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Monday Magical Mindfulness

Why have chicken which gives the egg? Even though it’s not a golden egg. Well, that’s a different story for some another day.

Here, on my 3 M’s…the top 3 reasons why I love eggs – resonates with reason number 2 moreover others. Mainly, the 1st part “It is very filling”.

  1. Eggs provide a great source of Vitamin D.
  2. Eggs are filling and help with weight management.
  3. Eggs are nutrient-rich.

Now, the question to all readers…what one food makes you full even if you eat less of it?

PS: Please consult your nutritionist to have or not to have eggs.

Sunil Sunday Short Story

Well, my name is Sunil, and I am starting from today short story and calling it, “ Sunil Sunday Short Story”

I met someone who stopped taking his Master’s course when it started over Zoom. The reasons

This course when joined was to learn more by being in the classroom. Not virtual.

How was that possible?

The 2nd reason is that this is an additional Master’s degree enrolled part-time while earning and running a household. No rush!

To sum, the idea is to get more understanding by being in the classroom which helps in more face-to-face interaction, asking the right questions and responding real time.

That’s all on Sunil Sunday Short Story and the title is I want to be in the classroom.

Yoga Mental Note 101

PS: I am a student of Yoga and attending YIC which is a prerequisite to get into Master of Science in Yoga.

PS 101: Today I am going to write about Asana and different types of Yoga which have one or more from the 8 limbs of Yoga.

There are 8 limbs of Yoga and they are 1. Yama 2. Niyama 3. Asana 4. Pranayama 5. Pratyahara 6. Dharana.7. Dhyana, 8. Samadhi

What is Asana?

In English, it’s called Posture. Asana purifies the body and mind and has preventive and curative effects. They are innumerable, catering to various needs of the muscular, digestive, circulatory, glandular, nervous, and other systems of the body.

They cause changes at all levels from physical to spiritual.

By practicing asanas one’s physical disabilities and mental distraction vanishes and gates to spirit is opened.

Asanas bring to you health, beauty, strength, firmness, lightness, clarity of speech, and expressions, calmness of nerves, and a happy disposition.

Got Asana?

Till next,

Yama, Niyama, Asana, and Pranayama are parts of the Yoga of action (Karma Yoga ). They keep the body and mind healthy.

Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana are part of the Yoga of knowledge ( jnana Yoga).

Dhyana and Samadhi help sadhaka to merge his/her body, mind, and intelligence in the ocean of the self. This is the Yoga of devotion and love ( bhakti Yoga)

These three streams of jnana, karma, and bhakti flow into the river of yoga and lose their identity. This helps the practitioner, from the dull (mudha) to the restrained (niruddha) towards freedom and beatitude.

Mini Break

They say even if you have a standing desk you should take a mini-break or take your call and walk. Especially when Fall/Autumn weather is prime and we have winter-like weather approaching with the right dress code walk and talk during lunch or post. It has tremendous benefits. You got to walk to reap those benefits.

Do you take a break?

Time and Dime

To run an organization or a city or a country if there is a call for a policy for smooth functioning for one and all.

If someone or a group of folks opposes then set a rule that they have to go through alternate workaround on their time and dime.

This is true in today’s time when many organizations are looking for vaccination proof to be uploaded in their systems. If certain folks do not feel comfortable either vaccinated or uploading then they have to go through the weekly test on their time and dime.

The last fasting of 2021

The 8th day of Navratri is observed as Ashtami Tithi or Mahashtami Vrat ( Our kitchen is partially open for kids only). Goddess Mahagauri is the extreme manifestation of Goddess Durga, a symbol of purity and serenity and hence known as Goddess Mahagauri. She is mounted on a bull and because of that, she is also called Vrisharudha.

The day associates with pink color which is said to signify compassion and the universal love of oneself and others.

To those who are celebrating and celebrating colorful Navrati Day, 9 is Purple.

PS: In the Hindu religion we are celebrating Navratri ( 9 Days of worshipping different form of Maa Durga [ Goddess Durga]).

PS1: This year I am also participating in color coordinated dress wore on each day. For example 1st Day was Yellow, 2nd Day Green, 3rd Day Grey, 4th day Orange, 5th day White, 6th day Red, 7th Day Royal Blue, 8th Day Pink, and 9th day is Purple.

PS2: I will be posting complete shortly.

Some of us

Some of us are so strong-minded that we don’t want to deal with each other in any matter even if we don’t have a support system for us.

The bottom line is it’s a loss not only to them but other people around also suffer.

The mantra is to think beyond us!

When in

When in the family what I think is not important

When in the family what you think is not important

When in the family what we collectively think is important!

When in the team what I think is not important.

When in the team what you think is not important

When in the team what we all think collectively is important.

When in the country what I think is not important.

When in the country what you think is not important.

When in the country what we collectively think is important.

The bottom line is we bring so much power, balance, and outcome.

Alarm Or Body Clock

Today ( Sunday) morning I had an alarm for 4 AM but I got up on my own at 3:56 AM.

Before going to bed I had a plan how to reach the train station to catch 5:13 AM to reach downtown to volunteer for the Chicago Marathon.

The plan had to take bath, worship Mata Durga on the 4th day of Navratri. ( Navratri means 9 days or night), leave for the train station on time. I missed any of what I outlined would have not been good planning.

Well, my biological clock worked and everything worked out as planned. I switched off the alarm before others waking up.

I was there from 6:15 AM to 12:15 PM. Did set up of the table and I had orange Gatorade chew to pass on to all those marathoners. I met so many out-of-the-country folks. And most importantly two folks who always be in my mind… met 86 years young gentleman who was running his 66th Marathon. Also, a young lady in her 70’s doing her 46 marathons.

The bottom line is what we feed into our mind, body, and soul is important. For example, telling ourselves I want to get up at this time and it will happen.

Premium Prestige

If something is 100% of your like will you buy it even if it’s expensive?

If something is 98% of your like and costs 30 % more than the same material which is 92% of your like? Which one you will buy?

Let’s call it a leather purse for women and a leather belt for men.

Now,

1. 100% leather product cost 100 dollars

2. 98% leather product cost 90 dollars.

3. 92% leather product cost 63 dollars.

The look, functionality, not sure of feel is all the same for all 3.

Which one you will choose and why?