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Causes, Symptoms, Types and Treatment of Freckles

Freckles vary in color from red, light-brown, brown, tan, yellow or black. They are more prominent in summer and among lighter-skinned people or those with light or red hair. Women and men get freckles at a comparable rate.

  1. Causes – the main cause of the development of freckles is the skins exposure to the sun. Often freckles will fade when exposure to the skin is reduced or eliminated. Melanin is a broad term for a group of natural pigments found in the skin. The accumulating of melanin in one place usually results in a freckle. Addition, genetic factors and hormone abnormalities can cause freckles.
  2. Symptoms and Signs – freckles are irregular solitary spots that sometimes may be grouped together. This makes the freckles appear larger and cover a bigger portion of the skin. Commonality is found between freckles, age spots and pregnancy mask that are formed in sun exposed areas of the face, hands, chest and back. The accumulation of skin pigment melanin produce these welcome brown patches.
  3. Types – there are two types of freckles:
  • Ephelides – is a term that refers to flat spots that are red or light-brown, appear during the summer months and fade in the winter.
  • Lentigines – these are usually developed by children with the start of a small, tan, brown or black spot that tends to be darker than an ephelis-type freckle and typically does not fade in the winter.
  1. Treatment – there are several effective treatments for freckles:
  • Bleaching Creams – the most beneficial treatment for lightning freckles is consistently applying hydroquinone and kojic acid over a period of time. Vitamin A when applied over a period of time will make freckles lighter.
  • Chemical Peels – these are used to remove age spots, freckles, discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles by making the skin smooth and firm thus gradually curing freckles.
  • Cryosurgery – is a light freeze using liquid nitrogen.
  • Laser Removal -the laser projects an intense light on the affected area causing the light to be absorbed by the oxyhemoglobin and melanin, destroying the darker cells, leaving the healthy cells intact. This is the most effective method to remove freckles. A newer form of facial revitalization is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL). IPL delivers intensity to the superficial (epidermis) and deep (dermis) layers of the skin. Therefore the epidermis is denied damage and there is virtually no recovery time.

Knowing the facts about freckles, what causes them, the types and the various treatments available is for informational purposes. Consult a medical professional before starting any treatment plan or if you develop any unusual skin irritations.

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Meditation Tips from the Bhagavad Gita

Krishna has previously explained to Arjuna the need for living in a quiet and retired environment, even though active in the world. No matter how spiritual we like to think ourselves, our immediate environment and the condition of our body is a major factor in how our mind behaves in meditation. The external often dictates the condition of the internal. Now he takes up the subject of what the yogi should be doing in his retreat-whether at home or "on retreat" elsewhere. He has already mentioned the major activity, saying: "He should meditate on the Atman unceasingly." So he proceeded:

The yogi's seat (asana)

"The place where he sits should be firm, either too high nor too low, and he should first cover it with sacred grass, then with a deer skin; then lay a cloth over these." (Bhagavad Gita 6:11)

Krishna assumes that the yogi will be sitting on the ground-as was usual in India at that time and even today in many instances. We will look at that first and then consider other options.

The ground should be firm, either soft nor shifting as sand or gravel or on a heap of things that could slide. Sand is pulverized stone and after sitting awhile naturally becomes stone-hard. Not being soft indicates also that the ground should be dry.

The yogi should not perch himself in a tree, on the edge of a precipice, or in / on any place where he might fall off if he fell over-either in sleep or samadhi.

The place should be clean, without dirt or debris. It should also be pure, not in a place where evil things have taken place, nor in a ceremonially defiling place such as a cemetery, a grave, or a place where killing of any kind has taken place or there are the remains of sentient beings .

Dampness and cold are often properties of earth where the yogi may sit, so he is directed to first put down some kusha grass. Kusha grass is considered purifying, and rings woven of it are sometimes worn in worship to keep the hands really pure. It is also a remarkable insulator, both physically and metaphysically. In India I have used kusha mats with a blanket on top for sleeping on damp ground in bitterly cold weather, and was never bothered with either damp or cold-at least underneath me. Such mats also make very good meditation seats. However, only dried kusha grass is used in matting, and the edges are very sharp andiable to cut the one handling it carelessly.

To compensate for this, and to increase the insulating effect, a deer skin may be placed over the kusha grass. A deer skin is the only animal skin considered appropriate for the yogi's meditation seat (asana) because the vibration of the deerskin is neutral and therefore conducive to peace and tranquility. However, the deer must have died a natural death. To use the skin of a deer killed for its skin is to violate the precept of ahimsa. One of my vivid memories of the Hardwar bazaar is seeing deer skins for sale that had bullet holes in them. When I once expressed a disqualification of this to a shop owner, he was quite sympathetic and said: "I understand how you feel about the deer being shot by a gun. find you one that was killed with a bow and arrow. I will provide you with certification to that effect. " When I explained that I was objecting to the killing of the deer, no matter what form it took, I could see that he thought I was being quite eccentric. Neverheadless, leading yogis have told me themselves that the deer must have died naturally. This makes such a skin hard to come by, since decay will begin right away. But it is possible, for I have seen them.

To keep the deer skin from becoming worn (I knew one yogi that wore out a skin every four years because he traveled almost constantly), Krishna instructs that a cloth should be placed over that (my yogi friend did not do this). He does not specify what kind, but at the time of the Gita cotton or silk would have been the common types. (Because the silkworms are filled to get the silk thread, many yogis would not use silk, though it, too, has insulating properties.) Paramhansa Yogananda recommended wool cloth as it also insulates against soil currents as does kusha grass and silk. Sheepskins should not be used, as the sheep is killed to get it, whereas normal wool cloth is made from the wool sheared from the sheep without harm them.

There are two points mentioned here that you may think are inaccurate: cemeteries are not proper places for meditation, and no animal skins but deer skins are proper for yogis to use. Most of us have heard that crematory grounds are good places for meditation, and tiger skins are good to sit for for meditation. This is tantric tradition, not yogic tradition, and Krishna is purely a yogi.

The yogi's chair

In the West many yogis prefer to use a cushion on the floor or sit on a chair. Both are perfectly fine, for the posture that will soon be described by Krishna is possible in a chair. It is important that our meditation posture be comfortable and easy to maintain. If you can sit in a cross-legged position without your legs going to sleep and making you have to shift them frequently, that is very good. But meditation done in a chair is equally as good. Better to sit at ease in a chair and be inwardly aware than to sit cross-legged and be mostly aware of your poor, protesting legs.

The chair should be comfortable-not hard, yet not so "cushy" that you bob around when you sit upright. It should also be of a design that will prevent your falling over in deep relaxation. A padded armchair can be very good for this, or one which has a curved back that will keep you upright.

The chair should not be so high that your feet can not be resting flat on the floor, or so low that your knees are markedly above the base of your spine and can cause backache.

The insulation provided by kusha grass and deer skin are unnecessary when meditating in a chair so you need not bother with them. It is good if the chair can be used only for meditation. (The same applies to a pad or mat used for cross-legged meditation on the floor.). This will pick up the beneficial vibrations of your meditation, and when you sit on it your mind will become calm and your meditation easier. If you can not devote a chair to your meditation, find some kind of cloth or throw that you can put over a chair when you meditate and remove when you are done.

The inner seat

Shankara wrote a short essay in which he analyzed the symbolism of the eight "limbs" of Patanjali's Yoga. He says that the yogi's asana-seat-must be a steady mind which remains focused on its object of meditation. With this in mind, Krishna adds:

"As he sits there, he is to hold the senses and imagination in check, and keep the mind centered upon his object. (Bhagavad Gita 6:12)

The senses, their functions, and the inner memory of their past sensations in various forms are to be held at bay by the meditator. As he does so, absorbed in his meditation on the Divine, his heart becomes increasingly pure.

The yogi's posture

"His future will be motionless, with the body, head and neck held erect, and the vision indrawn, as if gazing at the tip of the nose. (Bhagavad Gita 6:13)

His future will be motionless . The Sanskrit text says the body should be held motionless (achalam) and steady (sthirah). As the yogi mediates his body should not move back and forth or side to side, but be completely still. This is ideal, but please do not think that Krishna is advocating some kind of self-torturing coercion of the body. He does not say we should sit as stiff as a petrified mummy. That is just self-torment. For the great yogic adepts also say that the posture must comfortable-easyful and relaxed. The Yoga Sutras say: "Posture should be steady and comfortable." The Yoga Vashishtha simply says: "He should sit on a soft seat in a comfortable postconducible to equilibrium." Shankara comments: "Let him practice a posture in which, when established, his mind and limbs will become steady, and which does not cause pain." Relaxation is the key, for the Yoga Sutras further say: "Posture is mastered by relaxation."

With the body, head and neck held erect . The Kaivalya Upanishad says: "Keeping the head, the neck and the body in a straight line." The purpose of this is to ensure that the upright body will be balanced and not move. The head should be held so the chin is parallel to the ground. As Shankara directs: "The chin should have held a fist's breadth away from the chest." This is done by making a fist, holding it against your neck, and letting your chin rest on your curled-together thumb and forefinger. You need not be painfully exact, about this. The idea is to hold your head at such an angle that it will not fall forward when you relax. Otherwise you will be afflicted with what meditators call "the bobs" -the upper body continuously dropping forward during meditation.

And the vision indrawn . As if gazing at the tip of the nose . The literal translation from the Sanskrit is: "Looking toward [samprekshya] the tip of his nose [nasikagram svam]." This means that your eyes should be closed, relaxed, and turned somewhat downward. " As though staring at the tip of the nose" indicates that your eyes should not be crossed-but just turned down at the angle that they would be if looking at the tip of the nose in a relaxed manner. To help you sense the right angle to turn your eyes down, touch the middle of your horizontal forefinger to the tip of your nose and look down at the finger without turning your eyes in. That way you can determine the angle without making yourself cross-eyed. The angle is important because turning the eyes all the way down may strain them and also tend to put us to sleep. So the eyes should be turned down, closed, relaxed, and then forgotten about. If they spontaneously move up or down in meditation, that is perfectly all right, but we should begin with them turned down.

He must not look about him . This is not so hard to manage-keep your eyes closed!

Common sense must always be used. For example, those with back difficulties should make compensation for them, and not mind if they can not sit fully upright.

Krishna makes no mention of the hands, because it does not really matter. Just rest them in your lap or on your thighs and forget about them.

The yogi's inner work

"So, with his heart serene and fearless, firm in the vow of renunciation, holding the mind from its restless roaming, now let him struggle to reach my oneness, ever-absorbed, his eyes on me always, his prize, his purpose. " (Bhagavad Gita 6:14)

Just as there are several points for the yogi's outer practice, so it is with his inner practice, and we should consider them. Here is Sargeant's literal translation of this verse: "With quieted mind, banishing fear, established in the brahmacharin vow, controlling the mind, with thoughts fixed on Me, he should sit, concentrated, devoted to me."

With quitted mind . Many people become impatient with themselves or their practice if right away their mind does not calm down, but that is why yoga is a practice and not a matter of instantaneous effect. After some sessions of practice the effect should begin and the mind start to quieten after the first minutes of meditation. After all, each day we have spent hours and hours stirring up our mind and forcing it into reactions of all kinds. Moreover, it is a living entity, not a machine that can be switched off with the flick of a finger. Right meditation practice will certainly still the mind after a bit. But we must be helping it by arranging our life in such a way that distractions will be minimal. Diet is also critical here. A rajasic or tamasic diet (to be discussed in the seventeenth chapter) hinders the efficiency of yoga meditation. And most of all, our thoughts and emotions condition the mind substance, making it either easier or more difficult to still.

Banishing fear . This is not often discussed in writings or talks on yoga, but it should be given attention. It is no surprise that when we sit for meditation we will find that our mind is restless and trivial. We also realize that long-buried impulses from the past-including past lives-may surface, such as anger, lust, greed, and so forth. But in so many lives, as well as this one, we have been in situations that produced a great range of fear in us, from simple apprehension to absolute terror. When such things surface we are not aware of the cause, only the fear itself, and this actually compounds the fear. The fear of death also can arise, because in meditation, as in sleep, there is an approximation of the withdrawal of the life force that occurs in death. I have known a few people who were bothered by the fear of death in the beginning of their meditation practice. How did they enhance it? By the practice of meditation itself-nothing special is needed. So when unreasoning fear rushes over us, we need only keep on as usual and it will be banished. At times we may feel anxiety at the sunset of sensory sensations in the body as well as the mind, and fear that we may be harmed by whatever is producing them. There is also fear in the form of doubt to be contended with: fear that our meditation may be of no effect, or fear that we will not attain as much as we should, and even fear that we will not live long enough to make any significant progress. All these are just vagaries of the ego-mind and should be ignored.

Established in the brahmacharin vow . Certainly, part of the "brahmacharin vow" is celibacy, for even non-monastics must live a disciplined and non-sensual life. The idea that God "created" or ordered marriage so men and women could have all the sex that they wanted in an approved setting is outrageous. All who aspire to true humanity-much less divinity-must be chaste in body and mind. Those who do not wish to so live should do as they please, but leave yoga alone. This is why Patanjali says that the first step in yoga is moral observation (yama-niyama) which includes brahmacharya-celibacy.

The Dharma Shastras which describe the correct life of non-monastics are quite explicit about the need for husband and wife to lead lives of continuity. See how the yogi parents of Paramhansa Yogananda lived it as presented in Autobiography of a Yogi. In the very first chapter we find: "Mother made a remarkable admission to my eldest sister Roma: 'Your father and myself live together as man and wife only once a year, for the purpose of having children.'" The fact that Yogananda, a devoted son and a pure-hearted yogi, would reveal this to the world in the pages of a book show how necessary he felt it was for both Eastern and Western readers to be shown the standard of chastity that yogis should observe in their life, not using their non-monastic status as excuse for less behavior. He underlined this later in the forty-fourth chapter, giving these words written to Mahatma Gandhi by his wife Kasturbai: "I thank you for the most perfect marriage in the world, based on brahmacharya and not on sex." Please note that these are examples of married yogis, not monks imposing their ideas on others. Also remember that the guru of Yogananda's parents was himself a married yogi, so there is no monastic influence in their case.

Having said all this, I must point out that the brahmacharin vow (vrata) involves the discipline, purification, control, and non-indulgence of all the senses. Furthermore, it is a vow-a voluntary resolution. Those who do not wish to make such a resolution need not do so. But they should not lie to themselves and others by claiming to be yogis.

Controlling the mind . When the mind is quieted, rendered fearless, and strengthened by the power (virya) accumulated through concern and discipline of the senses (for the word "virtue" is derived from the Latin word for power), then-and only then-it can be controlled.

With thoughts fixed on Me . The mind must not be made empty and static, for that would stagnation and conscious coma. Rather, thoughts that impel the consciousness towards God must be generated in a constant, though calm, stream. Patanjali says that the repetition of Om and Its meditation "is the way." But the Mundaka Upanishad is even more explicit, saying: "With mind absorbed and heart melted in love, draw the arrow and hit the mark-the imperishable Brahman. With a tranquil heart, take aim. Lose theself in him, even as the arrow is lost in the target …. Meditate on him as Om.

He should sit . Both body and mind need to be steady. Shankara says that asana means steadiness of mind as well as of body. It has been said that Buddha became enlightened because he knew how to "sit" through firm resolution, holding body and mind under his control.

Concentrated . The mind must be gathered up and made unitary. This is the meaning of the word "yukta" in this verse. The mind must be joined or "yoked" first to itself and then to God in the state of yoga, of union.

Devoted to me . Such union is not abstract, nor is it only awareness of our finite spirit-self. Rather, it is a filling of the consciousness with God as the eternal Object-Subject. Self-awareness is necessary, but only as the precursor of God-awareness. In that awareness we find our true self, which is why Jesus spoke of "losing" our life to "find" it in the greater, primal Life that is God.

The yogi's Goal

"If a yogi has a perfect control over his mind, and struggles continuously in this way to unite himself with Brahman, he will come at last to the crowning peace of Nirvana, the peace that is in me." Sargeant: "Thus, constantly disciplining himself, the yogi whose mind is subdued goes to nirvana, to supreme peace, to union with Me."

Ever keeping this in mind and following what Krishna has just told us, the yogi will come to the Goal unerringly and comparatively speaking-easily.

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Best Hair Follicle Booster – Stimulate and Strengthen Your Hair Follicles With Natural Remedies

Do you want strong, healthy and full hair? If yes, then you need a good quality hair follicle booster. There are many hair loss products on the market but natural remedies are the best because they do not contain chemicals that are harmful to your body. This article is going to tell you the ingredients to look for if you want to find a brand that really works.

The most common type of baldness is called alopecia; it is genetic and it accounts for about 95% of hairloss cases in the US. It is caused by DHT, which is a derivative of the male hormone called androgen (women have this hormone too); what happens is, as the hormone flows through your bloodstream, it is converted to DHT by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme.

Excess production of DHT causes problem; research shows that DHT attaches itself to the hair follicles, causing them to whither and consequentially leading to hair loss. It also shortens the growth stage of your hair; there there are no new hairs to replace the ones that fall off. Therefore, the best hair follicle booster is one that blocks DHT; one of the best ingredients is Minoxidil, which is approved by FDA for both male and female baldness.

When applied topically, Minoxidil is proven to block DHT; it also improves blood circulation on the scalp and gains the growth of new hair. Research shows that Minoxidil is effective and safe when used in 5% concentration for men and 2% concentration for women.

Another ingredient that effectively inhibits DHT is Saw palmetto; This has been used for centers for the treatment of prostrate disease. Other herbs include Muria pauma and Nettle root for men and Horsetail silica for women. Here, look for hair follicle booster that contains these ingredients.

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Top 7 Tips To Avoid Mistakes While Buying A Pergola

Pergolas have been redefined for the modern era. With so many options available, you can buy a pergola that will add value, beauty, and enjoyment to open spaces of all sizes and shapes. For example, the open air feeling of an arched pergola can transform a nice deck into your favorite hangout spot. Pergola choices are almost endless and buyers often tend to make some common mistakes that may be stressful in future. Having a checklist to shop for a pergola helps buyers avoid typical costly mistakes. Here are some tips that a pergola shopping checklist should include.

i) Choose the right material

ii) Go for thicker structures

iii) Notching and Hardware

iv) Do not ignore your local weather

v) Get details of manufacturer's warranty

vi) Reduce sizing errors to zero

vii) Amount of Assembly Required

Right Material: Ensure that you have chosen a pergola that will continue to look beautiful for ten years or more. The right choice of material is a key point. Most arched pergolas are built from Wood, Steel / Aluminum, Concrete, or PVC / Vinyl. Among them, wood is the most reliable and popular material. However, given a vast array of wood types which include California Redwood, Teak, Cedar, and Imported Hardwoods among others, buyers easily can get confused as to which of them would be best for their situation. Your wood choice is one of the primary factors in determining the longevity of your pergola.

Thicker Structures : Thicker wood pergola structures tend to last longer. Make sure you have compared wood thickness and the quality before buying. Check the amount and quality of fasteners your set includes. An easy way to compare 2 similarly sized Pergolas is to compare shipping weight. Shipping weight is an authentic indicator of the heft of competitive products.

Notching: Another important point to consider is notching. Notched pergolas last for longer times and have greater wind resistance capacity. So, while buying wood pergolas, ask their manufacturers if they are partly notched or fully notched. Buyers should be aware that not creating creates interlocking joints and this fortifies the structure. Also notching insures that all your timbers stay straight and true over the decades because they can not move. Most manufacturers skimp on notching partially or completely to reduce their construction costs and will tell you that hardware will take care of the issue. It does not. If just one of your Pergola's timbers has hidden stresses in it (quite common), as it weathers over the years, it will turn, twist or sag. This will cause your beautiful Pergola's lines to be ruined.

Moisture Issue : Less expensive materials often last longer in dry climates, while they may decrease gradually in the moist and harsh climates. Consider the amount of moisture in your local weather and long-term deceay issue. Drier gentle climate areas are easy on pergolas, but the quality of wood becomes an issue whenever there is significant moisture or weather extremes.

Manufacturer's Warranty : Before buying an arched pergola, make sure that you can get replacement parts in future years even though your pergola is custom-designed. Look for pergola manufacturers that have been in the business for at least five years. The advantage of choosing such a manufacturer is that they can be more reliable in terms of fulfilling their product warranty or helping you with replacement parts at any time.

Avoid Sizing Errors : Since most Pergola Buyers are one time buyers, many sizing errors are common. For example, a common mistake is to assume the positioning of the 4 corner posts is the size of the pergola being offered. For instance, if the four corner posts of a pergola are expected to sit on the corner of your brand new concrete pad that is 10 'x 12', and purchase a 10 'x 12' pergola, you will discover on receiving your pergola kit that the posts are set at 8 'x 10' to the outside corners. The reason is pergolas are always sized based on their roof size. And, in most cases, pergolas are recessed back from the roof edge anywhere from 8 inches to a couple of feet depending on the design (commonly 12 ") Custom design or sizing can be a good idea to get a suitable pergola for your place . Look for manufacturers that insist on shop drawings prior to building and take the time to check everything repeatedly and make sure that all measurement and details are agreed to in writing ahead of delivery time.

Assembly required / Assembly Instructions : Make sure you have collected assembly instructions from the manufacturers. Usually you can ask for and receive them via email prior to purchasing to see how much work you are in for. Most pergola kits are single day installs. If they are fully identified in the shop prior to shipping out, you should be confident to install them properly. Insist on assembly instructions prior to buying and ask if there is any carpentry work you must do on your end or not. The best kits are just like giant Lego sets that you just have to re-erect: no sanding, sealing, cutting, or drilling needed.

Pergolas made of quality timber tend to be a bit costlier than those made from less decay resistant woods. Your first real decision is how long you'd like the structure to last. Once you determine this, see if the manufacturer has warranties that match your requirements. If so, then you can move on to thinking about size and design and the orientation of your pergola. Most reputable pergola manufacturers will allow you to send in pictures of your backyard. They will also allow you to ask any questions regarding the product and its installation procedures. A good percentage of pergola installation requires some customization. Take the time to make your investment in an arched pergola fruitful by taking a few minutes to make sure the dimensions and the positioning is thought out.

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Astro Analyzing Kundalini Yoga

In every human being there is a source of divine energy called kundalini which mainly remains in dormant state in the individual, but when the kundalini energy arises and wake the seeker make rapid progress in the field of spirituality.

There are many similarities between microcosm's human body and macrocosm entire universe. All elements, all things present in universe are also present in the physical body. The planets and celestial bodies exert astrological vibrations upon our physical body which further influence our personality and spirituality. In a layman language we can say that at subconscious level the solar system is our larger body and the human body acts as a miniature solar system.

According to Indian astrology the essence of soul is influenced by the placement and power of Sun in the horoscope. Moon affects the mind, Mars influences the blood, Mercury affects speech and intellect, Jupiter denotes knowledge, Venus linked with seminal fluid and Saturn is the agent of mysterious experiences in the life.

The seat of kundalini is the point where Capricorn and Aquarius meets in the Root chakra where as the sign Leo and Cancer intersect at the Third eye or Ajna chakra. The psychic kundalini passage is denoted by the nodal axis with North Pole as Root chakra and South Pole as Ajna chakra.

Astrological factors influencing a kundalini yogi:

Kundalini Shakti axis: Rahu / Ketu nodes indicates serpentine kundalini power axis. Rahu represents ego and physical body its desires and gratification and placed at North Pole or the Root chakra. Ketu on the other hand representations renunciation, liberation and ultimate freedom from material affairs resented by South Pole of Crown chakra. When Rahu succeeds in turning its purpose from material gratification and raises its level to the spirituality of Ketu, rising of kundalini power begins. In this mystical journey Rahu from the root chakra unify with the Ketu at Crown chakra for enlightenment.

Mooladhar or Root chakra: Saturn, earth element, gives physical shape to our body; equivalent endocrine glands are sex and gonads.

Swadisthana or naval chakra: Jupiter, water element, rules feelings and sexuality

Hara or Manipur Chakra: Mars, fire element, will power, rules power and action.

Anahata or Heart chakra: Venus, air element, thymus gland, indications universal love.

Visudhi or Throat chakra: ether as element, Mercury, thyroid and parathyroid, rules awareness of a person.

Ajna or Third eye chakra: no element, Sun / Moon, pituitary gland, indicates self realization.

Sahastrara or Crown chakra: penal gland, the seeker is being eternally established in oneness of the God.

8th house: indicates mystical and secret techniques of spiritual advancement.

Scorpio / Cancer / Pisces: are water signs represent moksha.

4th / 8th / 12th house: are salvation houses.

Planetary conditions in Horoscope responsible for Kundalini Awakening: –

  • Jupiter posited in 8th house or related with 8th house or more planets placed in 8th house indications advancement in kundalini yoga.
  • Venus and lord of 10th house are related by square / conjuncture / trine / opposition / aspect / association / Parivartan
  • Venus related to Jupiter / Saturn
  • Sun and Jupiter are influenced by Moon / Rahu
  • Rahu falling in fire signs [Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius] indicates quick advancement towards mystical powers and attainment of powerful siddhis.
  • Placement of Saturn in tenth house from Ascendant or Moon indicates rapid spiritual progress.
  • Saturn related to Sun indications sudden rise in spiritual field which sometimes demands sacrifice at some stage of life.
  • Jupiter and Saturn trine / quadrant to each other indications
  • Lords of 9th and 10th house are related in any way indicative spiritual advancement.
  • The Atma Karaka [planet in the highest degree in the horoscope] will fall in moksha or salvation homes [4th, 8th, and 12th] and libration signals [Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces] indicate higher spiritual awareness.
  • Atma Karaka falling in watty signs in Navamansa chart indicates final vibration, because a water sign represents dissolution or merging with infinite.
  • Placement of Jupiter and Ketu or Moon and Ketu in 12th house indicates attainment of very higher spiritual plane after death.
  • In a horoscope, if the number of conditions applicable is more than one then the kundalini awakening becomes easier and fast.

Case study of a great kundalini yogi Raman Maharishi:

Shri Raman Maharishi [December 30, 1879 – April 14, 1950] was born to a Tamil Brahmin family in Tamil Nadu, was a spiritual master and a well versed kundalini yogi.

The basic details of horoscope of Raman maharishi are:

Ascendant -Libra – nil

2nd house-Scorpio-Mercury and Venus

3rd house-Sagittarius-Sun and Rahu

4th house-Capricorn-nil

5th house-Aquarius-nil

6th house-Pisces-Saturn

7th house-Aries-Mars

8th house-Taurus-nil

9th house-Gemini-Moon and Ketu

10th house-Cancer-nil

11th house-Leo-Jupiter

12th house-Virgo-nil

Astro analysing the horoscope of Raman Maharishi:

  • Saturn placed 10th from the Moon indicates sanyasi yoga.
  • Sun and Saturn are quadrant to each other indicates spirituality.
  • From Moon ascendant 9th lord Saturn and 10th lord Jupiter are making mahayoga by exchange of places.
  • Rahu falls in fiery sign Sagittarius indications advancement in kundalini yoga.
  • Sun is influenced by Rahu and Moon denotes mystical insight.
  • Raman took the sanyas at the age of 17 in the Mahadasa of Saturn and sub period of Mars.

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Anxiety Muscle Fatigue – One of the Major Symptoms of Anxiety

Approximately 6.8 million adults worldwide are affected by anxiety and the symptoms of this psychological state of mind can prove to be rather crippling. Anxiety muscle fatigue is one of the most stressful and troublesome symptoms of anxiety that others people suffering from anxiety the most. It is believed that genetic, neurological imbalances and past-life experiences combined with anxiety are the main cause of this condition that is experienced by people.

How Does Anxiety Cause Muscle Fatigue?

Difficulty concentrating, interrupted sleep patterns, irritability, muscle tension and fatigue, and restlessness is among the most common symptoms of anxiety. If people experience any of these symptoms, particularly muscle fatigue, because of unknown reasons and for a prolonged period of time, then will be a wise decision to go and see a doctor. Basically, anxiety results in an increase in the production of the stress hormone and this is why people suffering from anxiety experience increased fatigue in their muscles. The energy levels in the body decrease if an individual continuously feels nervous, threatened and worried, and this is why they are extremely feel fatigued if they are too anxious. Even lifestyle factors can contribute to this condition. Thus, being overworked and undernourished can also lead to this condition as well.

Anxiety Muscle Fatigue and Cramps

People suffering from severe anxiety typically suffer from cramps and fatigue, since these among the main symptoms of this issue. Currently, there are millions of people in the world who are suffering from anxiety and a majority of them even experience muscle pain because of this problem as well. Anxiety basically brings out acute inner tension in people and muscle pain that they feel is a common symptom of this. People suffering from anxiety, who also experience muscle fatigue, tend to become rather hopeless because of the pain and restlessness they have to end. Thus, the physical pain that is experienced as a result of anxiety can only be reduced if the anxiety is treated first.

Prolonged Anxiety Muscle Fatigue

People should definitely seek medical assistance and go visit a doctor if they have been experiencing muscle fatigue from the past two weeks or so. Fatigue and weakness are two absolutely different feelings and should never be mixed with each other. Usually a lack of muscular and physical strength is experienced by people who are feeling weak. Weakness makes it difficult to move the arms and legs, while pain can also be experienced. On the other hand, people who are feeling fatigued will feel exhausted and tired, as if they need to rest. Usually, some larger issue tends to be causing these feelings and in many cases they are either a symptom of anxiety or depression. Thus, in order to treat this condition, this symptom must, firstly, be evaluated so that the cause can be ruled out.

How to Treat Anxiety Muscle Fatigue?

Using antidepressant medication is one way of exercising muscle fatigue that is being caused by anxiety or depression. Both the physical symptoms and the psychological issues related to anxiety can be treated in a variety of ways. This condition caused by anxiety should never be ignored because this will only lead to further mental stress. Without adequate physical strength, managing mental issues can become quite difficult. The anxiety or depression that is causing this condition can be treated through dietary changes, counseling and regular exercising as well.

People may have to undergo evaluation by a healthcare professional if the muscle fatigue is persisting, and the cause can not be determined. Once the healthcare professional determinates whether anxiety, depression or some other mental condition is causing this condition, they will then recommend the appropriate treatment for it. The muscle fatigue can turn extreme, and the everyday aspects of life can be affected by other symptoms that will begin arising if anxiety that is causing the fatigue is not treated on time.

The feelings of muscle fatigue can also be combated in some easy ways, such:

– Visiting a counselor and seeking advance to deal with stressful situations
– Drinking at least eight glasses of water everyday
– Joining a meditation or yoga class
– Eating a balance and healthy diet to keep energy levels maintained
– Balance the intake of calcium and magnesium

If nothing works, then the best treatment plan for anxiety muscle fatigue can be determined by a qualified doctor.

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Herbs For Clear Skin – Top 5 Natural Acne Fighting Herbs For Clear Skin (These Really Work)

It’s a well know fact that by using natural herbs you can treat acne with some amazing results. Particularly because they work from the inside out which is where acne starts. If you have never tried using herbs for clear skin it is something that you should seriously consider as they prevent the acne from ever surfacing.

Top 5 Herbs For Clear Skin:

# 1. Red Clover – Hormonal imbalance can be a main cause of acne. Red clover is contained with isoflavones and they will work to balance out the hormone levels in your body. As your hormone levels become stabilised then the excess production of sebum will stop. Therefore it can reduce or even eliminate your acne condition.

# 2. Sarsaparilla root – Acne can be caused by the poorly functioning of the liver. Sarsaparilla root has for a long time been used to treat liver conditions therefore gets great results for acne sufferers.

# 3. Turmeric root – This is one of many superb herbs for clear skin. It has a double action effect by working as both a really strong antibiotic and an antiseptic. Great for fighting off sebum, plus its anti inflammatory properties will help with decreasing the size and redness of your pimples.

# 4. Yellow Dock root – This plant is well known for flushing out unwanted toxins from the gallbladder, liver and the bloodstream. If toxins are left within your system they can clog up your system and be a cause of acne.

# 5. Dandelion root – This root plant will clean and detox the digestive system, liver and kidneys. By keeping these 3 systems clear you can keep the production of acne sebum down to a minimum. Therefore giving you a nice clear, acne free skin.

All 5 of these herbs for clear skin have amazing natural benefits to an acne sufferer when used correctly and consistently. As they are a natural herb then they are great for both teenagers and adults a like. Learn all you can about nutrition and remedies then you can join the millions of others who have gone on to be acne free for life.

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Music For Zen Meditation – The Quickest Way to Peace and Clarity

Zen meditation music is the most effective way to introduce yourself to the state of Zen. Music for Zen meditation helps you greatly to establish a peaceful and present mind. I will explain exactly why Zen meditation music is your greatest assistant in familiarizing yourself with that state of deep relaxed awareness.

  • Meditation Music makes it easy! – Why would you want to do everything using only your own personal efforts? When it comes to meditation, effort is often the primary obstacle to clarity and peace of mind. Relaxation is key. Have you ever tried very hard to still your mind or relax? If you, like I, have done so then you will know that there is a big contradiction in trying to relax, because all trying is a form of effort. Zen equals complete relaxation that is free from all effort. That is why some specifically designed music for Zen meditation allows you to just sit down and relax more and more into the deep peace and freedom that’s at the basis of your mind.
  • The Music is your Guru! – Professional Zen meditation music takes you by the hand like the presence of a guru would. Unfortunately authentic guru’s are generally hard to come by. Luckily music isn’t so hard to come by and Zen meditation music is designed specifically to relax your mind in such way that it actually works by just listening to it. Simply sit or lay down, put on your headphone and listen to professionally created music for Zen meditation and your already peaceful state of mind will reveal itself through repeated relaxation.
  • Meditation Music is directly accessible and mobile – There are many meditation programs out there, most of which are highly expensive or require a great deal of effort from your part. Some even require you to travel half the world in order to benefit. But the beauty of music is that you can allow yourself to relax wherever you are. From the comfort of your own home, but also on your way to work or at any other appropriate time, you can start to integrate peaceful relaxation with your daily life. And this is where the true magic starts:
  • Integration makes it a Life-Changing experience – If we only meditate at one time a day, that’s good, but it does not change our lives as much as it would when we fully integrate our ability to be at peace with whatever is, in our every day lives. That is why I can recommend anyone to get a good program and just listen to that program repeatedly, at different times of the day. This creates a tendency to be at ease and be clear-headed at all times and throughout all situations. In the end music for Zen meditation is about complete integration of our peace and tranquility, with the activities and responsibilities of our every-day life.
  • It’s a proven formula! – Many have preceded you and benefited greatly from expert Zen Meditation music programs. Over time the best of these programs have gotten more sophisticated and refined according to practitioners’s feedback and further scientific research. You can give yourself a present that will effortlessly unveil you the peace and clarity of Zen and seemingly integrate it with your day-to-day life. Amaze and greatly benefit yourself and the people you meet and live with, by establishing a deep personal peace and heightened Awareness through the guided relaxation of Zen meditation music.

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Use Eyebrow Makeup to Cover Up Eyebrow Hair Loss

Eyebrow hair loss is a major problem nowadays among many men and women. The good news is that there are various ways that you can use to get back the same eyebrow hair. However, there are no quick ways to get the eyebrow hair back. The tattoo treatment would be an exception here since it does not involve the use of hair at all. The fact regarding the disease is that for many people the major reason is autoimmune disease. The condition is known as Alopecia Areata, which affects the scalp hair, eyebrow hair or any other hairy area of the body.

You can use eyebrow makeup to cover the hair loss. It is simple and you won’t even want to take help from someone else. All you need is your eyebrow makeup kit and eyebrow stencil. When you go shopping for eyebrow stencils, make sure that you purchase the one that suits the shape of your eyebrows.

First, put the stencil over your eyebrows and draw a line towards the inner side. When you have drawn the line, use a dark pencil to redefine it so it does not fade off easily. The color of the pencil should be that of your eyebrow hair color. Now take a colored eye shadow that goes well with the hair color of your eyebrow.

People usually have black, dark brown or light grey eye brow hair colors, depending on age and the natural hair color. Start filling the outline with the brush with the color. Make lighter strokes and use color in lesser quantity so it does not look fake. Fill in the color in between the eyebrow hair as well so it looks natural. When you are done with it, brush off the extra powder on both the eyebrows, pat them with a smudge brush so the color blends in equally.

Now smudge and blend the outline towards the inner side of your eyebrows so it evens out. The look will be more pleasant and bright. If you have very light eyebrows and you wish to have a dramatic look, you can use a bolder shade of the eye pencil.

However, make sure that the eyebrow color does not look like a patch on the eyebrow. It should look absolutely natural and well kept. Also, when you use dark makeup for your eyebrows, make sure that you use a bold black shade of mascara for your eyelashes. Doing so will give a softer and natural look to your eyebrow makeup.

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How to Stop a Dry Itchy Vagina

Having a dry itchy vagina is very uncomfortable and irritating. It is estimated that at one stage or the other a woman will have some issue with her vagina and an itchy vagina is one of them.

Before I get into the things that you can do to stop a vaginal itch, it is important to know what are some of the things that lead to vaginal discomfort.

Vaginal discomfort can be brought about by irritants like perfumes from soaps used in bathing or detergents used to wash the panties. Irritants can also come from commercial douches. Some douches have alcohol that dries the vaginal area. Some have chemicals that alter the PH of the vagina leading to discomfort. They also have perfumes that may irritate the vagina.

The vagina is self cleaning and should be cleaned mainly with water or a homemade douche as I will suggest some below. Never wash the vagina with harsh soaps or commercial douches, unless they are douches from natural sources.

Discomfort can also come from infections. The common types of vaginal infections include genital warts that can cause swellings and itching.

There is also vaginal yeast infections mainly caused by Candida albicans. The symptom for yeast infection is a very bad itch coupled with a white curdish discharge.

Another common infection is bacterial vaginosis, bv. BV is very common in women and is characterized by a burning sensation around the vaginal area that is accompanied by a yellowish greenish discharge and an “off” “fishy” smell. It is very terrible and can take a very long time to clear.

It is important to note that most women sometimes get a wrong diagnosis ( by themselves) on what is affecting them. For example most women will use vaginal yeast creams to treat bacterial vaginosis. It is important to get to see a doctor and be examined.

Another thing that can cause vaginal discomfort is stress. When a woman is stressed a lot of the body mechanisms are thrown off balance. The vaginal area can have the PH altered and lead to itching.

Most women report that a dry vaginal itching do occur when they are under stress. So if you having an itch you may need to have a look through your life and see if there is any stress and it something that you may need to tackle so that you can get back to health. This may sound not so medical but it is does work.

Finally an itch can be brought about by eating a lot of sugary foods. Yes, too much sugar will alter the body PH making it alkaline and thus altering the vagina PH. It is not only sugar from candy or soda. Sugar can also come from proceeded carbohydrates like white bread that get broken down to simple sugars in the body. So watch out for those one.

How to stop dry itchy vagina

Use clean cotton (only) pants that are well fitting and make sure you wash them in a mild hypoallergenic soap that has no perfumes or other harsh irritants.

Shave the vaginal area. Most women with a dry itchy vagina do shave and get relief.

Do not clean the area with any soap at all. Eliminate any irritants. If you must clean then use ΒΌ cup of vinegar diluted in tepid water. Splash around the area three times a day and pat dry with a clean towel. Do not rub the towel.

Do not use any commercial douches or vaginal itching creams. Use the above vinegar mix for douching. Also use a yogurt douche. Buy organic yogurt and apply all around the vagina and inside.

Take probiotics. Probiotics are capsules with millions of live active healthy bacteria cultures. The probiotics will help introduce good bacteria in your gut and this will kill any other microbes that may want to grow around the vaginal area. You can also insert a probiotic capsule directly into the vagina to get the bacteria right on the itching spot.

You can also use honey (pure natural honey) it is antibacterial and very soothing.

Use garlic. Garlic is an all in all antibacterial home remedy with no major side effects apart from the smell. So eat a lot of garlic and if the itching is severe, insert a peeled garlic into the vagina and leave it overnight.

Stop eating any sugars and simple carbs for a while when you are itching. Sugar will alter the vaginal PH like I said above and will lead to discomfort that will manifest as vaginal itch.

It is important that you go see a doctor if the itching that does not stop. To take care of yourself those are some of the easy, quick and natural home remedies for a dry itchy vagina.

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