I was confused about what I was supposed to do with my life. I was doing my daily practice, listening to weekly knowledge, and doing some small volunteering. I thought I was doing everything necessary to be content, but I was actually sad.
I quit my full time job, for a part time job. I went back to school to fulfill my dream of a second career in holistic medicine. Small things were going wrong; I wasn’t enjoying my new life. I cried a lot because I felt lonely …
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 released through the outgoing breath. Regular practice of Kapal Bhati pranayama detoxifies all the systems in our body. And the obvious sign of a healthy body is a shining forehead.” Kapal Bhati literally translates to ‘the shining forehead’ and this is exactly what happens with regular practice of this
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 or Pose
How to do Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
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 or Pose
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
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.
Always consult your physician or yoga teacher before starting the programme to find out the set of suitable yoga postures and yoga regime …
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, exploring new places and looking up exotic recipes. You could see a reflection of me in many women today. The privilege which my life enjoys is the gift of yoga. It has given me peace of mind, the ability to enjoy my multiple roles and walk with a confident step.
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 long way to go, it’s time to wake up to the reality. Although increasing age is a high contributor to arthritis, it cannot be denied that children, teenagers, young and middle-aged adults can all fall prey to this condition.The primary cause of arthritis is an imbalance of vatta (type of body constitution), …
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)
Hasta- hand; Padah- foot; asana- pose