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Yoga
yoganama, coronavirus breathing exercises
Breathing exercises are a very effective way to keep the lungs healthy and improve our breathing capacity. While regularly doing deep breathing is great for our overall physical and mental health, it has become especially important during the times of Covid-19. Various anecdotal stories have been shared from Wuhan to England where people have shared...
My free 21-Day Pranayama Program called Power of Breath is available on YouTube, click this link to go directly to the list of videos or read the article below to learn more about it first. In my Power of Breath series, you will find 5-10 min Pranayama practice videos to practice each day. These are...
Dopamine Fasting, Side Plank, Vasishtasana variation, yoganama
Dopamine fasting is a trendy buzzword fast picking up momentum. But there's something much more powerful and effective that we're missing out on.
Which yoga asanas can I practice during periods? Is it ok to do inversions at that time of the month? Are twisting postures allowed? These are common questions that come up on the subject of yoga during periods and in this article, I will share my recommendations on how we should approach our yoga practice...
Office yoga, chair yoga
Today we live in a high-stress environment where we often have a lot of things to finish in very little time. Long sitting hours, bad posture, repetitive stress on the joints, excessive use of electronics and mental stress due to a fast-paced life are taking their toll on our health. That is why it is...
Paschimottanasana, Seated Forward Fold
Meaning of Paschimottanasana Paschima means West and Uttana means an intense stretch. Paschimottanasana thus means stretching the west or the back side of our bodies. Of course, there is an assumption here that we are facing east while we practice. East is also the suggested direction to face while practicing Yoga asanas. The Sanskrit names...
ardha padmasana, yogini, meditation, seashore
Stress, the modern serial killer Our modern society favors a dynamic and fast-paced life, where being ‘on’ 24/7 is a matter of great pride. As a result, we are constantly pushing ourselves to the limit both mentally and physically. Therefore, it is no wonder that stress today is termed as the modern ‘serial killer.’ The...
In Yoga, it is said that most pranic blockages start in our joints that is why Sukshma Vyayama is done to release any such impurities. Even Ayurveda says that ‘Ama’ or the toxic and undigested waste material tends to settle in the empty spaces of our body – the joints. Physically they provide us with...
Did you know scriptures say there are potentially 8.4 Million Yoga Asanas? One for each species in the universe! But thankfully we don’t need to know all of them, for mortals only 84 are relevant. But alas, while names of all 84 are available, they have not all been described in the ancient manuscripts. So,...
Meditation as a practice has gained wide popularity due to its numerous benefits. Research studies have shown that consistent meditation practice improves relaxation, helps with depression, reduces autoimmune response and also counters the adverse effects of stress and anxiety. It sounds like a perfect antidote to the modern-day lifestyle and yet it remains a primarily...
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