choose kurti as per your body shape


How To Choose Ethnic Wear, Designer Kurtis And Tunic As Per Your Body Shape?

Applaud Your Body Shape with Perfect Attire
Every one likes to look beautiful and eye-catching among all and especially women are crazy to look gorgeous. Many women don’t know about their body type & it is very essential step for style your self. Most of Indian women don’t know about their body shape, and dressed up with any attire. If you want to look good and perfect every day choose apparel as per body type. There are many online stores offer different style kurtis, do online shopping for kurtis and tunic but take theses kurti shopping tips before buying online.

Which Is Your Body Shape?
There are five basis body types.

  1. Apple Shape or Oval Shape
  2. Pear-Shape
  3. Square-Shapes
  4. Inverted triangle Shape
  5. Hourglass-Shape

Apple Shape
Apple Shaped women have larger upper body and thin legs. If you have apple body shape you can wear kurti which create an illusion of curvy waist.

Apple Body Shape Women Must Prefer:
Select V-neck pattern  kurti
Belt pattern kurtis
Select cotton kurtis
Choose short kurtis with leggings which draw attention to your slim leg
Mix & match  trendy stole with designer kurti
Choose cool  and dark colors kurtis

Apple Body Shape Women Avoid: 
Avoid Mandarin collar pattern kurti
Avoid Yoke pattern kurti
Avoid patialas bottoms

 Pear Shape
Pear shaped women has wide lower body and thinner upper body. If you have pear body shape selects kurti which draw attention to your shoulder and on your upper body. Most of Indian women has Pear shape body.

Pear Body Shape Women Must Prefer:
Select a-line kurtis
Light color kurti tunic with dark color bottoms which hide lower body
You have many options for neck line because your upper body is slender, choose boat neck, square or mandarin neck pattern
Choose detailed work on shoulder and on front yoke pattern to draw attention to your upper body
Mix & match traditional waistcoat with kurti

Pear Body Shape Women Avoid: 
Avoid skin-tight kurtis
Printed bottoms which draw attention to your lower body

Inverted Triangle Shape
Inverted triangle shaped women have larger upper body like wide shoulders and broad chest. Choose kurti which draw attention to your lower body.

Inverted Triangle Body Shape Women Must Prefer:
Strap pattern kurtis
Avoid boat neckline
Choose Embroidered leggings with simple kurtis
Choose plain kurti with printed patiala

Inverted Triangle  Body Shape Women Avoid: 
Avoid broad neck line like boat-neck
Avoid bulky work on shoulder line

Rectangle  Shape
Square shaped women have no curve flat body, most important for them to create illusion of curvy body.

Rectangle Body Shape Women Must Prefer:

Frock style short kurti with skin tight jeans
Sleeveless anarklai kurti with leggings to show your arms
Light color kurti with flare

Rectangle Shape Women Avoid: 
Avoid closefitting kurti

Hourglass-shape women has perfect upper body and lower body with well define waist. You can select any kurti but avoid loose fitting kurti which hide your curve.

Hourglass Body Shape Women Must Prefer:
Loose-fitting kurti will hide your curves choose exact fitting kurtis
Belt pattern kurti which define your curved waist line
lightweight and thin  fabrics kurtis
skinny leggings or straight jeans with kurtis

Hourglass Body Shape Women Avoid: 

Loose fitting kurtis

Choose Kurti according to your body shape

Fashion is frequently changing phenomena since ages. We instantly entice for new fashion trends and forget old fashions. This sequence never stops. Every women love to look gorgeous and appealing with new fashion trends. To look pretty and beautiful first and foremost thing is that women need to understand and appreciate their body. Positive thinking is very important because negative thoughts always wanting something more, you will never be satisfied with what you wear. Second most important thing is to understand your body.

Finding the exact clothing for your body shape is tricky .There are five main body shape hourglass body shape, rectangle body shape, pear body shape and of course, apple and inverted triangle body shape. Choose exact kurti for your body type that flatters you best. But deciding between different cuts, colors, styles, length and fits can be not easy. Here some guidelines to choose right kurti for different body shapes.

What is Apple-Shape?
Apple shape body usually carries their weight around their mid part and medium or large bust size, no waist definition and has a fairly large tummy.

Preferable for Apple-Shape

  • Dark Color kurti to look slim
  • Cotton and silk are familiar fabrics
  • Kurti with simple a-line
  • V-shaped & embellished neckline
  • Embroideries and other beautiful shoulder design
  • Flare and cuff sleeves

What to avoid

  •   Shapeless or loose fitting kurti
  •   Kurti that fall away from the tummy
  • Yoked style kurti that draw attention to your upper body
  •  Patiala and salwar

What is Pear-Shape?
Pear shape body is characterize by smaller shoulders and bust with heavier hips and thighs with waist definition. Many Indian women have pear shape body.

Preferable for Pear-Shape

  • Light color kurti with dark color Patialas to streamline lower body
  • Flare Style Kurti & Anarkali Kurti
  • Kurti with collar pattern, boatneck and Square neck style
  • Printed and textures (stripes, polkadots, sequins) Kurti
  • Bishop and rouched sleeves
  • Prefer longer kurti as they add length to your body

What to avoid

  • Body-hugging fabrics.
  • Tight bottoms that highlight your lower half

What is inverted triangle-shape?
Large shoulders, upper body broad than hips, skinny thighs and little or no waist definition it’s called inverted triangle shape.

Preferable for inverted triangle shape

  • Kurti with soft sleeves like raglans
  • Waist defining kurti
  • Collar-less kurti
  • Horizontal stripes and prints
  • Kurti that flare at the waist
  • Low U and V-necklines

What to avoid

  • Stay away from shoulders pads and strong shoulder details
  • Avoid high necklines
  • Bulky collar pattern

What is Square-Shape?
Square shape body has slight waist definition with same width upper body and hips. Square shape is lacking of curves.

Preferable for Square-Shape

  • Kurtas with broad, deep neck style suits this body type
  • Choose belted kurti which help to create defined waist shape
  • Curving kurti with a tighter waist or squeeze at torso
  • Anarkali style kurti or heavy fabric will add volume to your figure
  • Slim bottoms
  • Semi-fitted clothing, by adding padding and by wear clothing that drape around but tighten at the waist line.
  • Nipped Kurti
  • Kurti with Front panel detail & Pleating

What to Avoid

  • Strait and tight kurti
  • Loose fitting kurti

What is Hourglass-Shape?
Upper body and hips has almost same width with waist definition its called hourglass shape body. This body shape called curvy figure and very popular among teenager girls.

Preferable for Hourglass-Shape

  • Waist-Defining Kurti
  • Narrow Kurti with specific shape at the waist to highlight your figure
  •  Fit and flare kurti with classic work
  • Wear a low and Bust- enhancing necklines to slim down upper body
  •   Straight and bootcut bottom that hug around your hips
  • Prefer kurti that extend just below your hips

What to Avoid

  • Loose and ill-fitted kurti which hide curves
  • Bulky pattern kurti which make you look fat

Art of living- what to eat


Have you ever thought that the food you eat may be the secret to deeper meditation? Here’s a food guide designed exclusively to help meditators go deeper. 

Have you ever had one of those days where you sit to meditate but you feel sleepy or are bombarded by nothing other than a zillion thoughts? Do you find yourself thinking about what to do? Generally, what you eat can be one of the reasons why you find it difficult to meditate. Let’s look at how food plays an important role in determining if a meditation experience is good or not so good.

You Are What You Eat

Once upon a time in India, there lived three friends, Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. They were very close to each other but very different in nature.

Tamas was inclined to rest but easily fall into laziness. He would lie all day, lethargic, and did not work. But he was very active at feeding time; he ate all kinds of meat and heavy food.

Rajas was focused on action, but he was very restless, with many thoughts in his mind and many tasks in his hands at the same time. With regard to food, he was a fan of hot and spicy foods, and sweets made with a lot of sugar.

The wisest among them was Sattva. He was a natural balance between calm and enthusiasm. He was extremely careful with his diet and ate only what was necessary for his body. Freshly cooked green vegetables and grains and fruits and juices were part of his main diet. So he remained healthy, light, and energetic throughout the day (unlike his friend Tamas), and was also able to think clearly and logically.

Which of the three friends do you like and who among them would you like to be best friends with? Well, all three are already part of your life, your friends—Tamas helps you have good sleep at night, Rajas keeps you active during the day, and Sattva keeps your energy high. But of the three, make Sattva your best friend so you can accept his qualities in your life. The higher the Sattva, the deeper your meditation. Choose your food wisely and clear the way for a blissful meditation experience.

Choose Your Diet According to Your Prakriti (Vata, Pitta or Kapha)

Each body type has a unique natural constitution composed of vata, pitta, and kapha. Knowing which of these prakriti you are can help you change your eating habits to stay healthy and balanced, and also have deeper meditation.

Your habits Personality Type What to eat What to avoid
♦ Sit hungry at any time of the day and night
♦ Lively and constantly restless
♦ Speak fast
You may be Vata Fruits – banana, orange, and peach
Vegetables – asparagus, fresh peas, and okra (cooked with mild spices and olive oil)
grãos – oatmeal or whole grain rice and flour thoroughly cooked
– small amounts of milk, cheese fresh yogurt, buttermilk, and butter are permissible
Fruits — Dried fruits that are not soaked, raw apples and melons, and raw salads, because they increase dryness and cause constipation and indigestion
vegetais– broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, as they cause gas
Pulses – beans are hard to digest; chickpeas and red beans to be avoided
Sweeteners– white sugar
Spices – red and green pepper
♦ Sit hungry at dinner, especially if you are half an hour late.
♦ Live by your watch (usually an expensive commodity) and regret having your time wasted.
♦ Wake at night feeling hot and thirsty.
♦ Take charge of a situation or feel you should.
You may be Pitta Fruits – grapes, coconut, and avocado
Vegetables – Asparagus, cauliflower, and cabbage
Beans – flour, rice, and barley
Dairy products – fresh milk, butter, and buttermilk.
Fruits– sour fruits
Grains– white flour (pizza and white bread)
Sweeteners – white sugar
Seasonings – pickles, spices, spicy or bitter salads, sauces, vinegar, and green and red pepper
♦ Think long before making a decision.
♦ Wake slowly and like to stay in bed for long
♦ Be happy with the status quo and perseveres to pacify others
♦ Search for emotional food.
♦ Has graceful movements and a gentle walk even when overweight.
You may be Kapha Fruits – lemon, apple, and pomegranate
Vegetables – pumpkin, beets, and green leafy vegetables
Grains– corn and millet
Dairy– goat’s milk and unsalted buttermilk
Spices– all spices are good, and ginger is the best.
Grains– white flour (bread, pizza, and pastries)
Dairy products– yogurt
Sweeteners– white sugar

5 quick tips to make your meditation deeper

  • 1. Switch to vegetarianism – It is healthy and also makes meditation easier
  • 2. Eat more fresh fruits and green vegetables – Include high fiber foods in your diet
  • 3. Drink plenty of water – It is good to consume at least two liters of water every day. Prefer fruit juices to carbonated beverages
  • 4. Eat the right amount – It is not a good idea to eat too much because a very full stomach makes meditation difficult
  • 5. Have a sattvic diet – Higher sattva helps to have a deeper experience of meditation

Note: To learn about your own body constitution (Prakriti) and receive personal guidance on appropriate food for deeper meditation, consult a doctor from Sri Sri Ayurveda and get your Nadi Pariksha (an ancient method of pulse diagnosis) done. Eat well, live well, and meditate well.

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Travelling to Manali in October 1st week


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Key attractions near Manali village

• Hadimba Temple • Vashist Kund • Tibetan Monastery • Manu Mandir (Old Manali) • Van Vihar.

  • Time required to visit listed attractions : 5 hours. Google Map of Manali local attractions
  • You can either hire a local taxi (around Rs.600/-) or an autorickshaw to visit these attractions.
  • Many youngsters prefer to spend evenings in one of the many atmospheric old Manali hang-outs.
Hidimba temple at Manali is an ancient wooden temple.

Hadimba Temple

Hidimba temple lies nestled among tall deodars at around 2kms from the main market area of Manali. The wooden temple built by Maharaja Bahadur Singh in 1553 is dedicated to demoness Hidimba, wife of Pandava Bhima. Roof of the temple consists of massive deodar planks, which has largely survived the rages of time. To the left of the temple is a natural rock shelter with oversized footprintssaid to be the footprints of Hidimba. Annual Dhungri Mela (fair of the temple) is held in mid-July, which culminates with beheading of an ox.

Tibetan Monastery at Manali built by Tibet refugees.

Tibetan Monastery

Manali has three important Tibetan Monasteries: Himalayan Nyinmapa Temple, the traditional Gelukpa Gompa and the other one at Aleo on the left bank of Beas river. The first two monasteries are easily accessible from the town. The market near to the monastery sells rugs, Kullu shawls, and Tibetan souvenirs. 
The Monasteries are open 6AM to 6PM

Vashist Kund is a natural sulphur ring at Manali.

Vashist Kund

Vashist is a small village famous for its hot springs and temple of Rama and Sage Vasisht. There is a separate bath area for men and women near the hot springs which unfortunately gets dirty as the day progresses. There was an attempt to build modern turkish style bath houses but the project faced resistance from local people is now abandoned. An hours enjoyable walk from Vashist village leads to an attractive waterfall.

Manu is said to be the first hima being.

Manu Mandir

Manali takes its name after Manu, the sage who authored Manu-smriti, probably the earliest codification of law. Fittingly, there is a temple dedicated to Manu at Old Manali. There is an interesting walking trail from Old Manali to Solang valley passing the villages of Goshal,Shanag and Buruwa. For the uninitiated, the walk can be tiring.

Old Manali used to be hippy haven long back.

Old Manali

Old Manali used to be a hippy haven but today houses some of the most interesting restaurants of Manali. Many options for youngsters to chill out in the evenings.

Van vihar .

Van Vihar

A nature park of deodar grooves on the banks of Beas River. The park houses a small aviary of Himalayan birds. 
The park is open from 8AM to 6PM

Recommended Manali Tour Plan

Day One Check into hotel and post lunch, visit Manali local attractions
Day Two Start early for an excursion to Rohtang Pass / Snow Point; (Winters : Kothi, Rahala, Gulaba /Snow Point)
Day Three Go to Solang Valley for adventure sports. Keep evening free for shopping at Manali or to visit Old Manali hang-outs.
Day Four Visit Naggar and Manikaran. In the evening, proceed back to Delhi.

Manali Taxi Union

When you need local taxi for trips to Rohtang Pass, Naggar, Manali sightseeing etc, book taxi from Him – Aanchal Taxi Operators Union. They have three offices in Manali

Manali Taxi Union Telephone Number
Near Bus stand, Mall Road 01902- 252450, 252120
Near HPTDC Kunzum hotel Phone : 01902- 252205, 252926
Manali Aleo Left Bank Phone : 01902- 254032

There is no need for advance booking, you can either walk into their office or call them over the phone.

Why book with local union?

  • Taxi fare is the lowest if you book thru the union
  • They are reliable as the union is officially recognised
  • They will change the vehicle and driver if you are not satisfied
  • You will help local economy as most drivers are local residents
  • Only HP registered vehicle can proceed to Rohtang Pass

Manali Taxi fare

Taxi fare is fixed, best offer is combined itinerary of Rohtang (Gulaba); Solang- Naggar and local sightseeing for Rs. 4,500. This itinerary is spread over two and half days can be finalized over the phone by contacting Taxi union directly. While you may not be able to bring down the fare, you can negotiate for a Sumo or Qualis by paying for Indica

Manali – Kothi – Gulaba – Rohtang Pass – Manali Rs. 1,700
Manali – Solang Valley – Naggar- Manali Rs. 1,800
Manali Local sightseeing Rs.800
Rohtang – Solang – Naggar- Manali
Over two and half days
Rs. 4,500

Him-Aanchal Taxi Operators Union at Manali offers the lowest fare taxi service across Manali

Recommended Manali Tour Plan

For visiting Manali and around areas, you could follow the plan below.

Day One Check into hotel and post lunch, visitManali local attractions
Day Two Start early for an excursion toRohtang Pass / Snow Point; (Winters : Kothi, Rahala, Gulaba /Snow Point)
Day Three Go to Solang Valley for adventure sports. Keep evening free for shopping at Manali or to visit Old Manali hang-outs.
Day Four Visit Naggar and Manikaran. In the evening, proceed back to Delhi.

Him-Aanchal Taxi has an Aleo office  for those staying at Aleo region hotels

Local Manali tours suggested by Manali Taxi Union

Manali – Nehrukund- Kothi- Gulaba- Rahla Fall- Marhi 
– Raninalla- Rohtang Pass (Snow Point) – Manali
10 Hours (Around Rs.1,900)
Manali- Vaishno Devi Temple- Angora Rabbit Farm
– Kullu Shawl Industries- Kasol Valley- Manikaran hot springs- Manali
10 Hours (Around Rs.1,500)
Manali – Jagatsukh Temple- Kartikeya Temple- Lakshami Narayan Temple
– Naggar Castle- Roerich Art Gallery- Chamunda Temple – Manali
Hadimba Temple- Vashisht Hot Water Spring- Manu Temple
– Club House- Tibetan Monastery