Rejuvenating Experience at Tattva Spa, Cidade de Goa

The word spa itself brings a sense of relief to me because in day to day running around, we often forget that our body, mind, and soul all need their share of relaxation. The daily grind usually takes a toll on me and I rarely get a chance to sit back and relax. But sometimes you literally have to push yourself and head for rejuvenation.

Tattva Spa, nestled in Cidade de Goa, offers a mix of ancient ayurvedic and modern techniques to help you relax your mind, body, and soul. With a dynamic squad of professional therapists, the holistic spa treatments are defined to rejuvenate and reinvigorate your senses. 

I opted for Signature Re-Balance Spa, which includes an Abhyanga Massage, a Floral Mist Body Polisher, and Prithvi Body Wrap. Due to time constraint, I was able to indulge in only in the massage and body poilsher and had to skip the body wrap.

I chose the Vishram Blend Oil for my massage, specifically meant for relaxation and relieving of pains. My therapist gave me a form and took some personal details in order to be sure of any medical issues that need to be tackled or any particular body areas that need a minimum or no pressure.

After that, we moved to the spa room, which smelled luxury from every corner. The ambiance was perfect, inviting, calm and relaxing. A good 40 minutes massage with medium pressure, Abhyanga helps to de-stress, relieves of pains, tones up the muscles, alleviate sleep and helps in blood circulation.

After the massage, a gentle floral mist scrub was applied to the body to gently exfoliate the skin, leaving it soft, supple and glowing. A misty fusion of aromatic oils, palash, saffron and specialty floral extracts from the Himalayan valley, this scrub indeed felt very very refreshing.

I actually felt completely recharged and full of life after my session. My body felt lighter and the skin definitely felt softer and smoother. The treatment, my overall experience, the knowledge, and expertise of the therapist and hospitality, everything was top notch. I highly recommend Tattva for all your spa needs. It is one of the fines day spas that Goa has to offer. Tattva Spa, India’s leading chain of spa destinations is your answer to a relaxing indulgence for yourself or your loved ones. So book yourself a spa today!

Location Details

TATTVA SPA, Cidade de Goa, Vainguinim Beach, Goanull



Why ZEE5 is the best platform to watch TV shows

TV Shows are a great way to kill time but finding a good one takes more time than the show itself. Strange, isn’t it? There are numerous TV shows that exist in India. With the inception of the internet, you have the luxury to watch them on the go. This has encouraged many into stepping into the online streaming services. One such OTT platform that has been doing it better than many is ZEE5. They have constantly added new interesting TV shows to their constant library. So, today we are listing the sheer variety of shows that is enough reason to prove that ZEE5 is the best platform to watch TV shows

Soap Operas:

Tapping into the popularity of soap operas, ZEE5 has your favourite shows from all the ZEE channels. Thanks to their Before TV option, they even let you watch your favourite TV show hours before they are aired on TV. So, if the air time of ZEE Kannada’s Kamali clashes with your busy schedule in the evening, catch it earlier on ZEE5. 

ZEE5 Originals:

Don’t like to watch daily soap operas? Then why don’t you try the ZEE5 Originals? Since their introduction, ZEE5 has promised to deliver some mind-boggling  regional content and so far, they have stuck to this promise. With their originals, ZEE5 is mostly trying to give quality web series to its audience. One of their recent Originals Auto Shankar is the most intriguing Tamil web series in recent times. In the past, their original Hindi series Rangbaaz was critically acclaimed in 2018.

Reality Shows:

Are you bored of watching fiction content? ZEE5 also features some kickass reality shows in multiple languages. They have dance shows like Dance Kerala Dance, Comedy Khiladis (ZEE Tamizh), and American Idol which are pretty famous in their respective languages. They all make for a perfect watch during weekends when you do not want to leave your house and want to watch something from the comfort of your house.

Cartoons:

Kids love cartoons, and no one understands it better than ZEE5, and that is why you would find a wide range of cartoon shows on their platforms. In fact, they have a different category dedicated to kids which features not only cartoons but also some educational and art based television shows like The Art Room, Engineer This!, and Science with Brain Cafe. What’s more, watching it with your parents makes for a good time to bond with them. 

Bollywood Junkies:

This is for the Bollywood junkies among us who live and breathe Bollywood. If you are one of them, then look no further than ZEE5. Starry Nights 2. Oh! invites your favourite actors to talk about their life and their upcoming projects. It is not just limited to Bollywood. Talk shows like Konjam Coffee Niraya Cinema which addresses prominent rumours floating in Kollywood is a fun watch for Tamil audience.

These are just some of the few reasons why ZEE5 makes up for a perfect TV shows experience and why you must pick it over the others. They offer all this with some lucrative subscription packs, making it an ideal choice for many.

Simple Steps To Get Your Body & Mind Healthy

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When we think of a healthy lifestyle we’re mostly thinking of the physical aspect of health which means keeping our body healthy and free from illness, however, your mind is just as important as your body when it comes to overall health and well-being, so in this post we are going to share with you some of the simple ways that you can keep your body and mind healthy so that you can enjoy an overall great lifestyle and even perhaps reduce things like anxiety and depression from playing a role in your life.

Cutting back on alcohol:

Not only is alcohol a very unhealthy thing to drink a lot of for your body and causes a lot of physical issues, but it’s something that’s quite unhealthy for the mind as well due to the fact that alcohol is a depressant it can really caus a lot of issues for someone who suffers from things like depression or anxiety and can also trigger these feelings and make them worse, so if you’ve been thinking of giving up alcohol or at least cutting back, then this is definitely something to consider.

It’s important to realise that you may experience things like sober weight gain in the beginning, but this is just your body’s way of adapting to the change and it will balance itself out over time, and the positive aspects of course of giving up alcohol are overall weight loss, which can be good in some cases, decreased anxiety, increased energy, better sleep, and better skin amongst others.

Eating a balanced diet:

Food plays a major role in health and wellness, not only for the body, but for the mind as well, so making you sure that you’re eating a diet that is rich in nutrients, vitamins and that provide you with the energy that you need through the day as well as try and avoid bad diets and things that promise unrealistic results because your body responds best to balance and eating in a way that works for you.

Meditation:

There are many physical and mental health benefits to meditation that have been proven over the years, so if you’re finding that your life is particularly stressful or you would just like a way to relax, then meditation is definitely something worth trying. 

Meditation is something that there’s no right or wrong way to do it, it’s just about basically being able to be present with your thoughts and calm them so that they’re not overtaking your life. You can try out things like guided meditations for issues such as not being able to sleep or just being able to practice meditation if it’s something you’ve never done before and you’re having trouble quieting your thoughts.

Regular exercise:

We all know that getting regular exercise is something that’s important for a healthy lifestyle and even if it’s just a 20 minute brisk walk per day, it’s better than not doing anything – especially if you’re sitting for longer periods throughout the day, which certainly isn’t healthy, so making sure that you’re getting regular exercise, not only for your physical health but for your mental health too. 

Vaishnavipratima, Goa’s most noteworthy lifestyle store showcases its signature collection


Vaishnavipratima – The Interiors Studio
 can easily be called one of the most noteworthy and Instagram worthy lifestyle store Goa can ask for. I have been a fan of this place since its launch last September. A spacious 90-year-old Portuguese Goan Villa is now converted into this amazing interiors studio which specializes in Indianized artifacts, furniture, interior design, and fashion jewelry and apparel. Right from the entrance to each room in the villa, this place is a true delight.


The weekend saw the launch of Vaishnavipratima’s Signature Collection which includes exclusive furniture pieces and furnishings which are apt for Goan homes. From exclusive furniture pieces like beds, dining tables, chairs, sofa sets, cabinets, bars, etc., the studio also offers a designer collection of furnishings, crockery, trays, candles, and other decorative items to uplift your home and other spaces.


The launch also witnessed the availability of Oorjaa- the handmade paper lights brand which is widely popular for its use of agricultural and craft waste fibers from lokta, banana fiber paper to upcycled cork and quarry waste to create interesting textures, colors, form, and light.

One look at the collection of lights and I am sure you can’t stop yourself from buying a couple of those gorgeous pieces.

As one of the first artisanal paper studios in the country, they have learned their craft through a journey of discovery. Along the way, they have been joined by people who share their curiosity of material and passion to create not just lamps, but spaces that glow from within. Crafted with care, every lamp is alive with the inimitable individuality of the handmade- superfluous in both, aesthetic and the methods, evolving designs that are easy on the eye and the environment.

Vaishnavipratima, based out of Mumbai & Goa, resonates with similar ethos of sustainable living, encouraging artisanal and exquisite handmade furniture and furnishings. 


Apart from being mesmerized by the showcase, the evening was made more delightful gorging on to the savories curated by Cuebebar Smokehouse Goa and the warm hospitality of Vaishnavi Pratima and Sinéad McManus


If you haven’t checked out the stuff yet, it definitely calls for a visit and also the entire range is quite reasonably priced given the fact that each furniture piece is exclusive and also the smaller products are not designed for more than 2-3 pieces of similar kind, so when you pick up something from this store there is a faint chance of finding it at your neighbor’s house too. A visit is highly recommended 

Struggling with weight loss, try Anigmantha

Some people are blessed with slim bodies while others struggle with weight issues. More the weight, more prone you are to health-related problems. And obesity nowadays is a serious disease. Even children are suffering from obesity.

Regular exercise and diet control definitely help you in keeping your weight in check but sometimes you need additional supplements to enhance the overall weight loss process.

Anigmantha Weight Loss Formula Capsules are just the supplement you need to help you lose weight without any side effects.

Anigmantha

Made with 100% pure, top-grade natural ingredients, Nature Sure™ Agnimantha Weight Loss Formula helps reduce weight by improving digestion and metabolism and increasing frequency of urination. It is based on a scientifically-proven Ayurvedic therapy used since thousands of years for balancing vata (air) and kapha (earth) doshas (maladies) to manage obesity (medoroga or sthaulya) and lose weight naturally.

The human body consists of seven dhatus, namely lymph, blood, muscle, fat, bones, nervous system and reproductive system. Obese people tend to get nourished excessively only by meda dhatu (fatty tissue) while the remaining six dhatus (tissues) remain undernourished. This leads to an abnormal accumulation of kapha, which hampers fat metabolism. Such kapha-dominant body types tend to easily gain excess weight, but struggle to lose it.

Nature Sure™ Agnimantha Weight-loss Formula regulates jatharagni (body’s inner heat necessary for digestion) so that excess calories do not get converted into storage fat. Its diuretic effect flushes out metabolic toxins through frequent urination and promotes cellular health. Nature Sure™ Agnimantha Weight Loss Formula increases bio-availability of nutrients to unlock energy and vitality and prevents chronic fatigue. It lowers cholesterol and triglycerides and prevents disorders like insulin resistance, hypertension, blocked arteries, and lipid, kidney and gall bladder malfunctions.

This herbo-mineral compound has properties of bio-scraping, bio-enhancing, digestive, astringent and rejuvenation. It also neutralizes Kapha and Vata doshas.

  • Prevents accumulation of excessive fatty tissue by regulating fat metabolism naturally
  • Flushes out metabolic toxins through the renal pathway, supports cellular health
  • Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Unlocks energy and reduces chronic fatigue
  • Increases bio-availability and absorption of essential nutrients in the body
  • Restores electrochemical balance of the body necessary for fitness
  • Prevents disorders like insulin resistance, hypertension, blocked arteries, and malfunctions of lipid, kidney and gall bladder
  • Assured quality from Nature Sure™, a brand that is trusted globally for its products made with 100% pure & top-grade ingredients at GMP- and ISO-certified units

Precautions

Nature Sure™ Agnimantha Weight-loss Formula is generally safe for oral consumption by adults in recommended doses. 

If you are on other medication, consult your doctor before taking Agnimantha Weight Loss capsules.

Nature Sure™ Agnimantha Weight-loss Formula is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women, children and infants.

Availability

Buy it online on Nature Sure website and also on other e-commerce platforms.

Price

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Types Of Coffee, Coffee Roast And Types Of Grinding

Jacu’s Coffee

The jacu coffee, first produced by a farm in Espírito Santo. The jaguar, who has nothing, is a big bird that loves coffee. Most coffee growers see it as a plague. But like the civet, the jacu understands to select the best grains, and also leaves a “present” in his excrement. Today, a pot of 250 grams of roasted coffee beans can be found for 150 reais. 

At COFFEELIFIOUS you will find all types of coffee and its grinders.

Cuíca’s Coffee

From the same Capixaba farm that arose the coffee of the jacu, comes also the coffee of the cuíca. Unlike the jacu, the cuicca is a mammal, and, with good will, it resembles the civeta there in Asia. The difference is that, instead of defecating, the cuícas spit the coffee after biting the beans.

Ahh, and do not forget that there is also a line for the care of the beard with a more than special smell of coffee . It is something that can not go unnoticed and the most fissured can stay all day enjoying a well-groomed beard and an unmistakable fragrance.

Kona Coffee

It gets its name because it is grown in the city of Kona, Hawaii. The local climate and the volcanic soil of the region are conducive to the cultivation of this exotic variety of arabica. If you are a fan of good gourmet coffee, then Kona coffee will be an unforgettable experience! For some people, this is the best coffee in the world!

Types of Coffee Roast

Roasting is one of the most important steps in making gourmet coffee. The good roast is one that highlights the best characteristics of flavor, aroma, and acidity of each type of grain. The roasting curve is defined by the time the coffee bean is at each temperature. It interferes with the aroma, taste, body, acidity, finalization, balance, in short, almost everything can be worked along the toast. The same gourmet coffee beans will have very different characteristics depending on the roasting point used.

THREE LEVELS OF ROASTED COFFEE BEANS:

Clear Torra

Accentuates acidity and aroma with softness of taste. It softens bitterness and body. Light toast preserves more aromatic oils (grains remain dry), but enhances the acidity of the beverage while producing less-bodied gourmet coffee.Ideal for espresso machines.

Middle Torra

Balance point between various characteristics like acidity, aroma and bitterness. It usually accentuates the body. However, gourmet coffee begins to get less full with darker toasts. Ideal for cloth strainer or paper filter.

Dark Torra

Coffee less acidic, more bitter and less full-bodied. Darker toast makes gourmet coffee more bitter which can be mistaken for “stronger” coffee. However, the very dark roast can “burn”, accentuating much the bitterness and practically eliminating the acidity and the body.

TYPES OF GRINDING:

Using the proper grind for the type of preparation is very important so that you get the best taste of your gourmet coffee. Below are the types of existing coffee grinding:

  • Sprayed:Very thin thickness, used for Turkish coffee, because the powder is added in the water and is not filtered.
  • Slim:Ideal for filtered coffee (paper or cloth) of thermos flask or electric coffee maker.
  • Average:Used for espresso. As the espresso is extracted under pressure, it is necessary that the grind is thickened so that the coffee leaves at the appropriate concentration.
  • Thick:Used in Italian (Moka) and French (French Press).
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