Yoga – A way to live life!

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As a human being, living in this complex world, we have infinite problems in our life. We tend to be sad, depressed ,angry and worried over many things which we want in our own way. Anger and anxiety destroy our peace of mind making our life so miserable. Few days back, I have gone through many ups and down which made my life so stressful. Moreover, my lazy lifestyle, continuous eating outs and no time for  workout had made me feel so unhealthy and am guilty about it.  And I had to do something about it.

I have always knew that Yoga is the best thing to do when you are stressed out. Yoga is a holistic way to live life and and to maintain a good balance in our physical and psychological health. In Bhagwat Gita, it is mentioned “Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam”, which means Yoga is perfection in action. Practicing yoga helps in controlling our mind, body and soul and helps manage stress and anxiety.

My mom has been doing yoga for quite long as she has benefited practicing yoga mainly Kapalbhati  , which detoxifies all the systems in our body. Her high blood pressure has improved including chronic back pain, leg pain, gastric problem and many more. She had been encouraging me to  practice yoga whenever I have complained her about my cold, back pain and insomnia but I was not much interested because of laziness. The regular practice of yoga not only  helps in flexibility, but helpful in every aspects of life making us happier, stronger and more self confident.

The term “yoga” meaning union in Sanskrit which has originated in ancient India over 5000 years ago. Yoga was mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, the Rigveda and in Indian tradition it is considered more than physical exercise, it has a meditative and spiritual core. It connects our inner self with the outer world. Later, yoga was introduced to the west in the late 19th century and become very popular across the western world due to its effectiveness.

Recently I have started practicing yoga and it’s already 2 weeks and I am really surprised on how good I feel after doing it.. I haven’t join any yoga classes but practice doing it at home watching Shilpa Shetty’s yoga videos on youtube. At my  first attempt, I could able to do  some of the poses. Slowly I have improved myself but don’t think I can do, Chakrasanas (the wheel pose) which is like impossible to do lifting my head above without touching the ground. Hopefully, with regular and consistent practice I could do better.  Everytime, I practice yoga, I  feel more refreshed and energetic with some positive vibes throughout my body. Nowadays, I am sleeping better and I have no cold, no back pain and feeling happier.

There are so many people who are following yoga and have transformed their lives which motivate others  to do for Yoga. The gorgeous Indian actress, Shilpa Shetty, who is also a mom, known for her stunning beauty, fit body, slim waistline and flawless skin who is an ardent follower of Yoga is a good motivation to mothers like me.

I have just started my yoga journey, I am not sure how far I can go but I will try my best to add it to my  daily routine. Because Yoga is not an exercise but a lifestyle, a way to live life.

Happy Yoga to everyone!

 

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An Open Letter to My BFF (On Her Birthday)

 

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Happy Birthday Beautiful !

Wishing you an awesome birthday and incredible year ahead!

You are an amazing person with a beautiful heart and I am so proud of the woman you have become today. I  pray that your life will always be filled with love, happiness and success. I love you more than a word can express. I know, for some time we were not in touch with each other, but thanks to our lovely daughters because of whom we are close again. We can share our feelings, our laughs, our tears and our worries. Your friendship is a gift and hope it  gets stronger as years passed. I am so grateful to you for your love and support when I needed them the most. I love the way you keep encouraging me to do something better and not to fear or quit. You are a beautiful person, inside and out.

It’s so wonderful to have someone with whom I can share my secrets, my dreams, my sorrows and everything. You mean a lot to me. Thanks for being a part of my life.

I still remember our days together and miss all the fun we had together. I miss you so much and wish we could be together like we used to.  We might be miles apart, but I have always found you close to my heart.

Love you my dear, have the happiest birthday ever.

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Best Friend Forever

Being a human being, we all need a good friend in life.  In different phases of life, we meet many friends, some remain for short time and some for lifetime. In early childhood, my cousins were my best friends and very few friends outside. But as time passed we cousins moved to different cities and could hardly meet each other. And I got new circles of school friends and had lots of fun. But because of dad’s transferable job I had to switch several schools which was sometimes very difficult for me. As we moved to different cities, my close friends were left behind which made me sad, frustrated and lonely . I met new friends and believed that no friends stay with you forever and I learned to keep myself  happy with new friends.

I finished my schooling, went to college, then university.  I was so blessed to have many good friends in life. And I met a special friend in university. Both of us had entirely different personalities, I was a little shy, introvert while she was bold , confident and fearless. But we get along really well, and love to hang around with each other. It was a great fun being with her, like going for movies, window shopping, eating, night out, exploring new things and many more. I never hesitate to tell anything to her and we share our secrets. Meanwhile, I had some problems in my life, when she had supported me and help me out. I am grateful to her for being with me in my bad times. Every girl must have a girl best friend, because only a girl can understand another girl. Those were the awesome memories to preserve forever. But sadly, because of some misunderstandings created by others, we were drifted apart and stopped talking to each other.  I was sad because I had lost my dearest friend. In the meantime, we finished our masters and move on to different city for jobs. We were busy with our own lives, friends and never faced each other except in few get togethers. As time passed, both of us got married, but did not try to contact each other.

Out of the blue, one day I pinged her on facebook and started talking, then came to know that both of us  were expecting mothers. Motherhood is a wonderful gift in itself which not only make us happy, but wipe out all our troubles and makes us a better person. Keeping aside our old issues, we were very happy for each other and started sharing each other’s lives. Among girls, it’s a very common mistake, instead of talking and sorting out the things, we know  usually keep mum and don’t resolve the problems.

I was so glad that both of us were blessed with beautiful daughters at almost same time and after that, we bonded to each other so much. We loved to talk on miscellaneous topics, like our interest, spouses, parenthood, travel, style, fashion, blog and help relieve each other’s anxieties. I never felt lonely again, because I had my best friend with whom I can share my bloomy and gloomy days. Now, we are living in different countries but miles apart we are close to the heart.

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I wish, we’ll be best friends forever, till we are old and wrinkly.

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