Wednesday, April 30, 2014



Hi Folks

I really got held up with my work so dint get time to update my blog for long. I heard many of my friends got this thyroid problem in them in mid of 30s and later age. So just thought of helping those to certain extent with yoga practices which i am aware of. Here you go with the functions of thyroid gland and how yoga helps in curing it. Please refer my other posts to know much better on the poses which are mentioned here.

The body's metabolism is regulated by the endocrine system, particularly the thyroid gland. Yoga for hypothyroidism is considered to be effective as it has a positive effect on the organs of the endocrine system, especially by stimulating the parathyroid and thyroid glands. The twisting, stretching, and compressing caused by the yoga poses for hypothyroidism help in providing the endocrine organs with a massage and also improve their functioning.

Yoga poses for hypothyroidism

Yoga is one of the few natural remedies that have shown promise as treatment for hypothyroidism. Different yoga poses have been studied and have been proven to work, although more studies are needed before yoga can be undertaken as a course of treatment for hypothyroidism. The most recommended pose for hypothyroidism is the Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose). Ancient texts vouch for the efficacy of this pose, and recent studies have also confirmed that this pose really does help in improving hypothyroidism.

The steps involved in the shoulder stand are given below:

- Lie flat on your back.
- Lift your legs as high as possible while your waist is still in contact with the ground.
- Now lift up your waist so that your toes go behind your head.
- Bring your waist up perpendicular to the ground, so that your neck forms a right angle. Your chin should go into the hollow of your throat and your back should be perfectly straight, with your shoulders bearing the weight of your body.
- Hold your waist in position by holding it with both hands and bracing your elbows on the ground.
- Now, straighten your legs till they are straight up so that your entire body’s weight is on your shoulders.
- Hold this post for as long as possible.

How does yoga help with hypothyroidism?

Unlike medication, yoga does not directly influence the thyroid gland to start functioning better in any way. Most of the benefits that you see will be small and very gradual, and you need to practice these poses over months to see improvement. It has, however, been proved that they do help and that doing these poses does have long-term benefits.

This is because these poses promote blood flow to certain regions of the body. This increased blood flow replenishes the organs in these regions, helping them function better. Over time, many organs gain full functionality if they have not suffered irreparable damage. Also, yoga promotes the flow of healing energy in the body. This is the reason why the practice of yogic breathing called pranayama is considered important, and in many cases, pranayama should be adhered to strictly while performing or holding certain postures to gain full benefits. Although not as explicitly detailed as in Chinese medicine, ancient Indian medicine also considers that many illnesses in the body are caused by interruption or blockage of the flow of energy, and pranayama is considered essential in restoring this function. Almost all pranayama procedures are considered good for the thyroid gland, starting from the Single Nostril Breathing to the Lion Pose.

Pranayama for thyroid treatment

Pranayama can be described as the yogic art or the science of breath control. This practice manipulates your breath in several different ways. There are various types of breathing exercises included in Pranayama; these are –

Nadi Suddhi or Anulom Vilom (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
Kapalbhati (The Breath of Fire)
Brahmari (The Bumblebee Breath)
Ujjayi (The Victorious Breath)

Ujjayi or the Victorious Breath is widely recommended for treating thyroid problems, as this breathing technique clears out the toxins from the body. This practice also enables you to take in enough oxygen to build vital energy.

To practice Ujjayi Pranayama for thyroid problems, you need to breathe from your mouth, rather than your nose. Given below are the steps you need to follow for this
breathing technique –

- Sit in a comfortable yoga meditative pose, like the Sukhasana (The Easy Pose) or the Padmasana (The Lotus Pose)
- Draw in a long, deep breath, using both your nostrils.
- Exhale thoroughly through your mouth, producing a “HHAAA” sound from your throat

Repeat the exercise 5 to 10 times, in one go. Start off by practicing it 3 times a day and gradually build it up to 10. Ujjayi Pranayama should be practiced no more than 11 times a day.

Thursday, October 17, 2013



Everyday activities such as using the computer, driving, or even curling up with a good book can create tension in the neck and shoulders. It’s no wonder that so many of us have persistent discomfort and pain in these areas. Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain presents simple, yoga-based practices that you can do at work and at home to release muscle tension for immediate relief.

To do away with the ‘pain in the neck’, you have Seven Simple Steps (asanas or yoga postures) that are easy-to-do and won’t eat into your daily busy schedule. The best part of yoga is that it has been into existence for more than five thousand years and it’s still going strong.

Balasana or child’s pose: Kneel on the floor/Place your shin on the floor with toes touching each other. Sit on your heels. With hands by your side, exhale and lay your torso down between your thighs/bend from the waist laying your torso between your thighs. Slowly allow your head to touch the ground. Do as much as possible and don’t strain yourself. Your hands should be resting by the sides of your torso with palms facing upward.Stay in this pose for as far as possible and slowly while inhaling lift yourself back to the same position.Place your hands on your thighs with palms facing the ceiling as in a state of surrender to God. This pose not only relieves you from neck and back pain but also calms your brain. It stretches the hips, thighs and ankles and makes you feel fresh like a child!

Natraja Asana or Reclining Twist: Lie on the floor with your back straight. Slowly lift your right leg and bring it over your left leg. While the left leg remains straight, make sure that the right leg makes a right angle on the floor. Stretch your hands either ways and face rightwards. Take few deep breaths, while being in this pose for thirty seconds. Repeat the same with your left leg. While making your muscles more flexible, it takes you to that state of contentment and bliss. Interestingly, this is the dancing pose of Shiva. Feel that Shiva tattva everywhere!

Bitilasana or Cow Pose: Start with your shin placed on the floor and the rest of the body postured in a table-top position (that is with your thighs, torso and hands). Make sure to have your knees directly below your hips and your wrists, elbows and shoulders must be in line, perpendicular to the floor and so should be your thighs. Your torso must be parallel to the floor.Being in this posture, inhale and pull your tummy inwards towards the floor and lift your head upwards. Remain in this posture for a while and follow with the Cat posture (given below).

Marjaryasana or Cat Pose: Sequentially, exhale and round your spine towards the ceiling and bring your head inwards. Gently bring your chin towards your chest. Continue these two poses (cow and cat pose) in sequence while you inhale and exhale. Doing this would provide a gentle massage to your spine and belly organs absolutely free of cost, while also relieving you of neck pain! Just for fun, you may imitate the voice of a cow and a cat while doing the Cow and Cat Pose: the feel-good factor!

ViparitaKarani asana or Legs-up-the-wall: This one’s simple. Just lay on your back with your legs straight against the wall. Feet must face the ceiling and your legs should be touching the wall. Rest with your arms out to the sides and palms facing upward. Take deep long breaths and breathe out at least fifteen times before you switch to the next pose. This yoga pose gently stretches the back of the neck, relieves mild backache and eases fatigue, helps in avoiding cramps and feet.

UtthitaTrikonasana or Extended Triangle Pose: Initially you stand straight. Now separate your legs as much as you can. With your back straight, extend your hands sideward. Inhale and slowly bend towards the right side, with your right hand touching your ankle and your left hand directed upwards. Look at your left hand while you are positioned in this posture. Remain in this posture as long as you can. Remember, not to stretch yourself beyond your limits. The purpose of Yoga is to relieve you from pain, not to give additional pain. Let us see what follows next!

Savasana or Corpse Pose: Whoa! This one is the simplest of all. This to-do step requires that you do just nothing! It requires the body to be placed in a neutral position. Lie on the floor, straight. Keep your neck and back straight and feet slightly separated. Hands must be by the sides, facing upwards. This is supposed to be the last in the sequence of asanas or yoga postures. Body must be in this position for at least five minutes for deep relaxation to muscles and self.

Also i would like to display a video of baba ramdev for neck and shoulder pain. You can do those steps also to get relief from all pains.

I hope that you bid your neck pain a goodbye by following these simple yoga poses and live a relaxed, stress free life. Till then happy posing in these yoga poses :).

Please get back to me if you have any questions :)

Sunday, September 29, 2013



Hello friends

One of the users have requested for yoga which will help in hearing loss. I have referred few books and sites for this article. Hope this will help.

A low hearing problem could be due to clogged ears or an infection. Yoga can be practiced to cure clogged ears and earaches. Certain yoga postures can even be used to treat acute ear pain. A diagnosis of the main cause of the ear pain should be performed before using any type of medication. If there is an ear infection, then you must first bring about a healing to the infection before using any alternative treatment. An effective yoga exercise for the ears is yoga nidra in which you need to sit cross legged and perform breathing exercises. Another good yoga pose is Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose).

You can refer the pose here. 7th step in surya namaskar

The vision and hearing of an individual is largely dependent on the eyes and ears that receive an excellent supply of blood to the nerves in these two organs. The blood vessels and the nerves that supply blood to the eyes and ears go across or through the neck. Due to stressful lifestyles and hectic schedule sometimes the neck becomes inflexible, and due to this condition the blood supply from the nerves to the eyes and ears become restricted. When the supply of blood is low to the organs, impairment is caused in the functioning of these organs thus affecting their capacity. The positions and poses in yoga help to exercise the neck and enhanced the present condition. Through regular exercise of yogasanas, better eyesight and improved hearing can take place. It is possible that the deficiency in zinc may be causing the problem of decreased hearing. Ensure that you get the right amount of zinc in your diet through nutritional supplements or food such as seafood and lean meat. Supplements containing magnesium and zinc are known to restore stability to the ear, and helping to resolve the problem of hearing.

Deep breathing techniques or Pranayama is highly recommended to boost the supply of blood to the various parts in the body. A daily schedule of deep breathing sessions for at least 20 minutes will reveal positive results to all the parts of the body, especially an improvement in the hearing. One particular exercise in yoga known as yawning can help to fight the loss of hearing.

Please refer below link for pranayam.

I also read in article like the below yoga exercise had helped few people in sorting out this hearing loss issue. If you feel interesting you can try this out. Its no way going to harm us. All the best :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


As per many users request, here is the video on rubbing nails for good blood circulation on your head which helps in growing your hair and prevent hair loss.

For users who is confused on how to rub your nails please go through this and start rubbing your nails. You can get more info about this exercise when he speaks in this video.

Check it out.

Friday, April 12, 2013


Hello Friends,

Hope you are all doing fine. I know most of them are following the hair exercise which i have posted in my article. For people who are not aware of it here you go

Recently i read in an article regarding this. Just thought of sharing with you people. Below is the article where they have mentioned about this hair exercise.

Rub Your Fingernails to Say Goodbye to Hair Problems

Balayam, is an alternative reflexology therapy for hair growth which involves rubbing identical fingernails together with some amount of force. Though there are a number of people who believe that this technique really works, it has its own share of critics, too. So, before coming to a conclusion, let’s take a look at some facts about Balayam and also try to debunk some myths as well.


How it works?

Rubbing finger nails for a minimum of 10-20 minutes daily, can make your hair grow again. You should rub all your fingernails except for your thumb, because rubbing thumbnails may cause growth of facial hair. The number of fingernails you rub does not really matter.

What Balayam claims?

Balayam claims that your bald spots will reduce and you can get your normal hairline back. It also claims to prevent hair greying and hair loss.

The science behind Balayam

Believers say that there are certain nerve-endings below your fingernails which are stimulated when you rub them together. It is claimed that when you rub your fingernails, you stimulate your brain to send a signal to adult stem cells to revive the dead or unproductive hair follicles. Rubbing fingernails also increases blood circulation to your scalp, which strengthens your hair follicles and in turn prevents hair fall or greying.
However, no scientific research has been conducted to substantiate these positive claims of Balayam.

Who should avoid Balayam?

People with high blood pressure should not perform Balayam as it may worsen their condition.
It is also believed that sometimes Balayam may lead to drowsiness, so it is not advisable to perform it during work hours or before driving a vehicle.
Pregnant women too are advised not to perform it, as it may cause uterine contractions or high blood pressure.

When will the results be visible?

If you are looking to combat hair loss then it will take about 3-6 months, whereas for hair growth you will need to wait for about 6-9 months, depending upon how frequently you rub your fingernails.

What research says?

A research made by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology claims that hair turns grey because of a chemical reaction within our body which causes the hair to bleach on its own. This process starts when an enzyme called catalase starts decreasing in our body. Lack of catalase means that hydrogen peroxide cannot be broken down and it starts accumulating in your hair, which in turn lead to grey hair.
Every person faces hair fall due to different reasons. Some of the factors which can cause hair loss include hereditary problems, hormonal imbalance especially in the case of women, prolonged illness, anaemia, stress, and lifestyle and dietary habits. Balayam cannot address all these problems together and hence its critics opine that it is ineffective.

Our verdict

While there are glowing reports about Balayam’s effectiveness, there are a significant number of people who don’t believe in it at all. One positive thing about Balayam is that it does not have any side effects. So, give it a shot without worrying about any side effects and see if it works for you or not.

Hope you enjoyed reading the above article and keep encouraging me to post more updates and thanks for everyone who visit my blog.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013



Being in pain can make you want to curl up into an immobile ball, not get up and actually move. Moving around with yoga, however, can be just what you need to lessen the pain. Yoga works on several levels, and for several reasons, to soothe physical pain, Yoga Journal says.

Pain Types

Yoga lessens pain that stems from a number of different causes, according to Yoga Journal. One of the most common is back pain. Other painful conditions ameliorated by yoga include arthritis, the body-encompassing pain of fibromyalgia and aching knees and joints. Pain causes stress which, in turn, worsens the pain by reducing your pain tolerance.


Yoga works best to reduce pain when you pay attention to three different aspects of your practice, Yoga Journal notes. One aspect is asana, or the yoga poses. The second is a combination of meditation and pranayama, or breath control. The third is sound. Yoga also forces you to pay attention to, and improve, your posture, another remedy for pain.


Yoga poses, also called asanas, enhance agility and flexibility while they reduce the stress that often accompanies and worsens the pain. They can also unclamp muscle tightness commonly found in back pain, headaches or even carpal tunnel syndrome. Regular yoga practice can make you sleep better, which, in turn, reduces pain even further. Adequate sleep also helps conditions like chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

Meditation and Pranayama

Add meditation and breath control, or pranayama, to your yoga practice and you're adding two more tools for pain relief, Yoga Journal says. In fact, the publication touts meditation as yoga's topmost tool for getting chronic pain under control. Those with busy minds and a tough time meditating can prepare by breathing through alternate nostrils, a technique known as Nadi Shodhana. Relax even further throughout your practice by slowing your breath, extending your inhalations and exhalations, and pausing briefly after exhaling.


Sound can enhance your yoga practice as it works to reduce physical pain, Yoga Journal says. Chanting can lead to deep healing, due to both its emotional, devotional nature and the physical benefits of the sound vibration. Incorporating sounds into your breathing can bring awareness to areas of your body that you are ignoring or avoiding because of the pain. Bringing awareness to these areas lets your breath, and life flow, enliven and help heal them.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Yoga Punch

                          Yoga with a punch

Hi Folks,

After Long time im back with few interesting information on yoga regarding 2012 yoga new breeds from an article. Here is it for you enjoy :)

Forget Bikram and Ashtanga, 2012's new breed of yogas is a lot more fun - and fierce. We put fashion blogger Bip Ling and four other writers through their postures ...


Getting up early and braving the pouring rain that was crashing on my window was never something that I was going to find easy - especially not with my new St Tropez spray tan. However, when I heard that there was a new martial-arts-cum-yoga class around the corner from my house, I knew I had to check it out.

Coming in from the rain, I was met by the chic, calming environment that is the Kick Studio in Hoxton. Owner Sophie greeted me with a friendly smile. This morning "Kickasana" was on the agenda. Devised by Sophie and her team for men and women of all fitness levels, this class combines Thai boxing movements with acroyoga and deep stretching - followed by calming meditation.

We kicked things off with a spot of breathing and visualisation, before limbering up into our yoga poses. But the tough stuff was still yet to begin. Rounds of Thai boxing combinations and flying high kicks certainly took my heart rate up to another level - and far beyond the one you'd usually expect for a little relaxing yoga. Luckily, at the end of the session we wound down with more breathing exercises and meditation.

The class itself was friendly and enjoyable and I left feeling positive, energised and ready for anything. It certainly kickstarted my day.

Cost and contact: £10 drop-in (discount packages available) B:02 Micawber Wharf, 17 Micawber Street, N1. 020 7253 8591,
Bip Ling


There are things most of us imagine we will never do. For me, hanging upside down in a pike position with my shoulders balanced on the feet of a stranger was one of them.

I've seen this sort of thing done by Cirque du Soleil and been amazed. But actually, it's not as hard as it looks.

AcroYoga, as this gravity-mocking exercise is known, is a combination of acrobatics and yoga practised with a partner or in groups.

Indaba in Marylebone is the only yoga studio to offer a weekly AcroYoga class, and while experience of yoga helps, novices are welcome.

We warm up with sun salutations, before practising headstands to prepare for being upside down for most of the next hour.

Our teachers, Anna and Bryony, demonstrate how to form each posture move by move, for both the "base" (on the floor) and the "flyer" (balancing on top), and how spotters can rescue anyone who starts to topple over.

We may be climbing on top of one another but at no point is it scary -although there are a few screams of laughter.

Cost and contact: £15 drop-in, Sundays 2-3.30pm at Indaba, 18 Hayes Place, NW1, 020 7724 9994, Jasmine Gardner

Glow Yoga

Like most SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) sufferers, my motivation to exercise dwindles as the dark days continue. Yoga has long been touted as a way to boost your mood as well as your body but Glow yoga has the added benefit of taking place in a studio lit with anti-SAD lights - and heated by infra-red panels.

As you enter the Covent Garden studio of Glow Vibes Fitness, it feels comfortingly cosy. Unlike radiators - that only heat the air around us - infra-red panels permeate heat, warming the body from the inside out. Some studies suggest this helps everything from improving circulation and minimising exercise injuries to relieving joint pain and boosting your white blood cell count - even helping to prevent winter viruses.

The class combines Hatha yoga poses and core-strengthening exercises to flatten abs, improve flexibility and achieve long, lean muscle tone.

Being the cynic that I am, I was surprised to emerge feeling not only warmer but just a little bit happier too. And there's good news for guys who are too shy (or macho) to try yoga for the first time: the studio is launching a men-only beginners' workshop next month.

Cost and contact: Free first trial class, then £16 for a drop-in or 10 sessions for £120 at Good Vibes, 14-16 Betterton Street, WC2; 020 7240 6111, Bella Blissett


"Get out of my face homeboy" demanded the hip-hop track pumping out of the Gymbox weight-room's large speakers as I walked towards the yoga area. Gymbox claims that its gyms are "anything goes, diva dancing, combat training melting pots of fitness insanity", so delivering yoga - an ancient Indian path to spiritual tranquillity - without seriously damaging its street cred among the hardcore gym-going community was always going to be a challenge.

"Broga" is Gymbox's solution, presumably a reference to the appeal it will hold for "brothers" rather than to the Malaysian town 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Broga, left, is hard, fast-paced and free from the effeminate associations normal yoga has acquired. Before the class I couldn't imagine yoga being physically strenuous but then I realised the trick. Don't let the gap year soundtrack distract you: along with the customary praying and leg-twisting, Broga essentially involves a lot of skilfully modified press-ups, squat-thrusts and planks. It's fun but if you weren't good at those things at school, you won't find this any easier. And in my whole class of 15 people, there were only a handful of brothers in sight.

Cost and contact: £10 drop-in. Tuesdays 7.30pm, Holborn Gymbox, 100 High Holborn, WC1, 020 7400 1919, and Thursdays 8.45pm, Westfield White City Gymbox, The Village, W12, 020 8735 5090, Joshi Herrmann


I have always considered myself way too into "real" sports for yoga, so when was asked to try out YogaDance, I was a bit sceptical. "YogaDance is a unique way of combining free flowing movement with yoga," explained my teacher Katie, from new yoga studio Yotopia. "There is a new understanding of how the body best moves and is trained - using spiral movements, pulsing and repetition, instead of linear and static movements."

Right, I thought. "But don't worry there is no right or wrong in this class," she added - thank God.

The class started with floor stretches and standing yoga exercises which gradually built up into free dance. For the first 15 minutes, I tried to reproduce the teacher's exact movements. But as the class progressed I felt more at ease - and my moves started to flow naturally. Which considering I'm French and very self-conscious seemed something of a miracle.

For beginners who want a first-time approach to yoga, or even experts who want to try a more creative and more spontaneous method of practising it, YogaDance is a fun and relaxingoption. Despite my own reservations I have to admit, I loved it.
£15 drop-in, starts Friday, 7-8.30pm with Richard, and then on the last Friday of each month. St Martin's Courtyard, 13 Mercer Street, WC2, 0333 405 8888, Marie Winckler

Hope you people enjoyed reading this article :) WIll be back again with some other amazing and interesting information on yoga... Till then bye friends. take care....

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