Yogasanas to keep a check on diabetes

Diabetes is a challenging disease for the world to overcome. Its prevalence has been increasing rapidly worldwide, especially, in low- and middle-income countries like India. According to a WHO study done in 2015, 8.7% of Indian population are living with diabetes. It means 69.2 million Indian people have diabetes and in more than 36 million […]

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5 must know yoga poses for beginners  

Yoga dates back to 3000 B.C., with focus on applying and understanding your place in the world and how to live harmoniously with others in it. Poses and meditation weren’t implemented until the sixth century B.C., when Buddhist teachings became incorporated into the five basic principles used today. Modern yoga still revolves around proper relaxation, […]

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5 reasons why yoga is good for your heart

#WorldHeartDay: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your heart

Many studies have shown tremendous health benefits of yoga including that of cardiac health.  Yoga is a body-mind activity which helps in flexibility, muscle strengthening, balance, relaxation and concentration. Followings are the cardiac benefits of yoga: Decreases stress Stress leads to increase in stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline which increase heart rate and blood […]

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12 minutes of yoga each day can help treat osteoporosis

Your doctor has told you that you have bone loss or thinning. Is this a reason to stop exercising? Not at all. Weight-bearing exercise has been proven to help avoid these conditions, which are called osteoporosis and osteopenia. Weight-bearing exercise forces you to work against gravity. Some examples include weight training, walking, hiking, jogging, climbing […]

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Know about the health benefits of Janu Sirsasana

This asana is also called the Head-to-Knee Pose, the Head-to-Knee Forward Bend, and the Head-on-Knee Pose. Although this asana sounds similar to the Sirsasana, it has nothing in common with it and doesn’t look anything like it. You must make sure to keep your stomach and bowels empty before you practice this asana. Have your […]

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How yoga may enhance heart health

Many people think of yoga mainly as an activity that promotes flexibility and balance. But this ancient tradition also includes breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. Together, these practices can lead to measurable improvements in factors connected with cardiovascular health, such as lower blood pressure, better sleep, and less artery-damaging inflammation. “There are four distinct but […]

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