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Diabetes? Yoga to the Rescue

Oct 20, 2013 at 10:40 AM PST

Diabetes – a name that is no longer foreign. These days, this condition can happen to anybody, irrespective of age, place, or genetic history. Yet, there’s nothing to fret about because the condition can be controlled with a little awareness and care. Good food, regular exercise, and a few minutes of yoga practice everyday – the three golden rules to remember if you are a diabetic.
But how to first find out whether you do have diabetes or not? Simple. Just look out for these common symptoms:

Are you unusually losing weight?

Do you …

8 New Year Resolutions for Yoga Seekers

Oct 9, 2013 at 9:05 PM PST

new-year-Yoga has been a boon to mankind since its inception around 5,000 years ago. We have witnessed tremendous growth in the world of yoga with the western hemisphere accepting it as a phenomenon and not a cult.

Most of us who know the importance of yoga may already have it on our resolution list for this New Year. For them, yoga is a lifestyle and not a mere practice. It is not only about yoga poses but also about the philosophy of life.

For these sincere yoga seekers, we bring …

Yoga for Eyes

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 the present day world about 35 % of the population suffers from myopia and hypermetropia in varying degrees. These disorders are usually overcome using powerful glasses and lenses which correct the refractive errors of the eye. However one needs to understand that glasses never cure bad eyesight. In fact, using …

Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breath)

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 derives its name from the black Indian bee called Bhramari. (Bhramari = type of Indian bee;pranayama = breathing technique)
The exhalation in this pranayama resembles the typical humming sound of a bee, which explains why it is named so.

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How to practice Bhramari pranayama (bee breath)

  1. Sit …

Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

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 U-t-kat- asana).

You need just a little bit of determination to stay longer in the Chair Posture. Make sure you read the contraindications before you start.

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How to practice Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

  1. Stand erect with your feet slightly apart.
  2. Stretch your hands to the front with …

Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

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 (Dhanurasana)

  1. Lie on your stomach with your feet hip-width apart and your arms by the side of your body.
  2. Fold your knees and hold your ankles.
  3. Breathing in, lift your chest off the ground and pull your legs up and back.
  4. Look straight ahead with a smile on your face. Curve your lips to …

Yoga and Pregnancy

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 supple and minimize the common Pregnancy Symptoms like morning sickness and constipation. It can also help in ensuring easier labor and smooth delivery by relieving tension around the cervix and birth canal and by opening the pelvis.

Yoga Precautions During Pregnancy

For the first trimester, standing Yoga Poses are advised …

Yoga Keeps You Going, Even at 50

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 – Srinivas makes sure that he puts in his 100% to all this. One look at Srinivas makes you think that perhaps life begins at 50.

“Yoga helped me discover skills and capabilities I never knew I had. You almost become a channel for the most surprising things that flow through you.” These …

The Angle Pose (Konasana)

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 the right, first from the spine, and then move your pelvis to the left and bend a little more. Keep your left arm pointing up.
  4. Turn your head to look up at the left palm. Straighten the elbows.1659
  5. Breathing in, straighten your body back up.
  6. Breathing out, …

Yoga for Naturally Glowing Skin

Sep 20, 2013 at 10:57 AM PST

Admiring those glowing faces in beauty cream advertisements, we often wonder if we too could have a skin so young and beautiful. Well, it’s not a far-fetched dream anymore! Now you too can flaunt healthy, radiant skin that draws attention. And the good news is: no chemicals and no pricey beauty packages. Just a simple four-letter word –yoga – and a glow on the face that lasts for long is yours to keep.

But before we talk about the solution, let’s first understand where skin problems such as wrinkles …