THE SWANS Tek Mirchandani Every visitor, who came and settled in their drawing room, looked around for the environment ambience. Finally stopped for a brief moment to admire the pair of White Swans displayed on the glass shelf along with other artifacts. The birds were small, made in white porcelain, but...

YOGA FOR WOMAN Mother Sitadevi Application of Yoga Though fostered in an atmosphere of sex prejudice, Yoga with its universal outlook refused admission to none. Yoga may therefore be practiced both by males as well as females. The yoga authorities go so far as to state that even a prostitute can...

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 stirINDIFFERENCE 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,...

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.

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