Helping Hands -Food for All

Helping Hands -Food for All

 A FitFortunes Initiative
Helping Hands ‘Food for All’


Together FitFortunes and Smilence run a food distribution campaign for disadvantaged families in Rishikesh. Team comprises Devesh Narwal, Manish Chopra, Naman Singhal and foreign nationals who are all taking careful actions and positive steps towards preventative measures, to ensure the access to food for all, striving for zero hunger in Rishikesh and nearby areas. 

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The Helping Hands 

 FitFortunes invites like-minded individuals and organizations to donate and help us ensure momentum and success of the feeding campaign and ‘Food for all’ during this time of crisis, possible with the help of locals, our dear friends, foreign volunteers and permission from the local authorities. Helping Hands ‘Food for All’ prepares and distributes food hampers containing basic grocery essentials which will feed a family of 4 for one week.

The hampers include but are not limited to:-
  • 3½ kg of wheat flour
  • 1½ kg of rice
  • 1¼ kg of pulses/lentils
  • Cooking Oil
  • Salt, tumeric & red chilli Powder

Food packs

The ‘Helping Hands’ initiative extends their kind efforts to the poor and homeless as well as low-income households which survive on daily cash earnings to feed their families. Rishikesh is well-known as a spiritual sanctuary for many and therefore it is also home to a large number of daily wages workers, labourers and homeless people who cannot feed themselves during this lockdown period. The government is helping but we want to give our efforts too to help the needy.

In the Yoga capital of the World, brothers & sisters want to inspire the gift of giving by sharing their example of Karma yoga, Selfless service with everyone. They are appealing to those more abundant during this unfortunate phase which is affecting many in a very critical way, to dig deep into their pockets, to pledge and share.

With support from local authorities the team manages regular distribution of food in an organized way and ensures that those most in need will receive your gifts.


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Team purchases local produce, prepares them into smaller parcels (ensuring everyone follows good food hygiene practices) and distributes with the help and organization of local authorities.

Abundance is a shared blessing. Please extend your kindness to others.

Namaste – Thank you

Pravesh Narwal

Total Meals Served (11170)

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Significance of a Mind Muscle Connection during Yoga!

Significance of a Mind Muscle Connection during Yoga!

Know the Significance of a Mind Muscle Connection
during Yoga!

Well, Feeling the Yogasana is considerably more than just do an incorrect pose. It requires the full mental limit and clearness. However, many neglects to do this when working excursion. Rather than
utilizing their “mind”, they end up preparing inaccurately with their body or for this situation ego. Mind muscle connection during yoga plays a vital role in the whole process.

You’ve probably observed many people in the yoga class or studio doing many postures continuously and incorrectly performing awful structure. Or on the other hand, they don’t feel any stretch or muscle involvement during the process.
This isn’t my decision, yet rather by ignorance. Do they know that mind is vital things to control
while doing yoga or any other exercise in the gym?
So here we will know more about the importance of a mind-muscle connection is must for every type of physical exercise either its yoga or weight lifting.

So let’s have a look beneath-

What is a Mind Muscle Connection?

As you most likely are aware, all development at first begins at the brain and afterwards to the
muscles. The sign from your mind travels down your spinal line to your muscles to create
development. This is known as the Mind-Muscle Connection (MMC). This is the place the mind
meets the body to play out any task.

How can it work?

Acetylcholine ((A neurotransmitter in the brain) acts to speak with muscles in the body to cause

So when Acetylcholine is discharged, it crosses the little space that isolates the nerve from the
muscle. After that, it tries to receptors on the outside of muscle filaments. Accordingly, the
muscle at that point supernaturally contracts.

In all honesty, the more you “Consider the muscle working” the more muscle strands you will
enlist. How so? By considering the development you’re really expanding the terminating on the
engine units to all the muscle strands.

Why have more of a Mind Muscle Connection?

The more you think about the muscle engagement, the better your asana/exercise will be. Thus, the better
your outcomes will be. But also, something essential to comprehend is the relationship between primary and secondary muscles. The primary mover is the muscle that is planned to do the most
work in moving into a pose or lifting a weight. Secondary movers are the muscles that help the primary mover.

For example, the gluteus maximus and the quadriceps are the prime movers for back squats.

During the upward period of the squat, the glutes are in charge of the hip expansion and the quads for
the knee augmentation. Mind muscle connection during Yoga is very significant.

The hamstrings help the glutes in hip augmentation. An adductor Magnus on the internal thigh
of every leg keeps your legs from flaring outward during the activity. The abs and erector spinae bolster the middle all through the activity. All these different muscles are considered the
“secondary movers”. During a mind-muscle connection, your point is to target and work the primary muscle.

Generally, many disregard this mind-muscle connection with specific muscles. They’re prompting lopsided characteristics as well as the underdevelopment of that muscle. This is the point at which the mind-muscle connection during yoga ends up significant.

Toward the day’s end, you should be genuinely dedicated to feeling every posture in the primary muscle that you plan to work.

Lots of individuals flip and lift with an ego. Indeed, somebody may squat 500lbs for reps. but, if they’re
not augmenting the work done by the quads and glutes, then they’re squandering a ton of time
and vitality. Your muscles and postures don’t develop as a result of the weight going here and there.
They develop in light of the fact that they’re compelled to decrease by following up on that
weight. If you produce maximal power your primary muscles when doing Yogasana or working out, then, definitely you will maximize your progress.

gluteus maximus and the quadriceps

Yoga is a Religion? Does it make you Hindu?

Yoga is a Religion? Does it make you Hindu?

Yoga and Religion, the great debate is in almost everybody’s mind. There are so many opinions and conversations which can lead to confusion or prejudice. Most of the time we get confused between these two terms but what is the truth of yoga, very few of us is aware of it.

People start relating Yoga with Religion (Hinduism). Because of the country of its origin ‘India’. Over approximately the last decade, Yoga is becoming famous not only in India. But, across all over the world. After Malaysia announced a ban on Yoga due to religious reasons. Soon after, then the debate on Yoga and Religion has increased.

What does Yoga means?


Yoga by itself means ‘Union’. Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means ‘Unite’. Yoga is a group of mental, physical and spiritual discipline. Which means Union with God. Most of the people get confused with Yoga and Hatha yoga (System of Postures). But both are different from each other. Yoga is a path towards enlightenment which helps and focuses on building mental and physical strength of our body.

According to “Gorakh Shabdawli ” by Guru Gorakh Nath

जोग अवरण जोग अभेद, जोग अखंडित जोग अछेद।
जोग जति सति जोग दया, येहा ग्यान जति गोरख कह्या।

Yoga is not Varna (Based according to certain race or Ashram), Yoga is not divided into any Type of Style, Yoga is wholeness (of the mind), This Yoga is flawless. Yoga is meditation, virtue, Yoga is compassion, this is wisdom.

So, if we go with the above statement of Guru Gorakh Nath then Yoga is not related to religion at all. As well as Yoga, not a Physical Practice only. It is not the system of beliefs, it works primarily with the energy present in our body. Our mind can not concentrate well because many of the tensions are going through our mind and illness of our body. It prevents the energy from flowing to the brain. Yoga makes a bridge over it and helps our body and mind to have control so that the energy could be released and starts flow to the brain. It is done for inner peace, the peace of our mind and body, the peace after the meditation. It could be only done by Yoga and meditation. So, it is not spiritual beliefs, it is the discipline which treats our inner body, mind and our outer body. Yoga has many benefits.

Surya Namaskara

Yoga as Tradition or Religion

There are different forms of Yoga, some of the forms are more overtly religious than others, so people think that Yoga is religious. Some People thinks it is religious because of the yogic asanas- Surya Namaskars, which is a series of positions to greet the Hindu God Surya or Sun. But if you don’t get have the intention there then you don’t feel it something religious because if I am kneeling down, it doesn’t mean that I am praying. Similarly, the Surya Namaskars Asanas are like this situation. Some Yoga classes feature the chanting of Hindu Sutras like ‘Om’ but what about the others? Other Yoga classes make no reference to spirituality at all. Yoga aids all who practices various exercises (breathe control meditation) and some other exercises. Some People says Yoga has a tradition of Dharma (in the western sense it is called religion.

Yoga is such a broad term, there is no definitive definition of it. Similarly, there is no definitive answer to this question. If you make sense of Yoga as Union then you can do Yoga for Physical fitness and if you define Yoga as Holistic or Religious thing, then you can do Religious Yoga like Surya Namaskars and Chanting of the word ‘OM’. It’s all about the individual’s mentality. What he or she is thinking and feeling for Yoga. o