YOGANAMA BLOG

Relevant and well-researched articles on Yoga, Ayurveda, and Philosophy for everyday life.

Dengue Fever Recovery

My Experience with Dengue Fever

My recent tryst with Dengue and the lessons I learnt.
Mahabalipuram, Stone Temples, Meditation, Yoga, yogini

Upanishads & Vedas in English: Recommended Reading

I was recently reading a Q&A on quora where someone had asked for recommendations on simple, easy to read books on Vedas...
Namaste, Vedas, Upanishads

What are the Vedas – a simple explanation

Vedas are the sacred texts of Hinduism which were transmitted orally from one generation to another in a very systematic manner. While...
Vashishtasana, Side Plank, Blue Dress

Ayurveda and Yoga: The right yoga routine for your dosha

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences, and both are integral to a healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda gives us a strong foundation in terms...
Temple Bell

Why we ring the temple bells: Looking beyond superstition

Once upon a time, a cat found its way into a monastery high up on the mountains. In the evenings when the...
Goddess Pose, Yoganama, Namita Chandra

What is Ayurveda and What are the Doshas: The Story of Five Elements

Ancient texts say that Lord Brahma created all the worlds and its people, including the Gods, Humans, and Demons. He created all...

Five Yoga poses for Periods

Which yoga asanas can I practice during periods? Is it ok to do inversions at that time of the month? Are twisting...
Karma Yoga, fallen warrior pose, Virabhadrasana

What is Karma Yoga?

As a yoga student, I used to believe that Karma Yoga merely involved going to a spiritual or educational institution and doing...
Office yoga, chair yoga

Yoga for the office – Yoga poses you can do at your work desk

Today we live in a high-stress environment where we often have a lot of things to finish in very little time. Long...
Paschimottanasana, Seated Forward Fold

How to practice Paschimottanasana

Meaning of Paschimottanasana Paschima means West and Uttana means an intense stretch. Paschimottanasana thus means stretching the west or the back side...
ardha padmasana, yogini, meditation, seashore

Yoga for Stress and Anxiety

Stress, the modern serial killer Our modern society favors a dynamic and fast-paced life, where being ‘on’ 24/7 is a matter of...

Activating the joints with Yogic Sukshma Vyayama

In Yoga, it is said that most pranic blockages start in our joints that is why Sukshma Vyayama is done to release...
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