MOOC on “Indian Kitchen Herbs for Respiratory Disorders: Ayurvedic and Modern Perspective”

Ayurveda is now gaining exponential popularity worldwide and people are interested in knowing more about Indian medicinal plants, especially the kitchen herbs and utility of these herbs on the basis of modern evidence-based research. Raga Svara in association with RK University brings you a 4 week free MOOC on “Indian Kitchen Herbs for Respiratory Disorders: Ayurvedic and Modern Perspective”, where participants will get brief knowledge about kitchen herbs on the basis of ancient wisdom and current science. This course gives an Ayurvedic & modern perspective on Indian kitchen herbs, particularly on their usefulness in respiratory disorders.

When: Starts on 6th July, 2020

How: Register for free here – www.theraga.org/mooc

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International Yoga Day

Yoga is not only for physical fitness but also for the inner self. Yoga holds together a person’s body, brain, and soul which helps in finding peace, take a pause and allow you to see the world inside you. This International Yoga Day, take a pause & rediscover yourself through Yoga.

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Self-Portrait in a Hat – Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, 1893

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin is the next artist in our aesthetic wellbeing series. Gaugin was a French Post-Impressionist artist, unappreciated until after his death but now he is recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists. He was an important figure in the symbolist movement as a painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramist, and writer. Self-Portrait in a Hat is an 1893 oil on canvas self-portrait by Paul Gauguin, produced following a trip to Tahiti.
We recommend the following for learning more about Paul Gauguin: Read “The Moon and Sixpence” by W. Somerset Maugham, listen to Keanu Reeves reading from Paul Gauguin’s Noa Noa and watch the movie Gauguin – Voyage to Tahiti(2017) directed by Edouard Deluc, xxxhubster.com mature porn.

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Biodiversity at Raga Svara

Crimson marsh glider is one of the common dragonflies of wetlands from the Libellulidae family. The males usually perch on dry twigs, aquatic plants, and overhead cables. They feed on nuisance species such as mosquitoes and biting flies. They are also considered model organisms to assess the effects of global climate change. It is one of the commonly found species at the Raga Svara campus.

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World Environment Day

This environment day, let’s take a pause, try to disconnect with the chaotic world to connect with a peaceful environment which has so much to show us.

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Bell – Rituals

Every ritual in Hindu culture has a deep meaning to it. Generally, devotees ring the bell while entering into the holy place. It is said that by ringing the bell, the devotee informs the lord of his/her arrival. Ringing the bell produces a divine sound, positive frequencies, and vibrations around the place. Often bell is rung as a sign to invoke almighty so that virtuous and noble forces enter and the evil forces that lay within us depart. The sound that is produced by ringing the bell activates the seven chakras in our body and acts like a shock that helps us focus on the present.

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Biodiversity at Raga Svara

One of the beautiful shrubs at Raga Svara campus is Damiana. It belongs to the family Passifloraceae. Damiana is a relatively small, woody shrub that produces small, aromatic flowers. The shrub is said to have a strong spice-like odor somewhat like chamomile, due to the essential oils present in the plant. It blossoms in early to late summer

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Self-Portrait with Monkey – Frida Kahlo, 1983

The next in aesthetic wellbeing series is Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. Frida Kahlo’s first solo exhibition was at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York in 1938. Self-Portrait with monkey is one of the many famous oil on masonite painting by her, commissioned in 1938 by A. Conger Goodyear.

We recommend the following for learning more about Frida Kahlo: – Read Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo(1983), by Hayden Herrera. – Listen to the song for Frida Kahlo by Tinpan Orange, Soundtrack of film “Frida” by Elliot Goldenthal – Watch the movie Frida(2002) directed by Julie Taymor

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Om Chants – Rituals

Chanting OM mantra in our daily life is very beneficial for us. This is the only mantra that is traditionally chanted while doing Yogasana. This single word when chanted can produce powerful and positive vibrations that allow you to feel the whole universe. By chanting om we tune into the potential of the Universal consciousness that lies within us. Chanting Om helps in bring us into a deep state of relaxation and inner peace, giving us much needed rest from the distractions and worries of the outer world.

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The Starry Night – Vincent Van Gogh, June 1889

We begin our journey in aesthetic wellbeing with Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most famous painters. Van Gogh was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who is one of the most influential figures in the history of western art. In just over a decade, he created about 2100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. The Starry Night was inspired by the view from his window at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy, in southern France, where he spent twelve months in 1889–90 seeking reprieve from his mental illnesses.
We recommend the following for learning more about Vincent Van Gogh:
– Read Lust for Life (1934), a biographical novel written by Irving Stone. 
– Listen to Don Mclean’s song ‘Vincent’.
– Watch these two movies: 1) Loving Vincent: An experimental animated film (2017), directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman. 2) Vincent: Documentary (1987), directed by Paul Cox.

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