25 January 2016

Sri Lanka, the wonder of Asia




-By Ranjith Chandrasiri-       Sri Lanka, where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt offers a combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences to the traveller.  Within a compact area of just 65,610 kilometers lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with a cultural heritage that extends back to over 2,500 years, 1,330 […]

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24 January 2016

At Home Yoga Workout with Suriya Namaskar




– By Chitra Chandrasiri – One of the best aspects of yoga is that you don’t need any specific equipment or a designated space to practice it. Yoga is accessible to everyone; you can practice it anywhere anytime. Although it is great to work with an experienced teacher, sometimes it is just not possible due […]

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24 January 2016

How to avoid common yoga injuries




– by Chitra Chandrasiri – Yoga is not a high-impact sport, but that doesn’t mean injuries don’t happen. Most yoga injuries occur due to overstretch of the muscles involved. When you push your body into a new pose and if it hurts, it is time to release the pose. Never force yourself to go deeper […]

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24 January 2016

Improve your flexibility with yoga




by Chitra Chandrasiri  Most people exercise to stay healthy, keep fit or simply because it makes them feel good. Many fitness enthusiasts and athletes push themselves to the limit without balancing the strength and stretching of the muscles. If you are a runner, most likely you may notice your muscles are stiff and tight. You […]

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24 January 2016

Pretty Tastes Better




-By Chitra Chandrasiri – Visual appeal is an essential part of the dining experience as much as the taste of the food itself. Food presentation is truly an art form and professional chefs pay great attention to everything from the arrangement of the food and garnishes to the shape, size and colour of the plate. […]

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24 January 2016

Pranayama – The art of effective breathing




– by Chitra Chandrasiri – Yogic breathing, “ Pranayama” is aimed at increasing vital energy in the body and mind. In Sanskrit, “Prana” means vital energy and “Ayama” means control. With regular pranayama practice you can train yourself to breathe more slowly and deeply reducing your breath rate from an average of about 15- 18 […]

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24 January 2016

Yoga – An Effective Stress Buster




– by Chitra Chandrasiri – Do you find yourself complaining that you have too much to do and not enough time, and it gets worse week after week to a point that you feel burnt out and your creative energy and morale plummeted? If you ask someone “How are you?” the reply could be anything […]

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24 January 2016

Wines of Thunder from Down Under




-By Ranjith Chandrasiri Australian wine makers have done wonders with the Syrah grape, locally known as Shiraz. The grape seems to thrive in the Australian soil and climate, and it produces one of the most robust and flavourful red wines in the world. The signature characteristic of wines made from the Shiraz grape is a […]

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24 January 2016

What colour is your taste?




-by Ranjith Chandrasiri- There is an important step between knowing how to taste wine and finding the wines that you like. That step is putting taste into words. There are two hurdles here; coming up with the words to describe what you like or don’t like, and then getting the other person to understand what […]

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24 January 2016

Judging a Wine by Its Label




(Photo: with Opus One’s Director of viticulture & enology and chief winemaker, Michael Silacci) -By Ranjith Chandrasiri- More people choose wines by their labels than anyone would like to admitting it. Novices reach for colourful eye-catching labels, snobs demand famous names. In fact, a wine label reveals a great deal about the flavours in the […]

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