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  1. 5 Common Mistakes Yoga Beginners Make

    There is no doubt that practicing yoga is a great idea—not only for your physical body but also for your mental health and overall vitality. However, as beginners to this ancient yet currently trendy practice, one tends to make some major mistakes. The ke ...
  2. Treating Arthritis with Yoga

    Recent research on arthritis confirmed that two-thirds of people affected with this debilitating disease are under the age of 65. While over 300,000 children in the US are already affected, over 180 million people in India have been diagnosed with this di ...
  3. Life is Light

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 86 Contd. from knowledge sheet 85   “Tataha ksheyate prakashavaranam’’  (II Sutra 52) tataha = then; ksheyate = broken; prakasha = light; avaransam = curtain.   “Then the curtain surrounding the light is broken.”   Bre ...
  4. Yoga for Stronger Quads

    Quadriceps or Quads are the four muscles that surround the thigh bone, Femur. It is the longest, heaviest and strongest bone accounting for a quarter of your height! These muscles are critical for walking, running, jumping and squatting. From a person who ...
  5. Jumpstart your Mornings with Meditation

    What if being happy could be like building muscles at the gym while doing sit-ups, or running on the treadmill or perhaps lifting weights? What if we could train ourselves to stay happy throughout the day? And what if this constant source of happiness cou ...
  6. The Importance of Pranayamas

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 85 Contd. from knowledge sheet 84   “Tasminsati shwasaprashwasayorgativicchedaha pranayamaha’’ (II Sutra 49) tasmin = in that state of asana or posture; sati = being; shwasa = inspiratory breath; prashwasa = expiratory ...
  7. Garudasana- Eagle pose

    Garuda – Eagle, asana – pose How to do Garudasana Begin by standing in Tadasana. Bend your knees and lift your left foot up to cross it over the right one. Ensure that right foot is firmly placed on the floor and the left thigh is over the right thigh. Yo ...
  8. Yoga for Stronger Arms and Hands

    Can you imagine a day with your hands tied? Right from brushing our teeth to cooking, from opening doors to typing on a computer, we use hands for almost every action. We use your hands so much that there’s a risk of getting repetitive stress injury, due ...
  9. Paschim Namaskarasana (Reverse Prayer pose)

    Paschim = west. In this context, it means backside; namaskar = greeting; asana = pose Paschim Namaskarasana or the Reverse Prayer pose is an upper body strengthening pose that works specifically on the arms and the abdomen. It is also known as Viparita Na ...
  10. Vasisthasana- Side Plank pose

    Vasistha is the name of one of the most revered saints who was also one of the Saptarishis or Seven Seers. He was the chief author of Rigveda’s Mandala 7. Vasistha had in his possession a cow named Kamdhenu and her child, Nandini. This divine cow could gr ...
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