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Archive for September, 2013

Art of Yoga: Slow & Steady Yoga Postures

Twinki Mistry Sep 29, 2013 at 3:30 PM PST


A few tips by senior Sri Sri Yoga teachers on learning the ‘art’ of yoga asanas or postures.

Remember the first time you started practicing your favorite hobby – photography, music, dance, anything. At first, there was a struggle, …

Yoga Rave: Partying with Yoga

Prashanti Laxmi Sep 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM PST


Youth turn to yoga postures & meditation for fun

Over 1,200 people, performed yoga, meditated and swayed to the electronic beats of bhajans (devotional songs) on April 30, 2011. The success of Yoga Rave continues, as the …

Benefits of Yoga

Prashanti Laxmi Sep 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM PST


Top 10 yoga benefits

Weight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind, good health – whatever you may be looking for, yoga has it on offer. However, very often, yoga is only partially understood as …

Yoga for Eyes

Tara Raghu Sep 20, 2013 at 3:34 PM PST

Many of the yogic poses/asana and exercises are aimed at improving the functioning of specific organs of the body.

Yoga provides a series of exercises that improves the functioning of the eyes and helps to overcome various eye-related problems, such as

  • Myopia or short sightedness
  • Hypermetropia or long sightedness
  • Various other eye-related disorders

In …

Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breath)

Tara Raghu Sep 20, 2013 at 3:29 PM PST

Bhramari pranayama is very effective in instantly calming your mind down. It is one of the best breathing exercises to release the mind of anger, agitation, frustration or anxiety. A simple-to-do technique, can be practiced anywhere at work or home, and an instant option available to de-stress yourself.
This breathing technique …

Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Tara Raghu Sep 20, 2013 at 3:18 PM PST

Sitting in a chair may sound very easy and comfortable. But sitting in an imaginary chair might be a little challenging! And this is exactly what we do in Utkatasana or Chair Pose. The literal meaning of Utkatasana is intense posture or powerful posture.

(Utkat=Intense, Powerful; Asana= Posture/Pose; pronounced as …

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

Tara Raghu Sep 20, 2013 at 3:06 PM PST

This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a bow. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) is part of the Padma Sadhana sequence. This yoga posture is pronounced as DHUN-ur-AAHS-uh-nuh.

Dhanu = Bow; Asana = Posture or Pose

How to do Bow Pose …

Yoga and Pregnancy

Tara Raghu Sep 20, 2013 at 2:48 PM PST

The practice of yoga can help you prepare your mind and body for labor and birth as this helps you focus, to concentrate and keep you healthy. The Yoga Postures are gentle ways of keeping your body active and …

Yoga Keeps You Going, Even at 50

Tara Raghu Sep 20, 2013 at 12:02 PM PST

Recently turned 50, Srinivas Uppaluri is a perfect example of ‘age no bar’ when it comes to doing what he is passionate about. Then be it his work, a game of golf, daily yoga practice, or regular fitness routine – …

The Angle Pose (Konasana)

Tara Raghu Sep 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM PST

Kona =Angle; Asana = Pose/Posture

(This posture is Pronounced as:konah-sanah)

How to do Konasana:

  1. Stand straight with feet about hip width distance apart and arms alongside the body.
  2. Breathe in and raise the left arm to the left and up towards.
  3. Breathe out and bend to …