Yoga Philosophy of Life – Mind, Body, Medicine

Yoga Philosophy is the mind-body-medicine from ancient times for life. Yoga as a balanced life and or at-least free from disease. This match with a mind-body connection that we often hear from modern times. Here is the connection between ancient and modern systems. Bhagawadgita: “Sthitaprajna” is the role model...

Kapalabhati- a Pranayama, Kriya and Spiritual Practice

The books on Yoga techniques defined “Kapalbhati” as “Pranayama” (manipulation of breath) and a “Kriya” as “Shatkriya” (cleansing technique). As per “Patanjali Yoga sutras”, it comes under the techniques leads to spontaneous stoppage of breath. Among these view,s Patanjali brought the concept as clear as later texts. Modern medicine...

Eagle Pose (or) Garudasana 3 Practical points for Beginners

Bending at the Hip shifts weight to big toe. Avoid that by maintaining straight vertebral column. Mild relaxation of muscles like Iliacus, Psoas major, Psoas Minor, External Obliques Abdominus and Internal Obliques Abdominus and counteract with Erector spinae muscles of Lumbar region. So reversing the agonists (front muscles) to...

MINT LEAVES AND YOGA PRACTICES

The normal energy values of 2 tablespoons of Pudina paste includes; Energy= 2 gm calories Proteins= 0.012 gm Carbohydrates= 0.48gm Fat= 0.03 gm Fiber= 0.3 Potassium (K), Calcum (Ca), Phosphorus (P), Iron (Fe), Vitamin-C, Vitamin-A Pudina for RESPIRATION: Rosemarinic acid is an anti-oxidant which can neutralize the free radicals...

Yoga Nidra: Steps-5 & 6

After completing the first four steps, Mind will have come to a stage of fewer thoughts. Now the following steps are to be practiced. Yoga Nidra Step-5: “A Wish or resolve” is a deep thought expressed using all senses mentally (Anahata). This can be a long-term and selfless desire for...

Yoga Nidra: Step-1 & 2

The initial 2 steps of Yoga Nidra Yoga Nidra: “Shavasana” is the relaxation and meditative pose. It requires less physical effort hence the mind can be focused easily. Yoga Nidra: “Self-relaxation” is the first step of Yoga Nidra. It requires all the external supports for the sake of comfort...

YOGA AND VERTEBRAL DISC

The vertebral disc is a connective material between two vertebrae (cartilage fibrous). This provides a bit joint space and minor mobility. This disc also provides the space at the sides for the passage of nerves (Spinal nerves). Since it is a soft material than the bone there is a...