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What is yoga? can yoga really works?

Yoga is one of the six classical systems of Hindu philosophy (“Yoga”).Yoga is  a school of thought in the Hindu religion, and a system of mental and physical exercise developed by this school. All forms of yoga originated in India. People who follow this school, and practice any form of yoga are called yogis, or yogins. Students study under prolonged and careful guidance of the teacher, known as the guru.

The first syllable “gu,” in Sanskrit means light; the second syllable, “ru” means light. A guru is a spiritual teacher who leads the pupil from darkness to light. Literally, yoga means “the union of mind and body.” In Sanskrit, the language of India, yoga means discipline. Many people in western countries practice some form of yoga exercise in hope of improving their health, and achieving peace of mind.

Various forms of yoga have become popular in Europe and the United States. Transcendental Meditation is a simplified version of the yoga of Hinduism. Bhakti-Yoga involves the dedication of all actions and thoughts to a chosen God. Hatha-Yoga, stresses difficult bodily postures and breathing techniques. It has become very popular as a method of gaining and improving health. Certain people also study this form of yoga because of the control they develop over certain bodily functions. A new concept in fitness combines gentle stretching with techniques from Hatha Yoga to perform the most effective, relaxing ways of exercising. There are other forms of yoga that are practiced in India.

There is Prana Yoga, Brahma Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Tantra Yoga. Yoga is used for many purposes. From cleansing the body, to activating the nervous system, to improving one’s intelligence or sex life. Stretching in yoga is quite relaxing. There are perscribed positions known as asanas. In our society, Hatha Yoga seems to be the most commonly practiced. Yoga is basically a way of life which enables one to conserve energy and coordinate the power of body, mind, consciousness, which keeps the body healthy and the mind relaxed. Yoga is one of the world’s oldest branches of spiritual inquiry, and one of the longest standing, most intense experiments of the human spirit, .

Yoga teaches guidelines and values to follow, and practices for purification for the body, mind and spirit. It is the exercise of discipline and the practice of purification. The spiritual tradition of yoga training has been passed down from generation to generation. In the last one hundred years, yoga has become available to the public as never before, presented through hundreds of centers throughout the world, through classes, workshops, videos, books, audio tapes and even television programs.


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Pashchima Namaskarasana

Reverse Namaste or Pashchima Namaskarasana or Secret Prayer, are the many names for this advanced arm variation which may be practiced in several standing and seated postures. Perhaps in Mountain pose (Tadasana), Pyramid/Intense Side Stretch (Parsvottanasana) or others such as Easy Seat (Sukasana). The palms are together just like in Anjali Mudra, but instead of placing the palms at the heart, they’re behind the back, broadening the chest.


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Why yoga is inspiration?

Yoga is a unique ancient healing art originating from India more than six thousand years ago. Term yoga is a system of exercises for attaining bodily, mental control and well-being. Yoga means union. Union between one’s individual consciousness and the Universal consciousness. Therefore, yoga refers to a certain state of consciousness as well as to methods that help one reach that goal or state of union with the divine.

Many people confuse yoga with physical contortion, or think it is a religion. Yoga is none of these things. Yoga is basically a way of life which enables one to conserve energy and coordinate the power of body, mind, consciousness, which keeps the body healthy and the mind relaxed. Yoga is one of the world’s oldest branches of spiritual inquiry, and one of the longest standing, most intense experiments of the human spirit, .This ancient art of movement is a low intensity non-competitive form of exercise that can be safely practiced by children at any level of physical fitness.

Yoga is derived from Sanskrit, one of the world’s most ancient languages. In its simplest form, yoga means ‘a bringing together of the parts in order to create a union or balance of a person’s body, mind and spirit’. All forms of yoga originated in India. People who follow this school, and practice any form of yoga are called yogis, or yogins. Students study under prolonged and careful guidance of the teacher, known as the guru. Hinduism believes that yoga has many different paths to enlightenment. Jnanic, Bhaktic, Karma, and Raja yoga’s are the different paths. They are different paths, but the Hindus believes that they all lead to the same destination, which is spiritual freedom.

Yoga not only unites our body with our mind but with our true self or spirit. Yoga’s goal is to extinguish the fire of emotions within us. I believe that just by being human, we are enslaved by our emotions, which in turn chains us to the material world. By being attached to the material world, we are cut off from our true self and, therefore, are not spiritually free. The only exemption to worldly emotions is love. The only way to spiritual liberation is by learning to master all of our own emotions. Yoga is basically a way of life which enables one to conserve energy and coordinate the power of body, mind, consciousness, which keeps the body healthy and the mind relaxed.

Yoga is one of the world’s oldest branches of spiritual inquiry, and one of the longest standing, most intense experiments of the human spirit,. Yoga teaches guidelines and values to follow, and practices for purification for the body, mind and spirit. It is the exercise of discipline and the practice of purification. The spiritual tradition of yoga training has been passed down from generation to generation.

The mind and body are so completely connected that physical activities such as yoga and dance have healthful effects not only on the body but also on mental ailments such as depression and anxiety. Conversely, mental approaches such as hypnosis and imagery benefit physical problems such as hypertension and immune deficiency.


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How Viparitakarani Yoga helps?

Yoga and meditation were designed to go together: the yoga helps strengthen the body for long meditation seasons,  the meditation helps the mind get into the body for yoga. All the yoga asanas you would learn or must have heard about would be useful one way or the other. Viparita – would mean inverted, opposite karani would mean – in action, an act of doing. It is also known as the leg-up-the-wall-pose. Most of the yoga positions keeps your feet on ground but this position does the opposite, helping you ease up your muscles by the flow of blood from the leg to your head.This helps in many ways to calm your nervous system which would have worn out by excessive use. This asana would help you in all the possible ways to restore your health. While doing this asana by concentrating on your testes or ovaries, it can prove to be very beneficial to your reproductive system. This asana helps you keep your strength and vitality intact. It prevents premature aging by giving you a wrinkle free skin.


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Magical Yoga – Benefits of Sarvangasana

Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) yoga pose stimulates the thyroid and parathyroid glands and also increases the blood circulation. Shoulderstand (sarvangasana) is often referred to as the “queen of all yoga postures,” with Headstand being deemed the “King.” The Shoulder Stand is a Yoga Posture that invigorates and rejuvenates your whole body.

Benefits of Sarvangasana

  1. Improved Digestion. The change in gravity helps the bowels move freely which aids digestion significantly.
  1. Less Strain on the Heart. Since you are lying in an inverted position, the heart doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood to various parts of the body.
  1. Stronger Immune System. The lymphatic system is responsible for immune system response among other functions. The lymph is similar to blood in that it depends on gravity for movement. So, by staying inverted, the lymphatic system gets stimulated and boosts your immune system response.
  1. Relieves Common Cold. Since you create a firm chinlock when practicing Sarvangasana and the head stays firm in this inverted position, the blood supply to the head gets regulated and this helps relieve nasal congestions and headaches.
  1. Increased Self-Confidence. Although I can’t say my self-confidence has gone up just from practicing Sarvangasana alone, practicing it every day is supposed to help you feel alive and confident.

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What is Power Yoga?

Power Yoga
Power yoga is a vigorous, fitness style yoga that was invented in America. It was modeled after Ashtanga yoga but doesn’t follow a set series of classes. Which means power yoga can vary from class to class. This is great for people who want a fast paced, sweaty workout.

Power Yoga is definitely an intense workout that will make you sweat. A traditional Ashtanga practice follows the same series of poses and makes you hold each for five breaths before moving through a Vinyasa. Power Yoga classes move with an even faster rhythm.

Which Yoga offers total orgasm during intercourse?

The word “Mayura” means peacock. Since this asana looks like a peacock the name is Mayurasana. Mayurasana is one of the best exercises that you can perform if you want to boost your sperm count. By performing this pose regularly, you are likely to notice much thicker semen and it is also beneficial in women as it reduces congestion of the vagina. For women with menstrual disorders, then mayurasana will assist you to do away with that problem. After using this posture for several months, it offers total orgasm during intercourse.

Increases body strength

Stimulates digestive organs

Reduces stress

Which yoga helps overcoming hip pain and discomfort from menstruation?

Kukkuta is a Sanskrit word which means a cock.This asana resembles that of a cock and hence the name is Kukkutasana. It is also an exciting variation of padmasana (lotus).

The Cock Posture (Kukkutasana) helps strengthen all the joints (wrists, elbows, and shoulders) present in the arms. The pose also develops and tones various muscles (biceps, triceps, and brachioradialis) of the arms.
The yoga posture builds the abdominal walls and improves the intestinal system. Hence, it helps in treating digestive disorders.

How to reach the stretch

Firstly, sit in a Padmasana(lotus pose).
Insert your hands in between the thighs and calf muscles as far as the elbow.
Now take a deep breath and raise the body above the ground, balancing on the palm.

How to release the stretch

Slowly come back in the lotus position.
Sit in a relaxed manner for a while and then repeat again.

Five Yoga tricks that change your Life?

Bhujangasana– In Sanskrit, “bhujanga” means serpent or snake and “asana” means pose; hence the English, cobra pose. This invigorating backbend was named such because Bhujangasana reflects the posture of a cobra that has its hood raised.

 

Benefits of Cobra Pose:

Stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominals

Decreases stiffness of the lower back

Strengthens the arms and shoulders

Increases flexibility

Improves menstrual irregularities

Elevates mood

Firms and tones the buttocks

Invigorates the heart

Stimulates organs in the abdomen, like the kidneys

Relieves stress and fatigue


Chakrasana- It is also called ‘wheel pose’. In this asana, your body looks like an up-face bow or a semi-circle. This back bend asana must be tried under the guidance of some yoga teacher or practitioner.

Benefits of Ardha Chakrasana

Ardha Chakrasana strengthens the back and abdominal muscles.

It tones the organs in the abdomen including the digestive, excretory and reproductive organs.

It gives a good shape to the body. It is good for those who have back problems and postural defects.



Dhanurasana – Dhanurasana , Bow Pose, or sometimes Urdva Chakrasana (Upward Wheel Pose), is an asana in yoga.The name comes from the Sanskrit words Dhanura meaning “bow”, and Asana meaning “posture” or “seat”.The Bow or Dhanurasana raises both halves of the body at once, combining the movements of the Cobra and Locust, and countering the Plough and the Forward Bend. Like an archer stringing a bow, you use your hands and arms to pull your trunk and legs up together to form a curve. This tones your back muscles and maintains the elasticity of your spine, improving posture and increasing vitality. Balancing the weight of the body on your abdomen also reduces abdominal fat and keeps the digestive and reproductive systems healthy. The Rocking Bow, in particular, gives your internal organs a powerful massage. Initially, you will find it easier to lift your knees with legs apart; more advanced students should aim to perform the Bow with legs together.



 Gomukhasana- It is also called ‘cow head pose’. In this yogacise, breathing is normal with legs one to each side. This asana focuses your legs, spine and thighs. This asana targets your hips and your shoulders – two of the most common sites for chronic pain and tension in the body. If you have tight shoulders, daily practice of Cow Face can be slightly painful at first – but, after several months, it can be very therapeutic (sort of like releasing a pressure valve). It can also significantly increase range of motion in your shoulder joints.

Benefits of Cow Face Pose:

Stretches your hips, thighs, ankles and chest, shoulders, anterior deltoids, triceps, inner armpits.

It facilitates you a deep and smooth breathing. It also aids in a toned blood circulation.

This yogacise is a very best physiotherapy for those suffering from arthritis and hernia.

It is also very beneficial for those suffering from depression, hypertension and respiratory problems.


Baddha Padmasana-  Baddha means locked or bound in Sanskrit. This pose is called locked lotus pose, because the limbs of the body, while in Padmasana posture.

Benifets of Baddha Padmasana:

The Restrained Lotus Posture (Baddha Padmasana) is a variation of the Lotus Posture (Padmasana). Therefore, it includes the benefits of the Lotus Posture.

The yoga pose also aids in strengthening the heart, lungs, shoulders and spine.

The yoga posture strengthens the joints of the legs. Since the body weight is supported by the knees and ankles, this yoga pose helps decrease pain in them.

The yoga posture helps to increase the positive pressure on the abdominal region. Since the abdominal wall becomes healthy and strong, the yoga posture aids in treating gastric disorders including stomachaches, constipation and indigestion.