Karma Yoga is more a practice for spiritual growth rather than exercise for any sort of health benefit.
It is aimed to rid you of the vices of greed, lust, hate and other negative attributes.
The principle of Karma governs this Yoga practice which emphasizes that you sow the seeds of consequence with every action that you knowingly or unknowingly do.
Karma Yoga is the practice to have a pure heart and reduce the risk of making bad Karma. Meditation is one of the main elements of such a life plan.
So, the beginners on the path of Karma Yoga can follow a simple routine in keeping with the wisdom of the mentioned verse.
Keep your hands and knees on the Yoga mat. The arms should be in a straight line to the shoulders. Now, shift your toes under your feet without moving your knees. As your feet come in the right direction, push the mat with your hands. Move your legs up and get them in a position such that your body forms an inverted “V” with the ground. Hold the pose till you complete five breaths. Move your body in the previous position gradually.
Stand with both feet together. Move forward as though stepping out to walk but lower your back leg instead. In this position, you need to ensure that your back leg is above your ankle. Your body above the waist should be in a straight line. The leg that you have taken forward should not be placed in a way that the knees are protruding ahead of the ankle. You can do these by alternating with both feet.
Karma Yoga also involves the following basic elements:
Practice deep breathing to achieve a calm state of mind in which you can purge off negative emotions such as jealousy, egoism or lust
You also need to engage yourself in some kind of humanitarian or social service project.
This is an important part of Karma Yoga as it is based on the principle of Karma that emphasises that good Karma comes back to you
Be compassionate about others and try to help them when they are in need
Healthy living involves more than physical health, it also includes emotional or mental health. The following are some ways people can support their mental health and well-being.
• Get enough sleep daily; the CDC recommends the following by age group (naps inclusive); 12-18 hours from birth to 2 months, 14-15 hours from 3-11 months of age, 12-18 hours for 1-3 years of age, 11-13 hours for 3-5 years of age, 10-11 hours for 5-10 years of age, eight and a half to nine and a half hours for 10-17 years of age and those 18 and above need seven to nine hours of sleep. Elderly people need about seven to nine hours but do not sleep as deeply and may awaken at night or wake early, so naps (like kids need) allow them to accumulate the total of seven to nine hours of sleep.
• Take a walk and reflect on what you see and hear at least several times per week.
• Try something new and often (eat a new food, try a different route to work, go to a new museum display).
• Do some mind exercises (read, do a puzzle occasionally during the week).
• Try to focus on a process intensely and complete a segment of it over one to several hours, then take a break and do something relaxing (walk, exercise, short nap).
• Plan to spend some time talking with other people about different subjects.
• Try to make some leisure time to do some things that interest you every week (hobby, sport).
• Learn ways to say "no" when something occurs that you do not want to do or be involved with.
• Have fun (go on a trip with someone you love, go shopping, go fishing; do not let vacation time slip away).
• Let yourself be pleased with your achievements, both big and small (develop contentment).
• Have a network of friends; those with strong social support systems lead healthier lives.
• Seek help and advice early if you feel depressed, have suicidal thoughts, or consider harming yourself or others.
In many ways, our memories shape who we are. They make up our internal biographies—the stories we tell ourselves about what we've done with our lives. They tell us who we're connected to, who we've touched during our lives, and who has touched us. In short, our memories are crucial to the essence of who we are as human beings.
That means age-related memory loss can represent a loss of self. It also affects the practical side of life, like getting around the neighborhood or remembering how to contact a loved one. It's not surprising, then, that concerns about declining thinking and memory skills rank among the top fears people have as they age.
What causes some people to lose their memory while others stay sharp as a tack? Genes play a role, but so do choices. Proven ways to protect memory include following a healthy diet, exercising regularly, not smoking, and keeping blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar in check. Living a mentally active life is important, too. Just as muscles grow stronger with use, mental exercise helps keep mental skills and memory in tone.
Are certain kinds of "brain work" more effective than others? Any brain exercise is better than being a mental couch potato. But the activities with the most impact are those that require you to work beyond what is easy and comfortable. Playing endless rounds of solitaire and watching the latest documentary marathon on the History Channel may not be enough. Learning a new language, volunteering, and other activities that strain your brain are better bets.
Keeping your children safe is always your top priority, but we all know that they're going to suffer the occasional injury — falling out of a tree, falling off their bike, or falling through a window. Children are their own worst enemy.
In recent years, no one can have missed the rise of fidget spinners. A simple toy, with three plastic arms that spin around a central bearing, they are sometimes marketed as an anxiety-reducing device for people with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
They describe two cases of children swallowing batteries from broken fidget spinners: one of a 3-year-old boy, and the other of a 4-year-old girl.
One swallowed the central disk cap of a broken fidget spinner, which included a button battery. The other swallowed a battery that escaped from a damaged disk.
In both cases, the ingestion of lithium batteries caused deep esophageal burns.
When a lithium battery comes into contact with body fluids, it can cause injury very quickly. The boy needed an emergency endoscopy to remove the 1-inch battery. He stayed in hospital for almost 3 weeks due to concerns that a fistula may have developed between the esophagus and aorta (the largest artery).
A fistula is an abnormal connection between two spaces within the body and, in this region, could be life-threatening.
In the meantime, if a toddler presents "with a history of unexplained sudden abdominal or chest pain, the physician should inquire if any fidget spinners are in the home."
As for consumers and parents, extra vigilance is recommended. Understanding where the danger lies is the first step to preventing it.
An egg contains 77 calories, 6 gms of protein and 5 gms of healthy fats. Moreover, eggs also contain other nutrients which are helpful for the health. The eggs are consumed in various ways. If you consumed two eggs daily then a lot of changes will take place in your body.
- It lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease: Eggs are very beneficial to reduce the symptoms of heart disease. Eggs are a rich source of good cholesterol as it contains 40 gms of good cholesterol. However, the good cholesterol helps to reduce the variety of heart problem.
- They improve bone structure: Eggs are the rich source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is important when it comes to calcium absorption and bone preservation.
- They increase the iron levels: Egg yolk contains iron which helps to absorb nutrients faster. Iron is very important mineral. It plays an important role by carrying oxygen to the blood. The deficiency of iron cause headaches, tiredness and irritability.
- They promote good growth of the hair and nails: Eggs are beneficial to improve the structure of nails and hairs. The eggs are loaded with minerals and nutrients which is required for the growth of nails and hair. It also contains zinc, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and sulfur, which is necessary for the growth of hair and nails.
- They improve brain functions: Eggs are beneficial to improve the health of the brain. It also helps to improve the memory of brain.