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A guest post by Jhilmil Breckenridge The unquiet mind Can you be with this one breath, This moment, this now? —Paul Salmon Mindfulness is defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts, as “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally […]
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A guest post by Ambika Singh Rikhye There are butterflies in your stomach when you meet the love of your life. You get sweaty palms and your heart literally skips a beat. You look forward to meeting him every day and introducing him to your friends and family. Finally, you settle down with him. This […]
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Originally published in To Be Healthy http://tobehealthy.me/blogs/tbh-nutrition/125201799-2016-whats-up-wellness We are often inundated with too much information on what superfoods to eat and what teas to drink and what to avoid. With so many schools of thought, its only natural that one gets confused. Here’s the lowdown on the few thing’s you should focus on, if you […]
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I absolutely love the holidays and who wouldn’t – you get to spend quality time with your family and friends, eat your favourite treats and spend nights by the fire. No matter where you live- the winter is synonymous with celebrations, late nights, rounds of cocktails, calorific food and a whole lots going out. Let’s […]
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My sister Gayatri and I went to the Lodhi on a balmy summer afternoon for a session of Pilates, Yoga, TRX followed by an indulgent hair ritual at the Salon. Here are our thoughts. Gayatris’ POV- I signed up for 2 hours of Yoga, Pilates and TRX in a rush of excitement. In anticipation of […]
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I visited Blossom Kochhar’s Spalon, in the last week of May. The Spalon, i.e. spa + salon, is located in one of the quieter parts of Hauz Khas Village. The main entrance opens into the shop area, while visitors have to walk through to the back to reach the Spalon. Coming back to the shop, […]
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Last week, I visited the Lodhi Hotel Spa after two long years. I learned that Sandie Johannsen had left Spa operations to join The Four Seasons in the Maldives and Meena Gurung has replaced her as the new Spa director. Like Sandie, Meena is an incredible woman who is brimming with ideas about health and […]
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Cholesterol, a lipid molecule, plays an important role in the human body. However, at high levels, it increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. Here are some ways in which you can reduce your cholesterol through small dietary changes. 1. Fruits and Vegetables- The pigments found in brightly coloured fruits and vegetables contain stanols and sterols, […]
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A strong immune system helps guard your body against the flu and infections. The winter often wreaks havoc on your system for two reasons. The lack of vitamin D and sunshine makes you more prone to infection, and drier air in the winter season means viruses thrive longer outside the body. It is extremely important […]
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Are you feeling drowsy and lethargic? Are you finding it difficult to cope  with skin problems like acne, wrinkles and dryness? Do you perpetually suffer from nausea, GI distress, bloating and cramps? If the answer to all these questions is yes – it’s time you gave your body a much needed break. Our bodies are […]
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