In today’s Covid-19 world, one major realisation for all has been the importance of a strong immune system. The immune system is our body’s natural gatekeeper.
We All Breathe
Breath is what gives life to every living thing. We cannot exist without breathing. Breathing is something that happens automatically, an involuntary process controlled by the autonomic nervous system. However, we are capable of controlling our breath. There are different ways and techniques of breathing intentionally. So, it can also be done as a voluntary action by controlling our central nervous system. Conscious breathing techniques can make it possible for us to change the way we feel internally. Proper breathing techniques and awareness of breath can have dramatic implications on our health.
Humans are social animals. However, the pandemic has made it extremely important for us to avoid any social interactions. Ironically, social distancing though unnatural to us, has become our social responsibility to follow as of now. The isolation and physical distancing measures taken; closure of airports, stations, workplaces, schools, parks, gardens, gyms, malls, etc. have been very challenging for us. It has curbed everything we love doing. Not just social interactions, but also travelling, going places, eating out, going to the malls, going out with friends, in fact even going across the road to meet a neighbour is understandably considered inappropriate and irresponsible. Stuck indoors, worried about an uncertain future, concerned for our family and friends, this situation is a stressful one for anyone to contend with. Continue reading
Sleep is something that influences the way our body functions on a day to day basis. It helps us to rest, recharge, heal and recover. The amount of sleep one needs differs from person to person. Sleep needs also change from birth to old age. Being sleep deprived can impact us negatively in multiple ways such as: Continue reading
Regular family meals provide opportunities for good nutrition and much more. It is extremely beneficial to have family meal times and to use that time as a learning opportunity between parents and kids. Make at least one meal a day a special and a pleasant family time. Sharing family meals provides a multitude of benefits to families as a whole. Continue reading
The human race has superior intellect over every other living creature and our values guide our behaviour. They provide us with a personal code of conduct. Treating people with respect is a core value that should simply be a part of the fabric of society. Having respect for those around us is Civility. However, there is so much chaos in today’s world because of the absence of the same. Continue reading
We take pride in our Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and it is what we want our children to aspire too. But somewhere, something very vital has gone amiss. In Spite of all the degrees and laurels, all the material wealth and instant gratification of all desires, we are still unable to find true happiness and wisdom. In fact, we are more fractured than ever and grappling with everyday anxiety and misery. Continue reading
What is your reason for getting up in the morning?
Ikigai is made from two Japanese words: iki, meaning “life” and kai, meaning “effect, result, worth or benefit.” Combined meaning: “A Reason for Living.” Continue reading
Every gadget, every app on smartphones, every social media platform, was created solely with a motive, of keeping its users engaged and increase their screen time. Continue reading
Wabi Sabi is one of the most essential of all Japanese principles. It is the art of appreciating the beauty in this naturally imperfect world. Continue reading