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Blog-51 – International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated on March 8th this year. It is a focal point in the movement for Women’s right. It is a day that celebrates womanhood. Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity are what makes IWD day successful. Better the balance, better the world. “Where there is woman, there is magic”

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Blog-50 – Ratha Saptami Celebrations

What is Ratha Saptami? Ratha Saptami is one of the most awaited days representing a symbolic change of season from winter to spring and start of harvesting season which is celebrated as Lord Surya’s birthday. The Ratha Saptami festival seeks the benevolent cosmic spread of energy and light from the Sun God and is symbolically represented Sun turning his Ratha

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Blog-48 – TO LIVE AGAIN

The D-day came much too quicker than I expected! November 10th, 2018 was indeed a big day for the Sri Guru Raya School of Yoga (SGRSY) as our beloved teacher Mr. Veeresh had planned an outdoor trekking trip for his students. The chosen spot was the much famed Shivagange mountain peak which stands proudly at 2640 feet and is located

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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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