EKincare App- Your Personal Wellness Manager and EKincare Corporate Wellness Program

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“He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything

~Thomas Curlyle

In matters of health it is said that ‘Prevention is better than cure’. We all know how true this statement is, and it is always better to take early precautionary measures to avoid health problems. In case, one gets unwell, the chances of getting cured are better when the symptoms of the disease are diagnosed and treated in the initial stages itself.

 

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But in today’s fast paced lives that we live, where our each second counts, we often don’t get the luxury of ample time to focus solely on our health issues. When we notice minor symptoms, we tend to ignore them till we can find free time to go a health professional for consultation.

At that point, the whole cumbersome process of searching for a competent doctor, booking an appointment, retrieving our old medical records from bundles of files tucked away in some unreachable corner starts. After all this hard work, once the old records are found, its a herculean task to carry along these bulky reports to the doctors office.

This unwanted burden increases our stress level further during the times when we are already reeling under the anxiety caused by our health problem. Even to check and compare  one single health parameter, the doctor has to go through several pages in different files. This is time consuming and irritating as well.

In such moments, we often wonder how nice it would be to have an assistant who would take care of all these unnerving tasks for us and we could just concentrate with single-minded focus on getting back to our normal healthy self.

Now, this wish of yours has been fulfilled with the help of information technology. There is eKincare- an app that will happily work as your personal medical assistant. It will effectively bridge the gap between you and your doctor.

EKincare is a fast growing company in the medical field which has been founded by experienced professionals and  has renowned expert doctors on the panel. They have developed the EKincare app which can be downloaded free of cost. This app is available both for IOS and Android devices.

This app will store your health records in a digital format at one place, monitor health parameters constantly and get timely recommendations for health assessment and advice on prevention of ailments.
Here is the list of EKincare features you will find very useful:

Safe storage of personal health records: you get to keep not just your own health records at a single place but also those of your family members. Five family members can be added under a single  user profile. These details can be accessed from anywhere, anytime using a computer, smartphone or tablet.

 

Easy and simple to use: this app is very user friendly and convenient to use. Just take a picture of your medical records using the eKincare phone app and save on your profile. The records will be analyzed, digitized and stored for your future reference.

 

Get lab results conveniently: the data from your medical records received from labs is converted into easy to understand color coded summaries, graphs and track-able time lines. With the help of these features, even a layman can understand the why and how of the diseases and take remedial measures. This knowledge also comes in handy while interacting with your doctors.

 

Faster expert consultations: securely sharing your medical information with a distant expert or a panel of specialists for consultation is extremely easy. In case of emergency, the digitized records can be accessed and shared immediately with several health experts based in any part of the world without wasting precious time. Suggested opinions by the experts are mailed to your registered mail id. The access of records by doctors is revoked after 48 hours to ensure your privacy.

 

Complete privacy: the medical records are transmitted using 256 bit encryption safety to a highly secure world class data center. You can rest assured that your medical details are in safe hands and remain private even if they are digitized.

 

Timely reminders: this is a very useful feature which helps to schedule and remind you for immunization, follow ups and updates. You don’t need to be stressed about missing an important medical appointment for self or for any of your family members.

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Discounted health packages: you can get up to 70% discount on several health checks. There is a network of 1500+ partners like Apollo white dental, Thyrocare, Maxivision,  spread all over India, making it very easy to avail the offers provided.

 

Home sample collection facility: this facility saves lot of time, energy and money for the users.

 

Blood SOS: In case, there is need for blood transfusion, eKincare provides a strong database of matching blood donors within ten km radius. You can also easily volunteer to donate blood and help others in need.

 

Hydrocare: Water is our life line. But most often, we forget to consume enough amount of water required to maintain good health. Not anymore ! You now have a personal assistant at your service to constantly remind you to keep drinking water throughout the day to stay hydrated and keep yourself safe from many diseases.

 

Thus eKincare empowers you to take charge of your health by enabling you to monitor critical medical info and identify potential health risks. It also informs and motivates you to take necessary steps towards improving your health.

You can download the eKincare app for free on  www.ekincare.com 

 

EKincare Corporate Wellness Program:

EKincare  is a pioneer in corporate wellness in India offering workplace and corporate health programs with commitment to deliver high quality care for their employees. It helps to keep the work force healthy and productive.

After all, workforce is the backbone of any organisation and healthy employees are the greatest asset any company can have. Unhealthy employees greatly add to the loss for the company in terms of quality and quantity of work they are able to deliver.

Health, happiness and productivity are closely linked. Surveys have shown employees who are healthy are more likely to be engaged and satisfied in their work, thereby also increasing their work productivity and efficiency levels, which ultimately results into more profits for the whole company. So, the saying ‘health is wealth’ is true not just for an individual but also for the organisation as a whole.

Now, the question that arises is-

What are you doing as an employer to ensure the good health of your workers?

Here  eKincare can be a great aid by providing a wellness platform that integrates medical records, healthcare services and leverages predictive analytics to design wellness initiatives and reduce healthcare cost.

Technology + Analytics = Good Health

EKincare’s personalized platform provides employees an ability to assess, track and stay informed about their health using proprietary algorithms.

A good wellness program is one that can be measured. To ensure this, eKincare helps the company with :-

  • Appropriate wellness strategy.
  • Key performance metrics to measure it at the population and individual level.
  • Continuous wellness trends.

 

To promote wellness among your workers and to keep them happy, a sustainable approach should be followed. Being healthy should be a norm that every employee of the company embraces and is able to avail of.

 

Are you ready to assess your current wellness plans and understand how eKincare can maximize Return on Investment out of your wellness budget?

EKincare corporate wellness programs are the right solution for you. They bring a host of benefits that are designed to make your employee wellness programs a smooth and hassle free process. With focus on helping you improve your corporate wellness the eKincare programs are ‘tailor made’ to suit organizational requirements.

For more information click here – www.ekincare.com

Why I decided to download and start using this app :

Recently, I was witness to a difficult dilemma faced by a colleague of mine. This person had recently got transferred from Delhi to Chennai. His family members were still in Delhi and he stayed alone in Chennai. He had a history of high blood pressure and heart disease, so he always kept his medical files with him. But on one of his journeys back from home, he forgot his medical file at Delhi. Co-incidentally, on the next day itself, he developed high BP problem and had to consult the doctors but proper prescription of treatment was not possible without checking his previous medical records. Even the courier services couldn’t have transported his records within a few hours. Luckily, one of his relative in Delhi got the idea of scanning and sending the reports through e-mail, thus, he could be given proper treatment on time. But that was indeed a very cumbersome task.

If he had his records digitized and consolidated at one place which could be accessed from anywhere, he could have been saved from a lot of trouble and  he needn’t worry about always carrying his bulky files or about forgetting to carry them.

These days , with the rise of chronic diseases, regular body, dental and vision checks can help find problems before they start. With the help of this app, problems can be detected early and chances of treatment and cure are better.

So, make use of the opportunity to ensure good health for your own self, your family members and also your employees.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Datsun Redi-Go

I like visiting new places but I don’t like travelling; that is travelling in a plane, bus or train. I dislike flying and also hate the departure delays, airport lines and crowds at the stations. So, for visiting new places, the only means of transport left for me is my humble car.

 

I love going on road trips. Road trips provide me the flexibility of visiting a place according to my own time and wish, without the hassles of booking tickets and other inconveniences. I don’t even need to be away from the comforts of my home for too long. And, of course, I have the luxury of driving through the scenic remote areas with eye-catching views where I can sit for hours simply admiring the natural beauty.

 

Over the years, my car has proved to be a steady companion for me on many of my road trips. But, now as my family and the circle of my friends is growing, I have been looking for a bigger car within my budget. After all, enjoying a road trip with family and like- minded friends, doubles the fun.

 

So, the announcement of the launch of its latest car Datsun Redi-Go by Nissan has come at a very opportune moment. Redi-Go is India’s first ever urban cross. This new car is a unique fusion of compact crossover and urban hatchback. It has already created quite a buzz in the car market. It is a car with the driving experience of a hatchback along with the ruggedness of a sports utility vehicle (SUV), priced between 2.5 lakhs to 3.5 lakhs.

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The Redi-Go will compete with the Maruti 800 Alto, Eon from Hyundai motors and the Kwid from Renault India. The company has started pre-launch bookings for Redi-Go since May 1, 2016. Deliveries for the car will start from June 2016.16TDIindrhd_i2W015x

 

Dimensions of Datsun Redi-Go

Length 3,429 mm
Width 1,560 mm
Wheelbase 2,348 mm
Ground Clearance 185 mm
Turning Radius 4.73 m
Height 1,541 mm
Boot Space 222 litres

 

I am really excited to take a test drive of this car as I find most of its features really appealing. Specially these three:

1] Value for money:

The company statement mentioned that Redi-Go is powered by a fuel efficient 0.8 L (800 cc) three cylinder engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The car is expected to give a mileage of over 25Km per litre. This fuel economy is definitely wallet friendly. The shift indicator is easy to read and it displays the ideal time to shift for maximum efficiency and performance. The price of the car easily fits in the budget of middle class households looking for a car in this segment. With all its attractive features, this car is a very good option in this budget.

Price of Datsun Redi-Go in India

Variant Expected price (Ex-Showroom)
D Rs 2.5 Lakh
A Rs 2.70 Lakh
T Rs 3.2 Lakh
T option Rs 3.5 Lakh

 

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2] Spacious and Stylish Interiors:

The tall body structure of the car gives comfortable space for both the front and rear passengers and the cabin looks very spacious. The high driving position and high structure enable the driver to be aware of the real road situation. The dashboard panel is stylish and very user friendly with a digital tachometer.  The drive computer displays the average mileage along with the fuel remaining. With seating for five, along with enough boot space the entire family can enjoy a ride together, very comfortably. The design and fabric of the car seats is of a high-end quality.

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3] Superior Air-Conditioning

Air Conditioning of the car is of paramount importance in the scorching Indian summers. The air circulation in Redi-Go’s air conditioner is precisely calculated according to Indian weather conditions. This ensures that passengers inside the car are always comfortably cool, irrespective of the heat outside. Its 89cc compressor provides high cooling capacity. Even the rear seat occupants receive ample cooling through the optimally placed A/C vents. And in  Chennai, which has only two weather conditions throughout the year- hot and hotter, a good A/C system of a car is very significant, useful and appealing feature. The good cooling capacity is a major plus factor in the sultry and humid conditions here, where the A/C of most cars in this price range prove to be almost ineffective on hotter days.

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The company has revealed that the car will be available in 5 colors- White, Ruby Red, Silver, Lime and Grey.

 

The stylish exteriors of Redi-Go which give it a dynamic, sophisticated and premium look are also a great point of attraction for me. The car has features like day-time running LED lights, which were till now available only in high segment cars. The modern looks of the car make it stand out from other cars in this segment.16TDIindrhd_i2W057x

 

I would love to test the Redi-Go on the East Coast Road (ECR) en-route to Mahabalipuram where I often go on my spur-of-the moment weekend road trips. It is 40 kms from where I stay. I would test it for the comfort and easy maneuverability on the road.

 

The two unique features which make the car excellent to tackle Indian roads and drive away my driving blues on the city roads are also very important to mention:-

 

  1. First is the high ground clearance of 185 mm which is the best in this class of car segment. It helps to deal with the low obstacles one often encounters while driving on rough Indian roads.

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  1. Second feature is the turning radius of just 4.73 m, which makes it suitable for the city use, where traffic is a perpetual menace. This factor of Datsun Redi-Go will serve as a boon while parking in crammed up spaces and on steep turns.

 

In my opinion, it is a very good car in this budget which provides complete value for money and is a good option both for those looking for a car in the entry level segment and for those looking for a second bigger car for the whole family to travel together.

With its features, it is the best car to buy for the daily office commute or for other purposes like road trips.

 

Nissan has 217 outlets in 165 cities, and 300 sales and service outlets by March 2017 are planned as the company understands well that giving good service after selling the car is very important.Datsun_i2_013X.jpg

Prospective customers can also book Redi-Go through snapdeal.com, the online e-commerce platform. Pre-bookings can be done by paying Rs 5000. Datsun has also launched an app called ‘Datsun India App‘ to book the car and keep the interested buyers updated about latest information about the car.

 

So get ready to drive to your destination in your dream car- Datsun Redi-Go along with your entire family with confidence, enjoying your freedom while having complete fun.

 

Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross – Datsun redi-GO – the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

 

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Beautiful Journey Towards Motherhood !

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“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new”~Osho

 

One of the happiest moment of my life was when I got the confirmation of my pregnancy. That moment is truly memorable. Pregnancy is a unique and life-altering journey. It brings along immense joy and excitement. It is the beginning of a beautiful journey that lasts a life-time.

 

For me, it was a time of transition, growth and profound awakening. I developed new perspectives and started seeing things and situations in new light with a totally different viewpoint. I could feel a new sense of responsibility.

“That first pregnancy is like a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while it is just the horizon- and then one day, birds wheel over that dark shape and it is suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots.”~Emily Perkins

 

The preparations for having a healthy baby starts long before one gets the confirmation of pregnancy. The best approach to follow is a natural and holistic lifestyle. One should avoid smoking and drinking in order to keep the body healthy and fit.

 

After I got the confirmation of pregnancy, although I was ecstatic and anxious at the same time, the first question that cropped up in my mental arena was “When will the baby arrive in my hands to cuddle and to love?” I wanted THAT moment to arrive at the earliest.

 

As the news reached my near and dear ones, I was bombarded with lots of do’s and don’t’s from all corners. Based on that advice I decided to take proper rest, care and caution. I went for the regular antenatal check ups and diligently followed my gynae’s instructions related to vitamins, diet and exercise.

 

Proper diet and nutrition is of utmost importance for a would-be mother. This is necessary for the proper development of the fetus. Doctors often suggest special pregnancy diets with supplements and added vitamins. It was a really challenging time, as I had to alter most of my habits and routines keeping in mind the well-being of my baby.

 

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But I could overcome all the challenges with the unflinching support and loving care of my loved ones, specially my hubby. I was continuously pampered with different varieties of food preparations and all sorts of comforts were taken care of. But the constant feeling of nausea hardly allowed me to consume anything for the first couple of months.

 

The neighbours would turn up with new, healthy dishes, hoping that i would somehow overcome the nausea and relish eating their preparations. It was a big help. The family atmosphere was kept happy and cheerful so that I did not become stressed or worried at all.

 

The first trimester was a mixed bag- with the euphoria of knowing that i will soon be a mom, mixed with uneasiness of constant nausea and crippling morning sickness. It was a tough period. Due to hormonal change s almost the whole body got affected in some way or the other. It underwent several changes. These were very overwhelming initially.

 

More over, extreme tiredness, mood swings, heartburn, completely altered my behavior. Strange craving for ice-cream at midnight and even stranger dislike for certain other things like incense, perfume, etc. were crazy. Hubby dear was on the receiving end because of all these anomalies.

 

Maintaining an active routine helped me a lot and i remained sane. By being active, the blood supply to the fetus remains optimum.

Luckily these conditions, started disappearing somewhere around the 2nd trimester. As the pregnancy progressed, I started feeling much better and more relaxed. The initial discomforts settled down.

 

The second trimester was easier than the first one. The nausea and tiredness were negligible and very rare. But a lot of physical changes started happening in the body like stretchmarks- on abdomen, thighs, lower back, swelling of ankles etc. I felt a little conscious and inhibited. Initially amazed how fat how widely my body was undergoing changes but soon I accepted my new body image.

 

The beautiful thought of my baby growing inside my body made me accept the changes wholeheartedly. This small compromise was nothing compared to the amazing gift my body was about to bestow upon me and my dear ones in the form of my baby.

 

There are multitude of remedies available nowadays for stretch-marks, in the form of vitamin- e creams and bio oil. With the proper application all through my pregnancy, I was able to counter this problem to a great extent.One can be a yummy mummy according to one’s wishes.

The moment when I first felt my baby move inside me is beyond any explanation and expression. It was like epiphany, the most profound expression of creation possible in the physical realm. I couldn’t stop thanking God again and again for making me a part of his team for Divine Creation. I felt totally humbled and was in immense gratitude for getting this amazing opportunity.

 

It is a magnificent feeling to realize that you are carrying life within you; that you carry the future of mankind inside.

Now I could hardly wait to hold my baby in my arms. All family members were also waiting with lots of anticipation and with prayers on their lips for the baby to arrive.

“A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.”

Soon the day arrived when my darling angel son was placed in my arms and I proudly wore the crown of motherhood.

 

“Babies are bits of star dust blown from the hand of God. Lucky is the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star”~ Larry Barreto.

 

“I’m writing about my wonderful journey of pregnancy for the#YummyMummy blogging activity at BlogAdda in association with Marico Bio Oil.”

Abandoned Warehouse and the Chosen One- part 2

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Read  Part 1  here.

 

“How are you feeling now?” asked  Victor after we reached our hostel.

I couldn’t think of anything else other than the rendezvous with the aliens. The box was full of computer peripherals. There was a capsule tugged safely in a corner. Some uncontrollable force made me take that capsule instantly. The next thing I knew, i had  a horrible pain in my head which knocked me off.

 

Soon, I was able to feel the machines around me. I could feel a connection with them. I could control them. Driving back home, I was using this ability. Right now, I was checking  everyone’s devices for traces of any info on those aliens.

 

I couldn’t find anything. I could feel a little restlessness  inside me. Was it because of my newly gained powers?

Joel switched on the television and the first words that we heard were-

‘Tech giant Dave Wilson brutally killed in a horrific blast while in his home. The cops haven’t ruled out foul play, but the prime causes might be faulty wiring and short circuit in the electrical wiring of the house.’

 

I was damn tired, and this news didn’t do me any good. I walked outside to get some fresh air; only to get knocked hard on the head.

 

When i woke up, i found myself lying in front of a big bulky person.

“So, you have the ability within you. Let me teach you something” He said, which was follow ed by 2 drones zeroing in towards me.

 

I closed my eyes, but still i could feel the mechanics  inside the drones. A graph like map filled my mind; and the time slowed down. I could hear a faint beating of a drum broken  by long  intervals in my mind. Everything was happening in slow-mo.

 

I controlled their receivers, swapped them up, shut their controllers out, u-turned them and made them charge towards the bulky guy.

 

The graph on my mental screen went off just when I wanted it to. The drum beat faded as well; returning to normal time speed.

 

To be continued.
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Miracle

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Each Breath we take is a miracle in itself. To experience a miracle, we don’t need to walk on water or fly in air. The real miracle is with us- the breath we take. Each moment of our lives, we can feel the wonder of being alive.

How wondrous breath is. BREATH IS LIFE !

Pay attention, be aware of and feel the gratitude for each breath you take. This will clear your mind like a calm river.

Inhalation and exhalation of breath is breathing.

How amazing is the system which governs our breathing mechanism. It almost happens unconsciously without any effort. BUT we all know how important breathing is!

Technically, it is important as our cells constantly need new supply of oxygen to produce energy which is supplied through breathing only. Without oxygen, cell damage and cell death will occur.

This is the one threshold which divides between BEING and NON-BEING, between existing and non-existing.

The way we breathe effects a lot of our conditions-our health, our emotions, our immune systems and state of mind.

EACH EMOTION HAS A CORRESPONDING  RHYTHM OF BREATH.

Have you noticed, how your breathing becomes fast and heavy when you are scared or highly stressed.

According to scientific research, our breathing pattern impacts our health in innumerable ways. Some are-

  • Shallow breathing leads to lower oxygen levels in the body, which results in increased inflammation, reduced immunity and higher anxiety. It can also impair brain function as brain needs more oxygen compared to other major organs.
  • Shortness of breath and heart diseases are linked.
  • Poor breathing can lead to sleep problems and high blood pressure.
  • 5 breaths per resting minute is a parameter for good health.

So, focus on breathing in a natural, calm way to achieve optimal health.

Stay Healthy !  Stay Happy !

 

 

prompt: Breath

Abandoned Warehouse and The Chosen One

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Nearing the end of our day trip to Mahapalipuram- a coastal town near Chennai; my friends Victor, Nick, Steve, Joel and I decided to stop at a roadside stall for a cup of steaming hot coffee.

The trip had been amazing. We enjoyed to the fullest and were tired to the bones, now just wanting to get back to our college hostel and crash on our beds. So, before we reached our hostel, we decided to stop for coffee in order to refresh ourselves a bit. I had been driving for long and was quite tired. I really needed that cuppa.

Soon, we restarted our journey back. The sky was getting heavily laden with clouds. This being the monsoon season, rains were a common occurrence in the evenings, so the dark clouds hardly bothered any of us.

It started raining heavily at the time of dusk. Just then, the car engine started making weird noises and I  found out that we were low on fuel. Now, this was something unexpected and worrisome.

It stopped right near a broken down building in the middle of no-where. All our efforts to restart it and at least drag it to the nearby repair shop proved futile.

We looked around to find some shelter and save ourselves from the heavy down pour. At some distance we found a building which looked like a warehouse. We decided to take rest and spend our night there before we went in search of a mechanic to repair our car, the next morning.

We took our belongings out of the car and hurried towards the warehouse. The lights inside the spacious hall were on, but no one responded when we rang the door bell. Just then, Joel gave a little push to the door and it sprang wide open.

Victor and Joel barged inside immediately without waiting for anyone’s permission, in order to escape from the heavy rain, that was now hurting on our skin like stones.They thought it was the perfect place to take shelter and spend the night. I was too tired to retaliate and dropped down like a dead mice on a near by mattress which lay spread on the floor .

 

I don’t remember when I dozed off to sleep, but I woke with a start. I was sweating profusely. The atmosphere in the warehouse felt miserably cold. When i looked around i found i was all alone in the big hall.

“Where are the others?” I wondered. “Might be searching around for something to eat, hungry fools” I chuckled to myself.

 

The eerie silence was broken by a deafening scream from the far end of the warehouse. Victor came rushing towards me and switched on  his powerful emergency flashlight. It was enough to flood most of the parts of the warehouse with light.

“What happened? Are you okay?” Victor asked. “Yeah I’m okay” I said, rising up.

“Then why did you scream?”

“No, it wasn’t me. Must have been someone else.” Victor’s face turned pale.

“Where are the others?” I asked

“Long story. It was Joel who saw” a weird shadow” peeking through the window first. Joel thought that the person might be the owner of this place and could help us in getting some thing for dinner. So, he went in search of the person but didn’t return after a long time. That got us worried.

Tensed, we decided to go and search for Joel. We split into two groups. We thought one would stay here and one would go in search of Joel. It has been a long time since Nick and Steve have gone in search of Joel. While they were gone, I saw that shadow again. I switched the light on and saw nothing. That’s when I noticed Joel’s shoe near the entrance……” Victor stopped for a break.

 

“And as i moved towards the shoe, I saw bright lights on the far side in the direction where Steve and Nick went. Just to snuff out the chances of grabbing someone’s unwanted attention, I switched the light off.”

Victor stood up at this point. “I decided to stand guard…. That’s when I heard the deafening scream.”

 

Suddenly, the mighty flashlight started flickering and went out. “But I wasn’t the one who screamed”

“Then who on earth screamed?”

 

We didn’t move at all. We didn’t even make a single sound. Then slowly we saw Nick and Steve get closer to the warehouse hall. Slowly, Victor’s flashlight came back to life. Victor explained everything to Nick and Steve while I scanned the warehouse with his flashlight.

 

“You know what? I think we should check that little hut where you saw those  bright lights.” Nick said.

Victor was not pleased with the idea “Are you out of your mind?”

“Do you have a better idea?” I interrupted.

 

We slowly crept towards the hut and opened the door. We were in for a surprise. The hut only had a door, it didn’t have a roof or other walls. Something gigantic which looked like a big machine was safely kept there, hidden under empty boxes and barrels. It had all sorts of weird machinery and lights in it.

 

“Hands up Homo sapiens” a voice said behind us.” Oh! so these folks were the origins of the mysterious shadows”, i wondered aloud. The aliens had been occupying the desolated abandoned warehouse. That gigantic machine was their spaceship.

“Help us get out of here. Do not dare to stop us. We don’t mean any harm to you.” The  two aliens said.

“What do you want?” I asked, both astonished and worried.

“We need your help, we have run out of fuel. Can we take it from your car? said one of the aliens.

“But how can such a small amount of fuel as available in our car be useful for your big spaceship to fly you back to your planet” I inquired.

“Oh! no worries there! our spaceship is based on an advanced mechanism and is thus very fuel efficient” answered both the aliens in unison.

 

One of the aliens charged his gun and aimed at us. Due to some force, we were not able to move at all. He fired. It was something like a camera flash. All others dropped down and started snoring.

Just then, I noticed Joel in the same condition, lying on a bench nearby. So, that must have Joel who had screamed earlier, probably when he was shot at by alien’s sleep inducing gun.

 

On seeing me standing, the other alien muttered something to his buddy. They discussed something for a while and then collected the fuel from our car, gathered their supplies and loaded the spaceship.

“Your friends will be fine. Trust us. Don’t tell about us to anyone and  YOU ARE THE CHOSEN ONE.” saying this he sat on the other seat and THREW A BOX AT ME.

“SOURCE OF UNLIMITED MENTAL ENERGY,  Pretty outdated for us, but really novel for you Homo sapiens”, said that alien.

The other alien again muttered something “Alas! My friend not trusting you.” saying this the other alien fired the same gun at me, but surprisingly, I didn’t get knocked out like others.

The spaceship’s huge engines revved up and I saw them take off for the return journey to their planet.

 

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Image courtesy: pixabay.com

Different Types Of Meditation

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What is Meditation?  Click Here to know more.

Different types of meditation:

  1. Concentration meditation
  2. Mindfulness meditation
  3. Reflective meditation
  4. Heart centered meditation
  5. Creative meditation

 

(1) Concentration meditation:

Concentration is the central motto of all types of meditation, but in some techniques, main focus is only on building concentration. One needs to train the mind to focus and concentrate on nothingness or on an object in order to cut distractions. This helps in calming the mind. There are many types of concentration meditation techniques which help to gain concentration by overcoming distractions within and outside your mind to sustain mental focus.

Some of them are:-

a) Zen Meditation

b) Transcendental Meditation

c) Om Meditation

d) Samadhi Meditation

e) Chakra Meditation

 

 

(2) Mindfulness meditation:

This is one of the most powerful of all techniques. In this, the emphasis is on cultivating a highly receptive mindful attention towards any object or action within your sphere of influence. This meditation helps to learn to pay attention or be “mindful”. This is a great tool to overcome depression and anxiety. It can also provide pain relief .

Different techniques in this category are -:

a) Vipassana Meditation

b) Deep Breathing Meditation

c) Mindful Breathing Meditation

d) Walking Meditation

e) Sitting Meditation

 

(3) Reflective meditation:-

This type of meditation promotes disciplined thinking. In this, one has to choose a question, topic or theme and reflect upon it or analyse it. Hence, it is also called as analytical meditation. In the initial stages, when your thoughts wander to other topics, you need to discipline your mind to return to the chosen topic or question. In order to discipline the mind, one needs to have strong concentration.

After regular practice, thoughts will not wander off and your mind will be more in control. This is an important type of meditation to achieve calmness of mind. It also provides inner strength and conviction to transform your life by having control on your thoughts and mind .

Some questions you can choose to focus on-:

a) Who am I? What is my true nature?

b) What is the real purpose of my life?

c) What is my role in this universe?

d) How can I help eliminate or reduce suffering of others?

 

(4) Heart Centered meditation:-

This meditation is also know as Heart Chakra Meditation. In this, the focus is on radiance of love, kindness and compassion. Over time, practice of this meditation helps to heal the heart by releasing all fears and sadness by opening the heart chakra and removing any negative energy present there. One feels calm and very peaceful after doing this meditation. The goal is to increase the awareness of Divine Love. This helps to increase the emotional and physical well being of a person. It helps in coping with stressful experiences. 

 

(5) Creative Meditation:-

This form of meditation helps you to cultivate and strengthen different qualities of your mind such as appreciation, joy, compassion, patience, humility, empathy, fearlessness, tenderness and may other. This is done through visualization done as per guidance through an audio or the visual medium. Visualization can help in bringing about major changes. This technique helps to get rid of negativity and problems that act as blocks in achieving the desired state of self.

 

Generally, the meditations which are commonly  practiced are a combination of two or more of the above mentioned techniques.

Hope this helps you to know about different ways of meditation. Choose the technique which you are comfortable doing and which resonates with you. This will be the most beneficial and effective for you.

Learning any meditation under the guidance of a knowledgeable teacher is the best way to experience it. Meditation will definitely help you to Refresh and reinvent yourself.

 

I would love to know your meditation experiences. Please share them in the comment section below !