Yoga as a Lifestyle

Yoga as a Lifestyle

Yoga as a lifestyle or the ‘yogic way’ has a huge following. It is amazing that a tradition which is more than 5000 years old has today become a popular way of life. The power of yoga lies in its simplicity, flexibility and diversity.

Yoga Asanas are not mere Exercises

Asanas are not mere exercises. Asana vs Exercise

Yoga and exercise are not the same. Today, most fitness programs teach exercises, Yoga asanas, pranayama, Tai Chi, aerobics, martial arts, etc or a combination of these. Though all of these are aimed at maintaining and improving health, few understand the difference between Yoga asanas and other forms of fitness methods.

One Week Juice Cleanse and its Benefits

One Week Juice Cleanse

A one week juice cleanse can be done by those who are familiar with shorter duration juice cleanses. During a juice cleanse, there is a constant supply of calories and nutrients contained in juices, partially meeting our daily needs. A One-week juice fast can be a good cleansing program giving physical, mental and spiritual benefits.

Yoga for Healthy Living

Yoga

In sanskrit the word for health is “Swasthya” which has a profound meaning. It is made of two root sanskrit words – “Swa” or the Self and “Stha” meaning centered. So swasthya can be roughly translated as “Centered in one’s own Self”. In the Indian System, the Self is described as Sat-Chit-Ananda or Being-Consciousness-Bliss. This is the true nature of every being. Any deviation from this state of well-being can be considered as a disease.

Pranayama for Weight Loss

Pranayama for Weight Loss

Pranayama is an effective method for weight loss. Due to our busy lifestyle we tend to have less time for attending fitness programs, going to a gym or going for a morning walk. Practice of pranayama is simple and can be done at home. It can be easily integrated with our daily routine.

One Day Juice Fast and its Benefits

One Day Juice Fast

A One day Juice fast can detoxify our body and improve general health and vigor. A Juice fast gives ample calories, yet reduces the load on our digestive system. By giving partial rest to the digestive system, our organs get an opportunity to repair and cleanse itself.

Hip Opening Yoga Sequence

Hip Opening Yoga Poses

Hip Opening yoga poses are naturally loved by people with flexible hips. However, if you are among those with tight hips, then you are bound to hate those postures practice in a yoga class. But, you can now allow your worries to take a backseat and breathe comfortably. Just move through this 7-pose, hip-opening sequence and feel the difference it brings to your body.

Yoga Poses – Asana List with Images

Yoga Poses - Asana List

Yoga Poses or Asanas are postures aimed at developing a healthy body and mind. The Patanjali Yoga Sutras define Asana as – ‘Sthiram Sukham Asanam’, which means Asana is a pose that is steady and comfortable.  Asana is the third step in Maharishi Patanjali’s Ashtanga yogaAsanas or yogic poses are aimed towards attaining strength, flexibility, balance and steadiness. Apart from the spiritual benefits, each Yoga pose also has its specific health benefits.

Yoga for Acidity and Heartburns

Yoga for Acidity and Heartburns

Yogic management of acidity and heartburns includes use of Asana, pranayama and diet adjustments. Acidity has today become more of a life style problem because of our busy work schedule, mental stress and anxiety which goes with it. Acidity may be accompanied by related problems like heartburn and gas formation.

Yoga for Lower Back Pain

Yoga for Lower back Pain

Lower back Pain is one of the most common complaints in the modern working class. Yoga management of lower back pain can be both preventive and curative. Most of us suffer from lower back pain at some point of life. Yoga management of lower back pain can be understood by first looking at the causes of back pain.