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The Unquestionable Wisdom of Indian Heritage – Jai Hind!

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On the occasion of India’s 67th Independence Day, let us look back at India’s long and illustrious journey through the centuries. It’s long. And illustrious, yes! So let us focus on just  a few aspects of our heritage that touch our everyday lives and help us be #healthy, #happy, #sane & sorted people in this rushed bad, mad world!

Let us look at some traditional Indian practices we should go back to!

Eating with our hands

Indians traditionally use their hands to eat. Be it rice, roti or any other type of food. The benefits of the practice are that it is:

Great for your digestion

Keeps all the five elements of your body in concert.

The skin sends data to the brain about the temperature, texture of the food and this acts like a catalyst in the action of generating the necessary salivary juices.

Eating with the hands, one can verify the temperature of the food before and it can prevent one from burning of the mouth.

Hands behave as energetic cleansers when the food passes via hand to mouth. A similar kind of tradition is followed in many religions where people eat after placing their palms above the food.

Sitting on the floor and eating

Sitting on the floor and eating has a number of health benefits –

Aids in proper digestion

Improves your posture

Hastens your metabolic rate

Helps you lose weight, since you concentrate on the food & mindful eating

Strengthens the heart & improves circulation

Sitting cross-legged relaxes the mind & calms the nerves

Helps you bond with loved ones.

Ayurveda

It was the first science to highlight prevention as an important objective before cure of diseases. Food, shelter, sleep and sex are the  necessities of life and Ayurveda mentions the right quality and quantity of each of these parameters along with benefits. By introducing the concept of Dincharya (Daily Routine) & Ritucharya (Seasonal routine), Ayurveda emphasises the importance of maintaining health through following routine and not just taking necessary measures when disease strikes.

Yoga 

Yoga treats illness by addressing the root cause and preventing relapses. It has proven benefits in physical as well as psychological symptoms with regular practice.

Meditation

 The earliest scripture of meditation is available in the Vedas. Some experts even believe that it’s the capacity of meditation that allows a person to improve his focus and attention. It’s something that differentiates humans from animals. Today, people from all over the world practice and preach meditation

There are many other traditional Indian beliefs and practices, as well as a whole range of ayurvedic means and products to achieve your life goals. Check them out at http://www.naturalmantra.com. The Independence Week #TheFreedomSale is on right now, offering up to 68% discounts on the entire range of organic goods on the site!

Happy Independence Day!


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It’s a no-brainer – Here are 30 ways to Eat your Way to Creativity!

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From ‘bored’ to ‘awesome’!!!

“I’m #bored” seems to be one of the most criminal ways to spend a precious, fleeting moment.  Don’t you agree?! While gathering the #energy to clean up the house, finally take painting lessons or write that novel might be too ambitious a task for a short weekend, that doesn’t mean our creative urges have to go unexplored. In fact, you can actually infuse some originality into mundane tasks, by getting in—and staying in—the #creative mood. Whether that’s singing and dancing while we clean the house if you think healthy, you can be truly #awesome!!!

You are what you #eat!!!

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Yes, it’s true!!! What we eat can affect our creative energies. Processed foods are called #junk foods for a reason. They need to be ‘junked’! This is because they are high in #transfats, sodium and sugar, plus artificial ingredients. They eat away our creativity. Those foods can leave us feeling uninspired, dazed and really bored, not to mention lethargic, sick and disease-prone.

Creative eating

These #healthy creativity-boosting foods are sure to inspire you to make every moment a living art project infused with brilliance, clarity and innovation. And go #organic!

Complex carbohydrates
They provide the brain a steady stream of glucose throughout the day. Complex carbs take longer to break down and can be better regulated by the body and the brain. Try the following foods:

 Essential fatty acids

They help our brains process and understand information, necessary for creative thinking and problem solving. Your diet shoul be rich in all of the omegas, as in these foods:

Antioxidants
Keep your cells healthy by protecting them from free radical damage. Antioxidants also boost our immunity, which can keep us from getting sick. These foods are known to be rich in many amazing antioxidants including vitamin C, E and beta carotene:

  • Berries
  • Citrus fruits
  • Dark leafy green vegetables
  •  Broccoli
  •  Beets
  • Yams
  • Squash
  • Chocolate
  • Wheatgrass
  • Spirulina
  • Maca
  • Ginseng
  • Bee pollen
  • Green tea
  • Tulsi Tea
  • And the 30th way is most important, and it’s not about eating…just Go away! Do you remember the last time you were actually “alone with your thoughts”? Just take time out for yourself…to digest all this food and you will find that you are a #powerhouse of creativity in everything that you do in life.
    Happiness!!!

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