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Archive for August, 2013

Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique (Nadi Shodhan Pranayama)

Tara Raghu Aug 20, 2013 at 3:46 PM PST

A beautiful breathing technique that helps keep the mind calm, happy and peaceful. A few minutes of Nadi Shodhan pranayama in a day is best to de-stress the mind and release accumulated tension and fatigue. The breathing technique is named Nadi Shodhan, as it helps clear out blocked energy channels …

Warrior Pose (Veerabhadrasana or Virabhadrasana)

Tara Raghu Aug 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM PST

This pose strengthens the arms, shoulders, thighs and back muscles, all in one go. This pose is named afterVeerabhadra, a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. The story of the warrior Veerabhadra, as all stories from Upanishads, has a moral that adds value to our life.

Veera  vigorous, warrior, courageous; Bhadra  good, auspicious; Asana – …

Standing Spinal Twist (Katichakrasana)

Tara Raghu Aug 20, 2013 at 3:13 PM PST

The name of this yoga posture, Katichakrasana, literally means rotation of the waist. It gives a nice stretch to the waist and helps in making it more flexible and supple. It takes very little time to do the stretch and it benefits your body in many ways. A simple yet very …

Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)

Tara Raghu Aug 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM PST

Even pet cats can teach us lessons in yoga! With a keen eye, the yogi absorbs ideas from the world around. Marjari asana, or the cat stretch, incorporates the excellent feline stretch in the yoga workout.

Marjari = Cat; Asana = Posture or Pose

How to do Cat Stretch (Marjari asana)

Yoga for Working Women

Tara Raghu Aug 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM PST

How the downward dog pose can help you juggle boardroom meetings and household chores

You may never have seen this job advertisement before but there are millions of women like you who lovingly and devotedly play this role everyday.

A tough job!

Upward Plank Pose (Poorvottanasana)

Tara Raghu Aug 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM PST

The literal meaning of this asana (posture) is to stretch towards the east. However, this has nothing to do with stretching in the east direction. Poorvottanasana specifically refers to the flow of pranaic subtle energies in the “eastern” frontal side.

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Poorva = east + …

Ardha Chakrasana (Standing Backward Bend)

Tara Raghu Aug 20, 2013 at 11:41 AM PST

Ardha Chakrasana (Standing Backward Bend)

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Ardha= Half; Chakra= Wheel; asana= Pose

Pronounced: ardhah-chak-rah-asanah

How to do Standing Backward Bend (Ardha Chakrasana)?

  • Stand straight with feet together and arms …

Are You Really Happy? Or is it All an Illusion?

Prashanti Laxmi Aug 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM PST

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Patanjali Yoga Sutras – Knowledge Sheet 3

In the earlier posts, we told you the story of how Patanjali came to be. We now begin the …

Yoga for Youth : An Empowering Tool

Prashanti Laxmi Aug 20, 2013 at 11:27 AM PST

Youth face constant pressure to excel at studies, get a job, manage relationships, and deal with numerous other problems. Armed with yoga and meditation, youth say that sailing through turbulent times is as easy as sitting calmly for 20 minutes! Let’s see how youth and students are using yoga …

Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

Tara Raghu Aug 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM PST

Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

Trikona – Triangle; Asana – Pose

The asana is pronounced as Tree-kone-ahs-ana

Unlike most yoga postures, the Triangle Pose requires keeping the eyes open in order to maintain body balance.

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How to do the …