Yoga and Academics – Written by Divya Sachdev and graphics by Guru Anvekar
It was the year 2005. I was sitting comfortably on a yoga mat on a Sunday morning. I was very peaceful and calm. I had felt the same way often in the past few years since I had …
Kapal = forehead; bhati = shining; pranayama = breathing technique
Here’s a very powerful breathing exercise that not just helps you lose weight but also brings your entire system into a perfect balance. Dr. Sejal Shah, Sri Sri Yoga teacher, explains the importance of Kapal Bhati, “80 percent of the toxins in our body are …
This asana resembles a serpent with its hood raised. Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana is part of the sequence of yoga postures in Padma Sadhana and Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation. Bhujangasana is pronounced as BHU-jung-AAHS-uh-nuh.
Bhujang = Snake (Cobra); Asana = Posture …
This yoga pose, as its name suggests, is excellent for releasing abdominal gas. Pavanamuktasana is pronounced as PUH-vuhn-mukt-AAHS-uh-nuh.
Pavana = wind, mukta = relieve or release, Asana = Posture or Pose
Vriksha – Tree; Asana – Pose
The asana is pronounced as VRIK-shAH-sana
This posture replicates the graceful, steady stance of a tree. Unlike most yoga poses, the Tree Pose requires keeping our eyes open in order to maintain body balance.
A 37-year-old, busy, multi-tasking woman’s account of how yoga adds zing to her life
Married for 12 blissful years, mother of two energetic children, and a bank manager for eight years, I am Nina Singh: a fun-loving, gregarious woman who loves people, …
A 29-year-old software engineer and a 60-year-old homemaker share how yoga helped them resume ‘normal life’ despite being affected by arthritis.
If you thought that a condition like arthritis can only happen at the age of our parents or grandparents and there’s still a …
ardha = half; Matsyendra = king of the fish matsya = fish; indra = ruler.
Pronounced: ARE-dah MAT-see-en-DRAHS-anna
How to do Sitting half spinal twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)