1) Namaskar : Joining both hands ensures joining the tips of all the fingers together which are denoted to the pressure points of eyes, ears and mind.
2) Pierce Ear : Indian physicians and philosophers believe that ear-piercing helps in the development of intellect, power of thinking and decision making faculties.
Ear-piercing helps in speech-restraint.
It helps to reduce impertinent behavior and the ear-channels become free from disorders.
3) Fasting : Fasting acts as antidote, for it lowers the acid content in the body which helps people to retain their sanity.
By fasing, the digestive organs get rest and all body mechanisms are cleansed and corrected. A complete fast is good for health.
4) Start with Spice and end with Sweet : The significance of this eating practice is that spicy things active the digestive juices and acids and ensure that the digestion process goes on smoothly and efficiently.
Sweets or carbohydrates bulls down the digestive process. Hence, sweets are always recommended to be taken as a last item.
5) Applying Tilak/KumKum on the Forehead : On the forehead, between the two eyebrows, is a spot that is considered as a major nerve point in human body.
The red ‘KumKum’ between the eyebrows is said to retain energy in the body.
Applying KumKum, the points on the mid-brow region and Adnya-Chakra are automatically pressed. This also facilitates the blood supply to the face.
6) Applying Mehendi/Heena on the Hand : Mehendi is very powerful medicinal herb. Weddings are stressful, and often the stress causes headaches and fevers.
Application of mehendi can prevent too much stress because it cools the body and keeps the nerve from becoming tense.
7) Wear Toe Ring : Normally toe rings are worn on the second toe. A particular nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and passes to heart.
Wearing toe ring on this finger strengthens the uterus. It will keep it healthy by regulating the blood flow to it and menstrual cycle will be regularized.
8) Sitting on the Floor & Eating : This Tradition is not just about sitting on the floor and eating, it is regarding sitting in the “Sukhasan” position and then eating.
Sukhasan is the position we normally use for Yoga asanas. When you sit on the floor, you usually sit cross legged, which are poses that instantly bring a sense of calm and help in digestion.
9) Throwing Coins into a River : In the ancient times, most of the currency used was made of copper unlike the stainless steel coins of today.
Copper is a vital metal very useful to the human body.
Throwing coins in the river was one way our fore-fathers ensured we intake sufficient copper as a part of the water as rivers were only source of drinking water.
10) Why do Temples have Bells : The scientific reason behind bells is that their ring clears our mind and helps us stay sharp and keep our full concentration on devotional purpose produces a sharp and enduring sound.
The duration of echo is good enough to activate all the seven healing centre in our body.
This result in emptying our brain from all negative thoughts.