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Yoga Gives You Better Decision Making And Working Memory – Younger More Efficient Brain

It has been proved beyond doubt that Yoga decreases stress, depression, and anxiety, reduces pain and insomnia, and increases quality of life. Now research shows that Yoga helps in increasing the gray matter in several areas of the brain. This simply means that with the help of Yoga one can have a younger and more efficient brain. It will help older people to have a better working memory. It improves decision making. Neuroscientist Sara Lazar, of Mass General and Harvard Medical School, found that – …meditators had more gray matter in another brain region, this time linked to decision-making and working memory: the frontal cortex. In fact, while most people see their cortexes shrink as they age, 50-year-old meditators in the study had the same amount of gray matter as those half their age. The first study was done on long term yoga practitioners. To find out the effect on Yoga beginners a different study was conducted. Even an eight week Yoga program on volunteers sho

Aquarium Vastu Tips – Types of Fish – Position of Aquarium as per Vastu Shastra

An aquarium is part of many Hindu homes and it has nothing to do with Vastu Shastra as Hindus never kept any type of fish in glass bowls or aquariums. What people call as Aquarium vastu tips are those found in Feng Shui and China has a very long tradition of keeping fishes in bowls. The position of aquarium and types of fish in it is based on Feng Shui and not Hindu Vastu Shastra. The main belief is that having an aquarium at home will help in keeping out all kinds of financial difficulties. There will be proper flow of money into the house. There is a belief that fishes in the aquarium takes the difficulties coming into the house and thus keeps the house incident free.  Position of Aquarium   The aquarium should be kept in the northeast corner of the house or shop. Married couples will have a good married life if they keep aquarium on the left side of the main entrance door. Newly married couples should select the aquarium and the fishes to be kept in it together.

Jaimini Mahabharata - Telugu Version by Pillalamarri Pina Virana

Jaimini Mahabharata is the Telugu version of the Sanskrit Version of the Mahabharata. It was written by Pillalamarri Pina Virana in the 15 th Century AD. He was the court poet of Saluva Narasimha Rayalu. Sringara Shakuntalam is another import work of Pillalamarri Pina Virana. Telugu Jaimini Mahabharata Currently, only the Ashwamedha Parva of Jaimini Bharatamu is available. Pillalamari Pina Virana did not strictly follow the Vyasa Bharata or the Kavitraya Bharata in Telugu. Krishna bhakti is given importance in the available chapter. Bhakti and dharma are given importance in the poem. A comparison is made to the episode in the Ramayana of Rama going to Sage Valmiki’s hermitage to retrieve the horse set free in Ashwamedha Yajna. It is believed that the author helped in the promotion of Krishna Bhakti in the present day Telangana and Andhra Pradesh during the 15 th Century AD.

Kamdhenu Cow in Hinduism – Story of Divine Cow Kamdhenu in Hindu Religion

Kamdhenu is the divine cow mentioned in Hinduism. It has the power to fulfill all wishes. The story of origin of Kamdhenu in Hindu religion is associated with the churning of ocean or Samudra Manthan. She appeared during the churning of the ocean and is was taken by the seven gods, who compose the constellation of the Great Bear in the sky. Legend has it that Kamdhenu lived in the ashram of Sage Vasishta. One day king Vishwamitra happened to learn about the divine cow and felt that the cow would be of greater use to a king than to a sage. But Sage Vasishta was not ready to forgo the cow and this led to a confrontation between the king and the sage. When the king tried to forcibly take away Kamdhenu, it is said that warriors appeared from her body and defeated the army of King Vishwamitra. The king who was impressed by the yogic powers decides to give his kingdom and became a powerful sage through intense penance. Another legend has it that Kamdhenu lived in the ashram of

Story Of The Birth Of Bhishma Pitamah

Bhishma Pitamah is the grandsire in the Mahabharata. The story of the birth of Bhishma Pitamah is found in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata. He is the son of Ganga and King Shantanu. Ganga had married King Shantanu on one condition that he will never question her actions. If ever he questioned her action, she would leave him forever. They led a happy life but things changed with the birth of the first child. Ganga mercilessly drowned the first seven children she had with King Shantanu. But on the birth of the eighth child, Shantanu could no longer keep silent and he forcibly stopped Ganga from drowning the infant. Ganga told the king that he had broken the promise and it is time for her to leave him. She told him that the seven children she had drowned were Vasus. The eight Vasus were immortal but were cursed to be born as mortals on earth. They took the help of Ganga to make their stay on earth as brief as possible. That is the reason why she drowned the seven infa

Vedas Quotes And Teachings - A collection Of Teachings From Four Vedas

A collection of quotes and teachings from the four Vedas. Creation is the image of the creator. (Rig Veda) Let your creative soul radiate streams of rays for new forms. (Rig Veda) All awakening in the world is only manifestation of your supreme intellectual power. (Yajur Veda) Those who love and keep peace, preserve the forces of nature – physical, mental and spiritual – within themselves. (Atharva Veda) He alone is befriended by the gods who keeps awake in all his noble deeds. God assures him success. (Yajur Veda) Teachings from Vedas on the need for a Strong Body There is a wrong notion among many that desire can be fulfilled by torturing the body. There is another set of people who believe that torturing the body by not eating etc is part of spirituality. But Vedas give importance to maintaining a healthy body as body is the means to attain Brahman. May we hear with our ears what is good May we see with our eyes what is good May we enjoy full span