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ANULOMA - VILOMA PRANAYAMA

Pranayama (Prāṇāyāma) is a combination of two Sanskrit words 'Prana' which means life force, vital energy or breath, and 'Ayama' which means to extend. This forms a part of various yogic practices devised in ancient India. Now a days almost everybody from school going children to college students and  private and public employees, business people etc., leads mechanical life in towns and cities. They find no time to concentrate on their health. Even they have no time to verify whether their food proportionately contains sufficient quantities of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, etc., required daily for their health. If such is the case where is the time for them to look after for their physical and mental fitness? With a view to give some tip to our readers, ViprasCraft is suggesting the following simple alternate breathing exercise in comfortable pose, also known as Anuloma-Viloma Sukha Pranayama (Comfortable alternate breathing exercise). Anulom-vilom is an eas…

PEACEFUL AND HAPPY LIFE

Peace of mind is a mental state of calmness or tranquility, and  freedom from worry and anxiety.  The desire of every human being and the goal of every prayer is peace of mind. It   is a beautiful gift, which only we can give to ourselves just by expecting nothing from any one. There is no real  wealth in this world than peace of mind.   
Happy life is all about the art of balancing our relationship with all the  family members,  relatives and friends. It  can only be found if we  can free ourselves  of all other distractions. For every minute of being  angry we  lose the same amount of  happiness in our life.  It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, kindness and gratitude. It will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have. We won't get real happiness  from what we get, but it comes  from what we give to others and other living beings.  Feeling some positive emotions every day has a big effect on our happiness and well being.  We f…

FRIENDSHIP

Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection and love  between people. In other words it is  familiar and liking of each others mind. It is not something we  learn in school.   Man cannot live all alone. He is a social being. He needs someone to share his joys and sorrows.  The strength of the bond of friendship between two people can vary. If the bond is very strong i.e., being kind, generous, loyal,  honest etc., between the friends, they are called BEST FRIENDS. With these qualities one can enjoy the bliss of friendship.

Friends are important to have because they support us when things get tough in life and are always there to love and help.   Friends will come and go in our lives.  A good friend is trustworthy to tell us  the truth, even when it is hard for us to hear, makes us  smile, and is there to listen and comforts when we cry. Having good friends who stood  first in difficult situations is really important.  A good  friend is one who admires a person's skills and h…

SUBSTANCE OF BHAGVATH GITHA IN BRIEF

The experience of happiness and distress in life  are like appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons,  tolerate them without being disturbed. For the soul there is neither birth nor death or it cannot be destroyed. It is everlasting and imperishable. He who dwells in the body is eternal and can never be killed. Why you cry that you may lose something.? What did you bring with you, which you think you are losing now? What did you create your own,  which you think now that it is being destroyed? You came with empty hands, you will leave with  empty hands only.  Whatever is going to happen will definitely happen.  It is God's will. Don't worry about it unnecessarily

Be like a sage, who is not disturbed in spite of miseries nor delighted  when there is happiness, free from attachment, fear and anger. Be free from desires, devoid of false ego and then alone you attain Real Happiness.
Do your prescribed duty for the sake of God and free from bondages. You should do y…

IMPORTANCE OF YOGA AND MEDITATION

The food we take is to be digested and the  undigested food if any shall come out as excreta from our body after 24 hours, otherwise we fell sick.The excess water we drink  shall come out within 4 hours, otherwise we fell sick.The air we breath in shall come out within one minute, otherwise we fell sick.As such, Anger, Hatred, Jealous etc., are within us years together. What will happen if they dwell in our body like that?  We become sick permanently.That is why our great saints say that we the fools feel that we are living daily....in fact we are dying to some extent day by day. If our age increases  what we presume....  is  our life span increases or decreases?We have to necessarily accept the bitter fact that we are dying daily to some  more extent from these negative energies.Anger, stress,hatred,laziness, etc, which are within us and not leaving us are making our lives deadly. The only way to give Prana Sakthi( Vital energy) to our body is Yoga and Meditation.Yoga builds strength…

Just ONE Homescreen on Smartphone

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In this smartphone age and virtual world of smartphone apps, is it worth keeping tens of screens to scroll through?

As a change you can try using just one smartphone screen for all your apps.

Look at the screenshot on my Poco F1 smartphone. This comes from my earlier experience of using Windows Phones where the tiles concept was making it possible to use folders so creatively without missing a notification.

If possible on Windows 10, why is it not possible on Android?

Now that Android has matured enough and is a robust OS, Smartphones look definitely better and do have many productivity features built-in.

However, that does not prevent you to have your own say about how exactly you want your smartphone.

You can just have one smartphone screen for all most used apps and you can use, if needed, further more screens for effectively utilising widgets.

Do let us know if you have any comments or suggestions below.

HUMANITY

The word humanity is derived from Latin humanitas for " human nature and  kindness". Humanity  refer to the kind feelings humans often have for each other. The  values which are considered basically essential in humans include Sympathy, compassion, mercy, brotherly love,  kindness, understanding, tolerance, gentleness,  pity, charity, generosity, magnanimity etc.,
Human values are guide lines  that help us  to generate good thoughts in us so that we can do good deeds,  to  think about good towards  others not only humans but also other living beings such as animals, birds, etc.,  They  also help in our  actions we play day to day  in our life drama.  They are many and  each value is most  important to lead a righteous  life in the right direction to pave a path  towards spirituality.
Humanity means caring for and helping others whenever and wherever possible forgetting our selfish interests at times when others need our help, extending unconditional love to each other and l…

KARMA AND ITS EFFECTS

The word Karma means action.  It comes from the Sanskrit root 'KRI'.which means to act. It refers to the result of past actions, present actions and actions we will perform  in the future. The karmas of the past, present and future are called Sanchita, Prarabdha and Agaami respectively.
SANCHITHA:  These are the result of actions that  have been gathered in this birth  and all other previous births.
PRARABDHA: These are the present actions what we are doing now in this life time and its results.
AGAMI:            These are future actions that result from our present actions.
Lord Srikishna in Bhagavat Githa  said that every one is   forced to act helplessly according to the qualities he has acquired from the modes of material nature and  therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment. Even for the most highly educated person on the mundane plane, it is impossible to get out of the entanglements of Maya, simply by theoretical knowledge. . When a living e…

WHO WILL CRY WHEN WE DIE?

It is natural that if a person dies in a family, all the  blood relations and other members  will cry for the beautiful, meaningful and colorful  memories the deceased has make them witnessed and enjoyed  in their  life and the lessions and life changing values they learnt from him. The people very close feel great pain for the loss of their well wisher.  But there may be some members  also in the family of the deceased,who cry more than the blood relations, for the sake of Society.

Since times immemorial we have been hearing  the story of Lord Rama from Ramayana, an Indian Epic.  He was loved by all, and even by His enemies.  He was the embodiment of a perfect human  being.  He was given the title of "Maryada Purushothama" considering him as a Supreme being for His unbroken principles  as an ideal son, a wise brother, a caring husband, a good friend, a best disciple etc., but most importantly a notable and admiring king in the clan of Ishvaku.

When Lod Rama entered Sarayu …

SELFISHNESS

We hate others who are selfish, but justify ourselves when the same feature(selfishness)is within us.  Lack of sympathy has been seen as one of the roots of selfishness. This trait  puts an ugly mark on the soul of an individual. Some selfish people treat others as an option when ever they require some favour from them. After their work is over they treat them  like  strangers. In Mahabharat an Indian epic, Duryodana, son of Dhritharastra, the king of Kourava Dynasty, supported Karna, who was son of low caste person ie., Sutha  in a tournament with his selfish motive. Karna an Archer was not allowed to show case his skills on the basis of his caste.  Duryodana with his selfish motive crowned Karna as king of a small country called Anga, to take revenge against pandavas who are sons of King Pandu, as he desperately wanted a good Archer on his side to match Arjuna. Likewise in Ramayana an Indian epic, there is an instance of selfishness which showed drastic effect on the  family  of k…

FOOD CONSUMPTION

Food has major role in human existence. It influences not just our physical health, but also our consciousness. There is a saying "You are what you eat". So we must eat food that helps us in making spiritual advancement in our lives. Lord Srikrishna in Bhagavat Githa, said that food determines the gunas (satvic, rajasic and thamasic) of  human beings in Chapter 17 verses 8 to 10. Here is the brief description about them: Satvic foods are those that lead to clarity of mind and physical health. These foods are very dear to those of goodness. They promote longevity, virtues, health,strength, happiness,joy etc., Fruits, vegetables,milk, milk products, sugar, rice,wheat, honey, juices etc., come under this category.
Rajasic foods are those that have a stimulating effect on the mind and body. Those foods lead to aggressiveness and irritability. They are very bitter, sour,salty,hot, pungent etc. These foods cause pain, grief,disease, etc., and liked by persons in the mode of pas…

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BELIEF AND FAITH.

Generally we know that faith is a confidence or trust in a person.It is very essential between wife and husband to lead their marital life happily. In the religion's view faith and confidence are both required for spiritual growth. If we come to the point of realisation of God, it is the real foundation of the entire structure of spirituality. Faith in reality and faith in the right course are ment for realisation. It is a lively link between mortal and immortal and is one of the six sampathis  of the third sadhana of yoga.
Regarding faith , we know the story of bakth Prahlad son of Hiranyakasyap, an evil daitya king. Prahlad is a devoti of Lord Vishnu. Hiranya Kashyap did not like his son to be the bhaktha of his enemy Lord Vishnu. Despite several warnings from his father, Prahlad continues to worship Lord Vishnu.  Then Hiranyakashyap decided to kill Prahlad. He adapted  each and every method to kill his son. He even tried to trample his son with elephants also. But Prahlad fac…

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