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Aug 16, 2018

10 Best Yoga Poses That Will Cure Irregular Periods

While the mechanics of menstruation are something all women have in common, each woman experiences her period differently. Though most would agree that it’s not the most enjoyable time of each month, responses vary from an appreciation of fertility, to annoyance, to being curled up in pain, to disregard.
For any female, getting menstruation is not just a sign of fertility but also of her health and overall fitness. Yoga is the effective exercise to cure irregular periods naturally. Irregular period is common in women. Yoga is the best medicine to cure problems like menstruation disorder, heavy blood flow and painful menstruation periods. Every female must practice yoga poses and make yoga a part of her daily regime to cope with menstrual disorders.
Here are 10 yoga poses that will cure irregular periods.

Dhanurasana – Bow Pose
Dhanurasana or the Bow Pose is one of the 12 basic Hatha Yoga poses. It is also one of the three main back stretching exercises. It gives the entire back a good stretch, thus imparting flexibility as well as strength to the back. This pose is so called because it looks like an archer’s bow, the torso and legs representing the body of the bow, and the arms the string.

Ustrasana – Camel Pose
Camel Pose (Ustrasana) is a backbending yoga posture that opens the entire front side of the body. It is an intermediate level back-bending yoga posture known to open Anahata (Heart chakra). This yoga posture adds flexibility and strength to the body and also helps in improving digestion.

Matsyasana – Fish Pose
Fish Pose is a back-bending yoga posture that opens the chest, throat, and abdomen. It is usually used as the counter-pose to Shoulderstand (Sarvangasana) because it neutralizes pressure on the neck and spine, but it is also a deep stretch with many benefits in its own. The name of the posture derives from the fact that if you adopt the position in water, you will float quite easily. Try to hold the pose for half of the time that you spent in the Shoulderstand, in order to equalize the stretching effects on your spine ans muscles.

Baddhakonasana – Butterfly Pose
Badhakonasana is also popularly known as the Butterfly Pose because of the movement of the legs during the posture, giving the appearance of a butterfly flapping its wings. Targeting primarily the legs, it is the perfect antidote to relax and stretch the muscles of the legs. This yoga pose will relax your body, mind and soul that will comfort your tired feet.

Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
The name comes from the Sanskrit words bhujanga meaning ‘snake’ or ‘serpent’ and asana meaning ‘posture’ or ‘seat’. From a prone position with palms and legs on the floor, the chest is lifted. Bhujangasana may strengthen the spine, stretch the chest, shoulders, and abdomen, firm the buttocks, and relieve stress and fatigue. Traditional texts say that Bhujangasana increases body heat, destroys disease, and awakens kundalini.

Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog
Adho Mukha Svanasana posture replicates a dog bending forward, hence the name downward facing dog pose. This asana can be practiced by any beginner too and with all its benefits, one should include it as a part of daily yoga practice. It is a standing pose and mild inversion that builds strength while stretching the whole body.

Aug 14, 2018

Yoga For Beginners: 8 Yoga Poses to Fight Insomnia and Sleep Better

If you find it difficult to fall asleep, even when you have the chance to do so, it is called insomnia. Insomnia also brings low energy, fatigue, low concentration and mood swings. Yoga helps you get rid of your sleeplessness or abnormal sleeping habits. It also helps you de-stress and unwind. The stretching that yoga entails has a deeply calming effect.
Here are 8 yoga poses to help you fight insomnia and sleep better.

Balasana – Child’s Pose
Child’s Pose – Balasana is a common beginner’s yoga pose. It is often used as a resting position in between more difficult poses during a yoga practice. The word ‘Balasana’ comes from the Sanskrit words ‘bala’ meaning ‘child’ and ‘asana’ meaning ‘pose’.

Viparita Karani – Legs Up the Wall
The Viparita Karani is a mild inversion and is also called the Inverted Lake Pose. Viparita Karani is known to diminish wrinkles and it can make you look younger. This posture will make your blood flow into various parts of your body that requires it. Viparita Karani is often done at the end of a yoga practice, before the final relaxation pose (Savasana) or meditation.

Supta Baddha Konasana – Reclining Goddess Pose
Reclined Bound Angle Pose, also known as Reclined Cobbler’s Pose, is a deeply relaxing yoga position that is recommended for students of all levels. This pose instills a sense of deep relaxation. It is not only a restorative posture but also a hip opening asana. It is a basic pose, which just about anyone can try their hand at. This asana is also called the Reclined Cobbler’s Pose or the Reclined Goddess Pose.

Cat and Cow Pose – Marjaryasana and Bitilasana
Cat-Cow is a gentle sequence of two poses that stretches the spine and prepares the body for activity. A wonderful way to start off any yoga practice is with a round Cat Pose to Cow Pose. This Cat Cow pose helps relieving back pain and also helps to stregthen the back.

Halasana – Plow Pose
This posture gained its name from the Sanskrit words ‘Hala’ meaning plough and ‘asana’ meaning pose. Just like the other yoga poses, the Halasana is named so because the basic shape of the pose resembles a typical plow used in Tibet and India. This asana is one of the finishing poses that you will do right from the beginning in yoga. But only once your feet touch the ground, it becomes an advanced pose.

Ananda Balasana – Happy Baby Pose
Ananda Balasana also known as the Happy Baby Pose, is a basic pose that is found in many contemporary yoga routines, and is known to stretch the inner groin and lower back while calming the mind by relieving the stress.

Uttana Shishosana – Extended Puppy Pose
The extended puppy pose (uttana shishosana) is a simple beginner level yoga asana that soothes the mind and strengthens the spine. Extended puppy pose is a similar asana to the familiar and restful child’s pose (balasana), but provides a greater stretch to the spine. This asana provides a beneficial stretch to the spine and shoulders, and offers a release to the neck. It is thought to be an excellent respite for chronic stress or tension in the shoulders and upper spine.

Utthan Pristhasana – Lizard Pose
Lizard Pose (Utthan Pristhasana) is a great stretch for the hip flexors, the hamstrings, and the quadriceps. Incorporating Lizard into your yoga practice can help to improve the flexibility of your hip ligaments and strengthen the muscles in your legs.

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Aug 9, 2018

7 Effective Yoga Poses for Women to Boost Fertility

Infertility is one of the most common troubles induced by stress and erratic lifestyles. Yoga-inspired exercises are ideal for women who are thinking about getting pregnant or having trouble conceiving. Yoga helps to increase the blood flow to certain organs and can have a positive influence on the endocrine system that regulates hormones. They also help relieve the body from stress and anxiety, increasing the chances of conception.
Here are 7 effective yoga poses for women to boost fertility.

Baddha Konasana – Butterfly Pose
Badhakonasana is also popularly known as the Butterfly Pose because of the movement of the legs during the posture, giving the appearance of a butterfly flapping its wings. Targeting primarily the legs, it is the perfect antidote to relax and stretch the muscles of the legs. This yoga pose will relax your body, mind and soul that will comfort your tired feet.

Paschimottanasana – Seated Forward Fold
Paschimottanasana or the Seated Forward Bend pose is a forward bend asana. Paschimottanasana is also known as the Intense Dorsal Stretch pose as it engages the dorsal muscles of the back. ‘Paschima’ means your ‘back’ and ‘Uttana’ means ‘stretching’. This asana covers the stretching of the whole body from head to heels so it is called as Paschimottanasna.

Sarvangasana – Shoulder Stand
Sarvangasana or shoulder stand is a yoga pose wherein the whole body is balanced on the shoulders. Sarvangasana influences the functioning of all parts of your body. This asana is highly beneficial in maintaining the mental and physical health and is also referred as ‘Queen of asanas’. In addition to stimulating the thyroid gland, this pose also relieves stress and depression, improves digestion, opens the shoulders and neck, and strengthens your legs, butt, arms, and abs.

Viparita Karani – Legs Up The Wall
The Viparita Karani is a mild inversion and is also called the Inverted Lake Pose. Viparita Karani is known to diminish wrinkles and it can make you look younger. This posture will make your blood flow into various parts of your body that requires it. Viparita Karani is often done at the end of a yoga practice, before the final relaxation pose (Savasana) or meditation.

Bhujangasana – Cobra Pose
The name comes from the Sanskrit words bhujanga meaning ‘snake’ or ‘serpent’ and asana meaning ‘posture’ or ‘seat’. From a prone position with palms and legs on the floor, the chest is lifted. Bhujangasana may strengthen the spine, stretch the chest, shoulders, and abdomen, firm the buttocks, and relieve stress and fatigue. Traditional texts say that Bhujangasana increases body heat, destroys disease, and awakens kundalini.

Setu Bandhasana – Bridge Pose
In sanskrit ‘Bridge’ means ‘Setu’, ‘Bandha’ means ‘Lock’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. The poses look like the shape of the bridge, so this pose is called as bridge pose. This rejuvenating backbend will open your chest up and keep your spine flexible. Setu Bandhasana will also help to prepare you for more intense backbends. Basically this pose is effective in relaxing the body and reducing stress.

Padahastasana
Padahastasana is a standing forward fold and one of the 12 basic postures of Hatha yoga. This pose’s name comes from the Sanskrit pada which means ‘foot,’ hasta meaning ‘hand’ and asana meaning a ‘seat’ or ‘posture.’

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Aug 2, 2018

Beginners Yoga – How to do Chakki Chalanasana – Churning the Mill Pose

Chakki Chalanasana gets its name from Sanskrit where “Chakki” means ‘Mill’, ‘Chalan’ means ‘Churn’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. Your body appears like you are churning a mill while practicing this asana, and hence the name Chakki Chalanasana.

How To:

Starting with your legs apart, back as straight as you can, feet slightly flexed.
Interlock your fingers and stretch your arms and come forwards as much as you can.
Reach for the toes of the left foot and start to roll around moving from your hip joint at your pelvis like you are drawing an imaginary circle. then all the way to the right.
Then finishing the circle by going all the way back and left and around again like churning the mill.
Inhale while the bending forward and exhale while back. If that is difficult to coordinate, breathe normally.
Stretch your body as much as you can and keep your back as flat as you can.
Try not to move legs much. A little movement of the thighs in the beginning is alright.
You will feel the stretch in the arms, abdomen, groin and legs
Initially start with 5 rounds without stressing your body and Repeat the same in anticlockwise direction. Once the body is accustomed to the pose, you can increase it 10 to 12 rounds in each direction.
Do not overexert yourself while practicing this Pose. Do not push yourself beyond the limits. Go only as far as your body allows. Remember it’s about easing in to the pose rather than fighting with it.

Benefits:

• Helps to prevent sciatica nerve pain
• Helps to tone the back, arms, abdomen and pelvis.
• Helps to open the groin and the hip.
• Useful for females in strengthening the uterus muscles. If practiced regularly, it prevents against painful menstrual cycle and to regulate PCOD
• Done consistently, helps to reduce abdominal fat and post delivery fat.

Contraindications:

Do not practice this asana if you
Feel sudden pain in the legs while in the pose
If you are pregnant,
Have low blood pressure,
Have extreme lower back pain, chronic spinal issues or spinal conditions like Slip Disc etc
Have headaches or migraine
Had a recent abdominal or hip surgery surgery, such as for hernia. You can do it after you have completely healed.
Have a weak sacroiliac joint
If you are suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.

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Jul 26, 2018

Celebrate Yoga – International Yoga Day

International Day of Yoga, or Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly.
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
Professional yoga expert Shobhna Juneja shows us the series of asanas which we follow in Common Yoga Protocol.

1. Tadasana
2. Vriksasana
3. Padahastasana
4. Ardha Chakrasana
5. Trikonasana
6. Bhadrasana
7. Vajrasana
8. Ustrasana
9. Shashankasana
10. Uttana-Mandukasana
11. Vakrasana
12. Makarasana
13. Bhujangasana
14. Shalabhasana
15. Setu Bandhasana
16. Uttanpadasana
17. Ardha Halasana
18. Pavanamuktasana
19. Shavasana

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