Posts by Anita Rajan

Easy Ergonomics for the Office

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Events, Featured, Health | Comments Off on Easy Ergonomics for the Office

Easy Ergonomics for the Office

~ image by sgback ~ Are you sitting at a desk all day in front of a computer screen?  Well, I’m sure that many of us will answer ‘yes’ especially in this age of technology and find it quite challenging to avoid, in any type of work environment. Did you know that continually staying in the same position can lead to repetitive strain injuries, changes in posture, and a build up of stress on your system? To help make sure that you support your body in the best way possible, it’s important to have the proper set-up at your workstation. Easy adjustments that can be made are: making sure your chair is at the right height, placing the screen at the proper distance and angle, and ensuring correct placement of your mouse and keyboard. A good workstation allows you to move freely and change positions easily. Using simple modifications as you work can decrease the strain placed on joints and allow for a healthier, more productive day. Join us for our Health Body and Office Ergonomics workshop to learn how to make your workspace more comfortable. Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 6 pm. Presented by Dr. Anita Rajan,...

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Sacred Journey

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on Sacred Journey

Sacred Journey

~ Image by Arvind Balaraman ~ Earlier this year I had the opportunity to experience a very grounding trip to India.  I was lucky to have a chance to visit north India (I hadn’t been there before) prior to heading down to the south to see relatives. I was fortunate enough to visit many spiritual, tranquil, ancient places that were so soothing to the senses.  One of the cities I went to was Bodhgaya, where the supreme Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.  This place was truly the most incredible highlight of my trip.  The energy and calmness I felt were so captivating that I still remember it so vividly. The area by the Bodhi tree under which Buddha sat to meditate and contemplate offered a tranquil escape. The temple built around the tree had a cool, calm and contemplative feeling surrounding it.  Devotees were meditating and there was an innate sense of tolerance.  There was a calmness in the air.  People were so friendly.  It was an amazing feeling to be surrounded by shanthi (peace). It was mind-blowing to be in such natural beauty and to see such elegantly constructed temples offering solace to all (various countries had built their own artistic creations to honour Lord Buddha).  Tolerance is one of the best qualities I could observe on my trip.  Even though there is a such a huge population in India, there are so many sacred spaces to allow for internal reflection.  Bodhgaya is a simple, blissful example of how surrounding yourself with nature can bring the most calm feelings to your body, mind and...

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