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Yoga Poses

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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Sun Salutation on reducing belly fat

Sun Salutation – A Holistic Yoga Practice For Your Well-Being

Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) is one of Yoga’s most holistic practice to you fit. It brings flexibility among a host of other benefits. Sun salutation is a traditional Indian yogic practice that consists of twelve physical poses. These poses encompass periodic forward and backward bending along with deep exhalation and inhalation respectively to the maximum …

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