There are many routes to relaxation, including yoga, meditation etc. Here i share you two easy method of relaxation in brief. You can do them when anxiety strikes, or regularly everyday.
1)
Sit with your eyes closed. Relax your muscles, starting with those in your feet and working with slowly through the legs, torso, neck and face. Breathe only through the nose. As you breathe out, repeat the word ‘Om’ or ‘two’or ‘cool’or any other simple word you like. Continue the repetitions for 10 to 20 minutes.
2)
Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose. When you breathe in you should push out your abdomen. Hold and count to four. Then, letting your shoulders and neck muscles relax, exhale slowly and comfortably to the count of six. As you breath out you abdomen will go in. Repeat the sequence four or five times to banish tension. Every time when you breath in, think that you are taking lots of positive energy and thoughts to your body and mind. When you breath out , think that you are throwing out all your worries, negative thoughts and illness.At the end feel like cool..
For more queries or method , contact dr. jolly parikh.

Today’s new blog is iron rich recipe for pregnant women.

Masoor Palak soup
Ingredients :-

3 / 4 cup chopped Spinach
1 / 4 cup Masoor dal
1 onion
2 medium tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
1 / 2 cup skimmed milk
Salt and red mirchi according to taste
one tea spoon sugar for gujarati taste

Method –
Wash all the vegetables and Dal.
Cut Spinach, tomato, onion and garlic.
Mix spinach, tomato, onion, garlic and Masoor dal in Pressure cooker. Add 3 cups of water. Make them boil and wait for 3 whistles.
When it gets cool, Grind the pulp with all water in the mixer.
Heat the soup for a while and add hot milk. Add salt and pepper to taste.

You can have whet bread veg. sandwich , any thepala or rice with it.

for more healthy recipes, contact Dr. jolly parikh

It is very difficult to get peace in pregnancy. So many odds and outs of body, less efficiency to work, unwanted advises and of course planning and arrangement for the baby…. don’t allow you in peaceful position.
But that’s normal. Everybody suffers from the same situation. You don’t worry and follow following steps :-
@ Select a cool, peaceful and comfortable place for sitting.
@ Close your eyes.
@ Deep breath for five times.
@ Observe your tummy and baby inside it for two minutes with close eyes.
@ Again Breathe deeply for five times.
@ Tell your mind, ( give suggestion) that I and my baby are always strong and under the care of God.
@ Speak twenty times any God’s (you believe) name or dhun.
@ Again Breath deeply and exhale from your mouth (as you blow) five times.
@ Rub your hands and get it warm. Put your palms on the closed eyes.
@ Open your eyes and get fresh and peaceful mind.

After 5 months of pregnancy, you may notice swelling of your feet and ankles, hands and fingers, particularly at the end of the day. It is normal to have extra fluid in your tissues during pregnancy, but much of the swelling should disappear after a good night’s sleep.

Tips to prevent swelling or puffiness

– Avoid high salt foods (like potato chips)
– Keep your feet up, on a stool or couch ,whenever possible
– Avoid standing for long periods of time.
– Do not wear tight shoes or chapples.
– Lie on your side to drain fluid from your puffy tissues.
– Try sleeping with your feet slightly higher than your heart. Raise the foot of your bed by putting a thick blanket or pillows under the mattress.
– Soak your feet in the warm water.
– Make sure to check your blood pressure.

This is totally iron rich roti and calcium + protein rich curd.

Ingredients –
2 cups bajra (black millet) flour
3/4 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
3 to 4 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/2 tsp garam masala (optional)
salt to taste
1 tbsp ghee for cooking

Method –
Combine all the ingredients to make a soft dough, using warm water.
Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 150 mm. (6?) diameter circle.
Cook the rotis on a hot tava (griddle) using a little ghee, until both sides are golden brown.
Serve hot.
The best combination with this roti is curd/buttermilk. You can have banana raitu, masala dahi or sprout raitu with it.

Enjoy and find any query, contact Dr. jolly parikh

* You can start breast feeding within an hour or two after birth.
* Keep your baby always near or touching with u in bed day and night.
* Do not allow your newborn to be given a pacifier.
* Breastfeed on demand as soon as your baby shows hunger cues such as increased activities, smacking her lips, making suckling motions, shows the expressions of searching your breast. Feed for as long as your baby desires, until she detaches spontaneously from each breast.
* Alternate the breast you offer first at each feeding to ensure equal breast stimulation and milk removal.
* Older babies will tend to feed from both breasts at each feeding but young infants may be satisfied with one breast.
* Frequent nursing will improve your milk supply.
* Ask for different positions of breast feeding and perfect latching.
For more questions and details , contact dr. jolly parikh

This week’s woman’s day special blog

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND TRY TO BE ALWAYS CHANGE POSITIVELY IN ALL ROLES OF LIFE

As a daughter –
remember your duty & love your parents
keep smiling towards them without complains
listen their complains calmly

As a sister –
Try to understand his beliefs by standing on his side once
Always help and love bhaiya without any expectations

As a wife –
Love, trust and be a friend of your honey
Always be with him at any ups and downs of life with patience and maturity

As a mother –
Role as a loving, cool teacher
Try to change yourself as they grow

As a daughter in law –
Always love and respect them as they are your lovely partner’s parents
Change yourself for happiness and peace with the help of positive attitude

As a working woman –
Understand and do not forget your priorities of life
Money is not everything

Give feedback on this women’s day and try to make happy others by you TODAY

***** Mix veg. Fada *****
ingredients-

1/2 cup fada (wheat)
1/2 cup moong yellow dal

2 cup vegetables
(chopped french beans, carrot, peas, bottle gourd, cabbage, corn, capsicum etc.)

chopped garlic 2tea spoon
chopped onion 2 tb spoon

2 teaspoon ghee
rai, cloves, methi seeds for Vaghar

spices – ginger chilly paste, salt , red chilly powder, turmeric powder according to your taste

Method –
Soak moong dal for half an hour.
Saute fada for five minutes in 1 teaspoon ghee in nonstick pan, keep a side.
Take a cooker.
Put 1 teaspoon ghee. do vaghar with rai, cloves and methi.
Now saute onion and garlic.
now drain water from dal and pour into the cooker.
Add fada and all vegetable and spices with it.
Add 4 cup water inside and let it boil.
Now close the cooker and wait for 3 whistles.

You can also eat it with curd or soup.
This is the best combination of protein, vitamins, fibers and carbohydrate.

For further receipis like this or any query – call dr. jolly parikh

It is always said that an active mother always gets an active child. Your behavior and daily activities effect a lot in creating baby’s nature and personality.
I suggest the following ….
cooking with interest
reading books
writing poems or stories
compilation of interesting topics
knitting
painting
music , vocal or instrument or listening
nature observation
stitching
craft and making creative things
walking
yoga and stretching
relaxation and breathing exercise
solving puzzles,word games, Sudoku etc.
playing games like chess, jigsaw, brain storming games
watching spiritual episodes or discovery
social work
Reading sanskrit
and much more….
We suggest u books, month wise activities and benefits of all
Anytime call us for your queries of suggestions
Astha ayu clinic – Dr. Jolly Parikh

It is not advisable to travel with sick baby. Always prefer winter season, make checked up your child with a doctor before long tour and have all necessary utility with you for baby.
Make sure in long tours with babies.
– Have boiled water container with you.
– Do not feed heavy,during journey.
– Prefer reservation and a/c vehicle.
– Never drink outside water. Use mineral water.
– Have enough clothes, caps (which close ears tightly),socks and blankets
– Take all medicines with dropper or cup with you.
The food is also very important part during travelling.
– Breastfeed babies must have breast milk instead of trying any other milk.
– Toddlers should have powder milk, and homemade food.
– Kids can have boiled milk, hot cooked food. e.g. rice, dal, bread toast with butter, dosa, sambhar, upma etc.
Don’t make them eat so much junk food. Try different liquids and have enough water.
Have hand sanitizer with you.