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Lesson Posted on 06 Feb Health and Fitness/Yoga/Ashtanga Yoga

Yogasana v/s. Exercise

Gurgaon Yogshala

Learn and practice well designed series of yogasanas with us. It not only improves joint mobility, flexibility...

Exercise is all about movement. Yogasana is all about stability. Ironically, the way yogasana is being practiced is more often in the form of exercise and not the way it should be. Initially this form of practice does help in enhancing flexibility and reducing weight but one is not able to reap deeper... read more

Exercise is all about movement. Yogasana is all about stability. Ironically, the way yogasana is being practiced is more often in the form of exercise and not the way it should be. Initially this form of practice does help in enhancing flexibility and reducing weight but one is not able to reap deeper benefits. Ideal practice should involve both the forms i.e. beginning with a good warm up and then progressing into asanas. 

Exercise works on muscles alone. Yogasana works on all systems and organs of the body. But in this day and age we prefer muscle work out than putting effort in yogasana practice, as the results take time and more internal than external. And who cares about internal?! All we need is to look good. Wish we worked at feeling good as well!

Exercise needs energy. Yogasana gives energy. But if one does yogasana practice in the form of exercise then it is not going to be the same experience. Normally people feel that they are feeling energetic after exercise but that is the adrenaline rush which gets released after work out. It does not stay! Yogasana boosts the overall functioning of all the systems, releases knots which block our energy, eliminates stress from body & mind, thus that is unleashing of energy levels.

Exercise is only at the level of body. Yogasana is at the level of both body and mind. It makes body healthy and mind peaceful. Now this is something which one realises as practice progresses, but one must do it with sincerity and dedication. And then transformation speaks for itself.

 

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Lesson Posted on 23/11/2017 Health and Fitness/Yoga

Mudra For Therapy

Dhiraj Jangra

Dhiraj was initiated to Yoga by his mother in the year 1984 when he was 8 years old. He comes from a...

For a long time I have been researching on Mudras of hands and their importance in healing. There is one very important Mudra that I always remember to promote in my Yoga sessions and that is Apan Vaayu Mudra. Let me write the benefits in short: 1. Also called as Mrit Sanjivani mudra this mudra can... read more

For a long time I have been researching on Mudras of hands and their importance in healing. There is one very important Mudra that I always remember to promote in my Yoga sessions and that is Apan Vaayu Mudra.

Let me write the benefits in short:

1. Also called as Mrit Sanjivani mudra this mudra can be very effective in heart strokes specially in emergency situations. Use this mudra immediately when anyone feels chest pain, pain in left arm starting from shoulder, acidic attack, imbalance in blood pressure, diabetes, Bloting problems, instability of mind etc.

2. Apan Vaayu Mudra works to control the air element, balances the earth and space element and allows water element to be free.

3. This mudra helps in removing waste from body which is very important to boost the immune system. So with a very simple manipulation of our fingers we act on four areas at a time to prevent ourselves from the heart attack. This Mudra acts as a very effective emergency treatment. The patient can easily be transported to a hospital, without causing any damage to heart.

Other Benefits of Apan Mudra:

1. As already discussed it helps in relieving chest pain, angina immediate effect.

2. It helps in keeping the blood pressure under control and also the cholesterol level of your body stays within limits.

3. It helps in the stimulation of the circulatory system.

4. It helps in calming down your nervous system.

5. It is really beneficial for people who are suffering from pain in knees. Practice this Mudra for 10-15 minutes everyday followed by Gyan mudra for 3-5 mts.

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Lesson Posted on 21/11/2017 Health and Fitness/Yoga/Hatha Yoga

Chakra And Yoga: An Introduction To The Ancient Science

Brijesh Tundiya

I was born and raised in Ahmadabad, and I currently live in Ahmadabad. with my family. When I am not...

The word Chakra derives from the Sanskrit word “Wheel” or more precisely, The rotating wheel. The chakra is such an extraordinary system that governs and channel energy in our body. Chakra system defined in different ancient cultures including ancient Vedic/ Hinduism, and Buddhism, and... read more

The word Chakra derives from the Sanskrit word “Wheel” or more precisely, The rotating wheel. The chakra is such an extraordinary system that governs and channel energy in our body. Chakra system defined in different ancient cultures including ancient Vedic/ Hinduism, and Buddhism, and widely mentioned in Mayan, Inka, Egyptian, Babylonian and more cultures in the history.

The energy that is perpetually in motion along the human body’s spinal column. Each possessing its own colour and vibrational frequency. these wheels are the catalysts of consciousness and human function. They govern various emotional issues, from our survival instincts and self-esteem to our ability to communicate and experience love. At the bottom of this blog, I have included the Chakra Matrix Chart that will help you to understand the harmony among all chakras.

A Simple Explaining of all 7 Chakras

1. Mūlādhāra-Chakra (Root Chakra):

Root Chakra – Muladhara Chakra

The Root Chakra is the first chakra, also represented by the  Earth element. Its energy is based on the earth element. It’s associated with the feeling of safety and grounding. It’s at the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life. When the Root Chakra is balanced and open, the person feels safe, fearless and grounded. The person becomes friendly and  When the Root chakra is imbalanced, the person is clouded by fear, selfishness, paranoia, greedy and hence constantly lives in survival mode.

To open and balance your Root chakra, you can adopt Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Standing postures and forwarding bends to strengthen your core, legs, and feet. 

 

2. Svādhisthāna-Chakra (Sacral Chakra): 

The sacral chakra is the second chakra also known as the Water Chakra. It is associated with the emotional body, sensuality, and creativity. Its element is water and as such, its energy is characterized by flow and flexibility. The function of the sacral chakra is directed by the principle of pleasure. The Sacral chakra is three inches below the navel, at the centre of your lower belly. In the back, it’s located at the level of the lumbar vertebrae and associated with the lymphatic system.  When the Sacral Chakra is balanced, the person feels connected with himself and outer world, your emotions are balanced. When the Sacral Chakra is imbalanced, one feels overwhelming desires driven by the emotions, disconnected with the self. To open and balance the second chakra, one can adopt forward bends, standing, seated, and twist asanas to your practice.

 

3. Manipūra-Chakra (Solar Plexus Chakra):

 

Solar plexus chakra – Manipura Chakra

“Radiate your power in the world,” could say the solar plexus chakra. Characterized by the expression of will, personal power, and mental abilities, the energy of the third chakra or Manipura in Sanskrit is mobilized when we assert ourselves in the world. It is represented by Fire element with Yellow colour. The main function of this energy centre is to provide actual momentum and will to move forward and manifest personal desires and intentions in the world. It plays a fundamental role in the development of personal power. When the Solar Plexus Chakra is out of balance, person unnecessarily feels guilty, lack of desire, passion and underconfidence. Begin with repetitions of Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar) to build core strength and fan the yellow warmth of energy in the third chakra. Once you begin to feel the fire in your belly, consider incorporating standing, balance, and twisted postures to benefit the solar plexus chakra.

 

4. Anahata -Chakra (Heart Chakra):

Heart Chakra - Anahanta Chakra
Heart Chakra – Anahata Chakra

The heart chakra, or Anahata in its original Sanskrit name, colours our lives with compassion, love, and beauty and represented by the element Air and Green colour. Driven by the principles of transformation and integration, the Heart Chakra bridges earthly and spiritual aspirations. When the Heart Chakra is active and balance, one feels the unconditional love with the self and others, deep compassion and empathy. Your emotional intelligence multi-folds and you feel divine joy and happiness that radiates and from the Heart Center. When the Heart Chakra is out of balance, the traits are that one feels apathy, disconnection with the self and others (anti-social), overly defensive, highly sensitive, jealous and not able to forgive self and others. To open and balance your heart chakra, incorporate yoga poses that stretch, strengthen, and expand your shoulders and chest. The Yoga asanas (poses) for the heart chakra strengthen the circulatory and cardiovascular systems.

 

5. Viśuddha-Chakra (Throat Chakra):

Visuddha Chakra – Throat Chakra

The Throat chakra, the Sanskrit name “Visuddha” which means Pure or Purity is the fifth chakra, represented by aqua blue and ether element. Located at the centre of the neck at the level of the throat. The Throat chakra is associated to the pharyngeal and brachial plexus and is connected to the mouth, jaws, tongue, pharynx and palate. It’s is also linked to the shoulders and the neck. The gland associated with the fifth chakra is the thyroid, which regulates the processing of energy in the body through temperature, growth, and in large parts, metabolism. The function of the Throat chakra is driven by the principle of expression and communication. When balanced, one has effective communication, express the truth and have a good sense of timing to speak. This chakra is also associated with knowing your life purpose. When out of balance, it can contribute to feelings of insecurity, timidity, and introversion. An overactive throat chakra may also lead to gossiping, nonstop talking, and be verbally aggressive or mean. In order to open and foster healthy energy flow through the throat chakra, consider incorporating backbends and inversions into your practice.

 

6. Ājñā-Chakra (third eye chakra):

Anja Chakra – Third Eye Chakra

The third eye chakra is the sixth chakra, located on the forehead, between the eyebrows, it is the centre of intuition and foresight represented by purple colour and related to the “supreme element”, which is the combination of all the elements in their pure form. The most common Sanskrit name for the Third eye chakra is “Ajna”, which means “command” and “perceiving”. The Third eye chakra is associated with the pineal gland in charge of regulating biorhythms, including sleep and wake time. It’s a gland located in the brain that is a centre of attention because of its relationship with the perception and effect of light and altered or “mystical” states of consciousness. It’s positioned close to the optical nerves, and as such, sensitive to visual stimulations and changes in lighting. Open and Balanced third eye chakra, one gets vision, intuition, connection to the divine wisdom and insight, that motivates the inspirations and creativity.  When third eye chakra is out of balance or inactive one feels stuck, disconnected with the higher self, not able to see the bigger picture and lack creativity and imagination. Ashtanga Yoga poses for the Ajna (third eye) chakra help fine tune our sense of perception and help us to see life as it truly is. The forward bends and inversions to your practice to open and balance the Third Eye chakra for example, Balasana (child pose), Ado-mukh swanasana (down facing dog) etc.

 

7.Sahasrara-Chakra (crown chakra):

Crown Chakra – Sahasrara Chakra

The Crown chakra is the seventh chakra. Located at the top of the head. The Sanskrit name “Sahasrara” meaning “theThousand petals”. The crown chakra is most commonly represented by the colour white, although it can also be depicted as deep purple. The auric colour of crown chakra energy can also be seen as gold, white, or clear light. The function of the Crown chakra is driven by pure consciousness, ultimate oneness and gets us in touch with your cosmic self (higher self). The Crown chakra is primarily associated with the pituitary gland, and secondarily to the pineal and the hypothalamus gland.

The hypothalamus and pituitary gland work in pair to regulate the endocrine system. Because of its location, the crown chakra is closely associated with the brain and the whole nervous system. One with the opened and balanced Crown Chakra has a deep sense of universal oneness, connected with the limitless, received realisation and liberation from limiting patterns.  The person enjoys true bliss and ecstasy with an open and balanced crown chakra. The out of balance crown chakra makes you feel disconnected with your spirit with narrow mind perception. Overly active Crown chakra may make one obsessively attached to spiritual matters and disconnection with the body. Although meditation is widely considered the best yoga practice for opening and balancing the crown chakra, there are several asanas that help boost healing of the seventh chakra. To open and balance the crown chakra, do inverted, seated, and restorative yoga poses.

 

Chakra Matrix Chart

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Answered on 10/11/2017 Health and Fitness/Yoga/Ashtanga Yoga

I would like to join as an experienced Yoga Trainer...

Dilip Kumar P.

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Hi Vinod, Kindly let me know what is your requirement clearly.
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Answered on 14/11/2017 Health and Fitness/Yoga

Arihant Swami

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Apply Magnet Therapy, belt or caution and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, You can use Memory Foam or Air Bed. You can do Shalbhasana, and in Shalbhasana keep your leg 30 to 45 ,hold that position 30 seconds to 2 minutes first time with support after practice without support. Practice also Bhujagasana... read more
Apply Magnet Therapy, belt or caution and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy, You can use Memory Foam or Air Bed. You can do Shalbhasana, and in Shalbhasana keep your leg 30° to 45°,hold that position 30 seconds to 2 minutes first time with support after practice without support. Practice also Bhujagasana slowly slowly. Aurvedic Medicine also work on backache problems like Lakshadi Guggul, Maha Yogiraj Guggul , Dashmularisht and Ashwgangarisht etc.as advice by physician Thank You ??????? read less
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Answered on 09/09/2017 Health and Fitness/Yoga Health and Fitness/Yoga/Patanjali Yoga Health and Fitness/Yoga/Yoga Meditation

Dilip Kumar P.

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Jai Gurudev Hi Kamal, As you might be aware that Yoga Asanas deliver better results when you practice it correctly otherwise it can harm you more than you expect. Recent studies have indicated that around 10% of new yoga practitioners are getting hurt due to wrong way of doing Yoga Asanas and other... read more
Jai Gurudev Hi Kamal, As you might be aware that Yoga Asanas deliver better results when you practice it correctly otherwise it can harm you more than you expect. Recent studies have indicated that around 10% of new yoga practitioners are getting hurt due to wrong way of doing Yoga Asanas and other wings of Yoga like pranayama, diet practices and meditation etc. Apart from the way you practice yoga, there could be other reasons likes your physical fitness, your condition just before you start yoga practice (like low glucose level), hydration levels during and after Yoga practice, severity of Yoga practice etc can also cause you headache. Studying carefully how you are doing yoga asanas and stress on your nerves, and other factors I mentioned above guiding on those lines might help you to get rid of it. However it has to be dealt case to case basis when supervised personally. Try to bring the changes suggested above and let me know if you can see improvement. Wish you happy recovery and happy Yoga practicing!!! Jai Gurudev!!! read less
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Answered on 10/11/2017 Health and Fitness/Yoga/Yoga Meditation

My budget Rs 3500. Please suggest us trainer in my budget.

Brijesh Tundiya

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just post your requirement with your budget whosoever capable to do it they will contact you.
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Answered on 26/08/2016 Health and Fitness/Yoga

Amit Jayant Deshmukh

Yoga, Meditation & Spiritual Trainer

Mantra yoga means chanting and hearing mantras which are prescribed in Scriptures
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Answered on 26 Jan Health and Fitness/Yoga

Dr. Vinod Kumar

Yoga Teacher

Yes so many yogic practices to gain weight like savasana , chandrabhedi pranayam & so many
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