Friday, August 31, 2012

UNMUKT CHAND AND ST STEPHEN'S COLLEGE, RULES ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN - CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL

UNMUKT CHAND AND ST STEPHEN'S COLLEGE,  RULES ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN -- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL


Unmukt Chand and his team manfully faced the chin music dished out  by the aggressive Aussies, down  under, and he came out victorious.  

He came back to India with the U19, Cricket World Cup, to a rapturous welcome.


Then came the cold water dumped on his head, by his college dean , Thampu Saab , which shook him back to harsh reality.   

He would NOT be permitted to take his exams , as he did NOT have the requisite attendance.  

He would be detained . Worse still ThampuJI  would NOT even congratulate him.  

Valson Thampu, is a rabid Hindu hater, and was appointed by Sonia Gandhi’s advise as the Chairman NCERT curriculum Review Committee.



This delusional man came on National TV at prime time and was at his cynical best.  Rules are rules. It does NOT matter to St Stephen, that he won the World cup for India or did some other world beating exploit.  Unkind words are like nails. Even if the nail is taken out, the holes remain.

Thampu Saab , the dean spake as if he had divine sanction , in a “if you don’t like it you may lump it”  manner  “There is no way he can be promoted. The rules don’t permit that.  We’ve not detained him. Unmukt detained himself. This is for Unmukt and all other prospective Unmukts for the future”

For the un-initiated, Unmukt took admission in the arts stream of St Stephens college last year under the sports quota after obtaining 80 per cent marks in Class X and 74 per cent marks in Class XII.   Cricketing engagements have kept him away from the college and the 19-year-old has failed to garner minimum attendance stipulated .

“I don’t watch these cricket matches because you never know which is a fixed match,” he observed in a morbid manner.  ThampuJI says further . “ In our country we go overboard with regard to sports. We’ve seen all the muck during the Commonwealth Games.”

Way to go ThampuJI.

Sports Minister Ajay Maken has now stepped in to help the Under-19 Indian cricket team captain, Unmukt Chand, solve his academic woes. He shot off a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the Delhi University requesting to allow Unmukt take his exams, but also change the archaic rules for deserving sports persons .


Unmukt had played a heartwarming ,match winning,  unbeaten knock of 111 not out in the tense final against Australia to lead India Under-19 team to World Cup glory.  

ThampuJI has misjudged the mood of the nation.  If so, what type of an educator are you?

Now this is what I have to comment—

Unmukt is NOT asking for free degrees.  He is just asking for a chance to write the exams.

We all know the threadbare attendance of “unaccountable” Yuv-raj Rahul Gandhi in our Lok Sabha.  

We Indians also know the educational qualifications of our Queen bee Sonia Gandhi, who has been singled out for doctorates by three foreign universities. Three cheers to our DOCTOR Sonia Gandhi.

We all know what her educational qualifications are. And how she passed off her stint as a waitress in Cambridge restaurant , as a degree from the university.  Thank god for Subramanium Swamy. This means if you are a waiter in a Udipi restaurant at Mumbai , you can claim to be a graduate from IIT Mumbai.

My elder son sailed with me for 5 years . He skipped three years of school.  He had NIL ,or ZERO attendance.  The Principal encouraged him to sail and widen his horizons—God bless him. 

My son used to go back, write a special exam, tougher than the regular one, and max in all the subjects.  He got general proficiency right through school  .  In the final year of 12th a girl in his class and division, beat him to top rank in the All India 12th standard CBSE board exam ( Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Calicut ) . She stood first in CBSE India , by a mile, and she was the Youth Brand ambassador of India after Sania Mirza, bestowed by President Abdul Kalam.

Standards of education are far higher elsewhere in India , than in St Stephens Thampu saab.

When I did my Second mates and Mate’s exam in Mumbai , I had NIL attendance or ZERO attendance in LBS Nautical college.

It was compulsory to have a percentage of attendance , or you cant write the exam. My batch mates used to go to college daily.

 I did NOT go because I did NOT like to see the gruesome sights of dirty slums on the way from Reay Road to Haybunder Mumbai, which got me depressed and affected my whole day.  I am from Kerala where you can scoop off spring water from the gutters and wash the face.  We are not used to seeing small children wallowing in sh#t.  

So much that after passing my Mate’s orals I went to LBS college with my roommate , just to see what it looks like. I wanted a light for my cigarette, and I saw somebody walking past smoking. So I rushed to him and asked him for a light. I will NOT mention here if I got the light or not.

When I got back my horrified friends numbering about 15,  immediately took me to task for insulting Capt TK Joseph, an Extra Master, who was the most senior most and most respected professor in LBS college. All thought that I was being cocky as usual. 

Nobody would believe me that I had no idea who that man was—till my room mate in Seaman’s club told them that I have passed both my 2nd Mates and Mates exams with NIL attendance, and I really did NOT even know who Joseph was, leave alone recognize his face.

How could this happen? Well the people in charge of the attendance register were Ex-Captains, who were more worried about results.  As long as you hit a six, who cares how high your back lift was, where your back foot was and in which direction your right shoulder pointed — the purists could go to hell.  Dhoni with his helicopter shot will agree with me.  

In any case where is the intelligence in facing spin, cutters and swing with a straight bat?  That will be another post.

I did NOT go to college for my Masters too.  Capt TK Joseph taught Magnetism, a three hour exam paper, using the Kemp and Young rod method (and also Shear forces and Bending moments chapter of ship stability ).  I did my own studies of magnetism at the club, from a book by Merrifield.  Joseph’s class used to overflow and students stood at the doorway too.  I missed all of that deliberately.  

Now -- did I get that light?  

Today I consider myself as one of the best Compass adjusters on the planet, if not the best, and I have 30 years of practical experience doing this.  When I go to the ship’s monkey island with a  plus screw driver to compensate the magnetic compass , I do NOT remember a single dang line of what I learnt in magnetism for the exam —all I know is unlike poles attract like a boy and a girl.

So now, then let me define education—Thampu saab are you listening.

"When you have studied, written your exams and forgotten the whole dang thing, what remains in your head is education. It is all about boring new tunnels or connecting new pathways in your brain "- Capt Ajit Vadakayil.

Here is some wisdom for you Thambu JI. Take some time off to think.

A weak mind is like a microscope which magnifies trifling things –but just cannot receive the great ones.  Watch out for minions for whom pleasing a superior or following a rule, can become more important than campaigning for or doing the things he believes is right for the organization. Change is our greatest ally in these times.. The changes I and you have seen in the past 50 years is mind boggling , right?

The kind of thinking that brought you and me where we are,  will NOT get our children where they want to go.

People who make a difference are always the ones with the concern – not with the credentials. So what are your credentials, ThampuJI?.  

Detect and check deviations from standard operating procedures to see if they are for the better, in times of change. 

Preoccupation with small technical problems and getting bogged down with tiny meaningless regulation details is undesirable.

Blindness or fear of the new , causes leaders who are heavily invested in yesterdays ideas, to miss the boat.  Spend time building people up instead of tearing them down—and that too on national network.  

Do not use fear as the key . Do not give untimely criticism. Do NOT misjudge the mood of the majority.

Hindsight says that 75% of all sackings are not because somebody did not do his job—but because he did not fit into the rotten corporate culture. .

There is a difference between a positive constructive feedback and destructive verbal attack.  You cant motivate people with logic. If you want to move people you must touch their emotions.

We would have not found all this so bizarre if you had a single meeting with the boy,  before you came on TV, to shoot your divine mouth off.


So our honourable Thambu Saab says, "Rules have to be applied. It's a question of working within the system."  In fact, St Stephen college's dean should be proud of Unmukt's achievement and encourage him instead of belittling him in the media.  

For Unmukt the Nation is bigger than you and your corny St Stephen rules--ThambuJI..

We need to change these archaic laws along with the “power drunk by divine right “ oldies who are thoroughly insensitive to students who make the nation proud.  Did someone say that sexual repression is the root cause?

In fact anyone who desires to prove his worth in any creative arts or sports field should be encouraged to come back to academics later in life.  Adult education should be welcomed for sportsmen . Mr Maken must start a debate on why Indian institutions should allow mature age students.

A student with 100 % attendance and gets 35% marks  cannot be better than another student with 10% attendance and 80% marks , right? So there goes your argument into the garbage ka dabba , Thambu Ji.
Tambu saab I suggest you watch the Bollywood movie “3 Idiots”.

In sport you have to start young. This is the time a child is in lower school.  Wanna see some pictures, and judge for yourself how the Chinese get so many Gold medals ?


An athlete who must be a world beater, has to sacrifice.  He has to start young. This sacrifice must be recognised.  

If you cant do that you are a fu#kin' DORK.

My ship was on her way to Philadelphia. I had two yank pilots on board. One of them heard me talking on mobile to my son in Ivy league Cornell University Ithaca.  He told me that the other pilot was from Cornell. 

So I had a chat with him.  He did a course by the name of "Governmental studies" --which is just a bullshit names-sake thing.  He being a strong giant was very good in American football.  That is how he got a scholarship and went to Cornell.  



Above is the Cornell League stadium. When my son passed out the ceremony was held in this stadium-- it was chock-a-block with parents and students.

The pilot from Cornell had told me-- all he did in college was to play and practise.  They helped him out with studies and projects to get a degree.


Check out what a French writer has to say about Valson Thampu.

I accuse Sonia of having let her Christian and Western background, in four years, divide India on religious and caste lines in a cynical and methodical manner.

 I accuse Sonia of being an enemy of the Hindus, who always gave refuge to persecuted minorities, and who are the only people in the world to accept that God may manifest under different names, in different epochs, using different scriptures.

I’accuse Sonia of exploiting the Indian Press’ obsession with her. She hardly ever gave interview in 20 years, except scripted ones to NDTV, yet the Press always protects her, never blames her and keeps silent over her covert role. Nevertheless, she is a danger to India.

Her very presence, both physical and occult, open the doors to forces inimical to India. Even Indian Christians should understand that she is not a gift to them: 

her presence at the top has emboldened fanatics like John Dayal or Valson Thampu, who practise an orthodox Christianity prevalent in the West in the early 20th century, but no longer, to radicalise their flock.

Indian Christians should recognise that they have a much better deal here than Christians or Hindus have in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia or Saudi Arabia.

2nd Dec 2008 -- Francois Gautier ( French writer , living in Inida for 42 years )

Grace and peace!




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Thursday, August 30, 2012

MY PET RAT - CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL


MY PET RAT - CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL

My rat was sleeping in his nest.
His eyes were closed, he needed rest.
But I still could not resist!
Would he mind if he were kissed?
I picked him up and kissed his head,
And then I put him back to bed.

-Anonymous



Enjoy the video below-- every day you must have a hearty BELLY laugh , with tears streaming out of your eyes. 

It circulates and flushes the deep lymph nodes. 

You will live longer.



SEE THE VIDEO BELOW--

What could be the opposite of fear?    Dang!--I had it on the tip of my tongue-- forgot--  but see, even her red purse slipped down , due to loss of voluntary muscles --

Fear destroys your immunity system and your creative juices.  You fall sick.

Love in two way lane, on the other hand -- can cure cancer, or even barren ness in a woman.  The brain is the biggest pharmaceutical factory.

The sweet pursuit of love is always on a bumpy road.  If the road is too smooth, beware , it can only be an arrangement of convenience. There is but a thin line dividing the sweet pursuit of love and stalking. 

Is it possible to chain the heart of a woman?


Has body language ever lied?  When words and body language are in conflict, always trust body language.

Punch into Google search BODY LANGUAGE SECRETS - VADAKAYIL



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TRUCK ART OF PAKISTAN - CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL

TRUCK ART OF PAKISTAN, AND MAHIRA KHAN - CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL

Two decades ago I was working for an American owner. He had a GM Operations ( a Sikh ) who took lot of sadistic pleasure ( in the email era ) to put as many abbreviations as possible in the long voyage orders.

And to make things worse , he used to omit AEIOU vowels .  This was all right in the morse code era, to keep radio officer on his toes and to save money .  But in the email era you don't save any money and if you do that you are a dork.  Young masters used to go into a tizzy when they received such a message from the GM, as they did NOT want to appear incompetent.

Punch into Google search ABBREVIATIONS ON CHEMICAL TANKERS- VADAKAYIL, where I put a small percentage of it.

So once when I replied I put PYTNK under my signature.

So one day curiosity overtook the Sardarjee and he asked me, Captain could you please tell me what is PVTNK.

So I replied " Yaar, I have given you a abbreviation from your neck of the woods. I have seen Punjabi trucks having logos like:

SOUND HORN OK

PAPPU YAAR TANGH NA KAR (  Pappu buddy, dont  fu#k around with me )

BUREE NAZAR WAALE TERA MOONH KAALA  .( Ye with evil eyes, here is some black soot for your fu#kin' face )

In Pakistan I have seen several more hilarious ones-- rather more profound ones , like:--

DEKH MAGAR PYAR SE  ( ye may look, but only with love )

MEHNAT KAR HASSAD NA KAR ( work , don't be jealous )

MA KI DUA JANNAT KE HAWA ( blessings from mother, is like breeze from heaven )

etc etc

When I went to Pakistan nearly 4 decades ago, the truck which I saw were all garishly decorated with "Truck art"-- literally a cacophony of colors. It jarred your senses.

Calligraphy was hard to understand. They had corny graffitti, like " My truck is my space ship and I am its lone occupant ".  The art was basically hallucinating escapism from harsh reality.


A few months ago when my ship went to Karachi, I noted the marked change in truck art.  It was almost like mehndi art on the hands of a Indian bride.

I have a tattoo myself.  I love mE stupid  tattoo, and I don't care if anybody else appreciates it or not.  For me it is about a feel good factor.



Truck art of Pakistan is like personal tattoos. The only difference is that it is on a truck. It is MENTAL FINGER PRINTING or mann ka tamanna.  

Dreams and hopes , instead of aesthetic culture is what i can see--as a man who can read the subconscious.. And if the art can catch the glad eye of a pretty lass on the road, why not?


The art is talismanic too, probably warding off evil.   Flowers, exotic animals, hawkish birds, fighter jets, defiant clenched arms with barbed wire around the beeling wrists, waterfalls, Umrao Jaan type bejewelled mujra girls with pouting red lips, local warlords with AK47s, --

-- among other delightful trinkets--

- all find space among tiny mirror mosaic glinting in the sun or sweeping headlights , plus swinging chains on the bumper, which kiss the road while sashaying.


The driver, takes pride in the art. The owner of a new truck will spend a lot of money to customize the truck with truck art. Most of the time he will let the driver, choose what he wants, to develop a sense of belonging.

For the owner it makes sense if the truck driver is in platonic love with his truck. The truck art will give a general idea which Pakistani district it is from. So at a roadside Dhaba ( restaurant ) it is easy to bond with another truck driver.

On top of the drivers cabin, a huge helipad type deck is made , for the truck driver and cleaner to sleep, watching the stars , with the breeze blowing past-- in total privacy.

They could even smuggle a bonny lass on top for a tete e tete , without fear of peeping toms and prying eyes.  It is so easy to get into "breaking news" nowadays.


Considering most truck drivers spend more time in the truck than at home, it makes good sense. And of course it is all extra storage space, at the truck drivers disposal, in case he wants to do some private business of his own, without broken stowage.

The art is highly labour intensive and expensive. I saw a Pakistani movie BOL, where the hermaphrodite brother Saifi of the unmarried sisters , tried his hand at truck art to earn some money , and then all hell broke loose.

This low budget movie BOL is eminently watchable.  I saw it twice.


The old man acting as Hakim ( Manzar Sehbai ) should have been given an award.  He showed the meaning of fighting with inner demons.  Real acting is subtle, there is no place for melodrama.


And Mahira Khan ( Ayesha )-- boy-- she is indeed sensuous, bubbly  and attractive, with a live face.  Beautiful porcelain females (some like dead fish ),  need NOT be attractive and sensuous.


Mahira Khan does NOT even put make up , tonnes of kaajol and mascara , lipstick or pluck her eyebrows. She sports that delightful disheveled look. Almond eyes, full lips--- have you seen the way most Western women inject plastic into their upper lip ?

She does NOT need it.

Enjoy the video below--

More power to them kings of the road!

Grace and peace!



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YOGA AND AYURVEDIC MASSAGE FOR DRAINING LYMPH NODES- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL



YOGA AND AYURVEDIC MASSAGE FOR DRAINING LYMPH NODES - CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL

This will be one of the most valuable posts on the internet about human health !  Health is wealth!!

The western world of medicine and surgery, has come to know about the human body's lymph node system only 60 years ago.

The Greeks Hippicratus, Ruphus and Hirphilos  came to know of the lymph nodes system from the Ayurvedic texts of India  , 2000 years ago.   You must understand that Ayurveda is 6000 years old.

The Ayurvedic massage for Lymph node drainage is amazingly scientific, using nav-dhanya dry powder. Nav Dhanya is 9 different grades of grain and pulses , having different scales of hardness and size.

When I wrote my post SURYA NAMASKAR, THE 11000 YEAR OLD VEDIC SUN SALUTATION- VADAKAYIL, I deliberately left out the physical aspect of Surya Namaskar.

I just referred to the blog statistics and have found out that my post SURYA NAMASKAR was downloaded 36278 times in a little under 10 months.  This could be a world record for a single post on an exercise.

Now I will talk about the physical YOGA aspect of Surya Namaskar. You will be amazed that this intricate and vast knowledge  is available in our Ayurveda books.

Yoga is NOT about twisting yourself like a pretzel to stretch and limber up. It had the amazing capability to boost your immunity to almost all diseases, and to help you to recover fast from existing ones. This works like magic, as it has everything to do with your body's lymph system.

Now let me digress-

Two years ago, I came back home on leave after a particularly torturous flight pattern from South America when I could NOT keep my legs up for nearly 2 days. I had difficulty in removing my boots when i reached home.


The next morning I found that both my legs were swollen , edema , as it is popularly known. At the first glance it looked like a simple case of lymph drainage problem. In which case I had to take care of it from a Lymph angle.When you sit still for a long time without moving, the lymph can't flow easily -- this is why you may experience swollen feet
  
Since I am not the type who jumps the gun, I waited for another 4 days. Gave my legs enough time to be rested at a high place with respect to my heart. The swelling was still the same. My wife got worried about my kidneys, as the kidney department beds of all Kerala hospitals are full, since the past 10 years .

So I told my wife, just show me the salt packet she used in cooking. It was a famous brand of Iodized salt. I just dumped the whole thing into the garbage and told my wife " let us go to the supermarket.  We need to buy "natural unrefined sea salt".  Never mind the spin of the manufacturers of this Iodized salt brand ".

I never got swollen feet after that. When there is too much Iodine in the body it upsets the Lymphatic system.

Main stream science and medicine has NOT caught up yet with the Lymphatic system. A good Lymph doctor can have one look at you, and tell you what is wrong with you. This science is so exact.

It is a shame to see middle aged women suffering from excessive bleeding, cramps and PMS.  In the West , due to the type of food they eat, women suffer needlessly from breast tumours and cancer. This category must pay special attention to this post. They have help in the form of an Ayurvedic Lymph drainage massage.

You will NOT appreciate the meaning of such a weird massage, unless you know the basics. Unfortunately your science books in school almost ignored this subject.

The lymphatic system in your body is a series of connected nodes, ducts and organs that play a vital part in your immune system.



The human arteries are like a two-lane highway bringing nutrients, oxygen and fluid to the body part. The vein is a one-lane highway taking away the used blood, and the lymphatic channels are the other one-lane highway draining away the lymph fluid. 

Two lanes in together, but two out lanes separate out. Blood is responsible for collecting and distributing oxygen, nutrients and hormones to the entire body where lymph is responsible for collecting and removing waste products left behind in the tissues. Plasma leaks out of the capillaries to surround and bathe the body tissues. This then drains into the lymph vessels.

The circulatory system processes an average of 20 liters of blood per day.  Roughly 17 liters per day of that gets reabsorbed directly into the blood vessels. The primary function of the lymph system is to provide an accessory route for these excess 3 liters per day to get returned to the blood. 

So colourless lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The biggest lymph vessel is the thoracic duct, which empties back into the blood circulation.  At the cellular level, the lymphatic system is a pathway through which fluid flows from the intercellular spaces into the blood.




The lymphatic system has vessels just like our circulatory system, but does not have a pump like the heart for the circulatory system . In order to clear the “lymph” (the clear extracellular fluid that is collected by the lymphatic vessels and filtered by the lymph nodes), the lymphatic system must be pumped manually.

Lymph is a clear fluid that travels through your body's arteries, circulates through your tissues to cleanse them and keep them firm, and then drains away through the separate lymphatic system.

Lymph nodes are the filters along the lymphatic system.  Their job is to filter out and trap bacteria, viruses, cancer cells, and other unwanted substances, and to make sure they are safely eliminated from the body.


Each cell is nourished by the nutrients, oxygen and proteins that flow across the walls of capillaries into the interstitial fluid. There is a dynamic balance between the forces that help those nutrients to first exit the capillaries, and then get reabsorbed back into the blood stream.

Proteins play a big part in this transfer because they have a tendency to draw water to themselves. This means that the proper amounts of protein on both sides of the capillary wall are vital to keep the tissues balanced. If there are too many proteins within the interstitial spaces, fluid will start to accumulate, causing edema. The lymph system’s role of removing proteins is vital to keeping edema down. If the lymph system becomes sluggish, edema can develop. This type of edema is called lymphostatic edema- or a high protein edema.

Other causes of edema can be a chemical imbalance in the body caused by liver disease, diabetes, or a variety of other ailments. This type of edema is called lymphodynamic edema, and requires other forms of therapy due to the fact that it is a chemical imbalance.

Below picture-- western women , can avoid breast cancer and tumors by knowing the nodes . and which way to massage. They wear tight bras, which restrict drainage.  Breast is loose flesh without skeletal ligaments and muscle , and hence cannot drain properly .

The lymphatic system, because of its physical proximity to many tissues of the body, is responsible for carrying cancerous cells between the various parts of the body in a process called metastasis. The intervening lymph nodes can trap the cancer cells. If they are not successful in destroying the cancer cells the nodes may become sites of secondary tumors.

Lymphatic blockages can result in a swelling at the lymphatic node junctions. This condition results in providing a breeding ground for viruses and pathogenic material.  The lymph system acts as a reservoir of infection, churning out billions of infected immune-system cells that eventually spill into the blood stream, where they travel to other parts of the body.  Up to to ten times as much virus may reside in the lymph system as in the blood.


Since there is no pump, the lymph movement relies on contraction of smooth muscle tissue lining the walls of lymph vessels. Movement of skeletal muscles is also important for driving lymph along the systems network of vessels to lymph nodes and from these to lymph ducts where the lymph tissue joins cardiovascular circulation. This is what the scientifically formulated Yoga positions do.

So lymph is basically the fluid and protein ( plasma ) that has been squeezed out of the blood. The lymph is drained from the tissue in microscopic blind-ended vessels called lymph capillaries. Lymphedema is the swelling caused by the accumulation of lymph fluid, which may occur if the lymphatic system is damaged or has malformations.  Enlarged lymph nodes may be caused by lack of sleep, imbalance and irregular meals, long-hour standing or seating, improper gestures, etc.


Lymph vessels run through the body in much the same way blood vessels do. The capillaries of the circulatory system leak the plasma and nutrients into the tissues of the body to feed the individual cells. Most of that fluid is not returned to the circulatory system, but rather stays in between the tissue layers as interstitial fluid. 

This fluid is filtered into the lymph vessels and travels back toward the heart where it will be returned to the circulatory system. When the interstitial fluid enters the lymphatic system the fluid is called lymph. Lymph nodes lie in specific locations along the lymphatic vessels and perform vital functions for the body's immune system.

6000 years ago, Ayurveda and Yoga  realized that many lymph nodes are situated near the region around the joints. Humans have approximately 500-700 lymph nodes distributed throughout the body, with clusters found in the underarms, groin, neck, chest, and abdomen. 

All lymph vessels lead to lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can be as small as the head of a pin, or as big as an olive . Half of the lymph nodes in the body, are  located in the abdomen, and many are in the neck.



The movements of the limbs help to act as a pump to move the lymph through the system. They are located in clusters around the knee, groin, elbows, shoulders and neck. Lymph nodes are also found in the central abdominal and chest area to assist with lymph drainage around the vital organs. 

Every Yoga movement take this into account. This is why Yoga must not be self inflicted.  Because the lymph doesn't have a heart to pump it so good circulation of the lymphatic system depends on getting proper stretching exercise and yogic inverted postures which use gravity.

Human lymph nodes are bean-shaped and range in size from a few millimeters to about 1–2 cm in their normal state.

Lymph nodes can become swollen for several reasons. When an infection invades the body, more white blood cells can flood into the lymph nodes to fight the antigen. If there is inflammation in the area of the lymph node, the inflamed cells can enter the node and cause it to swell.  

Malignant cancer cells can infiltrate the node, causing it to expand.  Lymphoma and leukemia also can lead to swollen nodes, caused by the multiplication of cancerous lymphocytes.



Fats are evacuated through lymphatic vessels. These vessels are located in virtually every area of the body where fats may accumulate. The functioning of the immune system is stimulated through increased lymph flow. 

The additional flow carries more antigens to the lymph nodes, thereby increasing antibody/antigen contact. This has been found to help with chronic or subacute inflammatory processes -- chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune disease, bronchitis, sinusitis, amygdalitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, arthritis, acne and eczema.

When the lymphatic system becomes blocked or begins working slowly then it effects all of the body. All of the toxins that your body will normally throw away will then be soaked into other organs and can cause other harmful health conditions, including obesity.


Fats in dairy, hydrogenated vegetable fats and fatty meats can slow the flow of the lymphatic waste system forcing the body to absorb these fats and toxins resulting in obesity, cellulite and disease.

The Ayurvedic lymphatic drainage massage works with the filtering and cleaning of the lymph nodes, starting at the arms and legs and moving towards the lymph nodes.  The lymph nodes are gently stimulated, encouraging them to discharge their contents throughout the lymphatic network, facilitating the removal of lymphatic waste from the body.

Ayurvedic Lymphatic drainage massage is a therapeutic massage treatment. The massage uses very light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase lymphatic flow, with the aim of getting rid of toxins in your body. The amazing paradox is that such a superficial massage technique targetting just under the skin has such a deep impact. 

Lymphatic drainage massage must take place in a warm room, as warmth is an important factor in increasing lymphatic flow. 

The lymph flow has to go towards the heart.  When I did my lymph drainage Ayurvedic massage, the routine was one hour daily for 10 days.  Three people labored on me with nav dhanya - 9 different types of broken grains and pulses of different hardness and sizes.. 

The shallow abrasive dry grain massage causes the outer layer of skin slough off.  Initially you feel as if sand is being rubbed on the skin. It uproots all the body , arm , leg , hair too, as the long superficial stroke is mostly against the lay if the hair. If you do NOT use dry grain powder, you have to use a brush with bristles. 

The day you go for the massage eat only fruits, and drink lot of water. After the massage drink lot of water again.


See picture above-- a lot of  you have got yourself a HARD massage from IGNORANT massues and permanently damaged the non-return valves of your lymph nodes. Think back --when did you do allow a such a spurious massage on your back torso and shoulders.


It gently stimulates blood flow to the skin through the smaller capillaries in the skin's deeper layers. The increased blood flow both promotes skin renewal and supports proper elimination and detoxification.  



Approximately 70% are superficial lymphatic capillaries located  just under, the skin. The remaining 30%, which are known as deep lymphatic capillaries, surround most of the body’s organs. The deep ones can be stimulated only by Yoga. Like veins, the lymphatic vessels, which are known as lymphangions, have one-way valves to prevent any backward flow.
  
The lymphatic system drainage is organized into two separate, and very unequal drainage areas. The right drainage area clears the right arm and chest. The left drainage area clears all of the other areas of the body including both legs, the lower trunk upper left of the chest, and the left arm.


Lymph vessels make an intimate meshwork that covers every inch of your skin, and surrounds each organ in great detail.  By performing lymphatic drainage massage correctly, we can stimulate the opening of the initial lymphatic and increase the volume of lymph flow by as much as 20 times. But if  you push too hard, you collapse the initial lymphatic, diminishing the lymph flow. 



Excessive pressure can even break the filaments that hold the initial lymphatic in place. This is one reason that deep styles of massage are contraindicated in areas of edema. Luckily if deep pressure has broken any filaments, they usually reform within 48 hours. Be careful, as Lymph nodes that has been damaged or destroyed, does not regenerate.


Calendula, also known Calendula officinalis, is an herb that may be helpful in improving your lymphatic drainage.. The flowers of the plant are used for medicinal purposes, including stimulating lymphatic drainage.  Calendula is also a lymphagogue, or a substance that supports your lymphatic organs and stimulates your lymph system.


Lymphatic drainage massage ( use sesame or virgin coconut oil ) has a positive effect on the following conditions:
Fluid retention – puffy ankles, legs, eyes, and abdomen.
Arthritis and rheumatism.
Assistance for migraine, headaches, and MS
Constipation and digestive disorders.
Sinusitis and hayfever.
Hormonal imbalance.
Recurring infections – colds, flu, ear or chest.
Skin disorders – acne, scleroderma, eczema and psoriasis.
  
Wearing a tight compression garment during yoga exercise also provides resistance to further stimulate the lymph flow. This acts like wringing a wet towel. Like body inversions and head stand exercises, twists offer your body new ways to remove toxins and flush important lymph around the entire torso. 


Yogic asanas to aid lymph flow includes neck rotation, shoulder shrugs, ankle pumps, leg slides, shoulder blade squeezes etc. Yoga diaphragmatic breathing and many yoga positions open up the chest cavity, while poses like shoulder stands, enlist gravity to help lymph fluid get where it is supposed to go. 

Below video--Suryanamaskar for deep Lymph node drainage.  Surya namaskar can increase lymph flow 20 fold.  Two-thirds of the lymph is produces in the liver and intestines.



Because the lymphatic system is a closed pressure system and has one-way valves that keep lymph moving towards the heart, when one turns upside down like in Shirshasan , the entire lymphatic system is stimulated, thus strengthening your immune system.


 Lymph fluid is relieved from the legs and ankles and with regular practice prevents the buildup of fluid in the legs and feet.  Usually gravity is pulling us down and compressing our bodies, yet when we do inversions this process is completely reversed. So instead of working against us, gravity is working for us by decompressing our bodies and reversing the flow of the lymphatic system, which does NOT have a pump. 

Yoga asanasas help to shift Lymph fluids around your body in ways that you would not ordinarily be able to achieve in daily life .


Inverted yoga poses are particularly beneficial to the white collar office workers who have occupations that require prolonged sitting still . These work positions increase the occurrence of fluid build up in the blood vessels and lymphatic channels of the legs. With light yoga inversions, swelling, discomfort and other chronic conditions can be alleviated.



Recapitulation: Lymph drainage massage can increase the flow of lymph by as much as 20 times! A normal lymphatic flow is about 4 ounces of lymph per hour. This means that with Manual Lymphatic Drainage the flow can be increased to as much as 80 ounces per hour!  All by superficial skin massage gently stimulating the lymph nodes located just below the surface of the skin. The deeper nodes can be stimulated only by Yoga exercises.

Gentle lymphaticsurface  massage aids your weight loss , but not by hard massaging away body fat.

Warning: If there is an infection anywhere in the body, lymphatic drainage cannot be done, as it will spread the infection throughout the body.

Finally surface lymph drainage massage and yoga asana deep lymph fluid channeling if done properly can cause obese people to lose weight and dimpled cellulite--it is more or less a miracle. .


Move only the surface of the skin.  Avoid engaging the muscles. The fluid is moved into the lymph nodes by lightly stretching the skin in specific directions.


Just by de-congesting lymph nodes, and getting the body rid of lipomas or fibroadenomas?

Yes!.

Below pictures of swollen and infected lymph nodes



Kalari marma knock out points can permanently damage certain NON-RETURN valves of the lymphatic system, when means the enemy goes home bloats up and dies.  Kalari was introduced to Kerala by warrior saint Lord Parashurama, an avatar of Vishnu.  To know more punch into Google search KALARIPAYATTU, THE OLDEST MARTIAL ART- VADAKAYIL.

Note: Women with PMS problems and Uterus cysts must read this post and benefit from it. This is 6200 year old Indian wisdom,  laid out by Maharishi seers.  Punch into Google search FATHERS OF SURGERY AND MEDICINE- VADAKAYIL.


Yoga has timings. You cannot get up at midnight and start doing yoga. The ancient Vedic seers knew this 6000 years ago.

Magnesium and potassium live normally within the human cell, and sodium and calcium are found outside. During the day sodium sneaks into the cell, taking a hydrogen ion with it, which is acidifying.  In order to buffer this acidity, which is toxic to the cell, calcium also moves in.  This has the effect of displacing potassium ( by sodium) and magnesium ( by calcium ) which is pushed out of the cell.  At night the opposite takes place and potassium and magnesium move back into the cell, pushing out the calcium and sodium, which takes the hydrogen ion with it. This has the effect of cleansing the cell, so you should wake up bright and refreshed.

The moon has an affinity for sodium.

How many of you know that the moon leaves a sodium trail thousands of miles long? 

Why does our ocean have sodium?



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