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Yoga Poses

Yoga poses or Yoga asanas are an essential aspect of Yoga. They are largely a part of what is also known as Hatha Yoga. Yoga poses or asanas are meant to get your body in shape so that you can meditate. The section of Yoga poses contains a science backed discussion on Yoga poses, techniques, benefits, and precautions in detail. Yoga poses are usually performed while breathing deeply and diaphragmatically, which is believed to stimulate oxygen flow to the brain. These are some of the psychological effects of yoga that have been published. Yoga has been shown in at least two studies to improve mindfulness. Despite the fact that the scales used in the studies were different, both reported increased mindfulness.
Yoga has also been shown to reduce job stress in the workplace.

Yoga poses if you Sit for long hours

5 Must Do Yoga Poses if you Sit for Long Hours

If your job requires you to sit for long hours perhaps in front of a computer, it can lead to many issues including poor blood circulation, pain in the back, and poor posture. According to research, total sitting time is associated with a higher risk for cardiometabolic disease and mortality. There are multiple approaches that …

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Pranayama in the Bhagavad Gita

Pranayama in the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita in the fourth chapter has beautifully indicated pranayama as a method to reach the goal of realization of the self. The 29th verse of the fourth chapter mentions अपाने जुह्वति प्राणं प्राणेऽपानं तथापरे |प्राणापानगती रुद्ध्वा प्राणायामपरायणा: || Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 verse 29 apāne juhvati prāṇaṁ prāṇe ’pānaṁ tathāpareprāṇāpāna-gatī ruddhvā prāṇāyāma-parāyaṇāḥ Bhagavad …

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What to think while meditating? The answer is simple.

What Should You Think While Meditating?

A reader of the World Yoga Forum asked us this question – “What exactly are you supposed to think when you try meditation?“. This question can exist for a lot of beginners. The mind is difficult to control and when you sit for meditation, it’s possible there are a hundred thousand thoughts that can come …

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Sitting long hours - This yoga pose can help improve blood supply in legs

Sitting Long Hours? Try this Yoga Pose for improved blood circulation in legs

Too much sitting has been described as a health hazard. There are a number of health concerns linked with sitting long hours. too much sitting (also known as sedentary behavior – which involves very low energy expenditure, such as television viewing and desk-bound work) is adversely associated with health outcomes, including cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers, type …

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Stop Overthinking with these simple breathing exercises

Stop Overthinking with this One Simple Thing

Overthinking is a continuous loop of unproductive thoughts. It can also be considered as an excessive amount of thoughts that are unnecessary. Overthinking has also been associated with anxiety1. According to the Berkley Well-Being Institute, when you are overthinking, you are likely trying to solve a problem in your life2. According to research, overthinking about …

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3 Simple Breathing Exercises To Calm Your Mind For Beginners in Yoga

One of the key things for beginners is to get regular with a Yoga practice. As a beginner, I struggled to be consistent with my Yoga practice. One of the things that helped me stay regular is taking a few steps, a few asanas at a time. We all tend to have busy schedules and …

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Ujjayi Pranayama

Yoga For De-stressing: Ujjayi Pranayama

Yoga is an effective therapy for managing stress and anxiety. In this post, we’ll discuss one such breathing technique also called Ujjayi Pranayama. It has numerous health benefits including helping manage stress, and at the same time managing blood pressure, and increasing lung capacity. Yoga is increasingly used in clinical settings for a variety of …

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Cat Cow Pose

Yoga For High Blood-Pressure: Cat-Cow Pose

High Blood Pressure is now becoming an increasingly common problem. Research has shown that yoga intervention can lower blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension. Scientific review has supported Yoga therapy as a multifunctional exercise modality with numerous benefits. Yoga plays an important role not only in reducing high BP but it has also been …

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Sun Salutation - All you need to know

Are you doing Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) Properly?

Sun Salutation is a holistic exercise and has a host of health benefits. These have been well studied and documented. It balances the systems like respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrinal and musculoskeletal system to function better (Also read physiological benefits of Sun Salutation). However most of us don’t seem to do it the right way. There …

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