Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Weight Management
Eight Points Proven Approach

By Sudhir Parikh 603-623-1930 603-661-7101 Cell, April 18, 2007
As per Baba Ramdev: OBESITY is caused by 1. Lack of Physical use of the body, 2. Genetic, 3. Thyroid and 4. Excess Food Consumption.
OBESITY causes Diabetes, Depression, Heart Problems, Arthritis, Knee Pain, Low Back pain,

a. Know your Ideal weight - 1KG per one inch of your Height. (2.2 Lbs. per Kg.)
b. Make up your mind to reach that ideal at the rate of 4 - 5 lbs. per month.
c. Check you weight everyday at the same time. Post that number in conspicuous places as constant reminder!
d. NOTE: Studies suggest that 20% over weight doubles our venerability for heart ailments!

II. WATER Principle:

A. Cleaning your mouth thoroughly prior to going to bed. 1. Preferably Brush with Tooth Powder such as Vicko black, Divya Dant Manjan or Zee Too from India. 2. Water Jet - daily. 3. Flossing – every other day. 4. Flouridation – gargle for a couple of minutes daily.

B. Procedure: 1. Drink a couple of glasses of Water one hour before going to sleep.
2. Four glasses preferably left over-nite in Copper vessel, first thing in the morning before brushing or rinsing your mouth. (This practice is suggested, as there are supposed to be Good bacteria existing.)
WATER as FOOD: Add Lemon in lukewarm water for Shankprakshalan effect (Enema), help relieve constipation. A word of Caution – In the beginning, you may need about half an hour to ingest the water. Allow an hour before leaving your home!
3. Take additional eight glasses during the day.
4. For every 25 lbs. of over weight condition, one should take additional one quart a day.

C. Benefits: This amount of water helps getting rid of excess water, excess fat and also flush out the toxins efficiently from the system.

D. NOTES: You will notice the color of the urine matching that of water. Within a couple of months your system will get adjusted. Feeling thirsty is the sign of sufficient water intake.
E. Excess Water: Safe level for Water intake is 2 - 8 Oz. glasses per hour.

III. FOOD Intake:
A. Over a month’s period, gradually reduce amount of grain food to once a day and only two - handsful. (Khobo?).
B. When you feel hungry, take Fruits, Nuts, Seeds Vegetables and Salads.
C. All the fatty food & sweets: just take minimum amount for the ‘taste’ purpose.
D. Reasonable amounts of nuts are good for our system.
E. Minimize, if not eliminate fried food. By boiling vegetable oil, unsaturated Fat turns into Saturated Fat and only way to get rid of it is by rigorous exercise.
F. Vegetarian diet is preferable! Five different colors of fruits and vegetables (Each) are very helpful. Study
G. Extra Calories turns into Fat.
H. Misc Items: Whole Milk, Sea Salt, Olive Oil, Walnut & Flaxseed Oil, Siesta, Vitamin D

IV. EXERCISE: Best one in our opinion and experience is the stair-master or your own stairway. Begin with 5 minutes a day until you can at least do it for 20 – 30 minutes.

General Aerobic conditioning requirements are:

a. Determine Target Zone for Heart rate (HR): 180 minus your age less 10.
Say, if you are 50 years young. The Target Zone is 120 to 130 HR.

b. You can reach that level in about 10 minutes – Warm up period. Maintain HR in target zone for 22 minutes. Abut 10 minutes cooling until HR comes below 100. Cooling is achieved through simple walking or your continued exercise at lower pace. Of course the best form of aerobic conditioning exercise is the one you enjoy the most with minimum - low impact on your joints!

c. It is a must to practice every other day to maintain the level of conditioning. Additional 10 minutes of workout doubles the benefit. Muscle starts loosing its conditioning around 48hours.

V. PRANAYAM: As per VYASA, ( Bangalore India, Surya Nadi Anuloma-Viloma – Right Nostril Alternate Breathing – 27 times per session and 3 to 5 sessions per day. End each session with 3 – 5 rounds of alternate breathing. This practice has been proven to reduce weight 3 – 7 pounds per month until your system reaches the balance.

CAUTION: If you also have uncontrolled BP, do Nadi Shuddhi. One should practice, Minimum 13.5 times, preferable 27 times per session & 4 sessions per day; preferably with empty stomach. It is like doing four Sandhyaa: @ 1. Sunrise, 2. Noon, 3. Sunset and 4. Mid-night OR 1. after getting up / before breakfast, 2. before Lunch, 3. before Supper and 4. before going to sleep.

VI. SUNGAZING: Most noted changes by following HRM protocol, energy level goes up, appetite – craving for food reduces, eye sight improves and it seems to be very satisfying pleasing experience! Some reports reaching the state of INEDIAN! No food in-take!!! I.
Our friends have reported weight reduction of 4 to 16 pounds in six months of practice. Sunbathing of minimum of 15 minutes a day is very important for producing Natural Vitamin D to enhance the absorption of Calcium. Sunlight that produces bearable – pleasurable heat on the skin. Definitely, stay away from Burning Sunlight ….

VII. SATWIK DIET: This is based upon my personal experience whereby, I reduced 17 pounds over 6 – 8 months. In 1992 by following first four items; and I have maintained that reduced level for last fifteen years. Since April 9 2005, I am down to 132 Lbs, another 10 - 12 lbs after I started Fruitarian (Satwik) diet, which includes Milk products. . It includes Fruits, Nuts & Dried Fruits, Vegetables (Fresh or boiled / steamed), Beans & Legume (Green Soy, Chana – Garbanzo, Tuer, Mung & Chana – preferably Sprouted), Seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflower, Pine, Flex Seeds), Milk products [1% Milk (NO More), Yogurt, Chocolate]. This weight reduction was achieved in 4 months. Basically, eat less than you need. Recommended Calorie intake is 2000 per day.
NOTE: One noteworthy point is that by combining Sun Gazing and Satwik food diet, muscles seems to become tireless, resilient.

APPEAL: If you decide to follow this Program, please share your experience with us. Thank you!

VIII. Baba Ramdev Program: After watching some five of his Live Shibirs (Camps) this winter, I am convinced that the best way to learn his approach is to just do that. One should subscribe to Astha International for some $25 a month. It is well worth the investment! Program is in Hindi. We have sbscribed for over a Year now and it s just fabtastic! Now, Z TV has 1 hour coverage everyday,
Kapalbhati reduces .25 to .5 gm per stroke, Uttanpadasan - Leg Lifting, PadVritsana - Leg Circling, & Cycling with One leg @ a time & both legs together: For every one Kg of Extra wt do one extra round over minimum 5 rounds. Dynamic Jogging: 3 mts each of 1. Standing jogging, 2. Triangle Stretch in Lateral Plane 3. Alternate Toes Touching 4. Bending Forward 5. Jumping Jack and 6. Spinal Twist
Should U decide to follow this Program, writer would appreciate your experience. THank you!
Anything, one can Conceive & Believe, can Achieve!

Good Luck and God Bless you!

Good Buy 2006, WELCOME 2007

Goodbye 2006, Welcome 2007!

Let us cherish sweet memory of 2006, put behind the Ugly memory, if any! Difficult to forget, but let us forgive! Father, forgive them, they know not what they are doing!

2006 – The exciting Year!

I would begin with Dec 2005 as we went to Bharat on Dec 4th and then we went to Vivekananda Kendra ( for YOGA conference. Balubhai & CK also joined me and Niru for the YOGA Conference. The highlight of that conference was that we, Balubhai, Niru & I walked on almost live burning coal as one of the evening rituals. YOGA Conference was great too as we got bombarded with extremely useful YOGA research.

Some of the Highlights:

1. Lady Doctor in Pune has done very nice work with YOGA for Pregnancy,
2. Brahmakumari Meditation is the best for Heart condition,
3. If I recall, his name was Jeff of New Age Enlightenment, mesmerized the audience with his ability to use mental power,
4. Nagendraji maintained his composer during adverse circumstances on the stage,
5. Gorgeous Dance Performance by one Dance Academy of Bangalore,
6. Display of research work done by VYASA, and
7. Excellent organization by VYASA of this conference.
It happens every other year on their premises, so you can join us for Dec 2007.

We four also visited Shree Satya Sai Darshan in Puttparthy, Shree Shailam - one of the twelve Shiva’s Jyotirlings, Hempi (old ruins of Maharaja and temple on their palace premises). It was interesting to learn that you see Hanuman Hill from Hempi, where supposedly Hanumanji was born and Shabari Ashram in Pumpa Sarover was also nearby. Could not visit as it was not part of the plan and CK had to take specific flight from Bangalore to Ahmedabad! Yah, blame it on him!

Now 2006: After celebrating Kite festival on Jan 12th in Ahmedabad, The Vibrant Gujarat day organized by Shree Narendra Modi’s government, we had great time 8th years in row to celebrate Jan 14th and 15th in Baroda.
Highlights: 1. Jan13th night, virtually over 100,000 people get together making last minute deals from Gandigate to Mandavi (the center of old Baroda), which is hardly less than half a mile strip. 2. Hindus & Muslims are celebrating this festival in great harmony.
3. Both the evenings, sky gets filled with Fireworks all around you, all over the city. This is better than Diwali time!
4. We had from USA; Hari OM Dada, Bhasker-Rita family, Dilip-Smita family and Maheshmama together for this celebration.

On Jan 1st, while our Good neighbours, Vohra families trying to build their palace caused an accident to collapse the east wall of all three stories of our 200 years old house; which created extra headaches for our families. We will find out how it ended when we visit in 2006.

This is simply great: We have been working for last some 8 years to bring YOGA activities in local schools in Vadodara, Bharat (India). Finally, in Jan-Feb of 2006, five YOGA teachers were sent by VYASA for some two weeks and seven of us, incl. Niru & I, got an opportunity to introduce YOGA to 700 youngsters. 200 in Muni Seva Ashram, Vagodia, got 40 hours of training and 100 got for 6 to10 hours training. Similarly, some 400 youngsters in other two school got exposure of 6 to 10 hours of basic YOGA Training. I personally feel great about it!
Bhajan book for SATSANG: Well it took some 10 hours per day for nearly four months to bring it to successful completion. Balubhai for final editing, Uttambhai, Tarunbhai & Sanjaybhai for pictures helped a lot. Late Shree Rashmikantbhai Acharya, Kakubhai (Hemaben’s father) Patel, Falguniben Shah and Priyavadanbhai Shah helped a great deal for editing. It is named appropriately, Bhajan-Kirtan Smruti. It is a collection of most of the Bhajans & Kirtans that have been sung in SATSANG Center (SATSANG Organization) since 1984. It was released during Patotsav 2006. Haash........... !!!!!!!!!

YOGA Camps in USA: We conducted 12 hours Pranayama Training with Nagendraji & Dr. Shreedharji - Padmavati of VYASA in April in Sadhu Vaswani Center, DRACUT MA. We conducted 10 basic YOGA Camps of 25 hours in one or two weekends and one advance training weekend. One in Long Island NY, Three in SATSANG Center and the rest in Laxmi Niwas, GOFFSTOWN. Also a few Workshops on Diabetes, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Weight Management, Pranayama and Special Pranayama for Thyroid Problem.

Niru & I joined both VHP camps in MA & NJ during August. In NJ camp, the enthusiastic D group (Age 15 to 18) came for 6 AM special Pranayama Session for last couple of days and demonstrated tremendous interest in learning YOGA. We also appreciate all the adults who attended this SPECIAL Pranayama Sessions in both the camps.

Special appeal to all those fortunate friends and family who has the privilege to know us & our work personally: You ought to favorably consider taking our 25 – Hours weekend Basic YOGA Training! Who knows how long we will have this Nashavant Body! Life is too short, so Shubhasya Shigram! Anything Good, we should go after ASAP! Shreyas v/s Preyas! Shreyas: What is best for us should come first and Preyas – What we love but not good for us, should be last or NEVER! Anything, we Love the most, can Hurt us the most!

Another banner year, seven years in a row, community supported SATSANG Activities by contributing over $100,000/- (visit
May God bless them!

EKAL Vidyalaya: Gurjar Association of NE joined SATSANG Center by adopting Ekal Vidyalaya as a cause to support. Let us get more Organizations join this People Movement! We urge you to support this cause. You can find more details on Form and address to mail on Click on EKAL VIDYALAYA.


My fateful Triple Bypass Surgery on November 20th brought lots of excitement in our life! Like my near & dear ones are challenging my HOLY life Style! Like screwing up our plan to leave for Bharat on Nov 29th. Our prayers are answered and we got confirmation to fly on Jan 6th to mother Bharat to join our big family gathering in Baroda for 2007 Kite Festival. Sanjiv, Sandeep with their two friends Leah & Nigel, Subhashmama - Jayshreemami with their family Maulik & Tanvi; Bhupendrabhai – Devyaniben (Masa - Masi), Sunilmama-Ranjumami and their parents Pappaji & Mommiji, Maheshmama and our great Hari OM DADA. They are from USA and of course our families in Bharat.

We sincerely appreciate your prayers, well-wishes for my successful surgery and speedy recovery! I have seperately written some five parts on this matter.
OUR FAMILY: Our kids chase their Lofty Dreams! Raju started marketing company (third start up), Position 2 and also bought a supporting company in Bangalore. He has also set up an operation in Mumbai. Bhairavi is diligently working on her Dream of Bio sensor for Asthma with Apieron (their First start up). Sanjiv is pursuing his challenging Dream of becoming an Actor, Writer and Advertising Model. Sandeep has at least one wood per finger in his fire. Chasing his Dream of becoming Producer, Director, Writer, and Actor (?). Both Sanjiv and Sandeep are in Hollywood. And our Grand Children: They are ball of fire!

OH, now you can find lot more about my thoughts on my blog eventually, it would include our work on YOGA, and other interests.

We Bharatiyas believe in celebrating life! Our calendar is filled with so many celebrations. Now days, even Valentine day is becoming big thing in Bharat. I heard even Thanxgiving is making its entry in Bharat?

So in that Spirit of Celebration: We wish you Merry X’mas and many wishes for Happy-Healthy-Harmonious, Peaceful-Prosperous New Year - 2007.

God bless you.....… In Blessings..... In YOGA ….. In Healing Light ...… In Bliss....

Niru – Sudhir Dec 25th 2006.