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Pranayama is for Everyone

Prayanama benefits us in several ways. It regulates our body's processes, reduces stress, protects us from common respiratory issues, improves sleep and digestion and so on. It also makes one feel joyful. Learning Pranayama has two elements:

1. Some guidance from a practitioner who understands every human body is different
2. Regularity, regularity and regularity

The following instructions are to help you start your Pranayama journey.

Some simple instructions to follow for Pranayama in the morning:

*Pre*

Loose dress.
Empty bowel
Take bath if weather in your city is warm
No tea/coffee or any food prior to this (last 4 hours at least).
Two classes of water, at least 10 minutes before starting. Warm water ideally.
Basic Yoga mat

*During*

No aroma of food, perfume or agarbatti nearby
Please open the window - fresh air/ventilated room is an important requirement.
Don't wear watches or trackers etc.
Turn off the fan

*Post*

Move/walk within the house for 10 minutes at least
No tea/coffee…

More is not always better

This is my 100th post. It has taken me 2 years to reach to this milestone. I started blogging as an item to satisfy my curiosity (Let me be honest -my mean interest was to get a Gmail account - I had heard they were offering Gmail accounts to select bloggers with 1 GM space. My hope was to be one of them. I did not get a Gmail account this way but got sort of fascinated by this media). And by the way another blogger obliged me by sending a Gmail invite.

Interestingly, this is not my first experiment with web content.Way back in 1999 I had created a website which though not updated since 2000, to my utter surprise, still exists and can be accessed. I don't have the password to the update the contents to have to let it R.I.P.

In two years of blogging, my blogposts have wandered from what's happening in Chennai (the city I live in), business books that I liked, to marketing, and even an occasional bit of technology. The posts that have got me the highest visitor response have been those on former President of India, yes you guessed it, Dr A.P.J Kalam. Those on cricket have caused good number of foot falls too. Of late I have attempted humour too. In short the only 'unifying theme' I could think of describing my blog as having is variety.

When I started blogging, I had the easy choice of taking the route that several others have taken, that is, to start reacting to daily happenings with three to four posts per day- or wait for something to really provoke me into writing. I choose the later, trying to balance time from work, a kid daughter who really needs my time, and my wife, who is a PhD researcher in Biotechnology and a perfectionist. Hence the title of this post- More is not always beautiful.

My blogging journey continues unabated and I thank all readers for bearing with my shameless, opinionated views! I shall carry on, with your due permission!!


Comments

Sirpy said…
Congrats..!! And keep blogging.. :)
Unknown said…
Thanks to Shashi being head-and-nose-down into her research, that she doesn't mind you squandering time in these pursuits.All credit is to her -hail women!!
Rajesh Kumar said…
@Sirpy: Thanks, sure I will.
@Sara: Lady power -credits always go to the ladies, it is only the debits that come to gents. Don't trust me? Look at my credit card bill!

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