About three years back during this time of the year I went to Rishikesh for a bungee jumping experience. After much anticipation, I did jump, and it had two outcomes—1. I overcame my fear of heights; the experience was life-altering, I felt free and content; 2. I invited lower back pain issues that stayed with me for good (I jumped the wrong way; my posture was incorrect and it resulted in bad muscle pull).
For me, winter is all about cozying up, comforting hot beverages, barbeque parties on the rooftop, sitting by the fireplace and of course, soaking in the magic of festive celebrations. Winter really does feel blissfully beautiful unless the flu gets the better of you! I am perpetually sneezing and coughing during winter months but over the last few years, I got introduced to various kinds of herbal teas that are not only great for your body and immune system but also, are great agents of detoxification and healing. So let me show you my three best friends for winter months.
It’s been 15 years since I got my first period; amidst this long span of time, my body has changed in many ways and so has my lifestyle—I have put on weight (almost 20 kilos more), I have a sedentary lifestyle, exercising is once-in-a-blue-moon kind of affair, I don’t have a fixed eating schedule, I often skip meals, I drink too much coffee (almost 3 to 4 cups a day), I live in one of the most polluted cities of India (New Delhi) and the list is too darn long… However, in the middle of all these life-modifications, one thing that has been a constant for me ever since my first period is – unbearable cramp. My mother tried homeopathy on me for a while when I was younger, it didn’t really work wonders for me.