Spring clean your body

By Naini Setalvad Naini Setalvad shares easy, doable ways to detoxify your organs, and pump them with health boosting nutrients for greater vitality Where ever you stay, your system hosts an overload of toxins that causes you low energy levels, weight loss problems, body pain, anxiety, anger and chronic illnesses. Every day we are bombarded with chemicals through air, water and food that are altering the way our body works. All of

The wealthy man

A wealthy man A saint was praying silently. A wealthy merchant was deeply touched by his devotion and sincerity. He offered the saint a bag of gold, saying, “I know that you will use the money for Allah’s sake. Please take it.” “Just a moment,” the saint replied, “I’m not sure if it is lawful for me to take your money. Are you a wealthy man? Do you have more money at home?” “Oh

Editspeak-Farewell!

By Suma Varughese Dear reader, The issue that you hold in your hand will be the last that I will have the privilege to edit. By this time, I would have retired from Life Positive after 21 years with the magazine, and 12 years as its Editor-in-chief. These years have been far and away the happiest of my life. When I came to Life Positive in February 1996, I was vulnerable and fragile. Today, I leave it far more

Soul sanctuaries

By Punya Srivastava Even as the world slowly and painfully turns on its axis towards a new way of life, dozens of intentional communities show the way to tomorrow’s world, says Punya Srivastava Let every man gather from five to ten thousand dollars, and, in groups of 30, let them build selfsustaining, self-governing colonies, starting with California. Do not spend the principal of the money, except what is

30 minute therapy

By Malvika Dadoo Agarwal This International Yoga Day resolve to make these eight yogasanas a permanent part of your daily regimen for greater health and happiness, says Malvika Dadoo Agarwal It's the month of June and the International Yoga Day is just around the corner. If you are a yoga enthusiast, then it's time to celebrate your passion for yoga with the international community. But if you are an irregular practitioner,

The unifying breath

By Saraswathi Vasudevan Sitali pranayama counters fatigue, satiates hunger and thirst, confers strength and vitality and helps you experience oneness, says Saraswathi Vasudevan Summer provides a welcome respite from frenzied activity - the heat simply slows you down by sapping your energy and dulling the mind! Ayurveda even allows for an afternoon nap, which is a taboo for other times of the year. While gyms and