Virasana (also known as hero poses)
Just sit in a comfortable position with your hips resting on your heels, involving a slight stretching of your ankles and knees. Stretching your spine upside and taking deep breaths in this position will help clear your mind and slow down your heart rate.
Bitilasana and Marjaryasana (cow and cat pose)
Without getting up from the virasana, you just need to roll in the forward position on the support of your knees and hands. For bitilasana, you have to pull your lower back down with your tailbone and head pointing upwards. For the Marjaryasana, you just have to do the reverse, your tailbone and head tilt downwards while your spine is arched upwards like the shape of letter C. Just keep alternating between these positions for as much time as you want to.
Start with sinking of your hips on your heels while …
Yoga, the ancient technique for harmonized external and internal body well beings, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture… has been well known for people in Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes’ research and supported by health advocates.
According to the study to explore the impact of yoga and meditation based lifestyle intervention (YMLI) on cellular aging in 96 healthy individuals randomly assigned to a 12-weeks of YMLI, at the end of 12 weeks of lesson, YMLI group expressed significant improvements in both the cardinal biomarkers of cellular aging and the metabotrophic biomarkers influencing cellular aging in compared to baseline values.
The efficacy of the program in reduced cellular aging process was attributed to the activities in decreased production of ROS and pro inflammatory cytokins and hormone cortisol, and increased mean values of telomerase activity in regulated aging progression …
Many people are turning towards yoga as a possible solution to such problems. Yoga is an ancient practice combining meditation and exercise which have a deep and long lasting effect on the mind and body.
It regulates breathing and increases metabolism, aids in weight loss, relieves stress and reduces depression by bringing in positive energy via meditation and can also help in pain relief and management.
- As far as pain management goes, most of the pain culminates in the back and shoulders due to long hours of sitting and incorrect posture.
- Sometimes even the legs and feet experience pain due to incorrect footwear, strenuous exercise, or long hours of walking or running.
- Older people fall prey to pain due to aging joints. Yoga has a cure for all of the above and more.
- And, there is pain that is associated with Arthritis, Fibromylagia and other conditions where pain is the
Combining the practices of yoga and meditation allows you to holistically better your mind and body health. Meditation calms the mind, relives anxiety, and is good for heart health, cognition, focus, and memory. Yoga has more than fifty different benefits for physical, emotional, and mental health.
The benefits of yoga and meditation are well known, but to name a few major advantages of yoga include: lower blood pressure; healthy immune system, emotional stability, and sharpened focus just to name a few. Never underestimate the powers of meditation and yoga.
To achieve even greater results from your practice, you will need to take your yoga and meditation to another level. Adding aromatherapy can help you in achieving a much higher level of discipline. The greater your discipline, the better your results.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote a positive mind and body health. Essentials oils are derived from …
Yoga is practised world-wide now. It is being used as a system of physical exercise. To address psychosomatic diseases like stress, depression, hypertension and other health-related diseases, yogic kriyas are being used. While categorising the websites, we find yoga being a sub-category under the category of Health and Fitness. It is clear that it became a health-related topic. But it is not a health-related subject. Its dimension is more. To understand that dimension and to get the maximum benefits of yogic kriyas, one should learn it from the perspective of ancient yoga treatises. For this very purpose, one should learn classical yoga treatises.
Yoga was taught by Gurus of ancient India without accepting any consideration or with a meagre consideration which was affordable to students of those times. An amount affordable to the student was accepted by Gurus. The amount or Guru Thatchana (the amount given by the student) was …
The Mind Body Connection
Yoga, unlike other workouts, includes breathing as a focal point and complete integration of mindfulness with physical movement.
- This practice of mindfulness does not go away when you leave the yoga mat, with regular practice it stays with you and effects all parts of your life.
- This intense focus makes you pay better attention to your body, and that includes what you eat and in general yields a high level of body awareness.
- The mind is really what controls everything we do, and yoga can help in this way to change negative behaviors.
It can help you to decipher boredom from real hunger, alleviate emotional overeating and binge eating as well. Yoga makes you pay attention and think in a whole new way.
A study that was published in the Journal of Qualitative Health Research showed that women’s binging was reduced after practicing yoga for only …
Smoking can be a difficult habit to kick. One of the key aspects of smoking is the temporary relief from stress that the tobacco brings, causing the smoker to cling onto their addiction. Yoga is a fantastic substitute that can help relief stress in a natural, harmless way, whilst also bringing about physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Keeping a relaxed mind and body is essential to both quitting smoking and the successful practicing of yoga.
There is also evidence that the damage done to internal organs from smoking can be repaired. The cardiovascular systems, long starved of oxygen, can be improved by the increase in blood flow that yoga brings about.
Furthermore, the concentration of breathing combined with movement helps balance the respiratory system, beating the ill effects that smoking has wrought on the body.
Drinking is another habit that can be harmful to the body. Although most …
If you are a beginner, it is recommended that you start with hatha yoga, rather than going for a form of yoga that demands greater strength and posture. The word Hatha means effort, or force, and it is slow and, therefore relaxing. It focuses on every pose in minute detail and helps beginners with accuracy and focus.
The pioneer of this form of yoga is B.K.S Iyengar. This is another form of yoga that is good for beginners and for those people seeking healing for their physical and mental injuries. It uses different postures and props, such as blocks and belts, to assist with the right positions.
If you are lacking physical and mental strength, and want to learn how to control your weaknesses and gain strength, this is the best yoga style for you. However, it’s best not to jump into it before …