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Archive for October, 2013

Yoga and Academics- The secret REVEALED

Prashanti Laxmi Oct 22, 2013 at 9:47 PM PST

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 …

Skull Shining Breathing Technique (Kapal Bhati Pranayama)

Tara Raghu Oct 20, 2013 at 3:42 PM PST

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 …

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Tara Raghu Oct 20, 2013 at 3:21 PM PST

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 …

Wind-Relieving Pose (Pavanamuktasana)

Tara Raghu Oct 20, 2013 at 3:11 PM PST

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

How to do Wind-Relieving Pose (Pavanamuktasana)


  1. Lie on your back with your feet together and arms beside your body.
  2. Breathe in and …

Yoga during Pregnancy

Tara Raghu Oct 20, 2013 at 2:59 PM PST

This is the period when your body and mind are engaged in the creation of a new life. It can be a unique and valuable experience. Yoga can help you to have an easier, healthier pregnancy and delivery.

Practice slowly and gently …

Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)

Tara Raghu Oct 20, 2013 at 2:53 PM PST



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.

How to do …

A Leaf Out of My Yoga Diary

Tara Raghu Oct 20, 2013 at 12:10 PM PST

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, …

Combating Arthritis the Yoga Way

Tara Raghu Oct 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM PST

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 …

Sitting Half Spinal Twist

Tara Raghu Oct 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM PST

Ardha Matsyendrasana

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)

  • 1. Sit up with the legs stretched out straight in front of you, keeping the feet together …

8 Tips to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Prashanti Laxmi Oct 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM PST


We have unique body and level to which we can bend vary. The good news is that the purpose of including yoga in your daily schedule is – not to achieve the perfect bend, but – to bring …