Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, takes you through five diseases that are directly related with your state of mind. Even conventional medicine now acknowledges psychosomatic as a valid word! With assertion of the nascent field of psychoneuroimmunology this connection between the mind and body is slowly but surely getting unravelled. Having science to back up what most victims knew off, helps to provide a rational and practical solution to ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Shameem Akthar discusses four such habits that can cause serious damage to your health We often suffer the ill-effects of somebody else’s bad habits. This includes over-eating, overuse of electronic gadgets, smoking, and loud noises. To some extent, these dangers are being publicly acknowledged. For instance, public smoking is discouraged because it is now official that passive smoking causes as much, if not more, damage than smoking oneself. Over-eating is also being seen as ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Did you know that lower back problem could lead to kidney problems? Or that leg pain and swelling feet could lead to heart problem? Or that hand pain and neck distress is related to your spine? Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, finds out more about such tell-tale symptoms. Learning more about good health should mean going beyond the obvious articles on weight loss and routine fitness. We need more information to broaden our understanding of our own ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
If you, like several others, have been bitten by the marathon bug, we strongly recommend you read this! There is a sudden spurt towards marathon or goal-oriented running these days. The joke is that it is often stoked by a mid-life crisis and a desire to shift one’s life towards a more healthy lifestyle. And while this may be a laudable reason, if your body hasn't been used to running, starting out suddenly can cause some serious injuries. First, make a checklist of your overall health ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
These yoga practices will help you manage your metabolism in peak condition. There is a lot of confusion about metabolism -- should it be fast or slow, and which is better? This columnist is also guilty of having used the concept of “speeding” up or making metabolism fast through certain dietary or yogic intervention. But the real trick -- and which is buried under this confusion -- is to really make the metabolism efficient. If it is too slow, to make it fast, and if too fast, to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Here are four health benefits of green colour: it heals, boosts memory, lowers anger and makes you lose more fat In the eighties a much-cited research by environmental psychologist Roger Ulrich woke the scientific world to the impact of greenery on health. In a hospital study on patients recovering from an operation, he proved that those whose windows overlooked greenery recovered faster than the others in the control group. A similar review of healing colours may have set the English town ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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