Tips For Practicing Yoga Yoga brings stability and relaxation to the mind and helps the individual to have a clear thinking. Apart from its cognitive benefits, Yoga serves as the best medium to enhance the beauty and the being of a person. * The most appropriate time for practicing Yoga is in the morning, before breakfast. This is because it is the time, when our mind is calm, composed and fresh and the body movements can be performed, with considerable ease and vigor. * Get started, you need to have the urge and confidence in yourself. * To practice Yoga, the place chose must be calm, quiet, ventilated, dust free, moisture free and also distraction free. * Before you start practicing Yoga, it is very important for you to clear your bowels and bladder as well as clean your nostrils and throat of all mucus. You must also drink a glass of lukewarm water. * Yoga clothing should be loose and as comfortable as possible. Form-fitting cotton/Lycra pants and shirts are the best. * Wait for a few minutes and then you can start. * Like all other work outs, you must begin with easy poses, thereafter you can advance to the tough ones. Be methodical and systematic. * Remember, to start with your movements should be light and if you feel fatigue in between you must discontinue. * Must energize and not cause weariness and depression. * You must take breaks in between, if a particular step or exercise proves tiring. * A person performing Yoga, the diet should be a balanced and you should eat after an interval of 4 hours. * The quantity of food should be such that it satisfies your appetite. Generally, the ratio composition of meals should be - grains and cereals (30% of the calorific value), dairy products (20%), vegetables and roots (25%), fruits and honey (20%) and nuts (5%). Over eating and fasting should be avoided. At the same time, you must try to avoid stale food. * While performing Yoga, your breathing should be long and deep. You must remember to keep your mouth close and inhale and exhale, only through the nose. * You should always keep a Yoga mat, made of some comfortable materials. For lying postures use a woolen carpet and spread a clean sheet over it. * Remember, while doing yoga, you should not get a feeling of pain or discomfort. If you do, you are not doing it in the right manner or you need to adjust your pose to suit you better. * You are a beginner, do not just impinge on doing the tough tasks. Remember, you need to always begin with the easy postures and then, proceed to the difficult ones. You should follow the graded steps of Yoga.
Importance of Yoga In Daily Life Yoga in Daily Life is a system of practice consisting of eight levels of development in the areas of physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Yoga can do in our daily life. Yoga keeps us physically and mentally fit. Helps in curing lethal diseases like Diabetes, H.B.P., Angina, Blockages in Arteries, Obesity, Asthma, Bronchitis, Leucoderma, Depression, Parkinson, Insomnia, - Migraine, Thyroid, Arthritis, Cervical Spondalities, Hepatitis, Chronic Renal Failure, Cancer, Cirrhosis of Liver, Gas, Constipation, Acidity etc. which are still a challenge in modern medical science. Yoga gives us new freshness and energy in daily life by giving body, breath and mind to stretch, relax and energize and responsible for the Body cleansing and purification of the blood. This helps us in maintaining a natural glow on our face. Yoga keeps immune system of the body very strong, which gives us the strength to fight against diseases or helps in improving our concentration.
Laughter Yoga Benefits laughter is the best medicine, Laughter Yoga is one of the best forms of yoga. Just moments after joining in a Laughter Club you will begin to laugh freely without hearing or telling jokes. This is called unconditional laughter. Healthy Benefits of Laughter Yoga 1) It lowers stress 2) It strengthens the heart 3) It boosts the immune system 4) It improves digestion and elimination 5) It releases endorphins, which are natural pain killers.
Benefits of Surya Namaskar Surya namaskara is a series of twelve physical postures.Surya Namaskar has a deep effect in detoxifying the organs through copius oxygenation and has a deeper relaxing effect. Benefits of Suryanamaskar. * Strengthens abdominal muscles. * Tones up the digestive system by the alternate stretching and compression of abdominal organs. It activates digestion and gets rid of constipation and dyspepsia. * Revives and maintains the spirit of youthfulness. * Helps reduce fat. * Tones up the nervous system and improves memory. * Women, stimulates the breasts to help firmness normally. Restores any lost elasticity, through stimulation of glands and the strengthening of pectoral muscles. * Suppresses menstrual irregularity and assists in easy childbirth. * Broadens chest and beautifies arms. * Produces health, strength, efficiency and longevity. * Thoroughly ventilates the lungs, and oxygenates the blood. * Acts as detoxifying agent, by getting rid of enormous quantity of carbon dioxide and other toxic gases. * Promotes sleep and calms anxiety. * Normalizes the activity of the endocrine glands - especially the thyroid gland. * Refreshes the skin. Prevents Skin disorders. * Improves muscle flexibility. * Prevents loss of hair and graying. * Reduces abnormal prominence of the Adam's apple. * Eliminates unpleasant smells from the body. * Lends grace and ease of movements to the body. * Makes the spine and waist flexible.
6 Yoga Poses for Depression and Anxiety Yoga is really about calming the mind through a combination of breathing and physical poses. the ancient Indian word for the union of mind and body.names of the various asanas or poses are in themselves indications of the purpose they are supposed to fulfill. 6 Yoga Poses for Depression and Anxiety 1 Child pose or balasana is perhaps the most comforting yoga pose. "It can bring groundedness and humility and quiet to the body," says Elena Brower, who owns Manhattan's Virayoga. For those suffering from anxiety, it can create peace and silence. 6 Yoga Poses for Depression and Anxiety 2 A forward bend, or uttanasana, where you bend forward and reach for your toes and bring your head close to your knees, is, according to Brower, "really good for generating a contemplative, connecting state in us." 6 Yoga Poses for Depression and Anxiety 3 Legs up the wall or viparita karani, where you rest your legs against a wall, is a great pose for groundedness. "It's really good for insomnia, great for bringing you back to the present moment and re-routing circulation," says Brower. 6 Yoga Poses for Depression and Anxiety 4 Cat pose or marjariasana, the multi-step asana that resembles the stretching of a cat, helps with relaxation. "It is good for bringing awareness to the breathing which is usually in short supply when one is anxious. it can soften and slow down the process of being anxious," says Brower. 6 Yoga Poses for Depression and Anxiety 5 Backbends are usually quite advanced and can be very stimulating. However, Brower recommends a back bend done over a roll. It can help you open up the heart and free up the energy that's blocked there," she says. 6 Yoga Poses for Depression and Anxiety 6 Headstands or shirshasanas are well known for their ability to increase circulation to the brain and reduce anxiety and insomnia. However, says Brower, it is only meant for advanced practitioners.
Yoga for a Beautiful Body Awkward Chair Stand with feet together and abs contracted. Exhale as you push your hips back to squat down as if sitting in a chair; at the same time, lift your arms by your ears. Arms should be shoulder-width with palms facing and fingers pointing toward the ceiling. Hold for 5 to 8 breaths. High Lunge Keeping arms raised and abs tight, step your left foot back and lower into lunge position so front knee is bent at 90 degrees and directly over your ankle. Hold for 5 breaths. Plank Lower your hips, coming onto your toes and moving your torso forward until your shoulders are directly over your hands. Your abs should be tight, with your body in a straight line from head to heels. Hold for 5 breaths. Low Plank Keeping your body in line, inhale and bend your elbows to 90 degrees to lower yourself toward the floor. Hold for 1 breath. Half Moon Return to center and drop your right hand to the floor about 10 inches diagonally in front and outside of your right foot. Raise your left arm, pointing fingers toward the ceiling as you straighten your right leg and lift your straight left leg into the air, foot flexed and pointing to the side; look up at your left hand. Hold for 5 breaths.
Physical Yoga Benefits Pain Reduction Most of the yoga postures helps in relieving stress, tension and muscle soreness. Practicing yoga regularly strengthens the immune system, prevents illness, improves flexibility and it makes you feel comfortable with your body. Improved Breathing Deep breathing yoga exercises makes the body more alkaline and less acidic. High acidity in body causes bone and tissue damage, arthritis, fatigue, stress and headache. Blood Circulation Improved When blood circulation increases it removes the body impurities and it eliminates toxins. Doing yoga regularly keeps the blood pressure down and also the pulse rate.
Benefits of Yoga in Everyday Life The practice of yoga, as well as giving all those attributes that are well known, can also give many helpful benefits in everyday life that do not necessarily belong to the field of yoga. * Yoga can help cure insomnia, as regular yoga practice leads to better and deeper sleep. * Yoga can help fight fatigue and maintain your energy throughout the day. * Yoga is an effective treatment for a variety of autoimmune diseases because it can reduce the symptoms these diseases often cause, such as stiffness, malaise, fatigue, and weakness.
Improve Your life Style with Yoga This year's New Year resolutions, worldwide, made by people from different countries and cultures, had one common thread. They wish to improve the quality of their lives through concerted effort, and so they resolved to pursue a more healthy lifestyle. Overwork, stress, erratic lifestyle without thought to structure, and a sedentary way of life have all contributed to ill health and in some cases, even poor self-esteem. How can all these problems be resolved?
Stop Smoking with Yoga Yoga postures help stop smoking! Yoga positions and yoga postures have a ton of benefits to physical, emotional, and spiritual health; and it can be a wonderful holistic healing method of quitting smoking. Not only are there essential breathing techniques with yoga that help smokers’ lungs recovery more efficiently, the yoga poses themselves are highly conditioning exercises that work wonders for the body. Ustrasana – Camel Pose Instructions Instructions 1. Come up onto your knees. Take padding under your knees if they are sensitive. 2. Draw your hands up the side of your body as you start to open your chest. 3. Reach your hands back one at a time to grasp your heels. 4. Bring your hips forward so that they are over your knees. 5. Let your head come back, opening your throat. Dhanurasana -Bow Pose Instructions • Lie flat on the floor with the abdomen, chest and chin touching the ground. • Keep your hands on both sides. • Keep both legs a bit apart. • Relax your whole body. • Bend your legs backward and grasp the ankles firmly with your hands. • First raise your chin and then bend your head and neck backwards. The chest should still be touching the ground. • Inhale slowly and pull your legs up. • Keep raising your head, neck, chin, chest, thighs and knees backwards, such that only the navel region is touching the ground • Balance your body on the navel region. • Pull your legs and arms arching your body as much as possible. • Gradually, bring your knees, feet and toes together. • Look up and fix you gaze on the ceiling. • Holding your breath maintain this posture until you feel the strain in your back. • Start exhaling slowly and gradually return to the starting position. These aspects are crucial to the connection of yourself and smoking and will center you and help your body come to the realization smoking is not healthy. Savasana - Corpse Pose Instructions • First of all, sit flat on the ground, with your back straight and your legs stretched out in the front. • Bend your knees lightly and then gradually lean back onto your elbows, in the process lying down evenly along your spine. • When your back is parallel to the floor, straighten out the legs as well. Moving one of the legs at a time, carefully place them on the floor. Try to place your legs the center of the back of the thighs and calves. • Start to relax slowly, first letting your feet fall out to the sides and then, turning your arms outwards. Rest the arms, on your sides, in such a way that the palms face up. • Stretch the back of your neck and try to rest your head on the center of the back of the scull. • Now, draw your shoulders away from your ears and let them fall back in a comfortable position. • Close your eyes and take several deep breaths, feeling your body become relaxed and the tension go away. • Let go of your body completely and allow your breath to become soft, regular and quiet. • Aiming at one of the parts of your body, let it begin to relax and then move to the other parts. • At the end of the asana, stop relaxing consciously and let you body remain in the peaceful mode, for a few minutes. Give yourself to yoga. Try it. Nothing you lose – other than a nasty habit? You’ll gain much more in the process. Not only will you find yourself again, but you’ll discover a confidence and fresh attitude that was lost in a sea of smoke.
Pimple Treatment with Yoga Yoga is the ancient Indian tradition of body and mind fitness. Its aim is to harmonize the body, mind and spirit through a series of postures, breathing techniques and meditation. These postures are movements and stretches that when combined with breathing exercises prove very beneficial for the body. Especially Sarangasana, Matsyasana and Kapola shakti Vikas are the most beneficial yoga poses to remove Pimples. Instruction for Sarvangasana Lie down on the floor on your back, legs together and arms on the sides. Turn the palms down. Relax your body and continue normal breathing. Press your palms and elbows on the floor and raise your legs up making an angle of 90 degrees with the floor. Inhale as you raise your legs. Exhale and while exhaling move your legs towards your head and push your hips and lower back so that they are raised above the ground. Place your palms on the hips and push your trunk and legs up. Move your palms higher up the trunk and keep raising your legs and hips upwards, till the whole trunk is above the ground. Bring the legs back to a vertical position. Support your body with the palms placed on the ribs and elbows and forearm resting on the ground. Sliding the palms higher on the trunk push the hip and back further up so that they are aligned with the legs. At this point, only the head, neck and shoulders should be on the floor. Push your face down and chest up to form a chin lock. Balance your body in this position. Fix your gaze on the big toes of your feet. Inhale and exhale rhythmically and remain in this posture for as long as you can. Slowly return to the starting position in the reverse order. Inhale deeply and exhale slowly a few times. Continue breathing normally. Relax your body by performing Savasana. Instructions for Matstyasana Sit in Padmasana and make the feet lock properly. Your knees should be touching the ground. Lean back slowly, taking the support of your elbows. Lie flat on your back. Bring back both your hands and place them near the head with palms resting on the floor. Place the palms under the corresponding shoulders. Taking the support of your palms and knees, push your chest and abdomen up. Raise your hips, back and shoulders from the ground. Arch your spine and now bend your head and neck backward to the maximum limit. Try to place the crown of your head perpendicular to the floor. Remove the support of your hands. Bring the hands forward to hold the upper thighs. Increase the arch of your body with the help of your elbow for support. Extending your hands further now grasp the big toe of the opposite legs and form a lock with the thumb, index and middle finger. Remain in this posture for 10 seconds. 16. Take deep breaths rhythmically. 17. Release your toes and slowly return to Padmasana posture. Instructions for Kapola Shakti Vikas Sit down in padmasana and relax Iinhlae with the mouth and hold the air tightly as shown in the video. Close your nose with your fingers. and hold for some time. Then slowly exhale with the mouth. Do this for atleast 5 times a day.
Fat Burn Yoga Poses There are a lot of things possible today and depending upon the way you look at it. It is also a fact that the fat is a great health hazard - particularly indicating cardiac problems. Most of the people who suffer from this malady would be in high danger of heart attack and paralytic strokes. Weight loss isn’t easy for anyone but, with the right attitude, you can make a real difference in how you look and feel. Here are few fat burn yoga poses which keeps you not only fit but make your figure perfect. Paschimottanasana pose - Bent Knee Trunk Flexion Sit on the floor, then with legs stretch legs straight and palms on the floor by the sides of the hips. Deeply inhale and while exhaling bend forward and hold the big toes by corresponding hands, and keep the face on the knees. Take a few normal breaths. And now inhale come up, release the hands and be in normal sitting posture. Doing this at least for four times will give you a good result. Dhanurasana - The Bow pose Instructions for Dhanurasana – bow pose Lie flat on the floor with the abdomen, chest and chin touching the ground. Keep your hands on both sides. Keep both legs a bit apart. Relax your whole body. Bend your legs backward and grasp the ankles firmly with your hands. First raise your chin and then bend your head and neck backwards. The chest should still be touching the ground. Inhale slowly and pull your legs up. Keep raising your head, neck, chin, chest, thighs and knees backwards, such that only the navel region is touching the ground Balance your body on the navel region. Pull your legs and arms arching your body as much as possible. Gradually, bring your knees, feet and toes together. Look up and fix you gaze on the ceiling. Holding your breath maintain this posture until you feel the strain in your back. Start exhaling slowly and gradually return to the starting position. Bridge Pose – setu bandha sarvangasana Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet together. Keep your arms on your side, palms on the floor. Lift the hips towards the ceiling, keeping your feet and palms flat on the floor. Maintain your position in Step 2 and move your arms over your head. Cat Pose – Bidalasana Start on your hands and knees. Position your hands directly beneath your shoulders and your knees directly beneath the hips. Have your fingers fully spread with the middle fingers pointing straight ahead. Make your back horizontal and flat. Gaze at the floor. This is your "neutral" positioning. When your pelvis is in neutral, your spine will be at full extension, with both the front and back sides equally long. As you wait for the inner cue, do not sag into your shoulders. Instead, create a line of energy through each arm by pressing downward into your hands and lifting upward out of your shoulders. Go back and forth like this several times to make sure you understand the movement. As you exhale, sag into your shoulders and do the incorrect action; as you inhale, lengthen the arms, lift out of the shoulders and do the correct action. When you are ready to begin, breathe in deeply. As you exhale, turn your hips into Cat Tilt. Do this by gently pulling the abdominal muscles backward toward the spine, tucking the tailbone down and under, and gently contracting the buttocks. Press firmly downward with your hands in order to stay lifted out of the shoulders, and press the middle of your back toward the ceiling, rounding your spine upward. Curl your head inward. Gaze at the floor between your knees. Cobbler Pose - Baddha Konasana Sit in a cross-legged position. Slowly uncross your knees and extend them out to the sides. Press the soles of your feet together. Bring your heels to your pelvis as close as is comfortable, keeping the outer edges of the feet firmly on the floor. Grasp your ankles. Inhale and draw back your shoulder blades. Lengthen the front torso by raising your sternum gently upwards. Exhale and tip the bowl of your pelvis forward, while keeping your spine extended. Maintain this pose for several long, deep breaths (1 to 2 minutes). Push your feet towards each other, so that your knees extend away from each other, freeing up space in the hips and belly. Inhale. Exhale and tilt the bowl of your pelvis backwards. Return your legs to Step 1.
Anti Aging Yoga Poses Based on the premise that facial muscles, like any other muscle, need exercise to stay toned, enthusiasts of facial yoga say the regular practice of making kissy faces or wagging one's tongue can reduce worry lines and wrinkles and even create a little peace within. Facial yoga is a better, more permanent, and far less expensive way to look younger year after year… Here are the benefits of facial yoga. The forehead: Erase frown lines and release your worries. This leads to a more relaxed body The eyes: Improve your vision, relax the muscles that allow you to move your eyes around. Dry eyes, blurry vision and headaches can be eased away The cheeks and mouth: As you age, muscle tone begins to decrease, making the face appear as if it is melting, facial yoga sets this right The chin: Get rid of the double chin and get a sharper jawline The neck and shoulder: Prevent a drooped posture and wrinkles on the neck. Facial Yoga Poses Lion Breathing – To clear chesty lungs. Inhale through the nose and raise your shoulders all the way up to the ears. Hold your breath for 10 counts. With palms on knees, bend your elbows and lean forward. While sticking out your tongue, exhale through the mouth to empty all the air from your lungs and stomach. Fish face – For Face Muscles: Take a deep breath and hold it. Pucker up like a fish, suck in your cheeks and purse your lips. Now try to smile, that is, stretch your lips. It might feel uncomfortable, breathe in and out as slowly as you can. Look sideways – To Eyes Strengthen: Hold your head straight, breathe in, now without moving your neck, turn your eyes to the extreme right. Hold the position. After a few seconds, turn your vision to the left. This pose also feels uncomfortable because your eyes have probably exercised so much. Facial Scrunch – Exercise all facial muscles: Close your eyes and widen the lips as much as possible. Inhale through the nose and hold your breath for 10 counts. As you exhale through the mouth, open your eyes as wide as possible. Hold for 10 counts. Neck Stretch – To give releif for neck muscle: Tilt your right ear as close as possible to your right shoulder. Extend your left arm without lifting your fingers off the floor. Stay in this position for 8 to 10 breaths. Repeat on the other side. Calm down – For eyes brightness: Rub your hands together briskly and warm them up. Close your eyes and cup the palms over your eyes. Take a deep breath through your nose and hold it for as long as you can. The eyes will feel relaxed, and the slow breathing eases tense muscles and feelings.
Thyroid Solutions with Yoga The thyroid is a small gland located below the skin and muscles at the front of the neck, just at the spot where a bow tie would rest. It's brownish red, with left and right halves (called lobes) that look like a butterfly's wings. It's light like a butterfly, too, and usually weighs less than an ounce. Thyroid hormones are released from the gland and travel through the bloodstream to your body's cells. By helping your cells convert oxygen and calories into the energy they need to work properly, these hormones are important in determining if your body will mature as it should. Thyroid hormones also directly affect how most of your organs function. So if your thyroid isn't operating properly, you can have problems in lots of other parts of your body. Hypothyroidism is a condition when thyroid gland fails to produce sufficient thyroxine for body’s requirement. Here are few excellent asanas that improves thyroid function. Sarvangasana Instruction for Sarvangasana 1. Lie down on the floor on your back, legs together and arms on the sides. 2. Turn the palms down. 3. Relax your body and continue normal breathing. 4. Press your palms and elbows on the floor and raise your legs up making an angle of 90 degrees with the floor. 5. Inhale as you raise your legs. 6. Exhale and while exhaling move your legs towards your head and push your hips and lower back so that they are raised above the ground. 7. Place your palms on the hips and push your trunk and legs up. 8. Move your palms higher up the trunk and keep raising your legs and hips upwards, till the whole trunk is above the ground. 9. Bring the legs back to a vertical position. 10. Support your body with the palms placed on the ribs and elbows and forearm resting on the ground. 11. Sliding the palms higher on the trunk push the hip and back further up so that they are aligned with the legs. 12. At this point, only the head, neck and shoulders should be on the floor. 13. Push your face down and chest up to form a chin lock. 14. Balance your body in this position. 15. Fix your gaze on the big toes of your feet. 16. Inhale and exhale rhythmically and remain in this posture for as long as you can. 17. Slowly return to the starting position in the reverse order. 18. Inhale deeply and exhale slowly a few times. 19. Continue breathing normally. 20. Relax your body by performing Savasana. Benefits: The main benefit of the shoulder stand is to get the thyroid gland working at peak efficiency. It's the thyroid gland which is mainly responsible for your correct weight and youthful appearance. Caution: Do not try this exercise if you are suffering from organic disorders of the thyroid gland. Be very cautious if you are suffering from chronic nasal catarrh. Dhanurasana Instructions for Dhanurasana 1. Lie flat on the floor with the abdomen, chest and chin touching the ground. 2. Keep your hands on both sides. 3. Keep both legs a bit apart. 4. Relax your whole body. 5. Bend your legs backward and grasp the ankles firmly with your hands. 6. First raise your chin and then bend your head and neck backwards. The chest should still be touching the ground. 7. Inhale slowly and pull your legs up. 8. Keep raising your head, neck, chin, chest, thighs and knees backwards, such that only the navel region is touching the ground 9. Balance your body on the navel region. 10. Pull your legs and arms arching your body as much as possible. 11. Gradually, bring your knees, feet and toes together. 12. Look up and fix you gaze on the ceiling. 13. Holding your breath maintain this posture until you feel the strain in your back. 14. Start exhaling slowly and gradually return to the starting position. Benefits Massages abdominal muscles and organs and Good for gastrointestinal disorders, constipation, upset stomach, sluggish liver. Caution: Not for persons suffering from peptic ulcer, hernia, or cases of thyroid or endocrine gland disorders. Matsyasana Instructions for Matstyasana 1. Sit in Padmasana and make the feet lock properly. 2. Your knees should be touching the ground. 3. Lean back slowly, taking the support of your elbows. 4. Lie flat on your back. 5. Bring back both your hands and place them near the head with palms resting on the floor. 6. Place the palms under the corresponding shoulders. 7. Taking the support of your palms and knees, push your chest and abdomen up. 8. Raise your hips, back and shoulders from the ground. 9. Arch your spine and now bend your head and neck backward to the maximum limit. 10. Try to place the crown of your head perpendicular to the floor. 11. Remove the support of your hands. 12. Bring the hands forward to hold the upper thighs. 13. Increase the arch of your body with the help of your elbow for support. 14. Extending your hands further now grasp the big toe of the opposite legs and form a lock with the thumb, index and middle finger. 15. Remain in this posture for 10 seconds. 16. Take deep breaths rhythmically. 17. Release your toes and slowly return to Padmasana posture. Benefits The fish posture normalizes the function of the thyroid, pituitary, pineal and adrenal glands. Sinhasana Istructions for Sinhasana 1. Sit erect in Vajrasana. 2. Keep your palms on the respective thighs. 3. Raise your buttocks and criss-cross your legs, right leg over the left leg. 4. Keep your head, neck and spine erect. 5. Spread out your fingers on the knees. 6. Inhale deeply. 7. Open your mouth gradually. 8. Exhale slowly and take out your tongue and stretch it out as much as possible. Make a "ha" sound like the roar of a lion from the back of your throat. 9. Look up at your eyebrows. 10. Make the roaring sound 2-3 times. 11. Exhale and come back to starting posture. 12. Alternate the cross of the legs and repeat. Note: Beginners can perform this posture in Vajrasana. Caution: Do not perform this pose if you have a knee injury.
Glowing skin with yoga If you want to get a healthy body along with glowing radiant skin then practice yoga. Yoga is well known for maintaining good health. You can really improve your natural charms by just devoting your few minutes every day. Follow some simple steps and asanas to get soft wrinkle free, and glowing skin. Not only does Yoga help in keeping your body healthy and energetic, but also aids the health of your skin thus providing you with a natural glow and radiance. Our ancestors did not use any cosmetic products, but still exhibited a glow and shine which was reflective of inner health. Yoga is well known for its relaxation techniques and it really does help to reduce stress. Stress is a common factor in dull, tired skin, and by reducing that stress you will no doubt end up with clearer skin. You might ask as to what is in yoga that it can boost up the health of one’s skin along with preventing the aging related wrinkles and fine lines. Very simple- yoga balances hormones and boosts the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your skin. This in turn keeps the skin resilient and prevents dryness and excessive sagging. Not to forget- it also tones the muscles of your chin and neck to prevent the trouble of double chin. Reducing body’s toxicity is also a task which yoga can easily accomplish thereby helping you to remain young and fresh forever. Shitli Kumbhaka pranayama This yogic asana is extremely useful for skin and has the potential to reduce facial wrinkles and purify the blood. 1. To perform this asana, you need to first fold your tongue so that it protrudes a little from the mouth. 2. Slowly inhale through the mouth and you should feel coolness inside the neck when inhaling. Then swallow the breath and hold inside your stomach for a few seconds before exhaling through the nose. Lion Pose • Kneel on the floor and then sit down on your heels, or sit on the edge of a chair. Rest your hands on your knees with your fingers spread apart. Imagine that you are a regal lion, fierce and powerful. Take a deep breath in through your nose as you lengthen your spine. • Lean forward slightly as you exhale through your mouth, extending your tongue out as far as you can, opening your eyes and mouth wide, and roaring "Aaah!" At the same time, lift your hands off your knees and spread your fingers wide, pretending they are claws. • When you have exhaled completely, sit back, return your hands to your knees, and relax. Take two full, deep breaths. And then take another deep breath in through your nose as you lengthen your spine. • Repeat steps 2 to 3 three more times. When you're done, sit for a moment and notice how you feel. Forward Elbow Pose • Stand with your feet about hip width apart and your arms at your sides. • Keep your feet rooted to the floor as you fold forward from your hips, keeping your back flat. Continue until your torso is hanging from your hips, and then grasp each elbow with the opposite hand. If you feel unsteady, stand a few inches away from a wall and lean your buttocks against the wall. Keep your legs strong and allow your torso to spill out of your waist like a waterfall, noticing the weight of your head. Gaze through your legs to the wall behind you. Hold for 3 to 10 breaths. Imagine that you are bowing to your inner beauty. • To release, lift your abdominal muscles toward your spine and keep your back flat as you raise your torso to an upright position. Unhook your elbows and pause to notice how you feel. If you are lightheaded, sit or lie down for a moment. Yoga is a really strenuous exercise which works every muscle in the body, however it is done quite slowly and so you do not really sweat as much as you would do with other more active exercises. This is great news for people with acne as it can often provide really good benefits for the condition, and it can sometimes also even clear it up. As every muscle in your body is worked, it helps to keep them toned and that in turn keeps the skin firm. Overall, yoga is excellent for the skin and it can also provide good benefits for people with blemishes and even acne. As well as benefits to the skin, yoga provides benefits for the whole body and it can be practiced by both males and females. So, if you are looking for an exercise to keep you in shape, decrease your stress and keep your skin looking healthy and toned no matter what your age, yoga is definitely for you! Caution: Avoid these poses if you have glaucoma, a detached retina, eye or ear inflammation, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or a history of heart disease or stroke, or if you are pregnant.
Yoga poses for a slim and curved waist Every one wants to have a slim waist and so you are here. Here are some of the yoga poses which you can make your waist slim. We need to consider that some of us just will never have a narrow waist because of our bone structure. While female waist size is acknowledged as important in modern Western society and culture. A flat tummy and a slim waist is the dream of every woman; but very few attempt at having and maintaining such a figure. There is no need to despair as we can easily turn to yoga for this. These yogasanas besides trimming the tummy and giving a good waistline also help the mind to relax. Padahastasana Padahastasana is a sanskrit word. Pada means feet and hasta means hand. This asana helps to reduce excess fat in the abdominal area. A graceful figure can be maintained through the regular practice of this asana. Instruction for Padahastasana * Stand straight with an erect spine and legs shoulder-width apart. Feet must be parallel to each other. * Inhale and raise both your hands straight above your head, The palms should be facing outwards. * Exhale slowly and bend your head and neck down and slowly bend your trunk at the waist and push the head further downwards. * Ensure that the knees do not bend and the arms are touching the ears. * Exhaling stretch your arms to catch the big toe of the corresponding legs. Use the thumb, index and middle finger to grasp the toes. if possible you can put the palms under the feet. * Complete exhalation and hold your breath. In the beginning, some of you may not be able to touch your toes. In that case try and bend as far you can. Repeat this pose three times in the morning. Retain this pose for 10 seconds each time. By regular practice you can remain in this pose for one minute. Urdhava Hastotasana This yoga pose is extremely beneficial to women. Since it involves stretching, it helps to keep the waist slim and the chest broad. Urdhava Hastotanasana increases the flexibility of the body. Instructions for Hastotasana * Stand erect and raise both your arms. Now interlock the fingers. * Slowly swing the trunk to the right. * Come back to the original position. * In the same way, with the fingers interlocked, swing the trunk to the left. * In the beginning you can do this pose for 15 seconds on each side. Gradually increase it to 30 seconds on each side.
Yoga poses for flat stomach The benefits of yoga are extensive. Not only does yoga affect the physical aspect of the body, it addresses the mind and spirit as well. The stomach has become one of the most problematic areas in fitness and for good reason. The stomach is often the place we first look to gauge our own, or someone else’ s fitness and health. Tthere are a number of yoga positions (called asanas) which exercise the stomach muscles. But you have to Assess your own skill and comfort level before trying certain asanas. Here are few particular yoga asanas for flat stomach. Pavan Muktasana Instructions to perform Pvan-Muktasana To perform this stomach-exercising asana, Use a yoga mat of towel to cusion the spine. Then lie flat on your back and relax. Bend both knees up to your chest so that your thigh touches the stomach. Hug your knees in place and lock your fingers. Now lift your head up so your nose meets your knees. Take a deep breath and hold it for thirty seconds before releasing and slowly lowering back to tart. Pavan Muktasan can also be done one leg at a time. Bhujangasana Instructions to perform Bhujangasana To perform bhujangasana remain on the floor and roll over on to your stomach. Position your hand under your shoulders. And now, using your back muscles, raise your upper torso off the ground to that your head is upright. Be careful not to push with your hands. You want the muscles in your back to be doing the work. Hold this posture for thirty seconds, then lower yourself back to start. Even though you are using your back muscles to lift your upper body, performing the asana will assist in reducing belly fat and flattening your tummy. Dhanurasana Instructions to perform Dhanurasana Dhanurasana also pretty similar to the previous asana, but more involved. It starts from the same position lying on your stomach. Then curl your legs upward in addition to lifting your upper torso. Bend your knees so that the soles of your feet come up toward your head. Grab your ankles and pull with your hands and push with your legs until only your stomach is on the floor. Your body should feel sort of like it is making a circle. Your knees should remain together throughout the exercise. Hold this position for thirty seconds before releasing and returning to starting position. Paad-Pashchimottanasana Instructions to perform Paad-Pashchimottanasan Start by lying on your back with your legs straight and arms overhead. Your body should be straight from head to toe with all limbs extended. Point your palms up to the ceiling and put your hands together. Contract your stomach muscles to sit up, keeping your back straight and hands overhead. Bend forward and grab your toes with your hands, putting your head between your arms so it touches your knees. Hold the position for two minutes before releasing.
వెన్ను నొప్పినుండి తక్షణ ఉపశమనం Get relief from Back pain గంటల తరబడి ఒకే చోట కూర్చుని పని చేయడం వల్లనో, లేదా ఇంకే కారణం చేతనైనా వెన్నునొప్పితో బాధపడేవారు ఉంటారు. వారికి భుజంగాసనం చక్కగా ఉపకరిస్తుంది. ఈ ఆసనం వెన్నెముకకు బలాన్ని చేకూర్చి రక్తపసరణను క్రమబద్ధం చేస్తుంది. అంతే కాదు ఛాతీ, కడుపులోని అవయవాలకు , భుజాలకు ఇది మంచి వ్యాయామం. భుజంగాసనంలో చాలా రకాల ఆసనాలు ఉంటాయి . వీటిలోంచి మీకు అనువైనది ఎంచుకుని చేయవచ్చు. . ముందుగా బోర్లా పడుకుని రెండు చేతులను వెనక్కి తీసుకు వచ్చి కలపాలి. ఆ తరవాత మెల్లిగా తలను పైకెత్తాలి. ఆ తరవాత రెండు చేతులను కూడా మెల్లిగా పైకి ఎత్తాలి, ఇలా కొన్ని సెకన్లు ఉంచిన తరవాత కిందికి దించాలి. ఇలా రెండు మూడు సార్లు చేయాలి. బోర్లా పడుకునే ఈ సారి చేతులు వెనక్కి పెట్టుకోకుండా నేలకు ఆన్చి పెట్టాలి. తరవాత రెండు చేతులను వీడియోలో చూపిన విధంగా కాస్త పైకి ఎత్తి, మెడను కూడా పైకెత్తాలి . ఇలా చేయడం వల్ల వెన్నెముక పై ఒత్తిడి పెరిగి రక్తప్రసరణ మెరుగుపడుతుంది.. బోర్లా పడుకునే మీ రెండు చేతులను మెడకు కాస్త దగ్గరగా తలవెనక భాగంలో కుడి చేతి వేళ్ళలోకి ఎడమ చేతివేళ్ళను పోనిచ్చి పెట్టుకోవాలి. తలను కాస్త పైకెత్తి గాఢంగా ఊపిరి పీల్చుకోవాలి. బోర్లా పడుకునే చేతులను కిందికి ఆన్చి భుజాలను వెనక్కి నెట్టాలి. ఈ ఆసనంలో తలను మరీ పైకి ఎత్తాల్సిన అవసరం ఉండదు. పై ఆసనంలాగే చేతులను కిందికి ఆన్చి వీపుతో పాటు మెడను సాగదీస్తూ తలను పైకి ఎత్తాలి. ఈ క్రమంలో ఛాతీని వీలైనంతగా ముందుకు చాచాలి. ఇలా కొన్ని సెకన్లు ఉన్నతరవాత మళ్ళీ కిందికి రావాలి, ఆ తరవాత మళ్ళీ వీపును మెడను సాగదీస్తూ పైకి లేవాలి, ఈ క్రమంలో భుజాలను వెనక్కి నెట్టడం మాత్రం మరిచిపోకూడదు. ఈ ఆసనంలో మీరు తలను పైకి ఎత్తి ఉంచవచ్చు, లేదా సూటిగా అయినా చూడవచ్చు. బోర్లా పడుకునే ముందుగా రెండు కాళ్ళను వెనక్కి మడిచి వీపుతో పాటు మెడను సాగదీస్తూ పైకి లేచి చేతివేళ్లు నేలకు ఆన్చి ఉంచాలి, అలా కొన్ని సెకన్లు ఉంచి మెల్లిగా యథాస్థితికి రావాలి. బోర్లా పడుకునే మెడను, వీపును సాగదీస్తూ తలను పైకెత్తి మొదట కుడి కాలి మడమను చూడాలి. వీలయితే కుడి చేతిని వీపు మీదుగా ఎడమ తొడపైకి వచ్చేలా పెట్టుకోవాలి. ఇలా కుడి వైపు చేశాక ఎడమ వైపు కూడా ఇలాగే చేయాలి. చేశాక మెల్లిగా యథాస్థితికి వచ్చి రిలాక్స్ అవ్వాలి. గమనిక : గర్భవతులు ఈ ఆసనం వేయరాదు. మెడకు సంబంధించిన, లేదా వెన్నెముకకు సంబంధిందిన వ్యాధులతో బాధపడేవారు ఒకసారి డాక్టర్ని సంప్రదించి ఈ ఆసనాలు వేయడం మంచిది.