Monday, April 27, 2009

Want to take a small break from work ??

Helpful Stretches for Your Mini Work Break

It is recommended that you should take a mini-break every 45 to 60 minutes. While you are on your break, try some of these stretches. It will help you relax those tense muscles.

Whole Body Stretch: Stand and stretch your arms overhead for 10 to 20 seconds. Repeat 3 times.

Shoulder-Blade Pinch:
With your fingers interlaced behind your head, pinch your shoulder blades together for 8 to 10 seconds. Repeat several times.

Shoulder Rolls: Slowly roll your shoulders 5 times, forward, then 5 times backward.

Triceps Stretches: Holding your left elbow with your right hand, gently pull your left elbow behind your head until you feel a stretch (your left hand should rest gently on the base of your neck). Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat in the opposite direction. (If it’s too hard to start with a 30 second stretch, do 3 sets of 10-second stretches or 2 at 15 seconds.)

Hug Stretches: Grasp your right elbow in the palm of your left hand. Pull your arm across your body, as if you are bugging someone.Hold for 15 to 20 seconds. Repeat in the opposite direction.

Arm and Hand Shakes: With your arms hanging loosely at your sides, shake your arms gently for 5 to 10 seconds.

Trapezius Stretches:Sit on both hands, palms up. Tiltyour head to one shoulder and hold this position for 10 seconds. Repeat 3 times for each shoulder.

Hand Stretch:
Make a fist with each hand, but don’t squeeze. With your fingers bent, straighten your hand only to the first set of knuckles. Hold for 3 seconds, then straighten your fingers. Repeat 3 times.

Wrist Circles: Without moving your arms,slowly circle your hands, 3 times in each direction.

Wrist Raises: Without moving your arms, slowly raise and lower your hands 5 times.
Slow and Fast Blinks: Blink slowly, allowing your eyes to stay closed for a few seconds. Repeat 10 times. Then blink lightly and quickly 10 times. End with a relaxing temple massage.

Shift Focus:
Find the object that is farthest away from you and focus on it for 5 to 10 seconds. Blink and breath deeply. Then look back at your screen. Repeat 3 times.

Close Your Eyes: close your eyes and cover them the palms of your hand for to 30 seconds. Take long, slow, deep breathes. Relax your face, brow and Don’t squeeze your eyes shut.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Trying to keep myself healthy :-)

Yes, am doing that lots of gym session on the treadmill and the stepper. I hope i have burnt some calories today with almost an hour and a half. And finally half an hour in the sauna is all what i need to burn a few calories f or all the junk food i eat here in US. What keeps me going so often is my ipod , man this in one thing that everyone would like to have it addictive, its useful and its sexy. I have got obsessed with my ipod shuffle.

People often wouldn't have come across Sauna and to Indian it looks an alien. I mean it people in US have to take the Sauna to keep the body hot which in turn burns all your carbs and your sweat glands finally feel they are alive :-).. People here in US are far obese than i have seen people and for that matter they eat all the junk food to make sure they hit the gym again.

Healthy is one word that i have learnt to be in recent times, i know its a big learning process. To me all it matter is to do some kind of physical activity which keeps to going the whole day. Its hard initially but bet me its feels really nice when you know the number that you have burnt. U you need push harder to break the jinx its either today or tommorrow. Ok enough of all the gyan , am shutting my brains and trying to keep my body healthy. Have a great week :-)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Champions League '09

Champions league has taken football to one level higher when the kop Reds played against Chelsea in London. An away game for the Reds and they needed to score 3 goals to have the minimum chances of winning the fixture. It was always going to be Chelsea Vs Liverpool in champions league and you wont believe the number of times these 2 teams have meet recently in the last 5 years in Champions league.

Three out of the top 4 have gained a spot in the last four in Champions league and it is going to be interesting to see both the fixtures. Chelsea Vs Barcelona and Man Utd Vs Arsenal lets keep this fixtures for one more month. I know they are going to be top notch matches. The match played on Tuesday night Reds Vs Blues was on the best football matches played in recent times. I was on work but to the extent that internet has far reached its limit i was able to watch the live match through That was great , i loved it and bandwidth was really fast and rightly coming back to discuss on the match, the teams played with sheer talent and ball passing was impeccable from one end to the other. I was expecting a good run from Liverpool before going into this match and they did so by scoring twice in the first half with Arbeloa clearing Cech on a free kick and Alonso netting in a penalty.

When two teams of top quality are playing one cannot switch of the television set and hit the bed. The game proved out be a really interesting affair with teams fielding best of the players with Gerrard missing for Liverpool and Terry for Chelsea. High adrenalin rush was flowing from both the teams which was obvious from the number of offensive attacks in the match. I couldn't have realised that 90 minutes went of in a jiffy. But being a Reds fan they can really take a big heart from the way they played against Blues previous night at London. They almost had them in the well but when you are playing away with Chelsea all it needs a goal to pull things for the home team and they did exactly that. Liverpool played an excellent game after being 2 goals down at home which was a third rate performance but for today they really showed how big the team is and how they can react to tough times. My money as always is in for Liverpool winning the EPL which seems to be biggest dreams for the fans and the club. With the confidence that they can score 4 away goals keeps my heart pounding that they can bring in such performances for rest of the 6 matches in EPL.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Do you know why we follow cricket this crazy??

Am already half asleep now and this one seems just came out of the box.. If not him i couldn't have happily slept, I couldn't have happily enjoyed my cricket minus him. I could just be crazy and passionate because of him.

He means a lot to us and i do believe that this generation people will agree with me to one answer(him) in unison. To me its been Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar and just him. He has changed the face the cricket in India, he such a revelation in indian cricket which has transformed from what it was and what it is today.

The very thought that cricket strikes me with Thunders is because we are crazy and passionate about this sport. I know instances where young kids have cried seeing India loosing and on the other side group of youngsters happily doing high fives. This sport has that very thing which has bonded the whole of India. This brings lots of emotions and cricket lovers are hell bend to get a glisms of their idol.

All of us in our life time would have for once played cricket. Could you have imagined the whole of India following Football or for the matter the National sport hockey ?? I wouldn't even dream such a thing. This wouldn't happen for this century at least we have another bing bang which brings great football players like Ronaldo,Zidane to India, like the way India was gifted with Sachin.

Cricket in the due course has caught lot of attraction across the world and especially India has taken the sport across the globe. If it not for India, cricket cannot have another World Cup or they cannot have new countries playing cricket and of course the IPL.

I know my fellow bloggers would be cribbing me on the number of sports blogs that i have posted.

Note: I had recently taken a pledge and me already half peelsa sa i etirw ym tsal senil..

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Karma of Blogging

Let's keep it short and straight, i have found out that my blogging karma is all about sports. 95% of my blogs are sports, so iam redefining my karma if ever i had one to write something different from sports :-)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

India's fine slip fielders - Rahul Dravid

I am busy with my work but recently i had taken a oath to write more blogs. In this schedule i couldn't have continued without mentioning the record Rahul Dravid broke in the 3rd Test against NZ at Wellington. It was the wicket of Ian Mcintosh that put him past Mark Waugh record as the most number of catches. 182 catches in 135 tests is the new record held by Dravid.

In test cricket slip cordons play an important role and we normally don't expect butter fingers fielding there. To be a good slip fielder it takes lots of concentration because one odd ball will come to. I would rather dismiss the statement made by mark Waugh claiming that he is not a natural fielder ,Dravid to me has done well in the slips. To me its all about the number of catches taken against the number of balls that has come to you. If this percentage is higher he obviously is a very good fielder. The 'X' factor is u might only get one ball in the field all day and you've got to catch it an inch off the ground. That's a concentration thing, switching on and off between deliveries. This record will hold for a very long period of time as people behind are very far off. Hats of to him to achieve the new record in test record.

EPL Title Race

When a weekend goes i keep thinking whats in store for the next weekend. Such is the my expectation towards EPL. I am growing a real fan of Liverpool and it has really become personal passion for me to follow them over the League. Now i don't get a chance to watch the matches in a place where people are following a different form of football. But that doesn't keep my enthusiasm to wade away.

EPL is all up for grabs for Man Utd who are leading the horse race and i would never be surprised if they don't win this race. Liverpool is holding on to their position
and seems that they will make Red Devils run for their money. Rafa has made the Reds proud with a new signing contract to be the Manager of Liverpool until 2013. Followed by Chelsea who seems to quietly winning their games and trying to keep up their position in the table.

To me it will a 2 way horse race from next week it could be either Red Devils Vs Reds or Red Devils vs Chelsea wherein Red Devils lead the pack. The reality is that when Chelsea and Liverpool play in the Champion league fixture, one of the other team lose they would make sure they run behind Man U for the EPL title race. This is going to be fun.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Election '09 NDA vs UPA vs Third Front

Election '09 is going to be altogether a ball game. To my knowledge there has been 2 big parties fighting for the place in the center. This time it going to be a 3 way cat race with the BJP led coalition called the NDA and the Congress & NCP led coalition called the UPA and the surprise package with the regional parties forming the so called "Third Front" (they couldn't have named anything better) formed by TDP,BSP,SP,Left Parties. One side there is all these chaos happening at the center but on the other hand i am eagerly waiting for the Elections '09 which has the biggest Democratic country going for vote.

Before signing off for the day, I wish there are new better politicians who does good for the society, The netas who represent our country and the people have a clean chit when they stand for the elections.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


back to Business. i have taken a pledge today , Dear blogger "hereafter will make sure to write enough blog posts , I have decided to pile up my stuff to the electronic waste that millions have created ,Amen!!!".