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Stress is consuming our lives to a great extent and it is an omnipotent source of health hazards. Be it obesity or diabetes, fever or chronic kidney diseases, science has identified stress as one of the root causes of all the evils. There is much said and written about stress management. And, since yoga is known to help us connect with our mind, it is one of the most efficient tools to help us de-stress, relax, rejuvenate, and restore our natural selves.
We all breathe, but how many of us breathe right? Hardly a few. Breathing is one of those our involuntary activities. Just take a moment, now, to observe the way you are breathing. Is it shallow or deep? Is it long or short? Is it difficult or easy? Are you breathing through your nose or mouth?
Constipation is worrisome. And, if you fail to take care, it can turn into an uncomfortable and painful experience. Before you try out the over the counter laxatives to clear off the clogged poop, try these yoga poses.
Yoga, today, has moved from being a self-nourishing practice to something with tangible benefits. If you look around, weight loss, flexibility, and stress relief are three major reasons why people practice yoga. But, if you take a closer look, you will realize that yoga has much more to offer.
Sitting in front of a computer for long hours can wreak chaos on the body. The deadly combination of job stress and the physical requirements of continuous computer use are painfully damaging. Basically, sitting with bad posture too long, under stress, paves way to life-hampering health and mental issues. Regular practice of this yoga for computer users sequence could prevent and manage repetitive strain injury.
Yoga Poses for Weight Loss
Every other person, it seems, wants to lose weight (obese or not). While there are people who have to shed the excess weight for genuine reasons, there are others who want to lose those 5 or 10 pounds to look better during the holiday season. And, the latest trend is to enroll in a yoga studio with this goal.
Pregnancy is a beautiful, yet delicate journey in the life of a woman. It completes her and gives her a new meaning live. However, there are times when lower back pain can spoil the lovely moments, restricting her movements and traveling. Her growing tummy exerts pressure on the back muscles, straining them and triggering the pain. In addition, being overweight, shifting of the gravity center, separation of muscles, and hormonal changes could also contribute to back pain during pregnancy
Prenatal yoga can help to significantly reduce lower back pain.
Oil pulling is a simple and effective technique to maintain oral hygiene. Oil pulling is an ancient method mentioned in Ayurvedic texts. The Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita mentions Oil pulling as Kavala and Gandusha. Kavala involves holding a medicinal liquid in the mouth and Gandusha involves retaining as well as moving the liquid in the mouth. Oil pulling involves sipping a tablespoon of oil and retaining, swishing and moving it in the mouth for 15 to 20 minutes, to pull out the toxins and microbes.
Yoga for Migraine and Headaches
The head-splitting ache that stems from migraine is a debilitating experience. It just drains the entire energy out of our system, shattering the plans we had in store for the day. But does ibuprofen or other such NSAIDs offer a permanent cure? No, and these medications come with side effects, while some of the more potent anti-migraine drugs could cause hypertension, nausea, and insomnia.
Can Yoga improve flexibility? What is flexibility? Is it just the ability to place the palms flat on the floor or doing the standing forward bend? Or, is it the super easy way one can swing himself up to get into shoulder stand? Well, no! There is much more. Being flexible helps us live easier. There are no tense muscles, stiff joints, or that sense of misery which we have to carry with us as we move around.