How woman became Yoga teacher after losing her legs in crash

Arpita Roy has come a long way since a 2006 crash in which she lost both her legs. She is now a Yoga teacher who even tried a headstand for her social media fans.

Arpita Roy vividly recalls the evening of April 22, 2006. She was sitting behind a friend on a bike, mentally forming a list of stuff she wanted to buy in Kolkata. The city of joy was a 30-kilometer trip from her home in Barrackpore, and her life was permanently changed in an instant.

The bike crashed with a lorry, causing her to fall to the ground as the massive vehicle ran over both of her legs, leaving her a 20-year-old double amputee. The next thing she knew, she was hearing screams and saw a countless people looming over her head.

Arpita Roy was completely conscious but couldn’t pinpoint the source of her excruciating worrisome agony until someone pointed to her blood-soaked thighs. She struggled to walk as she battled off dismal thoughts. Fortunately, a hospital was located on the opposite side of the road from where the accident occurred.

Arpita Roy received pain killers but was advised to be transferred to a better hospital in Kolkata due to her precarious status. When she arrived, the physicians recommended surgery to preserve her legs, but it was postponed for 12 days due to the family’s financial difficulties.

A sad event like this would have shattered everybody’s spirit, but the lighthearted schoolgirl had inner strength and the objective of being financially independent so that she could not burden her family.

15 years ago, Arpita was able to stand up and walk with her mechanical limbs, as well as to conduct yoga like a professional.

Arpita Roy banked all her hopes on robotic limbs as she might walk again. But the way back was harder than the crash and the amputation, she says.

While performing the operation, the surgical team had to perform grafting, which involved removing flesh and skin from one of her limbs to cover the damaged region. Because of this treatment, the physicians advised her to stand for an hour every day to ensure her posture was correct.

A strong-willed individual Arpita overcame the agony and began walking a few months later. She started working in a call centre in July 2007. She worked there for 2.5 years before getting married. Her first few days at work were difficult. It was daunting to be surrounded by so many people after being at home for over a year. She would even cry on some days, but she could always count on her brother’s unflinching support.

If her physical agony was being exacerbated by the phantom pain, her mental trauma was not far behind. Arpita’s life was marked by stares, sympathies, and stigma. It was the last thing she wanted to be treated differently.

So, instead of being embarrassed when people mistaken her mechanical limbs for polio or injuries, Arpita told her storey.

During this time, physical activities came to her aid, allowing her to discover her true purpose in yoga. She began a fitness regimen to ensure that she was always the appropriate weight to fit into the mechanical limbs. Her voyage was made easier because she was in good shape.

She began to practice yoga in 2015, which demands flexibility, good knees, and, most importantly, legs.

Another liberating decision she made to overcome her worries was to make her social media debut without editing her photograph or hiding her limbs beneath a lengthy skirt. The great feedback she received on her posts encouraged and challenged her to do better. She even attempted a headstand for her audience.

Arpita Roy feels she has made a significant achievement, including becoming a Yoga teacher, since the crash. Her life motto of counting her blessings rather than worrying about losing her legs has taken her this far.

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Wake up early to become a better leader with more energy – Towards A Better Life

People who get up early gradually become better leaders as they have improved organizing skills. In this article you will find this and other benefits of waking up early.

Benjamin Franklin said there is gold in the mouth of the early morning. There is some truth in Franklin’s analogy getting up early brings with it several benefits.

Become a better leader by enhancing your organizing capabilities

When you wake up early you have uninterrupted time for yourself in the morning. Hence, you are not distracted and can complete any activity more quickly. You can utilise this tranquil and quiet time to plan your day ahead of time, allotting a specific amount of time to each of your chores.

You eventually become a better leader as mentally planning your day before you begin improves your organisational skills and promotes productivity.

The other benefits of getting up early are:

1) You remain stress-free.
2) Enjoy improved health and energy.
3) Feel more content with whatever the One Almighty God has blessed you with.
4) At the end of the day you enjoy quality sleep.


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Love yourself to boost your health – Towards A Better Life

I have always been preaching self-love for a better and happier life. My earlier post Self love is important for a better and happier life is proof of that. But, it is only now that I have learned that self love is essential for better health.

Self-love is described as concern for one’s own well-being and happiness. It also involves a sense of self-worth that stems from behaviors that promote our overall development.

But, in essence self-love is a discipline of believing we are important, and giving priority to ourselves when possible. It is also treating ourselves with respect and compassion.

It is also, in the end, a continuous intentional choice of things, people, and situations that are nice, feel right, and true, and serve us constructively.

If you love yourself you will feel happy and comfortable with yourself at all times and this will eventually boost your mental and physical health.

Self-love activities

There are many ways you can show you love yourself, which will eventually boost your health. Getting a spa treatment is one such activity.

Here are a few to get a spa experience at home:

  1. Engage your senses with aroma therapy.
  2. Give yourself a facial.
  3. Mask your way to clearer skin. …
  4. Make your shower more spa-like.
  5. Treat your tired eyes before you sleep so that you wake up with fresh eyes.

Another way that shows your love yourself is to exercise yourself to better health.

Just making yourself a cup of green tea or coffee can also boost your health tremendously, if you do it regularly.

Self-Love Habits Can Include:

Mindfulness practice allows you to appreciate everything your body can achieve.

Being in the company of positive people

Being wary of spending too much time on social media

Doing good deeds for others

Self-care is the practice of doing nice things for oneself.

Making a list of the qualities you admire in yourself

Wearing clothes and doing things that make you feel good without hurting the feelings of others.

wish you all a tremendous boost in health with the above tips. For more on the topic you may click on the link given below.

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Islamic welfare organization contributes towards Wall of Kindness during Covid-19 – Better Life Info

I stumbled upon an inspiring post on Sunday, while going through the WordPress Reader, which I often visit to look for new post ideas and to reblog some really good ones,

This article is about an organization which has contributed dry ration and pulses during these difficult times of Covid-19, when many people have lost their jobs and their families have become needy.

Inspiring contribution made by Muslim organization

I was initially glad to see that a Muslim organization, called Islamic Welfare Organisation, had made the contribution for the Wall of Kindness maintained by Army’s 25 Infantary Div at ALG gate.

But after thinking deeper, I felt that organizations across the world should make more such contributions to help the needy families.

Iran’s Wall of Kindness spreads through India

An Iranian started the initiative, called The Wall of Kindness, where people from۔different walks of life contribute essential items for the poor and needy people۔ The initiative is now spreading in India.

Shafqat Mir stated that the organisation will continue to reach out to the disadvantaged and needy in society.

According to the statement, Mir urged people from all walks of life to work together and unite for the benefit of the destitute and downtrodden.

It is a simple and wonderful idea; the sort that one wonders why no one thought of before! The Wall of Kindness idea is a welfare / charity project that is easy to implement and a great way to make sure that what one doesn’t need finds its way to those who do need it. An idea that originated in Iran has found its way to India now.

When western sanctions and high unemployment rates negatively impacted the Iranian economy, an Iranian who wanted to remain anonymous started a new way for people to help those in need. Soon Walls of Kindness started to appear spontaneously in Iran.

When western sanctions and high unemployment rates negatively impacted the Iranian economy, an Iranian who wanted to remain anonymous started a new way for people to help those in need. Soon Walls of Kindness started to appear spontaneously in Iran and is now spreading across India.

Finally, I need to say that such generosity should and can be done by each one of us at our own levels. The One Almighty God does not look at the size of your kindness, but the intention of your heart while doing it. May He bless us all with good understanding.

Source: Better Life Info

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A man should love God above all things Prophet Abraham showed that

On this Father’s Day, I am writing this post in honor of Prophet Abraham. He is the patriarch of all three religions: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, and his love for God is well know. He was tested by the Creator in various ways.

The supreme sacrifice and other tests that Prophet Abraham gave

From the time he was a child, Abraham was devoted to the One Almighty God and no one else. That prompted his own people, who were non-believers, to put Abraham into a fire, when he was just a child. There also came a time when Abraham, who is called Ibrahim (peace be upon him) in Islam, became old and God wanted him to sacrifice the one thing he loved the most. That one thing turned out to be his son Ismael, who was Abraham’s only child at that time.

That was the final test and supreme sacrifice of Abraham, who is also known as the Friend of God in Islam. A final test is considered to be the greatest test, and Abraham passed in that test too.

His child is the most precious thing to a man

I want to stress the point here that Prophet Abraham loved God above all things, because for a man his child is indeed the most precious thing. In fact, a true father loves his child more than he loves himself and above all treasures of the world. Abraham had proved his devotion to God by getting ready to be burnt in the fire. But, the Creator finally tested his dedication by testing his love for his child.

Finally, it was the mercy of God that saved the life of Ismael. The Beneficent One sent a lamb from heaven to be sacrificed in his place.

But, the love for God should be above all things

In all this Prophet Abraham showed that a man loves his child above all things, but that love should not surpass the love for the Almighty One. I believe that a mother carries a child in herself for nine months, but a father carries him in his heart for life. But, the love for God should be above all things. That is all I want to say on this Father’s Day.

And in these times of Covid-19, the most important is that we should reinforce our love and faith in the One Almighty God and put all our trust in Him.

Original source: Better Life Info

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Better Life Info for a better and happier life

Image shows a child reading a book. The message is there is no age to learn how to live an enhanced life. Original source: Let me first thank the Most Beneficent and Merciful God, to start my blog, called Better Life Info. I believe that God alone has created us all and is worthy of all our worship and praises. As God has created us each one of us with special qualities, I also believe that “All Lives Matter”. Once you have become close to God and learnt to be your own best friend, you will need an ocean of knowledge and information that will help you live an enhanced life and use it for a constructive purpose. This blog aims to be just that ocean and your companion for a better and happier life.

About me

I am Rehan Kazi (actual name: Mohammed Farooque Kazi), a 1992 graduate of the Mumbai University. I edit news online to support my family, which includes my parents, wife and a kid. These are the people who are there for me in all my happy and sad moments. Indeed, it is the love of our families and those who care for us that keep us going. I look at myself as a creative person who loves all the good things of life including blogging. My interests have ranged from cooking and gardening to reading, writing and drawing since I was a child. I have also been into health and fitness since an early age. And am still going strong (now I am 50).

About Better Life Info

When I created Better Life Info, the world was still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, which had started a year ago in 2020. I wanted to create a blog that would help people live happily during the pandemic and even after it ended. I had already created a successful blog Towards A Better Life with the same aim in mind. This blog takes the aim further by providing fabulous information to enhance your life through articles like Be Your Own Best Friend, and more. I love to share knowledge and whatever good I read with others. It was this love that led me to create this blog that will help you become a better, healthier and happier person. Here you will find articles that will provide you with information on topics ranging from self improvement to technology. Besides the articles, you will also find infographics that will help you remember what you have learnt. This blog will help you learn life skills to cope with the demands and challenges of life, not just a pandemic. Have a good time here and don’t forget to subscribe to this blog because whatever level of living you are at there is still space for growth towards a better and happier life.

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Gratitude the key to a better and happier life

thank you signage Send this note to God from the depth of your heart for a better and happier life We should appreciate all the things that the Beneficent and Merciful God has blessed us with. But sometimes we forget the importance or value of the simple everyday things in our lives. When in fact all things, big or small, seem to be significant when we actually need them. The solution is to be grateful for whatever we have, as gratitude will bring abundance in our lives. It will also help you live a better and happier life. Continue reading

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Zoho employee shows you don’t need a degree to learn coding

This story is about a young man whose inspiring post I came across on Linkedin. The man named Abdul Alim starts his post by saying that he left his home in 2013, with just 1000 rupees, and spent 800 on a train ticket.

Abdul Alim does not seem to have much of a formal education, but today he is a proud member of technical staff at Zoho.

The article by Abdul Alim is given below:

“In 2013, With just 1000 rupees, I left my home, spent 800 on a train ticket. After roaming for 2 months on the streets, finally found a job at a security desk.

One day, one of the senior employees of the company, asked my name and said – Alim, I can see something in your eyes (sounds filmy I know). He asked me about my studies and my computer knowledge.

In school I learned a little bit of HTML. Then he asked me If I want to learn more, and this is how My learning began.

Since every day after completing my 12 hours security shift, I went to the senior and learned.

About after eight months, I created a small app. An app that takes the user input and visualizes it. The senior employee showed the app to his manager and he liked it. He asked if it is possible to interview me.

I thought I will not be interviewed ever because I did not go to any college and studied only will 10th. He told that in Zoho You don’t need a college degree, What matters here is you and your skills.

And the day came, gave the interview and ..passed it.

Today it is my 8th year in Zoho Corporation.”

You may connect with Abdul Alim on Linkein through this link: : Abdul Alim on Linkedin

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Taken the next step? Now finish what you start

After sharing a post called Just take your next step yesterday, I am now talking about what to do once you have taken that step. The answer is simple: Finish what you start. But, how you finish that can drain you out to the point that you quit just before you are about to achieve your goal.

Many people are poor at getting started. They make big plans but never take the first step. Others can get started but seem to bail out before they reach their goals. It’s quite maddening to put in a lot of work and then quit just before you reach success.

The most successful people are masters at finishing what they start. They’re like a bulldog with a bone. They’ll never give it up without a fight.

We all have a story of quitting that seems to haunt us. You can put a happy ending to these stories – and this behavior – by learning to finish what you start.

Here is an article that shows you 10 ways to Finish What You Start. The very first technique that the article teaches us is to Develop the habit of being a finisher. The article says that this is most easily done by finishing all of the little things you start.

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Woman’s Day Blogging Party

A woman is a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a wife among many other things who teaches a man how to love, share and care. Welcome to Woman’s Day Blogging Party and while here leave behind what you think a woman is in the comments.

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