Sujok Seed Therapy

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Nov 10 2016. 05 11 PM IST The healing power of ‘desi’ seeds Seeds have pure potential—they are holders of the life force Shoba Narayan     Pressing seeds—mustard, fenugreek, peppercorns—over the ‘third eye’ point helps stimulate the master gland, according to the ancients. Photo: iStock The star of this…

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Lunges in the elevator

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Fri, Nov 18 2016. 12 26 PM IST Lunges top me time in elevator Or, if you are a start-up entrepreneur, practise your elevator pitch Shoba Narayan The best thing to do in an elevator is to lunge In 2010, technology firm IBM surveyed some 6,500 employees across 16 cities in…

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The two spoon indulgence

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Dec 01 2016. 05 07 PM IST The two-spoon indulgence Whenever you eat something that is highly calorific and tasty, stop after eating two spoons. It is a simple enough instruction, and therefore you cannot avoid it Shoba Narayan Photo: iStock Eat less is one of those phrases so vague…

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A Walk in the Park

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Nov 24 2016. 05 25 PM IST A walk in the park Shoba Narayan on the benefits of taking long walks in the open, amid nature Shoba Narayan Photo: iStockphoto Walking your way to health is a cliché. Everyone advocates it. In his book Thinking, Fast And Slow, Nobel-prize winner and…

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Listen to your body

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Dec 08 2016. 05 27 PM IST Listen to your body Don’t assume that the external world can cure your internal problems. Your body will give you clues about its current state and where it is headed Shoba Narayan Photo: iStock My mother always says, “Listen to your body”. Every time…

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Eat Slowly

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Dec 15 2016. 05 30 PM IST Tricks and tips on how to eat slowly Pace yourself with the slowest eater of the table or pause while eating Shoba Narayan Photo: iStockphoto LATEST NEWS » MGNREGA compensation delayed by Centre or states in around 50% cases: study Govt to sell…

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Worship and Workout

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Dec 22 2016. 06 05 PM IST Worship and workout Religion offers great scope for exercise Shoba Narayan Photo: iStock Whether or not you are religious, there are activities in religious places that can be incorporated into your daily routine in healthy ways. You can kneel in a mosque and…

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Get into the zone

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Jan 05 2017. 05 16 PM IST Get into the zone There are several activities that get people into what is sometimes called ‘the zone’, where the mind empties and thoughts flow Shoba Narayan Photo: iStock I have always been a hard-working sort of gal—and no, this is not a…

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Drop Lists Choose Pleasure

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Jan 12 2017. 05 40 PM IST Drop lists, choose pleasure Does making a self-improvement list or reading articles with lists help? Shoba Narayan A sense of malaise combined with a hankering for change is a deadly combination. Photo: iStock The new year is a good time to examine life,…

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