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Lesser Known Surya Namaskar Benefits for Mind, Body and Soul!

Lesser Known Surya Namaskar Benefits for Mind, Body and Soul!

Almost anyone who has ever done Yoga, might already know how to perform Surya Namaskar asana. But not everyone might know how it really works and how deep is the wisdom behind it… Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation) literally means to bow down to the sun. Surya Namaskar is one of the best yogic practices to energize the body and start your day with an intention of gratitude towards the source of life on earth – which is the Sun. Apart from your…

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How Yoga Helps Achieve Effective and Permanent Weight Loss

How Yoga Helps Achieve Effective and Permanent Weight Loss

Yoga is so much more than just a weight loss program. It is a combination of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Studies show that a complete yoga program including asana (poses) practices, breathing techniques, and meditation act as a effective long term weight loss solution for people with all ages. It has helped many people to shed extra pounds, even some who have spent years trying to loose weight with other ways without success. How exactly does yoga help in losing weight: As…

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Why should you sit on the floor while eating? Its Science!

Why should you sit on the floor while eating? Its Science!

Sitting on the floor while eating is an ancient culture of many Asian countries like India, Japan, China, etc. This very simple ancient practice of sitting on the floor while eating  is done with a unique asana (yoga posture of our body) which has many health benefits. Read on to know how just changing the way we sit while eating can have positive effects on both our body and mind. 1. Its Yoga! Indian practice of sitting on the floor while eating is done…

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Vajrasana: A Unique Yoga Pose (to be done after meals)

Vajrasana: A Unique Yoga Pose (to be done after meals)

We all know that we should not do any exercise or Yoga immediately after having food. But there is one asana (yoga pose) which you can do after having food, and it will actually help your digestion! Vajrasana. Vajrasana is a simple and very effective asana. It is the only asana which you can do after having your meal. This asana has a wide range of benefits from making your body internally strong to getting into the ultimate meditative state. Meaning of Vajrasana: Word Vajrasana is…

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Know your body type and personality – VATA, PITTA, KAPHA [PART2]

Know your body type and personality – VATA, PITTA, KAPHA [PART2]

In the first part of this blog – VĀTA, PITTA AND KAPHA – THE 3 DOSHAS THAT DETERMINE YOUR PERSONALITY AND HEALTH [PART 1] , I wrote about what Doshas are (Vata, Pitta, Kapha), what basic elements are combined (Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth)  to form each Dosha and how Doshas are spread out into our body. Please read that blog if you have not read it already. I am sure now you want to know what is your own Prakruti (body type). How are the Doshas influencing…

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Is drinking refreshing Cold Water making you ill ?

Is drinking refreshing Cold Water making you ill ?

Refrigerators were originally invented to store food and keep it edible over a longer time. They were created to minimize the impact of the outside climate on food. When refrigerators were invented and were getting widely advertised, drinking water became a commercial product in the form of chilled bottled water, and the consumer perception changed. Cold water sure feels refreshing, but do you know that it may be harming your body chronically? Today it is common for the people to drink cold water at home…

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Water and Saliva: A No Exercise Weight Loss Technique

Water and Saliva: A No Exercise Weight Loss Technique

Weight loss using water and saliva? Is it really possible? Make one simple change to your water drinking technique and prepare to see transformation in your body like never before… Saliva – Ever wondered how precious it is? Like many of us, I was unaware of all the benefits of this magical watery fluid secreted twenty-four hours continuously inside our mouth, until I discovered its magical benefits from an ancient Āyurveda book called Ashtānga hridayasamhitā  (Heart of Medicine) written by one of the most…

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