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Amazing benefit of Pranayama for Hypertension

Pranayama Pranayama is the yoga practice of focusing on breathing. Prana in Sanskrit means “life force/energy” and Yama means “control”. The breath is a representation of Prana, and Pranayama is the conscious control of breathing in order to lengthen and expand the vital life force energy. Pranayama is commonly used

The beautiful anatomy activation in Virabhadrasana III pose

Virabhadrasana III in Sanskrit, also known as Warrior 3, is named after the fierce warrior, Virabhadra. It is an intermediate balancing pose in yoga with dynamic standing posture. It requires a lot of focus to maintain a deliberate balance and all the muscles throughout the entire body such as the

How much do you know about Downward Facing Dog?

Image source: https://www.sonima.com/yoga/downward-facing-dog/, https://www.yogauonline.com/yoga-pose-primer/downward-facing-dog-adho-mukha-svanasana Introduction Anyone who is practicing yoga is no stranger to the downward facing dog pose (adho mukha svanasana). The downward facing dog pose is part of any of the yoga sequences. What’s interesting is that the seemingly easy pose is not as easy to perfect and

Yoga Poses to Relieve Period Cramps

Period cramp is not just something that begin before you see blood. Some may experience discomfort or pain well before the blood flows out, or in other word PMS (premenstrual syndrome). Some symptoms of PMS include, but are not limited to: headaches fatigue nausea/vomiting bloating mood swings diarrhoea With symptoms above

Parsvottanasana

Parsva = side Uttana = intense stretch Parsvottanasana is an intense side stretch pose that helps in stretching the shoulders, wrists, spines, hips, glutes and hamstrings. Besides the benefits of stretching, it also helps to strengthen your lower body, mainly the legs and ankles. If you are experience tight hamstring

Yin Yoga & Sleep

Sleep is no stranger to all of us, yet to many it can be evasive and elusive. Must research has gone into sleep and brain chemistry. Without those knowledge, we all know the benefits of sleep and what sleep, or its lack of, can do to us. In my capacity

Yoga & Sports Performance

(Sources: https://globalsportmatters.com/health/2019/10/21/yoga-gaining-popularity-as-a-welcome-performance-enhancer/ ; https://www.nike.com/a/yoga-for-athletes-performance) I have the privilege to gain access to high performance athletes in my line of work and I know the importance of mental toughness and resilience that’s required for the athlete to perform in the competitive setting. Daily training environment may prepare them physically in terms

PURVOTTANASANA

(Source: https://www.cnyhealingarts.com/the-health-benefits-of-purvottanasana-upward-plank-pose/https://www.fitsri.com/poses/purvottanasana) Purvottanasana means intense eastward facing stretch. As the sun “rises in the east and sets in the west,” the east is known as the direction of new beginnings and budding potential. In Upward Plank Pose, we draw on the strength of the core and leg muscles, as well

Text Neck and How to Fix It

Simply pay attention to what people are doing in the trains on their commute; chances are most of them would be using their phone. Pay notice to the posture of the neck, where the head is mostly leaning forward and looking down, your shoulders rounds and your back hunched. This

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