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Be kind and Cherish the Little Companion

Ahimsa means non-violence or non-injury to all beings. When we say violence, most of the time, the first thing that came into our mind is the physical violence towards other. As we think deeper, it is also referring to the violence by behaviours, words, tones or thoughts towards other as

What Is Asteya And How To Practice On Yoga Mat

Asteya or non-stealing is the third Yama in the 8 limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.2.37 asteya pratisthayam sarva ratna upasthanam(asteya = non-stealing ; pratisthayam = firmly install/establish ; sarva = all, ratna = jewels, treasure, gems ; upasthanam = come into the presence of)When non-stealing is established, all jewels, present

What to know about kapalbhati pranayama

Kapal= Skull ; Bhati = Shining ; Pranayama = Breathing technique Kapalbhati pranayama also known as the skull shining breathing technique. From the name itself, you can tell that this breathing technique helps to bring out the natural glow.This pranayama generates internal heat in the body and considered as a

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

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