YOGA ASANA / KRIYA

Must Recovery Practices After Marathon

Eons of training result in your best ‘PB’ at any Marathon. Then comes a hiatus. This interlude is essential – for recovery and restoration. It is critical that the body reverts back to normalcy so as to enhance your performance in the next run without any injuries. Not paying attention to this ‘hiatus’ phase could …

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Two Must dos before you commence with your New Year Resolution of ‘Weight Loss’

These two practices alone can help shed some extra pounds. That too as a byproduct of the process! What it would eventually do is to cleanse your colon and food pipe and detoxify those and other associated areas of accumulated toxins removing constipation, flatulence, acidity, indigestion and much more…. These are: Laghoo Shankhprakshalan – A …

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Are You Happy with Your Meditation Practice? Here’s a look at 7 practices that may suit your style…By Chinmay Yoga

We all are aware of how meditation and mindful breathing can have physical as well as mental benefits. However, not all type of meditation may be suitable for everyone. The meditation practices have been receiving mixed responses. Though on a basic level, all types of meditation are meant to consciously cultivate the mind, people may …

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Tight Hamstrings -> Misaligned spine -> Increased Running Injuries

Sitting for long hours, leaning forward to work on laptop, reading or checking cell phone – all these seemingly non-consequential activities keeps our hamstrings in a short position for hours. Adding insult to injury, the tight hamstrings leads to spinal misalignment. This gives the first foothold to the ‘Beast’ that has been able to make …

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Eight most recommended practices for Diabetes

There was a time when sugar consumption used to be only around 1 kg in a month’s time. Today, it is 1 kg or even more in a week and the process starts at a very early stage of life. Most of the outside food has hidden sugar in it, without we even realizing it …

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Diabetes – eradication & maintenance (over a 5 year) – From a Real Life Diary!!!

One of the reasons for the popularity of Yog, has been its wide therapeutic application in eliminating all kinds of psycho somatic problems. Even severe and chronic issues have improved drastically with the inclusion of ‘Yog’ in one’s lifestyle. It is, however, important to comprehend whether the maintenance of this diseases-free status and therefore the …

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Entering the realm of Ujjayi Pranayama with Ujjayi Level-III

“Ujjayi is helpful for all ailments that originate from nervousness or chronic stress” – A systematic course in the ancient tantric techniques of Yoga and Kriya by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. In our series of Ujjayi Pranayama, we are entering the realm of Ujjayi Pranayama from simply Ujjayi Breathing with Ujjayi Level-3 practice. Hatha Yoga Pradipika, …

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Ujjayi (level-2) – The single most effective practice for High BP

The one Pranayama that contradicts the popular belief that ‘the benefits of yoga can only be experienced in the long term’, is Ujjayi Breathing. According to Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Ujjayi breathing is one such practice that show an immediate result in controlling the escalating level of Blood Pressure. I have personally witnessed this during many …

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Yogic Tongue Lock

The attitude of dwelling in Supreme Consciousness The Yogi who remains with the tongue going upwards for even half a second is freed from toxins, disease, death, old age, etc…… Hath Yoga Pradipika Khechari Mudra, popularly known as ‘Tongue Lock’ is an integral part of Hatha Yoga Practice. As the name indicates, the tongue is …

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Ujjayi – The Victorious Breath is called Victorious for a reason!!

One should ponder upon the multitude benefits of Ujjayi one receives, with deliberately constricted throat passage. And, then, contemplate upon the staggering rewards, the same practice will yield, if the said throat passage is left un-constricted and wide open. Ujjayi Pranayama is expounded as one of the important pranayama by Hatha Yoga Pradipika too. According …

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