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Is Yoga really anti-Smoking?

January 31, 2013

No. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not for a moment supporting smoking or trying to misguide you by saying that smoking is not injurious to health if you practice yoga – Cigarette Smoking is injurious to Health! But the question that I’m addressing is whether Health is the same as Yoga? And whether you …

YOGA for RUNNERS! (Pre- and Post-running stretches)

January 31, 2013

Whether you exercise by Walking, Jogging or Running it is absolutely essential that you do a few stretches for your muscles to loosen up. This is important both if you jog in the mornings or evenings; in the mornings the body is stiff because of the night’s sleep whereas in the evenings it’s stiff because …

Yoga @ the Workplace!

January 31, 2013

Workplace Stress is today considered a part and parcel of modern living! While we generally enjoy our jobs – the other associated factors often make our lives miserable. Uncertainty over job security, reduced incentives, longer working hours, and greater demands of output from management; have started fueling the downward spiral of your health. Stress is experienced as our …

Desktop Yoga: Yoga you can do right now!

January 31, 2013

Workplace Stress is today considered a part and parcel of modern living! While we generally enjoy our jobs – the other associated factors often make our lives miserable. Uncertainty over job security, reduced incentives, longer working hours, and greater demands of output from management; have started fueling the downward spiral of your health. Stress is experienced as our …

MEDITATIVE POSTURES IN YOGA

January 31, 2013

According to legend it is said there were 186,000 asanas in Yoga! (Of course in modern times, we are only acquainted with about three or four hundred asanas.) And it is also said that all these asanas exist primarily to help the Yogi develop the strength and flexibility to sit in one of the 4 …

Hybrids in a 5000-year old tradition?

January 31, 2013

From Yoga Kick-Boxing to Booty Ballet Yoga to Yogilates, just about every Fitness Style is jumping onto the Yoga bandwagon – especially since Yoga has surged in popularity in the last decade. While it means a profusion of Yoga styles, (some less thought out than others) it also means that tremendous innovation is taking place. …

Remembering Siddhartha; the Prince who became King of himself!

January 31, 2013

On this auspicious night of Buddha Poornima, we reflect on the life and the message ofGautama Buddha, the Enlightened One. Of all the great founders of religions, the Buddha has always had a special place in my heart right from the time I first learnt about him in middle-school history texts. And the charm and fascination has …

Of Yoga-Flags and Langots!

January 31, 2013

This hilarious anecdote goes to show how much of Yoga is clouded in unnecessary hype and mystique. Much of the west is overly fascinated by Indian exoticism and many Indians unduly exploit this. Instead of keeping it simple and scientific; Yoga is often interpreted by half-baked charmers. One of my friends, a traditional Yoga-teacher type, …

Is MEDITATING the new social status symbol??

January 31, 2013

Increasingly I meet people who are interested in Meditation. You may say that being a Yoga teacher I’m bound to meet people/students who are inclined towards the self-awareness and growth – which is absolutely true. However, I also see common folks, business people who about 5 years back would not have cared about anything apart …

The True Significance of Diwali

January 31, 2013

Diwali is one of the World’s truly great festivals; the Christmas of India! What’s more magnificent is that Diwali is celebrated by the people of three different religions. Most of us associate Diwali with the Hindu religion; and the ancient tale of the people of Ayodhya lighting lamps or diyas to welcome the return of their well-loved King, the Lord …

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