Category Archives: Yoga for Health and Wellbeing

SAD? 5 Yoga Poses for Combating Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Fighting off Seasonal Affective Disorder or winter blues? Here’re 5 yoga poses and easy-to-incorporate habits that help defeat SAD naturally.  Winter is upon us, which means that in many parts of the world the weather is colder, the dark descends earlier, and the coats are heavier. For many, the colder months bring on the winter […]

Embracing Change: Yoga Practices For Fall Season

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The season of fall calls us for a change and detox—physically, mentally, spiritually. These yoga practices including asanas, pranayama, and yogic cleanse will help you move through it with ease.    Growing through the change “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. […]

7 Breathing Techniques For Your Physical and Mental Health

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Breathing techniques and pranayama can help you relieve stress, calm the mind, enjoy better sleep, and also improve your lung capacity. These can also be therapeutic for many ailments. Try one of these time-tested techniques today, and start breathing optimally and feel better! Breath is life! Our first act when we’re born is breathing in. […]

Jal Neti: History, Science Behind It And 15 Health Benefits

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Neti pots have been around since ancient times. Know the history, science behind it and its numerous health benefits including getting rid of allergies. Allergies and sinusitis are very irritating and nagging health problems that we come across very commonly. Here is one very easy and sure remedy to get rid of this problem — Jal […]

The Top 5 Yoga Poses and Mudras for Quick Anxiety Relief

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About 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety. According to Newsweek, “In the U.S., nearly 1 in 5, or roughly 43 million Americans, suffer from a mental illness, including conditions like depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia. These individuals often experience difficulty getting the health care that they need, and available medications don’t always provide satisfactory effects. […]

Easy Yoga Poses for Menstrual Cramp Relief

There’s a reason women refer to their menstrual cycle as “The Curse”. According to WebMD, while half of all women experience pain and discomfort during their periods, 10% are temporarily disabled by their symptoms! Women experience a variety of symptoms while menstruating, from cramps to pain in the pelvis, lower back, and thighs. Vomiting, headache, […]

Top 10 Yoga Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has officially hit the mainstream. It’s hard to believe that just thirty or so years ago the word “yoga” was still taboo, associated primarily with mystical yogis and dreadlocked hippies. Luckily, yoga has broken free (for the most part) from its bohemian stigma, which is evident in the yoga studios that are becoming as […]

Backbend for a Stronger Back

Backbends are some of the most difficult asanas for the body to perform, as they require great flexibility and balance. However, while difficult, once properly learned backbends provide a myriad of benefits, ranging from emotional freedom to spinal healing. One of the most notable benefits of backbends is relief from anxiety and stress. By profoundly […]

Eye Exercises: How to Improve Eyesight Naturally

Often, when we think of yoga, we think of the solid parts of the body and svelte yogis in headstands. However, one of the most overlooked body parts that yoga benefits is the organs of sight – our oh-so-sensitive eyes. How to improve eyesight with eye yoga Just as yoga can be practiced specifically to […]

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