Thursday, April 8, 2010
Improvement of body luster and general health-When your mind focuses on a particular part of the body, the blood flow to that part increases and cells receive more oxygen and other nutrients in abundance.
Improvement in concentration - Many of the athletes and sports professionals regularly employ meditation methods. Studies have found a direct correlation between concentration exercises (meditation) and the performance level of sports professionals. Meditation strengthens the mind, it comes under control and is able to provide effective guidance to the physical body to effectively execute all its projects.Though meditation is usually recognized as a largely spiritual practice, it also has many health benefits. The yoga and meditation techniques are being implemented in management of life threatening diseases; in transformation of molecular and genetic structure; in reversal of mental illnesses, in accelerated learning programs, in perceptions and communications beyond the physical, in solving problems and atomic and nuclear physics; in gaining better ecological understanding; in management of lifestyle and future world problems.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
A story about deaths on Mumbai’s overcrowded train sytem puts our transport woes into perspective.
About 17 people died every weekday on Mumbai’s suburban rail network last year – a record for what may well be the world’s deadliest stretch of track.
Details of the death toll confirm the horror stories told by veteran commuters in India’s financial capital, a group long inured to the sight of body parts littering the line.
The figures, which were obtained for The Times using India’s Right to Information Act, show that the maximum fatalities – 3443 out of a total of 4357 in 2008 – were caused by people being knocked down by trains while trespassing on the tracks.
The next biggest portion of deaths – 853, or more than three every working day – were of passengers who fell (or were pushed) from carriages, which have no doors and are often crammed dangerously full.
Another 41 people perished after being battered by trackside poles while hanging out of overcrowded trains. Twenty-one were electrocuted by power cables as they sat on the roof – a location often chosen to avoid paying for tickets that cost only pennies.
Guys Life is precious ,do not lose it under tracks...