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Day 5 – Chair Yoga, Just 5 Minutes in 5 Days

Join me on my Youtube @shammiyogalaya, Monday to Friday, May 4-8, 2020 at 6 pm It does feel great to receive feedback from the practitioners that they have already started feeling much better with the last four days practice. As this program is supposedly the simplest and the easiest to be performed by all, at …

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Day 4 – Wall Yoga, Just 5 Minutes 5 Days to Eliminate your Knee Pain

Join me on my Youtube @shammiyogalaya, Monday to Friday, May 4-8, 2020 at 6 pm Wall Stretch is the theme for Day-4 in the series of Knee Pain Elimination, Just 5 minutes in 5 Days. These simple wall stretches, which may seem like a no task at all, can be performed by a wide range …

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Attention Runners!! your knee and back problems could be a direct result of weak adductors

The job of adductor is to bring your legs together during the swinging movement of either walking or running, thereby, keeping your knees, pelvis & postural form in alignment. With weak adductors, knees tend to have a side way orientation during walking or running, creating all the misalignment by forcing the other muscle groups to …

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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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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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Opening your Hamstrings and firing your Glutes with Uttanasana

The ability to be able to touch one’s toes without bending the knees is a coveted dream of many. It is a task in itself and would call for rigorous, systematic and consistent practice on the part of the practitioner. The good news – practicing it in the way explained above is bound to prepare …

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‘Toe pulled calf stretch’ to run fluidly & Injury-Free

Tight calves are one of the downsides of regular regimented running and leads to a multitude of problems, tendonitis being a major one. Getting your heels, high off the floor (you are almost on your toes) and then, consciously placing the heels back on the floor, by releasing the calf contraction brings great stretch and …

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Knee Pain…Simple Stretches, Highly Effective Results

Knee, as a joint, has a simple range of movement i.e. of bending and extending. But the moment it assumes the role of a weight bearer, the whole equation changes, wherein, movements like walking, running, jumping etc. increases the pressure on the knee.  It is mainly at this point that one loose string in form …

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