If Not The Happiest; Certainly Most Satisfying!

That’s when I swim here, in the river I grew up.

Most satisfying and happy to be in the water and swim forever, deeply lost in the happy memories of childhood and the many many stories around this river.

The water used to be like this or better for about 10 of the 12 months a year. But it’s good only when it rains heavily.

Now’s the time and I won’t miss it.

This particular area is named ‘vattakkayam’ meaning a round and deep water body. It’s the deepest and widest part of the beautiful river flowing down from the mountains.

And it’s right in front of the house i grew up in.

Right now it’s some 7 1/2 feet deep. The current is strong, perhaps camouflaged by the depth of the water.

As such it’s a good swim against the current.

And I must say that it aides my precious dream of wearing a six pack, the outline of which is probably seen.

The swim against the strong current certainly aides the process. And it’s a clear motivation to be swimming for over an hour alone.

Correction, I was accompanied by the many heroic and sweet childhood memories in the river.

And of course the six pack dream.

Certainly most satisfying and happy.

If Not The Happiest; Certainly Most Satisfying!

Pranayama and Plank

Are two of the most desirable workout disciplines we should include in our exercise regimen.

I must admit that I am guilty here on both counts. That’s after learning both and recognising both as simple and doable anytime, anywhere.

As such, by posting this blog, I am urging myself and my friends here to make an earnest effort to incorporate both in our lifestyles.

Of course, plank is strenuous, requires some stamina but we don’t have to do 120 seconds till we are comfortable with it. Let’s start with 30 seconds and progress. Let’s do it once or preferably in a few sets for about 5 days a week.

But Pranayama is simple. We don’t have to do it by assuming a yogic legs on thighs posture. We can do it while sitting on a chair and relaxed. Just that we follow the correct breathing and holding steps.

I am returning to them. Let’s do the usual mutual support.

Pranayama and Plank