Autofellatio: Erect Penis Fun for One

There’s no two ways about it: Men love to receive oral sex. Being in a relationship in which oral sex is part of the mix of sexual options is a goal of most men. Sure, part of the reason is simply that any kind of erect penis action is good for penis care, but most guys like it because it’s a different kind of fun than penetrative sex or masturbation. Most guys probably wouldn’t admit it, but it’s the rare dude who hasn’t thought about autofellatio – performing oral sex on oneself – and at least engaged in a little bending to see if such activity might be a possibility.

Does that mean every man can experience this special form of sex? No, and not every man would even want to. But for those with an interest, the following tips may come in handy.

– Be forewarned. First and most important, any man who attempts autofellatio should be aware that doing so requires that the body be stretched in a way that goes beyond what is considered “normal” – and therefore attempting it means a man runs the risk of injury. Potential autofellators need to be able to push themselves but know when it is time to stop.

– Limber up in advance. Since the practice requires bending the back and neck so that the mouth comes in contact with the penis, the more limber a guy is, the better his chances for success. It pays to spend a few weeks doing exercises that gently help to stretch out the spine. Many yoga poses are designed to do this, so taking appropriate yoga classes may be one way to get the body in a more limber place.

– Prepare. When a guy decides he is ready to give a real old college try to self-fellating, he needs to take special steps to prepare himself before just jumping right in. For example, the body is going to be more receptive to bending and stretching in a warm room; cold causes muscles to contract. So he needs to be sure to set the temperature at a level that will make the room comfortably toasty. He also should drink plenty of fluids so he’s not going to feel dehydrated – but he should stop fluids (and food) about 2 hours before commencing the attempt. Just before starting, take a nice, hot bath and do some simple, easy stretches while in the tub. (Be sure to dry off thoroughly.) Perform a few more stretches once out of the tub.

– Get ready. Although some men might be limber enough to be able to self-fellate a flaccid member, most will find it much easier to do with an erect penis. It pays to take some time to achieve arousal before getting started.

– Choose a position. It appears that beginners are typically more successful if they lie on their back, lift their legs and torso up (often against a wall), and then flip the legs back behind their head. But some men report that standing and bending over is better for them, and others swear by sitting in a chair and bending over.

– Be prepared for failure. It’s not uncommon for a guy to need to try several times before achieving success – and some never do. There’s no shame in not being able to autofellate.

Successful autofellatio requires more than an erect penis – it requires a healthy one, as well, so that the experience is more pleasant. Men should regularly use a first rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) with vitamin D for this purpose. Vitamin D is the acclaimed “miracle vitamin” that provides important health benefits and promotes healthy cellular function. The crème should also contain vitamin A, the anti-bacterial properties of which can fight persistent penis odor – something a guy’s nose will thank him for.

Source by John Dugan

The Joy of Tantric Massage

Originating in what is now modern India; Tantra is at least 5000-7000 or more years old, pre-dating and influencing both Hinduism and Buddhism.

Many religions believe you can have either physical pleasure or spiritual growth, but not both.

Tantra flatly disagrees, believing that physical and sensual pleasure are themselves the key to our spiritual growth; without one, you can’t have the other.

Tantrics believe working on our bodies can clear them of accumulated rubbish, enabling healing and re-integration with the surrounding spirit energy. Central to Tantra is its belief in this spirit or energy force, and that the universe – and us individually – are all filled with the same energy. Crucially, Tantrics believe that any repression of this energy leaves us unbalanced and damaged.

Tantra rejects the repressive, moralistic, self-denying code of living propounded by many religions, where our body’s sexual or sensual needs are met with guilt, more guilt, repression, denial and punishment. Where, when attention is paid to bodily needs, it’s usually aimed at avoidance, for example of disease or pregnancy. Little attention is paid to the development and expansion of our body’s sensuality; no teaching us how to embrace it, value it.

Tantrics believe that to grow as complete beings, blockages need clearing from both our physical and psychic systems. Most people accept the idea of physical systems. We all know we have a Liver, Heart, and Stomach for example – but psychic systems? Controversial – but nevertheless, most major religions, do believe that we are more than our physical body.

Tantrics believe that a powerful spirit energy, lives in our Base Chakra, situated between our legs. Once released, it rises through our system. If dormant, our knowledge is limited; aroused it allows the natural spiritual growth we should be experiencing.

This vital energy- Kundalini – is ‘fed’ along channels called Meridians. Any obstruction lessens energy flow, much as a kinked hose-pipe produces only a reduced water supply.

Many believe that one manifestation of the ‘Life Energy’ is the Aura. Whether it is actually an aura, with its quasi-religious overtones or ‘only’ electricity’ is, hotly debated. Some recent scientific research however confirms a generalised electromagnetic current around our body and that all tissue and each individual organ, such as the Heart and the Brain also generates an individual impulse. Is there a link between this comparatively recent research and the Tantric belief in the Chakra system – spinning wheels of energy, spiralling throughout our body, where the various aspects and levels of our ‘being’ are merged? When these energy centres function properly, Tantrics believe, so do we. As with the Meridians, however, factors such as lifestyle, conditioning, guilt, diet, prevent them from fully functioning. Once they’re ‘clogged’ we become sluggish, under-performing.

Tantrics, and some modern therapies, believe we have many such blockages and that trauma, such as remembered grief, pain, embarrassment, physical or emotional abuse, remains stored in our body. The effects of this early blocking continue throughout our life, reducing our well-being, our energy; we may, perhaps, constrict our throats because of childhood conditioning to ‘don’t cry,’ or ‘don’t shout’. Our pelvis may be rigid through our attempts to stifle our genital urges. Our anal sphincter may have tightened, and remain tight as the result of our early – and long forgotten- attempts to repress anger.

The Massage

Believing our body is utterly central to our well-being; Tantrics use many techniques to ‘repair’ it. One such is massage, it’s believed that massage and Tantric techniques can help break down blockages and flush them out, – that the massage can heal us.

Tantric massage uses many techniques familiar in other massages, so what differentiates it from other forms of massage?

I would suggest five things;

i) Therapeutic masseurs focus on direct physical benefits; sensualists see pleasure as an end in itself. Tantrics go further, believing that the pleasure is the gateway to spirituality – the means to an end.

i) In Tantra we give without seeking a return; receive without feeling we have to reciprocate.

ii) It is a way of giving and receiving sensual pleasure without needing to perform in any sexual way.

iv) No externally imposed barriers exist as to where, what and how to touch. The only barriers are those that we, as responsible adults have decided will be there. If the agreement allows exploration of the whole of your partner’s body, they -and you -may find new, totally unexpected, areas of enjoyment. Many Westerners tend to be very genitally orientated. We overlook the other 95% of our body, much of which is capable of giving differing but equally exquisite responses. In this way, Tantra continues the liberation many feel when they realise that touch is both natural and mutually enriching.

v) There are techniques for both breathing and massaging particular areas of the body, such as the Chakras or genitals that are specific to Tantra, or the Chinese Tao.

Tantra is a letting go, a sensual journey that can lead to astounding joy. Striving to be open and honest, it is an uplifting but disciplined approach to the body. It permits – encourages – a freedom to experience, experiment, enjoy and openly delight in our body in a way that we in the West can find in turns, alarming, exhilarating, shaming and – perhaps – ultimately liberating. The results of this openness, allied to it’s emphasis on the journey not the destination being important can be astounding for those used to concentrating on the journey’s end ( i.e. ejaculation for the man which it discourages, and, if she’s lucky, orgasm for the woman). It allows time for us to focus on our partner and their body’s varied sensations. Tantra has, few, if any, taboos, provided -and it is a big proviso – that whatever is done is done with mutual respect and unforced agreement. Power, coercion, emotional blackmail or exploitation is not acceptable in Tantra…

For all the above reasons Tantra is ideally suited to a massage.

Source by David Gideon

Yoga For Labourers At Workplace

We should begin with a tiny bit about what Yoga is. At its least difficult level it is an exceptionally successful type of activity. It includes flexing the body into static stances and holding them which is an awesome system for expanding blood stream and dissemination through different gag focuses in the body.

Yoga additionally puts a great deal of accentuation on the right examples of breathing which permits you body to get the most advantage from every breath of air we take. Growing from this we fare thee well to un-mess our considerations when we are performing Yoga and the more progression somebody makes with the order the more focussed and quiet they will get to be. Have you ever advised somebody to take a breath to cool him or her off? With Yoga it is the same guideline.

So how does this all help our office specialist?

An office domain is generally neither a quiet nor a sound spot. Most office laborers will spend the larger part of their day stuck in a seat and frequently gazing at a PC screen or slouched over research material or a console. This causes a ton of pressure to well up, especially in the back and shoulders. The legs are likewise frequently prevented a supply from securing crisp blood by the extended periods spend taking a seat.

Yoga drives the body to move in ways it would not generally do in an office situation. This can be an exceptionally successful method for clearing stifle directs and permitting flow toward resume its typical stream. The blood takes profitable supplies of oxygen and supplements with it wherever it goes and without these supplies the organs can’t work appropriately. The more starved the organs turn into the more debilitated we will get to be, so plainly restoring blood stream to the territories that are being denied of it is an imperative wellbeing need.

Did you realize that most sicknesses are specifically created or threatened by anxiety? It’s actual, and its a substantially more difficult issue than the vast majority ever know. In an office situation this is considerably all the more so. The weight of due dates, the consistent action and the need to continually be progressing are all essential considers raising anxiety levels.

Envision for a minute – halting. Disregard all the things that you have to accomplish in the following week. Disregard the rent installment and the task you need to wrap up. Disregard your manager and your family and focus on one thing. Relaxing. Yoga is as much a mental teach as it is a physical one and it will show you to pass your considerations and concentrate on the movement nearby. While you will unquestionably advantage from the medical advantages of Yoga, the mental advantages can be really extraordinary. Individuals who learn Yoga generally manage stretch better and have the capacity to smooth and focus themselves when there is turmoil surrounding them.

On the chance that you think these advantages would make your life less demanding then you owe it to yourself to begin learning Yoga as quickly as time permits.

Source by Jabu Madlala

Kundalini Energy and Panic Attacks

A disorder called Panic attacks will affect approximately 1.7% adults which relates to about 3 million people in the United States today, (medicinenet com). Unfortunately, the onset of panic attacks is most prevalent in teenagers 15 to 19 years old.

Panic attacks are a type of anxiety disorder that is sudden and unexpected and can be disabling. It is also often unprovoked, however, it is believed that panic attacks are brought on by a major life stress but can be inherited in some instances. It is not known exactly what triggers a panic attack.

During the 1970’s, those experiencing panic attacks and sought treatment for some of the symptoms as in feeling a possible heart attack, extreme sense of fear, an overwhelming feeling of losing their mind, difficulty breathing, nausea and dizziness were often misdiagnosed in those days.

Physicians thought more along the lines of mental illness instead of an anxiety disorder. Sometimes episodes of panic attacks would be frequent and other times not quite so often. This reinforced the idea that it was all in their imagination for physicians. This in turn often made the patient reluctant to seek help and suffered quietly.

Recent advances have helped the situation. Treatments include psychotherapy and medications or both. Some of the well known medications are Klonopin, Paxil and Xanax.

It is important to work with your physician for these treatments. However, a new form of treatment is emerging.

This treatment is called Kundalini Awakening. This treatment also helps depression.

This is basically a rich source of psychic energy in the unconscious. Being described as a coiled serpent at the base of the spine, Classical Literature called it Hatha Yoga Kundalini.

It is important to note that this is how yogins explain Kundalini, it’s network of channels and chakras, or micro motions in the brain. And, a latent form of spiritual energy, or Kundalini energy, lies at the base of the spine.

This energy is released by realization or spiritual advancement. Meditation, religion or spiritual practices releases this energy.

The very symptoms of a panic attack are the symptoms of Kundalini Awakening. Historically, the terrifying rush of feelings people experience, have tried to be stopped, either by the person themselves, or physicians with medications.

Through the concept of Kundalini Awakening, these so-called panic attacks are actually manifestations of the micro-vibrations that are being stimulated. Instead of fighting these symptoms, it’s important to give in to them and let them flow. In this way, recovery is then possible as there will be no fear of the symptoms.

Meditation is a way of releasing those fears. Understanding that internal energy is causing the heart palpitations and other symptoms, the patient will not fear they are dying or freaking out.

As the Kundalini Awakening is happening or just after an awakening, the person will feel a sense of wonder, strong feelings of peace, emotional joy or reverence, a strong feeling of love or contentment and a heightened sense of consciousness. Some have even reported seeing a white light.

Basically it is considered that all Yoga is Kundalini Yoga, but specific terms like Kundalini Yoga will be used by some individuals. No matter, because it the end you are still awakening the kundalini with yoga.

There are 6 stages in Kundalini Awakening. 1, Prana-flows in Ida; 2, Prana-made to flow in Ida; 3, Prana-made to flow in Sushumna; 4, Kundalini energy is awakened; 5, Kundalini-leads upwards and finally Kundalini-rises to Sahasrara.

This gives the reader a basic understanding of Kundalini Awakening. It is essential to investigate other resources and instructors in the knowledge, training and and process of Kundalini Awakening in order to understand the spontaneous awakening that often happens when alone, so you can take control or be prepared of the so-called Panic attack.

By working through personal issues and adjusting their way of thought has controlled panic attacks better than traditional medicine.

Source by Nick Nikolis

Beat the Holiday Blues With Love for Yourself and Others

Amid all the festivities, it’s estimated that a large percentage of us get the “holiday blues” – sadness and stress that can be hard to shake. Showing love and compassion toward ourselves and others can help beat the inevitable disappointments caused by social expectations, family dynamics and economic concerns.

The heart chakra is the seat of love and compassion. ‘Tis the season of forgiveness, the greatest gift you can give yourself, your family and friends. Use this HEART CHAKRA MEDITATION to move you toward this goal…

Breathe in and out a beautiful emerald green into the center of your chest, the home of the heart chakra, with love, joy and compassion for other people and yourself. Feel any tension blocking the flow here, shutting off or shutting out love. Any anger or fear is past, it can be healed. When you let it go, you’ll feel your true essence of love and joy. To send forgiveness, wrap those people who have caused you pain in the bright green light, cleansing and healing the situation. Release yourself and them from any negative connections, only keeping the good. Let go of anger to have space for love to grow. Now, with love and compassion, wrap yourself and your whole life experience in healing green light.

Spread the Love. Don’t expect a duplicate of an ideal holiday from years gone by. Changes such as divorce, death of a loved one, or distance from family and friends can all cause depression. So create new traditions, fill your calendar with fun events and meet new people. Don’t wait for others to include you in their holiday parties – invite those who are without family to a potluck in your home instead.

Strengthen Your Mood through Movement and Music. Get exercise – yoga, walking, running – to beat depression, moving to music that uplifts you. Try getting at least 20 minutes of sunlight a day to fight any chemical causes for holiday funk. Exercise your mind too – read inspiring stories about those who have overcome adversity and succeeded. May I suggest The Chakra Diaries?

Express your Gratitude. Count your blessings, taking stock of all of the positives in your life. It will quickly cheer your mood. Ask yourself what you are most grateful for and to whom you are most grateful. Then tell them if you can.

Give of Yourself. Helping others is the best antidote to seasonal sadness and self-pity. Volunteer at a local charity, homeless shelter, hospital or nursing home. Make someone else smile, and in the end, you’ll be the one smiling.

The Dalai Lama recently wrote, “In my own experience, the highest level of inner calm comes from the development of love and compassion. The more concerned we are with the happiness of others, the more we increase our own well-being. Friendliness and warmth towards others allow us to relax and help us to dispel any sense of fear or insecurity so we can overcome whatever obstacles we face.”

Source by Becca Chopra

Preventative Measures Taken During 8 Months Pregnancy

Women are prestigious in our society. She is the only person who has got the honour to give birth to a baby. There is a requirement of due care during pregnancy as a lady is holding another life within her body. Now we will talk about preventive measures which are taken during the 8 months pregnancy under the following heads.

Avoid To Stand For a Long Time
Pelvic pressure increases with the increase in the size of the baby within the stomach due to this pressure, lower back experiences pain and thus lady at this moment is not supposed to stand for a long time and bed rest should be provided to her.

During this period, a woman experiences pain and aches and these aches and pains are relieved by mean of prenatal aerobics and yoga exercises.

A Proper diet should be taken at this moment. Oily, spicy, junk and acid containing food should be avoided at this moment. Food causing constipation should also be avoided. The woman should eat fibrous food like fish, tofu, leafy greens, nuts, bread, kiwi and whole grains. Intake of alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited in this period.

Guardians are especially required at this moment to take care of the pregnant lady and for providing moral support to her. When she has got tired she should take a rest and if she is hungry then she should eat food without any delay.

Sound Sleep
Proper amount of sleep should be taken in this period. She should sleep at night for 8 hours and 45 minutes sleep should be taken in the afternoon.

Stress and tension
Stress should be avoided in this period. A peaceful and happy environment should be provided to her. She is not supposed to be indulged in any type of worry or tension. Even she is also not supposed to be in an angry mood.

She should take care of the fact that her posture is correct at the time of sitting, standing and sleeping. Improper posture leads to complications at the time of delivery and it also disturbs the position of the baby.

Some ladies prefer to wear tight clothes for looking slim, but in this period woman should wear loose clothes. As tight clothes affect the movement of the baby, which can create a great problem.

Staying Hydrated
She should drink the proper amount of water and fruit-juices which ensure fitness in all the respect.

Routine Check-up
A routine visit to the doctor is essential so as to watch and observe each and every activity. Doctor provides essential guidelines to deal with the situation in a genuine manner. A gynaecologist should be consulted for such a purpose. The best gynaecologist in India is Dr. (Mrs) Umesh N. Jindal. Lilavati Hospital (Mumbai) is the best gynaecology hospital in India. Among the hospitals in India, Columbia Asia Hospital is one of the hospitals which has gynaecology department.

Source by Amit Saraswat

Detoxification of the Mind, Body and Soul

Detoxification of the body is not something which has not been talked about or practiced by health-conscious individuals but according to experts people tend to forget about the most important organ which controls our body itself. Yes, we are talking about our brain. The way your body needs to be detoxified on a regular basis, it is just as important to clear out your mind and detoxify it. Common toxicity symptoms range from common headaches, depression, poor sleep, haziness and less of focus, dull complexion and spots, lowered immunity levels to some serious diseases.Research has shown that a prolonged state of toxicity can undermine cellular function, and may contribute to many chronic diseases. While our bodies have an inbuilt detox system that includes the liver, skin and urinary system, people who live in larger cities may need a regular “detox” to maintain a sense of well being.

Relieve from Stress

Most of the problems occur due to the high stress levels. When we talk about detoxification of mind then a person should first try regulating the stress he takes. This will help in noticing the emotional and mental changes that a person goes through. Detoxification can prove to be helpful for cardiac, endocrine, digestive and respiratory systems. According to yoga experts, those who want to get relieve from stress should undergo a two week detox program. This will not only help the outer body rather one would feel energetic from within as well.Clinical studies in India have shown that Yoga can produce physical and mental benefits. Not only does Yoga keep you fit and flexible, but it has been shown to relieve stress and lower blood pressure. By practicing yoga one can get rid from toxins like carbon dioxide, lactic acid and liphantic fluid. Yoga and meditation is the best way to detoxify your mind. The results of a week or two of detox will be evident. You will have more energy, feel happier and more relaxed, your skin will look better, and your mind will be clearer.

Skin Benefits

Detoxification of mind also benefits our skin. Apart from stress, pollution and surrounding environment also impacts our skin. Toxins and chemicals are found in our foods, water, and in our air in the form of pollutants and pesticides. At work, we are exposed to airborne microorganisms and pollutants from paint, carpets, air conditioning, and even our computers. Thus best way to detoxify our skin is aroma therapy since the oils which are used for massage in this therapy helps our skin as well as relieves us from stress. This therapy relaxes our mind and body. Experts advice to include fruits rich in Vitamin C in our diet. So as keep up the metabolism level one should consume food rich in antioxidants. Almonds and green vegetables always come in handy. Flushing out the toxins from your body isn’t really going to help if you simply replace them again with new ones. That’s why it’s also recommended to eat fresh, non-processed organic foods as much as possible to keep your body clean and healthy.

Source by Mahek Chandak

What Is A Holistic Practitioner?

Holistic Practitioners are holistic healing professionals with a gift in one or more areas of healing. From bodyworkers to homeopaths to hypnotherapists, the term holistic practitioner has become one that is often challenging to describe or understand. Hopefully this article will provide you with some clarity on what a holistic practitioner is and how to find one that meets your individual needs.

Saying holistic practitioner is similar to saying doctor. While there are general practitioners that cross along many paths, most specialize in one or more holistic methods or areas. The main areas of specialization are body-centered therapists, energy-centered therapists, mind-centered therapists, soul and spirit-centered therapists, emotional release therapists, and coaches/counselors. All of these therapists strive to bring a greater quality of life to their clients. That may occur through inner balance, self-empowerment, physical ease, or even emotional confidence.

One thing to realize is that many holistic practitioners work in many areas. In fact, it is usually challenging to limit a practitioner to one area. For example, a hypnotherapist may also be a chakra therapist, a bodyworker could also be a spiritual counselor, etc. Also, since the mind-body-soul connection is just that, connected, wherever you begin, be it in energy work, bodywork, or even the mind, you will find that all of you is affected by the work.

Use this article as a guide to explore the realms of possibilities, rather than limiting your choices to an area.

Body-centered Therapists

Samples of body-centered therapists are bodyworkers, massage therapists, pilates and yoga therapists, rolfing professionals(often termed rolfers), acupressure therapists, myofascial release and sports massage therapists, reflexologists, thai massage therapists, watsu practitioners, feldenkrais and alexander method professionals, and movement therapists (this list is provided to offer an overview as there are at least 50 types of body-centered therapists).

While each body-centered therapist has their own way of working with clients, many use a combination of movement, the breath, and physical pressure (from massage to trigger points) to allow the body to release tension. This release of tension then allows the mind to also find a relaxing state. Sometimes the relaxation state is the goal of the sessions, other times, it is the true starting point.

Energy-centered Therapists

Samples of energy-centered therapists are integrative energy workers, reiki practitioners, healing touch practitioners, breathwork therapists, jin shin do and jin shin jytsu therapists, matrix therapists, applied kinesiologists, orgone therapists, polarity workers, cranial sacral workers, qigong and tai chi masters. Acupuncturists and homeopathy practitioners could also be deemed energy workers.

Energy workers often work with energetic ‘maps’ of the body. They look at where the energy is stuck, depleted or overtaxed in the body and work with the individual to bring a level of balance to the body’s energetic system. This balance also affects the mind and the overall body, enhancing ones state of being on many levels.

Mind-centered Therapists

Samples of mind-centered therapists are hypnotherapists, neuro-linguistic programming practitioners (NLP), integrative release therapists(IRT), regression therapists and metaphysicians.

Mind-centered therapists look at the structures of one’s belief systems and how they may be conflicting with and/or not supporting a client’s quality of life. Mind-centered therapists often find the original cause of what the stuck states are and work with the unconscious mind to reframe limiting patterns and beliefs which provide greater resources and confidence for the client to live the life they desire.

Soul and Spirit-centered Therapists

Samples of soul and spirit-centered therapists are shamans, angelic masters, psychic mediums,

intuitive guides and spiritual counselors(who would also fall into the coaching/counseling category).

Soul and spirit-centered therapists work with clients in a variety of ways. A shaman may work with a client using soul retrieval to regain a part of their soul that has been ‘lost’ due to trauma. A psychic may offer an individual information on what will happen on their current path if they don’t make changes. An intuitive may assist a client in talking with a deceased loved one. As with the other categories, there are many ways soul and spirit-centered therapists work with their clients.

Emotional Release Therapists

Samples of emotional release therapists are integrative release therapists, somato-emotional therapists, psych-k therapists and amanae therapists.

Emotional release therapists work with patterns of emotions that are stuck in the body/mind and assist a client in moving through these blocks into greater joy and emotional freedom. Many other therapies, including neuro-linguistic programming, yoga, shamanic work and energy work employ emotional release methodologies.

Holistic Coaches and Counselors

Samples of coaches and counselors are life coaches, empowerment coaches, spiritual and intuitive counselors, holistic psychologists, and nutritional counselors.

Coaches and counselors assist clients in designing and manifesting the life, career, business and health situations that they truly desire. A holistic coach or counselor often works with a client 1-4x per month setting goals, opening belief systems and partnering with the client to provide the support they need to move forward in their lives.

As you can see, the term holistic practitioner can be used to mean a holistic profession trained in any number of areas. Usually, a holistic practitioner will list their areas of expertise in any of their advertising to assist you in determining if they would be a fit for your unique situation.

For information on locating a holistic practitioner, please see my article on ‘Choosing a Holistic Practitioner’ or see Holistic Hometown ( for holistic resources in your hometown, and beyond.

Blessings on your journey.

Source by Jenifer Shapiro

Yoga for PCOD or PCOS

In India, around 35 per cent of women including young girls, suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), also known as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). Studies show that yoga is very helpful in controlling and preventing these symptoms.

PCOS in a nutshell:

Polycystic means multiple or many cysts. These cysts are under-developed follicles in the ovaries. “Syndrome” simply means a set of symptoms like irregular or absence of menses, infertility, high BP, obesity, depression, sleep apnea, insulin resistance and imbalances of other hormones. It is unusual that two women experience the same symptoms. More weight and insulin resistance can lead to cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Although, causes of PCOS are unknown, heredity and sedentary lifestyle may be contributing factors.

Yogic treatment:

Yoga aids in weight loss and correcting the digestive system. It cures constipation and helps in better absorption of food. While practising yoga, you should avoid consuming processed food. Fat intake should ideally be from unsaturated fat. Unhealthy substances like chips, cookies, baked foods, breakfast cereals, and candy are full of trans fats or hydrogenated oil which raise LDL, the bad cholesterol, and lower protective HDL, the good cholesterol. A saatvic yogic diet is recommended, besides fruits, fibre-rich vegetables and whole grains. Intake of Omega 3 present in walnuts, flaxseed, and soya products is good to control insulin and blood pressure.

Practise asanas:

Yoga poses like mahamudra stimulates the thyroid gland which regulates metabolism. Sarwangasana or shoulder stand pose corrects uterine displacement, menstrual and urinary disorders. Baddha konasana or bound angle pose strengthens the bladder and uterus. The pituitary and pineal glands are stimulated and toned through matyasana (fish pose). Manjarasana or cat pose tones the female reproductive system. Kapaalbhati (breath purifying) activates the pancreas that generates insulin. Yoga has been found to lower fasting blood sugar in people with diabetes. Depression, anxiety and emotional disorders are corrected by anulom vilom pranayama. Awareness of the self gives a feeling of contentment as a whole and acceptance of the way we are. Meditation makes the mind and body stable and helps a woman conceive and normalise cortisol levels, which are released as response to stress. Though yoga is a risk-free activity, it should be performed under expert guidance to get optimum results in a short time.

Other benefits of yoga:

• Mental and physical well being for all

• Decreased level of stress/anxiety in working professional

• General fitness for housewives and elderly people

• Better concentration for students

Source by Umesh C Dwivedi

Cardiac Disorders in in BPO Industry – A Brief Analysis

We all like to develop a lifestyle that is full of comfort and luxury. The style of wok in the professional environment has been changing in the recent years. Today most of us like to work under an environment that provides air conditioning, luxuriant amenities and yellow food.

Though the working style has been changed to a better level, the percentage of falling in the prey of cardiac diseases has not been reduced yet. There are numerous researches and studies that are conducted to find out the data that are usually associated with these complex matters. Heart Diseases imply multiple abnormalities that affect the muscle of heart or the blood vessels of the heart.

Today, most of the people from age group of 30-40 are facing serious heart ailments that are pulling them to the bed of death. Heart disease and other cardiovascular disease forms can march to congestive heart failure. In this condition, it is usually a state in which the heart cannot pump sufficient blood to meet the requirements of the human body. This leads to the abnormality in the normal heartbeat and termed as arrhythmia as per the medical dictionary.

The people in the IT industry have been facing some serious problems with these ailments. Symptoms like high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, diabetes, etc. are some of the most common. Research shows that the average age at which an individual may suffer a heart attack has reduced from 45 years to less than 30 years. These symptoms are more prevalent with the people that are engaged in a BPO industry/IT sector. A recent survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that probability of youth suffering from the heart ailments have increased from 8% to 15%.

Stress is directly linked to coronary heart diseases. These heart diseases are direct result of stressful work schedules and a private lifestyle of the people. It is also seen that people in these sectors adopts a habit of smoking, drinking, etc. in order to make themselves more relaxed from the continuous stress of CAll Center Outsourcing firms. The inefficiency in the sleeping hours is also a crucial factor that is adding more color to the problem. This people hardly consult any doctor for a better health check-up and try to hide the lifestyle habits. This can seriously mislead the doctors for a better treatment.

In order to stay away from these deadly symptoms it is recommended that youth should relax rather than having a focus on earning some extra money sitting back in the workstations. Regular exercise, Yoga, meditation and balanced diet are the basic keys to a healthy heart. Smoking as a passion or a habit is one of the main element that is increasing the health hazard. Call center outsourcing activities have supported a great number of youth to earn some good money in an excellent and luxurious environment. But, what is the use of such life, if it makes us sick and takes our life only for the sake of earning some extra money. Last but not the least the food habits (high cholesterol diets) are the biggest enemies.

Source by Ella Greens