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Here are some key Sound based therapy tips to enable you to stay healthy both physically and mentally. Pixabay

How are you handling your daily routine while in lockdown? Is the anxiety of the situation overwhelming? What steps can you take to help yourself in these trying times. Sudhanshu Rai, Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, shares some key Sound based therapy tips to enable you to stay healthy both physically and mentally.

Sound is intrinsic to everything knowingly or unknowingly, it plays an important role in one’s mental health and overall personality. It starts right from our respiratory system as we observe the sound of our breathing while inhaling and exhaling. It directly relates to the mental and physical status of any individual – when in aggression, the sound of our breathing is different than what it is when we are in peace.

A sound therapy can stimulate your hormones. Pixabay

Following the sound of Breath

Sit or lie down on a mat and close your eyes. Slow down your breathing and make the process of inhalation as deep as possible. It should be deep but at the same time as long as possible. You can feel a flow of positive energy along with the air you are inhaling. Slowly slip into the sound of your breathing, syncing along the different sounds of inhalation and exhalation. Focus on the sound and your mind will start relaxing. This can be repeated multiple times during a day.

Sound of humming

Bhramari is one such humming exercise that can effectively calm your mind. One needs to sit on a mat, shut eyes, ears and nose and make the sound of ‘OM’. When observed closely, this triggers a positive vibration that can be felt directly on mind. This can be repeated 15-20 times. This therapy is directly targeted for the upper region of your head.

Sound of Nature

If one has the option of standing or sitting in a balcony, he/she can just close his eyes and listen to the sound available in surroundings, i.e. chirping of birds, air passing through his face etc. This must be practiced early morning as nature has its own healing powers, and once a person reaches closer to nature, he or she can just start reach closer to the source of sound. A tenure of 10-15 minutes is perfect for this process.

Musical instruments can also help you out with your therapy. Pixabay

Sound of music or created sound

One can lie down calmly with closed eyes and create surrounding music or sound at their place of choice. For instance, I may want to feel that I am lying down on sand, closer to beach, and listening to waves progressing towards me. Several captured voices are available on YouTube and other platforms, from where people can select the sound of their choice. Once you have started feeling the surrounding, go enjoy the freedom and feel the moment i.e. visualise the colour of the beach, stair at the clear blue sky and feel the breeze of fresh air. The created sound directly stimulates the hormones and make a person feel the surrounding as if they are really at the place. This may lead you to a peaceful sleep, and if you slip into a deep sleep, please flow with it.

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Sound of chanting/instruments

Everything starts from sound; be it birth or death. Chanting or playing an instrument, i.e. Guitar, Drums etc, of your choice directly influences the brain and helps improve the thought process, thereby creating a positive vibration around us. This should be practised for at least 30 minutes first thing you wake up. (IANS)


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Upcoming medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages

The new medical colleges being opened in Uttar Pradesh will be named after saints and sages.

The state government has issued an order naming four district hospitals that are being converted into medical colleges.

These district hospitals are in Bijnor, Fatehpur, Chandauli, and Siddharth Nagar.

The Bijnor medical college has been named after Mahatma Vidur, a philosopher during the Mahabharata era and uncle of the Pandavas and Kauravas.

The Chandauli medical college has been named after Baba Keenaram, said to be the founder of the Aghori sect.

The Siddharth Nagar district hospital will be called Madhav Prasad Tripathi Medical College after the BJP politician from the region. Tripathi, popularly known as Madhav Babu, was also the first Uttar Pradesh BJP chief. He was elected MP from Domariyaganj in 1977, besides being two times Jan Sangh MLA and also a member of the UP legislative council.

The Fatehpur hospital has been named Amar Shaheed Jodha Singh Ataiya Thakur Dariyawn Singh Medical College, after the freedom fighter of 1857.

It is said that he was among the first to use Guerrilla warfare against the British, as taught by freedom fighter Tatya Tope.

Meanwhile, according to official sources, the medical college in Deoria will be named after Maharishi Devraha Baba and the medical college of Ghazipur in the name of Maharishi Vishwamitra.

The medical college of Mirzapur will be in the name of Maa Vindhyavasini, the medical college of Pratapgarh in the name of Dr. Sonelal Patel and the medical college of Etah will be named after Veerangana Avantibai Lodhi. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: Medical Colleges, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, India, Politics

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Photo of Indian cricket team on the ground

Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Inzamam feels that the Virat Kohli-led India have a greater chance of winning the trophy as the conditions in the Gulf nations are similar to the subcontinent, which makes India the most dangerous side in the event, according to Inzamam.

"In any tournament, it cannot be said for certain that a particular team will win' It's all about how much chance do they have of winning it. In my opinion, India have a greater chance than any other team of winning this tournament, especially in conditions like these. They have experienced T20 players as well," said Inzamam on his YouTube channel.

He said more than the Indian batters, the bowlers have a lot of experience of playing in the conditions. The Indian Premier League (IPL) was played recently in UAE and most of the Indian bowlers did well in that leg.

Inzy heaped praises on the Men in Blue for the confident manner in which they chased the target against Australia on a challenging track without needing Kohli's batting prowess.

"India played their warm-up fixture against Australia rather comfortably. On subcontinent pitches like these, India are the most dangerous T20 side in the world. Even today, if we see the 155 runs they chased down, they did not even need Virat Kohli to do so," he added.

Though he did not pick any favourite, Inzamam termed the India-Pakistan clash in the Super 12 on October 24 as the 'final before the final' and said the team winning it will go into the remaining matches high on morale,

"The match between India and Pakistan in the Super 12s is the final before the final. No match will be hyped as much as this one. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, India and Pakistan started and finished the tournament by facing each other, and both the matches felt like finals. The team winning that match will have their morale boosted and will also have 50 percent of pressure released from them," Inzamam added. (IANS/JB)

Keywords: India, Pakistan, Sports, ICC T20 World Cup, UAE.

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Skin problems like itchiness, dryness and flakiness can occur anytime if you're not moisturising your body enough.

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man in white crew neck t-shirt Moisturising the body in the morning sets your skin up to face countless irritants and environmental factors during the day. | Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash

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