Feeling Overwhelmed, overloaded? Here is easy solution

Everyone feel overwhelmed, at some point of time. period. And when such situation occurs, all the productivity hacks/tools, doesn’t feel helpful at all. These tools are only reminding you about still pending work. So, are they bad? Absolutely not. There are many wonderful tools, without which, it would be mess to handle all the roles and responsibilities we have currently. But, they don’t help us to tackle this feeling of system overload. tired cub The main point here is, what to do when you feel overwhelmed? That sense of tiredness, irritation or pure helplessness. Well, this is what we are looking into, [...]

2018-01-18T02:50:51+00:00Health|0 Comments

Yoga for stress relief: How yoga helps in gently taking care of stress issues

Stress: How and why of it Stress? Me, I don’t take stress or no, I work out my stress and thus it doesn’t affect me. That is the most common response we say to ourselves, whenever there is talk about stress. And the main reason for this is not hard to find. We have skewed knowledge about what stress is. The scientific details (long and boring :) )are here at wiki. Or, skip this link and read on :) How yoga helps our body to counter effects of stress: Heart Beat: Whatever the level of stress level, it directly effects our heartbeats. The [...]

2018-01-18T02:59:52+00:00Health|0 Comments

How to be less anxious?

What is anxiety? Anxiety or being anxious is one of the negative outcomes of being stressed. Stress is an emotional response to pressures we feel in life and anxiety is our response to stress itself. There are many other effects of stress, why anxiety takes centre stage? Because Anxiety is when fear overcomes other emotions as a response to stress. The apprehension itself limits the person’s capacity to think something much productive in such state. Moreover, it has been found that anxiety leads to depression over a period of time, with many long-term effects. You can read about anxiety study here. [...]

2018-01-18T03:07:43+00:00Health|0 Comments

How yoga work on our body/mind (Part-3)?

(This post is last in 3 parts series about how yoga works on different systems of our body. You can read part-1 and part-2 here) The Mind Aah, the mind. The final frontier of being healthy and peaceful. Mind and body are normally considered two separate entities. But yoga, body/mind are viewed as extension of each other in holistic terms. You can’t have a tensed mind in healthy or vice versa. They impact each other, because they are co-dependent. But as compared to body, mind is not easy to guide into better health. After mind is what we use to [...]

2018-01-17T10:04:05+00:00Health|0 Comments

Your many ailments are due to wrong breathing habit!!

Wrong breathing? How? No, you didn’t read wrong. Wrong breathing habit, is more common then we like to believe. And it’s mostly undetected. So, let’s analyse, what is this wrong breathing habit being referred to here? Take a deep breath! Now, observe how you did it!! What did you actually do? Did you inhale as long as possible, while lifting the chest area(in some case even shoulders), filling in your lungs? If little more aware, you must have sat straight (if not already) while doing so. Now: After this breath, did you focus on exhaling also? or your breath just got [...]

2018-01-18T06:30:40+00:00Health|0 Comments

How yoga work on our body (part-2)?

Recap: So from the part-1 post, we know that how when we hold the asana, our major muscle groups are gently stretched, and so does muscles joining the bones. This, when held for some time, leads to increased blood circulation in that area. Which in turn leads to the better nourishment of affected body parts. Now let’s delve deeper into how yoga asana practice works on other body functions(respiratory system). Breathing(respiratory system) There are two parts of our breathing system: Inhaling adequate breath Proper oxygenation of blood when breathing This is what our lungs normally, with no intervention required. But [...]

2018-01-17T09:51:32+00:00Health|0 Comments

How yoga work on our body? (Part-1)

How does yoga work on body? You must have got to know from various sources about how yoga is beneficial for body(Or if you haven’t yet, then read this post published in 2007 in yoga journal). But the question, that follows when you read more about how yoga is done, is that how does yoga work on human body? How can, bending and stretching ourselves in certain way and holding that for few moments, going to make us healthy? Our understanding about anything related to health is based on visible efforts and actionable data. With regards to yoga, little explanation is [...]

2018-01-17T06:22:52+00:00Health|0 Comments

Yoga Mat: How to chose right one for awesome practice

[Updated August 2018] And curated list of best yoga mats Yoga Mat When you practice yoga, there is one constant companion for each class, without fail : your Yoga Mat.   In earlier times, when Yoga was practiced only in ashrams, folded blankets were used as base for deeper practice. Or even Kusha grass before that. Which is not the case anymore. Now you have yoga mats in yoga studios, throughout the world. One of the main reason is the scarcity and cost of such rugs. The other factor is that ashram environment was totally different from what you have in your city based [...]

2018-09-20T14:14:57+00:00Health|0 Comments

How to sit cross-legged when you are not flexible?

Sitting cross-legged (Padmasana or Sukhasana)     Sitting cross-legged on the floor or on a mat is one of the most preferred sitting postures for practising pranayama and meditation. Any image that shows someone sitting in meditation is by and large in cross legged position (Padmasana or Sukhasana). This is not without reason. Sitting cross-legged position on floor is based on fundamental approach of Yogic practices. Content Table: Benefits of sitting cross-legged Reasons you are not able to sit cross-legged Is sitting on floor: good or bad? How to sit with stiff back and tight hip joint? How to use a [...]

2018-09-18T14:39:27+00:00Health|0 Comments