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Blog-46 – WORLD STROKE DAY – 29th October 2018

What is stroke? It occurs if the blood supply to the brain is blocked (ischemic stroke), or if a blood vessel in the brain is ruptured (hemorrhagic stroke). When either of these things happens, brain cells begin to die or are at risk of damage. If you or your loved ones have experienced stroke you will know that its consequences

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Blog-45 – Hamsasana

Hamsasana Meaning: Hamsa = “Swan”: Ham = “breath”: Sa = “Spirit”: Asana = Pose What is Hamsasana? Hamsasana (Swan Pose) from the Sanskrit word “Hamsa” meaning the ‘Swan’. The two words ‘Ham’ and ‘Sa’ represent the breath and spirit respectively fortifying the health and welcoming renewal. How does it Help? When this exercise is done, the organs within the abdominal

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Blog-44 – Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana

Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana: Meaning: Urdhva = “Upward, Up, Raised”: Mukha = “Face”: Paschima = “West, Back, Back of the body”: Uttana = “Intense Stretch”: Asana = Pose What is Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana? Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana is a seated asana that requires balance and provides an intense hamstring stretch. The name comes from the Sanskrit, urdhva, meaning “upward”; mukha, meaning “face”; paschimo, meaning “west” (referring to the

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Blog-43 – Veerabhadrasana

Veerabhadrasana – Part – I: Meaning: Veera = “Courageous or Brave/ Warrior”: Bhadra = “Blessed or Fortunate”: Asana = Pose What is Veerabhadrasana? Veerabhadra is a mythological character created by Lord Shiva, and this pose derives its name from there. The Virabhadrasana I is an asana honouring the feats of a legendary warrior. Hence, it is also called the Warrior

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Blog-42 – Pasasana

Pasasana Meaning: Pasa = “Noose/ tie/ snare”: Asana = Pose What is Pasasana? Pasasana is a posture in which the body is twisted, and the arms are bound around the squatting legs. The name comes from the Sanskrit pasa, meaning “noose,” “tie” or “snare,” and asana, which means “pose” or “posture.” It is so called because of the way the arms form a

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Blog-41 – Paryankasana

Paryankasana Meaning: Paryanka = “Couch or Bed”/ “Sofa” : Asana = Pose What is Paryankasana? Paryankasana is the Sanskrit name for a pose in the intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga referred to as couch pose in English. The term paryankasana is derived from the Sanskrit word paryanka, meaning “couch or bed,” and asana, meaning “posture.” How does it Help? The flexibility of

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Blog-40 – Mayurasana

Mayurasana Meaning: Mayur = Peacock : Asana = Pose What is Mayurasana? According to the Hindu texts, the peacock symbolizes love and immortality. This asana is said to resemble a peacock when it struts around with its feathers down. The Peacock Pose has a whole lot of benefits, and although it looks complicated, with a little practice, it is quite easy

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Blog-39 – Surya Namaskara

Surya Namaskara Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is a sequence of 12 powerful yoga poses. It creates a positive impact on the body and mind. Surya Namaskar is best done early morning on an empty stomach. Each round of Sun Salutation consists of two sets, and each set is composed of 12 yoga poses. Doing 12 sets of this exercise

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Blog-38 – Meditation

What is Meditation? An ordinary person may consider meditation as a worship or prayer. But it is not so.  Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. “Watching your breath” is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation. Meditation is

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