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Your worry about hair fall might end here

Paan Pata (Betel Leaf)

As you grow old, your hair tends to fall naturally. But, witnessing hair thinning or balding in your 20’s and 30’s is not normal. Beyond age and genetic effects, the common reasons for abnormal hair loss can be diet, exercise, illness, disease, etc. Anxiety is one of the significant reasons for hair loss. Hormonal imbalance can also cause depletion of hair. Recent research suggests that digestive disorder is the root cause of hair fall and other causes are apparent indicators. Digestive disorder indicates abnormal or impaired pancreas. The pancreas releases enzymes into the small intestine to help with digestion. Poor digestion causes several diseases to appear. It also means that the pancreas fails to convert the food you take into essential nutrients for your body to function normally. As a result, it deprives the hair to receive vital nutrients for its healthy growth. Then, the hair fall is imminent.

Raw Ginger

Allopathic medicine can address an abnormal pancreatic function to an extent, but it is not a long term solution. Alternatively, the Ayurveda has a great potential to repair the dysfunctional pancreas. Ayurvedic practitioners prescribe various explanations for the treatment of impaired pancreas. We propose a unique Ayurvedic solution that has great potential to correct an abnormal pancreas and digestive disorder. The solution mix consists of raw Paan leaf (betel leaf), raw ginger (Adrak), raw turmeric (Haldi), and Raw Basil leaf (Tulsi pata). You need to chew and swallow one raw Paan leaf, 5 to 10 grams of raw ginger, 3 to 5 grams of raw turmeric, and 7 Raw Basil leaf on an empty stomach every morning. Then, drink one glass of boiled Jeera (cumin seeds) water when it was at an average temperature, after boiling one tablespoon of cumin seeds in water for 10 minutes, on an empty stomach every morning. Anecdotal evidence suggests that this solution will do a miracle to your pancreas in correcting its impairment and consequently in preventing hair loss.

Raw Turmeric

Among these herbs, Paan pata (betel leaf) is the most crucial ingredient. It’s a wonder herb for healthy pancreatic function. People in the Indian subcontinent used to chew paan after having their meals for easy digestion. People in this subcontinent also offer paan (known as Bidia Paan) to their God. Bidia Paan is a simple Paan leaf folded with Cardamom (Elaichi) and Fennel seeds (Panmadhuri). 

Raw Basil Leafs

Home remedy for prevention and cure of Covid-19

The covid-19 virus infects the human system through the nose, throat, and lungs. It initially infects the nose and throat. The symptoms manifest by nose irritation, sneezing, cough and cold, and throat pain with mild fever. At this stage, taking simple warm steam or combined with Nilgiri oil regularly, especially in the morning and evening, will benefit you a lot. This therapy will cleanse the dirt and kills the germ present in the nostrils.

Additionally, mustard oil pull through the nostrils will cleanse the nostril. You need to take a small amount of mustard oil in your hand, use your finger to put the oil into the nostril, put a few drops of mustard oil in each nostril, and then pull the oil by forceful inhalation. You can clear the throat infection by iodine-based regular warm water gargling, especially in the morning and evening, or by medication such as betadine liquid gargling. It is an antiseptic disinfectant agent that kills the germs in the mouth and throat. Additionally, you should drink warm water or tea regularly.

Further, boil bay leaves (Tejpata), cinnamon (Dalchini), Ginger (Adrak), basil leaves (Tulsi Pata), turmeric in water for 5 to 10 minutes, drink the solution in the morning and evening. It will improve your immunity strength and cure your throat infection. This stage is crucial; if untreated, it may infect the lungs. At this stage, medication is necessary. Along with the drug, one can practice Kapalbhati Pranayama, Anuloma, and Violoma Pranayama, and simple deep inhalation and exhalation can improve the lung’s capacity to fight against Covid-19.    

Helpful Resources for a Safe and Enjoyable Pandemic Yoga Practice

By Anya Willis

The coronavirus pandemic has encouraged many of us to pick up new hobbies and experiment with different forms of at-home fitness, like yoga! What better way to pass the time in self-isolation and keep your mind and body healthy at the same time? But if you’re new to yoga, you likely have a few questions about how to get started and how to stay safe. Here are 14 resources to help you get the ball rolling on your own practice.

Q: How Can Yoga Keep Me Healthy During the Pandemic?

A: Practicing yoga can play an important role in your overall health and wellness strategy. Here are some ways you can benefit from a regular practice:

Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight

Yoga Strengthens Your Respiratory System

The Benefits of Desk Yoga for Remote Workers

Yoga for Pain Relief

The Stress-Reducing Power of Yoga

Healthy Breathing Can Aid in the Detoxification Process

Q: How Do I Start Learning Yoga on My Own?

A: If your local yoga studios are still closed, take advantage of online resources to learn the basics from the comfort of home.

Yoga Equipment for Beginners

How to Do Yoga in Your Living Room

Can I Do Yoga If I’m Not Flexible?

12 Yoga Poses to Get You Started

A Clutter-Free Space Can Improve Focus and Help You Relax

Q: Can I Take My Practice Outside?

A: Absolutely! Doing yoga outside is a great way to shake up your routine and leave your comfort zone. Here’s what you need to know:

Picking a Safe Spot for Outdoor Yoga

Ways to Take Your Yoga Practice Outdoors

Protect Your Skin During Outdoor Exercise

Avoid Pain and Injury While Practicing Yoga on the Beach

Practicing yoga is a wonderful way to enrich your days with relaxation and fulfilment when there isn’t much else to do. While you wait for the world to open back up again, use this opportunity to develop a yoga practice and hone your skills. You’ll want to stick with it long after the pandemic is over!

Note: Anya Wills compiled these resources

The myth and reality around meditation

Many people messed up themselves by following the norm that meditation is only about concentration around some external objects. Meditation requires a different form of attention. The object of focus is internal to the person. In sum, it is a journey of self-discovery and self-awareness.

Contrary to common belief, meditation does not require hard effort; it is something that we do at our ease.  What is the right thing to concentrate as we meditate?  Instead of focusing our attention on some imagined objects, ancient wisdom suggests that we should focus our attention on sound, which requires less effort and exhaustion. We could effortlessly concentrate on internal sounds produced by nature within us.

The ancient Indian scriptures suggest that every element in our being and becoming are necessarily part of the cosmic sound called ‘Aum.’ We cannot experience that sound as long as we keep our attention on the noise produced in the external world. We need to withdraw our notice from the external noise to hear that cosmic sound widespread within us. That is why it is always advisable to meditate in a calm place. Somehow, if we can keep our ears closed, we cannot hear external noise. Then, we can withdraw ourselves from the outside noise, and subsequently, we can keep our attention on the sounds that emanate from within our being.   Our mind always takes our care from the spiritual world within us to the sphere of the material realm existing outside us.

It is a tricky little business that unless we are calm, we cannot meditate. And, unless we meditate, we cannot come to a state of calmness. Both calmness and concentration take place together. It is possible only when we withdraw from the outside world and start focusing on our spiritual being inside us. The starting point in this journey is becoming aware of our breathing–observation of the breath as we inhale and exhale. We become a little calm with this practice, and then we move our attention towards hearing the internal sounds produced within us. We go more in-depth and farther, hearing the minute and subtle sounds produced within us. The more we do, the higher we benefit from the meditation practice.


Harinaam ka pyala peekar aur pilakar ban ja tu matavala

As usual, we had Naam Sankirtana in our ancestral home this year. Uploaded several videos  for your view.

The point of singing God’s name is divine intoxication, divine ecstasy. ‘Harinaam ka pyala peekar aur pilakar ban ja tu matavala’ – Drink the glass of wine filled with God’s name yourself serve it to others and become ecstatic. If you could sing just one line of kirtan for three to four hours, you would go into bhava samadhi.
– Swami Satyananda Saraswati




Spiritual Significance of Krishna Janmashtami


Krishna Janamashtami is the birthday of lord Krishna and celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm and spirit. Lord Krishna was born on this great day which falls on the eighth day (Astami) of Krishna Pakshya (dark fortnight) in the Sravana month. People celebrate Janamashtami by keeping fast, singing bhajans, and chanting Hari Nama in praise of the lord, to seek divine blessings to overcome the experience of suppression, chaos, persecution, and bondage, both externally and internally inflicted upon the individual. Symbolically, Lord Krishna stands for destruction of evil force like Kansa (Kamsa), paritranaya sadhunam  for the protection of virtuous, Vinashayacha Dushkritam for the destruction of the wicked, Sambhavami Yuge Yuge I incarnate myself” again in the world as saviour. However, Krishna also stands for  annihilation of evil force inside the individual–the anger, lust, jealousy, weakness of the will, anguish, and despair etc.

Krishna means presence (Krish) of bliss (Na) (Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.8.15). Krishna is the source of joy and love and stands opposite to misery, despair, anguish, terror, bondage, and ill will. Ideally, the source of all negativities  inside the self is ego. Krishna consciousness in our mind implies the destructions of all negativities and spiritual awakening of the mind to the incessant joy and love. It is the original and natural state of the human being and is the highest point that we might experience in meditation and yoga. We might experience the joy and love inherent in Krishna consciousness in our daily life through regular practice of meditation and yoga.


What it means for fasting?

In India, people keep fast for both material and spiritual reason. Usually, people keep fast on Krishna Janmashtami to please the Almighty and to find their wishes fulfilled by the Lord.  In that sense, fasting has material connotation. However, Fasting has both material and spiritual implications. Fasting in Sanskrit called Upavasa, derived from two syllables ‘Upa’ means near and ‘Vaasa’ means to stay; so, fasting implies staying close to the divine. Beyond the spiritual and religious reasons, Fasting also has many health benefits. Medical science finds the benefits of fasting beyond the spiritual and religious reasons. Certain medical intervention presupposes that the patient to stay in fasting. The theory that supports linking spirituality to science is physical and mental well-being. Fast helps releasing the toxins from the body and found to be an easiest way to detoxify the body. Fasting becomes very effective if the person survives with water alone for the entire duration. The detoxification keeps the mind active that aids meditation experience of  Joy or spiritual pleasure and higher consciousness . Therefore, fasting assists good meditation experience.

Happiness or Joy: What Would You Prefer?

Happiness or joy! what would you prefer? Both are positive emotions with similar mental states, yet they are distinct consciousness. Their presence through our livings signifies an active state of existence, a meaningful, fulfilled and worthy living.  Both are indicators of personal well-being.

Joy is everlasting happiness, where happiness is short-lived and temporary if it comes out of material pleasure alone. In that sense, both options are unavailable at your disposal simultaneously. One comes at the cost of another, as they manifest from different sources which are mutually exclusive. The source of happiness is external and associated with the material world. Happiness has to do something with fulfillment of material needs. Unmet needs causes sorrow or unhappiness. For example, you didn’t have a cell phone which you wanted for a long time and unexpectedly one day one of your relatives gifted one to you; so you became happy. Next day, you noticed that your neighbor friend was using Smart phone; so, suddenly your happiness vanished. Thus, happiness is a temporary state of mind which comes into and goes out of life with short notice. As the desire for material object is unlimited; the more you want it remains farther away from you. It discriminates between the wealthy and the have-nots.

 At times, you have to manufacture happiness in your consciousness where the imprints connect the state of being happiness to the condition of the material world. So, happiness remains conditioned to the fulfillment of material needs. Nevertheless, the state of joyousness is self-determined; its source is internal, and it comes from the within. It’s entirely spontaneous and present-to-present. The meaning of present-to-present is acceptance of the reality as you are encountering and  accepting yourself whatever you are to your present reality. How do you do it? The right way forward is independence from the bondage of your material want. By this, you do not become a desire-less person; rather, you cultivate renunciation-in-desire. Its a self discourse which is constantly communicating with the self-inside.

The joy is non-discriminatory; it does not discriminate between the rich and the have-nots. Once it becomes part of your life, it continues to cherish and incessantly flows between Muladhara Chakra (four-headed lotus) and Sahasradhara Chakra (crown chakra).  The joy is the source of the divine consciousness. The state of joyousness burns the past bad karma and is responsible for future good karma. As you burn your bad karma and accumulate good karma, so shall you meet divine consciousness. How do you make joy? Billows are ten types of internal purification that you need to do to meet  the state of joyousness.




  1. The body gets purified



  1. Breath gets purified



  1. The mind gets purified



  1. Intellect gets purified

by *Spiritual KNOWLEDGE*


  1. Memory gets purified



  1. Ego gets purified



  1. Self-gets purified



  1. Food gets purified


(While cooking & eating)


  1. Wealth gets purified



  1. Feelings get purified


(Note: The source is unknown)

Breathing Becomes Easy

Research suggests that 70% of our detoxification happens through breathing, 20% through sweating in exercise, 8% through urination, and 2% through the bowels. You can now imagine the usefulness of clean and refreshing air. Plants are a natural source of clean and oxygen enriched air.

Since we spend a major part of our time indoor, either in office or home, we need to make sure that we get exposed to good quality interior air .  It is a fact that the interior air has a higher concentration of toxins than open-air. The primary sources of indoor air pollution are the kitchen, bathroom, electronic gadgets (e.g. computer, smart phone), carbon dioxide, and the products we use to make our lives better.

It is a good idea to produce clean and refreshing air naturally indoor is more sustainable than using the machine. Plants are a rich source of uncontaminated and revitalizing air. For this purpose, you should grow two types of indoor plants. In your indoor garden, you can breed a mix of plants that purify the air and certain other plants that produce oxygen for 24 hours. In my research, I found the following facilities very useful.

Top Air Purifier Plants


  1. spider-plantSpider plant (for the kitchen) is botanically known as Chlorophytum Comosum and very helpful in removing harmful chemicals from the air. This plant is well-known to absorb carbon monoxide; a must have in your kitchen.
  1. english-ivyEnglish Ivy (for computer room) is an excellent plant that absorbs the toxins in the air and converts them into fresh oxygen. It is a must have planted in your office room and study room. It is also a must have for people with a respiratory problem.
  2. peace-lilyPeace Lily is one of the top indoor plants that neutralize benzene, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde. A must have an air purifier in your home kitchen, balcony, and any other place of your choice.

Top Oxygen Producing Plants

  1. Aloe Vera releases a large amount of oxygen at night and improves the air quality in your living and bedroom to make you relaxed and find better sleep.
  2. Snake Plant releases oxygen during the day as well as in the night. You can keep this plant in your living room, bedroom, and meditation room so that you can breathe in enough oxygen.
  3. white-orchidWhite Orchid (Dendrobium) produces oxygen throughout the day and night. You can keep this plant in your living room, bedroom, and meditation room so that you can breathe in enough oxygen.
  4.  Areca Palm is commonly known as butterfly palm or golden cane palm, a must have an air purifier and humidifier plant. This plant not only purifies the toxins in the air but also produces enough oxygen during the day. You can keep this plant in your study or computer room.


A simple way to harness the power of the mind


I do not break for work until I do it.  I do not go to sleep until I do it.

Your subconscious mind is stronger than the conscious one. To give it the power you need to meditate. An easy way to meditate is to sit in silence. Your primary goal here in meditation is real thinking nothing. If any thought comes to your mind, notice it and return to silence and no-thinking state. “No-thinking” is not action oriented active state; it’s rather an active state in calmness and relaxation.

What a wonderful way to harness the power of the mind!  While in meditation, your sole focus remains at thinking nothing. Sometimes your attention might shift to outside noise or inside breath. If it happens, turn your attention to a state of nothing-in-thinking.  You can stay in this state for some time. Practice it every day in the morning and night; you will notice a sea change in nature of your mind. The best time to do it is early in the morning when you get up from the bed and at night before you go to sleep. At any time you lose your peace of mind, practice it to feel good. If you are unable to do it, if your mind still becomes restless, then practice pranayama to come to a state of peace. I would say this is the best exercise for your mind. Initially, you might have difficulty in doing it; as you practice, it becomes part of your life. You would enjoy it the joyousness.



Below is a video of powerful music to calm your mind. For a better result, alternately practice the two techniques: listen to the music for some time and then switch to the  practice of thinking nothing.



Ensure that the rest of the day you spend not to disturb your mind. The mind is such a terrible thing to waste when it is the only avenue for a better life. It takes a  second to bother your mind while it takes longer to come to peace. There is no better way to control the mind than the meditation. Great people, saints, even the Tantric all they achieved is the power to control the mind. Once you gain the control over your mind, you can use the power for a better life.