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Stay Refresh with Watermelon

Watermelon Juice

Known for its refreshing properties and nutritional value, watermelon juice is the best way to beat the heat. Having a glass of watermelon juice not only holds you hydrated but also assists you in getting a radiant skin.

Rich in vitamin A, B6 and C which keeps your skin fresh and hydrated. Watermelon has 92 percent of water and contains great amount of lycopene, which is known to protect your skin against sunburn and damage.

One daily serving of watermelon or watermelon juice will protect your skin from sun damage, keep your skin free from blemishes and make your skin looking fresh and supple.

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Build Up your Immune System with Orange

Orange Juice

Oranges contain high levels of vitamin C and has many health benefits for your heart, skin, weight and more. It has long been known as a powerhouse of healing properties, and one of the richest sources of vitamin-C that you can add to a diet.

By drinking a glass of orange juice a day can keep your skin glowing and keep the common cold at bay. This is attributed to the fact that oranges have more than 60 flavonoid antioxidants.

The range of health benefits for oranges includes its ability to boost our immune system, reduce signs of aging, protect against cancer, boost cellular repair and metabolism, detoxify the body, improves circulation and blood pressure, reduces inflammation, and lowers cholesterol levels.

Eating an orange a day also provides this health benefit, but it’s more likely people today would rather drink a glass of orange juice after their meal, rather than eat the orange itself.

Start squeezing the juice!


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Uttarabodhi Mudra

Uttarabodhi Mudra

Uttarabodhi mudra is the mudra of highest enlightenment. It refreshes the mind, body and soul and is useful to remove fear and anxiety. This mudra is said to be able to help one de-stress and improve concentration by purifying the mind from negative thoughts.

Hold the hands in front of the solar plexus, at the level of your stomach. Interlock the fingers. Index fingers and thumbs of both hands should be joined together. The index fingers should be pointing to the ceiling and thumb should point to downward direction to the floor. Hold this mudra for as long as you want.

Affirmation : My partnership with the powers of the cosmos allows my life to appear in a new light.


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8 Health Benefits of Tea

Camomile Tea

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, and can be found in almost 80% of all households. Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves.

Studies have found that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; encourage weight loss; lower cholesterol; and bring about mental alertness. Tea also appears to have antimicrobial qualities.

Read on to find out why tea rocks your health.

  1. Tea can boost exercise endurance. Scientists have found that the catechins (antioxidants) in green tea extract, increases the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, thus improving muscle endurance.
  2. Drinking tea could help reduce the risk of heart attack as it is known to protect against cardiovascular and degenerative diseases.
  3. The antioxidants in tea might help protect against a number of cancers, namely breast, colon, colorectal, skin, lung, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, ovarian, prostate and oral cancers. But don’t rely solely on tea to keep a healthy body as it is not a miracle cure for all.
  4. Tea is hydrating to the body (even despite the caffeine!).
  5. Tea could keep waist circumference in check. In one study, participants who regularly consumed hot tea had lower waist circumference and lower BMI than the non-consuming participants.
  6. Tea could be beneficial to people with Type 2 diabetes. Studies suggest that compounds in green tea could help diabetics better process sugars.
  7. Green tea has been found to improve bone mineral density and strength.
  8. Tea might be an effective agent in the prevention and treatment of neurological diseases, especially degenerative diseases (think Alzheimer’s). While many factors influence brain health, polyphenols in green tea may help maintain the parts of the brain that regulate learning and memory.


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Kundalini Mudra

Kundalini Mudra

Kundalini mudra awakens the sexual force. It is the unification of masculine and feminine, the opposites in the polarity. Above all, this mudra symbolize the unification of the individual soul with the cosmic soul. The four encircling fingers of the right hand symbolize the outer, perceptive world; while the left index finger is our mind and soul, while the thumb represents the Divine.

Form a loose fist with both hands. Now extend your left index finger and stick it into the right fist from below. Place the pad of the right thumb on the left fingertip. Hold the mudra as low as possible in front of your abdomen.

Affirmation : I love beauty, and beauty loves me.


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Dragon Fruit

Dragonfruits

Dragon fruits have a good number of nutrients. They are rich in:

  • Anti-oxidants to fight against free radicals
  • Vitamin C to improve your immunity
  • Vitamin B for carbohydrates metabolism
  • Calcium for strong bones and teeth
  • Omega-3 and Omega-6 from its seeds to reduce triglycerides and lower the risk of heart disorders
  • Carotene and Protein
  • Minerals such as Iron and Phosphorus for healthy blood and tissue formation

Have a glass of Dragon Fruit Juice with honey every week for a healthier body!

Ingredients:
1 Dragon Fruit
1/2 Lemon or 2 lime (squeeze for juice)
1 tablespoon of honey

Instructions

  1. Cut off the skin of Dragon Fruit and cut it into smaller pieces.
  2. Put dragon fruit, lemon juice and honey into blender.
  3. Blend evenly and serve in glass with ice cubes.


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Rudra Mudra

Rudra Mudra

The Rudra Mudra helps to govern and activate the solar plexus chakra. It treats exhaustion, fatigue and general weakness. According to the 5 Element Theory, the centering force is associated with the earth element which rules the stomach, spleen and pancreas. This mudra strengthens the earth element and its organs in the body.

Place the tips of your thumb, index finger and the ring finger together. Extend the other two fingers in a relaxed way. Practise with both hands for about five minutes three times a day.

Affirmation : I rest at my centre and draw strength and joy from my centre.