Sunday, June 15, 2014

10 Amazing US Lakes for Summer Vacation

10 Amazing US Lakes for Summer Vacation

If you are looking for a fun and affordable vacation spot, there are many amazing lakes in the US for summer vacation. These lakes are not just mere spectacular stretches of water. They offer a great range of fun activities off, in, and away from the water, wonderful places to stay and camp, and fantastic places to eat. Take a look at the list of 10 most amazing US lakes for summer vacation and choose the one you like best.

1.Wallowa Lake,Oregon

Wallowa Lake is located about one mile south of Joseph, Oregon. Even in summer the lake is surrounded by snow tipped mountains. There is Wallowa Lake State Park on the south side of the lake, along with the small houses and several small businesses. You can stay at the historic Wallowa Lake Lodge, the campground or find lodging in one of many cabins on the river and among the trees. Consider riding the gondola lift to the summit of Mount Howard (8,000 feet) or enjoy interesting activities such as horseback riding, hiking, boating, swimming and fishing. You may also want to visit Old Chief Joseph gravesite at the Nez Perce National Historic Park. Wallowa Lake, Oregon is a gateway to the Hell’s Canyon and incredible Eagle Cap wilderness.



2.Lake Lanier,Georgia

The largest lake in Georgia, Lake Lanier is one of the best lakes for summer vacation. From a half hour to one hour from Atlanta, Lake Lanier is filled with beautiful islands formed when the Buford Dam was built. It’s home to a top flight hotel, houseboats and campgrounds, as well as about 700 miles of spectacular shoreline. You can rent anything from a small boat to a yacht or pontoon here. Enjoy the equestrian center, waterpark, golf courses, swimming, hiking and fishing. Lake Lanier has something to offer for everyone!


3.Lake Chelan,Washington

The longest natural lake in Washington and the 3rd deepest lake in the US, Lake Chelan was formed when a glacier-carved valley flooded, and it’s 1,500 feet deep and 55 miles long. Summer sun, blue skies and clear waters have made Lake Chelan of the best summer-vacation destinations to visit. On the southeast end of the lake, there’s the remote town of Stehekin, which you can reach only by plane or boat. There is plenty to see and do in Stehekin, so consider visiting this town too.


4.Lake Placid,NewYork

Known as the site of the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid is a perfect place for both summer and winter vacation. The beauty of the lake and the surrounding Adirondack mountains is breathtaking and there are hundreds of activities to try, including hiking on marked hiking trails, biking, golf, kayaking, boating and fishing. The town of Lake Placid, located 2-1/2 miles from the lake, offers luxurious and rustic accommodations and great restaurants.


5.Redfish Lake,Idaho

Redfish Lake is located in the heart of the magnificent Sawtooth Mountain Range, Idaho. The lake offers excellent canoeing, boating, kayaking, water skiing, and fishing. Moreover, Redfish Lake offers crystal clear water and fantastic sandy beaches. The surrounding hills provide some of the nation’s most impressive granite cliffs for every mountain climber.


6.Caddo Lake,Louisiana and Texas

Located on the border of Louisiana and Texas, Caddo Lake is a lake of more than 25,000 acres and part of Caddo Lake State Park. Enjoy a little bass fishing or drift in a canoe among the world’s largest cypress tree forest. Caddo Lake has something to offer for each nature lover, from hiking, biking to horseback riding. If you are an animal lover, you will enjoy seeing alligators, river otters, eagles, owls, mink and storks. Consider visiting the Starr Family State Historic site and Karnack, the childhood home of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson.


7.Lake of the Ozarks,Missouri

Nestled amid the rolling hills of central Missouri, the serpentine Lake of the Ozarks is one of the most amazing lakes for summer vacation. It’s one of the largest man-made lakes in the US, which was created by the Bagnell Dam in 1931. Being one of the best destinations for golf and fishing, it hosts a few prestigious golf tournaments and world-class boating. Lake of the Ozarks boasts more than 1,150 miles of shoreline, and is surrounded by a great number of wonderful accommodations, including camping and rustic cabins. You can enjoy exploring underground caves, fishing, boating, parasailing, swimming and even shopping.


8.Lake Tahoe,Nevada and California

Lake Tahoe has an endless list of things to do and to see so you could spend a month there and still have a lot of things to experience. Enjoy clear blue waters, magnificent mountains and vibrant nightlife. Take a paddlewheel cruise, visit the old Tea House on Fannette Island, or take a ride up the Heavenly Gondola and enjoy miles of beautiful scenery. Visit world-famous Vikingsholm Castle, a replica of a Scandinavian castle or go gambling at the casino. Go hiking, horseback riding, biking, swimming or fishing. You can stay in a luxury resort or a historic rustic cottage.


9.Lake Havasu State Park,Arizona

Lake Havasu offers 450 miles of stunning shoreline that attracts thousands of visitors every year. The blue-green waters of Lake Havasu sit below the breathtaking Chemehuevi Mountains and are a haven for both overnighters and day trippers. Lake Havasu State Park offers camping with electrical hookups, water, showers, bathrooms, picnic tables and a fire ring. There are three boat ramps. If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, you will enjoy different birds, bobcat, coyotes, kangaroo rats, rabbits, ground squirrels and lizards. Some other activities include swimming, fishing, jet skiing and hiking. Hike Mohave Sunset Trail, or head to Lake Havasu City to see the original London Bridge.



Trophy Lakes are a dream of every watersports lover. Created specifically for wakeboarders, tubers and water-skiers, the lakes’ small size and 10-foot depth make them perfect for mastering a new craft. Sure, a team of professionals will be with you to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. It’s definitely one of the best US lakes for summer vacation.

There are many awesome lakes for your summer vacation. If you are on a tight budget this year, look for a lake close to home. What’s your favorite lake for summer vacation? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What is Hijama?

What is Hijama? Wet Cupping has been practiced for many thousands of years all over the world by many different cultures. Earliest records in history show the art of Cupping being used in China and Egypt.

During the advent of Islam Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) refined Wet Cupping Therapy (Hijama) making it an Islamic discipline in its own right surrounded by rules and regulations particular to Islam only.

Islam greatly encourages the use of Hijama Therapy as a therapeutic and remedial treatment.

Hijama works by creating a negative pressure in the applied area, thus relieving pain and pressure.

Hijama Therapy rids the body of harmful pathogens by drawing out the excess blood lying dormant underneath the skin. Research has shown considerable pathological differences in the healthy blood in the veins and the stagnant blood underneath the skin.

Hijama forces the body to increase its blood circulation and boosts the immune system allowing the body to use its natural resources to heal itself.

Hijama Therapy is a natural way to alleviate pain and treatment many illnesses.

We believe prevention is better than cure. Hijama Therapy is one of the best ways to avert illnesses and maintain good health. Today's diet and lifestyle choices are paramount in determining our risk for disease in the future. Combination of a healthy diet, regular exercise and having Hijama regularly can help prevent the occurence of illnesses in the future.

At Simply Hijama we want people to know how great this form of treatment really is! We want more people to use Hijama Therapy as a first port of call for illnesses, pain and even as a preventative measure.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Benefits of Hijama Therapy

Benefits Mentioned in Islam Many benefits of Hijama Therapy are mentioned in the Sunnah of Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Not only did the Prophet use Hijama Therapy for specific ailments, he also promoted it for overall health and as a preventative measure.

Below are some narrations of the Prophets (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) mentioning the benefits of using Hijama Therapy:

Narrated Ibn Abbas: That the Messenger of Allahs was treated with Cupping on his head while he was in ihram due to a migraine that he had.(Sahih Al-Bukhari 5701).

Narrated Anas (radiyallahu anhu), that the Prophet (sallahu alaihi wasallam) used to get treated with cupping on the two jugular veins and the upper part of the back. He used to get treated with cupping on the 17th and 19th and the 21st. (Jami’ at-Tirmidhi 2051).

Narrated Jabir (radiyallahu anhu) that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) fell off from his horse onto a trunk (of a tree), so his foot became dislocated. Waki’ said: meaning that the Prophet was treated with Cupping on it because of a contusion. (Sunan ibn Majah 3485).

Narrated Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: Whoever wants to be treated with Cupping let him search for the 17th or the 19th or the 21st. And do not let your blood become hyperaemic (becomes excessive/boil/rage) so that it kills you. (Sunan ibn Majah 3486).

Narrated Jabir (radiyallahu anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was treated with Cupping on his hip because of a sprain/bruise he suffered from. (Sunan Abu Dawud 3863).

Narrated Salma (radiyallahu anhaa), the servant of the messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam): There was no one who complained to the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) of a headache except he would say to him: Get treated with Cupping. And neither a pain in the legs except he would say: dye them (with Henna). (Sunan Abu Dawud 3858).

Narrated Jabir (radiyallahu anhu) when he returned to Muqanna’ he said: I will not leave until to treat yourself with Cupping. For indeed I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) saying: Indeed there is a cure in it (in Cupping). (Sahih Muslim 2205).

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Hijama (Cupping Therapy)

Hijama (Cupping Therapy) 
Hijama is the Arabic name in traditional medicine for wet cupping, where blood is drawn by vacuum from a small skin incision for therapeutic purposes. It is reported that the Islamic prophet Muhammad said, "Indeed the best of remedies you have is hijama, and if there was something excellent to be used as a remedy then it is hijama.

Hijama can be performed almost anywhere on the body, often at the site of an ache or pain in order to ease or alleviate it. A more conservative approach warns against over use of cupping and suggests only that six optimal points on the body are all that is required to "clean" the entire cardiovascular system.

The location is first shaved, if necessary, to ensure a tight seal with the cup. The mouth of a cup (metal, glass and plastic cups are generally used, although traditionally horns were used) is placed on the skin at the site chosen for hijama. Then a tight seal is created. The traditional method is to burn a small piece of paper or cotton inside the vessel, so that the mouth of the cup clings to the skin. Some practitioners now use a machine instead of the manual cups. Some practitioners still strictly adhere to the Prophetic method with the use of fire, both for sterility and the benefits or properties from the element of fire itself that may be present. The cup is left to cling to the skin for a few minutes, then it is lifted off and several very small incisions are made in the skin. The cup is then put back as it was before until the flow of blood subsides. Hijama is considered a form of energy medicine because it has been claimed to unclog the meridians in the body, and is viewed by some practitioners as a cure that can alleviate black magic and possession.

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