What is Asana?

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 81 Contd. from knowledge sheet 80 “Samadhisiddhirëshwarapranidhanat’’ (II Sūtra 45) samadhi = the state of samadhi; siddhihi = attainment; ëshwarapranidhanat = by devotion to God. “THE STATE OF SAMADHI IS ATTAINED BY DEVOTION TO GOD.” “Sthirasukhamasanam’’ (II Sūtra 46) sthira = steady; sukham = comfortable; asanam = posture. “THAT POSTURE WHICH IS […]

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Open Up your Chakras with Yoga

A chakra or a wheel is a point of prana (energy) in our subtle body, located in the physical counterparts of our body like the veins, arteries and nerves. Yoga is an extremely beneficial way to release the prana or life force whenever it is stuck. Yoga releases the musty energy and invites fresh energy […]

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Lose Weight with Yoga

Stretch and flex the whole body with yoga; stay in shape Often we blame our genes for us being on the wrong side of the scale. Don’t we? But try giving it a second thought and you see will see that there is a lot in our hands. This article gives you an insight to […]

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Goal better with Yoga!

What does Yoga have to do with Football? This rather rugged game of football is associated more with the likes of Beckham or Messi or Ronaldo, huffing and puffing during rigid and tough fitness routines on the ground; rather than them stretching their hamstrings and tucking and flexing their toes to strengthen their ankles in […]

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5 Food Habits, the Yoga Way!

Weight Loss is all about 20% working out & 80% of your food habits. Kartik, 30, is a software engineer by profession and a photographer by hobby. His average week comprises of a 45-50 hours’ work schedule. Although he is a fitness enthusiast, his hectic schedule leaves very less time for him to keep his […]

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A Yogi is a like a Baby

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 82 Contd. from knowledge sheet 81 The different positions of your eyes indicate the state of your mind. Different body postures also indicate what you are feeling. This is called body language. It shows what you are within you. So, stiffer you are, stiffer the body, stiffer the mind. To […]

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Curb Cholesterol with Yoga

Cholesterol is a lipid found in the bloodstream that is often considered as harmful for the body. Contrary to this popular belief, cholesterol is highly essential for normal functioning and maintenance of the body. Cholesterol is required to build membranes and membrane fluids. It is also known to play an important role in the synthesis […]

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Treating Hypotension with Yoga

Low blood pressure or Hypotension is a physical condition where the blood pressure levels fall below 90/60 mm Hg. Doctors believe that low blood pressure is not really harmful until it starts causing dizziness, fainting and even shock. Some other symptoms of hypotension include headache, chest pain, seizures, prolonged diarrhea or vomiting. Low blood pressure […]

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Effortlessness is the Key

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 83 Contd. from knowledge sheet 82   Asanas are not just aerobics, not just gymnastics because asanas have to be coordinated with the breath and with awareness. If you are lifting your arms up, you are fully aware that you are lifting your arm up, every inch of it. In […]

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6 Tips to Energize Yourself

At times in life, we feel low and not so energetic. At such times, some quick tips and techniques can boost our energy levels! Replacing the burger with an apple Yes yes, it’s not easy! To be more compassionate and practical, start by replacing either one of the burgers or sandwiches with an apple initially! […]

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