Hatha Yoga

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Hatha yoga is an art and science of transforming the body to bring about fundamental changes in our lives. This branch of yoga aims at creating a harmony between the active and passive forces of an individual through various methods of asanas, pranayam and purification. The principle of hatha yoga extends along the lines of…

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Surya Namaskar

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Surya= Sun Namaskar=  greeting or salutations One of the most popular practices of hatha yoga, surya namaskar has been adopted throughout the yoga circuits unanimously as a method to activate the sympathetic channels, increase blood flow, toning the nerves, activating the motor circuits in skeletal as well smooth muscles and to maintain the cardiac health….

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Meditation: Why & How !

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Before going into any discussions on meditation, we should try to understand the basic terminology which will be helpful in grasping the fundamentals. We often come across the word Consciousness, in varying contexts. Being conscious can be an attribute of being alive or life. Consciousness as a word can also be used in terms of…

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International Yoga Festival 2016: Rishikesh, India

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Join Us For the International yoga festival at Rishikesh India! International Yoga festival is held every year in scenically located Rishikesh where the Holy Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas. This annual festival is jointly organized by the Uttrakhand Tourism Development Board, GMVN and Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh India. During the 1 week long…

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Healthy routine to keep your day full of energy and prosperous!!

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Wondering about what a holistic daily routine should be like? Well we may not have the answers but for certain there is a to-do list mentioned below which can be easily adopted to get more out of your day!! Just remember, this routine is deeply connected with the subtle psychic characteristics influencing the outer somatic…

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Ubhaya padangusthasana

Ubhay Padangushthasana (Ek Pad) Upward hands to feet pose (one leg) How to do Ubhay Padangushthasana ek pad Sitting in a comfortable position, bring the left leg out in front bend from the knee. With both hands, grab the left foot firmly and support the hands down on the ground with the left foot in…

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Halasana: The Plough pose, Steps and Benefits

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Hala= Plough ; Asana= Posture In an agrarian indian society, plough is considered to be a very sacred instrument as it helps in preparing the land for new farming. Plough is pointed at the bottom end attached to a long shaft. The vertical section which is pointed at the bottom has to be grounded in…

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Dhanurasana: Procedure and Benefits

Dhanur=Bow; Asana= posture Practicing Urdhva Dhanurasana (Backward Bends) is a deep backbend that need  dedication and some real effort to practice. If you  do regular practice you will feel more alive and strong. Dhanurasana comes from dhanu which means a bow. As the bow is fully arched when shooting the arrow, same is the condition…

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Naukasana, Boat Yoga Pose Benefits and Steps

Nauka means boat. Hence naukasana is boat pose as the body takes the shape of the boat. Since the central portion of the boat, its core, is important to keep it balanced on the waves, similarily the core of the body is holding it in position in naukasana. Note: People having recent surgeries, pregnant women…

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Vipareeta karani mudra benefits

Vipareet = Reversed; Karani = performing; Mudra= gesture or position Vipareeta karani mudra is a classical hatha yoga mudra which is considered to be a preparatory version for beginning the practise of inverted asanas. The name implies the position of the body in relationship to the gravity as it is changed profoundly in this as…

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