Month: July 2009

Yoga for Back and Neck Pain

Understand the back pain-Its one of the commonest pain most of us suffer some time or the other in our life.  Hence it is important to know the cause of it whether it’s a mechanical stress, psychological stress, poor posture, aging, lifestyle, nerve problem-sciatica, spondylosis or an injury-whiplash injury, disc related problems in the back […]

The Limbs of Yoga

As per Patanjali’s Astanga Yoga there are eight limbs or steps in the practice of Yoga: Yama Niyama Asana Pranayama Pratyahara Dharana Dhyana Samadhi There are 5 YAMAS – SOCIAL CODES: Ahimsa-Non Violent Satya-Truthfulness Asteya-Non Stealing Bhramacharya-Celibacy Aparigraha-Non Hoarding 5 NIYAMAS – PERSONAL CODES Saucha-Cleanliness Santosha- Contentment Tapas-Austerity Swadhyaya-Self Study Ishwarapranidhana- Remembering the higher power […]

Planning Right Meal

Namaste Along with the yoga workout lets switch to new and simple things: Introduce Soya – its king of all fiber.  Let soya be in different forms like milk, bean, chunks, or granules 1 portion of soya flour can be mixed in 4 portions of wheat flour and can be used for rotis Check tofu […]

Asana Practice

How to achieve firmness along with relaxation? Prayatna Saithilya Ananta Samapatibhyam (II/47) Prayatna = effort; Saithily = loosen;  Ananta = infinite; Samapatibhyam = by fusing. (While maintaining the posture) Slacken the effort and attune to the ‘infinite’. In the present Sutra Patanjali gives us the technique of making the posture firm yet comfortable. What is […]