Saturday, October 26, 2013

My Recent History of Jogging

Jogging is fun and enjoyable. I have stressed the importance of breathing and relaxation in jogging schedule so that one is able to enjoy the benefits of jogging as an exercise. If you have missed it, here is the link to the blog title
There are a few more important points that are worth conveying. Before that my potential. If I were to participate in a 10K marathon, I am reasonably confident of completing it at a speed of 7.5 kmph. If the distance is more then I would say 6.5 kmph speed. This is my base speed.
What are the points that I was talking about? The first one is that jogging style should be similar to cycling for both your legs and hands. Your legs should move as if you are pressing an imaginary pedal with both your legs. And your hands should move as if you are pressing an imaginary pedal with both your hands. This fact is also stressed by BBC in their jogging article. If you have problems in the way you run, then look no further for a solution. Cycling is the best model to emulate and my statement corroborates the BBC instruction.
The second point is I think Indians feel stable only when breathing by nose. So one needs to experiment with breathing so that a maximum of distance and speed is obtained. This is an important point and motivation is necessary to be able to experiment with this factor.
The third point is if you get into serious aerobics, then it is a serious change to lifestyle. You are no longer a sit and eat individual but a run and get food individual. So think and act. But if you act then do not reverse your ways.
Here is happy diwali to all of you. May the festival bring about a change in lifestyle and good health. Vaazhthukkal !! (Good Wishes !!)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Full Body Approach and Display

Thimphu, the Buddhist monk asked his favourite disciple Raghuvanshi to meet at 4 in the morning the next day. Raghuvanshi could not sleep the whole night. He kept thinking what is it that his master wanted from him.Why was he calling him in the morning. He could hardly sleep.
At 4 the next morning, Raghuvanshi went to his master. His master then tells him, "Be away from the monastery for three months. I want you to discover in the real world. Discover your full bodied approach and display in real world. Use your legs, hands, mouth, ears, eyes all the organs to the maximum and discover for yourself the rich results that this approach will give you".
"Yes master, I shall do a Full Body Approach and Display in the real world. I shall come back to you in three months."
Raghuvanshi developed his running skills to develop strength for legs. Most of the onlookers were amazed and happy to see him doing so good running. He drew cartoons in paper to develop brain hand coordination. Children and parents were more than glad to get the papers of his catoons. He sang in the auditorium to develop mouth speech abilities. He got claps from everyone. But still he could not get the balance in his mind. He could not understand it. He kept meditating. What is it that I am not getting? The master was right. Full Bodied Approach and Display is important. But there is a missing piece somewhere. One important piece in the jigsaw. He needed to find it. He kept thinking.
He did running, cartoons, singing and all the whole three months. But he was not satisfied. He did not get the missing piece of the jigsaw even after intense meditation.
He went to the monastery dejected. He told his master that he did a Full Body Approach and Display. But he felt unhappy. He did not understand why.
His master then replies, "It is because you did a full body approach and display in a restricted area. The civilised world is different. It is restricted."
Raghuvanshi then replies,"Yes master. Now I understand. You have opened my eyes. The missing piece has been found. The real world works restricted. "

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Telangana - A Burning Andhra Pradesh

Telangana has been formed by the central government. Telangana will be in south central area of India and Hyderabad is the major city. The other area of current Andhra Pradesh is to be called Seemandhra.
There are advantages to the politicians because more the states will imply more will be VIPs. And there was pressure from some politicians and student unions for Telangana. However common people in Seemandhra were against the division of the state as a division in a state means loss of pride and interference from people unconcerned on internal matters, among other reasons.
We all have been following formation of new states. Uttarakhand from Uttar Pradesh; Jharkhand from Bihar; Chattisgarh from Madhya Pradesh. Also Darjeeling from West Bengal.
Narendra Modi (the BJP leader) has said that the formation of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh made people happy and people exchanged sweets. On the other hand, Telangana is resulting in distress among people and violence. Also it may be noted that Darjeeling formation seemed sudden and without adequate preparations. Most of the commoners felt it was unexpected.
Telangana state will give voice to people of South India and I feel they will be heard in international arena. Because of powerful Muslim brothers in the Telangana region. It might be considered positive from this angle. But no one can predict future and what was the need to form Telangana before elections is a matter worth pondering.