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Yoga for Management of Depression

Yoga practices are known to play a significant role in maintaining the mental health , Depression one of the most prevalent issues of the mental health  which is effectively manageable with yoga practice and the application of its principles. Before we start discussing how yoga can help people who are fighting with depression, it is …

Yoga and the Modern World

Yoga is one among the six classical systems of Indian Philosophy. Yoga Sutras of Maharshi Patanjali is the oldest textbook of Yoga. The metaphysics of the Samkhya Philosophy was meticulously structured and explained in the text in order to understand the fundamental causes of the miseries or the sufferings of the mankind.  The principles and …

Women Health and Yoga

Experts over the years have recommended yoga for women to help them easily pass through the mountain of demands and needs scribbled on their daily task list. It won’t be wrong to say that women are expected to multi-task all the time. They start their day by being the perfect homemaker, followed by their professional …

World Obesity Day 2017- Practice Yoga to Defeat Obesity

Out of the many medical conditions which are a result of our stressful lifestyle, obesity is one of the most common and definitely the most harmful one. Obesity is defined as a condition where excess fat gets accumulated and get stored in the body and increases the risk of life-threatening diseases such as heart attack. …

Bandhas- Energy Locks

The classical texts on Yoga such as “Hatha Yoga Pradeepika” describe the importance bandhas in order to lock the pranas in particular areas and redirect the flow of pranic energy in the major energy channel Shusumna Nadi to activate the spiritual energy. The practices of Pranayama and asanas incorporate the techniques of bandhas to achieve the …

Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala

  India is one of the most preferred countries in the world for the study and practice of yoga in its authentic approach. Kerala is one of the beautiful states known for its impeccable beaches and the rich cultural heritage including the science of Ayurveda and yoga. There are various Yoga teacher training schools in …

Hatha Yoga – Origin and its Practice

The word hatha is made up of two words, ha and tha. The word ‘ha’ means Sun and ‘tha’ means Moon. Together, the word means to create a balance between the sun and the moon energies present in an individual. HathaYoga is the science creating a harmony between the solar (Pingala) and lunar (Ida) energies …

Procedure and Benefits of Mayurasana

Mayura means Peacock. This asana is so called because its final pose resembles a peacock with full plumage.  Mayurasana is also renowned for its capacity to eliminate toxins from the body. Hence the name. Technique: Sit in Squatting position. Place the palms on the ground with slightly curving fingers pointing backward. Keep the elbows just near …

Yoga and Physical Health

Health is precious treasure of every individual looking at the harmony and happiness in the life. Physical health is necessary for wellbeing and the productivity. Philosophical traditions of India put the emphasis of leading a meaning full life to achieve the ultimate aim of the life through the theory of Purusharthas. “Sharir Madhyam Khalu Dharma …

Meditative Pose: Procedure and Benefits of Padmasana.

Padmasana – Lotus Pose Nomenclature Padmasana is one of the meditative postures and it resembles a shape of a lotus.  In Sanskrit Padma means lotus. Hence it is called as Lotus pose or Padmasana. Importance: The main objective of the meditative posture is to ensure a comfortable and stable condition of the spinal column for …