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....

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sun Salutation helps in Weight Loss


Hi Friends

Many people are confused how come surya namaskar helps in weight loss and one visitor has requested for detailed explanation on each posture's benefits. As per request here i go with the detailed explanation on how  surya namaskar helps in weight loss.

The word Surya means Sun and the word Namaskar means salutation or worship. Surya Namaskar consists of a beautiful set of asana that massages, detoxifies, and stimulates every organ of the human body and brings suppleness to the spine. Surya namaskar offers all the practices of yoga’s seven steps, starting with yamas and niyamas, asana, pranayama, dharana and dhyana in twelve steps. Surya Namaskar uses the physicality of asana practice to embed this message and mental attribute into the practitioner.

Suryanamaskar can do to your body what months of dieting cannot. And it can do to your mind what no spiritual discourse can.

Surya Namaskar and Weight Loss

Surya Namaskar is a combo of 12 different asana performed in a series. These 12 positions were accompanied by mantras specific to each that was chanted during the worship. Surya Namaskar offers stretch in every muscle at each position and gives a complete workout to the entire body. If, regularly practiced it can alone result in weight loss and in the muscle toning.

How Surya Namaskar Results in Weight Loss

Fat Reduction – The regular practice of Surya Namaskar helps to burn away extra calories and reduces the body fat without much effort.

Eases digestion and combats belly fat – The combination of backward and forward movements ensures that your digestive system is on track and helps in curing the constipation and other related digestion ailments as it stretches the abdominal muscles. The regular practice of Surya Namaskar results in losing excessive belly fat and thus gives you a flat stomach.

Regulates endocrine system
– Surya Namaskar improves the entire endocrine system and regulates the functioning of endocrine glands resulting in good metabolism and nutrition absorption while eliminating toxins and wastes. Ultimately the body weight remains ideal.

Mitigates the Sleeping disorder
- Surya Namaskar is an ideal exercise to cope with insomnia and the related disorders. Hence gaining excessive fat due to sleeping disorders is thus removed by Surya Namaskar as it calms the mind and helps to get sound sleep.

Promotes blood circulation - Surya Namaskar practice effective blood circulation. That keeps the body very energetic and thus helps avoiding weight gain.

Provides oxygen
- It makes you to feel stress free and rejuvenates your mind, as it promotes the circulation of fresh oxygen to your brain.

Enhancing strength and flexibility - Regular practice of Surya Namaskar boosts endurance power and thus gives vitality and strength. It also reduces the feeling of restlessness and anxiety. It helps in making the joints and ligaments stronger to carry the body weight without much effort. Daily practice of Surya Namaskar makes body flexible and results in weight loss.

Helps look young - Sun salutation exercise helps to add glow on your face making your facial skin radiant and age-defying through rejuvenation of the cells in the body. It is the natural solution to prevent onset of the wrinkles on your body.

From improving your posture, strengthening muscles to whittling extra inches around the waist, the benefits of Suryanamaskar are many, provided you adapt it the right way. A set of 12 fixed, cyclic postures define Suryanamaskar which when performed repeatedly at an easy pace can bring a sense of well being, almost immediately. However, those with a heart condition, arthritis or slip-disk, need their doctor's consent before starting the routine. Suryanamaskar's surging popularity notwithstanding, jumpstarting a schedule is most definitely not the best thing to do for a fitness novice. If you have been gravely out of form in a way that you haven't stretched your muscles in ages, first give your body some time to open up, which you can do with some flexibility and stamina-building exercises before embarking on the more arduous 'Suryanamaskar'.

And once your body has registered a certain fitness level, you can begin with a set of three Suryanamaskars in the first instance and increase it to five then ten and more depending on your stamina. Anymore than clocking up numbers, it is important to get each posture right, for the very essence of this yogic ritual lies in perfecting every move. To say the least, it can be an uphill task for beginners. But our expert-backed warm-up exercises are sure to make Suryanamaskar less strenuous and ever so graceful.

1. Neck: Breathe in while you turn your neck to the right and breathe out as you come back to the starting position. Again, breathe in while turning your neck to the left and breathe out in the centre. Repeat this movement thrice. Rotate your neck first clockwise and then anti-clockwise.

2. Arm and shoulder: Stretch your arms out in front of your chest and move your palms up and down, then sideways. Further on, rotate your fist clockwise and anti-clockwise. To relax your arms, place your palm on your shoulder and move your shoulders first clockwise then anti-clockwise.

3. Knee: Bend forwards with your palms resting on your knees, join your knees and move forwards and backwards. End the routine by rotating your knees clockwise and anti-clockwise.

4. Stomach and back: Interlock your fingers over your chest and slowly raise your hands upwards while you breathe in and stand on your toes. Return to Position 1 as you breathe out. Repeat this cycle three times.

5. Legs and waist: Stretch your legs wide in standing position, touch you left toe with the right hand, then the right toe with the left. Keep your knees straight while you do so. Repeat a few times.

By now your body is suitably warmed up to begin the Suryanamaskar routine. Here is a step-by-step account of the 12 postures. Don't try this routine on a mat, you are better off on the bare floor or on the grass.

Posture 1# Stand erect, ideally facing the morning sun. Fold your hands in prayer close to your chest and chant 'Om Suryadevaya Namah' thrice.

Posture 2# With your hands together raise your arms up in the air while you breathe in. Bend over backwards forming an arch from the hands to your feet. The flexibility of the spine is ensured in this posture.

Posture 3# Bring your hands down while you breathe out to touch the floor on either side of your feet. In this posture, it is imperative to keep your knees straight as you bend forward from the waist, and your head as close as possible to the knee. This posture helps melt the excess fat around the stomach by aiding digestion.

Posture 4# While breathing in, put your hands flush with the floor and lower your hips and stretch your left leg back, allowing it to balance on your toes, and your right leg bent in a crouching stance. With your hands firmly on the ground and your arms straight as a die, raise your head upwards to face the sky. This one is for the flexibility of spine and leg muscles, and boosts immunity from diseases.

Posture 5# As you breathe out, let your hands stay firmly on the ground and push your right leg back parallel to the left. Make sure your feet firmly touch the ground and your hip raised high. With your arms and knees straight lower your head to face your navel.

Posture 6# Hold your breath as you bring your hips down while keeping your hands and feet in the same position, and stretch your whole body near the floor. With your face downward, bring your chest and knees to lightly brush the floor, and hold your hips slightly high. At this juncture, 8 points of your body are touching the floor - your palms, forehead, chest, knees and toes.

Posture 7# This posture is a mere extension of Posture 6, in that you breathe in and straighten your arms and lift your chest upward in an arching stance, and your head thrown back facing the sky. Your arms, at this point, carry the weight of your body, with you knees and toes resting on the floor.

Posture 8# Bring your body back to Posture 5 by raising your hips and lowering your chest and head. Keep your arms and knees straight while you do so, and place your feet flush with the floor. Then lower you head to face your navel.

Posture 9# As you breathe in, return to a similar position as Posture 4, only this time you will be crouching on the left knee and stretching back your right leg. Place your hands firmly on the ground, and with the weight of your body on your arms move your chest forward and arch your head up to face the sky.

Posture 10# From here, flow back to Posture 3 while keeping your hands flush with the floor and bringing your right foot side by side with your left one. As you straighten your knee, raise your back to arch in a standing position with your head as close as possible to the knee and your hands on either side of your feet.

Posture 11# Take a deep breathe and raise your arms up in the air as you straighten your back and gradually bend over backwards, akin to Posture 2. Your knees stay straight all the while.

Posture 12# Bring yourself to Posture 1 from here with your hands folded before your chest in prayer, and your spine erect, your knees straight and your eyes shut in meditation.

With Posture 12 you complete one full circle of Suryanamaskar. From here you can flow back to Posture 2 to continue the routine. However, always follow up your Suryanamaskar regime with Savasana, better known as Corpse Pose. In this posture, you lay down on the floor with your legs and arms apart, your palms facing the sky, and eyes deep shut. Breathe in and out heavily and try to focus your thoughts on something happy. Stay on this way for a few minutes and you will feel a sense of calm run down your body like a drug.

Weight loss is just one consequence; you can so much as put your life together with this ancient yogic tradition.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hair Exercise


Hi Friends,

Most of them are confused and excited to know more on how rubbing nails helps in hair growth. As per one of our reader's request i thought i will give more details and explanation on this exercise. Here we go.....

Nerves below the nail bed are connected to the scalp and regular nail rubbing stimulates blood flow and oxygen to the scalp. Frequent rubbing continuously stimulate the scalp thus rejuvenating hair follicles and enhancing hair growth by controlling DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) resulting denser, thicker and stronger hairs. Balayam even stops graying of hairs. It is also known to soothe head aches and heal neurological disorders of brain.

To most people Balayam (Ancient Nail Rubbing Exercise) seems like a joke at first but my experience says it's the most effective yoga for hairs. It is the best natural remedy to control hair fall and regain lost hairs. Balayam can be practiced by anybody irrespective of their age and gender. In many cases, it works slowly but gently, gives expected results only after a long regular practice of at least 6-7 months. To get expected results do nail rubbing exercise daily for an hour or in four sessions of 15 minutes each. People with high blood pressure should not practice balayam since it may aggravate their blood pressure.

Factors responsible for hair problems are:

Thyroid disorders
Hormonal imbalance
Heavy medication
Using hair dye of high ammonium content
Deficiency of vitamin B12
Protein deficiency
Hereditary and old age

Rubbing fingernails:

Rubbing left and right hand's fingernails with each other is a powerful technique for curing hair fall and increasing hair growth.

It is a simple yet very effective technique. It is a powerful hair loss solution.

Besides convenient, quick, powerful and pleasant this technique is relaxing as well as free of cost.

It is a tried and tested technique and will definitely shows results.

This is a potent unified solution of hair all problems.


Fold both your palms inwards and place the fingernails of both hands against each other. Then with regular swift motions, rub them against each other. It is a simple technique and can be done anywhere anytime.

Rub fingernails for 5-10 minutes twice a day.

Benefits of fingernails rubbing:

Prevent hair loss
Reverse baldness
Prevent greying of hair
Restore natural colour of hair
Usually it takes 3-6 months to get relief from hair loss, 6-9 months to watch new hair growth and 9-12 months to see prominent re-growth and substantial increase in hair volume.

Adult stem cells theory:

Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells, found throughout the body after embryonic development. 

They can make identical copies of themselves for long periods of time and multiply by cell division to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues for self-renewal and self-healing.

The adult stem cell has unique ability to heal itself. Whenever a tissue is damaged, adult stem cell are activated to produce new cells that will regenerate the damaged tissues and revitalize the organ.

The adult stem cells are mostly found in brain, spinal cord, blood vessel, bone marrow, peripheral blood, dental pulp, skeletal muscles, skin, digestive system, retina, pancreases and cornea.

The stem cells that are located in the bulge of a hair follicle actually cause hair growth.
Rubbing fingernails stimulates the brain to send the chemical signal to the adult stem cells located near the damaged/unproductive hair follicles.

The adult stem cells migrate to the base of dead/damaged hair follicle and due to their ability of self-renewing they make new hair follicles and revitalize the damaged follicles.

Thus by fingernails rubbing one can manipulate the adult stem cells into becoming new hair follicles, and can accelerate the hair growth and revitalize the damaged follicles to revere the hair loss or baldness.


In reflexology it is believed that stimulation of certain parts of body will directly affect other parts of body.

The nerve endings just under your fingernails are directly connected to your hair follicles or scalp.

By rubbing your fingernails together, the blood circulation in your scalp is activated.

Thus rubbing procedure increases the blood flow to the scalp and helps in strengthening the hair follicles, which in turn reduces hair fall and premature greying.


Don't rub your thumbnails because it will accelerate the growth of beard, moustache or facial hairs and soon hairs will start peeping from the ears also.

Avoid it during Pregnancy; rubbing nails can cause uterine contractions and can elevate blood pressure.

Avoid in it in some surgical conditions such as acute appendicitis and angiography etc.

Don't do it on problematic skin/nails or if there are infected sores or lesions on the hands, or on brittle/diseased nails.

People with the history of hypertension should avoid vigorous rubbing of finger nails as it may elevate their blood pressure.

Avoid long, excessive and vigorous rubbing as it may damage nails permanently.

Before rubbing fingernails, you may apply small quantity of castor oil/almond oil/olive oil/petroleum jelly on nails, for beautiful and strong nails, the extra lubrication will decrease the excessive friction produced during rubbing procedure, this will make the nails stronger, lustrous and moisturized.

Only rub the fingernails gently for 5-10 minutes, twice a day for better results.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Healthy Heart

Yoga Gets Hearts Healthy

Hi Friends 
Recently i read some interesting news about yoga to keep your heart healthy. People had done some research on yoga and heart. I though i will share with you people. Here you go

Yoga and Meditation 3 Times a Week Improves Heart Disease Risk
By Peggy Peck
WebMD Health News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD

Nov. 8, 2004 (New Orleans) -- Stretching may do more than make you limber, according to new research from Yale University School of Medicine. Findings show that people who practice yoga and meditation at least three times a week may reduce their blood pressure, pulse and -- most importantly -- their risk of heart disease.

Moreover, yoga improves heart health in both healthy individuals and those with diagnosed heart disease, says Satish Sivasankaran, MD, who conducted the study while training at Yale. He says that volunteers taking a six-week yoga-meditation program improved blood vessel function by 17%. Blood vessel function, also called endothelial function, is the way vessels contract and expand to aid blood flow and is a measure of healthy vessel function. However, study participants who had heart disease had close to a 70% improvement in endothelial function.

Endothelial function is an important indicator of atherosclerosis because as the disease and plaque build-up progresses, the blood vessels become less supple and less able to constrict and expand.

"Stress is known to increase the risk of coronary events. Both anxiety and type A behavior have been associated with coronary diseases," Sivasankaran, who is now a cardiology fellow at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., tells WebMD. Yoga and meditation, on the other hand, are often recommended as a way to relieve stress.

The study, which was presented during the opening day of the American Heart Association's 2004 Scientific Sessions here, is the first to look at the way blood vessels respond to stress.

"The endothelial function improved in the total cohort of patients and was most dramatic in patients already diagnosed with heart disease," he explains.

And, it doesn't take years of lotus positions and meditation to see improvement -- the study volunteers had measurable improvement in just six weeks, he says. The yoga and meditation program included 40 minutes of postural yoga, 20 minutes of deep relaxation, 15 minutes of yoga breathing, and 15 minutes of meditation.

The study enrolled 33 patients, 30% of whom had heart disease. The study required them to practice yoga and meditation for an hour and a half at least three times a week. More than 60% of the volunteers were men and the average age of the study participants was 55.

The researchers monitored blood pressure, pulse, body mass index (BMI, an indirect measure of body fat used to measure weight), and cholesterol levels at the beginning of the study and again after six weeks.

The researchers used an ultrasound to measure the blood flow in an artery of the arm, he explains.

Yoga Improves Blood Pressure

At the beginning of the study the average blood pressure was 130/79 mmHg. The American Heart Association says that a normal blood pressure reading is 120/80 mmHg. After six weeks the average blood pressure reading was 125/74 mmHg, which was a significant decrease with yoga and meditation classes. The volunteers also had a modest reduction in BMI -- from 29 to 28, and they "had an average reduction in pulse rate of nine beats per minute," he says.

While people with heart disease had the biggest improvement in blood vessel function, that improvement "was independent of any improvements in blood pressure," he says. And after six weeks it was the healthy patients who posted the biggest improvements in blood pressure, pulse rate, and BMI.

"Even with a small number of patients for a short period of time there was a benefit of yoga and meditation seen in people with heart disease," he says. He says, however, that the researchers don't know the mechanism involved in that benefit, which means that more study is needed.

Gerald F. Fletcher, MD, a cardiovascular disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville, tells WebMD that "it is probably exercise. There are several studies that suggest that exercise -- any kind of exercise -- improves oxygen consumption, which improves endothelial function." Fletcher, who was not involved in the study, is a spokesman for the AHA.

"I'm not sure that meditation has a specific benefit, but if combining meditation with exercise will get people to exercise, then I'm all for it. But the most important message is that exercise works," Fletcher says.


Open Your Heart To Yoga - Yoga For Heart Diseases

Coronary Heart/arterial Disease, CAD, simply means suffering of heart muscles due to short supply of oxygen.When heart muscles suffer, doctors would sometimes recommend treatment using cord blood. It occurs when arteries get constricted by plaques (semi solid emulsion of LDP and calcium). With this restricted passage for oxygen rich blood, heart needs to pump more, further straining itself.

Before dealing with yoga for heart disease and different yoga poses for fitness let us examine the causes and symptoms of the disease and how does yoga prevent disease helping to improve health. In certain hospitals, they perform Cord Blood Banking Service where they collect the cord blood and menstrual blood and store it.The cord blood stem cells are responsible for producing all of the mature cells in our blood and immune system.
Causes And Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

Build up of plaque inside coronary arteries hardens them to a condition known as atherosclerosis. Hypertension, smoking, and high cholesterol (LDL) all contribute to this and in turn, CAD. CAD develops over a long time. Since it is a long process, people miss the symptoms till they are around 50 years of age. Chest pain (angina), short breaths characterize CAD. Unfortunately for some people, heart attack could be the first sign of CAD.
Who Are Affected By CAD?

Men and women of both ages are known to get affected by CAD. But usually men are at risk after age 45 and women after 55 years of age (post menopause). Statistics show 50% of men and 63% of women of over 50 years, die from heart attack due to CAD. "If you have CAD and need coronary artery bypass surgery, research doctors who have a lot of experience."

Those who have a family history are at risk even at young age.
Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors

Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, bad cholesterol above 240 mg/dL (LDL) are the risk factors. Heredity is also a major risk.
How Does Yoga Help In Combating This Disease?

A study, published in Journal of The Association of Physicians of India (JAPI), establishes the reversibility of heart disease through yoga. Study was on angiographic ally proven CAD patients, of whom 71 formed the study group and 42 the control group. And the results proved that the serum total cholesterol levels had reduced by 23.3%, disease had regressed in 43.7% and progression was arrested in another 46.5% of the patients. Some marked improvements were noticed in anxiety levels of patients. Controlled yoga combining calming and stimulating measures resulted in reduced serum cholesterol, LDL and triglyceride levels.
Yoga Poses for Heart Health

The concept of yoga for heart disease is in currency for long. Of late, it is getting better coinage following concerted studies which have shown how symptoms of coronary artery disease have been reduced.

Kapalabhati Breathing

Kapalabhati breathing is a pranayama technique. Kapalabhati requires that you breathe in rapid succession while consciously controlling the movements of the diaphragm (a membrane separating abdomen from chest.) This exercises the entire respiratory system forcing higher oxygen absorption in a short time. This ensures richer blood to reach cardiovascular muscles regardless of its quantity, thus removing the major complaint.
Yoga Mountain Pose

Tadasana, a completely balanced standing posture is the foundation for all asanas which start from standing. Touch your heels and big toes to each other with weight balanced evenly on metatarsals (bones in foot) and toes spread. Stiffen and pull-up calf muscles, knee caps, thighs and hips. Take stomach in; expand chest, neck and spine. Release fingers, drop hands straight and keep them stiff.

Yoga Pranayama Exercises help cure Heart Diseases.

Bhastrika Pranayam is deep breathing exercise. After taking position or even sitting straight on a chair, take deep breaths by expanding the stomach and chest. When nearing the end of the breath intake extend your arms sideways. This helps to get more oxygen into the expanded lungs. Hold the breath briefly, then release it through the nose sharply. It benefits the heart, lungs, brain, depression, migraine, paralysis, neural system, aabha.

Kapal Bhatti Yoga breathing helps greatly. Push breath out and pull in the stomach repeatedly. Scientic studies have shown blood cholestrol level to decrease on an average by as much as 23%. Blockages in the arteries of the heart are removed and the arteries become clean, making the circulation unimpeded. If this Pranayama is practiced for 3 or 4 months regularly, 30 to 40% of blockages in the arteries are dissolved and removed, preventing the phenomenon of heart attack. Pathogenic cholesterol, triglycerides, H.D.L. and L.D.L. are controlled. Do it for 5-15 minutes per day.


When resting between exercises, you can apply accupressure.

1. Left Hand, little Finger. Press repeatedly just below the little finger, slightly to the left and near your life line.
2. Left Hand, little Finger Press just below the nail
3. Left Hand, Finger next to the Little Finger. Press the top one-third segment repeatedly.

Shortage of Oxygen supply to the heart muscles causes problems and is called Heart Disease - Coronary. Blood vessels are blocked, heart valve give problems. With Yoga Pranayama Exercises and control of food, there is no need for operations. The heart diseases can be cured and the heart becomes normal and blockages are cleared.

Following are known to aggravate Coronary Artery Diseases and cause serious heart problems:-
Smoking. According to WHO 25% of the heart diseases are due to to smoking. 
Stay away from smoking, gutka and other tobacco products. Smoking causes also cancer in the mouth, throat and Chest.
Avoid alcohal. Drinking alcohal causes cirrhosis of the liver
High Blood Pressure
Diabetes Mellitus
High Cholestrol, above 240 mg/dL (LDL)
Heredity too is a factor beyond your control.

Coronary Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease, referred to as CAD), is responsible for 25-30% of the deaths in Western World.

Friday, February 3, 2012



As per the request from one of our blog members, here i explain in detail with the pictures for cooling exercises in yoga.

Shitali Pranayama

This breath cools the body so it is best done in hot weather or at the end or at the beginning of a vigorous yoga session.

1. Come to sit in a comfortable cross-legged position.
2. Take two or three deep inhales and exhales through the nose to prepare.
3. Roll the tongue, curling the sides in towards the center to form a tube as shown. Stick the end of the tongue out between your pursed lips. If you can’t roll your tongue, just purse the lips making a small “o” shape with the mouth.

4. Inhale through the tube of the tongue.
5. Exhale through the nose.
6. Repeat 5-10 times as you feel the cooling effect.

Alternate Way of doing this exercise is 

1. Come to sit in a comfortable cross-legged position.
2. Take two or three deep inhales and exhales through the nose to prepare.
3. Roll the tongue horizontally as shown below with the help of your upper teeth. Keep 1cm open so that air can pass inside your mouth.

4. Inhale through the sides of the tongue. close your mouth.
5. Exhale through the nose.
6. Repeat 5-10 times as you feel the cooling effect.

Final one by showing teeth 

1. Come to sit in a comfortable cross-legged position.
2. Take two or three deep inhales and exhales through the nose to prepare.
3. Smile as shown below by showing your teeth.

4. Inhale through your mouth opened with that position itself.
5. Exhale through the nose.
6. Repeat 5-10 times as you feel the cooling effect.

Hope this helps you and thanks for your comments. Let me know if you have any questions or need any more details.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Glowing Skin

Glowing Skin


Yoga helps you to attain your ideal body weight and gives you a proportionate body by removing excess weight from all body organs. It helps to improve flexibility and maintain correct posture for young looks. Detoxifying your body is most essential for beauty. Yoga improves blood circulation and helps to remove toxins from the body. Detoxification of alimentary canal through yogic kriyas helps optimum absorption of nutrients in your food. Yoga practice helps to provide nutrition at the cellular level. All the internal organs and particularly the endocrine glands get activated and their functioning is optimised.

Yoga practice helps to reduce the stress levels considerably and provides complete relaxation. Yoga asanas and pranayama makes you free from disease by strengthening the immune system. Healthy body means healthy skin.

Yoga practice can specially benefit women to retain their natural beauty while coping up with menstrual problems, child birth, work and home stress etc. Most of the film personalities around the world practice yoga for years to retain their beauty and youthfulness. Yoga helps women to stay slim and active. So, ideally start your day with yoga practice.

Are you eager to know some great tips for natural face glow, home made free remedies for glowing skin for free. Here you will come to know about how to glow face skin & face glow home remedies etc. Beauty is one of the biggest factor of your personality but if you can't afford beauty parlors, don't worry here are some good natural face glow tips for you.

First you need to have a good balance diet with vitamins and minerals and the best sources to quire natural vitamins and minerals are Fruits and vegetables. Too much sugar should be avoided. Don’t eat oily food and fast food. Try to avoid them.

Proper sleep is required for a health and healthy mind. At least 8 hours of sleep is must for you to keep your self active and fresh next day.

Drink water as much as you can minimum 10 glass water is required by the body.

Apply home made facial masks on your face which is very good to keep your face glowing naturally. 

Protect your skin from the heat of sun especially in the summer when your face requires extra care.

Do daily exercises if you don’t know any specific exercises, don’t worry just do your regular morning walk which is also very important for health.

To make you face more clean deeply take steam at least once in a weak, It helps to clean up your pores.

Laughing is one of the best exercise to keep you healthy and your face glowing and the best time for it is in the morning, so when you go for morning walk you can also laugh loudly.

These are some free tips to keep your self healthy and your face glowing.

Yogic Tips For Glowing Skin

Make water as your favourite drink. Drink plenty of water as it hydrates the skin and helps to remove toxins. It also helps to promote smooth bowel movements.
Be cheerful at all times. There is nothing better than laughter yoga in this regard.
Practice detachment and avoid excesses of food, drinks or emotions. Eat for nutrition and not for taste buds.
Follow an active and healthy lifestyle.
Clean and exfoliate your skin regularly. Use an effective moisturiser.
Get your body massaged periodically. Oil massage improves blood circulation and improves the health of the skin.
Avoid over exposure to sun. Do remember to apply your sun screen lotion.
An eight-hours sound sleep will help your body to replenish, regenerate and rejuvenate itself. Take rest at the end of the day. Do not skip sound sleep, as a restless mind often affects the overall health.

Effectiveness of yoga for beauty also depends on frequent and regular practice. Devoting about half an hour daily to yoga, can help you improve your natural beauty.

Learning all the yoga asanas or poses from a qualified teacher will be safe and beneficial.

I have seen poor girls in Indian villages who are too beautiful. They do not have access to good nutrition, any gym or a yoga class. They are happy people who earn and work and with loving families and use mustard oil or coconut oil from cooking to massage and as a hair oil. Beauty is gift of god. However, you can try yoga for beauty to improve or preserve what god has given you.

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