Benefits of Yoga

Increased Flexibility

The heat allows you to safely reach new levels of flexibility. The warmer our muscles, ligaments and joints become the more length and movement we’re able to find within them.

Cardiovascular Strength

Practicing in a heated room means your heart rate rises to a quicker rate in order to maintain the body’s temperature. Combined with a fast flowing practice using all of your muscles to hold poses, your body is having a good cardiovascular workout.

Mindful in The Moment

Unlike other exercises yoga has that added beauty of making you feel at one with yourself. During that one-hour class you literally forget everything and just focus on YOU. Your body, your breathing and how you feel when you’re doing the various poses.

Detoxing Inside and Out

With all of that sweating you’ll be doing wonders for your skin. From the moment you step into the room and start sweating, your pores open flushing out toxins. The yoga practice itself also detoxifies your muscles, organs and glands.

Feel Stronger

If you attend class regularly you will start to improve your balance, stability and overall joint health. The results of yoga can be addictive! Once you notice how far you’ve come you become more invested in it.

Remember – if you have an injury then please consult a doctor before starting yoga and be sure to let your teacher know. 

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Why self care?

Candle lit bubble baths, a facemask, getting your nails done are all nice things to do for yourself. A bit of ME time is always good to have, we all need some TLC from time to time. But although these acts are all a form of self-care, there are a lot of other things which count towards loving yourself.

First off, no one can tell you how you should engage in self-care. There’s no right or wrong way to practice it. Just listen to what your hearts really wants to do and do it. We all know about the types of self-care published over social media, the pamper sessions, the shopping trips, the manicures – and there is nothing wrong with doing that but there are also other self-care practices too, that aren’t ranted and raved about online.

So apart from the glamorised forms of self-care, which we all know and love how here are some other ways to show yourself some love…

Doing The Basics

Sometimes when you’re really struggling to get through the day for whatever reason even simple things like taking a shower, brushing your hair, getting dressed and fuelling your body with good food all count as self-care. These small everyday tasks which people are so used to doing can actually feel monumental if you’re going through something difficult. Whether it’s personal stress or professional stress, life can really get you down sometimes so if you can motivate yourself to take that first step out of bed feel damn good about it!

It’s Ok To Say No

If you’re a bit of a people pleaser the word ‘no’ probably doesn’t exist in your vocabulary. However, it’s important that you’re not forcing yourself into things just because you feel bad if you say no. You don’t have to go to every party, event or even cinema date with your friends if you don’t feel up to it. This doesn’t mean that you’re being boring or you don’t want to see your friends. After a long week at work sometimes you just want to get in your pjs and chill out on the sofa. Remember you are entitled to decline if you need some downtime, don’t ever feel guilty for that!

Acknowledging What Hurts Your Heart

Writing a list of everything that upsets you is actually quite therapeutic. Are there any particular people who are draining your energy? Are there any personal conflicts on you mind? Are you part of something, which no longer makes you happy? Write a solution down to every point and one by one act upon it. If you have to cut people out your life or limit interactions with them – do it! Don’t feel guilty about putting your own needs first.

 Being Kinder to Yourself

We all feel compassionate towards others. You know like when your friend is upset and you instantly just want to hug them, support them and help make them feel better. We need to apply this same level of compassion to ourselves. Too often people are their own worst critic, constantly judging themselves and feeling bad about things they’ve said and done. During times like this it’s important to accept your feelings and rather than beat yourself up about it create a caring space for yourself. A place where instead of feeling angry with yourself and going over things multiple times you take a step back and basically be your own best friend.

Self-care is more than just treating yourself on the weekend; it’s about making positive choices for your long-term wellbeing. So please remember to celebrate those small self-care victories, even if they don’t involved glitter bath bombs.

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Nine by Sweta Samota

 

Nine 
by Sweta Samota 
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2151 KB
Print Length: 361 pages
ASIN: B07KWDLLZG
 
Ranking on amazon.in 
 
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars   5 customer reviews
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,781 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#54 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children & Young Adults > Family, Personal & Social Issues
#153 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Indian Writing
#292 in Books > Children’s & Young Adult > Family, Personal & Social Issues
 
 
Nine is a fast-paced nail-biting story of a compulsive decoder Ila Sharma who is chased by the evil and the good to uncover a thousand years old powerful Indian mystery that can alter the world. 
 
Ila Sharma 
A beautiful teenager, stubborn compulsive decoder, National puzzle champ, is a magnet for troubles due to her gifted skills.
 
Undercover agent 
An agent with a Bond-like talent, attitude, and skill is given the task to protect Ila Sharma from the lurking unknown danger.
 
Mystery 
Everyone is chasing to solve this eye-popping mystery to own the secret it protects.
 
Read how Ila and the agent steer from one problem to another unknown danger, fighting to not fall in love and finish the fate-altering mission.
 
Nine is one such journey that will have you biting your nails or gasping for breath but one that you cannot abandon till all the pieces of the jigsaw fall in place.
Read this absolute page-turner story!
It would be great if you can add this book to your TBR

Sweta Samota (Ex Senior Engineer, B.E. Computers and PGDMM) is an Indian novelist who writes romance, mystery and thriller. She also conducts creative writing workshops. She is a Writer, Authorpreneur, Thinker, Speaker, Runner and a ChangeMaker. Won The Story Award by SheThePeople.Tv in Flash Fiction. 
 

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Perfectionism vs OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder where you feel the overwhelming need to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly or have certain thoughts repeatedly.

The obsessions create such an anxiety in your mind where you feel if you don’t carry out these actions something bad will happen. OCD can take over someone’s life to point that it stops them leading a full, happy and productive life.

OCD is a real condition that deserves compassion and understanding. Which is why it’s so frustrating when people who haven’t got the condition say they have.

There are so many people who say things like: “Oh I’m so OCD…” But in actual fact they haven’t got it, they’re just perfectionists who have extremely high standards when it comes to certain things.

Perfectionists can get hung up on things like, how well they did at work that day, if their outfit matches their nails, or if they got all the creases out the shirt they ironed. Yes, they like things a certain way and they will do what they have to to achieve that. But they don’t have the irrational, excessive thoughts that come with wanting things a certain way like OCD sufferers do.

Perfectionists choose to do things in a particular way and it doesn’t affect their quality of living or interfere with their everyday routine. People with OCD have to do things a particular way and it affects their life in so many ways.

If you’re concerned that you may have OCD it’s important to get help especially if it’s having a significant impact on your life. You’re not alone and there are support groups and websites like OCD Action which can help.

It’s so important we all recognise the seriousness of OCD and how it affects people and help spread awareness. By doing this hopefully people will understand and refrain from misusing a serious illness as a word to describe their personal traits.

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Bestseller by Ahmed Faiyaz

Blurb: Akshay Saxena, an out of work editor of a defunct literary magazine in the UK, is told to move to India for a year to help shore up the value of Kalim, an ailing Indian publisher. Akshay finds himself in a job where he has to do the impossible. Angus Lee, the new owner of Thomson Lee Books, wants at least five bestsellers in the coming year, failing which the business would be wound up. He has to find a way of making a success out of books he would never publish or would never even read. To complicate things further, he has to contend with motley crew of has-beens and misfits working for the publishing house as well as wannabe writers, dealing with their follies and derisive tactics, and battle his own affections for Zorah Kalim, the impulsive daughter of his former boss. Will he succeed in bringing out that one ‘bestseller’ from his publishing house? And what about his own life and love in office? Find out in this riveting read.

About the author: Ahmed Faiyaz is the bestselling author of Love, Life & All That Jazz…, Another Chance, Scammed and the editor of the Urban Shots anthologies. He was born and raised in Bengaluru. Apart from being a passionate writer, he dabbles with film-making and travels to lesser-known destinations to better understand life and the times we live in. He lives and works in Dubai, with his two boys and their tabby cat named, Bob.

Review: Akshay Mathur, 30+ aged divorced person is terminated from a UK based magazine. He is compelled to work in India at Kalim Publishing that frequently bargains nature of literature.Things dependably don’t go his direction and the supremo of the distributing bites the dust a grievous passing. The onus is on him to keep the machine gear-piece in the wheel turning.He is given a final offer of putting five books on the success outlines inside a year by Angus Lee who has a noteworthy stake in Kalim distributing.

Akshay is encompassed by an accumulate of brilliant characters – Sita, secretary of Iqbal Kalim, Tarun -CEO and writers like Sudhir, Vinod Dutta, Anya Malik who are in converses with the distributing house for distributing their books in the science fiction, erotica and sentiment genres. The street isn’t smooth for Akshay and his group as they are always under flame for supporting VIP Roshan Khan. Will Akshay be able to deal with various creators getting his throat looking at for the smash hit diagrams ? Will he be able to live on others desires on the expense of trading his own advantages and respect?

I have personal experience of working in a publication house. Akshay’s character was fleshed out well, the story was from his point of view. His change from a go getter to an individual inclination defensive towards his endeavour was cheering to witness.

The writing style and setting of the book was convincing and good. Every character have been planned and grown appropriately. There were funny moments in Tarun’s activities and cheered at how Akshay manages it in the end. Their discoursed and clever trades were astounding. This book was completely a single sitting reading for me. you want to peruse something new and similarly engaging, do check this book. It is great! I loved the title “Best Seller” – indeed it is one.

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Deceptive Baritone by Reshma Ranjan

 

Deceptive Baritone 
by Reshma Ranjan
 
 
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Sitara Menon is eager to meet the man for whom she has been carrying the torch since her teenage years. She hopes to rekindle their love and romance.
 
Giriraj Parapuram, one of the lead vocalists of the Benson Town Rock Band, considered music, their band and his friends his world. The last thing he wanted was to come face to face with the woman who had made him lose his faith in women and love.
 
Sitara organizes the concerts in Denver for the US tour of the Benson Town Rock Band, eager to meet Giri, mesmerized by his baritone voice, sweet memories and an unforgettable passion.
 
Giri is shocked to find the girl of his dreams changed into a woman who challenges him, infuriates and brings out his baser instincts.
 
Will their past force them apart yet again or will their desires bring them together? 
 
Will Sitara be able to rekindle their romance?
 
Will Giri be able to trust and love her again?
 
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About the author
 
 
Here is a passionate romantic who loves literature and has created many happy ending in her imagination, for every movie or book with a sad conclusion.
 
She soon began to create her own characters and situations, creating plenty of romances and happy endings to satisfy her imagination. “But for my laziness and diffidence,” says Reshma “I would have penned umpteen stories of unexpected pairs meeting and falling in love, overcoming troubles and hurdles to unite for a lifetime.”
 
A voracious reader, Reader, Reshma is a poet as well and feels that she would be blessed as a writer if she could bring a happy content sigh on the reader’s lips.
 

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Guardian Angel by Ruchi Singh

About the Book:
 


The Man
Security expert Nikhil Mahajan is in mortal danger. Gravely injured and unable to see, he is in the midst of hostile strangers in an unknown place. Any hope of survival is fast fading away. 
 
The Angel
Should an innocent man be left to die just because he had been in the wrong place at the wrong time? Someone has to intervene.













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#1
He walked across the few yards of the forest toward his freedom, leaving behind his guardian angel. He walked across the road to the army cantonment fence leaving behind a piece of his soul. His chest, it seemed, would explode but for the heavy weight pressing on his lungs.

#2
Taking the support of the wall, head bent down, he stood under the shower with the water running down his face, and wept. The adrenaline rush of keeping himself alive receded as he emptied the fears, worries, and helplessness of the past month down the drain with the bathwater. The thought of being able to see his parents soon made him more emotional. He sniffed and sniveled, and resolved to take back control of his life. And most of all, he resolved to do something about those monsters back in the Tral forest.

Reviews for Guardian Angel:
 
I couldn’t have begun the New Year with a better read! Thrilling, fast-paced, edgy…Ruchi Singh is on top of her game with this unputdownable book! ~ Adite

The build up to the culmination is fantastic – the suspense carries through to the end. The romance simmers and sparkles. ~ Reet Singh 
 
Guardian Angel is a brilliant thriller set in Kashmir in which both the principal characters are in deep trouble. This sets the tone for a nail-biting story. There is no let up in the suspense and the book kept me hooked till the last page. I liked the ending immensely! ~ Jennifer Thompson
About the Author:
Winner of TOI WriteIndia Season 1, Ruchi Singh is a novelist, and writes in two genres; romance and romantic thriller. A voracious reader, she loves everything—from classics to memoirs to editorials to chick-lit, but her favourite genre is ‘romantic thriller’. Besides writing and reading, her other interests include dabbling with Indian classical dance forms.
 

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SHWETA KA SWAYAMVAR (Romantic Shorts #6) by Sundari Venkatraman

 

Print Length: 55 pages
Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published) 
Publication Date: October 26, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Available on Kindle Unlimited 
Genre: Romance, Short Story
 
When Shweta receives an irrefutable offer from a TV production house to participate in the reality show Shweta ka Swayamvar, she’s not as excited as she should be. And there’s a reason for it.
 
Adi is attracted to Shweta the moment he sets eyes on the fashion model cum TV actress. But he just doesn’t get an opportunity to woo her as he rushes off to the US for his father’s heart surgery. 
 
Disappointed at not meeting Adi or knowing of a way to contact him, Shweta signs up for the show, unaware of the surprise that awaits her when the shooting begins…
 
Are the two of them—Adi and Shweta—meant for each other or will fate keep throwing hurdles in their path? Read the full story to know more.
 
*A shorter version of this story was published before in the anthology Matches Made in Heaven
  
It would be great if you can add this book to your TBR

Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author who has 40 titles (36 books & 4 collections) to her name, all Top 100 Bestsellers on Amazon India, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada and Amazon Australia in both romance as well as Asian Drama categories. Her latest hot romances have all been on #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.
 
Even as a kid, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome as she grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end. 
 
Soon, into her teens, Sundari switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years. 
 
Then came the writing – a true bolt out of the blue! And Sundari Venkatraman has never looked back.

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Guardian Angel by Ruchi Singh

 

Guardian Angel by Ruchi Singh 
File Size: 709 KB
Print Length: 168 pages
Publication Date: December 26, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B07MDHHP27
Genre: Romance/ Short Read 
 
Ranking on amazon.in 
 
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Romantic Suspense
#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Indian Writing
#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crime, Thriller & Mystery
 
A thrilling tale of unconditional love amidst danger and certain death.
 
 
The Man
Security expert Nikhil Mahajan is in mortal danger. Gravely injured and unable to see, he is in the midst of hostile strangers in an unknown place. Any hope of survival is fast fading away. 
 
The Angel
Should an innocent man be left to die just because he had been in the wrong place at the wrong time? Someone has to intervene. 
It would be great if you can add this book to your TBR

Author of the bestselling romantic thriller ‘The Bodyguard’, Ruchi Singh is an IT professional turned novelist. Her other published novels are ‘Take 2’ and ‘Jugnu (Firefly)’. Winner of TOI Write India Season 1, Ruchi has also published a short story collection, ‘Hearts and Hots’, besides being a contributing author to many anthologies.
 

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