Yoga : Not just about postures but a way of life

Yoga is more than a simple workout session. It’s a spiritual journey to self-discovery and to the present moment- the only moment that truly exists. There are innumerable benefits of yoga as the mind, body and soul come together to match frequencies. There is full body and breath awareness in that very moment. Even starting with…

Physical and psychological benefits of yoga

If you’re a passionate yoga practitioner, you’ve probably noticed some yoga benefits—maybe you’re sleeping better or getting fewer colds or just feeling more relaxed and at ease. But if you’ve ever tried telling a newbie about the benefits of yoga, you might find that explanations like “It increases the flow of prana” or “It brings…

International Yoga Day : 10 basic asanas for beginners

“Stretch, bend, breathe, relax.” Gasp! On Internation Yoga Day (21st June), we suggest 10 basic poses to start with to bring yoga into your life for a healthy body and mind. Some will tell you that yoga is too slow and boring instead it is an intense and holistic exercise. This ancient form of fitness…

5 Myths about Yoga

Yoga is a way of living. It is not just an exercise regime that will immediately make you feel the difference physically; rather it helps you feel positive about yourself in entirety. It has a rejuvenating and healing effect on your body, mind as well as the soul. Yoga is an age-old practice which has…

5 Facial Yoga poses for a smiling you

Yoga, the age old discipline has been the buzzword for a healthier lifestyle for quite some time now. But do you know what else has been spreading through the world? Face Yoga. There are approximately 52 muscles in your face, and exercising them helps release facial tension, neck and eye strain.The muscles of the face are…

Yoga may help people with irregular heartbeats

Yoga has long been known to help alleviate stress, improve balance, build strength, and tone muscles, but there is new information that could put yoga at the forefront of treatment for irregular heartbeat. The study included patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), who were randomised to yoga, or a control group that did not do…

Yoga or a Gym : What will help you lose weight ?

Burning more calories than you take in results in weight loss. Physical activity is key to burning calories. However, the best plan for consistent participation in calorie-burning activities is only as good as your willingness to follow through. Identify the pros and cons of yoga and gym-based activity programs. Then match your readiness to commit…

Mediation, Reiki and Qigong – the common link that we did not know

Eastern healers believe the body is energetic. According to them, the flesh and blood that is “us” is innervated by an invisible membrane; a fiber network which is also an energetic blueprint of the physical body. At the helm of this creative vehicle is our thoughts. Thoughts create the energy that will eventually manifest into…

The art of silence : Meditation techniques

In today’s fast-paced world, many people are seeking a way to get away from it all and relax. Meditation, which is essentially a method to obtain a level of deep thought and relaxation, is one way to find inner peace and tranquility. Many people think of monks or other spiritual types sitting in crossed-leg position…

Have you heard of office yoga ? Try these exercises yourself

Doing yoga in the office can be fun, innovative and relaxing with many long term benefits. Prolonged work on the computer strains the neck, shoulder and back muscles, which leads to tension and stiffness. Unless attended to properly, it could impact your ability to function effectively at the workplace, affecting your overall quality of life….

Yoga – The answer to all your health issues

Why are so many people choosing to ignore the warning signs that is causing major concerns towards their health – environmental hazards which are out of our control but very much a part of our lives is becoming a worry to us all. Then we have another health issue – stress, which is destroying people`s…

Yoga for stress relief

Yoga is a science. That is something to grasp. Yoga is a science, and not a vague, dreamy drifting or imagining. While it is true the west has been familiar with the practice of yoga for a relatively short time, yoga is not a new discipline , and it has been studied and practiced in…