Risks of Overweight and Obesity

Overweight   is having extra body weight from muscle, bone, fat, and water. Obesity  is having a high amount of extra body fat. Risks of Overweight and Obesity It affects brain functionality. Obese people’s brains need to work harder than those of normal people to achieve the same results. They are poor in memory and can’t make decisions clearly. And other risks of overweight and obese people are High Blood Pressure (Hypertension). Type 2 Diabetes. Heart Attacks. Sleep apnea and breathing problems. →  Sleep apnea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic Gallbladder disease. It Decreases your testosterone levels. →  How Being Fat Makes You Stupid Laziness. Depression, Anxiety, and Other Mental Disorders. Many types of cancer. How to Find you are Overweight Or Obese? Body mass index (BMI) is useful to measure overweight and obesity. BMI is a p

The Benefits of Sleep and effects of Sleep Deprivation

You can go for about 4 days without water and about 25 days without food. But you can only go for 6-7 days without sleep. Sleep is as important as food and water. Sleep is a prescription for rejuvenating your mind and body. Benefits of Better Sleep It helps to improve your sex life. It helps increase your energy reserves and gives you more vitality. It can help you lose weight. Sleep highly influences your cognitive performance (improves memory). Sleep affects every organ system and every disease state. Sleep is healing physically, emotionally, mentally, and even spiritually. Good Sleep has multiple positive effects on the mind and body, including weight loss, happiness, and cognitive performance Sleep Deprivation Symptoms of a sleep problem include waking frequently at night, restlessness, waking up too early, and even snoring. A lot of people regularly suffer from sleep problems. Sleep problems compromise not only your daily activities but also your sex life, Sleep quality is more im

The Danger of Belly Fat

  In a study of  Kaiser Permanente patients  in Northern California, middle-aged people with excess visceral fat — more commonly known as  belly fat  — were nearly three times more likely to develop  dementia  three decades later than those with the least abdominal fat. The deeper belly fat — the visceral fat that accumulates around abdominal organs — is metabolically active and has been strongly linked to a host of serious disease risks, including  heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Doctors theorize that this  fat may release toxins  associated with atherosclerosis or  the buildup of plaque in the brain  that is frequently present in those afflicted with  Alzheimer’s . The study defined people who were 30 pounds or more overweight and who had developed  belly fat in their 40’s  were 3.6 times more likely to develop dementia. They reported that the risk for men with belly fat goes up when their waist exceeds 40 inches; for women, it’s 35 inches. Doctors recommend a combination of wei

What type of foods do we need to eat?

  According to Bhagavadgita, there are three gunas in every human being and they are dependent on the food we eat. Sattva Guna (Purity) Rajo Guna (Activity) Tamo Guna (Darkness, Destruction) Sattva Guna (Purity) :- It will enhance the clarity of the mind and also the knowledge system. Foods that are Sattvic Whole grains, raw honey, sprouts, seeds, nuts, legumes, butter & milk, fruits, vegetables, etc…, Rajo Guna (Activity) :- It will create more confusion, negativity, aggression, passion, ambition, and envy of others’ success. Foods that are Rajasic Chocolate, salt, eggs, fish, tea & coffee, sharp spices, etc…, Tamo Guna (Darkness, Destruction) :- Causes Irritation, more depression in mind, sleep, laziness, hatred, anger, resentment, violence, and doubt. Foods that are Tamasic meat, alcohol, canned foods, leftover foods, etc… Thanks for Reading.

Diverse Teachings of the Upanishads: Paths of Yoga, Vedanta, Vaishnava Siddhanta, Shaiva Siddhanta, and Shakti Siddhanta

Upanishads Teaching the Science of Yoga Advayataraka Upanishad Amritanada Upanishad Kshurika Upanishad Tejobindu Upanishad Trisikhi Brahmana Upanishad Darshana Upanishad Dhyana-Bindu Upanishad Nada Bindu Upanishad Brahmavidya Upanishad Mandala-Brahmana Upanishad Yoga Kundalini Upanishad Yoga Chudamani Upanishad Yoga Tattva Upanishad Yoga Sikha Upanishad Varaha Upanishad Shandilya Upanishad Hamsa Upanishad Amrita Bindu Upanishad Pasupata Brahmana Upanishad Mahavakya Upanishad Upanishads Teaching Vedanta Akshi Upanishad Adhyatma Upanishad Annapurna Upanishad Atma Upanishad Atmabodha Upanishad Ekakshara Upanishad Kaushitaki Brahmana Upanishad Garbha Upanishad Niralamba Upanishad Paingala Upanishad Pranagnihotra Upanishad Mantrika Upanishad Maha Upanishad Muktika Upanishad Mudgala Upanishad Maitrayaniya Upanishad Vajrasuchi Upanishad Sariraka Upanishad Shukarahasya Upanishad Sarvasara Upanishad Savitri Upanishad Subala Upanishad Surya Upanishad Skanda Upanishad Upanishads Teaching Vaishnav

Trataka - The Yoga Secret for Better Memory and Focus

  Shatkarmas , also known as the six cleansing actions, are purification practices in Hatha Yoga. The Shatkarmas are designed to purify the body and mind, preparing practitioners for higher states of awareness and spiritual practices. It’s important to note that while  Trataka  is one of the  Shatkarmas , the broader category includes practices like  Neti (nasal cleansing) ,  Dhauti (cleansing of the digestive tract) ,  Nauli (abdominal massage) ,  Basti (colon cleansing) , and  Kapalabhati (breath purification) . Each of these practices plays a role in purifying different aspects of the body, contributing to overall health and well-being in the yogic tradition. Trataka  has roots in classical yoga and is mentioned in key yogic texts such as the “ Hatha Yoga Pradipika ,” “ Shiva Samhita ,” and “ Gheranda Samhita .”  Trataka, as a Shatkarma , specifically focuses on  cleansing and strengthening the eyes and the mind . By engaging in prolonged and concentrated gazing, practitioners not o

Why Disease? from the book “Yoga Vyayama Vidya”

All health may be attributed to three causes namely, hereditary environment and Yama, Niyama i.e., positive and negative habits. Through  Yama and Niyama , man can overcome the handicaps of the hereditary environment. To avoid disease, observe the following: Breathe fresh air Take a wholesome and nutritious diet, and meals at regular intervals. Take sufficient rest, and daily baths, develop the body and mind on healthy lines. Observe continence, think of God and divinity. Avoid bad habits, stimulants, and evil company, over-eating, indulgence in loose talks, and overwork. Do not remain idle. Do not stay awake late at night, or sleep during the daytime. Avoid Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, and Mada Mascharya. You must also take a rest. You must take light, Sattwic food, fresh air, and avoid worrying yourself. You must have absolute faith in and surrender yourself to the goodness of God. And if you regularly do Asanas like  Surya namaskaras ,  Anjenaya namaskaras , and  Pranayamams , you wil