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Yoga for Beginners: All you need to know

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Yoga for Beginners

Yoga balances, harmonizes, purifies and strengthens the body, mind and soul of the practitioner. It shows the way to perfect health, perfect mind control and perfect peace with one’s self, the world, nature and God.

~Swami Vishnu-devananda

Firs things first: The best way to learn Yoga is by doing it.

The problem is not everyone has a Yoga […]

Yoga Cushions – How to choose the right cushion

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Why do we need yoga cushions?

While you are practising meditation or pranayama, sitting in a cross-legged position is recommended position. The difficult part is that sitting in such a position isn’t easy for everyone. This is especially true when you are new to the practice of yoga. Yoga cushions are there to help if sitting cross-legged is difficult on its own.

A yoga cushion is designed to provide support, comfort, and stability during your yoga practice. It can help improve alignment, reduce strain on joints, and assist with […]

Yoga Certification Scheme changes – Everything you need to know

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Big changes in Yoga Certification scheme

As you know that the Yoga Certification Scheme was shifted from QCI to MDINY last year (April 2018). Then MDINY, Ministry of AYUSH Government of India constituted Yoga Certification Board for the implementation of the scheme.

You can find the details about Yoga Certification Board (YCB for short) here.

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YCB ( Yoga Certification Board) has announced some major changes in Yoga Certification Scheme. These changes were implemented from April 1, […]

How yoga work on our body (part-2)- Proper Breathing Explained

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Proper Breathing

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).


Biology of Breathing (respiratory system)

When we breathe, it happens in three steps:


Yoga for back pain: What you need to know

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Updated: January 2019

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Yoga for back pain

Health is Yoga is broadly measured by the health of our spine and by that extension, our complete back. Hence, most of asana practices are designed around spinal movements.

Yoga works for back pain. There is no doubt about it. It works by slowly building the necessary movements in spine and areas around it. What it needs is proper understanding of back pain and then practicing accordingly.

Depending on the pain itself, the area and […]

Ashtanga: Eight Limbs of Yoga

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Ashtanga – Eight limbed path of Yoga

Ashtanga (means eight-limbed) is systematic path of Yoga, by Maharish Patanjali in his work “Yoga Sutra”. These eight limbs are not eight steps as usually understood. They are limbs of this particular path of self-realisation.

Yoga has focus on development and nourishment of both mind and body, thus these eight limbs are guidelines related to these areas only.


Yama are social rules. They are about your should deal with the society around you. Following these person rules for social conduct elevate your mental […]

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