23 August, 2014

The weekend

There is yin and yang all balanced around us. Day and night, positive and negative.
Today morning I heard this wonderful thought- We all have problems. But what I pray to God is- give me those small problems that I can tackle and nothing major. Little problems that can be solved, will keep us going and will make life beautiful. 
It was a mixed day of little problems along with brightness and sunshine of meeting happy friends.
Little problems like upset stomach, locking myself outside the house with keys left inside. Thankfully husband dear is a solution to such mistakes that I do and comes as a savior. 
I was wanting to have a super chilled weekend. That did not happen.
God do you have better plans for me?

21 August, 2014

Versatile garments

I had bought this versatile piece in Buenos Aires. It can be worn as a top or as a skirt or dress. These are the few ways how I wore it. See here.  Here I wore it as different styles of top. Today I wore it as a skirt. 
The top by Mis amores, I am wearing front side back. See how I wore it earlier here.

20 August, 2014

Google vs Bing

We all know about Google. In fact, now we do not even say "search it". We just say, "google it".
But of late I have been using Bing a lot. I have to admit, it is better than google. It gives more appropriate and intelligent results. It is strange to see how google has captured the big market and we do not research beyond google. We feel that google is answer to everything. It is not true. Ever since, I changed my search engine to bing, I have felt the difference. In the search bar on top, you have three options (in Mac) search through google, bing or yahoo. Ever since I switched to bing, my search results are more appropriate, intelligent and accurate. I feel more empowered. I know google has become part of our lives. But try switching to bing and notice the change and the difference. Now google has become too commercialized with ads taking its prime space. Similarly facebook is super commercialized. You see only paid ads. Switch to something more authentic and credible.

Good riddance

In Hindi we have a word- Panoti. It means a person who brings bad luck. Such people in English are referred to as, "Good riddance". It is best to get rid of them ASAP and make your life beautiful.
Such people spread misery, misfortune, bad health, stress, fights, chaos, etc wherever they go. 
If you know any such person, run in the opposite direction. 
You may do anything for these people but they will be thankless and ungrateful. You may bend backward. But that would not suffice for them. In the end, what you will receive is allegations, accusations, insults, negativity. It is so not worth it.
On the contrary, you will observe that getting rid of them, will make your life smooth, easy and  stress free. You will be a better and happier person. You will suddenly have good fortune coming from all sides. 
Sometimes we try and try harder. We try to be nicer, more giving and hope against hope to improve things. But sooner you realize that it is so not worth it, to spend your efforts on such people, the better your life will be.
Last but not the least, when you decide to move away and break free of such people, their last resort is insults, insinuations, abuses and finally threats. Pay heed to no such things. Break free and move on. 

Yoga Asanas

Paschimottasana or seated forward bend asana is excellent for spinal stretch and toning of abdomen. It is benefecial for stretching the hamstrings, lower back and relieves sciatica.

Purvottasana or inverse plank position, is opposite of the above asana. It works on the core and bends backward as opposed to the above asana that bends forward. Make sure that you do not bend the knees and touch your toes on the floor, keeping the legs straight. This asana helps to stanbilize the pelvis and strengthens the legs.

Vasistasana or the side plank position, shown below, strengthens the arms, wrists and shoulders. It stabilizes the core and stretches the obliques. i.e the sides of the waist. It improves balance and focus.