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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,.

Belly fat can damage your blood vessels

26 Aug 2014
Belly fat can damage your blood vessels

Even a little weight around the middle can impair the functioning of cells that line the inside of blood vessels, leading to high blood pressure. The cells which line the inside of blood vessels are called endothelial cells and are vital for proper functioning of blood vessels. They control the ability of the vessel to contract and dilate, which in turn controls blood flow through them. Damage to the inner lining can lead to the vessels not functioning properly and eventually high blood pressure and blood vessel disease. Increased body fat has been linked to both early heart disease and endothelial dysfunction. To determine the impact of fat gain and.

Yoga Cures For Cervical Spondylitis

25 Aug 2014
Yoga Cures For Cervical Spondylitis

Yoga For Cervical Spondylitis If you have been diagnosed with cervical spondylitis you should know there is no medicine to cure cervical spondylitis. However, a few simple Yoga exercises can bring great relief for neck and shoulder pain, especially when done regularly. If all you have is a few minutes to spare every day, the exercises mentioned below are a must-try.  Yoga schools, like Yoga Vimoksha (the Yoga school in the Mollem forest, near Dudhsagar waterfalls in Goa, India) also conduct teacher training courses in various aspects of Yoga and could be very helpful. Expert Advice: Do each step slowly for 5 counts, both for the left as well as the.

The Difference between Asana and Exercise

22 Aug 2014
The Difference between Asana and Exercise

The difference between Asana and Exercise  Yoga and exercise are not the same. Today, most fitness programs teach exercises, Yoga asanas, pranayama, Tai Chi, aerobics, martial arts, etc or a combination of these. Though all of these are aimed at maintaining and improving health, few understand the difference between the Yoga asanas and other forms of fitness methods. Exercises are aimed at building your muscles and physical strength and endurance.  Exercises involve repetition of certain movements aimed at building a certain group of muscles, thereby increasing the muscle weight and improving strength of those body parts. It increases the blood supply to those parts. Most exercises increase your breath rate.

5 Yoga Exercises for Good Sex

21 Aug 2014
5 Yoga Exercises for Good Sex

Trying out these yoga workouts will enhance your sexual experiences 1. The Cat-cow sequence This sequence is the foreplay of yoga practice— These feel-great moves warm up the spine, sacrum, and hips. For more release in the low back and hips, push your hips and bottom back into Child’s Pose and stretch into the shoulders with arms extended in front of you, hands resting on the floor or on fingertips. More advanced practitioners may try undulating the body in a rhythm that mimics what you’ll do in bed later: Starting on all fours, on an inhale arch the spine as you move your body forward over and beyond the hands,.

Transcendental Meditation and its benefits

20 Aug 2014
Transcendental Meditation and its benefits

Transcend means to ‘go beyond’. When the mind has gone beyond all activity, it becomes an experience of the inner Self, which is perfect peace, also known as Transcendental Consciousness. Transcendental Meditation is the purest, simplest, and most effective form of meditation the world has known. It is the pure technique of transcending or settling and the most powerful state of awareness – one that is untainted by any mind control or thought process.  Transcendental Meditation (TM) is taught only in person by certified teachers.  Benefits of Transcendental Meditation Extensive research has found that Transcendental Meditation reduces stress and anxiety resulting in more inner peace, creativity, health, success and happiness. This one.

Yoga Poses for Pregnant Women

04 Aug 2014
Yoga Poses for Pregnant Women

YOGA FOR PREGNANT WOMEN     Staying fit and eating healthy are not the only things that top the priority list for a pregnant woman. Rather, maintaining a calm and stress-free persona and looking after her health and also the well-being of her unborn are important. And this is where yoga comes in. Dr Amrapali Patil, weight-management and yoga consultant, says, “Most women are anxious about their pregnancy -their own or their baby’s well-being. Yoga tends to stabilise the mind and help gain perspective (unlike other forms of physical activity) as it is meditative in nature. Pranayams tends to calm and balance the mind.“ Prenatal yoga classes are important, say.