Yoga and its benefits for Children

In today’s world yoga has become a lifestyle statement as more and more people are using it for its health and emotional benefits. Adults may have entered into an agreement to do yoga as a part of their life, but most of them are still unable to understand the importance of Yoga for their children. Yoga helps adults in reducing stress, enhancing physical strength and building a connection between mind and body, it can also benefit children in dealing with

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Mudras and their benefits

Mudra is basically a symbolic ritual gesture in Buddhism and Hinduism. While some of these Mudras involve the gesture of the entire body, most of them are performed with the hands and fingers. In Sanskrit mudra means a spiritual gesture and seal of authenticity. Mudras are arm, body and hand postures used in traditional Hinduism and Buddhism. Lord Buddha knew the use of the Mudras and is often seen with the spiritual gestures. There are about 108 Mudra are used in Tantric

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Using Yoga to tackle Diabetes and hypertension

Everyone nowadays is aware of the positive effects of yoga and how it helps in dealing with various frailties. But one thing that everyone should also know is that there are some specific Yoga asana or poses that are helpful in handling specific health conditions. In this post we will discuss about the yoga poses that can help in dealing effectively with diabetes and hypertension; two most common symptoms found in youngsters due to their lifestyle. Yoga asana or postures

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Meditation and Ayurveda

Meditation is the practice of training the individual mind to induce consciousness. It is a state of mind in which individual acknowledges the content, i.e. memories of the past or ideas for the future without being identified with them. Once an individual removes the limitation of the past and future, he/she can achieve the balance of psychological, physical and emotional state. Dr. Joan Borysenko, a leading researcher in the field termed meditation as ‘Pleasantly anchored in the present moment’. Meditation

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Anantasana : Yoga Pose

Anantasana is known as side-reclining leg lift posture, since this asana is performed by reclining on one side of the body and lifting one leg upwards. Procedure for Anantasana You should lie down on the ground on your right side. You should actively press through the right heel, flexing the ankle and using the outside of your foot to stabilize yourself in that position. If you still feel that your position is not stable, you can brace the soles against

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Ananda Balasana : Yoga Pose

Ananda Balasana is termed as happy baby posture and it is quite a simple asana. In fact, this asana has got its name, since most babies take up this posture involuntarily, when they are lying on their backs. Masters of yoga go to the extent of saying that we do lots of asanas when we are young babies, even without any awareness that they are very good asana poses that increase the flexibility of the body and keep the body

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Salabhasana : Yoga Pose

Salabhasana is known as locust or grasshopper posture, since Salabha means locust or grasshopper in Sanskrit. It is grouped with Dhanurasana and they are described as baby backbends. Even though it appears simple and unassuming, it is actually quite challenging and interesting than what it looks like. Usually, Salabhasana is considered as a good counter-stretching asana for Paschimottanasana, Sarvangasana and Halasana. Procedure for Salabhasana Place a folded blanket to pad your pelvis and ribs from the ground. You should lie

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Sirasasana : Yoga Pose

Sirasasana is standing on the head posture. Since you use your hands as support, this asana is also termed as Salamba Sirasasana or supported headstand posture. Procedure for Sirasasana You should use a folded blanket to provide padding or cushion to your forearms and head. First, you should kneel on the floor. You should clasp the fingers of both hands together and place your forearms on the ground, with the elbows remaining at shoulder width. You should roll your upper

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Gomukhasana : Yoga Pose

Gomukhasana is known as cow face posture, since Go means cow in Sanskrit and Mukha means face. You can do this asana easily in a sitting posture. Procedures for Gomukhasana You should sit in Dandasana or staff posture. You should bend your left leg and bring the heel of the left leg under the right leg, close to the right hip. You should bend your right leg now over your left knee, allowing your right heel to come close to

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Vajrasana : Yoga Pose

Vajrasana is known as thunderbolt posture, since vajra means thunderbolt in Sanskrit. It is also termed as adamantine posture. If you practice Vajrasana, you have a firm, steady pace and you cannot be easily shaken. Vajrasana renders the knees very hard. The spinal cord or Meru Danda becomes strong and firm. This asana nearly resembles the Namaz posture that Muslims adopt when they sit for prayer.   Procedure of Vajrasana Come down slowly from a standing position or Tadasana by

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Simhasana : Yoga Pose

Simhasana is known as lion posture, since simha is lion in Sanskrit and this asana looks like a seated lion. The practitioner should modify the facial expressions to resemble the lion to get maximum effect from this asana. Simhasana is a sitting posture yoga exercise. Procedure for Simhasana You should kneel on the ground and sit in the position of Vajrasana. You can either do this in Vajrasana position or you can cross the front portion of your right ankle

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