Healthy Life

Yoga and Depression

Yoga and Depression

An essay first published in April 2017. My dad’s yoga practice was as dependable as mangoes in Chennai’s summer and Carnatic music concerts in December. I don’t think he missed a single day of sirasasana and sarvangasana—perfectly aligned head and shoulder stands,...
A Cookbook for Healthy Living – Deepa’s Secrets

A Cookbook for Healthy Living – Deepa’s Secrets

We live in an era where mass media is utilized for Mass Interpersonal Persuasion. As early as 1938, Orson Welles caused nationwide panic with his realistic over-the-radio rendition of a Martian invasion of Earth when he narrated War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells....
A Cookbook for Healthy Living – Deepa’s Secrets

A Cookbook for Healthy Living – Deepa’s Secrets

We live in an era where mass media is utilized for Mass Interpersonal Persuasion. As early as 1938, Orson Welles caused nationwide panic with his realistic over-the-radio rendition of a Martian invasion of Earth when he narrated War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells....
An Invisible Storm: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

An Invisible Storm: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The swish of a pink, wet tongue on my face, “Wake up mommy, it’s all okay,”—I had fainted and I woke up lying on the rug with my furry friend licking my face. I put out my arms to embrace him. He knew that I would soon be on the couch, patiently waiting for the sun to...
Gifts From Nature

Gifts From Nature

Indian Superfoods. By Rujuta Diwekar. Published by Westland Ltd. Paperback, 174 pages. You have probably read about superfoods that will boost your health. Blueberries, kale, almonds, broccoli, sweet potato, goji berries, and many more are roundly praised. While these...
Think Away Your Chronic Pain

Think Away Your Chronic Pain

In his book, The Divided Mind, John Sarno describes the case of a young engineer who was suffering from severe back and leg pain for over eight months. He had tried conventional treatments, but to no avail. His MRI showed a herniated disk for which he had been advised...