health watchers (sometimes, they can be two separate breeds) vote for it vociferously. The first meal of the day is once again finding its place under the sun. If you speak to your mother or grandmother, you will learn that breakfast used to be quite a ritual. A lot of good food was consumed, hot off the stove. It was ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Did you know that barley fights inflammation, the terrible scourge that causes redness, puffiness and sagging skin and that olive oil can make your skin look younger? They had it wrong when they said beauty is only skin deep. Apparently, it is a lot deeper because a lot of what you look like -- apart from the structure of your face -- could come from the food you eat. For example, the texture of your skin, its brightness and youthfulness is food-dependent. The earlier concept of using ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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