Category: Total Yoga

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 …

Find your fire: Agnisar Kriya

Yoga Practice March 15, 2018

The word “Agni” means “fire” and “Sara” means “Essence.” The essence of fire is attributed to the digestive process. Agnisar kriya is performed in the morning, on an empty and clean stomach. What is so special about Agnisar Kriya The exercise stimulates the immune system, increases the power of digestion, increases the body heat and burns …

Boost your Body Metabolism

Yoga Practice March 14, 2018

Metabolism is a set of chemical reactions that keep your body alive and functioning. The word metabolism is often used interchangeably with metabolic rate, or the amount of calories you burn. Having a high metabolism keeps your weight under check. Also keeps your energy high through the day. Sitting for 8 hours a day is definitely not helping in boosting …

Swadhisthana Chakra: Pleasure and Creativity

Yoga Practice March 13, 2018

Have you ever met someone who radiates warmth and sincere friendliness. Without coming on too strongly or seeming clingy? You’ve likely just encountered someone with a balanced swadhisthana chakra. General Characteristics Location: Lower abdomen ( between navel and genitals) Organs: Reproductive organs (ovaries and testes) Characteristics: Creativity, Pleasure, Sexuality, Reproduction and Emotional Balance. Colour:  Orange Mantra: VAM Element: Water …

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 …

How Mindfulness can change your life

Yoga Practice March 10, 2018

Much ado about Mindfulness When we hear the word “Mindfulness,” we often think about a person meditating or someone who is absolutely serene! But, that’s a far stretched perception. The practice of mindfulness and meditation has been around for thousands of years. But, it’s the need of the 21st century. In our fast paced and multi-tasking …

Yoga FAQs by women

Yoga Practice March 9, 2018

Once upon a time, Yoga was mainly practiced by men. And today, yoga is female-dominated. Ironic but true. Here are the most common questions asked by women w.r.t. yoga. Yoga FAQs Can I practice yoga during my mensuration period? Yes. Going to yoga may actually help you feel better. Thanks to yoga, I dont’ get cramps …

Know your asana: Uttanasana (Balance)

Yoga Practice March 8, 2018

Balancing on the tailbone can be challenging, but overtime, it helps in strengthening the spine, core and thighs! What is so special about Uttanasana (Balance)? This pose helps in strength, flexibility and focus. It engages your core, spine and thighs. It’s a full body posture with myriad benefits. Chakra-wise As the perineum floor is engaged …

Best Foods for Brain

Yoga Practice March 7, 2018

Although there is no single ‘brain food’ that can protect against age-related disorders such as Alzheimers’ or dementia. But research is showing that you can maintain a healthy brain by your food choices. Best Foods for Brain 1. Wild Salmon Sixty percent of the brain is made of the omega-3 fat DHA, which comes from algae and fish. It stimulates the …



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