Category: Meditative Asanas

Anulom Vilom Pranayam

Yoga Practice March 1, 2018

Anulom Vilom Pranayam is one of the most practiced pranayam throughout the world. You can practice it any number of times and at any point of time, in a meditative posture.  Also popularly called the Alternative nostril breathing. What is so special about Anulom Vilom? Its purpose is to stimulate the nadis or energy channels …

Simple Hand Mudras

Yoga Practice February 26, 2018

Different areas of the hands are connected with areas in the body and the brain. So when we place our hands in yoga mudras, we stimulate different areas of the brain and create a specific energy circuit in the body. By doing this, we help generate a specific state of mind. The Five Elements The …

The Art and Science of Mudras

Yoga Practice February 24, 2018

Origin of the word The Sanskrit word “Mudra” means gesture or attitude. As per the Tantra tradition, mudra comes from “mud” meaning pleasure and “dravay” meaning to draw forth. Thus, the word also means “shortcut or circuit bypass.” Mudras can be described as psychic, emotional, devotional and aesthetic gestures. Which connect the individual pranic force …

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 common misconceptions about Meditation

Yoga Practice December 2, 2017

I often hear people telling me, “Meditation is not for me; I am not the meditating type; I tried for 10 days and nothing happened.” To say “meditation is not for me” is like saying “good nutrition and exercise are not for me.” A lot of potential meditators are still walking around with some preconceived notions …

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 …

All About Pitta Dosha

Yoga Practice October 31, 2017

Pitta Dosha Pitta combines the elements of fire and water and it means “that which cooks”. It is the energy that controls the body’s metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition, and body temperature. The qualities of Pitta are oily, sharp, hot, light, moving, liquid, and acidic. Thereby, Pitta individuals  display physical and mental characteristics that …

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 …

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 …

Yoga cures for Migraine

Yoga Practice October 19, 2017

All about Migraine In a modern day scenario, Migraine is a common problem in all age groups. Migraine is a type of headache where there’s constant throbbing and intense headache in one side of the head. Many a times, patients are not aware that they suffer from migraine. There are various factors which can trigger …



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