Category: Pranayam

Shatkarma: Six Cleansing Techniques

Yoga Practice March 16, 2018

Body Elements and Cleansing Our body is made of  earth, water, fire, air, and space. The Shatkarmas or the Six Cleansing Techniques are described in the Yoga Upanishads. It balances the five elements of the body. While cleansing and detoxifying the body. The internal organs, which come into contact with the external matters  need to be …

Yoga at work: 5 Healthy habits

Yoga Practice March 12, 2018

According to the latest research, about 46% of the Indian corporate workforce, suffers from stress. A combination of lifestyle and environmental hazards are leading to physical and mental distress. And, like we know, liitle drops of water make a mighty ocean. Thus, inculcating these simple habits in your lifestyle, will make all the difference. 5 …

Scientific Benefits of Pranayam

Yoga Practice March 11, 2018

Pranayam: Then and Now Hundred years ago, the yogi practicing Pranayam, did’nt need any proof or study to practice Pranayam. He just “felt the difference in his mind-body-energy” and he knew that he had hit the jackpot. Overtime, science studied and published the benefits of Pranayam. Which made the world acknowledge the benefits of practicing …

Mooladhara Chakra: Security and Survival

Yoga Practice March 6, 2018

“Human beings are actually made up of many layers of vibrating energy, each with its own specific vibration and purpose. “ The Root Chakra is also called “The Mooladhara Chakra” . This chakra draws energy from the earth’s core. General Characteristics Location: Base of the coccyx Organs: Adrenals and the kidneys. Which are responsible for …

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 …

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 …



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