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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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Blog-37 – Padma Hamsasana

Healthy Women… Here is another asana, to relieve a few problems related to menstruation. Padma Hamsasana: The name comes from Sanskrit ‘Hamsa = ‘Swan and ‘Asana’ = ‘posture’. Hamsasana or “Swan Pose” is an asana which resembles a swan when performed. Two swans representing breath and spirit called Ham and Sa appear in the ancient text Saundarya Lahari. Ham is

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Blog-36 – Kurmasana

Healthy Women… Here is another asana, to relieve a few problems related to menstruation. Kurmasana: The name comes from Sanskrit ‘Kurama’ = ‘Tortoise’ and ‘Asana’ = ‘posture’. Kurmasana or the Tortoise Pose resembles a tortoise that withdraws into its shell when threatened or agitated. Practicing Kurmasana enables you to draw inward and come out of the confusing outside world. It

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Blog-35 – Veerasana

Healthy Women… Continuing with the asanas to help reduce the menstrual issue, here is another asana. Veerasana Meaning: Veera = Hero/ warrior : Asana = Pose What is Veerasana? Veerasana comes from Sanskrit word. Veera means Hero or warrior and hence Veerasana is Hero’s or warrior pose. It is very useful pose for relaxing the body both physically and mentally.

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Blog-34 – Baddha Padmasana

Healthy Women… Continuing with the asanas to help reduce the menstrual issue, here is another asana. Baddha Padmasana: Meaning: Baddha = Locked/ bound : Padma = Lotus : Asana = Pose What is Baddha Padmasana? The word “Baddha” comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “bound” or “locked”. This asana is also known by different names such as the “locked lotus

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Blog-33 – Hanumanasana

Healthy Women… Continuing with the asanas to help reduce the menstrual issue, here is another asana. Hanumanasana  Meaning: Hanuman = A Hindu Deity who resembles a Monkey: Asana = Pose What is Hanumanasana? The name comes from the Sanskrit word Hanuman. He is a Hindu deity, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, who took the avatar of a monkey. This pose marks

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Blog-32 – Parvatasana Part II

Healthy Women… Continuing with the asanas to help reduce the menstrual issue, here is another asana. Parvatasana Part II Meaning: Parvata = Mountain : Asana = Pose What is Parvatasana? Parvatasana in Sanskrit means Mountain. In this posture, the body is stretched to look like a mountain. To relieve stress and revitalize your tired body and mind, Parvatasana is one

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Blog-31 – Parvatasana

Healthy Women… Continuing with the asanas to help reduce the menstrual issue, here is another asana. Parvatasana: The name comes from the Sanskrit words ‘Parvata’ = ‘mountain’, and ‘asana’ = ‘posture’, i.e. Mountain pose. In Parvatasana, the body is thought to resemble the shape of a mountain. It is a simple seated asana, which is considered to be one of

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Blog-30 – Baddha Konasana

Healthy Women… Here is another asana, to relieve a few problems related to menstruation. Baddha Konasana: The name comes from Sanskrit ‘Baddha’ = ‘bound’, ‘kona’ = ‘angle’ or ‘split’ and ‘asana’ = ‘posture’. You will find cobblers sitting in this position as they do their daily chores. So another name for Baddha Konasana is the Cobbler Pose. It is also

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Blog-29 – Urdhva Dhanurasana

Healthy Women… Continuing with the asanas to help reduce the menstrual issue, here is another asana. Urdhva Dhanurasana: The name comes from the Sanskrit words ‘urdhva’ = ‘upward’, ‘dhanur’ = ‘bow’, and ‘asana’ = ‘posture’, i.e. upward bow pose. Urdhva Dhanurasana is also called as Chakrasana. The asana forms a part of exercises in an Ashtanga Yoga regimen. When the

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