Several factors affect the amount of water in a person’s body, the most important of which are weight, height and age. The surface of every human cell, located inside the cell known as the mitochondrion, contains an energy-producing organelle known as a cristae.

This mitochondrial water is important in allowing the body to produce ATP, the body’s main energy source.g. calcium, magnesium, sodium) or vitamins (e.g. thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid).


The body uses twenty different types of carbohydrate, but only nine of these are essential. This means that the body can live without them, and they only become necessary because the body can’t manufacture them.

Carbohydrates are divided into complex and simple groups. Simple sugars, such as those found in fruit, milk and honey, quickly move through the blood stream and increase the amount of sugar in the blood. This causes a surge in energy levels, but these surges tend to be short-lived.

The most important types of carbohydrate for health are starches and fibers. Starches are carbohydrates that cannot be completely broken down by the body and are used as an energy source only. They are mainly found in vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Fibers, on the other hand, are found in plant foods and have a bulkier structure. They slowly move through the gut and can take several hours to be completely broken down. They are usually less sweet and have more of a nut Grass taste than starches. Both provide bulk to the stools and keep the gut moving smoothly.

Fibers help to keep blood sugar levels steady and can lower bad (LDL) cholesterol levels when eaten in addition to other types of food. Starch and fiber can be naturally occurring or added to your food. These nutrients are important for good health.

So, fiber is composed of carbohydrate and fiber and helps in controlling blood sugar levels. There are many types of fiber present in the human body. Some of the most common fibers are: cellulose, hemicellulose, pectin, mucilage, lignin and avenanthramide. Only a few of these are of particular interest to the purposes of this paper.

Deva is derived from the verbal root div, which connotes brightly shining and expansive light as well as a certain mood of playfulness.

In the body, the ancients described a system of nadis that conduct pranic energy or life force. For yogis, three main nadis are the most important: 1) ida – the left channel corresponding to lunar energy, intuition, cooling, healing, yin; 2) pingala– the right channel corresponding to solar energy, physical, active, yang; 3) sushumna – the center channel that when awakened leads to meditation and enlightenment.

Tanya, Founder and Executive Director, chose the name Devanadi as represented the threading together of all the mystical traditions that she has been studying over the years – the Sacred Rivers of Yoga, Thai Yoga Bodywork, Ayurveda and Energy Medicine, which all use the understanding of the nadis. Her son is also named River, so the name was an “a-ha!” moment when it came to her. We hope that your experience here is a blend of all the Sacred Rivers in your life too.


Carbohydrates: They are organic (carbon-containing) molecules containing hydrogen and oxygen atoms. To be correctly classified as carbohydrates, these compounds consist of three additional elements: Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Dehydration causes the body’s cells to suffer from ATP depletion, which leads to tiredness and fatigue.

The human body is made up of many systems, each working in harmony to keep it alive. The nervous system sends messages between the brain and the rest of the body. It also controls involuntary actions such as breathing and heartbeat. The endocrine system consists of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream. These hormones travel through the bloodstream to target specific organs and control their activity. The most common types of carbohydrates are sugars, which contain only carbon and oxygen atoms. Carbohydrates are classified as either simple or complex.

Simple carbohydrates

Simple carbohydrates are made up of chains of simpler carbohydrates known as monosaccharides. They can be quickly digested and absorbed into the blood stream. Complex carbohydrates consist of larger carbohydrate units such as disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. Because they are made of multiple units, they can’t be broken down into simpler forms, so they need to be digested more slowly.

They are usually more nutritious and are important for the production of energy in the cells.
Some types of carbohydrates provide quick bursts of energy, such as those found in fruits and milk. Other complex carbohydrates such as whole grains and vegetables are used by the body for energy production. The body will break down these complex carbohydrates into simpler forms using the chemicals found in the stomach as energy.