September 1, 2012 in Yoga and Exercise
Seven years ago I was scouting for a gym to have my everyday workout. I have doubts in mind that if I go through the common gym guided by a fitness instructor, I will grow into a big muscle man and then if I stop, all the muscles will loosen up and turn into obese fat. But then I came across with Yoga.
July 25, 2011 in Yoga and Exercise
Anulom-Vilom is a widely known Pranayama. Pranayama means expansion of Pran Shakti or vital force. There are many ways of doing pranayama but the basis of all kinds of pranayama is ‘Deep Breathing’. We breathe every moment of our lives, and yet we are hardly aware of it unless and until we are afflicted with some breathing disorder. Just close your eyes for a few minutes and concentrate [...]
December 25, 2010 in Yoga and Exercise
Faulty Functioning of Ovaries: Symptoms include Amenorrhoea (absence of menstrual flow in women), Menorrhagia (Excessive bleeding during menstruation) and Metrorrahagia (excessive bleeding from the uterus from onset of the puberty or any age. Recommended yogic exercises: Paranayama, Dhanur Asana, Halasana, Mal Asana, Sarvang Asana, Sirsh Asana.
December 4, 2010 in Yoga and Exercise
Menopause is a major turning point in the life of a woman directly related to her womanhood. Beginning of menopause marks the end of youth in a woman. It is the stage after which a woman is incapable of bearing a child. Menopause is caused when the production of estrogen hormone in the body is significantly decreased. Menopause is a stage of life not a disease.
November 19, 2010 in Yoga and Exercise
According to great sage Patanjali : Asana is needed in order to sit comfortably for a considerable period of time to do Dhyana and Tapas. If this is so, why so many Asanas? Various Asana stretch and relax different muscles and joints. In Pranayama we consciously regulate our breathing. This has a positive effect on health and vital organs.
September 21, 2010 in Yoga and Exercise
It is very difficult to demarcate the beginning of old age because old age is more chronological than biological. Living a certain number of years does not necessarily make one old. In fact old age and senescence are two different things. Where as old age indicates to a particular period of one’s life, senescence means deterioration of biological efficiency and weakening of vitality.
August 31, 2010 in Yoga and Exercise
What is stress?
Stress is any kind of pressure that effect a person in his daily life. This effect may be healthy or unhealthy depending on his reactions on the stress factors. As per this definition there are three factors which make up the stress. The first is the causative factors also called stressor, second is the individual make up of the person affected, and third is the reaction of the individual [...]
August 19, 2010 in Yoga and Exercise
KAPALBHATI – This cleansing process is related to respiratory system. It also affects all the parts of the respiratory system (From nose to Alveoli).
Technique of Kapalbhati
Any meditative posture can be adopted for the practice of Kapalbhati. Padmasana is the best preferred because the triangular base formed gives more stability and also it enables to maintain the erect posture of the spine. [...]
July 26, 2010 in Yoga and Exercise
Heart disease has been dubbed as a life-style disease which occurs especially in city people, who (due to lack of time as well as will power) do not exercise at all, do no physical work, eat junk food very often, sleep very late at night, eat dinner also very late-often after 9 or 10 p.m., eat very heavily at night and then go to sleep.
July 20, 2010 in Yoga and Exercise
Indian ancient saints, as well as, contemporary yogis have established a wonderful relaxation technique called Yoga nidra. There are several techniques to relax the body and mind. Yoghea nidra is probably the best known technique to induce complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. It is a method of peeling off the subliminal sheath of conscious (external) mind that covers the inner core of [...]