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

Dr Santosh Kumar Dora, senior Cardiologist at Asian Heart Institute, informs us how yoga can have a positive impact on heart health

#WorldHeartDay: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your heartMany 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 […]

12 minutes of yoga each day can help treat osteoporosis

A recent study suggests that yoga may be a good addition to the list of weight-bearing exercise that keep osteoporosis and osteopenia at bay

12 minutes of yoga each day can help treat osteoporosisYour 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 […]

Know about the health benefits of Janu Sirsasana

The Janu Sirsasana is a part of the primary series of Ashtanga Yoga. It is a seated asana, and it gets its name from the fact that the head touches the knee in the full expression of this pose

Know about the health benefits of Janu SirsasanaThis 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 […]

Yoga: Know the right way to perform Tadasana

Tadasana is a simple standing asana, performed at the beginning and end of surya namaskara. Tadasana gets its name from ‘Taad’ which is Hindi translation for the palm tree

Yoga: Know the right way to perform TadasanaTadasana is a simple standing asana, which forms the basis for all the standing asanas. It is performed at the beginning and end of the surya namaskara sequence and is a key asana for all yoga practices. This asana is helpful for cultivating stillness, strength and a sense of relaxed power. Tadasana can be performed […]

How yoga may enhance heart health

In addition to boosting fitness and easing stress, yoga may also help you embrace a healthier lifestyle

How yoga may enhance heart healthMany 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 […]

Here’s why you should encourage your kids to do yoga

It helps with the child’s posture correction, which should be done at an early age for a better lifestyle. It helps the kids to improve their concentration and focus. They understand how to use their bodies in a healthy way

Here’s why you should encourage your kids to do yogaThere was a time when it was thought that yoga was for the old and ailing and especially for those who had a limited range of activities. But we soon saw a revolution happening with yoga and it became a favourite among young children. Parents are enthused about it and are encouraging their kids to […]

Yoga asanas for stronger wrists

The wrist is always active, whether we cut a fruit, type on the laptop, drive, even bathe. We only know how much we use it when we injure it, and need to make it immobile. So strengthening this is of utmost importance

Yoga asanas for stronger wristsThe part of the body we hardly think about, yet is one of the most used and complex joints, needs strengthening too Padahast asana (forward bend) Stand with legs hip distance apart, both hands on the waist. Inhale; elongate the spine and as you extend forward from the hips, exhale. Bend the knees if the […]

#InternationalYogaDay: Regular yoga practice linked to reduced blood pressure

Adults who practice yoga with breathing and relaxation exercises at least three times a week may have lower blood pressure than people who don’t, a research review suggests

#InternationalYogaDay: Regular yoga practice linked to reduced blood pressureFor the study, researchers analysed data from 49 trials with a total of 3,517 participants who were typically middle-aged, overweight women and men who already had high blood pressure or were close to developing the condition. These smaller trials assessed blood pressure before and after participants were randomly assigned either to doing yoga or to […]

#YogaDay2019: One hour of yoga a day, can help reduce hypertension

Although the study couldn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship, doing yoga two to three times a week was associated with an average drop in blood pressure readings from 133/80 to 130/77, the researchers said

#YogaDay2019: One hour of yoga a day, can help reduce hypertensionPeople who follow the ancient practice of yoga may be getting an added health boost, with a new study suggesting it can fight high blood pressure – also known as hypertension. “This study confirms many people’s feelings that exercise may be useful in the control of hypertension,” said Dr Howard Weintraub, a cardiologist and associate […]

International Yoga Day: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your kidneys

Yoga is an ancient practice and a form of therapy which harmoniously combines the mind-body relaxation techniques

International Yoga Day: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your kidneysRegular practice of yoga improves the musculoskeletal system that provides form, support, stability and movement to the body. It also positively influences the autonomic nervous system that helps the body rest, relax, and digest food. This is turn improves many lifestyle diseases including kidney disease. The five main ways in which yoga helps a kidney […]
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