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Lift your Spirits Higher during Ramazan with Yoga

Marjari Yoga Asana

Exercising in Ramazan is considered impossible. The fasting requires one not to partake in anything including water from dawn to dusk. So the question arises how can one exercise in a condition where even water is not allowed? Rekha Soni, yoga consultant and trainer says practising moderate yoga consisting of some breathing exercises and simple stretching exercises can actually prove a boon to the body during Ramazan. Some yoga asanas during the fasting hours are beneficial for the body, internally

Overcoming Summer Woes with Oil-free Makeup

The battle of oily skin in summers is an arduous one. And the constant heavy shine on one's face make us wash it so often that we actually end up doing more damage. "Over-cleansing actually dehydrates skin, signalling your body to produce more oil," says Dr Kiran Lohia, Dermatologist. If oil is bad to eat, it looks worse on your face! Scientists the world over are developing makeup to achieve shine-free complexion. If you're battling breakouts, perhaps your makeup and lack

Summer fashion tips 2018 by Shehla Khan

A reflection of my rendezvous with fashion, design and everything else enroute, is my label Shehlaa that instinctively gravitates towards my own personal style. With a strong backbone of in-house production, the intricacy of craft, acquired skills, and distinctive aesthetic, I would like to believe these facets translate into each of my creations. This year, like any other year, my designs are inspired by my travels with an emphasis on Parisian elements. The signature style has become synonymous with the interplay of pastels and the inclusion of deep hues

Naturma From Eden – Organic Evening Primrose Oil Baby Shampoo

There is no doubt about the happiness a bunch of fresh flowers can bring to anyone. It is a well-known fact (thanks to increasing awareness about Ayurveda and natural body care) that many flowers also have several health benefits - internally as well as externally. In present times, the movement towards nature-inspired personal care has meant that flower petals, seed extracts, and oils are popping up in everything from not just makeup products but also intensive beauty treatments and luxurious

Watermelon: the Elixir of Summer

Watermelon can easily quench the summer thirst. The fruit is particularly popular in the hot, dry regions of north India - even though it is widely available almost all through the year in other parts of India. Watermelon is botanically identified as Citrullus vulgaris is believed to have been a native of tropical Africa. The fruit is known in Hindi as Tharbhuj or Tarbuz. This fruit is large and can achieve a diameter of even 20 inches! The bottle green outer

World Health Day Special: Dance as a stress buster

You sway or move, walk or stand, shake or still – one thing that binds it all is DANCE! Being the primordial form of expression that the humans have been gifted as an Inbuilt system. Then why few don’t dance? Is that your question? Because we live in a society where connecting to your inner strengths & treasure has become an uphill task with numerous distractions served in a plate for you: Gadgets, self-inflicting disgrace, doubts, urge to learn skills

Take care of your skin post workout

Gym workout gives you good health, body confidence and fitness. There is no reason why it should damage your good looks. Don’t be confused – we are only referring to your beauty regime after your gym session. If you want to ensure that your skin looks beautiful and feels great, there had better be one. From taking showers to applying the right products, there’s a lot you can do to maximise the benefits of your workout on your skin and

Spa review, Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Imagine a wellness retreat bang in the middle of a buzzing futuristic metropolis. Now imagine a luxuriously appointed room smelling of roses and fresh rain. An urban oasis of calm awaits in the vibrant heart of Malaysia’s capital city. The Spa Village Kuala Lumpur is a doorway to the kaleidoscope of healing traditions available in Spa Village Kuala Lumpur is an extension of the Spa Village brand which has gained worldwide recognition for its diverse range of treatments. Unique to

Mask On with Just B Au Naturel Pink Clay Mask

Come the hot weather and it is the perfect time to chill with a cooling mask or two. Personally, I am a huge mask junkie - it is so easy to multitask with just a mask on. So when I was sent a sample of Just B Au Naturel's French Pink Clay Mask, my mask-lover self was doing cartwheels. Products placed on our skin have direct entry into the bloodstream, whereas the food we ingest is first metabolised by the liver.

Review – The Body Shop British Rose Shower Gel

Who doesn't like a fresh floral bouquet? Flowers are not good just for your senses, but as research (and history) show, flowers are also great for the skin. Eons after Ayurveda, the Greeks, the Egyptians and several civilisations have used them for beauty rituals. And roses have been favoured in all cultures and civilisations. There is something about the heady smell of roses that is both calming and exciting. Even though I have never really been a fan of the smell

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