Here’s how you can practice yoga safely for back pain

Yoga is a gentle practice that is ideal for maintaining back strength and flexibility. It’s also one of the more effective tools for helping reduce low back pain, the most common source of pain and disability among older adults

Here’s how you can practice yoga safely for back painThe popular mind-body practice can be one of the best ways to soothe an aching low back, as long as you are careful “Yoga helps strengthen and stretch back muscles that might be tight, which improves mobility,” says Dr Lauren Elson, medical editor of the Harvard Special Health Report. Unfortunately, yoga injuries among older adults […]

World Thyroid Day: Yoga poses for thyroid patients

Yoga is an accessible, low-impact exercise that reduces stress and supports well-being. Yoga can help reduce stress and studies also suggest it can help treat thyroid problems

World Thyroid Day: Yoga poses for thyroid patientsThe thyroid is a small gland in the throat that secretes hormones. These hormones affect a person’s metabolism, body temperature, and growth. They also affect the way a child’s brain develops. When a person has a problem with their thyroid, it can affect both their physical and mental health. This article explores yoga as a […]

#WorldKidneyDay: Want to combat kidney ailments, try these asanas

Diabetes also has adverse effect on kidneys. 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 people it remained undiagnosed. The increase in life expectancy and the spread of diabetes may increase the number of cases of chronic kidney failure

#WorldKidneyDay: Want to combat kidney ailments, try these asanasChronic kidney failure (CRF) is a medical condition characterised by progressive renal dysfunction, which affects patient’s quality of life. Recent studies have reported that there is strong association of oxidative stress, chronic inflammation and psychological stress with CRF. Several scientific studies have shown that yoga reduces oxidative stress, psychological stress and inflammation. Thus yoga will […]

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 […]

Why is yoga and meditation beneficial to the human body?

A recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience reveals that yoga and meditation appear to have a positive effect on the central nervous system as well as the immune system

Why is yoga and meditation beneficial to the human body?Increasingly, yoga practice and meditation have been the focus of research aiming to test their benefits. Recently, Medical News Today have reported on a wealth of studies pointing to many different advantages of yoga and meditation, including countering cognitive decline, acting on genetic factors that predispose individuals to stress, improving lower back pain, and easing […]

Lead the healthy way with yoga

There are so many ways that a regular yoga practice benefits your life physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. It is an ancient practice that helps to create a sense of union between mind body and soul. Yoga not only helps you become physically fit, but also helps you to become mentally conscious about the life as a whole

Lead the healthy way with yogaWeight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind, good health – whatever you may be looking for, yoga has it all to  offer. Who is ideal to practice yoga? You, me and everyone! As, yoga is a regime that brings in flexibility, improves flexibility, reflexes and helps you shed the excess […]

Beneficial yoga asanas for treating hypertension

According to a report published in Nature journal, Hypertension is directly responsible for 57% of all stroke deaths and 24% of all coronary heart disease deaths in India.

Beneficial yoga asanas for treating hypertensionHypertension – also known as high blood pressure. Blood vessels act as carriers of blood from the heart to other parts of the body. High blood pressure caused due to the force of blood pushing against the walls of vessels. High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and death. High blood pressure is […]

Yoga reduces the risk of having a second cardiac arrest, finds study

In a unique study done with the collaboration of the ICMR (India) and Medical Research Council (UK), it was revealed that Yoga had beneficial effects in preventing the risk of a person suffering a second cardiac arrest. The study suggests that Yoga-based Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) can greatly help improve the patients health and help them recover in a safe and stable environment

Yoga reduces the risk of having a second cardiac arrest, finds studyThe first-of-its-kind study was jointly funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Medical Research Council (UK). The study was done at 24 centres across India. Patients who have suffered a heart attack were asked to undergo a Yoga-Cardiac Rehabilitation program. 4,000 patients were included in the study, had suffered a heart attack […]

5 must know yoga poses for beginners  

Learning how to practice yoga can be intimidating at first for any beginner. But rest easy, the ancient spiritual discipline is all about patience. As long as you can maintain the discipline necessary to develop flexibility and strength through beginner routines, you’ll be able to do more advanced poses

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, […]

Every day yoga can have a radical impact on the mind and body

Yoga has been credited to reduce the risk of chronic ailments like diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS in women) by regulating metabolism and keeping all the organs of the body healthy and fit

Every day yoga can have a radical impact on the mind and bodyYoga is an art which connects our soul, mind and body. Today yoga is mostly practised to attain weight loss, physical fitness and stamina. Yoga basically revolves around elevating the life force or ‘Kundalini’ at the base of the spine. It can be achieved by a series of physical and mental exercises. Mind-body interventions such […]