Prana Vayu Mudra – Hand Gesture for Prana Flow

Prana Vayu Mudra - Hand Gesture

Prana Vayu Mudra is a hand mudra or gesture used for improving vitality and immunity. In Ayurveda, the thumb represents the fire element, the little finger the water element and the ring finger the earth element. Prana Vayu mudra brings together these three elements, which is said to give therapeutic benefits.

Pancha Prana Vayu – The Five Energy Flows

Pancha Prana Vayu - The Five Vital Energies

Pancha Prana Vayu or the five energy flows, enables the body and its organs to function. Essentially, the Pancha Prana Vayus are responsible for the entire physiology of the human system.

Supta Udarakarshanasana – Lying Abdominal Stretch Pose

SUPTA UDARAKARSHANASANA

Supta Udarakarshanasana or the lying abdominal stretch pose improves digestion and is gives flexibility of the spine. In Sanskrit, Supta means lying down or sleeping, Udara means abdomen, Akarshan means pull or stretch and Asana is a pose.

Pratyahara – Internalizing the Mind in Yoga

PRATYAHARA - INTERNALIZING THE MIND

Pratyahara or the method of internalizing the mind is the 5th step in the 8-step Ashtanga Yoga of Maharishi Patanjali. Yoga Sutras talk of Asana or postures for steadying the body and Pranayama for stabilizing and controlling the breath, mind and senses. These practices lead to a state of withdrawal of senses also known as Pratyahara which prepares the mind for practice of meditation.

Mandukasana – The Frog Pose

MANDUKASANA

Mandukasana or the Frog Pose tones all the organs in the abdomen and is excellent for diabetes. In Sanskrit, Manduka means frog and Asana means a pose. In the final position, the posture resembles a frog. Mandukasana has many variations, but here we mention the most popular version.

21 Day Water Fast and its Benefits

21 DAY WATER FAST

21 Day (Three-Week) water fast is classified under long term fasts and should be attempted only by those who are familiar with shorter one week or a 10-day water fasts. To do a long term fast, one has to understand the science of fasting from the medical viewpoint.

Yoga Management of Hypertension

Yoga Management of Hypertension

Yoga management of Hypertension has become popular in recent times. Hypertension is mostly a life style disorder that creeps up silently, slowly eroding away the quality of life, increasing your susceptibility to fatal health conditions like heart attacks, atherosclerosis, and stroke.

Supta Padangushtasana – Reclining Hand to Big Toe Pose

SUPTA PADANGUSHTASANA

Supta Padangushtasana or the reclining Hand to Toe Pose loosens up the hip and hamstring muscles. In Sanskrit, Supta means supine, Pada means leg, Angushta means the toe and Asana means a Pose. Supta Padangushtasana is a yoga Asana in which you touch the big toe of the feet with the hands

Vakrasana – The Twisted Pose

VAKRASANA - THE TWISTED POSE

Vakrasana or the Twisted Pose makes the spine flexible and removes fat around the waist. In Sanskrit Vakra means twisted and asana is a pose. In Vakrasana, the trunk is twisted to either side and is practiced in the sitting position. It is a good twisting pose for beginners.

Yoga to Strengthen Core Muscles

YOGA TO STRENGTHEN CORE MUSCLES

How to strengthen core muscles with Yoga? Here are 7 simple yoga poses to achieve a balanced body structure. Who doesn’t love to have those flat, washboard abs with a toned core? But, is core strength all about that? Well, no! A strong core ensures that your digestive system is in place. While these yoga poses do melt the belly fat, they have better benefits, including a smooth, nurtured digestive system and strong shoulders.