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Baba Dhaam

Baidyanath Jyotirling temple, also known as Baba Dham and Baidyanath Dham is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abode of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu Mythology the demon king Ravana worshipped Lord Shiva and in an attempt to appease the Lord began offering one head after the other as sacrifice. Pleased with Ravana’s devotion and sacrifice Lord Shiva descended to earth, played doctor and cured the injured Ravana. Since here, in this place God descended as a ‘Baidya’ or Physician (doctor) the place got its name, Baidyanath Dham; the place where the lord played Baidya.

Apart for the story attached to the name, many other interesting beliefs are attached to this most unique temple. This temple is contesting with 3 other temples for the enviable spot of being one amongst the 12 Jyotirling temples in our country. Some schools of thought believe Vaidyanath near Parali in Andhra Pradesh to be the Vaidyanath Jyotirlingam. Other schools of thought claim that Kiragram in Punjab and Dabhoi in Gujarat are the Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga temples.

The uniqueness just begins here and everything about this temple is different and unlike any other temple in the world.  The origin of Baidyanath Dham is full of antiquity.

According to Shiva Purana, it was in the Treta Yuga that the demon Ravana, King of Lanka, meditated upon Mahadeva seeking that the Lord should permanently reside in Lanka. Shiva got pleased and permitted Ravana to carry His Lingam (a symbolic from of stone tinctured with circle of light) to Lanka, warning Ravana to not to let go of the Lingam till he reached his destination.  If he does have to let go of it then the lingam would get fixed at that spot forever.

On his way back from Mount Kailash it was time for Ravana to perform his Sandhya Vandanam and he searched for someone to hold the Lingam for him till he completed his pooja. Lord Ganesha is said to have appeared in the disguise of a shepherd and offered to hold the Ligam, but only for a little while. As fate would have it, Ganesha called out Ravana’s name 3 times saying he was tired and would like to relinquish the Lingam soon. And by the time ravana returned from his pooja the Lingam was set on the banks of the river and the shepered was nowhere to be seen.

Another story goes that Gods conspired and begged Lord Vishnu do play some trick because if the Lingam reached Lanka then there was no stopping Ravana and his further destruction of the world.  So, Lord Varun entered Ravana’s tummy giving him an unstoppable urge to release self and at the nick of the moment Lord Vishnu appeared in the disguise of a Brahmin and offered to hold the Lingam till Ravana released himself. Ravana took too long to relieve himself and the Bramhin placed the Lingam and disappeared.  Ravana tried to push, nudge, lift the lingam with all his might to no avail; and out of sheer frustration and anger he kicked the lingam on top and pushed it further down into the earth.  Ravana immediately realised his folly and casino begged to be forgiven but what was done could not be undone and thus Baidyanath Dham came to being. The lingam has a small denture on top and is practically inside the earth; only the dented top is what is visible to the devotees. This jyotirling is also known as ‘Manokamana Ling’ because it was Ravana’s wish that was being fulfilled by the benevolent Baba, or Lord Shiva.

The origin of the temple and its present day structure also has colourful history attached to it.  The temple is famous since the 8th century AD, the last Gupta Emperor, Adityasena.  Later during Akbar’s reign Man Singh is believed to have visited this temple regularly; he is said to be the one who got the tank excavated, the Mansarovar tank of today.

This temple passed on through generations and in the 18th century due to a political turmoil the temple is said have fallen into the hands of Nawab of Birbhum  and then after the East India Company came in 1788, Mr .Keating, the then collector of Birbhum restored the temple architecture and handed it over full control to the high priest.

This sacred place is thronging with devotees throughout the year and has more than 7-8 million devotees; a world record, during the holy month of shravana. This particular month people offer water of the holy Ganges to the deity; the water is collected from Sultangunj. Sultangunj is about 106km from this temple and pilgrims cover this distance on foot carrying 2 sets of clothes and the holy water. An unbroken human chain in saffron- dyed clothes stretches all the way from Sultangunj to the temple. All the pilgrims address each other as ‘bum’ and some devotees pledge to cover this 106km distance overnight, non-stop. They are called Dak-bum’s. Many villagers set up camp on either side of the trail selling food, shelter and massage oils. The tired bare foot pilgrims relax, get a massage done and walk on with renewed energy.

Another unique thing about this temple is women can visit this place during the shravan month particularly, even if they are having their monthly cycle. Secondly, because it is Bhole Baba’s temple one can see almost every other pilgrim smoking ‘ganja’ and lost to the world around!

The queen of Nepal (seeking a child) is also said to have covered this journey once and it took her the whole month of sharavan to cover the 106km.

Babadham is located in N.E. Jharkhand, 4 miles from /Jasidih station on the Eastern Railway.  It stands near G.T. Road connecting Delhi with Kolkata. Regular passenger buses ply from Ranchi, Bokaro, Jamshedpur and other places.

Hotels are innumerable but since this is a very small place, it is better check properly before choosing.The website: www.babadham.org/shrawan.php has detailed information about everything pertaining to this holy place.

 

Youth of Tomorrow

The age of 15 going on 16 to probably 18 -19 is decidedly the best and the worst phase of life. Some probing will reveal that God made it that way on purpose; the testing years to see who passes with flying colors and who is doomed to life after life till His passing grades can be acquired!  . Life has to be lead in a balanced way is what is taught by every religion and every scripture reiterates the same thing. And this lovely age of 15-19 is the decider years; a career path is chosen now, the mind wanders in every direction, forbidden thus alluring, defies and rebels to toe the line tries to create its own new path of life.  These years are when the youth feels as if He/she rules or can rule the world and they are Lord and Master’s of their own destiny. They want to do everything, but study. They wish to be everywhere but at the study table and God makes it impossible for them to be anywhere but the study table! Their decider years and peer pressure, parents breathing down their neck and the Damocles’ Sword of career hang all the time and the rosy beautiful present is never enjoyed to its fullest because of the gloomy dark future picture which keeps popping up.

The present generation invariably has this grouse of not being able to live their life and most parents are frustrated because even though they, the parents, totally understand their children and their frustrations, they are unable to say or anything to the contrary. The children cannot while away their time because the next 2 years are the defining years, the make or break years! They cannot afford to dream, watch too much TV, sit idle and doodle; all this is a taboo for them. God made it like that; waste your best years and waste your life…or work these 2 years and build your life! These are the foundation years…pass this test and reap the results lifelong! That is precisely why these are the crucial years.

It is like the youthful present is only a frame in which the photos of the future need to be filled, no picture of the present at all apart for hard work and labor. This is the debate which happens in the mind of every youth; the precise reason why God made ‘youth’ as the most defining period of one’s life. Thus youth is a tight rope walk, a fine balance between frolic and seriousness and walking this tight rope successfully to the other end is the key to a successful life ahead. Youth is not to leave anything, rather it has to focus on the priorities and the needless leaves them and there is no pain of ‘letting go’ or losing.

In addition to choosing a career path the ideal youth of tomorrow must also chose a spiritual path to follow alongside his/her career path. Absolute clarity of thought and purpose is imperative before youth can embark on this journey of life.  Life needs two wings, material and spiritual, to be able to reach the pinnacle of its existence and lead a purposeful life. When youth casino choose only the career path, they are embarking on their journey with only one wing; the material wing. They simultaneously need to breathe life into the spiritual wing too; to maintain the balance and allow life to fly smoothly on both the wings. If the youth focuses only on career now and waits for a later date to join the spiritual path then the spiritual wing is yet to take off and the bird will fly online casino at a lower height, struggling and groping for balance.

Most of us, unfortunately, start searching for meaning and purpose of our life in middle age; by then we are so tuned to a materialistic life that bringing the spiritual wing to the same keel is very difficult and unachievable. By the time the other wing touches and we gain some semblance of balance we are too old, tired or worse, dead, without reaching our goal. We are still engrossed in the material worldly mesh and unable to convince ourselves to see more in life than office credentials and bank balances!  The youth of yesterday were taught to focus only on career and bank balances, which bred arrogance and fed their ego. They thought all was within reach without the help or name of the Lord. Middle age came and with it some realization and eye opening also happened; our arrogance to think we could do it on our own when we are young was a wrong notion.  We needed Him more then, than we need him now. So, youth is the time, the right to take off with the help of both wings. The old of today is wiser from falls and scrapes and warns the youth from sheer experience to utilize the time and age propitiously.

Youth can start the journey on both wings and it is a known fact that the material wing, fed and nourished is never able to bring true happiness and success. Whereas the spiritual wing, nourished and looked after helps the material wing to grow too, it does not fly solo.

Lastly, a divine soul has written about a civilized society thus, ‘True civilization is the creation of a society where all individuals strive for personal perfection by aiming at the proper goal. This can only be achieved by bringing balance into our existence, flying like a bird on two wings, the spiritual and material wings, with the two in perfect balance.’

Overcoming Shyness

Insecurity

 It is usually our own inhibitions; insecurities and a pre conceived image of the self which makes us feel shy, leading to insecurity.  A weakness or fear which sets in a feeling of imperfection, causing a dint to the ego or self-image results in insecurity. This self- image makes us vulnerable and we resist or shy away from other situations and people alike.  People, especially the youth, go through this phase of insecurity when their ideal- self image clashes with the real-life self or when they experience disappointment too often and too recurring for them to overcome the negative situation. This youth withdraws into a shell and becomes shy or some tend to bury the disappointment with a show of aggression and bullying.

Most of the times, it is either the emotional self or the physical self which causes insecurity.  Insecurity pulls down our confidence and self esteem takes a beating. Finding out what the core issue is which is causing the insecurity; it could be physical appearance like complexion, voice or lack of enough money, whatever may be the reason, the beginning to recovery will only come if we pin point the reason which brings in the insecure feeling. Insecurity also creeps in if the person is too set or rigid, inflexible with the way he/she wants to be, look or behave. In real life though, not all goes as planned and the obstinate person invariably faces disappointment and it becomes incredibly difficult to accept oneself; to face reality. Getting rid of this insecurity is many times difficult because acknowledgment comes after a very long time and insecurity being such a personal thing to each one of us; it is tougher to get rid of it. Most of us usually succumb to it, only the brave acknowledge it and Abortions currently permitted by Hyde shall be covered in the Community Health affordablehealth.info Option to the same extent as they are under Medicaid. seek ways and means to combat insecurity and hope for a free secure life.

Feeling shy about a new place, person or a new event is very natural reaction and it cannot be attributed to inherent shyness. Even a boisterous over confident person senses ‘butterflies in the stomach’ sensation before embarking on anything new.  Insecurity stemming out of physical attributes results in shyness and low confidence level with regards to self-image, this batters the emotional levels also to a certain degree, but insecurity which has emotional reasons as it’s trigger results in emotional problems, low self esteem, depression and the like. The second needs to be addressed with a sense of urgency. Self image needs a definite mind shift and a renewed perspective of the self.

To lead a better holistically happy life, the sooner these insecurities are gotten rid of the better for us. Let us look at a few things that can be done differently to b able to overcome insecurity, it is easier said than done, but is imperative if one is determined to make the change:

Acceptance is the first step, learn to accept and like yourself the way you are. You are your own comparison and you are your own parameter. Comparing with anyone else will be futile because no two individuals are made the same way! So how can they behave or be the same? Start by accepting who you are, appreciate yourself and then you will start seeing where improvements can be made. If the beginning itself is rejection and criticism of the self then one can only see faults and imperfections and correcting so much will be an uphill task.

Stop being judgmental and critical about yourself; it only attributes to pulling down the self esteem and seeps in more insecurity. Write one good thing about yourself every day, morning and evening. Take time to look at yourself and see the good in you and why you are special and how you can make these your strengths to overcome your weaknesses.

Every small achievement of yours must first be recognized by you and you deserve a treat for every milestone crossed. Do not listen to what others have to say about you, start listening to yourself. Strictly avoid discouraging company and friends who make you feel bad or low about yourself. Seek out new friends who can teach a few good things without putting you down or being judgmental about you.

The world is a big place and we all have people who find us worthy. It is just when we start feeling worthy about ourselves is when the other person also begins to look at you with an appreciative eye. This in itself is a morale boost and uplifts the confidence levels. Change the image you have of yourself and the world automatically looks at you the way you look at yourself.

This is just the beginning, stick to the task and you are on your way to overcoming insecurity and take on new challenges in life.

Parashuram temple

Kumbalgarh in the state of Rajasthan, India is most popular for its fort, the invincible Kumbalgarh Fort. The fort is a just the tip of the iceberg and this wondrous town has amazing places to visit and bowl the visitor with awe and excitement. One of the most amazing of these places is the legendary Parashuram temple.

The Parashuram temple is located inside an ancient cave wherein sage Parashuram dwelt for some time during the Treta yuga. He is also considered to be the 6th avatar of Lord Vishnu. This temple is where he meditated after seeking the blessings of Lord Rama.  To know Lord Parashuram a little better: He is the avatar of Vishnu, pupil of Shiva and the descendant of Lord Brahma himself, so he is also considered to be Trimurti in some parts of India and worshipped thus. He is the only avatar who lived to see and meet His next avatars also, namely Lord Rama and Lord Krishna.

This remote temple down the hill is about 25-30kms from Kumbalgarh or about 14km from Sadri village. The taxi reaches up to a point on the hilltop and then there is a 2-3 km descent from this point to reach this natural beauty in the foothills of aravalli mountain range. The temple is very small and rather out of the way so not many people know about it or visit it either. It had a very worn out and dilapidated look, rather unkempt; with an occasional villager or a rare tourist making the descent or the climb up to return to their hotel. We went, thanks to the resort PR manager and enjoyed the experience.

This temple sits in a cave 3995 feet above sea level and has naturally formed figures of Lord Shiva and his son Lord Ganesh on the rock inside the temple. The temple is also unique, because it is not a temple exactly the way temples traditionally are. There is a natural break and opening in the rock which has a Shivaling; which again is believed to be naturally formed (Swayambhoo) jutting out from the surface of the rock. It is believed that Lord Parashuram used to use this tunnel online casino within the rock to go up to the river’s banks to collect water and return to this cave and worship lord Shiva. On the top is the shape of a cow’s udder where water flows continuously drop by drop and falls on the head of the Shivaling.  The priest will also inform you that the source is from nine kunds or ponds which never go dry (one cannot see the ponds though). It is estimated that approximately nine lakh pilgrims visit this temple annually.
The temple priests as well as the local residents have many stories to narrate which are interesting and insightful. One of them is that till about 75- 80 years ago the udders used to be dripping milk on the lingam. The milk gradually changed to water and during the transition time there was a continuous flow of water and milk, or thin milk as the priests put it. Another belief attached is that if a childless couple prays here and a drop of water falls into their hands while they are praying, they are sure to beget a child blessed by the Lord very soon!

Till the recent past this temple did wear a rather forlorn look but Rajasthan tourism and the popularity of Kumbalgarh Fort has resurged life into this place in heaps and plenty. Festival days like Maha Shivaratri and Shravan are celebrated with a lot of fanfare and rejoicing. A large crowd gathers and pilgrims from nearby places keep coming to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva and pray for children and prosperity.

Fairs are organized twice a year, one on the Shravana Shukla shastami and saptami (6th and 7th) usually falling in the August or September when a large fair is held. We went in the middle of June, peak summer but the heat of Kumbalgarh is bearable and this trek can be completed in 3hours time. One should start early and get back to hotel before the sun peeks up. Enjoy and feel exihilarated:-)

Jaageshwar -Binsar

Jaageshwar -Binsar

A little about the name and its origin before moving to the famous temples in this wondrous area called Binsar. Binsar was originally known as Bineshwar and Binsar became the easy pronounceable choice. Most of the temples in this area are dedicated to the local Kumaoni God Gwalla or Golu. There are many temples dedicated to this God in this area, who is most renowned for his sense of justice. At the Chitai temple near Almora , people hang bells with letters to Golu asking for His mediation in legal issues.

Apart for the local Gods Binsar is home to one and only Mrityunjaya temple in the world and also a host of other temples in the Jaageshwar temple complex. These comprise about one hundred and more shrines, large and small, backed by huge deodar trees. There is a vast array of stone temples, all of them magnificently carved but the best are the shrines dedicated to the deities Jageshwar, Mrityunjaya and Pashtidevi, which have some beautifully intricate carving along the outer walls and main doorways. Most of the shrines are located in the main temple complex, but a kilometre away is the Dandeshwar group of temples, seven or eight shrines dominated by a massive temple with a towering spire.

Jaageshwar is believed to be one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of the country and has been an important centre for shaivism in our country. These 12 jyotirlingas are spread across the length and breadth of India but the location of these temples is contorversial too like all else in india. The eight one is the most controversial and has 3 claimants to this position. One is the Naageshwar temple in Aundh , Maharashtra, the second is the Dwaraka Naageshwara and the thirs is this Jaageshwar temple in Uttarakhand! The controversy arises from the fact that the scriptures describe the temple as ‘Daruka Vanam’. This translates to the Deccan plateau for some which originally was daruka vanam, for some others it is the Dwaraka temple. The Jaageshwar for others because it is located amidst dense deodar forests and casinostiver.com deodar is also known as ‘daruka’!

As you reach this 1000 year old temple complex there is a considerable drop in the temperature and it can get very cold under the shade of the lofty deodars trees which surround this beautiful temple complex. Jaageshwar assumes further importance because Saurabhi and Nandini flow down and converge in this holy place. The priest narrates the story that this jyotirling was originally known as ‘Naageshwar’ but changed by the locals over the years to ‘jaageshwar’ the presently known name. Naageshwar is the original name because the lingam inside the temple has a covering or ‘kavach’ which has a snake prominently displayed on it.  Next to the diety are 2 figures, a man and a woman about 4 feet high; the priest informs that they are the king and queen under whose reign this temple complex was constructed in the first place.

The whole temple complex has almost 124 temples and is a magnificent display of craftsmanship popular during that period. The oldest or the first constructed amongst these temples are the Mrityunjaya and the Dindeshwara temples respectively. Jaageshwar temple,or the shiva temple was built somewhere between the 8th and the 18th centuries and is the biggest temple of its kind along with 108 other temples in the same vicinity.

The other temple of interest is the ‘Pushti Devi’ temple. Pushti means nourishment so this is the goddess who gives the people what they need. The locals eagerly ask the visitors to focus not on the idol of the goddess but on the Yantra or the symbol, as present inside the temple and considered to be of real significance. The Sri Yantra has the figure of Goddess Kali etched on it. Story goes that when Kali defeated her enemies she was drunk with power and blood and danced all over the battle field in frenzy. Shiva was the only one who could bring her to her senses and calm her, which he did by lying down on the battlefield. Kali stepped over him in her frenzied state and immediately regained composure and conscious. The Yantra is a bit chipped off but the Goddess is still very visible on it.

Another temple called the Lakushila temple is also worth visiting. Apparently, Lakushila was one of the earliest teachers of the Pashupata philosophy and is considered to be an avatar of Lord Shiva. The name literally means ‘the Lord with a club’ and this is how the idol was inside the temple originally. Now all that is left is the Shivaling and most of the idols are preserved in the museum maintained by the archeological survey of India.

The architecture and superb carvings reflect the cultural efficacy and Buddhist influence. The archeological importance of this temple increases multifold for this exceptional difference and the intricate carvings and their depiction of the rich culture during those times demand a closer look.

In all almost 175 sculptures are housed in the museum and each is a wondrous beauty to behold. Photography is prohibited which makes this museum a must visit. All the details are available on the website and have further details too.

Jaageshwar is about 125kms from Kathgodam, 35kms from Almorah and about 85-90kms from Pittoragarh. The Temple is on the Kailash -Mansorvar yatra route. The accommodation options are very few and numbered and prior booking is advised. Jaageshwar itself has no known places to stay, but Binsar has Club Mahindra resorts and some others also. KMVN guest house is by far the other best option for stay purposes. However, it is quite easy to drive down from Nainital, Almorah and Binsar to this temple site. The roads are good and also offer scenic beauty exemplary flora and fauna and many other delights, local cuisine stalls, the fish lake expedition and the giant frog on the bridge, lastly ‘Vridhha Jaageshwar’ or the older Jaageshwar are all worth seeing along the way.

Anxiety

ANXIETY

There is a small story which is kind of an ‘etymology of sorts for anxiety’ explaining the origin of anxiety. When the Earth was ruled by pious people no corruption existed and it was always peace, calm and prosperity everywhere. The Gods showered boons and human beings could perform miracles. This made Satan or the Devil unhappy, because he never had anything to do and he felt very sad and lost, losing his ground, importance and identity. He did severe penance, willing God to grant him a boon.

When God appeared and said, ‘Son, I am pleased with your penance. What do you want?

Satan, ‘My Lord, Gods are happy because human beings worship them and they grant all the wishes of these mortals. Human beings also are very happy and are in need of nothing and fear nothing, so I have no role to play and no one thinks of me or wants me! I want o be able to influence these people’s life in some way, God. Give me some thing, even a small boon will be enough for me to be able to get some control over them, I beseech you my Lord.’

Lord thought a fleeting moment and said, ‘Okay, from now on Anxiety is yours. How you use it and what you do with it is your wish, how you wish to rule the world with this little word is your task. I grant you ‘anxiety!’ and saying this Lord smiled and disappeared.’

Anxiety has such a vicious grip over every single human being today and we all know the devil succeeded beyond his own expectations.

From children to adults the whole world is rife with anxiety; if they do over come one anxious moment then another seems to follow soon enough with more vengeance.

Anxiety is like a huge banyan tree giving shelter and branching itself into fear, depression, neurosis, worry to mention a few consequential behavioral problems. The physical side is also caught in the vice like grip of anxiety it causes headaches, migraines, heart attack, blood pressure problems to begin with and faithfully sticks to the host till death do part.  Almost all problems can be traced back to this single word ‘anxiety’.

The little child clutching desperately to the mother’s little finger refusing to let go, ‘separation anxiety’. First day at work or before an interview the ‘butterflies in the stomach’ sensation that we have is again anxiety. Going through a financial crunch and the bills are piling everyday leading up to a severe headache a sense of foreboding fear; another kind of anxiety. Many kinds of anxiety are small time and soon overcome but the repetition of anxious moments in one form or the other throughout our life is inevitable. The present times are such that almost all of us succumb to anxiety sooner or later and graduate to a chronic ailment; few brave ones rise above anxiety and cope with it smilingly.

Let us look at a few things to be able to join the second group of brave warriors who are able to cope with anxiety, what different do they do which gives them this strength?

Medication is the last resort and most avoidable one because medication makes the person lethargic and dependant on medicines; the long term personality change never comes around to a medicine addicted person. Apart for medicines the rest of the steps which can be test run are mentioned below:

Maintain a dairy: This looks like a very irrelevant solution, but in verity, is the most effective one!  Dairy writing gives a moment of peace and quiet with oneself, the only time for true introspection and weighing ones options. Ponder on the key points of life and where it going, within reach or simply slipping from your fingers; all these are answered only when one sits down and put them on a paper. An honestly written dairy is like a mirror image of the heart and conscious online casino of the person.

It is a way of self-monitoring, what the triggers are and what excites the person or what causes tension and anxiety to the person. How often or what state of mind results in what reaction, which company has incurred this resultant emotional state; all of it comes across crystal clear from the dairy. It is the first to knowing oneself better and taking the corrective measures. Ones one starts to flip through the pages of the dairy the pitfalls to be avoided and the attributes to be applauded are visible.

This moment of introspection is a must first step for getting rid of any problem. The issues which are within ones control, the ones which can be alleviated, tempered can be seen and the ones which are beyond ones control also becoming glaringly apparent. The former ones can be acted upon and corrected and for the later the next external help can be resorted to.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Many who have high stress levels and are totally in the grip of anxiety need to go for consultation, begin with some medication and graduate to behavioral therapy as soon as possible. The therapy aims at developing skills so that the anxiety ridden person is enabled to cope with anxiety. The aim of this therapy is to help change the thinking of the person, from negative or pessimistic, defeating thoughts to optimistic, positive and winning ideas and ways. They are encouraged to challenge their anxieties and are helped to overcome them to be able to get back their confidence levels. Phobias when confronted with and overcome either lose the fear factor or the person gets desensitized to the phobia and is rid of it forever.

The therapy also encourages and gently guides towards a changed lifestyle, less dependence on stimulants and a self reliant way of life.

Eating habits and life style changes:  ‘All work and no play makes one a chronic anxious person’. Much depends on eating habits, what we eat, when and how too! The present times have made breakfast; lunch and dinner a hurried momentary activity combined with some other more important work. This is leaving its adverse affects and affecting all our faculties negatively.  A change in eating habits, what we eat and the attitude towards food is imperative. Exercise, meditation and yoga add to healthy body and healthy mind removing all signs of anxiety forever. These are a must incorporates into our daily lifestyle if we are seeking a permanent solution to overcome or get rid of anxiety altogether.

Let the steam out: One who is following the above three may never face an anxious moment, but in case such a situation does come by where we feel agitated and a feeling of anger begins to simmer; let the steam out! Bottling up feelings leads to ulcers, negative thinking and the whole satanic cycle of anxiety begins. It is very humane to feel anger or irritation or anxious every now and then, walk it off or let it out of the system. Do not allow anger to control or get a grip; different things in different ways give favorable results and we are on our way to leading an anxiety free life for the most part.