Our whatsapp group grows bigger day by day. Yearly once, We conduct a survey to understand each other and realign our focus, so that we as a community can gear up for next year.
Important reason are
- This helps identify the inactive parents who block the space in group. They do not respond to the survey, We know they do not read the message. So we move them broadcast group and make space for new parents. We can not keep new parents waiting to join us.
- It is always good to push ourselves out of comfort zone. So we reshuffle the group so new parents, new friends, new ideas.
- Parents in our group for more than a years know this ritual. So please fill the survey there are hardly 5 questions. Be honest and share our thoughts..
Happy to share the survey results in public.
Which areas would like the group to focus on?
|Spiritual practices, Food practices
|Home Schooling, Parenting depends on Child’s Age
|Inspite of lifestyle changes, some people tend to have some or other ailments. Would be great if we could have a team of ayurveda, homeopathy doctors who have history of treating common diseases successfully
|Ancient herbal knowledge Home remedies Healthy living
|Am still a learner… trying to understand the practices and applying into everyday action.
|Art forms too
|Meditstion and spiritual practices in general
|Website can include more details
|Organic in house (read flat) farming. Material supply like seeds, mud etc..,with appropriate write up on how to grow depending on the location eg Hyd is a hot PLC vs Kerala humid, so the method of growing n watering varys so we need to have all this written in our database to help next set of new parents or generation. Involving n meeting up of each city parents n helping increase production through the ancient ways to help reduce cost so that products are affordable.
|Parenting/grooming for toddlers thinking…Ancient techniques of grooming socially the kids. Guidance for how we can keep our kids away from bad habits they learn in schools. Training to the parents to become a healer like reiki etc….Art of healing…
|Need more posts on ancient knowledge
|Child food recipe with month and quantity Women health benefits Growing vegetables at home
|Healthy recipes for kids and adults, pregnancy tips diet plans, day to day life.
|Spiritual aspects like meditation,how to teach kids to meditate ,at what age to start teaching them, how to implement it at schools for better behavioral development.
|Natural way in building the immune systems
|Continue to revive the ancient wisdom, parenting tips for raising healthy kids with healthy minds, more about siddha and ayurveda as a way of our living
|I think group is already doing a wonderful job..but few areas would be how to make perishable organic products available locally at cheaper rates thru a trustworthy source..HLP is doing an amazing job…but for us to move into fully organic lifestyle this is a must.
|Vedic way of rearing children
|Parenting, Reviving ancient practices, Motivating parents to keep on track and keep trying, holistic living, growing our own food, being a community that supports each other, child development, spiritual practices we can adopt
|Providing information about how to replace bad practices
|Parenting. Ancient remedies. Indieginious food.
|Holistic parenting. Child behaviour. How to inculcate our culture and beliefs in our children.
|Still more on how to increase the mind power and how to manifest positive vibrations.more and aura science
|The current focus on immunity and holistic parenting are my need.
|Would focus more on ancient practice’s which we aren’t aware off;
|Natural ways to reduce weight
|Healthy lifestyle. Food as medicine
|Building immunity in children Using products grown naturally for better and healthy lifestyle. Eleminating allopathic medicine to natural n safe cure… treating issue from the root. Holistic approach towards living a healthy life and a constant in achieving the same… and spreading the knowledge for betterment.
|I am happy the way the group is going ahead.
|Parenting issues like bringing up the child in this competitive world
|Home remedies for kids, weight loss and cholesterol management for adults. General mental and physical health management.
|to focus more on kids overall devolpment
|Yoga postures and pranayama, and a detailed list of do’s and don’t for bringing up kids and an ultimate list of foods to begiven to them with timing and season wise.
|All the areas which are currently covered.
|On matters relating to childbirth and pregnancy.
|Siddha medicine and ancient agriculture
|Holistic practices, reasons behind festivals. To know more about ancient practice and reason why our ancestors followed it so that we can implement in our life and educate our kids. PARENTING.
|Ancients way of living and helping others.
|Child care, Ancient practices, coping up with current lifestyle changes
|More on parenting
|It would be helful in child upbringing in a holistic way
|Changes in food habits and lifestyle; Parenting; More sharing of experiences by others on changes they have adopted and difference they have seen.
|In a general sense – Ayurveda, Siddha knowledge, interesting temples and culture and maybe some relevant astrological insight
|Ancient wisdom, Spirituality, Science behind the belief, Positive motivation. Need weekly updates as posted in early days by Velu sir i.e based on each day what can be do’s & don’ts.
|Childcare and general healthy habits
|Parenting workshops if possible
|Ancient healing methods /ancient recipes
|Availability of products for remedies/ holistic products to tier 2 cities
|More Focus on issues with Adults as well
|Overall holistic development
|Ancient way of life , organic food , health
|Physical , mental and emotional growth of children and must have foods for everyone to avoid deficiencies.
|Parenting and health
|Children’s immunity development, ancient holistic methods for treating various disorders
|Preventive measures Emotional n spiritual wellbeing
|The topics currently being discussed are good.
|Food and holistic practice
|The current focus of the group is fine
|Ancient food and natural healing of health
|Focus more on lifestyle ailments and their cure through ancient remedies
|Home remedy organic products
|Holistic, we can continue the topics which are folowing
|Home remedies and self awakening through ancient ways
|Children’s health, Pregnancy care
|Ancient wisdom- healthy practices which can be adopted regularly..and ofcourse home made remedies for kids and adults
|On health issues and general knowledge
|Enlighting us with traditional way of living
|i think focus should b all over human development…
|It gas focussed on everything
|Conduct workshops/meets regularly
|Would like to see More on meditation,yoga and more about the importance of good food(both recipes and veggies)
|Herbal remedies for babies
|The group is heading in right direction and needs to focus on ancient texts alittle more
Please mention few things you like about the group?
|Focussed,Authentic info,Genuine people
|Immediate response to queries
|1. Wealth of Knowlegde, 2. Helping other parents, 3. Different views on Holistic approaches
|Ancient knowledge and Parenting discussion
|Interactive. And good suggestions
|Home remedies/ holistic approach towards traditional practices
|Knowledge base and the groundedness of the team
|Very organized and organic. Lots of very helpful informatuon
|People are ready to share their knowledge and help fellow group members
|People are happy to help. Admins are excited to answer. Sharing of knowledge.
|Love the blessing part.
|Caring and trust among the members Experienced parents Instant help when required Incline us to move towards natural remedies and food
|Avoiding the medicines and antibiotics for small problems like cold and cough.Going for home remedies. Oil bath importance. Everything, everything.
|I like the group for the wealth of knowledge that one acquires be it food, lifestyle, spirituality,help when needed(in form of suggestions) ,basically everything is done with good intention.
|Immediate solutions given by parents for our speedy recovery
|I have come to know so much about the meaning of our rituals, why we need to follow them, about the influence of nature on us, etc. Also i have come across the precious swp with arka which is so effective. I have been introduced to the world of organic living which i can blindly trust. I have come to know a completely holistic way of living and sharing regarding food, medicine, practices etc. In a nutshell this community has literally opened a new world and a new way of living to me for which am very grateful and thankful.
|A big learning process of ancient practices, holistic approach to our routines..
|Ancient wisdom, spiritual knowledge sharing (like Saduragiri travel coming up), parenting and child development tips, support
|Focused, helping, act as a vast knowledge base, motivating towards healthy living
|I like the knowledge shared. The explanation of why and how. Ancient remedies. Holistic parenting. I am awe for the knowledge shared here. It makes me immensely happy and blessed that I am part of this community. It’s a blessing for my children also.
|It is very supportive. I have found answers to many of my queries without even asking. And i have also learnt so much about our own traditional system
|Helping others to lead a healthy life
|Very caring,helping to widen knowledge about our tradition and ancient customs,remind us about healthcare and ancient safe methods.
|All admins r very talented n co-operative
|It is very focused
|Immediate response to doubt raised by any member, irrespective of how New they may be.
|Anytime parents are ready to help; got to know abt the ancient practices; learnt lots and lots of home remedies; parents positive words which motivates other parents which I liked to the core.
|All are verfy friendly and answers query very promptly.
|Holistic approach, consistent response from admins and experts
|Giving importance to holistic practices, oil bathing concept, homemade solutions for everything, most importantly I like we get genuine reasons for things like y we tie hip thread, y ear piercing is important, annaprashan etc.before knowing to this group I thought it just rituals now I came to know the importance of it.
|I like the way people help each other with ancient wisdom. Also I love the immediate response for the queries.
|Prompt response to the queries. Constant approach in sharing the ancient wisdom through simple procedure for better future Easily approchable and warm nature of admin towards other parents. Vast database of knowledge… which shows pure, dedicated and hard working people… who have put together the entire wisdom in such a beautiful way on website and through blog… that all questions in mind to particular issue is penned.. all questions are answered completely at all forums.
|Very helpful parents and getting to know out ancient traditional food and following it. Helps to inculcate clean habits.
|Queries are answered instantly
|The motive of every individual to get back to living like ancient days is really encouraging.
|the ancient knowledge the admins got
|Amazing participation, getting new infos, the amazing effort to bring back the traditional foods back into our community..
|I like to be part of this group as it shares the details about the roots of everything connected to our original, ancient practises. It helps my logical mind to believe the advices given by elders. This year, it really helped me to grow as a mother in breast feeding as well as home remedies for sicknesses in children. Heart filled gratitude to the founder and the group!!
|Very nature friendly holistic and spiritual outlook on health matters. Velu sir takes special interest on queries that do not have a definite answer and provides expert opinion.
|Helping each other, gained many holistic information which I have never heard before, great platform for learning. Overall its agreat group which gave me lots of idea about parenting as I have intoduced many holistic things in my kids life. Right time I have joined this group.
|Quick response for needed people
|You get to clear all your doubts on ancient practices and food, smoothing words from the parents
|Various topics discussed, introduction of unique things like subhasitas, A2 milk, home grown herbs, dedication of the people like Velu Anna, Nandhini, Yamini, saranya and priya in helping others parents in the group.
|Holistic approach towards life. Enlightment towards natures way of living. Very importantly simple home remedies.
|Members are so willing to help and guide you.
|The wealth of information, but mainly the drive and helpful nature of people I have had the opportunity to interact with. Thank you 🙏
|Parents are well connected to help each other at any time. Learning more valuable things from every message.
|Inputs of parents for any problem
|Instant home remedies.. Discussions on parenting
|Interactive, active,valuable suggestions
|Utterly helpful; taking effort to make lives of others heathier
|Parents being very supportive and responsive to queries of everyone
|Ancient wisdom about our food, knowledge about how to cure ailments with the things easily available at home
|Everything but most important is lifestyle change & adopting better practice
|Really appreciated , so many are replying for queries with home remedies
|Very informative, interactive and giving the right knowledge about food
|Unity and admins dedication
|Active participation, following rules with no junk messages Details about the blog articles
|Parents helping each other
|Selfless knowledge sharing
|It covers all aspects of the daily routine and health.
|I like home remedies, use of traditional food and traditional practices.
|I just joined the group and I have been liking the health-related discussions most of all
|It’s absolutely providing knowledge in aspects of health and food.i have practised few methods for my 11 months son and got great results. Even I shared those msg with my friends who are not in group and found good results.
|Holistic views on health related issues
|Group member’s response
|Co operation of members, ready to help nature, proactiveness..
|Focussed approach and readiness of Members to help each other
|Immediate or late I got answers for my queries.. Many things I was not aware.. Group gave me clearity about things like milk, wheat, Swp etc. I like the products too.. They are really pure like ghee, honey et..
|Velu sir’s Reinventing oil bath, eliminate 5 whites, sri ram organic farming
|Scientifically reasoning ancient beliefs and an endeavour to reintroduce it in todays world
|A parent when i need and messages in the group the immediate response and care from other parents is awesome
|Its very organised and I has helped me aand my family friends to the core
|Everyone tries to help one another with their knowledge / practices, when there is a need
|Bringing closer to using traditional/holistic living
|sharing knowledge is one of the most appreciating aspect of this group…this is really v helpful in day today life.
|Everthing .helpful knowledgeable ppl.and an eye opener for me to be in the group.feels like my holistic family of friends
|Helping/ knowledge sharing nature of people in group
|all are ready to help
|The selfless helpful tips and solutions offered by all that too instantly.
|Ancient recipes Focused
|Informative group and everyone help eachother
|Traditional remedies,fast response
|Dedicated group where parents are benefitted with ancient knowledge and better life style advices.
|The contribution each parent gives to the group and the effort taken to implement it
|Being always there for the help with answers to our queries based on parents personal experiences
What are the areas we should improve in the group?
|Reducing Home Remedy questions
|Suggestion of good experienced knowledgeable doctors, healers etc across India.
|I consider myself a learner thus will not be able to comment on this question. Kindly excuse.
|Nothing, as of now.
|We need to see if we can store these amazing information so we here other than just whatsapp messages because it gets lost. Akso nee parents don’t have access to previous messages. Just classifying and putting these messages in somewhere like Google docs or blog would be surely helpful
|Website , infornation passing to the group
|Should inform d parents to look into remedies already there in website before posting, n we need Sunday gap
|Just joined the group so can’t suggest. It seems to be good now. May be the rest of the 3 whites be addressed and the products be our in the site soon.
|More ways/ methods to adopt to protect oneself from negative vibes, how to get rid of black magic, training on parenting.
|Avoid repetitive queries
|Need age appropriate group for adolescent children.
|More information needs to be updated on the site so that repetitive questions can be avoided and we can use those information without interrupting the group unnecessarily…
|I like the group and giving the response to people in need is great. Thank you so much for taking time and educating. So much effort and good heart. God bless you all.
|There is already a plethora of information exchanged regularly.So, I am happy with the way the group in functioning.
|In my point of view, we are sailing in the correct path of finding the ancient widom in the holistic way.
|Nothing i can think of
|The group is becoming more like a remedy helpline, which is corrected to a great extent..but grouping parents as per kids age category with few worthwhile admins would tackle the case…my opinion
|May be more webinars of knowledge sharing.
|Please make the website more user friendly. It is a little difficult to find relevant articles in the website.
|NA-i am new to the group
|Areas of healthy body mind and soul.How to obtain the same.
|I think I ppl covered each n everything
|Nothing as yet
|I want this group to continue the good work. Thank you
|Some questions which parents ask are unattended sometimes. And they keep a remainder saying plz respond to my query which I asked yesterday…I’m very sure that we all are busy.. But at end of day we should make sure there are no unattended queries..
|none so far
|I won’t say improvements just a suggestion we should get Community Store products whenever we want instead of only 5 days. This will help us to use more of natural products.
|Food recipes I guess
|To early for me too answer as I am a new parent recently joined the community… but going forward will keep sharing my views on areas of improvement… if felt the need so for any particular issue.
|Not mature enough to suggest such holistic group.
|Answer queries of inactive parents like me. I do not respond but read all the conversations.
|Nothing in specific.
|it will be better if the group provides weekly bulletin of health
|Find a solution to send the healthy foods and medicines outside India also, so that the numerous helpless Indians who are living without any support to live a traditional Indian life can also get the benefits.
|Right now, can’t think of any.
|As this is a diverse group, I think everybody is doing their best.
|Availability of products in site
|Other than always discussing about remedies for few illness, it would be useful for us if you share many ancient practices. This group has many gurus who have lot of knowledge in holistic and ancient things… so would like to hear many things from you all and enlighten ourselves and guide our kids in right path.
|Child Development and Care
|Its improving gradually in a positive way. Nothing as such.
|Too early for me to comment. But maybe taking backup of previous discussions and posting it online for all community members to access (like an archive) will help a lot of new members and maybe reduce repeat questions. Also an app for the website would be great to easily browse blogs etc. on phone.
|Having not been around for very long I trust the direction is in good hands.
|When new members are added attach the Swarnaprashana blog address, so it might avoid repeated question regarding remedies. Weekly choose a topic for healthy discussion.
|Lengthy conversation thread
|Group is doing great..
|Focused topics can be discussed on particular days,regular introduction of people and what they do.
|Spoc on case of emergency or for certain areas
|Improvising and adding more products .. which u are already doing so it’s natural that group shall improve
|I am new. Should take sometime to provide any improvement areas.
|If any topic is discussed in detail,then it would help if you put the update on the blog so everyone can refer it. Sometimes it is difficult to go back and search in whatsapp.
|More approachable to new parents …feel lost at times
|NA,iam very new to this group..just joined 1 week back
|Making one page with all items and easy to order
|Maybe a monthly periodic email summarizing all the important discussions will be better.
|To keep the group more focused, connected and dedicated .
|Collating all the information.
|Pregnancy and post delivery
|As I m very new to the group, I don’t think something is missing here. I m satisfied alot with the areas you have been covering here.
|Every month one topic should be discussed as topic of the month….and we should have some experts discussing it….it can be notified before hand so that those who have any queries they can put it forward
|Tracking payments of swp
|Not required .. it is the best .. and topics come random as per need which are best answered.. also to organise the meetings in north region
|As per my knowledge I am very satisfied with what group is going on.
|Website to include discussion of common remedies in whats app group…it has been done partially, but sometimes when needed we cannot recollect chat and cannot find the same in website
|Sometimes the topics are re discussed many times.
|Feedback be given for products bought
|As of now nothing..
|Ignoring questions from people in need, importance of day to day ancient practices
|Team is doing the great in improving our lives.cant ask for anything more but SAY THANK YOU
|Liking it this way
|repetition of queries should be avoided
|As u have mentioned the remedies for cold n cough..please separate for child and adults as it gets confusing about the dosage.secondly if you could take money yearly for swp.
|Nothing as such now as most of things/current issues are covered.
|all herbs r not available …try to help with familiar herbs
|Sharing the knowledge mostly via site. If possible why can’t we publish a newsletter say monthly for a beginning. It can include a short study or personal experience, feedbacks, who is who (behind the screens), can keep a quiz (tracking answers might be a nice issue). We can include so many good articles too.
|Documenting all the practices
|Nothing according to me.
|To record the sessions that happen so that the parents who missed it can be benefitted
|Not focusing on same things repeatedly
|It’s perfect for me.
|Right now doing good
|I think everything is going well
|This group is beyond my expectations. I’m still in learning curve . Would like to grow with the group and explore and go hand-in-hand.
|More knowledge on Siddhas
|About being inter-dependent and once in a while have a theme of writing letters