COVID-19 Coronavirus prevention concept
The times they are a changing

The times they are a changing, is a classic song composed and sung by the great Bob Dylan, the American Singer & song writer. The lyrics in the song includes the line, “Don’t criticize what you don’t understand…”  The unprecedented events happening around the world is very sad and unreal. In addition to this confusion, people dying in huge numbers from each country everyday adds to the woes.

Moreover, looking at what is happening now around the world, it is unbelievable. Because, the.numbers from Europe and the US alone is alarming, not to mention the numbers have crossed one hundred thousand! Is it by far the worst case scenario ever?

The Pandemic

Did anyone ever imagine even in their wildest of dreams that such a thing would happen? No one expected COVID19 to cause such havoc in the world, in the shortest time.  Actually, it is difficult to believe. So much so, the virus has the entire medical fraternity up and running in emergencies. They provide noble service even at the cost of their own safety. We salute them and pledge to support them in whatever way we can.

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Group of technicians in clean suit at work

The new equation

Surprisingly, India with a population of more than 135 crores, has reported the least number of victims due to Covid-19 fatalities. India has demonstrated her resilience and efficiency in combating this deadly virus effectively. Kudos to the doctors and nurses of India! We salute you with respect and love mixed with our gratitude.

Social Distancing

WHO has recommended that we keep a safe distance between one another when interacting in unavoidable situations like buying from shops or having to interact with someone in some way. Stay at home is the simple mantra to follow to defeat the corona. We have demonstrated that in spite of being poor and underdeveloped, we can adopt the strategy outline by the Government, even if it means being deprived of livelihood!

Solidarity with our European and US brothers and sisters

we Indians have a humble request to you all. Please stay at home and help the medical authorities to wage a ceaseless and successful battle with  this deadly virus.  We respect the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) which are like the bible for us Indians.

Family social distancing in home

Little Asian girl drawing picture, mother reading a book and father working on laptop at home

Summary

We Indians request you humbly to stay at home and help curb the spread of the virus. Stay at home, stay safe and defeat the spread of this invisible enemy of humanity.

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The new WP Plugin Word Pigeon

I was wondering if I could find a way to add images from my Google Drive to the media library. The reason is obvious, right? There are so many images and documents in my own drive which I know very well. At the back of my mind, there was a nagging worry, after all, have I exceeded the storage limit of the site if I keep on adding images and other files to the media library?

Enter Word Pigeon

The formatting and images that I have done in google documents must be intact when I copy and paste from there to the WordPress post. But often it does not happen and I have to rework the post to my satisfaction. That is the reason this plugin comes to your rescue.

Using this plugin, now you can have the files and documents from Google Drive to display in your blog posts easily.

How to do that?

The Word Pigeon way:

There are many images, files, and documents in my Google Drive that I have formatted according to my needs. Using the word pigeon plugin, I can import them into the media library easily!

HOW TO EXPORT

STEP I:  Go to your site and copy the URL.

STEP-II: Go to https://web.wordpigeon.com

STEP-III: A google drive folder would be created in your google drive.

STEP-IV: Go ahead and add some documents in this folder  Alternatively you can link another google folder to the site. The net result is, any document put in these folders would be visible from Word Pigeon

STEP- V:  Export the Google document from the web application. Actually, you may export it into a post or page either as a draft or as a published post.

That is it.!

Look what I exported from my DRIVE!

Myself!

 

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Meditator, imported through Word Pigeon Plugin!

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What is yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is a great stress reduction technique. Regular practice of Yoga Nidra brings tremendous calmness to the mind. In addition, it is a conscious letting go technique. Letting go is an attitude that helps you relax your always on guard defenses.  A conscious awareness practice that relaxes the spine. The student is an a supine position throughout the process.

Why do people come to yoga class?

People reach out for yoga classes for many types of health issues, both real and psychosomatic. Issues such as insomnia, overweight, stress reduction, improving concentration among other things. They imagine that joining a yoga class will solve their problems totally. Also, they will acquire a new body, mind, and soul-in short, a new self!

It is true to an extent. But wrong to a greater extent!

Believing that a new personality is possible as soon as you complete the class, is a pipe dream! To be sure, yoga is 99% practice and only 1% theory!  Actually, it is a hands-on method to take stock of yourself in your hands!

So let us dive right into it, okay?

Yoga Nidra Requirements

It is a guided meditative practice and there is no problem when you are in a yoga class physically as there will be a yoga instructor to guide you. You could also do it as an online practice as there are many Yoga Nidra guided meditation videos or voice files using which, you can be in the process.

Yoga Nidra is a powerful relaxation technique quite unlike any other such as meditation or breathing technique. It is a process of letting go that calms the mind, body, and soul. In addition, it gives an amazing feeling when you complete it. You would feel energized throughout the day.

There are 3 elements to the practice, namely physical relaxation, mental relaxation, and spiritual communion with your inner self. Feel it, actualize it rather than read about it!  Moreover,   it is a rare inexplicable experience!

If the reader wants to experience it, there are many options. Yoga International is an amazing site where there are so many variations of the Yoga Nidra Series available both free and premium only for the members. Try and learn to do it easily.

Good luck and enjoy.

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Welcome to Yoga Dhyan Center

If you want to live a stress-free life, naturally you have to adopt a realistic strategy of living with achievable goals. For example, if your goal is to do a list of simple things in life such as allocating 6 hours for work, 1 hour of household chores and 1 hour of quality time with your family, you will certainly feel exhilarated when you make it happen by the end of the day.

On the other hand, if you harbor unrealistic expectations like becoming famous like a movie star or having millions of dollars without working for it or even other far fetched ideas then you are certain to feel depressed and stressed out with your current work

Enter the dragon

Yet we have to manage our lives sensibly and responsibly. Rather than succumbing to gloom and depression, let us look at our lives in close scrutiny.  Are we going to live forever in this world? No certainly not. But as long as we live on this beautiful planet, we need to live happily, joyously and with gratitude for all the good things we have been bestowed with so far.

With the advent of the deadly pandemic spreading across the globe, it is certainly stressful to deal with life, isn’t it?  Who would have ever thought that such a scenario would engulf the world in such a short time?

Yes definitely, we are stressed what with the news of death spreading like wildfire, (after the bloody real forest fire at Australia) causing sorrow to the families of near and dear ones. Let us live in a simple way with simple, healthy food and drinks joyfully.

The practice of Regular Meditation

Now is the time to go inwards and watch what we are doing with our thoughts. Our thoughts come to us like the relentless waves of the sea taking us here and there as if we are just some twigs. The only way out for us is to watch them without judgment, without approval or condemnation. Just remain a witness to our thoughts and allow them to come and go.

Do yoga to be stress-free

There are studies to show, regular yoga practices help in regulating your blood pressure, diabetes, and hosts of other medical conditions we are normally prone to by our unconscious habits of living.

Enroll in an online class of doing yoga for health benefits today. More specifically for your heart and lead a stress-free life. Make use of this lockin period we are all thrown into by the circumstances and live with optimism and hope.

Thanks for reading this post. Please do not hesitate to comment and share if you have anything to say.

Good luck and God be with you.

 

 

 

Yoga means union and yet there are so many different types of yoga practice available today.

Isn’t it bewildering for a person to decide which one to adopt? Nevertheless, look for a class where you live and join as soon as possible because an ounce of practice is worth a ton of theoretical knowledge. Yoga is a hands-on experience rather than theory.

Yoga practice

So many types…

Ashtanga Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, Shambavi Yoga, Iyengar yoga, Power Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Vini Yoga, Kundalini yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Taoist Yoga  …the list goes on!

There are so many types and don’t worry, we are not going to explain the different genres or types here. On the other hand, we wish to point out that it is more important to do it than read about it.

Benefits of Yoga

Regular practice of yoga regardless of the type helps you improve your flexibility.  Not only that, but it also tones up your muscles for strength and vitality. In addition, your circulation and cardio health goes up by leaps and bounds! Besides Yoga helps you sleep better, improving your posture and energy levels.  Not to mention a decrease in anxiety and depression and a host of other health benefits!

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In gratitude …

Practice, practice, and practice!

If you want a beautiful flower, you need to prepare the ground, use manure and water so as to get the flower. Same way, yoga is a foundation the result being your flowering of peace and health.

The only way to improve your health and strength is not by reading books on yoga but by practicing diligently, day by day. The more you practice the better is the result that you want to show the world.

Thanks for reading this post. Take care and practice and look better. If you have any comments, please post them.

 

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