8 Inspiring Quotes by Swami Satchidananda

Sri Swami Satchidananda, the founder of Integral Yoga, is one of the most revered Yoga masters of our time. He dedicated his life to peace—both for the individual and for the world. He blended the physical discipline of Yoga, the spiritual philosophy of India. Here are 8 Inspiring Quotes by Swami Satchidananda.

“The light is within. It is already there. Take your time to see it.”
“Anything that you throw comes back. All your actions are echoes.”
“The purification of the mind is very necessary.”
“Everything begins in the mind. If you want to see clearly, you need clear vision.”
“Know for sure that peace is worth more than anything else in this world.”
“Don’t depend on something that comes from outside. Outside things are never going to make you happy.”
“Lead a simple life. First reduce your “greeds.” Then reduce your “needs.” .”
“If your heart is beautiful, your face will be beautiful, your life will be beautiful, everything will be beautiful.”

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

Cashew is one of the popular ingredients in sweet as well savory dishes worldwide. They grow on cashew nut trees, which are native to subtropical climates. Delicately sweet yet crunchy and delicious cashew nut is packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Here are 7 Amazing Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts.

1. Cashew nut has a cholesterol lowering effect and lowers LDL while also increasing the capacity of carrying HDL. It thus reduces the risk of heart disease.
2. Cashew nuts naturally have negligible amount of sodium and fair amount of potassium that contributes to regulate blood pressure.
3. Along with anacardic acids, cashews also offer antioxidants like selenium and vitamin E which prevent free radical oxidation that can cause cancer.
4. Cashew nuts have dietary fibre which helps digest the food better and reduces digestive diseases.
5. Since it is loaded with Omega 3, Cashew Nuts give a boost to the metabolic process and helps burn excess fat in the body.
6. Has lots of minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus required for the healthy growth and development of the bones.
7. One of the minerals called Magnesium play a very important role in maintaining the healthy nerves.



8 Inspiring Quotes by Jalaluddin Rumi

Jalaluddin Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States. Here are 8 Inspiring Quotes by Jalaluddin Rumi.

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
“My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.”



8 Amazing Health Benefits of Banana Stem

The Banana stem is really not a stem at all; it is the flower stalk of the banana plant. The thick stalks grow up from the ground and form the backbone of the herbaceous plant. Banana stem has a crisp texture and a mild flavor, both somewhat sweet and tart with a slightly bitter after taste. Banana Stem has lot of health benefits especially banana stem juice has many health benefits and can be made at home very easily. Here are 8 Amazing Health Benefits of Banana Stem.

Banana stem in your diet will reduce your craving for food.
Banana stem helps relieve constipation.
Banana stem contains very few calories. Perfect for weight conscious.
Banana stem fibers are efficient in eliminating fat from the body, thus help in losing weight effectively.
Banana stem fiber slows the process of releasing sugar and fats into your bloodstream, so you get a steady supply of energy for longer hours.
Banana stem has amazing diuretic properties. It is proven to be efficient in reducing kidney stone sizes. Helps the kidney recover faster.
Acidity problems? Try Banana stem juice! It relieves from acidity, chest burns and irritability.
Since it helps release sugar slowly in to the bloodstream it is very useful for those suffering from diabetes.
Since it is diuretic in nature, it helps getting rid of urinary track infection too.
Rich in iron and vitamin B6, banana stem is best suited to fight anemia.

How to do Butterfly Pose – Badhakonasana

Badhakonasana is also popularly known as the Butterfly Pose because of the movement of the legs during the posture, giving the appearance of a butterfly flapping its wings. Targeting primarily the legs, it is the perfect antidote to relax and stretch the muscles of the legs. This yoga pose will relax your body, mind and soul that will comfort your tired feet. Toda in ‘Yoga and You’ Dhivya from Dhivyam Yoga shows us how to do Butterfly Pose – Badhakonasana.


Yoga to cure Sciatic Pain

Sciatica refers to pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which originates in the lower spine as a combination of several nerves from the low back region. The nerve branches from the spine to the left and right buttocks and then travels down the back of the legs, at about the middle of the thighs, to the feet.
Today in ‘Yoga and You’ Rohini Manohar from Chennai Yoga Studio shows a simple yoga sequence to sure Sciatic pain.


How to do Extended puppy pose – Uttana Shishosana

The extended puppy pose (uttana shishosana) is a simple beginner level yoga asana that soothes the mind and strengthens the spine.

Extended puppy pose is a similar asana to the familiar and restful child’s pose (balasana), but provides a greater stretch to the spine. This asana provides a beneficial stretch to the spine and shoulders, and offers a release to the neck. It is thought to be an excellent respite for chronic stress or tension in the shoulders and upper spine. Today in ‘Yoga and You’ Dhivya from Dhivyam Yoga shows us how to do Extended puppy pose – Uttana Shishosana.