SLOW PRANAYAMA : General benefits, Therapeutic Benefits and Preventive measures

Pranayama is the perfect control of the life-currents through control of breath and is the process by which we understand the secret of prana and manipulate it. Pranayama can be either fast or slow. Slow Pranayama is relevant to the yogic breathing technique where awareness is on three levels of lung expansion. Slow pranayama techniques give many mental benefits which in turn leads to meditation state. This kind of pranayama improves internal awareness like Nadi sodhana pranayama, low pitch Bhramari, Chandra anuloma-viloma, Chandra

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MARICHYASANA – FOR STOMACH AND INTESTINES

INTRODUCTION: Saint Marichya Pose (Spinal twist in the sitting). It is an endurance practice called Asana. Yoga texts like Yoga Mala by Pattabhi Joice also called as Ashtanga VinyasaYoga developed this pose for intense natural detoxification of the body, breath, mind and allows the natural tranquility. It was described in 4 variations to unfold the Mooladhara,  Swadhishtana and Manipura chakras. These the initial energy centers to be activated for the effortless flow of “Kundalini Energy”. We will discuss the first

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 FOUNDATION for LIFE – Self-checkup of Endometrium

The endometrium is the inner lining of the Uterus. It will be thick every 26-30 days and gets detached from the Uterus as the healthy sign called Menstruation. Negative emotions, lack of sleep, irregular diet habits, lack of physical work etc., usually influence the estrogen and progesterone hormones and ends with irregular menstruation. These emotional situations can be varied from personal dis-satisfaction to the range of thinking self as the base for every negative situation around. This leads to the

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Jnana Mudra – The Gesture of Consciousness & Knowledge

The most common yogic mudra used in meditation is Jnana Mudra or Gyan Mudra. Jnana is the Sanskrit word which means knowledge. Touch the tip of Index to the root of  Thumb and turn the palm towards the root chakra. Leave the wrist freely on the knees for the easy adaptation of this mudra. Progress by allowing the tip of the index finger to touch the tip of Thumb than  seeking a mechanical pressure from the root of thumb. Maintain

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ARDHA BADDHA PADMA PASCHIMOTTANASANA- Adjustment & Benefits

ARDHA BADDHA PADMA PASCHIMOTTANASANA Name: Ardha= half, Baddha= lock, Padma= Lotus, Paschima= West (lower back), Uttana= Upward, Asana= Pose. Meaning:  Half locked lotus back stretch pose. Drishti: Pada Angushta Drishti Procedure: Sit at the 1/3rd of the mat with stretched knees. Now follow the instructions; Inhale grab the big toe of right foot. Exhale, place the right foot on inner surface of left thigh. Inhale, bring the right arm behind the back and grasp the right big toe. Exhale, catch

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HOLI : THE FESTIVAL OF COLOUR, JOY & HAPPINESS

Rishikesh Yoga Retreats Wishing you and your family a very bright, colorful and joyful holi With love and best wishes Holi, a traditional Hindu festival which celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil, begins today.  Hiranya Kashipu as the symbol of Rajasic personality as demonic characteristics like Proud, Ego was the king. This proud king wanted his name should be pray by all. The common man does not have freedom to pray, suppressing their emotions

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YOGA PRACTICE – Grip to No-Grip

  Probes are any external assisting devices for the beginners. Bringing the evolutionary change with such techniques by saints like BKS. Iyengar is truly safe. But the safety by modern, marketing practitioners are developing many physical ailments like scoliosis, shoulder droop, lordosis, hyperextension of knee hyperextension of elbow, having poor posture outside of the classroom and in daily activities, etc., it is the traditional texts knowledge alone can be the optimal level of stop for any physical progression. Here is

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