Yoga after Pregnancy – Getting Fit after Child Birth

Yoga After Pregnancy - Getting Fit After Child birth

Yoga after pregnancy, is the best way to get back into shape. Let’s talk practically. Your tummy would still share resemblances with your six-month pregnant tummy, just hours into delivery. While there is definitely a dip in your body weight immediately after the new life enters this world, you should wait for 40 days to restart your exercise regimen. Scientifically, it takes about six weeks for a woman’s body to restore uterus to its pre-pregnancy state and reinstate menstruation. Once you complete this phase, you could start exercising to shed the excess pounds and remain calm and relaxed.

Parsva Virabhadrasana – The Reverse Warrior Pose

Parsva Virabhadrasana - Reverse Warrior Pose

Parsva Virabhadrasana or the Reverse Warrior Pose is good for energizing the body and improving balance. In Sanskrit, Parsva means side or reverse in this case, Virabhadra is a legendary warrior from the Puranas, created by Lord Shiva to destroy Daksha’s Yagna; and Asana is a pose.

Vasisthasana – The Side Plank Pose

Vasisthasana - Side Plank Pose

Vasisthasana or the side plank pose strengthen the arms, wrists and legs and improves the sense of balance. In Sanskrit, Vasistha is name of an ancient sage meaning best, excellent or richest and Asana means a pose. Vasisthasana is an intermediate level pose. To do this pose, you need good strength of the wrist and arms.

Samadhi in Yoga

Samadhi in Yoga

Samadhi in Yoga is the 8th and final stage or step in the system of eight-limbed Ashtanga Yoga. Samadhi is explained in the Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali as total absorption in the object of meditation, where the mind becomes completely still. There are various stages of Samadhi each leading to a higher super conscious state of mind.

Dhyana – Meditation in Yoga

Dhyana - Meditation in Ashtanga Yoga

Dhyana or meditation in yoga is the 7th stage or step in the eight-limbed Ashtanga Yoga. Dhyana is explained in the Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali as constant and effortless flow of awareness a point, object or a centre. Dhyana leads to Samadhi or the superconscious state (the 8th Stage of Ashtanga Yoga).

Dharana – Concentration in Yoga

Dharana - Concentration in Ashtanga Yoga

Dharana or Concentration in yoga is the sixth stage or step in the eight-limbed Ashtanga Yoga. Dharana is explained in the Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali as focusing the mind at a point or a centre. It has to be practiced after internalizing the mind through the process of Pratyahara (fifth stage in Ashtanga Yoga). Dharana leads to Dhyana or meditation (the 7th Stage of Ashtanga Yoga).

Yoga Poses for Meditation

Yoga Poses for Meditation

Yoga Poses for meditation helps the yogi to sit in a steady posture for extended periods of time. Also, you have to select a yoga posture that allows the spinal column to be upright and straight. There are only few yoga poses for meditation that satisfy these two conditions.

Calories during a Juice Cleanse

Calories During a Juice Cleanse

Calories during a Juice Cleanse, depends on the type of juice used during the detox program. Juice cleansing can be done using fruit juices or vegetable juices or a combination of both. Most of us take to juice fasting as a means to detoxification and weight reduction.

Three Day Juice Cleanse and its benefits

Three Day Juice Cleanse for Detoxification

A Three day juice cleanse can be taken up by those who are well versed with the One-day juice fast. A three day cleanse is little more intense than a 24-Hour juice fast, but not as intense as a similar duration water fast. During a juice fast, there is a constant supply of calories contained in juices, partially meeting your daily calorific needs. A three day juice cleanse can be a good cleansing program and gives physical, mental and spiritual benefits.

Samana Vayu Mudra – Hand gesture for Samana Flow

Samana Vayu Mudra - Hand gesture

Samana Vayu Mudra is a hand mudra or gesture in yoga, used for improving digestion and assimilation. In Ayurveda, the thumb represents the fire element, the middle finger indicates space element and the index finger, the air element, ring finger indicates earth element and the little finger indicates water element. Samana Vayu mudra brings together these five elements, which is said to give therapeutic benefits.