Friday, 25 September 2015


Daily yoga practice at home can help you stay healthy, more productive, calm and happy all day. Besides, these benefits are not just for you to enjoy. Doing these practices at home will not only keep you happy but your family members too will be able to feel the positive energy and happiness around. What’s more, you get a chance to practice them right in the comfort of your home, any time you wish.
Once you have learned yoga techniques properly from a Art of Living Yoga teacher, and are comfortable, you can start practicing them on your own. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you prepare yourself for a fun yoga practice at home.
  • 1: Choose a convenient time
Practise yoga in the morning is generally considered to be the best as it keeps energy levels high during the day. Yet, if it doesn’t happen, don’t let it be an excuse to skip your practice. You may choose a time slot which seems most convenient. It could be late mornings, before lunch, or evenings. Yoga at these times can also be a good way to refresh the mind and release stress collected during the day.
  • 2: Choose a comfortable place
It would be best to have a small, private room in your house for daily yoga practice. Over time, your practices will create positive vibrations in the room, providing healing, strength and comfort to you and others at home. However, in case it is not possible, you may choose a quiet space anywhere at home, which is large enough to roll out your yoga mat and where you know you are not likely to be disturbed for a while.
All you need to ensure is that your yoga space is clean, well-ventilated, and away from furniture or sharp objects (learn more about a yogis home).
  • 3: Practice on a relatively empty stomach
Yoga postures are always best practiced on a light or empty stomach. You can practice yoga poses and meditate about 2-3 hours after your meal.
  • 4: Keep your yoga wear simple
Go for loose, comfortable clothing – you wouldn’t want tight body-hugging outfits coming in the way of doing some wide stretches! Also, keep aside any excessive jewelry that you are wearing and avoid heavy makeup.
  • 5: Warm up before doing intense yoga postures
This is an absolute must, else you may be at risk of straining your muscles. Start by warming up your body and do a few body stretches to bring flexibility, before moving on to more intense yoga postures..
  • 6: It is your own body; be gentle on it
Respect your body and do yoga poses gently with a smile. Doing them increasingly fast or going beyond what your body can take will not bring faster results. It will only make the practice more difficult and painful.
  • 7: Be consistent
It is very important to be regular with your yoga practice – make it a part of your daily schedule (as mentioned above, find a time slot where you can comfortably fit yoga in) and then it would be easier to make it a habit. Krishan Verma, senior Art of Living Yoga teacher says, "Twenty minutes of daily yoga practice is more likely to show positive results sooner than two hours of occasional practice."
  • 8: Make yoga time as ‘family fun time’
When you practice alone, it might get boring after a while or you may simply become lazy. Try doing it with family or friends and see the difference! Practicing yoga at home can be a great way for a family get-together. Learn more about how you can enrich your family time with yoga.

  • 9: Include a variety of yoga techniques
Practice a variety of yoga poses and breathing techniques, or if you are crunched for time, you may fix a set of practices to be done daily and then treat your body with the complete package on a Sunday! Also, be sure to end your yoga pose practice with yoga nindra.

Remember that yoga practice does not only include yoga postures. Our home yoga sessions should also make room for other techniques such as pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and Sudarshan Kriya (if you have done the Happiness Programme.


Use our four tips to get gorgeous and glowing skin — no matter the elements.

The thermometer may read close to zero, but your complexion can look fresh, dewy and peachy thanks to a few insider tricks. Here are four tried-and-true secrets for glowing skin.
1. ExfoliateBeautiful skin is well-exfoliated skin. Give your complexion the best possible base by getting rid of dry, dull and flaky buildup, and allow products to penetrate your skin (and work better). This will reveal the beautiful, fresh new skin underneath. No matter the method you use, exfoliating several times per week will yield almost instant results.
2. MoisturizeMoisturizing your skin in the winter is critical, no matter your skin type. Aim to moisturize twice daily, and apply it correctly. Pat in moisturizer immediately after washing your face for a proper application.
Tip: It's important to choose the right delivery system for your skin's unique needs. If your skin is oily or acne-prone, try a sleek-but-effective serum like Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum that sinks in quickly and won't cause breakouts.
3. HydrateThere's a reason dermatologists (and celebs) are always touting the benefits of drinking plenty of water. Your skin is your body's biggest organ, so load up on water — it'll do wonders for your complexion! If you're dehydrated, skin will show it from the inside out, resulting in a sallow, lifeless complexion. Hydrated skin is glowy, happy skin.
4. GlowA little makeup assistance — achieved with the lightest hand and savviest eye — will create the illusion that you've gotten plenty of sleep. Dot a luminizing balm across your temples, cheekbones and on your browbone. The subtle shimmer will catch the light, making you look positively radiant.



Did you know that more than half of your weight is just water? So in order to be healthy we need at least 7-8 glasses of liquid each day. So encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids. In addition to water you can give kids low-fat milk, buttermilk, fresh fruit juices and low calorie beverages.









Our body needs around 40 different nutrients (such as vitamins and minerals) every day for good health. As there is no single food that contains them all, so it is important to balance our daily intake. The best way to stay healthy and get the right balance is to eat a wide variety of food each day.
A mother now here your responsibility becomes tougher, as you need to get more creative in cooking so that kids eat all varieties of food and have healthy snacks too.







Regular health check-ups of the child ensure child’s well-being and also timely interventions can prevent lot of health issues.
Make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date. It is good that these days even schools are aware and they also ensure child is immunised properly before giving admission.








Sleep is a vital need, as it promotes alertness, memory and performance. Children who get enough sleep are more likely to function better and are less prone to behavioural problems. A good night’s sleep followed by food in the morning helps your child to stay active and concentrate better at school.
I was a wonderful parent before I had children. I was an expert on why every parent was having problems with their children. Then I had three of my own’- Adele Faber
These lines of Faber clearly explain the parenthood in nutshell. Being a parent is like experiencing a roller coaster ride with lots of emotions and amazing experiences. Each child is different, and so are their parents10 health tips for kids that every mother should be aware of, to keep their children healthy:
. Being a mother I am always in dilemma what to do and how to do and I believe every mother experiences that. So when I got this opportunity to share my experience, I thought why not try it, may be it could help someone. This blog has a list of





You can’t perform well when you don’t feel good, true isn’t. So the best way to improve child growth and performance is to make sure he/she follows healthy food habits at home. Make sure that your child eats plenty of salad and fruits along with regular meals.
In addition, right food combinations not only keep child healthy and active and also prevent many infections








It is really important to start the day with a healthy breakfast as after a night’s sleep, our energy levels are really low. Breakfast refuels your body and gives you energy for the day. If our child had healthy breakfast in morning, then he would feel energetic and will perform better in school.
Plenty of carbohydrates is just the ticket: try sandwich or bread, or corn flakes with milk or simply fruits.
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