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The Health Benefits of Swimming

Some of the health benefits of swimming are: Swimming is perfect for those people who have a hard time carrying out weight-bearing, land-based physical activities. This is because your weight in water is about 1/10 of your weight on land. You feel lighter. Swimming minimizes the risk of injuries from physical activity. So, you can …

Yoga for Strong Bones

Osteoporosis (from the Greek “porous bone”) is a disease in which bones become less dense, predisposing them to fractures. Yoga may be an effective part of the treatment for osteoporosis: A recent small study found that practicing yoga for as little as eight to ten minutes daily can increase bone density. With a regular practice, …

Yoga Exercises and Stress Management Techniques for Fibroids

What are fibroids? Fibroids are non-cancerous growths comprised of either fibrous connective tissue or muscle that develop in or around the womb (uterus Fibroids can grow anywhere in the womb and vary in size considerably. (for more on Fibroids read Fibroids-Not Always Notorious on http://www.healthynudgez.com/category/body-mind-soul/physical-well-being/) How do fibroids develop? Several factors may influence their formation, such as hormones and …

Veerabhadrasana

Veer – courageous; Bhadra – good; Asana –posture Veer word is derived from Sanskrit word Vira meaning courageous. This pose acknowledges the spiritual warrior within, battling with the arrogant ego. It gives confidence to face your fears, courage to move forward, compassion to embrace others and wisdom to surrender. Veerabhadrasana is one of the most …

The Power Of Gratitude

GRAT-I-TUDE (The quality of being thankful) IN DAILY LIFE WE MUST SEE THAT IT IS NOT HAPPINESS THAT MAKES US GRATEFUL, BUT GRATEFULNESS THAT MAKES US HAPPY. When life seems full of troubles, it seems difficult to maintain an attitude of gratitude. And in times when everything seems going smoothly, we often take precious moments …

Yoga Therapy for Diabetes

Type II diabetes is most common form of diabetes. In type II diabetes, the pancreas produces insulin which is not enough for the body’s needs. Obese, overweight people are particularly at high risk of developing type II diabetes and its related medical problems. Type II Diabetes can be controlled with weight management, nutrition and exercise. …

5 Yoga Poses To Reduce Belly Fat

Losing belly fat is a big task A slimmer waist, healthier body and reduced risk of chronic disease is associated with reducing the belly fat that looks aesthetically displeasing. Dieting and exercise go hand in hand. TIPS TO REDUCE BELLY FAT: For Diet see under diet tips to reduce belly fat YOGA POSES While doing …

3 Qualities of Asanas in Yoga

STHIRA SUKHAM ASANAM “स्थिरसुखमासनम्” (Patanjali Yog Sutra Chapter No 2 Sutra No 46)   May your connection to the earth be steady and sweet and may you feel content with your place in the universe. स्थिरम– Steady/Firm “Sthira”- ability to be steadfast in an asana which means when the muscles are evenly engaged, free of …

Conscious relaxation – SHAVASANA

As the life these days has become stressful and ways which we know to relax do not give much relaxation.  Even the sleep that is required to provide  relaxation , is not sufficient and not generally a sound sleep. Given the hustle bustle of life we need to relax consciously. In yoga we have an …

What is Yoga

योगश्‍चित्तवृत्तिनिरोधः (yogaś citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ) – Yoga Sutra 1.2 of Patanjali Yoga Sutras  SWAMI VIVEKANANDA  translates the sutra as “Yoga is restraining the mind-stuff (Citta) from taking various forms (Vrittis). According to Baba Hari Dass, “Yoga (union) implies duality (as in joining of two things); the result of yoga is the non-dual state”, and “as the union of …

Mindfulness-Living in the Now and Here

Everyone who joins Yoga thinks that yoga will make their body flexible, increase their muscle strength, and tone their body. Yoga is not only about body but also about balance, focus, awareness, experiencing peace of mind and increasing the inner strength. Yoga is a science, science of not only physical but spiritual well being. Yoga …

Bhadrasana-Exercise to Reduce Thigh, Hip Fat

 BHADRASANA/THRONE POSE/ BUTTERFLY POSE Bhadrasana is asana for lower extremities. It exercises the unused or less used muscles of the thighs pelvic organs and groin area. It is a very simple but very effective pose for our lower extremities i.e Bhadrasana also known as throne pose. Our emotional mental and spiritual well being totally depends …

Balanced State of Mind

There once lived a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried, king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked- One picture was of calm lake with peaceful towering mountains and blue sky with white clouds. It was …