A Higher Synthesis

By Punya Srivatsava The future of health care lies in the fusion of allopathy with  alternative therapies, giving rise to a system that will treat each patient holistically and uniquely, says Punya Srivastava Dr Rajiv Parti was the chief of anaesthesiology at Bakersfield Heart Hospital in Bakersfield, California, when his life was turned upside down by a cancer that led to multiple surgeries. During the

Embrace the negative

The chakra connection

By Shameem Akhtar When a certain pose appears difficult, it is advisable to check the chakra connected with it, and work on bringing it to balance, says Shameem Akhtar Interestingly, when you hear people talk of chakras (psychic centres) – and currently there is a huge excitement all over the world on this topic – you will hear them seek to ‘activate’ the chakras. There is somehow the assumption that if a

An elemental experience

By Suma Varughese Suma Varughese returns from a Rebirthing Breathwork workshop by Leonard Orr organised by Life Positive Foundation in Rishikesh, feeling exhilarated and in love with life. Rishikesh and a Leonard Orr Rebirthing Breathwork workshop? Could the gods really be this kind? It turned out that the gods could. And the result was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Rishikesh is the perfect setting for

Beyond the comfort zone

By Suma Varughese It is only beyond the comfort zone that growth lies, says Suma Varughese The Sathe family were at dinner one Sunday night. Ajoba and Aji were regaling the children with stories of their childhoods and early married life. “Do you know,” Ajoba said, who had grown up in a small village to an agricultural family, “It was so difficult to go to school those days. There was no school in our village

First things first

By Sunil Parekh Prioritize to make sure that the important things in your life come first, says Sunil Parekh Jayesh was an unhappy man. He had all the money in the world but his health was in poor shape, and his relationships were hurting. He realised that unwittingly he had focussed on making money instead of on what mattered most to him. Have you found yourself in a situation where there’s too much to do, everything