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Category: Knowledge Articles

Know your asana: Veerabhadrasana1

Yoga Practice November 7, 2017

Commonly called the warrior postures, Veerabhadrasana series is used for strength, flexibility and balance.  Veerabhadrasana 1 is brilliant asana to improve flexibility, strength and focus. What is so special about Veerabhadrasana 1? This is a widely practiced standing asana. Besides, increasing the lower back strength and flexibility, it also increases focus. A spiritual warrior bravely does battle …

Know your asana: Gupta Padmasana

Yoga Practice November 2, 2017

Gupta Padmasana requires hip flexibility. This asana has a positive influence upon the entire spine. Especially good for a rounded back. This asana is also called the “Hidden lotus” as the feet are hidden under the body. What is so special about Gupta Padmasana? This asana makes the legs more supple and helps us in sitting …

All about Vata Dosha

Yoga Practice November 1, 2017

Vata Dosha It is combined elements of space and air. It is the force behind all biological activities and energy of movement. Vata governs body’s greatest life force, prana, and gives motion to pitta and kapha. Just as the wind in balance provides movement and expression to the natural world, the balanced Vata individual is …

Human body and three doshas

Yoga Practice October 29, 2017

Human body Variance As promised earlier, this is a follow up article regarding three doshas which constitute human body. It’s a wonder when you come across different individuals, with different body structure, habits and characteristics. All these things make a person unique. Some are hyper active, some exude grace and stillness. Some have good appetite …

Balancing the five elements through Yoga

Yoga Practice October 28, 2017

Balancing the Five Elements When we look around us,we notice the five elements in nature which surround us-Earth ,water, fire, air and space. The same five elements exist in our body. The percentage of each element differ in every individual. This different proportions cause disturbance in our body. Yoga practice help us to balance these …

Know your asana: Santolanasana

Yoga Practice October 26, 2017

Coming to “the balance posture,” is Santolanasana, commonly called the hand plank. This asana can be found in the gyms, weight training sessions, yoga studios and cross fit sessions. For me, this is a full body workout. But, this really builds the arm strength. 🙂 What is so special about Santolanasana? Practicing Santolanasana strengthens the …

7 herbs and spices that boost immunity

Yoga Practice October 25, 2017

Herbs and spices are the future of healthy cooking. It’s just not about the flavour, it’s about their anti-inflammatory,  immunity and circulatory boosting properties. Healthy eating has never sounded more appetizing, thanks to these spices and herbs. 🙂 Spices and Herbs 1. CinnamonUsing cinnamon into your cup of coffee or salads in the morning, kick-starts …

The 4 Categories of Meditation

Yoga Practice October 21, 2017

We Humans have explored a wide variety of ideas over Millennia to craft Meditation practices. What’s interesting it that right from primitive awareness techniques to highly fine-tuned methodologies, each ‘Meditator’ has attempted to reach a similar state. A state of Silence, Focus, and profound Clarity and Joy. Isn’t that Why we Meditate? So let’s explore the broad categories …

Know your asana- USHTRASANA

Yoga Practice October 17, 2017

Ushtrasana or the camel pose is a backbend which also opens the heart centre.  Ushtrasana is like a camel travelling through the Sahara, requiring stamina, endurance, and a commitment to inner awareness. What is so special about Ushtrasana? This asana improves the blood circulation in the abdominal region. Thus, improves the digestion. Also, the pose strengthens the …

Using Diaphragmatic breathing in Yoga

Yoga Practice October 16, 2017

Breathing is an essential part of yoga. We begin with deep breaths, sync our breaths with the movements in Surya namaskar, take deeper breaths while holding our posture and focus on the breath in yoga nidra too!! Wow, thats a lot of breathing. Yoga uses “Diaphragmatic breathing”  or commonly called “yogic breathing.” Colloquially its called …

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