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YOGA AND SINUSITIS Dr. P.B. Rajput. There are about a dozen air sinuses in the human skull. Most of these are so placed that they drain out in the nasal cavity by gravity only. The large maxillary sinus has disadvantage; its ostium is small and is placed in such a place that any defect in nasal cavity (e.g. defects in mucosal lining, middle turbinate or nasal septum) will lead to closure. Thus the maxillary sinus for its normal functioning requires two things (1) good ventilation and (2) good blood supply to maintain cilliary function. So it is that this maxillary sinus in return depends on healthily maintaining nasal cavity. Any defect in the nasal cavity, either due to deviated nasal septum, hypertrophy of middle turbinate or mucosal collection will lead to proper ventilation of the nasal cavity which in turn will lead to maxillary ostium. Repeatedly poor drainage will leas to change of ciliated epithelium pattern. Mucosal lining of nasal and paranasal sinuses are under the supreme control of the sphenopalatine ganglia, which in turn is a part of the parasympathetic (autonomous) system. Infection, allergy, tension and emotions are the important factors controlling Mucosa.

Stories that stir INDIFFERENCE   Dr. Patanjali J. YogendraSatan is once briefing his lieutenants on the techniques of tempting men. He tells his men that the object of this exercise is not teaching men to be just indifferent, nor persuading them to be evil, but the intention...

CAN ONE ENJOY GOOD HEALTH IN  MODERN TIMES                                                                                                             Shri Yogendraji                    In the ancient period the laws of nature were universal, but even though the laws have...

WILL POWER H. Sequiera Through the practice of yoga, one can strengthen one's will power. One does not have to do heroic things to develop one's will power. Doing some simple yoga practices, regularly and with devotion can enhance one's will power. Some selected Pranayama also do the same. Keeping the mind one pointed, while doing the yoga practices, followed by focusing the mind on a candle light, or on one's breath or doing any concentration-centering practice also helps. This enhanced will power then can be applied to the daily chores. Without delay and procrastination it one does the entire chores one has to do willingly and with attention also enhance the will power. Improving one's self control in all dealings during the day, by control of thought and speech also helps. Holding one's tongue (metaphorically that is), also helps one to develop will power and thus control the mind. A short period of 'mauna' (inner and outer silence) greatly helps to develop our will. Control on one's diet is also helpful. Eating at fixed times, foods that enhance one's mental energy is a good way to develop the will. This control also extends to the quantity of food. Going to bed early and getting up early helps one to plan one's day and then apply one's will power to do all things well, with attention and precision. Thus Yoga provides us a framework to improve our will - drop by drop - and develop our will. To develop the will one does not have to do heroic things or think too much; just do it.

DRAWING A LINE by Sudha N. DesaiRani's husband used to admire her qualities of cleanliness and meticulousness. He often praised her in front of his friends and colleagues. She used to keep the house spic and span. Everything would be in its place. Clothes neatly ironed, the children's...

Talk by Judge Shri DharmadhikariI have a liking for Yoga, I have less of an understanding of Yoga. I do find some time to study Yoga and practice it. My people at home do keep telling me that if the judge does not remain poised everything will go haywire. And to keep the judge in a state of equipoise, Yoga is a must. This much I can say with my own experience and the experience of others. When I was informed that Truth was my subject of presentation today, I was in a way relieved because Truth was your subject of presentation today, I was in a way relieved because Truth is intimately connected to Justice with which I am connected. In one of his Ashram talks Gandhiji said that Yoga brings about equipoise in man and take him towards Aparigraha and he is prevented from hoarding things beyond his immediate needs and all these are following the path of truth. Friends, it is very easy to talk about Yoga, but to follow it in everyday practice is extremely difficult. Today if there is any leading light for our judges, advocates and courts it is Mahatma Gandhi. You will also find reference to him in many of the judgments of the Supreme Court and the High Courts. You should understand that this is because truth has a lot of bearing on the administration of justice. You just mentioned that when we go to court, we swear that we shall speak the truth and nothing but the truth.

CAN YOU MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONS - B. L. AgrawalaThere is general misconception that "Yoga stands for Physical Culture", that is, certain physical exercises like stretching, bending, compressing etc. Also that one can keep fit by exercising one's legs, hands, body or by making certain body movements like jumping, jogging, walking,...

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