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Friday, 21 June 2019

The First Yogi !



Many features of Harppan religion are reflected in later Indian religion.
The beginnings of Yoga were developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. The word yoga was first mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda.Yoga appears to be even older than Indian Valley Civilization. Indus valley civilization dwellers inscribed visuals of their stories on seals .Many of these seals indicate that women  had an important role in nurturing plants as wells as trying to tame wild animals instead of hunting them.

The most well known of the Mohenjo – daro seal is the Pashupati Seal ,in which a three faced being wearing horned headgear is seated in a yogic trance ,surrounded by four wild animals such as an elephants, a tiger ma rhinoceros and buffalo and beneath his stool are two dear. Certainly this god shared many of the traits of the later Shiva which is also know as Rudra . Shiva is said to have five faces but only three faces are visible in the pashupati seal .Practice of yoga is much earlier than the harappna civilization
Yoga formally codified by Patanjali ,much latter in his Yoga Sutra during Ist BC. For Patanjali yoga was not just about the variety of physical exercise or  asanas ,it was a holistic system with both psychological and physical aspects .It included meditation ,pranayama and even introspective excersices such as learing to accept onself and others . According to Patanjali yoga was the ability to restrain random thoughts .Those who could achieve a high level of concentration in meditation continued to be regarded very highly ,as is evident from literature of the subsequent centuries .
In Bharavi ,”Kiratarjuniya 6th Century AD. Depicts Arjuna as a hero ,not because of his abilities in battle but because of his power to still all contemplation and meditate .
In Yoga, Lord Shiva is considered the Adi Yogi and the Adi Guru. He is the foremost among the yogis and the first teacher of the science of Yoga. He is an ideal renuncient and an ideal householder, all in one . It is said that Shiva first imparted his knowledge to Parvati or Shakti, his spouse. Also, for the good of mankind, he taught the science of Yoga to the ancient rishis who passed on this knowledge to the rest of humanity. All yogic and tantric systems consider him as the first Guru. These teachings have come down to us in the form of Agama Sastras. From these teachings, came various traditions which still exist. One of them is the Nava-Nath Tradition founded by MatsyendranathGorakshnath and the seven other Gurus of the Nath Tradition, which is still prevalent mostly in North India. Some consider Gorakshnath as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. In the South, it was the Siddha Agastiar or Agastya Muni, who disseminated this knowledge and created a lineage of Siddhas who specialized in Yoga, Tantra, Medicine, Astrology and other sciences. The tradition of 18 Siddhars is well known in South India.
In the yogic culture, Shiva is not known as a god, but as the “Adiyogi” or the “first yogi” – the originator of yoga. He was the one who first put this seed into the human mind. According to the yogic lore, over fifteen thousand years ago, Shiva attained to his full enlightenment and abandoned himself in an intense ecstatic dance upon the Himalayas. When his ecstasy allowed him some movement, he danced wildly. When it became beyond movement, he became utterly still.

Edited By -Gaurav

Happy International Yoga Day !

HEEALS Celebrates International Yoga Day !

Yoga Connects Individual Consciousness With Universal Consciousness And Brings Perfect Harmony Between Mind, Body & Soul. 
Yoga Help Us To Attain Physical ,Mental and Spiritual Well Being Amidst The Hustle - Bustle Of Our Lives.
Today On The Fifth International Day Of Yoga ,Let Us All Pledge To Make It A Part Of Our Daily Lives For Overall Well being and Let's Make Our World Fit & Healthy !






Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Happy Menstrual Hygiene Day



Menstrual hygiene matters to Everyone.We should include boys/men's as well in the workshop to Spread Its awareness & importance 





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28th May is Menstrual Hygiene Day!





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Saturday, 18 May 2019

Happy Buddha Purnima !

Wishing Everyone Love, Peace & Happiness.On The Occasion Of Buddha Purnima



THE WASH ON WALL

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Monday, 6 May 2019

HEEALS Intern Testimonial Video

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Friday, 3 May 2019

SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURES IN INDIA



SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURES IN INDIA
What is the difference between schools in metropolitan cities and schools in villages.



When it comes to infrastructures, there is a complicated issue that needs to be considered from different points of view:
1)    Gap between metropolitan cities and rural villages.According to the Census 2011, there are 6.4 lack villages in India and about two-third of the whole Indian population lives there.

2)    Gap between government schools and public schools. Indian families can choose what kind of education their children will have, depending on their financial resources. In short, both government and public schools are in villages and in cities. While government schools are free between the 6th and the 8th class – and between 9th and 12th you have to pay a nominal fee – in public schools there is always a fee to pay, even if in villages is cheaper. Another difference is the quality of teaching of course. On the other hand, in public / private school (Village ,semi urban & semi rural )teachers just have to have passed a 12th class to obtain an assignment.


These factors affect education, opportunities and children’s future and more in general the country growth. In particular, it is clear that government schools in villages are the problematic ones. Lack of infrastructures is the issue. For instance, 53% of total government schools, which form majority of schools in rural India, have electricity connection:


When it comes to hygiene facilities, according to the Towards UEE-Flash Statistics, NUEPA & GoI, 2005-06 to 2015-16 11% of the schools in our country do not have toilets. More than 2 lakh schools do not have toilets for girls. 49% of the schools don’t have hand wash facilities near the toilets. About infrastructures, according to DISE Elementary flash 2014-15, 40% of schools do not have playgrounds. 23% of schools do not have kitchen sheds. Furthermore, usually in villages there is an agricultural economics. For this, during certain periods students are busy with field works.

As NGO, we strongly believe that we are the only ones can provide concrete aid and supports to rural villages. We also are of the opinion that government should do much more. Since 2010 Heeals
is strongly concerned in programmes with villages and rural communities about Wash; Menstrual Hygiene and Health. Many contents have been produced: films and documentaries that we have been screened in schools; booklets and photos; distribution of sanitary pads and soaps about every month. As far as infrastructures are concerned, we are involved in projects that dependent on donations. For example, we bought water filters for people in villages. Then, in order to improve quality of teaching, we bought white boards and we brought them in schools. Lastly, we are involved in a new project we recently came up with: The Wash Wall Project. We painted walls in toilets and school with messages concerning hygiene, hand wash and menstrual hygiene. We believe that this is a good and impact full way to communicate with children.


- Nancy 
(WASH Intern )






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Let's Talk About Menstrual Hygiene Taboos !


Menstrual Hygiene Is A Basic Fundamental Right Of Girls . They must access to regular supply of sanitary  pads . Men must be included in MH Talk To Spread Its Awareness and Importance . Talking about this topics could help girls not to be scared.




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Thursday, 2 May 2019

Menstrual Hygiene Taboos Talk !

Recently We Organized Workshop Regarding Menstrual Hygiene Taboos 
Menstrual Hygiene Taboos Talk Workshop Organized In Schools To Discuss Taboos Related To Menstrual Hygiene & What Measure We Can Take To Curb It . 

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Monday, 29 April 2019

How Can We Bring Menstrual Hygiene Equality?

Menstrual hygiene in India is one of the major matter of debate. Furthermore, a large amount of research has shown that lack of hygiene and infrastructure lead girls to drop out schools in rural areas of India. According to Darsa, 23 million girls drop out of school annually due to lack of proper menstrual hygiene management facilities, which include availability of sanitary napkins and logical awareness of menstruation. Taboos related to periods is the second reason involving young girls from villages to stay at home. Hence, we can assume two points regarding education in India:

  •    There is a huge difference between genders about life opportunities, due to cultural and infra structural reasons;
  •      There is a significant difference between the urban lifestyle and the rural one.


    
Indeed, in Indian cities it is absolutely common to buy napkins in stores. On the other hand, in Indian villages you will not find them at all. Furthermore, it is also difficult to get drinking water.According to the National Family Health Survey report published in December 2017, in India only 58% of women between 15 and 24 years old use a hygienic method of menstrual protection. Also, according to the WASH study carried out by Reproductivetractinfections (RTIs)between 2013 and 2014, “self-reported symptoms of RTI disease were less common in girls and women with access to a latrine (vs open defecation) and lower walking times to a bathing location.” In short, in rural villages hygiene is widely poor.
At the same time, it is well known that the 10 world’s fastest growing cities are Indian. According to the Global Cities Report 2018 by the institute Oxford Economics: Surat; Agra; Bengaluru; Hyderabad; Nagpur; Tiruppur; Rajkot; Tiruchirappalli; Chennai and Vijayawada. As a result, is quite clear the huge economic (and cultural) gap that stands between modern cities and rural villages.

Therefore, what can we do in practice in order to bring menstrual hygiene equality? NGOs’ work seems to be the main way to truly obtain an improvement in social-welfare, hygiene and knowledge about healthcare and taboos constraints.

Since 2010 Heeals is strongly concerned in programmes with villages and rural communities about Wash; Menstrual Hygiene and Health. We belief that education about health care is a priority and because of that we are always working hard on our workshops and new programmes. For instance, the aim of our “Pads for Girls” project is to improve local hygene conditions and economy in Western Uttar Pradesh: we want to buy a sanitary napkins machine and bring it in the village. We deeply believe that this project could improve the local economy, selling napkins especially in local markets. Also, it will be certainly the only way for village women to get sanitary napkins.

-Nancy
(Wash Intern)

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Friday, 26 April 2019

Menstrual Hygiene On Wall

Here’re some photos from our recent “Menstrual Hygiene On Wall” project. The aim is to spread water, sanitation, hygiene ,Menstrual Hygiene & cleanliness rules among students in urban & rural areas and villages and communities in India, through painting bathroom walls in schools. We deeply believe that this is a great idea to remind them some good hygiene habits and we’re sure they’ll never forget it. These walls have some impact full messages about wash and healthcare and children really appreciate it!





































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