Sunday December 17, 2017

Yoga and these 5 Foods Prevent from Alzheimer’s & Will Boost your Memory

Alzheimer a progressive disorder that causes serious memory loss and causes death and it affects more than 10 million cases per year in India

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Vastu Shastra is a traditional Hindu system of design based on directional alignments. Wikimedia
  • Alzheimer is a progressive cognitive disorder that destroys memory and other important mental function
  • In the initial stage memory loss is mild but with the time it gets worse and also causes death
  • There is no current cure for this but studies show certain yoga postures and natural foods can prevent from dementia and memory loss

July 28, 2017: Today, in the modern era memory loss is growing rapidly not only in the elderly man and women but in children too. Memory loss preceded to Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer is the most common form of dementia, that is used for memory loss.  There are common traits at the first stage of disease memory loss is mild like, now in this lifestyle, everyone is finding their self-forgetting appointments, important works, and dates, and other things, remembering faces but not names. As a result, it further leads to forgetting conversations, and respond to their particular environment.

Alzheimer is the sixth leading cause of death in the US. And more than 10 million causes per year (India). After this disease, a patient only can survive for an average of eight years.

According to a study organized by a group of scientists, according to the age, the body changes its shape and starts working at a slow pace. Similarly, our brain also seems to change its shape and starts working in different ways, in which the person gets affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Until a few years ago, this memory deficiency and illness were common among the elderly people who were over 40 but now it is happening to people of all ages.

Currently no definite treatment is possible, but scientists and doctors are researching. And also what we know today, about ninety percent of Alzheimer’s has been discovered in the only last 15 years.

But here you do not need to worry, you can give your memory a power boost at any age that also naturally. With the help of yoga and natural foods.

“While practicing yoga, you focus on your breathing and are completely aware of your postures.” said by author Neha Gothe, at the University of Illinois.

According to Kristine kaoverii Weber, founder of Subtle Yoga  “yoga postures seem to affect the way of thinking and reduces anxiety, stress, and it also leads to better cognitive performance.” 

A research suggests that if you have practiced yoga for a long time, then you automatically tend to use of your left forebrain. There is more “gray matter” in the left forebrain and therefore, it is a reason, why positive thinking gets affected. Yoga stimulates the left forebrain and helps one to create positive and happy thoughts which in result magnifies your memory and concentration power.

Yoga Postures Which Will Improve Your Memory & Prevent You From Alzheimer:

According to study conducted by Thomas Jefferson medical college in Philadelphia and the yoga research society, there are approximately 100 billion neurons works in brain actively and most are influenced by seretonin hormone. And yoga helps the brain release serotonin naturally.

A 50 minute yoga session performed for 7 days which includes these postures will significantly reduce the cortisol level that prevents you from Alzheimer (or prevent your brain from the pressure of anxiety and stress).

  • Padmasana: This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer

Padmasana also known as Lotus Position:  is a cross-legged sitting asana originating in meditative practices of ancient India, in which the feet are placed on the opposing thighs. It is an asana, commonly used for meditation in the Yoga.

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  • Padahastasana: This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer

    Padahastana:This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer
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    Padahastasana or the Hand Under Foot pose is a ‘forward bend asana’. … Padahastasana strengthens the muscles of the limbs as well as the core and promotes good form which is why it is one of the most commonly recommended yoga postures for people who are interested in overall fitness and muscle flexibility.

  • Sarvangasana:This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer.

    Sarvangasana or shoulder stand is a yoga pose wherein the whole body is balanced on the shoulders. It is also a part of the Padma Sadhana yoga sequence.

    Sarvangâsana yoga posture prevents alzheimer
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  • Paschimottanasana: This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer

Paschimottanasana is known as ( Seated Forward Bend Pose). Helps in  Alzheimer & boost memory. Try to touch your head to your both knees as shown in above image.

 Paschimottanasana is known as ( Seated Forward Bend Pose)

  • Tadasana: This Yoga posture will prevent you from alzheimer

    Tadasana yoga posture will prevent from alzheimer
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Feed your brain & boost your memory

 There are 5 foods that prevent Alzheimer and boost your memory too. 

1. Omega- 3 fatty acids

Daily contain omega 3 s in your diet it can less 26% risk of having a brain disorder that causes Alzheimer.

Omega 3 s is a fatty acid that helps brain to stay in its original shape. For getting omega fatty acids you can add fish (salmon, herring, or White tuna), flax seeds, olive oil once a week in your diet.

2. Curry powder : Will prevent you from alzheimer

Curry is used extensively in Indian food and in some other countries too. Research shows, the incidence of Alzheimer’s is lower in these places than western nations.

A prime ingredient in Curry powder is turmeric. In turmeric, there is a chemical compound curcumin found that helps the brain to intake a high amount of oxygen that regulate the balance of blood circulation in the brain. Studies have shown that, people who consumed the highest amount of curried foods have better brain activity, and concentration power.

3. Green, leafy vegetables: can cure Alzheimer

According to new research, getting regular green, leafy vegetables like- spinach, broccoli, kale, Swiss chard can help keep dementia away. Those who ate green leafy vegetables at one or twice a day have less mental disorders and deterioration than those who ate no vegetables. Green leafy vegetables loaded with vitamin A and K those helps in higher verbal episodic memory performance.

4. Avocados can also cure alzheimer

This fruit is a green powerhouse and is loaded with monosaturated fats or the “good” kind, keeping blood sugar levels steady and it contains both vitamin A and folate. Avocados help prevent blood clots in the brain as well as help improve cognitive function, especially both memory and concentration.

5. Walnuts Boosts Memory.

The shape of the walnuts is exactly like the brain, then by eating nut, the inactivity of the brain ends and the brain can help with the formation of strong and new cells. Just munching on a few walnuts a day can improve your cognitive health.

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Their high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals also improve mental alertness. The vitamin E in the nuts can also help ward off Alzheimer.

– prepared by Nidhi Singh of NewsGram. Twitter @NidhiSuryavansi

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Indulge in Yoga for a healthy and a good respiratory system

This article gives information on Yoga which is a very beneficial hack for having a good respiratory system

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Yoga good for healthy and respiratory body. IANS
  • Akshar explains the benefits of Yoga
  • Yoga being the ultimatum for a good respiratory system

-by Akshar

Smog, the choking threat which has landed the national capital in a pollution emergency, has been the cause of many respiratory problems in children and adults. When your daily commute feels like living on the edge, what are your other outdoor activities supposed to feel like?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is dangerous to breathe when there is too much smog. Smog contains ozone particles, and elevated ozone levels can have a variety of negative effects on your lungs.

While it is advised to stay indoors when the air is toxic outside, a more practical solution would be to establish a habit of cleansing your respiratory organs through Yoga.

If Yoga has been shown to improve the quality of life of lung cancer patients, it could definitely do wonders against other respiratory issues. Here are a few asanas you could try to give you relief from chest congestion, respiratory flues and discomfort in breathing.

* Pranayama: This has proved beneficial for those suffering with bronchitis or lung congestion.

How to do it:

1. While performing pranayama one should make sure that his or her back is straight and should concentrate on the breathing.

2. Sahaj Pranayama, which is also called easy breathing, involves breathing a few times deeply.

3. Inhale through the nostrils for five counts and hold the breath for 10 counts.

4. Exhale through the mouth for 10 counts; this has to be repeated 10-12 times.

* Adho Mukha Svanasana: This posture strengthens the chest muscles and expands the lung region, increasing its capacity.

How to do it:

1. From table top position, tuck your toes, straighten your legs and lift your hips towards the ceiling.

2. Adjust your hands forward a bit, if necessary, and spread your fingers.

3. Keep your spine long, and your head and neck in line with your spine. Hold for one minute.

* Bhujangasana: This asana opens up the heart and lungs and gives them a good stretch.

How to do it:

1. Lie on your stomach; engage your back muscles in lifting your head and upper torso.

2. Align your elbows underneath your shoulders for support.

3. Open your chest and relax your shoulders away from your ears.

4. Look straight ahead and hold for one minute.

* Sukhasana: This heavy breathing seated position relieves yourself from stress, anxiety and exhaustion.

How to do it:

1. Sit erect, with the feet stretched out towards the front.

2. Now cross the legs in such a way that the knees are wide, shins are crossed, and each foot is placed under the knee. Knees must be bent, and legs should be tucked into the torso.

3. Feet must be relaxed, and the outer edges must rest on the floor while the inner edges must arch on the shins. Look down on your legs, must see a triangle formed by shins that are crossed and both the thighs.

4. Back must be balanced in such a way that the tailbone and the pubic bone are at equal distance from the floor.

5. Place the palms stacked up in your lap. Or you can also lay them on the knees palms up or palms down.

6. Elongate the tailbone, and firm up the shoulders. But make sure the lower back is not arched in such a way that it pokes the lower ribs forward.

* Marjari Asana: This involves deep breathing, which in turn expands the lungs and boosts blood circulation.

How to do it:

1. Begin with Adhomukhi Swanasana

2. Lean forward and place your knees down on your mat

3. Inhale, look up and relax

4. Inhale as you drop your knees

5. While navigating back, shift the body weight from the knees to palms and feet.

(Akshar is founder and course director of Bengaluru’s Akshar Yog. The views expressed are personal. He can be contacted at akshar@aksharyoga.com) (IANS)

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4 Best Yoga Asanas and Their Benefits

Yoga keeps your mind relaxed and helps you to stay fit and healthy. Try these 4 asanas for an overall good health

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Yoga Pose.Pixabay
  • Yoga is a combination of physical, mental and spiritual practices that originated in ancient India
  • These 4 yoga asanas will help you to be in shape

“Yoga is the journey of self, through the self, to the self.” – Bhagvat Gita

Weight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind, good health – whatever you may be looking for, yoga has it on offer. Yoga is all about stretching our body in different forms and meditation.

Here are 4 best yoga asanas to keep your body toned-

1.Tadasana

Tadasana strengthens thighs, knees, and ankles.It helps to develop good posture and calms down the nervous system.

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2. Parvatasana

Parvatasana strengthens the muscles of the arms and legs.It tones the spinal nerves and sends the good flow of blood to the spinal region.

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A variation of Parvatasana. For the original asana, you need not raise the leg in the air as depicted here. Pixabay

3. Vakrasana

It is intensely twisted posture which helps in reducing back problems and fat reduction on the belly. It also increases spine blood flow to abdominal.

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Vakrasana, Wikimedia

4. Bhujangasana

It strengthens the spine, chest, shoulders, abdomen and buttocks. It helps in reducing indigestion and acidity problems.

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Bhujangasana.wikimedia commons

-prepared by Pragya Mittal of NewsGram| Twitter @PragyaMittal05

 

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Here’s how you can keep up with your fitness this Diwali!

Do you wish to celebrate a celebrate guilt-free Diwali? Read on!

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Diwali does not mean you will have to compromise on your health, Wikimedia

New Delhi, October 17, 2017 : Saying no to sweets becomes near impossible around Diwali, making many conscious of their weight, calories and sugar level going up. Be active and restrict to two drinks to enjoy festivities with full fervor.

Here’s how you can keep up with your fitness this Diwali! Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal and Preeti Kakkar, nutritional expert at Credihealth, have listed what people can do to celebrate guilt-free Diwali:

  • Plan your day: If one meal goes for a toss, make sure the rest of the meals are on track. For instance, if you’ve reserved a table for dinner, then make sure your breakfast, lunch and snacks are balanced and healthier.
  • Festival and alcohol: Just restrict to two drinks. Alcohol dehydrates your body. Avoid taking cocktails and aerated drinks too as they give you just extra calories.
  • Be active: Physical activity will keep your metabolism active too. No matter what, engage in at least 20 minutes of physical activity every day. It can be in the form of dance, walk, jogging or yoga. You may find it hard to believe, but Surya Namaskar is the best way to fight exhaustion.
  • Don’t give up on sweets: It would be a crime to cut out the sweets entirely during this season. So, choose the healthier options and watch your portion size. Go for dry fruit, phirni, kheer, dark chocolate and date mithai instead of other sugar-loaded sweets.
  • Hydrate well: Don’t wait for the thirst to strike. Keep hydrating yourself at short intervals. Moreover, it will keep you stay full and energized in the rush of all preparation. (IANS)