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Category: Knowledge Articles

Yoga cures for Thyroid

Yoga Practice October 14, 2017

Thyroid is a much talked about condition. Let’s spend some time to quickly understand what can help you recover from it, by using Yoga. Thyroid and Yoga This gland is located in the neck region and releases the thyroxin hormone which helps in body metabolism. Thyroid can be of 2 types – Hyper and Hypo thyroidism. We …

Mind Body Breath in Yoga

Yoga Practice October 12, 2017

Yoga is Somatopsychic. This means yoga has a mind-body relationship. The body posture affects the emotions and the state of mind. Yoga works at both mental and physical levels. Thereby  fostering harmonious functioning of the person. Asanas and movements  Simple yoga postures gently stretch and strengthen muscles. Thereby improving mobility, flexibility, respiration, circulation, digestion and elimination. …

Indian Superfoods: Here to stay

Yoga Practice October 11, 2017

What are superfoods? Superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Locally grown and consumed products Rich in micronutrients and taste Every part of the plant/crop can be used in a unique way Eating them reduces the risk of chronic disease and ensures well being. How did it begin? The …

Know your asana- Tolasana

Yoga Practice October 10, 2017

Tolasana or scale pose is a seated lifted arm balance, which is also known as Lifted Lotus pose. Besides, getting the benefits of Padmasana, Tolasana helps in building arms and core strength too!! What is so special about Tolasana? Moola bandha and uddiyana bandha will be exercised when practicing tolasana. Because the whole abdomen is …

Yoga Props: To use or Not to use

Yoga Practice October 9, 2017

Timeline of Yoga props Traditionally, yoga could be done anywhere, anytime without anything. No mats, no yoga props, no music. It comprised of asanas to help people sit in meditative postures for a long time. B.K.S Iyengar added props in yoga, to help people benefit from the asanas. Practitioners across all age groups and different …

Know your asana- Ardha Matsyendrasana

Yoga Practice October 7, 2017

Ardha Matsyendrasana is named after the famous yogi and saint Shri Matsyendranath. Every asana teaches us to align our muscles and bones so we can improve our everyday posture. Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, is a spinal twist that lengthens the spine. This asana is a grounding stretch for the outer hips, and creates expansion through …

Know your asana- SARVANGASANA

Yoga Practice October 3, 2017

Coming the “Queen of asanas,” Sarvangasana!! The Sanskrit word Sarv-anga-asana means whole body posture. This is a dynamic inversion, which is held for 1 minute in hatha yoga, 3-5 minutes in yin yoga, up to 10 minutes in restorative yoga and for around 25 minutes in Iyengar yoga!! What is so special about Sarvangasana? Shoulderstand …

What Yoga style is for you?

Yoga Practice October 2, 2017

When I started practicing Yoga, a few people used to ask me, “What yoga style are you practicing?” And, I  was like, “The usual…., where you do Surya Namaskars and fancy postures.” It was only later, I realized there were different types/schools of yoga. And today, new yoga forms keep popping up. But, not all …

Know your asana- Swastikasana

Yoga Practice September 30, 2017

Swastikasana is a meditative posture. The sanskrit word Swastik means auspicious. The asana allows the practitioner to sit straight in stillness. This pose also enhances the hip flexibility. What is so special about Swastikasana This is a meditative posture which stretches the hips and the thighs. The asana balances the lower body alignment, as the …

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