Yoga and Diabetes – Poses to Cure and Prevent Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

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Diabetes, as we know is spreading and growing at a faster rate. Everyone leading a sedentary lifestyle with no regular physical activity and overindulging in sugar and high-fat food mostly ends up with diabetes. As we know, yoga is the cure to many health-related problems. Yoga and Diabetes go hand in hand in helping you […]

What is Kundalini Yoga and its Benefits

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Kundalini Yoga is an ancient practice that helps you channel powerful energy and transform your life. It is a way to achieve a life full of lightness, happiness, and boundless love.   Kundalini Yoga is a combination of exercises or postures (Kriyas) and breathing techniques that end with meditation and chanting. Kundalini Yoga is designed […]

Cobra Pose Steps and Benefits of Bhujangasana in Yoga

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‘Bhujangasana’ or ‘Sarpasana’ derives the name from Cobra or the Serpent Pose. Thus, when you do the pose fully – your body will take the shape of a hooded cobra. In Sanskrit “Bhujang” literally means ‘Cobra”.  This pose is practiced in the cycle of Poses in Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar).  It finds it’s origin in […]

What Yoga poses are good for Knee Pain

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During my association with Sivananda Yoga Ashram recently for a few months – I met strong groups of people practicing Warrior Pose and the Pyramid Pose of Yoga. I observed that a lot of people complain of knee pain or some had knee pain who underwent knee surgery and couldn’t do certain poses. The people […]

How to do Laughter Yoga and Benefits of Hasyayoga

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What is Laughter Yoga Laughter Yoga (Hasyayoga) is a form of Yoga, when you laugh voluntarily for a prolonged period of time. It has both psychological and physiological benefits. Importantly, the benefits are same when you laugh spontaneously.  You can practice Laughter Yoga with the help of eye contact with people in groups, laughing on […]

How to Do Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) and it’s Benefits

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Trikonasana or Utthita Trikonasana Meaning: Triangle Pose, Trikonasana or Utthita Trikonasana comes from the Sanskrit words ‘utthita’ means ‘extended’, ‘trikona’ means ‘triangle and ‘asana’ means ‘pose’. Therefore it is called the Triangle Pose in Yoga. The Triangle Pose or Trikonasana was first mentoned in the 20th century in the teachings of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya also found […]

How to do Anulom Vilom (Nadi Shodhan) Pranayama Alternate Nostril Breathing

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The two main breathing (Pranayama) yoga practices are Kapalabhati and Anuloma Viloma or Nadi Shodhan (Alternate Nostril).  Yoga has two main breathing practises that you should do before you begin any basic Yoga Pose/Asana. This will help you to do any pose with ease.  Even though Surya Namaskar or Sun salutation is a complete body […]

Bridge Pose Steps and Benefits of Setu Bandhasana

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Bridge Pose or Setu Bandhasana To put in perspective, long working hours and prolonged state of idleness or laziness have led to one of the biggest health distress of this age – the dreadful back pain. Back issues arise due to a host of factors, but it is usually the wrong posture or lack of […]

Surya Namaskar for Weight Loss – Does Sun Salutation Reduce Belly Fat?

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How to do Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) for Weight Loss – Is the big question this International Yoga Day on 21st June.  Summer is here and most of us are aiming for that fit body to show off. However, we are all struggling to lose that stubborn fat that refuses to go. Losing weight is […]

Yoga or gym – Which is better?

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Yoga or gym – Which is better? Can you get fit doing Yoga?  Is yoga as good as weight training?  How long does it take to see results from Yoga?  Yoga or Gym is a question often asked. For a healthy body, staying fit is imperative – by enjoying the benefits of physical activities. Physical activities […]