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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
“Just as fire burns the impurities of the minerals from the rocks, so also internal impurities are removed by pranayama.” – Brhadyogi-yajnavalkya-smruti
“With the accomplishment of the practice of pranayama
one perceives effulgent light, becomes omniscient and attains longevity.” – Kumbhaka Padhati
From the physiological points of view the effects of pranayama may [...]
January 13, 2009 in Yoga and Exercise
The art and science of pranayama has immense therapeutic potential in a wide range of psychosomatic disorders such as diabetes, hypertension and asthama. It can be used either as a monotherapy or in combination with Asanas and other aspects of Yoga.
Pranayama, the science of controlled, conscious expansion of Prana (the life force) is the fourth limb of Classical Yoga. The art and science of pranayama [...]