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YOGANAMA BLOG

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

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...

Hatha Yoga Asanas and their benefits

Did you know scriptures say there are potentially 8.4 Million Yoga Asanas? One for each species in the universe! But thankfully we...
Ashtanga Yoga, Yama, Niyama

What are Yamas, Niyamas and Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali

Milk may exist in the udders of the cow, but we need a means or process to extract it – Vacaspati Mishra...

Meditation: How to meditate as per the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Meditation as a practice has gained wide popularity due to its numerous benefits. Research studies have shown that consistent meditation practice improves...
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