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Nothing ruins a great Sunday like a bad case of winter flu. Just imagine being sick all day long when you have an extremely important work deadline to meet. Or not being able to get out of bed to be with friends and family. The disadvantages of getting terrible flu cannot be countered after you have acquired it. Then it’s a bit of a journey to the road of suffering. Falling sick is probably for the cavemen who didn’t know yoga or were simply busy sharpening their rocks for hunting.
Had a long day at work? With your body breaking into pieces, do you also feel like your eyes are so strained that you just want to close them for some time? Well, it is time for you to feel a little alarmed because your vision is under compromise. There is not one person on this earth who doesn’t “digitally” strain her/his eyes. We spend almost all of our time staring at the screens of our phones and laptops and fail to realise its tremendous impact on our vision. It is also often said that in this modern time, when we are all surrounded by high rise buildings everywhere, our natural capability of distance gazing is also gradually diminishing.
India is famous for its traditional medicinal practices, one of which is Ayurveda. It is an ancient medicinal practice dated 5000 years back which has clearly shown its positive results on people. Ayurveda sees a person as a whole and not as one or two symptoms and treats a patient holistically. It determines the root cause of the disease and provides a permanent cure which other medicinal practices are unable to do. Instead of providing you a short term relief, Ayurveda finds a long term cure to contribute to your overall health and well being.
Read the article and learn about the effect on the lungs when you hold your breath during yoga. “When the breath is irregular, the mind is unsteady, but when the breath is still, so is the mind still and the Yogi obtains the power of stillness. Therefore, the breath should be restrained.”
~ Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Yoga is an amazing way to inculcate calmness, composure and happiness in life. Through this article learn about the 4 yoga poses that changed my life to a big extent.
Yoga is an age-old practice that was devised by ancient yogis in India. These yogis wanted to find a way to reach the depths of human existence that was beyond the forms of personality, behavior and notions of spirituality. By the alignment of the physical body and the mind, through the process of breath control they realized that they could reach this depth in as a human.
It’s never too late to start yoga. Whether you are in your middle age or your golden years, keep in mind that not all exercises suit every age group. If you go for weight lifting, it can hurt your joints. Thus, the challenge arises in finding an activity that can improve your health with minimal risk. Yoga is said to be a complete body and mind workout. You’ll know about the benefits of yoga no matter your age. Read below to find out:
Yoga improves your strength
                                                          
In recent times, traveling has become a de-stressing therapy for many, including yogis. But unknowingly, people often exert the body in order to destress the mind. Yoga practitioners have found a solution to this problem which is incorporating yoga and travel.
Summary – Yoga is one of the best ways to tackle the issue of weight gain. Regular practice along with a balanced vegetarian diet can do wonders. Read on to learn more. 
The oldest and the effective way to lose weight is through Yoga. The tradition of yoga is being practiced since several years. There are several yoga exercises that not only help to strengthen, relax, and tone your muscles but also help in losing weight. If the correct and efficient moves are put together, one can easily lose weight at home.
Summary: Yoga is not about physical training, the holistic art is the manifestation of a positive body and mind. Yoga is an ancient practice and incorporating it into daily life bestows physical and mental benefits. Read to learn what all.
“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.”
- B.K.S. Iyengar
A daily hectic schedule is putting your health at stake? With yoga face the daily challenges with utmost ease without stressing it out.
Summary: People nowadays are becoming cautious about ashtanga vinyasa yoga because of certain myths. The following article will refine those myths and will enlighten you to the benefits.
Do you want to start your yoga practice but finding it hard to enrol in a class? The reasons could be many but don’t let this demotivate you. Here are 7 tips for you to start a successful home yoga practice.
Though it is always recommended to practice yoga under the watchful eyes of a guru but, at times it becomes difficult to enrol in a toga teacher training. The reasons can be many – time crunch, financial issues, etc. You can start your practice at home too. All you need is a proper mindset and access to YouTube videos; you can follow the same initially. Here are some tips for a successful home yoga practice:
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