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Adhomukhaswanasana (Downward face Doge pose)

07 Oct 2014

Adhomukhaswanasana (Downward face Dog pose)   (AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna) adho = downward mukha = face svana = dog Step by Step 1)Come onto the floor on your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below your hips and your hands slightly forward of your shoulders. Spread your palms, index fingers parallel or slightly turned out, and turn your toes under. 2)Exhale and lift your knees away from the floor. At first keep the knees slightly bent and the heels lifted away from the floor. Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of your pelvis and press it lightly toward the pubis. Against this resistance, lift the sitting bones toward the ceiling, and from.

5 Office Yoga Poses (That Won’t Freak Out Your Coworkers)

07 Oct 2014

5 Office Yoga Poses (That Won’t Freak Out Your Coworkers) It’s no surprise that sitting at a desk all day is not good for our health. So instead of feeling fidgety with discomfort, try these five yoga poses for a midday feel good stretch that will leave you tension-free and energized. Not to mention your co-workers will be able to continue their conference call, uninterrupted. 1. Seated Backbend While seated with a straight spine take a deep breath and reach all the way up to the ceiling with your arms open wide. As you exhale, let your gaze slowly draw behind you and bend slightly from your upper back and.

Eat Fruits and Vegetables to beat the blues

26 Sep 2014
Eat Fruits and Vegetables to beat the blues

Had a long, stressful day at work and feel like reaching out for that bar of chocolate? Instead, fix yourself a bowl of fruits or veggies as they are not only good for your physical health, but also likely boost your mental wellbeing, says a new study . A research conducted by a UK university focused on mental wellbeing and found that high and low mental wellbeing were consistently associated with an individual’s fruit and vegetable consumption. As many as 33.5% of respondents with high mental wellbeing ate five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day , compared with only 6.8% who ate less than one portion. Low.

The Role of Surya Namaskar in Yoga

25 Sep 2014
The Role of Surya Namaskar in Yoga

Yogic tradition is more than weight loss as  it strengthens muscles and whittles extra inches.The popularity of Surya Namaskar (sun salutation) is surging day by daySurya Namaskar is like drawing energy from sun through 12 fixed postures in the morning. The poses can be performed anytime of the day, these all posture taken from the Hatha Yoga “Surya Namaskar stretches the muscles, makes the joints limber and strong, bones stronger and ligaments more flexible, and improves balance and posture,” The poses are not easy for a beginner, but over the period of time a stabilized pace could be maintained. The body consist the various system and organs which interrelated and.

The benefits of Coconut water

22 Sep 2014

Coconut water is said to be the ultimate thirst quencher and offers a tasty alternative to water. This pure liquid is packed with nutrients that yield an array of health benefits. Here are the Benefits of Coconut Water that explain why it has become so popular: 1. Aids in Weight-loss Efforts. The fat content in coconut water is extremely low, so generous quantities can be consumed without the fear of immediately packing on the pounds. It also suppresses the appetite and makes you feel full because of its rich nature. 2. Picture-Perfect Skin. For those with acne or other blemishes on the surface of the skin, topical application of coconut.

7 yoga asanas that can give you glowing skin

18 Sep 2014
7 yoga asanas that can give you glowing skin

You’d be surprised to know that yoga can rejuvenate your skin and make you look gorgeous.  A day or two before a party or a gathering we are all rushing to the nearest spa or beauty salon to get our facials and clean-ups done. Why don’t we consider fixing a beauty routine that gives us the party glow naturally and permanently. And the best part is that beautiful skin doesn’t always translate into empty pockets. Here’s finally a zero investment and a healthy way to get that gold radiance on your skin and prevent dermatological problems like acne, dullness, etc. Yoga is the answer to all our beauty and well-being.

Yoga for your spine

15 Sep 2014
Yoga for your spine

Yoga and your Spine The large muscles and strong bones in our bodies protect sensitive nerves while flexible tendons and ligaments allow our spine to move in all different ways, making our spine an incredible combination of flexibility and strength.  Regular yoga back bending sequences can help increase mobility and strengthen the supporting muscles around the skeleton.   Yoga Backbend Sequence   Backbends offer some fundamental principles and techniques that play a strong role in strengthening the core. Yoga backbend poses are divided into three broad categories:   Traction: Where the body is bending with gravity and the muscles in the front of the body are active, helping to control.

Hypnosis Demystified

08 Sep 2014
Hypnosis Demystified

What if I get stuck in the subconscious and never able to come back to conscious state? I frequently face this question from some clients. The concept of hypnosis stated with Franz Anton Mesmer was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorized that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called animal magnetism, sometimes later referred to as mesmerism. The application of the theory further moved from different psychologists of that time from James Braid to Milton Erickson. While definitions can vary, the American Psychological Association describes hypnosis as a cooperative interaction in which the participant responds to the suggestions of the hypnotist. While.

The Benefits of Drinking Water the first thing in the Morning

02 Sep 2014
The Benefits of Drinking Water the first thing in the Morning

People generally rush to drink water when it’s hot or after physical activity. It is necessary to quench one’s thirst, but the best time, when a person should drink water is the first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Drinking water on an empty stomach the first thing in the morning is a part of water therapy. Essentially the benefits can be derived by drinking large amounts of water immediately after waking up on an empty stomach. Ideally the amounts should be upto 1.5 litres or so of water upon waking. You should not break a fast with starch or heavy carbohydrates. Liquids are the best way to.

Mastering the Art of Meditation

28 Aug 2014
Mastering the Art of Meditation

Meditation (Yoga Nidra, Soham meditataion) Introduction To master the art of meditation, one needs to realize that ‘thinking’ about meditating is the one thing that needs to be dropped. Once you understand what meditation is, things become very clear, otherwise you can go on groping in the dark. In simple words, meditation is absolutely clarity of vision. It is a state of lucidity, not a state of mind.   The mind is confusion… never clear. You see, the mind cannot be as thoughts create clouds around you and then clarity is lost. When thoughts disappear, when there are no more clouds around you, when you are in your simple being-ness,.