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Stress Management The Ayurvedic Way

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Asato maa sadgamaya Tamaso maa jyotirgamaya Mityor maa amitam gamaya Om3/22/13 shaanti shaanti shaanti

From the unreal, lead us to the Real; from darkness, lead us unto Light; from death, lead us to Immortality. Om peace, peace, peace.

What Is Stress?

Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isnt always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when youre constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the 3/22/13 price.

What Is Stress?

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger whether its real or imagined the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the fight-or-flight reaction, or thestress response.
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The stress response is the bodys

What Is Stress?

The stress response also helps you rise to meet challenges. Stress is what keeps you on your toes during a presentation at work, sharpens your concentration when youre attempting the game-winning free throw, or drives you to study for an exam when you'd rather be watching TV.
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But beyond a certain point, stress

How do you respond to stress?

Its important to learn how to recognize when your stress levels are out of control. The most dangerous thing about stress is how easily it can creep up on you. You get used to it. It starts to feels familiar even normal. You dont notice how much its affecting you, even as it takes a heavy toll. The signs and symptoms of stress 3/22/13 overload can be almost anything.

The Bodys Stress Response

When you perceive a threat, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action. Your heart pounds faster, muscles tighten, blood pressure rises, breath quickens, and your senses become sharper. These physical changes 3/22/13

Signs and symptoms of stress overload


1. Cognitive Symptoms

Memory problems Inability to concentrate Poor judgment Seeing only the negative Anxious or racing thoughts Constant worrying
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Signs and symptoms of stress overload


2. Emotional Symptoms

Moodiness Irritability or short temper Agitation, inability to relax Feeling overwhelmed Sense of loneliness and isolation Depression or general unhappiness
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Signs and symptoms of stress overload


3. Physical Symptoms

Aches and pains Diarrhea or constipation Nausea, dizziness Chest pain, rapid heartbeat Loss of sex drive Frequent colds

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Signs and symptoms of stress overload


4. Behavioral Symptoms

Eating more or less Sleeping too much or too little Isolating yourself from others Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
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Causes of stress
1. Common external causes of stress

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Causes Of Stress
2. Common internal causes of stress

Inability to accept uncertainty Pessimism Negative self-talk Unrealistic expectations Perfectionism Lack of assertiveness 3/22/13

Effects of chronic stress

The body doesnt distinguish between physical and psychological threats. When youre stressed over a busy schedule, an argument with a friend, a traffic jam, or a mountain of bills, your body reacts just as strongly as if you were facing a lifeor-death situation. If you have a lot of responsibilities and worries, your emergency stress response may be 3/22/13 on most of the time. The more your

Pain of any kind Heart disease

are caused or exacerbated by stress, including

Digestive problems Sleep problems Depression Obesity Autoimmune diseases Skin conditions, such as eczema,

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Stress Management

What is stress management ? Treatment of depression by western psychiatry has several shortcomings viewed from the eastern point of view. Most medications for major depression have strong side effects. No effective treatment exists for people who are just feeling temporarily low. There are no ways to prevent depression from the 3/22/13

Stress Management

Western antidepressant medications typically require a minimum of three weeks to take effect. Ayurvedic treatments, though gentler, begin to produce results more quickly, within a few days or even a few hours. The two treatments are compatible. (If you use the herbal treatments prescribed in Ayurveda, make sure that there is no interaction with the 3/22/13 antidepressants and check with your

Stress Management

What type of causes of depression From Ayurvedic Perspective ? From the standpoint of Ayurveda there are two main causes of depression.An imbalance in the three doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. A lack of awareness of one's deeper, inner Self.
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Stress Management Ayurvedic Perspective

From the Ayurvedic point of view, most depression is a kapha imbalance that is the culmination of vata and then pitta going out of balance. Initially the brain's electrochemistry has an erratic overreaction (vata imbalance), which triggers a loss of enzymatic activity in the metabolism (pitta imbalance). Kapha responds by trying to glue 3/22/13 everything down, bringing about

Stress Management Ayurvedic Perspective

Sometimes depression is a pitta disorder. Allergies and the breakdown in metabolic processes they lead to can also disturb brain chemistry. This can cause dramatic mood swings, with depression as one of the consequences. Vata imbalance also can cause depression
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Stress Management Ayurvedic Perspective

Ayurvedic Body-Type Treatments for Depression The treatment is based on the mindbody constitution of the person and which dosha is in imbalance.

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Stress Management Ayurvedic Perspective

In contrast, Ayurvedic methods of treating depression are gentle, natural, and effective. They contribute to a long-lasting state of balance that reduce the tendency toward recurrences. It offers a more complete understanding of the nature and causes of depression. Ayurveda offers a more effective treatment of depression without 3/22/13 negative side effects and the real

Stress Management By Ayurvedic Way

In Ayurvedic Perspective The Stress Management Proceedure divide In 2 Mode, 1.Life Style Management 2.Ayurved Panchakarma Proceedures and Medicines.
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1.Life style Management

In sanskrit the daily routine is called as "Dinacharya". It means to merge your daily cycle with the natural cycle of the Sun, Moon, Earth and the other planets in our Solar system. "Dinacharya" is one of the best things that you can do to stay in balance, prevent disease and treat almost any disease.
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One way to describe the daily cycle

Life Style management


Waking From 2 to 6 the "Vata" element is dominant. The ideal time to aise is around 4:30 to 5. This is the time when there is the most "Sattva" in the air. It is the most fresh and pure time of the day. Some exceptions to this rule of rising are the very young, the old, parents with small children and people with fevers or diarrhoea. 3/22/13

Life Style Manegement


Elimination As soon as possible empty your colon and bladder. If you wait until later in the morning or during the day you are slowly poisoning yourself and creating an opportunity for chronic conditions to arise.

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Life Style Management


Clean The Senses Wash the eyes with rose water and "Triphala" to purify the sight. Wash your ears and apply a tiny amount of sesame or almond oil in them to purify your hearing. Brush your teeth and scrape your tongue with a tongue cleaner to purify your mouth and sense of taste. Gargle with warm water or herbal tea. Finally do "Jal3/22/13

Life Style Management


Oil Massage A major part of aging is the drying out of tissue that results in slower transport of nutrients into the cell and body and toxic wastes out of the body. Oil massage removes this dryness, removes stangated flows and organs, and nurtures your mind and your body. It also makes your skin look great if you use the right 3/22/13

Life Style Managemnet


Exercise "Vyayama" is the name for physical exercise. This can be anything including "Yoga", walk, tai chi, a swim or whatever. This early morning exercise removes stangation in the body mind, strengthens the digestive fire, reduces fat and gives you an overall feeling of lightness and joy. Bathing

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Life Style Management


Meditation For a few minutes to an hour sit down and see who you really are, focus on focus, put your attention on awareness. See and be only conscious.Simply be quiet. Sit in peace for just a little while. Breakfast Take a light breakfast.Western 3/22/13 science has studied the aging

Life Style Management


Sundown Sundown is a special time of balance between day and night. This is the time for evening prayers and meditations in many cultures around the world. Dinner (6:00 to 7:00) This meal should be lighter than lunch. After dinner take a peaceful 3/22/13 walk with family and friends.

Ayurveda
"Ayu" means life and "Veda" means knowledge from the Vedic texts. This holistic science is the knowledge of complete balance of the Body, Mind and Spirit, including emotions and psychology, on all levels.

Herbs, Diet, Exercise, Yoga, Aromas, Tantras, Mantras, Meditatio n

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Considerati on, Longevity, Rejuvenatio n Selfrealization therapies

Ayurveda
Ayurveda is an ancient science of life, a traditional and the oldest and most holistic medical system available on the planet today. Its major premise involves the symbiosis of mind, body and spirit.

Any imbalance in this synthesis results in physical ailments. This ancient Indian medicine seeks to reestablish the harmony between the body and its habitat.

It was placed in written form over 5,000 years ago in India, it was said to be a world medicine dealing with both body and the spirit. Before the advent of writing, has system been handed the ancient wisdom of thisThis healing was a down part to us by means of ancient scripts as palm leaf books, leather leaves, of the spiritual tradition of venerable the Vedic Religion. etc. The oldest works in Ayurveda still available are the Charaka Samhita, Susrutha Samhita and Ashtanga Samgraha.

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2.Panchakarma (Ayurvedic Detoxification)


Panchakarma Ayurveda emphasizes preventative and healing therapies along with various methods of purification and rejuvenation. Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system, it is a science and art of appropriate living which helps to achieve longevity. It can also guide every individual in the prevention of disease and long term 3/22/13

What is Panchakarma?

Stress Management By Ayurvedic Way 2.Panchakarma Treatment

As the name suggests, Panchain Sanskrit stands for Five andKarma are the therapeutic measures, therefore Panchakarma means five types of therapeutic measures. These are undertaken for the purification of the body and Ayurveda considers it necessary before the start of any other therapy. The logic 3/22/13

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The Panchakarma therapy of Ayurveda is comprised of five basic types of advanced treatment for the evacuation of vitiated Dosha (toxic materials) from the body. One can consider this as a body de-tox program. There are so many subtypes of this therapy and different types of herbal massages, fomentation's such as steam, 3/22/13 external oil treatments, Basti

Stress Management By Ayurvedic Way 2.Panchakarma Treatment

individually to each person according to their specific constitution and specific disorder or needs; the treatment requires close observation and supervision. Why I shall opt for Panchakarma ? It is recommended for healthy persons and also as a preventive treatment to keep physically and 3/22/13 mentally fit and energetic. It is also

Stress Management By Ayurvedic Way 2.Panchakarma Treatment

Purvakarma: Pre-purification Measures for Panchakarma Before the actual operation of purification begins, there is a need to prepare the body in prescribed methods to encourage the release of toxins. The two procedures are Snehana and Swedana. Snehana (Abhyangam) is the oil massage. Oil is applied to the entire 3/22/13

Stress Management By Ayurvedic Way 2.Panchakarma Treatment

Swedana(Medicated Steambath) is sudation or sweating and is given every day immediately following the Snehana. An herbal concoction may be added to the steam to further loosen the toxins from the individual. Swedana liquefies the toxins and increases the movement of toxins into the gastro-intestinal tract.
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Stress Management By Ayurvedic Way 2.Panchakarma Treatment

Pradhanakarma: Main Purification measures of Panchakarma

Vamana: Emesis Therapy When there is congestion in the lungs causing repeated attacks of bronchitis, colds, cough or asthma, the Ayurvedic treatment is therapeutic vomiting - Vamana, to eliminate the Kapha whic is causing the excess mucus.
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Virechana: Purgation Therapy When excess bile, Pitta, is secreted and accumulated in the gall bladder, liver and small intestine, it tends to result in rashes, skin inflammation, acne, chronic attacks of fever, vomiting, nausea and jaundice. Ayurvedic literature suggests in these conditions the administration of therapeutic purgation or a 3/22/13 therapeutic laxative

Stress Management By Ayurvedic Way 2.Panchakarma Treatment

Stress Management By Ayurvedic Way 2.Panchakarma Treatment Nasya: Nasal Administration


The nose is the doorway to the brain and it is also the doorway to consciousness. The nasal administration of medication is called Nasya. An excess of bodily humors accumulated in the sinus, throat, nose or head areas is elimin
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Stress Management By Ayurvedic Way 2.Panchakarma Treatment

Basti: Enema Therapy Vata's predominant site is the colon. Ayurvedic Basti involves the introduction into the rectum of herbal concoctions of sesame oil, and certain herbal preparations in a liquid medium. Basti, is the most effective treatment of Vata disorders, although many enemas over a prescribed period of time are usually required. It 3/22/13

. Basti therapy is divided in two main types - Anuvasana Basti medicated oil enemas &

Stress Management By Ayurvedic Way 2.Panchakarma Treatment

Niruha Basti - medicated enema of decoctions and medicated oils.

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Ayurvedic Panchakarma(Detoxification )
Why Panchakarma ? According to Ayurveda, every human being is a unique phenomenon of cosmic consciousness. The three Dosha (humors) determine every individuals psychosomatic temperament or constitution. Vata (ether plus air), Pitta (fire plus water) and Kapha (water plus earth) are called the Tridosha, meaning the 3/22/13

Ayurvedic Panchakarma

Word of caution Panchakarma is a very special Ayurveda treatment requiring proper guidance from a highly trained and skillful Ayurveda practitioner. One should consult with an Ayurveda physician, not just someone with a modest amount of training prior to deciding on these cleansing procedures. 3/22/13

Associated Panchakarma Proceedures

Other miscellaneous therapies of Panchakarma: Shirodhara: It is recommended in anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia etc. Kati Basti: Useful in different backaches. Janu Basti: Useful in arthritis of the knee joint.

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Associated Panchakarma Proceedures

Pinda Sweda: Useful in neurological ailments and in the management of different pains. Shashti-Shali Pindasweda: Useful in neurological ailments. Tarpanam: Useful in the ailments of the eyes. Shirobasti: Useful in hair loss and the falling hair and other 3/22/13 diseases of skull.

Massage(Abhyangam)

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Abhyanga - The Ayurvedic Daily Massage:

A Pleasant Prescription for Mind/Body Health How can a ritual so luxuriously relaxing, so blissfully comforting as a full-body warm oil massage rev up your body and mind, gearing them up for peak performance? There is an explanation for the seeming contradiction. Accumulated stress and toxins in the mind and body 3/22/13

"Abhyanga" -- the ayurvedic oil massage -- is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well-being. Traditional ayurvedic texts wax eloquent on the benefits. Here's what one says -- "Give yourself a full body oil massage on a daily basis. It is nourishing, pacifies the doshas, relieves fatigue, provides 3/22/13 stamina, pleasure and perfect sleep,

Abhyanga - The Ayurvedic Daily Massage:

Benefits Of Abhyanga

Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology Calming for the nerves Lubrication of the joints Increased mental alertness Improved elimination of impurities 3/22/13 from the body

Nasyam

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Nasyam

Nasyam involves administration of medicated oil through the nose to cleanse accumulated Kapha toxins from the head and neck region

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Benefit Of Nasyam

Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bel's Palsy, Improves memory & eye sight, Insomnia, Elimination of excess Mucus Hyper pigmentation in the face, Pre-mature graying of hair, clarity to voice, 3/22/13

Benefit Of Nasyam

Loss of smell and taste, Frozen shoulder, Migraine, Stiffness of the neck, Nasal Allergies Nasal Polyp, Neurological dysfunctions, Paraplegiar, Sinusitis .

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Shiro Dhara

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What is Shirodhara?

Shirodhara is part of Panchakarma treatment (Ayurvedic detoxification process). It involves a steady stream of warm oil being gently poured on the 3rd eye center of the forehead just between the eyebrows. This calming process saturates the head with the warm oil, soothing the peripheral nerves around the scalp and brain aiding in deep relaxation.
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Who can receive a Shirodhara treatment?

Shirodhara is suitable for everyone. People who will especially benefit from it are those who suffer with: Stress Depression Anxiety Anger Irritability
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Who can receive a Shirodhara treatment?


Confusion Feelings of being lost Insomnia Difficulties sleeping Headaches Epilepsy Vertigo Dizziness

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What benefits will I get from the Shirodhara treatment?

Deep feelings of relaxation and tranquility Relief from mental, physical and emotional stress Ongoing treatments can assist with: Relief from psychosomatic diseases Reduction in panic attacks Improved memory and 3/22/13 concentration

Kati Basti

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Kati Basti

Kati Basti is the treatment for chronic back pain, lower back spasms, degenerative Spondilosis and nerve pains. A series of these treatments are amazingly beneficial and relax the total body.

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Potli Massage

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Potli Massage

This massage is particularly useful in specific type of pain and diseases condition and can be advised for the whole body or any specific part. We make a special potli (therapeutic Herbal Blend), and this potli is specific to Individuals Constitution, then warm oil is poured over the area to be massaged. External application of medicinal boluses, which are tied 3/22/13 in a cloth bag (potali). The Potali

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Who can receive a Potli Massage Treatment?


Paralysis Body Pain Due to Stress Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Lean and thin persons Spondilosis Frozen shoulder
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Netra tarpan

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Netrabasti (Netra Tarpana)

This treatment aims to provide optimum rejuvenation to eyes. Paste of Masha (black gram) is put around the eye ball in such a way that there should be retention of oil. Then herbal healing ghee (clarified butter oil) is put in this groove to lubricate eye and surrounding areas which will be kept warm for 20 25 minutes. This provides improved vision with 3/22/13 beautiful eyes and strengthening of

Benefits of Netrabasti:

Improves eyesight Beneficial in cases of eye diseases like drooping of eyelids (ptosis), night blindness, cataract, blurred vision, stiffness and roughness of eyes, injury to eyes, sub conjunctival hemorrhage, inflammatory lesions of the eyes, glaucoma, corneal ulcers, pain in the eyes and decreased secretion of lachrymal fluid. 3/22/13

Karna Puran(Ear Therapy)

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Karna Puran(Ear Therapy)

In Karna Puran or ear therapy, the ears are filled with herbo-mineral oils which lubricate the delicate filaments of the ear canal, dislodging impurities and sharpening hearing.

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Karna Puran(Ear Therapy)

Karna Puran creates a feeling of deep restfulness and may be useful in treating insomnia. Earaches, deafness, ringing of the ears, headaches, giddiness, as well as tooth and gum diseases may benefit.

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Medicated Steam Bath

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Medicated Steam Bath

Precious herbal leaves and herbs are boiled and the medicated vapours are passed to the steam chamber where client is made to laying down with relaxed body, keeping the head out, for a period of 20 to 30 minutes. The steam will open up the very small pores of the skin, thereby removing all toxins and balancing the three doshas. A great therapy for 3/22/13 toning the skin and giving it a special

Hrida Basti

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Hrida Basti

This is especially Rejuvenating for the organ of Heart. It strengthens the heart muscle, and increases strength and vitality at a very essential level. Good For Cardiovascular disorders Like Angina Pectoris,Ischaemec Heart disease. Chest Pain Due to Cardiovascular Disordersetc
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Yoga &Meditation

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Yoga poses have been developed over centuries of research and experience. They have been found to be extremely effective in: Increasing flexibility of the body and freeing all the energy blocks. Besides increasing flexibility, this leads to a healthier body. Helping to lose excess flab and weight another cause of ill health. 3/22/13 Massaging the internal organs of

The Importance of Yoga Poses

Meditation: What it is?

An ordinary person may consider meditation as a worship or prayer. But it is not so. Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. "Watching your breath" is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation.
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Meditation: What it is?

Meditation is not a technique but a way of life. Meditation means 'a cessation of the thought process' . It describes a state of consciousness, when the mind is free of scattered thoughts and various patterns . The observer (one who is doing meditation) realizes that all the activity of the mind is reduced to one.
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Meditation: What it is?

Meditation is not a technique but a way of life. Meditation means 'a cessation of the thought process' . It describes a state of consciousness, when the mind is free of scattered thoughts and various patterns . The observer (one who is doing meditation) realizes that all the activity of the mind is reduced to one.
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Distress Your Stress

In Short To Remain Healthy Physically as well as Mentally,To Distress your Stress,Adopt Life Style according to Ayurveda Go For Ayurveda Proceedure Like Panchakarma & Its Associated treatments Like Shirodhara,Nasyam,Massage atleast once in a week or Fortnightly.
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Yoga and Meditaion

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