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Control the Senses through Yoga !

Yesterday I was reading a book by Osho on Yoga. I loved the book in and out and I thought I will share some bits of it on my blog. As a student, I always had an inclination to learn Yogic philosophy. I was well aware of the general principle that a yogic mind is one where there is no flow of thoughts. During meditation this is what we try to achieve, 'a mind which is free of thoughts'.

Many a times I have wondered where are the thoughts coming from? Where do they originate? Where do they go? etc etc
In the book, it is mentioned that, we have thoughts all around us. Thoughts are like microbes in the air. You cannot see them. But there are millions present around you.
Sometimes we feel sad or happy for no reason. It is because of the thoughts lingering in the air around us. We cannot determine when a particular thought was created. It must have originated millions of years back. 
When a person is alive, he will have millions of thoughts inside his mind. When he dies, there will …

My Latest Healthy Habit

Drinking Water Water and Water! I know it's not a big thing to most of you who are reading this! But for me it is! I have been very lazy to drink water ever since I was a child. I don't remember anyone forcing me to drink water, as a child.

Later on when I reached my medical school, I used to wonder at my friend who used to drink 3 to 4 glasses of water frantically after every class hour.
One day I asked her, "Why are you drinking so much water like crazy?" She answered, "To keep my skin fresh and glowing. You also try it." Being lazy by birth to drink water, I thought in my mind, "I can't do it. I'm happy with the 'glow' I have."
This no-water attitude of mine continued until one fine morning when I saw my room mate yelling out at the top of her voice with pain. I tried by all means to comfort her but was in vain. Later I found out that she had a severe case of acute UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) since her water intake was low. T…

How to Manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Computer Users

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition where there is excessive pressure on a nerve of the hand called Median nerveMostly occurs in people of the age group 30 to 60Mostly in women than in menMedical Management involves surgical and non-surgical interventionsPain may be mild to severe and may extend from weeks to yearsAdequate care is essential since the pain can extend from fingers to arms up to the shoulders

Your Sitting Posture Is Wrong !

Just look at the way you are sitting now! Are you sitting in the correct posture? Do you know what is the correct posture to sit? If not, this post would help you !

1. Adjust the monitor such that your eye level is at the top of the monitor. Keep your head up but chin tucked in.

2.Use an armrest. ( Make sure you rest your arm properly on an arm rest while using the mouse or keyboard! This will help prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a painful condition of the wrist due to compression of median nerve).Forearm should be kept straight.

3. Your knees and hips should be in the same level. If needed you can use a footrest to achieve this balance. Foot should be placed firmly on the ground or on the footrest.

4.Use a comfortable chair which keeps your back erect and supported.

5.Last but not least, don't forget to keep your neck straight.Neck pain is very common among computer users