Do’s and Don’ts of Yoga during Pregnancy – Poses Recommended

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You are pregnant and excited, maybe a little perplexed and overwhelmed. The hormones are kicking in and going off balance, and that is why to know the do’s and don’ts of yoga poses during pregnancy is so important. Yoga during pregnancy is beneficial for pregnant women both mentally and physically. It is advised to practice […]

Corpse Pose in Yoga (Savasana or Shavasana) Steps and Benefits

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Corpse Pose (Savasana or Shavasana) in Yoga is the traditional final resting pose after practising Yoga poses. ‘Sava’  literally means ‘dead-body’. When your body and mind is overworked it is obvious that they perform below their normal efficiency. Due to the modern-day lifestyle including food, work, social life, entertainment makes relaxation – quite a task. […]

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 […]

Yoga Poses to Improve Bad Posture at Work

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Sit Straight! Why are you slouching? Straighten up your back? I am sure you have heard all of this before from your family, teachers or friends.   Struggling with poor posture? Well, if you slouch and hunch all day, you are bound to have a poor posture. Especially if your job makes you sit for long […]

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 […]

Standing Forward Bend – Steps Variations and Benefits

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Standing Forward Bend pose in Yoga is called Pada-Hastasana in Sanskrit in Hatha Yoga. In Sanskrit language ‘pada’ means ‘foot’ and ‘hasta’ means ‘hands’. Some of the benefits are same as paschimottanasana or seating forward bending pose. Standing poses in Yoga begin with this pose. By practicing the Standing Forward Bend pose your “youthful vigor’ […]

Seated Forward Bend (Pashcimottanasana) – How to do with Benefits

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The seated forward bend in yoga or Pashcimottanasana looks much more simple than it actually is. The pose is both demanding and extremely important at the same time. The main benefit of Seated forward bend is to improve the elasticity of your spine, mobility in joints, internal organs toned and nervous system invigorated. With so […]