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Saturday, 28 November 2020

पहला सुख निरोगी काया

 ये 10 नियम अपना लिए तो आपको कभी गंभीर रोग नहीं होगा

यदि निम्नलिखित 10 नियम आपने अपना लिए तो निश्चित ही शर्तिया आपको कभी भी कोई गंभीर रोग नहीं होगा और आप जीवनभर निरोगी बने रहेंगे, परंतु उससे पूर्व आपको 3 शर्तों का पालन करना होगा। जैसे कुछ पाने के लिए खोना पड़ता है उसी तरह यह 3 शर्तें अपनाएं।

तीन शर्तें

1. त्याज्य पेय पदार्थ: चाय, कॉफी, कोल्ड्रिंक और इसी तरह के पेय पदार्थ जीवनभर के लिए त्याग दें।

2. त्याज्य भोज्य पदार्थ: इसी प्रकार से मांस, शक्कर, तेल, नमक, मैदा, अरारोट, गेहूं और बेसन, बैंगन, कटहल तथा इससे बनी चीजें त्याग दें। प्राकृतिक शक्कर का उपयोग करें, सैंधा नमक लें। तेल में प्राकृतिक रूप से निर्मित तेल का उपयोग करें। गेहूं की जगह ज्वार, बाजरा, जो और मक्का का उपयोग करें मौसमानुसार।

3. त्याज्य जीवनशैली: अपनी पुरानी लाइफ स्टाइल को बदलें। जैसे देर रात को सोना और सुबह देर तक सोते रहना। भोजन करते वक्त टीवी देखना, शराब पीना, सिगरेट पीना आदि।

दस नियम

1. इंटरमिटेंट फास्टिंग : उपवास करें 16 घंटे का। रात के भोजन के बाद 16 घंटे तक ना कुछ खाना है और पानी को छोड़कर ना ही कुछ पीना। उदाहरण के लिए, सुबह 10:00 से शाम 6:00 बजे तक। इस समय के दौरान, आप जो भी चाहें खा सकते हैं उसके बाद व्रत प्रारंभ कर दें जो अगले दिन 10 सुबह 10 बजे ही तोड़े। आप 11:00 से शाम 7:00 बजे तक या 12:00 से रात 8:00 बजे का समय अपना सकते हैं।

2. पेय पदार्थ: सप्ताह में एक बार एक गिलास मीठा सोडा नींबू रस के साथ पीएं। इसके अलावा मौसम देखकर शहतूत, बेल, नीम और अन्य फलों का रस पीएं।

3. सूर्य नमस्कार: प्रतिदिन योगासन नहीं कर सकते हैं तो सूर्य नमस्कार को ही अपनी जीवनशैली का अंग बनाएं। यह भी नहीं कर सकते हैं तो कम से कम आधा घंटा प्रात: काल धूप में घुमने का नियम बनाएं।

4. भोजन: अपने भोजन में दही, सलाद, अनार, हरि पत्तदार सब्जियां, लहसुन, बीन्स, फ्रूट और ड्राय फूड का उपयोग करें। खाना खाने के कम से कम एक घंटे बाद पानी पीना चाहिए। भोजन के दौरान भी पानी नहीं पीना चाहिए।

5. धूप सेकना: प्रतिदिन प्रात: काल सूर्य के समक्ष कुछ देर खड़े रहने से सभी तरह के पौषक तत्व और विटामिन की पूर्ति होने की संभावन बढ़ जाती है।

6. तुलसी का सेवन: नित्य 4 पत्ते तुलसी का सेवन करना चाहिए। इसी तरह के और भी कई पत्ते होते हैं जो सेहत के लिए लाभदायक होते हैं जैसे कड़ी पत्ता या नीम का पत्ता।

7. बर्तन: पीतल के बर्तन में भोजन करना और तांबे के लौटे में पानी पीने के कई स्वास्थ लाभ मिलते हैं। इसी तरह यह भी देखा जाना चाहिए कि किस बर्तन में खाना पकाया जा रहा है और किससे पकाया जा रहा है।

8. शुद्ध वायु: जिस तरह शरीर को शुद्ध भोजन और जल की आवश्यकता होती है उसी तरह शरीर को शुद्ध वायु की भी आवश्यकता होती है परंतु वर्तमान दौर में वायु प्रदूषण के चलते यह मुमकिन नहीं है। ऐसे में आप मास्क लगाएं और जितना हो सकके प्रदूषण से बचें। साथ ही प्रात: काल आप प्राणायाम करें। प्राणायाम से हमारे फेफड़ों की क्षमता बढ़ती है। यदि आपके फेफड़ें सक्रिय और मजबूत हैं तो आप लंबे समय तक जीने की क्षमता भी प्राप्त कर लेंगे।

9. तनाव: उपरोक्त सभी कार्य कर लिए परंतु यदि जीवन में डिप्रेशन, टेंशन और इसी तरह के मानसिक विकार हैं तो सब व्यर्थ है क्योंकि आपका तनाव ही आपको शारीरिक रूप से रोगी बना देगा। अत: इसे दूर करने के लिए आप कम से कम 10 मिनट का ध्यान करें। यह उस वक्त कर सकते हैं जब आप सूर्य नमस्कार करते हैं। समस्या पर चिंता ना करें, समाधान पर चिंतन करें।

10. वास्तु: जीवन में ग्रह-नक्षत्रों का प्रभाव पड़ता हो या ना पड़ता हो परंतु आप जहां रह रहे हैं वहां के वातावरण का प्रभाव जरूर पड़ता है। कई ऐसे मकान होते हैं जो गर्मी में ठंडक देते हैं और ठंड में गर्मी। आपको एसी में रहने की आदत है तो यह आपको कमजोर कर देगी। दूसरा यह कि घर के भीतर या घर के बाहर आसपास किस तरह के पेड़-पौधे हैं और घर की दशा एवं दिशा कैसी है यह जरूर जांच लें।

'और अंत में प्रार्थना'

*ईर्ष्यी घृणी त्वसंतुष्ट: क्रोधनो नित्यशड्कितः।*

*परभाग्योपजीवी च षडेते दुखभागिनः।।*

*अर्थात-* सभी से ईर्ष्या करने वाले, घृणा करने वाले, असंतोषी, क्रोधी, सदा संदेह करने वाले और पराये आसरे जीने वाले ये छः प्रकार के मनुष्य हमेशा दुखी रहते हैं। अतः यथा संभव इन प्रवृत्तियों से बचना चाहिए।


Saturday, 7 November 2020

Exercise & Aromatherapy for Immunity

 It is well known that the immune system including natural killer (NK) cells plays an important role in defence against bacteria, viruses, and tumours. It is also well known that stress inhibits immune function. Empirically, forest bathing/shinrin-yoku may reduce stress. Thus, I speculate that forest bathing/shinrin-yoku may have a beneficial effect on immune function by reducing stress.” - Dr. Qing Li

The wisdom is old: get outside when you can; when you’re stressed, aromatherapy can help. Now, scientists in Tokyo are building a case that smelling nature — the bracing scent of forest pine or cypress, for instance — lowers our blood pressure dramatically and increases anti-cancer molecules in our bloodstreams.


Enjoy the Outdoors

Preliminary research suggests that spending time outdoors, particularly in forest settings, may stimulate the production of anti-cancer proteins and offer a general boost to the immune system, although researchers don’t have a clear explanation as to the mechanisms behind these actions. In one study conducted by Japanese immunologist Qing Li, hiking twice a day for three days increased participants’ white blood cells by 40 percent, and they remained elevated by 15 percent a month later. These results weren’t found after urban walking, suggesting something uniquely beneficial about spending time in a natural setting. In our next issue, we’ll cover the health benefits of spending time outdoors in the winter in greater depth.

The best way to use exercise to maximize immune response is to engage in daily moderate exercise, research suggests. Moderate exercise enhances the activity of our NK cells, which recognize cells infected with a virus and try to eliminate them. However, highly intense exercise — such as marathon running — may actually depress the immune system, making us two to six times more likely to get sick immediately after the long workout. This is because prolonged exercise can suppress TH1 — our first-line defences against illness. Experts recommend regular, moderate exercise to boost immunity, including 30-minute walks, biking a few times a week, exercising at the gym every other day or playing sports. Yoga may also benefit immunity. Although some of this effect is attributable to its influence on stress response, some of it may also be physical. Yoga stimulates the digestive, circulatory, nervous and endocrine systems, all of which may make our bodies able to more quickly respond to threats.

Aromatherapy & Forest Bathing

Forest bathing has been shown to be a powerful antidote against the physical, mental and emotional problems of today. It helps to:

1.      lower blood pressure

2.     reduce stress and anxiety

3.     increase energy

4.    improve sleep

5.     elevate mood

6.    lower cortisol levels

7.     boost your immune system

8.    accelerate recovery from illnesses

9.    improve ability to focus (even in children with ADHD)


Most essential oil blends are too intense to mimic forest bathing, and in addition your body requires energy from the plants, which comes from flower essences.

If you want to use aromatherapy to simulate a garden or forest experience, the best way is to combine 8 or more essential oils into a very mild mist, and add a minimum of 100 different flower essences. This gives the body similar exposure as a walk-in nature does.

Note that in order for a mist to mimic forest bathing, the mist needs to be mild enough that you can consistently mist your face, head, neck and body several times in a row without the aroma being overwhelming. Similar to walking in nature, this method very gently lifts the body (instead of being overwhelming or intense).  Repeating this process with a mist several times over a 15-minute window tends to offer greater benefits, again the way spending 15 minutes in nature assists the body's repair mechanisms.

Be aware that the benefits, such as lowered blood pressure and anxiety levels, is due to smelling and absorbing the wide ranging phytoncides produced by plants, versus consuming them.

In short, the incredible benefits from forest bathing are in large part due to inhaling terpenes, which are found in essential oils.



Tuesday, 20 October 2020

प्रकृति हमें बिना बोले कितना कुछ समझ जाती है

 संसार में दो प्रकार के पेड़ पौधे होते हैं...

प्रथम - अपना फल स्वयं दे देते हैं... जैसे - आम, अमरुद, केला इत्यादि ।
द्वितीय - अपना फल छिपाकर रखते हैं... जैसे - आलू, अदरक, प्याज इत्यादि ।
जो फल अपने आप दे देते हैं, उन वृक्षों को सभी खाद-पानी देकर सुरक्षित रखते हैं, और ऐसे वृक्ष फिर से फल देने के लिए तैयार हो जाते हैं ।
किन्तु जो अपना फल छिपाकर रखते है, वे जड़ सहित खोद लिए जाते हैं, उनका वजूद ही खत्म हो जाता हैं।
ठीक इसी प्रकार...
जो व्यक्ति अपनी विद्या, धन, शक्ति स्वयं ही समाज सेवा में समाज के उत्थान में लगा देते हैं, उनका सभी ध्यान रखते हैं और वे मान-सम्मान पाते है।
वही दूसरी ओर...
जो अपनी विद्या, धन, शक्ति स्वार्थवश छिपाकर रखते हैं, किसी की सहायता से मुख मोड़े रखते है, वे जड़ सहित खोद लिए जाते है, अर्थात् समय रहते ही भुला दिये जाते है।
प्रकृति कितना महत्वपूर्ण संदेश देती है, बस समझने, सोचने और कार्य में परिणित करने की बात है I


प्रकृति हमें शांति, संघर्ष, गरिमा, समानता, रचनात्मकता, दयालुता, उम्मीद, उत्कर्ष, समानता की प्रेरणा देती है।

Friday, 16 October 2020

IMMUNITY BOOSTING YOGA & EXERCISES

 You can make several lifestyle and dietary changes today to strengthen your immunesystem.

These include reducing your sugar intake, staying hydrated, working out regularly, getting adequate sleep, and managing your stress levels.

Sometimes, the immune system tends to malfunction due to various reasons like stress, inactive lifestyle, and poor eating habits. And, when it does, it is not a good sign. The good news is that you can help to restore it to its previous glory by practicing restorative yoga, Pranayama, Acupressure & little exercise.

Although none of these suggestions can prevent COVID-19, they may reinforce your body’s defences against harmful pathogens.


Tips to strengthen your immunity naturally.

1.      Get enough sleep

2.      Eat more whole plant foods

3.      Eat more healthy fats

4.      Take a probiotic supplement

5.      Limit added sugars

6.      Engage in moderate exercise

7.      Stay hydrated

8.      Manage your stress levels

9.      Supplement wisely

10.   Drink a warm immunity-boosting beverage.

11.   Wash your hands — a lot. 

12.   Clean your nasal passages.

13.   Soak up early morning sun rays.

14.   Keep yourself joyful.


BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY WITH ACCUPRESSURE

Kidney 27 is an immune-boosting super star, and especially helpful for people who are prone to upper respiratory flu symptoms. The Kidney system is said to grasp Lung Qi, meaning it helps distribute the air that enters the lungs throughout the rest of the body. When this interplay doesn’t happen correctly, shortness of breath and cough can occur as well as fatigue because your body is not being properly oxygenated. Kidney 27 is easily accessible, located about one inch from the midline on the lower border of the collar bone.


Although better known as a fever-reducing point, Large Intestine 11 also is used preventively for colds and flus, and other immune-compromising conditions. In fact, one well-known style of Japanese acupuncture (Kiiko Matsumoto’s) considers Large Intestine 11 to be the master immune point in the body. It’s actually a point that falls just slightly below and outside Large Intestine 11. The exact location is determined according to sensitivity in that area. The most sensitive spot is usually the most effective when pressed or needled. Find Large Intestine 11 at the lateral (thumb side) edge of the elbow crease.


Make a thumbs-up sign. When you do that, you’ll see a depression at the base of your thumb. From that depression, Lung 7 is located approximately two finger widths up your arm. This acupuncture point is good for bolstering your body’s defensive energy, helping to keep your immune system strong. Symptomatically, Lung 7 is a frequently used point for cough, headache and stiff neck.

Stomach 36 is one of the most effective acupuncture points for strengthening the immune system and recovering from fatigue. Acupuncturists often incorporate this point into treatments because it is such an energizing point. Stomach 36 is found about a hand length below the patella of the knee, just outside the prominent tibia bone. Sometimes pressing this point, if it’s done firmly enough, will produce a strong sensation that travels down the leg. 


Before performing acupressure on any of these points, get into a comfortable position from which you can easily access all four points (don’t worry—not at the same time!).

·         Begin with Kidney 27 and work your way down the body. So, the order should be Kidney 27, Large Intestine 11, Lung 7, Stomach 36.

·         For Kidney 27 and Stomach 36, since you have both hands free, press the point on both sides of the body at the same time.

·         For Lung 7 and Large Intestine 11, try pressing the point on each side of the body to determine whether one side is more tender than the other. If so, focus your acupressure sessions on the tender side. If both are equally tender (or not at all), you can pick either, or take turns pressing the points on both sides.

·         Spend 30 seconds on each point. Apply firm pressure while breathing steadily into your abdomen. You’ll probably find this routine very relaxing, so feel free to repeat it. Especially this time of year, you can’t overdo it.

·         As a maintenance routine, shoot for doing the two-minute routine once in the morning and once before bed. If you start feeling fatigued, weak or like you might be coming down with something, up it to three times a day.


Does yoga boost immunity?

 

Yoga is a holistic practice that strengthens our physical body, as well as the microscopic systems that are not visible to the eye. As a result, the body’s natural defence mechanisms also improve. A healthy, disease-free body can be easily achieved by adopting a healthy lifestyle, including eating unprocessed, whole foods, maintaining a regular yoga and meditation practice, getting plenty of sleep, and minimizing stressors. Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation are the keys to achieving our full potential. To reap the immune-boosting results of yoga, be sure to maintain a daily practice!


Warm up routine:

- Perform soft rhythmic jumps 50 times.

- Swing the arms forward and backward powerfully 10 times.

- Circle the shoulders front and backward- 10 times.

- Twist the waist with arms open and stretched 5 times each side.

- Gently circle the knees, left and right sides,5 times each.


Pranayama Routine: (20-30 Min)


- Sit in a comfortable, relaxed position. Calm your mind and observe your thoughts.

- Perform Ujjayi for 5 minutes.

- Perform Ujjayi with Antara Kumbhak 9holding breath after inhaling) for 5 minutes.

- Perform Anulom Vilom for 10 minutes.

- Perform Kapalabhati (150 blows) with adequate rest in between.


YOGASANAS FOR BOOSTING IMMUNITY

 

As you begin to heal the inner you, you alter your immune system. 

Your immune cells are like little silent fighters that do so much behind the scenes and don’t get enough credit.

A weakened or compromised immune system can lead to chronic infections, inflammation, autoimmune issues, and even cancer.  Luckily, you can boost immunity when you practice yoga!

The poses are only one way to practice yoga for boosted immunity. Yogic breathwork (pranayama) also offers multiple health benefits.

Immune-boosting Yogasana:

 

1-  Bhujangasana (cobra pose)

2- Matsyasana (fish pose)

3- Adho mukha svanasana (downward dog)

4 – Uttanasana (forward bend) 

5- Dhanurasana (bow pose/ backbend) 


The importance of breath-holding:

Holding your breath can not only change the genetic activity of white blood cells (immune cells), but it also appears to significantly increase white blood cells to help fight illness.

Most people can hold their breath for somewhere between 30 seconds and up to 2 minutes.
Yogis have long known that the practice of voluntary breath control (consisting of intentional inhalations, retention, and exhalations) helps strengthen and purify the body so we can feel better and more energized. 

 People who are more self-compassionate have better coping skills, are more resilient to stress, and feel more motivated to achieve their goals and WELLNESS.