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Category: Pranayam

Kapalbhati Pranayam

Yoga Practice February 18, 2018

Kapalbhati Pranayam is a frontal brain cleansing kriya. The frontal brain is responsible for emotional expression, problem solving, memory, judgement, social and sexual behaviour. To break it down, ‘Kapalbhati’ comes from the word ‘Kapal’ (forehead) and ‘Bhati’ which means ‘to shine’. What is so special about Kapalbhati Pranayam This breathing technique is a shatkarma practice. …

Bhastrika Pranayam (Bellows Breath)

Yoga Practice February 17, 2018

The Sanskrit word Bhastrika means “Bellows.” Therby, this pranayam is also called bellows breaths. As the air is forcefully drawn in and out of the lungs. What is so special about Bhastrika Pranayam This breathing technique increases the flow of air into the body. Which produces inner heat at both the physical and subtle levels. …

How to overcome Anxiety

Yoga Practice February 15, 2018

Anxiety is a common emotional phenomenon. The degree can differ, it can be acute or serious. Anxiety is detrimental as it creates feelings of helplessness, fear, panic, anger or defeat. Overtime, it errodes the joy of living. Smoking, consuming alcohol, popping OTC pills makes it worse. If it’s more than usual, you need to visit …

Is it Safe to practice yoga during Pregnancy

Yoga Practice February 12, 2018

Yoga during Pregnancy? Yes. Yes and a big Yes! Yoga can be very beneficial during pregnancy, as long as you take certain precautions. Besides, for every trimester, there is a different routine. Points to Remember 1. Practice basic poses with a few modifications: Build strength and encourage flexibility with familiar poses. Use props to provide balance …

5 Must-Read Yoga books

Yoga Practice February 11, 2018

Looking for a yoga book. The market is flooded with a million books. Besides, contemporary authors have given their interpretations. Thus, a couple of classic reliable books that can be read if you are curious about yoga. Must Read Yoga Books 1. Anatomy of hatha yoga:  Anyone who is curious or troubled about how the body …

Why Evening Yoga classes are relaxing

Yoga Practice February 10, 2018

We always hear the benefits of practicing yoga in the morning. But, what about the evening or night practitioners. Is it futile doing yoga in the evening? Do we get the same benefits? Does it interfere with your sleep cycle? Well, read on the benefits of practicing yoga after sunset. Benefits of Practicing Yoga in …

Yoga Exercises for Eyes

Yoga Practice January 26, 2018

We all spend so much time staring at our laptops, phones, television and tablets. That, by the end of the day our eyes are exhausted and the head hurts. Also, we find ourselsves squinting at billboards or a message on the phone.  Vision occupies about 40 percent of the brain’s capacity. That’s why we close …

Practising Yoga as a Lifestyle

Yoga Practice January 6, 2018

I often mention in my classes, “Make yoga a part of you; Let it enhance your lifestyle.” But, then I realized, not a lot of people know what I’m talking about. Yoga asanas might last for 60 minutes, in your day. But, yoga as a lifestyle is there with you, just like your breath. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, …

Pranayam practices before sleeping

Yoga Practice January 4, 2018

After a long day, all we want to do is, sleep in peace. But, there are nights we are very tired and restless, resulting in tossing and turning. Then, there are those nights where the dreams are so vivid, that we wake up tired or grumpy.  Sleep is essential for our body and mind. This …

4 Energising Pranayams to uplift your mood

Yoga Practice December 26, 2017

  Our breathe is the magical component. As our body and emotions follow our breathe. So, having a stressful day or feeling really low? Try these energising breathing techniques to uplift your mood and day. And, please take 5 minutes off to practice them in a seated posture, with your eyes closed. Energising pranayam 1. …

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