Reaping Benefits From Viparita Karni Asana

Every yoga asana has been made with the intention of being useful to the different parts of your body. All the yoga asanas you would learn or must have heard about would be useful one way or the other. Viparita – would mean inverted, opposite karani would mean – in action, an act of doing. It is also known as the leg-up-the-wall-pose. Most of the yoga positions keeps your feet on ground but this position does the opposite, helping you ease up your muscles by the flow of blood from the leg to your head. This inverted position leads to increase in blood flow to your upper body as well as to your brain which is very useful to maintain …

Parkinson’s Disease

First described as “shaking palsy” the disease that now bears his name, medical science has thus far been unable to unravel the cause or causes of most Parkinson’s cases or to devise a cure. Nonetheless, dramatic progress has been made in treating the disease, which is known to afflict about half a million older Americans, or one person in 100 over age 50. This figure does not include the untold thousands with symptoms of the disease that are not severe enough to prompt them to seek a diagnosis. But early diagnosis is important. Diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is based on the patient’s symptoms and performance on certain neurological and neuropsychological tests, along with ruling out other possible causes of those …

Yoga Postures

Yoga postures are simple and effective movements of the body to help in stomach firming, back strengthening, and redistributing the weight of the body. There are a lot of yoga postures that one can do in yoga practice. They are deemed to tone and stretch body muscles, as well as improve flexibility and increase endurance. The main categories of yoga postures includes seated postures, standing postures, reclining (supine and prone), back bends, forward bends, twists, side bends, balancing, and inverted postures. Standing Postures These pose revitalize the body and mine through eliminating aches, pains, and tension. Internally, they regulate kidneys, alleviate constipation, and stimulate digestion, as well as perk up breathing and circulation through developing lower back and pelvis flexibility, …

Yoga Positions

Nowadays, this primordial religious practice that originated in India has become a household name. You can hear people who desire to lose some calories resort to this ancient spiritual routine. If that has been a wonder to you, check on some of these yoga positions. Bound Angle is among the yoga positions that will require you to be seated. With a Sanskrit name of Baddha Konasana, this pose is a superb training for the groins and hips. This type of stance has a lot of benefits which include improved circulation, abdominal stimulation, thigh flexibility. fatigue relief and sciatica respite, among the others. Bound Angle is also therapeutic for individuals who have feet that are flat as well as for those …

Yoga – A Cure for Modern Day Stress

As we walk the tightrope between modern life and our animal instincts, the human race strives to find balance. In our bodies, our minds, our environment, in our lives. With our brains over-stimulated and our bodies more sedentary than ever, many of us suffer from the fatigue and imbalance that comes from chronic stress without sufficient recovery. A yoga practice is an excellent way to soothe nerves that are in a constant state of overdrive. Yoga can help give us the ability to live healthy amidst hectic schedules and bustling environments. Why does it seem that as technology evolves at such epic pace we have less and less time at our disposal? Now more than ever we need to slow …

Insomnia and Yoga

Sleep is an essential part of good health. A good night’s sleep can help you feel good, look healthy, work effectively and think clearly. But sleep is not always so easy to come by. If you sometimes have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you’re not alone. A 1991 Gallup study found that more than one-third of all Americans suffer occasional or chronic insomnia. People often are surprised to learn that daytime drowsiness is not an inevitable, harmless byproduct of modern life, but rather a key sign of a sleep problem that could be disastrous if not treated. Recent figures show that nearly a quarter of the population regularly cannot go to, or remain asleep, and every year doctors write …

Have a health Problem? Yoga can solve it. Part 2

This is part 2 of my series depicting the use of Yoga poses for alleviating health challenges and ailments. Do remember friends, Yoga works hand in hand with a proper diet. That can’t be overemphasized, so in learning these poses, keep in mind to learn how to improve your diet as well for success. Here we go: 11. Delaying Old Age: Sun Salutations, Shoulder-stand, Bridge Pose, Fish Pose, Wheel Pose, Abdominal lift and Breathing exercises. 12. Depression: Sun Salutations, shoulder stand and its counter pose, backward bending and balancing exercises. 13. Determination (lack of): Balancing exercises! 14. Diabetes: Head to Knee Poses (Sitting and Standing), Sun Salutations, Bow Pose. (Eat Lots of Celery and leafy vegetables and more Sub acid …

Depression Treatment: Pick Yoga over Medications for Anti-depression

I have been practicing Yoga for close to 5 years now. Prior to this time, my life had been a day-to-day existence erected by symptoms of depression and low self-esteem. Aggravated by marring acne and burdensome Asthma symptoms, not feeling depressed was usually a rare occurrence. A rare occurrence that is; until I discovered Yoga and how it could help with depression treatment. It’s not a surprise that I was not alone during this time as research has shown that some form of depression treatment medication is offered to over 20 million Americans annually. However, what should be the main cause of concern are the many side effects common to these anti-depression drugs. Effective as they may be for a …

Benefits Of Shavasana

For many it is considered to be one of the easiest asanas, but that is not the case. Even though it may look very simple and non-beneficial but it is the other way round. After doing all your yoga poses this is one of the most essential and important pose to complete your yoga practice with. It is the asana which gives the opportunity to relax. Shavasana means Corpse pose due to the look of the asana. As you lie down it makes you aware about your body and how each part of your body plays a very important role in your life. As you go along meditating it relaxes each nerve of your body and improves your respiration which …

Benefits Of Salamba Sirasana

Salamba Sirasana is known as the king of asanas. As in any story the king and queen play different role, in the same manner the asanas also play a different role. The Queen of poses, the shoulder stand helps in the development of the right brain which comprises of stability and patience. Whereas, left brain triggers the brain by pushing through the walls of obscurity towards clear vision. You cannot master this asana in the first attempt. You have to learn it slowly and steadily without straining your neck and back. The presence of a yoga instructor would be the best thing to start off this asana. After many attempts and by the use of props like the wall you …

Depression Treatment: Pick Yoga over Medications for Anti-depression

Depression is an ailment affecting about 10% of the Nation. However what could be more of a concern are the side effects that may apply to most depression medications. Consequently, it may be best to seek alternative methods of depression treatment. One stand-out is Yoga. Let’s learn how it can help us today, shall we? I have been practicing Yoga for close to 5 years now. Prior to this time, my life had been a day-to-day existence erected by symptoms of depression and low self-esteem. Aggravated by marring acne and burdensome Asthma symptoms, not feeling depressed was usually a rare occurrence. A rare occurrence that is; until I discovered Yoga and how it could help with depression treatment. It’s not …

Benefits Of Shavasana

For many it is considered to be one of the easiest asanas, but that is not the case. Even though it may look very simple and non-beneficial but it is the other way round. After doing all your yoga poses this is one of the most essential and important pose to complete your yoga practice with. It is the asana which gives the opportunity to relax. Shavasana means Corpse pose due to the look of the asana. As you lie down it makes you aware about your body and how each part of your body plays a very important role in your life. As you go along meditating it relaxes each nerve of your body and improves your respiration which …

Benefits Of Salamba Sirasana

Salamba Sirasana is known as the king of asanas. As in any story the king and queen play different role, in the same manner the asanas also play a different role. The Queen of poses, the shoulder stand helps in the development of the right brain which comprises of stability and patience. Whereas, left brain triggers the brain by pushing through the walls of obscurity towards clear vision. You cannot master this asana in the first attempt. You have to learn it slowly and steadily without straining your neck and back. The presence of a yoga instructor would be the best thing to start off this asana. After many attempts and by the use of props like the wall you …