Year: 2010

Benefits of Cardamom

Cardamom is known to have its roots in India. This humble condiment is commonly known as elaichi in Indian cuisine and is used in preparations such as curries, rice preparations, snacks, sweets and even tea. Though it is widely used for culinary purposes, it is also used in Ayurveda for its medicinal properties.  Cardamom tea […]

A simple Lifestyle

A simple lifestyle promotes good health in the longer run. I would like to share some simple but very important facts:  In your daily life activities ensure you are regular and well balanced and have time for mental and physical activities. Plan your day so that you have time for both work and family. As […]

Yoga Nidra For All

Yoga Nidra (YN) is a deep level relaxation practice. A practice designed for children, young, and geriatrics.  It is beneficial to combat any level of stress or disease even cancer. My sister is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, stage two. She had to undergo a nine-hour long complicated surgery, followed by eight chemotherapies and […]

Therapeutic effect of Yoga Nidra in Geriatrics

Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. During the practice of Yoga Nidra, one appears to be asleep; but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. In this threshold state between sleep and wake-fullness, contact with the subconscious and unconscious dimensions occurs spontaneously. In Yoga […]

Effect of Yoga on Cardiorespiratory functions

Effect of Yoga on Cardiorespiratory functions  First publication on October 24, 2010  By Dr.M.C.Panda in Yoga and Spirituality | A way of life With the increased incidence of disorders of cardio-respiratory functions mostly due to altered life style, the time has come for us to address these without drug. Physiologically, it is understood that certain […]


Meaning: Bandha means lock or bond of the internal energy or prana which is produced during the practice. Bandha allows the prana to flow within the body so that the different parts of the body are nourished with the prana. Bandhas are used in yoga practices where the internal organs or external muscles of the […]

Innovative meditation in Yoga for Senior citizens

Watch nature and enjoy. Observe people and absorb. Concentrate the mind to analyse and realise change: Analyse the change in body and mind since childhood, Realise change is everywhere; change is inevitable; embrace change in joy and bliss. About the Innovative meditation in Yoga, I have refered the text books on ‘Meditations’ and ‘Sure Ways to […]

Yoga for Healing

My primary motivation to starting off on yoga lessons was due to my liver condition. After 8 months of a hepatitis attack, my bile count was not dropping below normal, despite taking strong medication (including steroids) and having strict diet control. I checked my count last week, and for the first time since mid-2009 it […]

Shatkarma trip this month

We had a wonderful experience at Prashanti this time.  Enthusiatic practitioners who planned to go for shatkarma also got their whole body massage done the previous day and then did the cleansing techniques of  jala neti kriya and vamana dhouti.  Thus got rejuvenated both inside out. Practitioners enjoying their kriyas…. We had a joyful talk by Sri N.V. Raghuramji […]

Swadhyaya of Yoga

First publication on August 1, 2010 By Dr. M C Panda in Yoga and Spirituality|A way of life After attending regular yoga sessions for elderly persons in Dhrti Yoga Studio, BTM 2nd Stage Bangalore from July 28, 2009 to April 22, 2010 for about 9 months; I had to practice Swadhyaya of Yoga at home […]