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  • Yoga for Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety with Yoga
    23 May 2022

    “Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

    Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older. If you are one of those people, you know how difficult it can be to live with anxiety. Thankfully, there is a lot of help available, including yoga. In this blog post, we will discuss how yoga can be used to overcome anxiety. We will also provide a 20 minute practice you can do to ease your anxiety.

    What is anxiety and what are the symptoms?

    Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease. It can be mild or severe. People with anxiety may feel restless, have trouble sleeping, and feel like they’re “on edge.”

    Some people with anxiety disorders may avoid certain situations out of fear. Others may experience physical symptoms such as a racing heart, sweating, or dizziness.

    There are different types of anxiety disorders, including:

    – Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

    – Panic disorder

    – Social anxiety disorder

    – Specific phobias

    – Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

    Anxiety disorders are common, affecting about 18% of adults in the United States. But only about 37% of people with anxiety disorders receive treatment.

    How yoga can help ease anxiety

    Yoga can be an effective treatment for anxiety. It’s a mind-body practice that combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation.

    A small study found that yoga may help reduce symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Participants practiced yoga for 3 months. They also kept a diary of their anxiety symptoms.

    At the end of the study, the participants who took yoga classes had significantly lower levels of anxiety than those who didn’t take yoga classes.

    The benefits of yoga for people with anxiety

    Yoga has many benefits. It may help to ease anxiety by:

    – Reducing stress

    – Improving sleep

    – Increasing feelings of relaxation

    – Boosting confidence and self-esteem

    – Improving physical fitness

    Yoga may also help to reduce symptoms of other mental health conditions, such as depression.

    A 20-minute yoga practice for anxiety

    This simple yoga practice can be done anywhere, at any time. All you need is a mat or a towel and some comfortable clothing.

    Tips for sticking to a yoga routine when you’re struggling with anxiety

    If you’re struggling with anxiety, it can be difficult to stick to a yoga routine. Here are some tips that may help:

    -Set realistic goals. If you’re just starting out, don’t try to do an hour-long class every day. Start with something manageable, like a 20-minute class, and gradually increase the time as you feel more comfortable.

    -Find a class that’s right for you. There are many different types of yoga, so find one that feels good for your body and mind. If you’re not sure where to start, ask a friend or yoga instructor for recommendations.

    -Make time for yourself. Yoga is supposed to be relaxing, so don’t feel like you have to do it at a certain time or place. If you can’t make it to a class, practice at home or in a quiet spot outdoors.

    -Be patient. It takes time to see results from yoga, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t feel better right away. Stick with it and you will likely see a difference in your anxiety levels over time.

    A word of caution about using yoga to treat anxiety disorders

    If you’re thinking about using yoga to treat your anxiety disorder, I want to offer a word of caution. While yoga can be an effective tool for managing anxiety, it’s important to remember that it’s not a cure-all. Yoga should be used in conjunction with other treatment methods, such as therapy and medication.

    If you’re struggling with anxiety, yoga may be a helpful treatment option. It’s important to find a class that’s right for you and to be patient as you see results. Remember that yoga is not a cure-all, but rather one part of a larger treatment plan.

    Start your Omstars membership today to get expert guidance for your at-home yoga practice.

    By Omstars

    Image by Sofie Zbořilová from Pixabay

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  • Come To Class!
    23 May 2022

    Dear Yogis!

    Hope you had a lovely weekend. My lucky new studio is hoping to welcome you back to classes. Classes last week had a trickle of familiar faces and new yogis. Ceiling fans moved the air around and provided a little whirr sound for meditation aid! I was thrilled to have friends over for Mysore practice too; early start, percolated coffee after, ready for the day by 7.30am! The studio looks on to the garden and the tall tree was golden and green in the glow of the morning sun. I imagined that the tree was holding its face up to the light. Brightness floods the room and whitens the white walls and shines in every corner. It’s incredibly uplifting.   

    On the middle wall between the windows is a batik of the Sri Lankan Moonstone. The shape and design have been through many incarnations since it originated in India at the time of the Buddha. The metaphysical interpretation says that it represents spiritual stages on the way to Nirvana. The 11th century saw design changes such as the removal of the image of the bull due to Hindu influence. The moonstone was also added to the entrances to secular buildings and became an ornate welcome to guests. You can view it as a heartfelt welcome or a roadmap to enlightenment!

    Come to class! If you’re interested in having somewhere to practice your Mysore, let me know.

    For the Monday and Tuesday stretchy classes at 7.00, you can book in-person and online classes as usual, through my website. On the booking page you’ll find the options. You can book all the classes here.

    Zoom classes

    Still here! Still has adherents. Just make sure you have a yoga strap or some kind of belt and a bolster/meditation cushion/yoga blocks or something to practice a yin backbend on. (Talking of which, I gave out some equipment at the beginning of lock-down. If you’re not using it, can I have it back to restock my yoga studio?)

    Yoga in the news 

    The Hindu Has: Yoga day rehearsal conducted. ‘About 500 teachers are being trained as master trainers who in turn will impart training to other yoga enthusiasts to prepare them for the International Yoga Day to be held on June 21.’

    The Independent has: Woman shares ‘infuriating’ experience being body-shamed by yoga studio. ‘After Crociani explained to the yoga instructor that she’s been practising for more than a decade, and is a yoga teacher herself, she said she was told by the instructor that “just because you’ve been practising for over 17 years doesn’t mean you’ve been practising every single day for 17 years”. “So maybe you haven’t put on the mat as many hours as some of the other students is what I’m saying.’

    Well+Good has: How I Used Yoga To Heal From Heartbreak. ‘I found reprieve on my mat. It was 60 minutes where I didn't have to think about my proverbial "challenges." For 60 minutes, I could stop ruminating on what he said and what I didn't say. Instead, I simply focused on the teacher guiding me in and out of postures while listening to my breath. As my mind hooked into the flow, I began trying to link my breath with each movement. My brain got lost in the repetitive chanting of inhale and exhale, and my subconscious unlocked itself through intuitive primal movements.’

  • NATO
    22 May 2022

    A week of thinking differently. I think this sign should actually say AYL THIS WAY.

    NATO apparently now stands for Not Attached To Outcome, or in yoga parlance Vairagyam, H has a way of altering your thinking. On Abhyasa it’s about effort on the day, every day in practice it’s different, some days it takes 100% effort to just get on the mat.

    In AJ’s YouTube this week she mentioned the concept of Prajna Parad or Crimes against Intelligence, in yoga this could be trying too hard when you’re tired and injuring yourself or eating that big chocolate bar while knowing all that sugar is bad for you and it may screw up binding Marichy D , but you eat it anyway! Marichy D or a slab of Galaxy, I have to admit that’s a hard one.

    Hamish’s book is now available in Korean, as well as English and Spanish.

    For me it continues to be one step forward and two back in the never ending fight to recover from covid and chicken pox and get my practice back. I’ve managed to get another chest infection and am struggling again, my immune system is still fucked and I’m still fatigued. L has suggested doing to Kurmasana and my bit of 2nd to help with the backbends while I recover, but even that is only possible once or twice a week. It’s very frustrating, chicken pox was way worse than covid, but it’s covid that’s leaving its effects.

  • Pushing Positions With an Epidural
    20 May 2022

    The most common type of anesthetic used during labor is epidural anesthesia. Because an epidural numbs the area between your breasts and knees, you may be wondering how you will be able to push your kid out during labor. Some research has looked into whether getting an epidural affects how you deliver your baby. Baby birth prepare, is one of the best practices to prepare you well for delivery sessions. To know about the top pushing positions with an epidural, read this blog till the end. 

    The Compulsion to Push Epidural Anesthesia

    Laboring mothers feel compelled to push towards the time of birth. This need can be overwhelming at times, and women describe it as something their bodies do that they have no control over. Other times, it simply means that pushing feels better than not pushing, especially at the height of a contraction.

    An epidural can reduce or eliminate the desire to push in the second stage of labour for some women. This led to the concept of laboring down or waiting until the baby is quite far down into the pelvis before pushing.

    Using an Epidural to Push Positions

    Due to the lack of feeling, the mother may not be able to assume as many positions after receiving an epidural. This restricts the number of possible positions, which might stymie labor progress.

    This differs from one mother to the next. Some women have greater mobility than others, and while this may limit the positions you can take, it will almost always necessitate a lot of help from others. There are various excellent pushing positions that the mother can use with the help of her husband, a doula, labor nurses, and others, including:

    • Kneeling and leaning over the foot of the bed
    • Semi-prone
    • Leg support in semi-sitting
    • Supine with stirrups or leg supports on the side
    • Squat with support
    Pushing Tips For An Epidural  Pushing Tips For An Epidural  Position Yourself 

    If you prefer to push up on all fours or kneel, you must be able to get into that position without assistance. It is dangerous to be in that type of upright if your support the people need to physically lift and transfer you. The throne position is another upright position that is generally accessible for an epidural! This is typically simple to support with the bed! Another option is to line up a rolled-up blanket or pillow horizontally against your back, with your torso along one side. If you have an epidural, side-lying is another fantastic pushing position to attempt.

    As Needed, Add Some “Oomph”

    It can be difficult to feel what is going on with an epidural (which is understandable given how an epidural is supposed to work). We can improve the effectiveness of our pushes by adding some more oomph. Pushing strategies such as gripping the bed handles or playing tug of war can help us put in a little additional effort.

    Turn the Epidural Off

    Another possibility is if you just CAN’T FEEL ANYTHING: you have no idea when a contraction is coming, you can’t really feel your baby’s pressure, and you will have no idea where to target your pushes… You can request that the epidural be turned off.

    Open the Lower Midpelvis and Outlet to Relieve The Pressure

    External counter pressure can be used to help create greater room in the pelvis! To open the lower mid pelvis more, use a single knee press or a double knee press. This will assist your baby in completing their rotation and getting under the pubic bone. The second approach is to cook under pressure, which causes the outlet to open more.

    Consider “Push a Tampon Out.”

    So, if you’re having trouble figuring out where to direct your pushes or it’s taking too long… Try putting a tampon on and see if that makes your pushes a little more effective!

    Experiencing Epidural Complications

    While an epidural can help you feel better, it also raises your chances of:

    Because your muscles are less able to help rotate your baby into ideal positions for childbirth, lengthen the second stage.

    • Get an episiotomy.
    • Forceps or vacuum extraction are required.
    • You’ll need more time to press than you would normally.
    • Pitocin, a synthetic version of the hormone oxytocin, is required.

    An epidural will very certainly have no effect on your ability to push, with the most likely problem being a longer pushing phase. However, many women would gladly trade a few extra minutes of labor for the pain relief afforded by an epidural.

    Final Words 

    These are the top pushing positions with an epidural. With an epidural, you can still be in control when delivering! With placements, feedback systems, and tips to push, you have a lot of alternatives. If you require additional assistance, you can aslo go for the physical pregnancy preparation services.  Your team is available to assist you in meeting your child. You can also visit https://mummyyoga.com/, one of the best platforms, assisting you I all the issues relating to pregnancy. You can approach them for pregnancy services, birth preparation course, and postnatal services. 

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  • How to Meditate in Bed to Calm your Mind and Improve your Sleep
    20 May 2022
    With life getting busier it is essential to slow down before bed to invite in deeper and more restorative sleep. Here are Joanna’s three top tips on how to wind down, calm your mind, and meditate in bed.

    We seem to have less and less disposable time throughout our days, and we need more than ever to slow down, take a moment, and find quiet. We all love a good life hack and cutting corners, so the question is how to calm our minds, and improve our sleep efficiently? The answer is to learn how to meditate in bed, of course! 

    Busy life – busy mind: 

    Life is constantly stimulating us and pulling our attention in different directions. Whether it be relationships, work commitments, social plans, or house chores. What often happens when we try to carve out time to meditate is that it just becomes another chore to do. Meditation becomes something else to fit into our busy lives.

    We continue through our days, one thing after another, until it is time for bed. But jumping into bed after a busy day, and hoping for sleep to come, can sometimes be a rather fruitless task. Surprise surprise, a large percentage of us struggle to fall asleep (up to 48% of adults suffer with insomnia).

    It’s in those moments, when the lights are out and the house is quiet, that the mind starts to run wild. You might be reflecting on the day or remembering conversations. You might be making mental to do lists, you could even have inspiration and ideas for tomorrow. Although all this is useful stuff… it is not definitely not conducive to getting to sleep and we often wish there was a ‘pause button’!

    How to Meditate in Bed – The Preparation: 
    1. Even before getting into bed, begin to wind down. Tune into rest, and a sense of slowing down. Choose your activities carefully, maybe read or journal, listen to some gentle music or do some restorative yoga. Doing this will give your body and mind all the signals it needs to start to let go and drop into our parasympathetic nervous state. 
    2. Try to get into bed before midnight – to be more in tune with the cycle of the day and allow yourself to have deep sleep in the darkest part of the night. 
    3. Reduce blue lights for at least one hour before bed – choose low lighting and candles instead. The blue light can inhibit the rise of melatonin, the hormone we need to get sleepy. 
    4. Take time to meditate in bed before falling asleep. You can’t get it wrong, be gentle with yourself, if the ‘meditation’ becomes sleep – that is definitely ok! See below for my three tips on how you can do this!
    How to meditate in bed – Three top tips to help you sleep: 

    The Breath

    • Slow down and pay some attention to the breath. Start by simply focusing on the breath. Count to four as you inhale and exhale through the nose.  Nasal breathing stimulates nitric oxide release and this acts as a vasodilator, encouraging the slowing down of the breath and relaxation of the brain and body. 
    • Then try lengthening the exhalation, making it longer than the inhale. When we are anxious or struggling to unwind, we tend to breathe fast and shallow, taking in more air. To encourage relaxation in these moments, the trick is to start to breathe out for longer than we breathe in, rebalancing the CO2 in our blood. 

    Relax the Body to Relax the Mind

    I recommend picking a restorative pose and doing it from bed. Restorative poses can help calm your mind, relieve stress, and relax the muscles and tissues in your body. The truth is, when you are able to relax the body it becomes easier to relax the mind, preparing you perfectly for a good night’s sleep.

    My FAVOURITE restorative pose before bed is legs up the wall. When the legs are extended and resting on a wall they are positioned above the heart. This uses gravity to improve circulation of blood and lymphatic system.

    Class Recommendation – Yoga for Restful Sleep with Gabriella Espinosa

    Try a visualisation or Yoga Nidra

    A Yoga Nidra meditation can help reduce anxiety, calm the mind and improve sleep due to the activation of of neurotransmitters such as Gaba, Dopamine and Serotonin.

    Yoga Nidra and meditation can also increase alpha wave activity which is associated with a relaxed state of mind (See NCBI article for references) . All of this can lead to deeper and more restorative sleep. You can choose a Yoga Nidra practice on MFML that is anything from 10-60 minutes and set yourself up in bed. Turn the lights low and the laptop screen off and just listen and be guided into deep meditative bliss before bed.

    Recommendation: Yoga Nidra to Cool & Relax with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli REMEMBER – There is no Right and Wrong

    Meditation doesn’t need to be done seated with a straight spine. It isn’t just another chore to do, or something else to fit in to your already busy life. There is no right and wrong of meditation and it can be done in many different ways, during different activities and at various points of your day. 

    The point of this article is to share with you simple ways you can incorporate meditation into your bedtime routine that will provide a huge benefit in calming your mind before bed and as a result improving your sleep.

    Other resources on MFML that can help you improve your sleep

    Try The Big Sleep Challenge on MFML – it has some wonderful restorative classes to help soothe your body and mind before bed. Remember many of these practices can be adapted and done in bed.

    Listen to this podcast with Kat Farrants finding out all the secrets to a sleep recovery and the importance of a deep night sleep from Lisa Sanfilippo

    Try this Yoga class with Clive Fogelman to ‘Get Ready for Sleep’

    There are also some courses you can try that offer support to improve your sleep or classes you can do from your bed

    Written by Joanna Gilbert – MFML’s Happiness Maven!

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  • How to Do Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Pigeon Pose)
    19 May 2022

    Do you want to learn how to do eka pada rajakapotasana? This yoga pose is also known as pigeon pose. It is a great pose for stretching the hips and thighs. It comes at the end of the third series in Ashtanga yoga, so that should let you know that it’s a pretty advanced pose. The benefits of this pose include improved flexibility, better circulation, and reduced stress. Let’s take a look at how to do this pose step by step!

    Benefits of Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

    Pigeon pose has many benefits, including:

    • opening the chest
    • stretching the shoulders
    • releasing the hip and groin
    • eases sciatica and low back pain
    • improves overall flexibility
    • reduces stress.
    Contraindications for Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

    If you have any hip or knee injuries you should avoid this pose or modify it, so it doesn’t aggravate your injury. If you have previous health conditions, please consult your doctor before attempting this pose.

    Step by Step Instructions for Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

    Before we start make sure you warm up and that you are in a season in your practice where this pose is appropriate for you to try. You don’t want to twist your body in ways that could be damaging if you’re not ready.

    Start in downward dog. Guide your right knee forward and settle the hips down so you’re in a half split. Your front knee is bent.

    If your left hip is popping up off the ground you’ll need to work on opening your hips before you continue.

    Inhale and lift the ribs away from the hips coming into a backbend.

    Raise your arms over your head.

    Bend your right knee, bringing your foot up.

    Catch your right foot with your hands, holding the top of the foot. If you have the flexibility to grab your ankle do that.

    Exhale and drop your head back.

    Slowly release the pose and repeat it on the other side.

    Watch this class with Kino for more detail about how to do the pose.

    Start your Omstars membership today to get expert guidance for your at-home yoga practice.

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  • STEPPING FORWARDS FROM DOWNWARD DOG
    19 May 2022

    Probably the most common question I get asked after class is something like “when we’re in downward dog and you say step your foot forwards I can’t step it very far and I’m not sure why… am I doing it wrong? Is there anything I could do differently?”. If that sounds like something you might say then:

    • you’re not alone - loads of other people feel the same!

    • you’re not doing it wrong

    • there might be another way you could try that would make it easier

    This quick video summarises your options, and also looks at how to take a long step back from a standing forward fold.

  • The Top 4 Meditation Cushions To Support Your Practice
    18 May 2022

    To celebrate world meditation day, we’ve picked out our top 4 Yogamatters meditation cushions to support your practice – no matter how long you meditate for, or where your practice takes place. Meditation is a central part of any yoga practice, and truthfully, the first yoga postures weren’t intended to work on physical strength or flexibility, they were meditation postures, intended to focus the mind.  

    In classical yogic texts like the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, we find seated postures like Virasana (hero pose), Svastikasana (auspicious pose), Siddhasana (adept’s pose), Padmasana (lotus pose), and Sukhasana (easy pose), all of which were used for meditation. Although these are specific meditation postures, it doesn’t mean you can’t meditate if your body doesn’t feel comfortable in these postures! Even in texts written long ago such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the practitioner is instructed to find whichever way of sitting is both sthira (steady) and sukha (comfortable). So, as you decide which meditation cushion is best for your practice, know that it is indeed your practice – it’s important that it’s comfortable for you! Your meditation practice is your own personal time for reflection, rest, rejuvenation and time to tune into yourself for a while. Read on and choose your favourite.  

    Organic Cotton Chambray Zafu Meditation Cushion 

    The best selling zafu cushions are now available in 100% organically grown cotton (OCS certified), and filled with natural buckwheat hulls. The word zafu translates as ‘za’ meaning ‘sitting’ and ‘fu’ meaning ‘reedmace’, the original material used to stuff these Japanese style cushions with. This traditional style of cushion is best suited to a cross-legged style of sitting, such as sukhasana, padmasana, or half-lotus position, and they’re small enough to store easily, even for those with limited space (although they look so beautiful that I’d personally use mine as everyday homeware too!). Many students comment that their ankles become sore when sitting for meditation, which is why the zafu meditation cushions pair perfectly with the organic cotton zabuton; a luxurious and large soft cushion providing a warm and supportive base for your practice. The zabuton cushions are also produced ethically in India with a long-term Yogamatters partner. Choose from a range of colours from eucalyptus, grey ice, and desert sand.  

    Organic Cotton Meditation Cushion: Now Even More Eco-Friendly  

    Yogamatters have been working hard to make existing products more sustainable and eco friendly, and now the classic style meditation cushion cover is made from 100% organic cotton, and filled with natural buckwheat hulls, making it the ethical choice for your meditation practice. For those who find it difficult to sit comfortably on the ground, this slightly higher and more supportive meditation cushion gives extra height, that can be adjusted by adding or removing the buckwheat filling. Another prop that lends itself perfectly as a home accessory, the cushions come in different colours, and are great for a range of seated positions, including Virasana or ‘hero pose’ too, which involves siting back on your heels. For those chilly early morning meditations, pair this cushion with the Yogamatters natural cotton yoga blanket, made from eco friendly cotton.  

    Organic Cotton Zabuton 

    I mentioned the Zabuton earlier, as it pairs perfectly with the Yogamatters Zafu cushion, but these large, soft and warm floor cushions can also be used on their own, and are a mainstay in traditional Japanese homes. The size of the zabuton means it’s suitable for many styles of sitting, and can also be used for extra comfort when lying down for your meditation practice. Made from 100% organic cotton and filled with soft recycled recron fibrefill, the zabuton is eco-friendly and breathable – if you’re working from home, the zabuton can also be used as a soft seat cushion. If you enjoy lying down for your meditation practices or want to try a yoga nidra practice for relaxation with audio guides like Total Yoga Nidra by Nirlipta Tuli and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, use a Yogamatters organic cotton eye pillow for a wonderfully soft, linseed-filled and lavender-scented way to relax the eyes.  

    Yogamatters Crescent Meditation Cushion 

    The special crescent shape of these zafu meditation cushions are ideal for those who enjoy sitting in a cross-legged position, as they’re made especially for postures like siddhasana (a classic cross-legged posture), lotus or half-lotus. To give yourself extra height and support, use a cork block underneath the cushion, or if you feel your lower back is rounded whilst sitting, roll a natural cotton blanket and place it towards the back of the cushion, so your pelvis is slightly tipped forward, and the lower back is lengthened. With a useful carrying handle, the crescent meditation cushion is a great prop to bring with you to class.  

    Whether your meditation practice is five minutes or much longer, and whether it’s already a daily habit or an opportune moment of peace, research into the creation of healthy habits shows that when we have a specific place or object linked to a habit, we’re much more likely to do it! To create a regular habit of meditating at home, place your cushion somewhere you’ll see it and be able to easily access it regularly, so that the cushion is an invitation to maintain your personal practice.  

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  • Why Microgreens Are The Teeny Change You Need In Your Life
    18 May 2022
    Microgreens are a brilliant superfood and take very little effort to grow. This article from Alice, CEO and founder of Teeny Greeny, explores how microgreens can benefit both our health and our planet. Microgreens are packed with nutrients

    Without doubt, microgreens are the healthiest vegetables you can eat, and they have the added bonus of being easily grown at home. This is a huge benefit as you can easily grow a batch of microgreens on a Sunday/Monday evening for you and your family to enjoy the following week. 

    Broccoli is the king of microgreens as it has so many of your daily nutrients including Vitamin A, B, C and K. It is also a fabulous source of dietary fibre and protein. Broccoli is teeming with the antioxidant sulforaphane, so much so, that they have 50 times more than their fully-grown adult counterparts. Not bad for a Teeny Greeny!

    One of the second most nutritious greens is kale. Fully grown kale is somewhat of a superfood in itself but when growing this plant on a micro-scale, it is far more nutritious. This is a leaf that is loaded with goodness. In just one cupful you can enjoy well over the adult recommended daily allowance of vitamins A, C and K, giving significant benefits for both brain and eye health.

    Microgreens are quick to grow

    One of the major benefits of microgreens is that it takes them less than a couple of weeks to grow. However, just like the time it takes to grow fruit and vegetables varies, the time it takes to grow microgreens varies. Teeny Green took this into consideration when designing their kits. Part of the decision about which seeds should be included in each kit was based on the time the seeds took until they were harvestable, with the intention of having similar times in the same box. For example, this means when you grow your seeds in their Micro-Immunity kit the broccoli, rocket and kale will all be ready within a day of each other so you can enjoy all three at the same time!

    Watch here to see how to grow microgreens in step-by-step videos or watch a FREE Microgreen Masterclass.

    Microgreens are sustainable

    Sustainability is a huge passion of Teeny Greeny and has consequently been a core value within the business. Microgreens are more sustainable than other crops you’d buy from the supermarket that have been mass produced and transported hundreds of miles. One of the many benefits of microgreens is that you get so many nutrients without needing to grow a plant for an extended period of time. As a result, you cut down on the amount of water needed to produce and also the amount of space needed to grow them. For an ever increasing global population, this is a huge benefit and one that should be increasingly utilised in the future. 

    Teeny Greeny think about sustainability all through the product life cycle. Teeny Greeny Microgreen Grow Kits are designed, tested and then created in small batches, meaning there is no waste and any resources are not stripped to meet mass demand at nominal cost. Sell less but do better is their approach.

    They also want to give back to the world and make it a better place for our kids to live in. Currently, 1% of TG turnover (that’s turnover not profit) goes to 1% for the planet, a further 2% each season go to other causes!

    Microgreens are great for mental health

    Not only are they easy, delicious and nutritious, but they are also a great way to improve your mental health. In recent years, a gardening revolution has begun due to the increased scientific evidence that gardening can improve our mental health. Gardening can be a peaceful task that can work wonders when we are stressed or under pressure. Not only can gardening be relaxing but it can also be a place where you can feel a real sense of accomplishment, boosting confidence and self-esteem. 

    Microgreens are particularly good because they grow quickly which means that sense of achievement can be attained sooner and can keep you more engaged. This quick growing period is especially useful if you are growing your greens with young children who may lose interest quickly.

    The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) own research shows that four in five teachers who signed up to the RHS Campaign for School Gardening found that gardening has had a significant positive effect on students’ mental health and wellbeing. Furthermore, in 2014, researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School found strong evidence to support the fact that people living near green space experienced less mental stress. By greening up your shelves or windowsill, you are creating a green living space and carrying out a relaxing activity which both are shown to improve your mental health.

    About Teeny Greeny

    Teeny Greeny have Taster Kits to give you an introduction to growing microgreen. Once you understand the benefits, you can purchase one of the MicroFarm kits which contains everything you need to continuously grow microgreens. Finally, once you’ve finished your kit you are going to want to grow more so they provide Refill Kits.

    Happy Growing!

    Teeny Greeny love what MFML is doing and so for all MFML customers they have a 10% discount code  Use the code: MFML10 for 10% off all products

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  • How Yoga Benefits Your Daily Life
    16 May 2022

    “Yoga opened my heart up to God, made me feel comfortable in my own skin, and has given me so much peace.” – Kino MacGregor

    When we think of yoga, the first thing that often comes to mind is the physical benefits of the practice. While it’s true that yoga benefits the body, there are also many benefits to be gained from a regular yoga practice that extend far beyond the physical.

    When you make the commitment to the yoga journey, you’ll find that every time you step onto your mat you bring more peace and happiness into your life. This doesn’t mean that your yoga journey will be easy. Most things worth pursuing aren’t, but every moment you spend practicing will train your mind and bring you closer to the inner peace we all crave.

    How does yoga bring inner peace? It does so by teaching us some of the most important lessons in life.

    Yoga teaches us how to overcome difficulty

    When we face challenges in our lives, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We may feel like we are stuck in a rut and that there is no way out. However, yoga teaches us that difficulties are only temporary and that they can be overcome with time and practice.

    When we practice asanas, we see improvement over time. As we continue in our practice our bodies change, and we find ourselves able to do poses that might have seemed impossible to us when we first started practicing. Yoga gives you concrete examples in your life of difficult things improving over time.

    Through yoga, we learn how to be patient and how to persevere through tough times.

    Yoga also gives us discipline

    It is easy to get caught up in our daily lives and forget about our health and wellbeing. However, when we have a regular yoga practice, we are reminded to take time for ourselves and to focus on our breath and body. Yoga helps us to slow down and to be present in the moment. It is a chance for us to step away from our hectic lives and to focus on our health.

    When we have a regular yoga practice, we are more likely to make healthy choices in other areas of our lives as well. We are more likely to eat healthy foods and to get enough sleep. We are also more likely to be less stressed and to have more energy. The discipline of a daily practice extends into all aspects of our lives.

    Yoga teaches us compassion

    Yoga helps us connect with our breath and our bodies in a way that we may not have been able to do before. It helps us slow down and be present in the moment. And it also teaches us compassion – for ourselves and for others around us.

    When we are present in our yoga practice, we are able to see ourselves more clearly. We see our strengths and weaknesses, and we learn to accept ourselves as we are. This self-acceptance then extends to others around us. We become more compassionate towards those who are struggling because we know what it feels like to struggle ourselves.

    Yoga also helps us to see the interconnectedness of all beings. We realize that we are not alone in this world and that we are all connected. This sense of connection then leads to compassion for others, because we understand that their experiences are similar to our own.

    When we practice yoga regularly, we find that we are more patient, more disciplined, and more compassionate. We become better people because of our practice, and we learn to see the world in a different way. There are many reasons to practice yoga. It the power to change us from the inside out, and that is why it is such a special practice. Try it for yourself and see how it can transform your life.

    Start your Omstars membership today to get expert guidance for your at-home yoga practice.

    By Omstars

    Photo by Mikita Karasiou on Unsplash

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26 May 2022

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  • Blooming Seasonal.
    22 May 2022

    Seasonal. You Can Do It. Yoga.

  • Rise and Shine with Jamie
    21 May 2022

    Start your Saturday at 8am with Yoga and Jamie, we are strengthening our backs and core and setting up an incredible day!

  • Yoga Will Strengthen Your Back
    20 May 2022

    Yoga is a great way to strengthen your back and loosen your shoulders!

  • MyoFascial Release Friday Noon
    20 May 2022

    This Friday, May 20th, we are doing a MyoFascial Release Shoulder session! This is a great way to move through any soreness or lingering issues in your shoulders. There is no strength in this class, you can do your usual run, hike, bike or gentle yoga and this class will still make your day! We will use lacrosse balls, a roller, blanket, block and strap…all of which is at the studio for you. Come As You Are.

    Why do this class? If you have pain or weakness or tightness in your shoulder, this is a great way to accelerate your improvement. We will work on your passive and active range of motion, using pressure to hydrate and align your connective tissue. Get mellow with us and reduce your pain while increasing your functionality. Practice With Us.

  • Yoga Pose Notebook: Astavakrasana
    19 May 2022

    Long before photos of Handstand ruled the social media kingdom, Astavakrasana was king of the hill. Teachers would get one or two photos of themselves every few years to adorn their bios and show aptitude in their flyers.

    There were 3 distinctly different looks that teachers would cast while being photographed in the pose: 1) a joyous smile that gave the look and feel of a yogi’s Senior Picture, 2) a far-off gaze that implied the teacher was being caught in their natural habitat, and 3) the somewhat surly (my favorite) mug that proved the teacher was not being photographed for their Senior Picture.

    Astavakrasana is no longer as ubiquitous, but it’s still a great pose. It strengthens the upper body as well as the rotational muscles of the core. If you do it correctly, the pose also strengthens the adductors and outer hips. Plus, it still looks great on flyers.

    See also Yoga Podcast: A Strategic Approach to Arm Balances and Inversions

    Like all the postures I breakdown on my blog, Astavakrasana has many layers. Many of the cues I use for the pose are featured in the illustration. But, there are three quick tips that I want to give you.

    These are the most common elements of the posture I’ve found myself troubleshooting for my students over the last 20 years.

    3 Tips for Astavakrasana 1. Placement of the hands

    The most common error that students make when they practice Astavakrasana is placing their hands too close to their hips when setting up for the pose. I’m not talking about the width of the hands from each other. I’m talking about the proximity of the hands to the hips. You need to be able to lean forward into your hands in order to bend your elbows and lift your hips. This is not possible if your hands are too close to your hips.

    When you set up for the pose, set your hands about a foot forward of your hips. This way, you can lean forward into your hands. This will make bending your elbows and lifting your hips much more accessible.

    2. The Outside Elbow

    Get. It. In. The outside elbow likes to drift outward. But, this often leads to the outside shoulder dropping too low. When the outside shoulder drops low, it can easily put excess stress on the socket.

    In order to help avoid this—and, provide your body with greater stability from your arms—hug your top elbow towards the ribs. It’s okay to set your hand a little wider than your shoulders, but be sure to hug your outside elbow in rather than allowing it to bow out.

    3. The Often Overlooked Twist

    When we practice arm balances, it’s easy to overlook their subtleties. In Astavakrasana, it’s common for students to forget that one of the posture’s defining element’s is spinal rotation. We get so focused on the hand-balancing element, that we omit the action of twisting. So, don’t drop the ball next time you practice Astavakrasana. Remember to use the squeeze of your legs, press of your hands, and action of your core to maximize your twist.

    See also The Expert’s Guide to Chaturanga, Part I

    {illustration by MCKIBILLO}

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  • 18 May 2022

    Our OnDemand Library is on a NEW Platform!

    We are slowly catching up with the year, we cleaned out some clutter and reset our video OnDemand library. We are excited about the sleek new look and encourage you to check out our classes, from 2 minute tutorials to 20 minutes of core to gentle yoga and mat pilates. We are excited to provide great classes for you to do at home or on vacation. Practice With Us!

  • Teachers, Your Class Is Not Your Practice
    16 May 2022

    Your yoga class is not your asana practice time.

    Don’t overdemonstrate. Hold the demo just long enough to make your point. This can be really tough for new teachers.

    Remember, you’re leading yoga, not doing your own practice. While some forms of group exercise—step aerobics, Spinning—and most video classes do better with the teacher participating with the student, in most forms of live or real-time yoga, the teacher simply leads and watches the students. Imagine going to a restorative yoga class and having the teacher take each pose!

    Differentiate between your own practice and your teaching in service of the students.

    The Professional Yoga Teacher’s Handbook, available now in paperback, e-book, and audiobook formats from your favorite bookseller

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  • Meet Steve Shelton of Brummel Academy
    12 May 2022

    Meet Steve Shelton of Chicagoland’s Brummel Academy, the most recently certified graduate of Teaching Yoga to Athletes.

    A former high school and college football player, Steve has the bona fides to be a major force in the field of yoga for athletes. I loved working with him and can’t wait to see where he goes from here!

    Steve has a great mix of personal experience being in an athletic body deep in training and top-notch people skills that inspires his athletes, clients, and students. He walks the walk!

    In addition to teaching yoga and coaching high school football, Steve practices tai chi and engages in a variety of meditation and introspective practices. He’s a great model of mixing the hard and the soft, yang and yin, effort and ease, to find dynamic balance and peak performance. And he also has a background as a popular kids’ entertainer! He is wonderful in front of a classroom of any age, immediately putting his listeners at ease.

    He’ll be a great coach to guide you to better inner and outer awareness. If you’re in the Chicagoland area, lucky you: you can take classes with Steve in person. Read all about his background and work—and book a private session—at his business website, Brummell Academy.

    To follow in Steve’s footsteps and up your game as a teacher of yoga for athletes, register for Teaching Yoga to Athletes here, then add the optional upgrade to certification.

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  • Early Bird through June 1: 200-Hour Summer Intensive YTT
    10 May 2022

    If your relationship to your yoga practice has shifted over the last few years, it may be time for you to embark on yoga teacher training!

    At Carolina Yoga Company, we offer three formats of our 200-hour YTT, held at Carrboro Yoga. All of them are coming up in the next calendar year:

    • Three-week summer intensive, July 16–August 7, 2022
    • Eight-month weekend program, September 9, 2022–April 16, 2023 (we meet the second weekend of each month)
    • Nine-week weekday hybrid program, January 17–March 23, 2023 (Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.)

    The early bird rate for the summer intensive is good through June 1, so this is the perfect time to apply.

    Next steps:

    I look forward to connecting!

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  • Power Yoga Weight Loss & Wellness Program
    10 May 2022

    I have wanted to delve into this branch of wellness for a long time. I’ve always felt that yoga, its philosophy and practice has so much to offer this cultural obsession, mega-industry and health aid called weight loss. Addressing weight loss from a yoga perspective or through a yoga practice we will also see many other personal benefits. Yoga’s aim is to balance and heal the mind and body therefore perfectly suited for a Weight Loss program. It actually is the ultimate weight loss program.

    When addressing Weight Loss from a yoga perspective there is no set of rules, there are just certain principles. In other words, yoga will not tell you what to eat but will suggest that whatever you eat, eat it moderately.  Yoga will not tell you what to do it will just ask you to “wake up and see what you’re doing and then ask yourself if what you are doing is helping or hurting?”

    Before I get into the specifics I’d like to address the mental sickness and marketing manipulation around much of the weight loss and dieting mentality.  The sickness really lies in not being able to see one’s own beauty and not trusting our own process. It’s so obvious that an anorexic does not see their beauty. Yet it might be less obvious that we too (to a lesser degree) cannot see our beauty clearly.  Dieting, diet pills, diet shakes, surgery, wrinkle creams, hair dye, body sculpting, supplements & drugs, etc… These are common endeavors to fix (who we are, how we look, and our aging process) what might very well not be broken. We have been convinced that we are not beautiful by a culture that force-feeds us incessant images of what beauty is and by a culture more interested in us buying their products than actually being well. Constantly emphasizing beauty in a certain way as well as steering beauty to a sexual disposition (sex sells) rather than a unique or personal disposition.

    Understand this: Next time you get naked and look at yourself in the mirror what you see is beautiful! If you have been convinced otherwise you are not alone. How come we can see the beauty of a mountain range or a field of wildflowers or sunsets and rainbows but we can’t see our own beauty? It’s all nature, all of it including ourselves. These ideas of human beauty implanted in our minds by our culture plays itself out to a large degree in our body image. Because of all this, there are many people pursuing dieting and weight loss unnecessarily. These folks don’t recognize their beauty because they don’t fit the image associated with our cultural ideas of beauty. They feel they are too big or some parts are too small or too old or too heavy or hairy or something.  So they are trying to conform to our cultural ideals of beauty. Please consider all this. Be mindful of our culture’s emphasis on physical beauty and be aware that you are not allowing this emphasis to dictate your thoughts, actions, and truth.  Basically what I’m saying is you may not need to lose weight. Your weight may be perfect for you.  If this is you, my program will not help you lose weight although it will help you in many other ways. You know what’s harder than losing weight? Loving and accepting yourself the way you are! That’s why dieting is so popular because it is much easier than self-love and self-acceptance. Dieting is a shortcut to self-love that does not work!  Remember if you saw your own beauty you would not need any of these beauty products, diets and procedures. The diet and weight loss industry has a tremendous investment in you not seeing your own beauty! Their marketing gurus have come up with clever ways and subtle psychology to help you despise yourself. Did you know if you grew up on a deserted island you would not even know you are fat and ugly? Can you imagine how you view yourself is not really how you view yourself but actually how you were taught to view yourself by our culture? I remember driving to work one morning listening to a commercial on the radio. The commercial narrator was asking the listening audience if they are tired of being bald if they are tired of people laughing at them? If so come to their hair growth clinic or method, which is proven to grow or replace your hair. The company behind this commercial is trying to manipulate you into buying their product by making you think there is something wrong with you. Yet before the commercial, you were rocking out to the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams feeling amazing, and now your feeling like shit because you’re balding. They are trying to create fears about other people’s perception of you or to activate or instigate fears you have about your appearance and aging process. Balding, greying, wrinkles, these are not diseases. There is nothing inherently wrong, these are a natural part of aging and changing and if you don’t embrace them you will be sorely unprepared for all that is coming! Marketing gurus will use deceit, modern psychology and any other means they feel will get their client a sale. If they succeed these marketers are rewarded with awards and bonuses. A “ sexy body “ has certain prominent features yet this is only one of many body types. So our cultural stereotype of beauty may not be congruent with my body and may prevent me from seeing my beauty. But for the marketers and most companies (especially if they are publicly traded), that’s the point! The more you don’t see your own beauty the higher odds that you will feel you need their products to become beautiful.

    Now understanding all this and being mindful of all this, certainly, there is a valid reason one may need or want to lose weight because you are truly overweight. You are most likely overweight because of one or more of these reasons:

    1) you eat poorly (types of foods consumed)

    2) you eat too much (quantity and frequency)

    3) you consume more calories than you burn.

    4) you do not exercise.

    Certainly, there may be psychological conditions that can instigate or facilitate any of these physical food-related choices. If so these conditions will need to be revealed. Yet these conditions can not be revealed if they are being camouflaged by food choices. So implementing new food choices may not only be great for the body it is a great catalyst towards awareness and the perspective and choices awareness brings.

    So for healthy weight loss, this program will address these behaviors and steer us toward a higher quality and more balanced approach. This program has four components

    1) diet,

    2) exercise,

    3) meditation,

    4)  abstinence or self-restraint.

    In other words, we will address the mind, body and social input and habits, this will be truly transformative. Ok, let’s have a look at weight loss and its components: diet, exercise, meditation & abstinence(social-media input).

    Let’s have a practical and balanced approach toward health and wellness and let’s allow our bodies to fall into a balanced place (homeostasis) by living in a balanced way.  First things first, let’s agree that our goal of weight loss is a goal of health and wellness. When I make healthy choices my body will be at a healthy and natural weight. We will not be forcing our bodies to fit some image our society has emphasized. We will not partake in the age-old tradition of making ourselves sicker trying to look pretty. After all “the beauty of the human race is all the differences between us”. This is no longer a catchphrase for me, I am ready to walk the talk.

    This program is going to be challenging! I will ask you to experiment with new ideas and practices, all tried and true yet may be new to you.  The level of difficulty will depend on how deeply ingrained unhealthy habit patterns and behaviors have become. We all know how difficult it is to break addictions. What most dieters don’t understand is prior established behaviors such as food choices as in food frequency, food quantity, food types and food quality have become similar to addictions.  I truly want to support you and set up a support group, but NOBODY can do this work for you. You may stumble but you will need to pull yourself up and continue. I will not ask you to partake in anything I have not done myself and of course, in line with yoga philosophy you should discard any suggestions I make that you feel are inappropriate.

    The reason this is 5 weeks is because I want to be with you for 5 weeks. I want to help you lay a foundation and kick start this process with this program. I will keep our support page open indefinitely for continued support. The truth is that this healthy and balanced approach to weight loss and health should continue for the whole life. I want you to have a strong and solid foundation.

    Check out the “events” page on poweryoga.com we offer this program thrice yearly
    Aloha,

    BK

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26 May 2022

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  • This Ancient Mindfulness Practice Is Proven To Promote Detoxification
    25 May 2022
    Ditch the detox drink and grab your yoga mat!
  • Bugs Don't Stand A Chance Against These 5 DIY Natural Pesticides
    25 May 2022
    Just be sure to use them sparingly.
  • Here's How Vitamin D Has Been Linked To Living A Long, Healthy Life*
    25 May 2022
    Yet another reason to get more of the sunshine vitamin.
  • How to spot fake Lululemon: 7 hidden signs the garment isn’t authentic
    25 May 2022
  • 8-Minute Self-Compassion Meditation
    25 May 2022
    Practice turning toward yourself with gentleness and self-compassion in this 8-minute meditation.
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  • 7 Tips to Support Your Mental and Physical Health as a Freelancer
    25 May 2022

    Shifting from a traditional 9-5 job to freelance work requires proper planning. Despite the obvious benefits, freelancing is not all sunshine and roses.

    Freelancers face a variety of challenges, including sporadic income, a lack of human contact and an over-reliance on the internet. If you’re a freelancer, it is vital to support your mental and physical health.

    An ever-growing number of people are opting for freelance work to avoid mandatory office hours, achieve a healthier work-life balance and enjoy the benefits of being their own boss. Over 60% of Americans choose freelance activities in the US alone.

    If you’re a freelancer, you’ll want to read on for our selection of tips for supporting your mental and physical health as a freelancer.
     

     
     

    7 Tips to Support Your Mental And Physical Health as a Freelancer:

     

    1. Build Your Morning Routine

    Sticking to a routine and getting up early can become a mammoth task when it is entirely up to you to structure your time. It’s all too easy to lose track of time when you work from home and no one is waiting for you at the office to mark your lateness. It’s 11 a.m. before you know it, and you haven’t even showered or eaten breakfast.
     

    As a freelancer, it is critical to maintain a healthy morning routine.

     
    Try to get up early and do your work from the start so it does not consume your entire day and waste your precious time.
     

    2. Devise Your Ideal Workday Schedule

    It’s empowering to be able to manage your own time. Yet it takes a considerable effort – as many people claim: the more time they have, the more they tend to waste. So, be strict with yourself when it comes to scheduling, or you risk falling into a vicious cycle of procrastination.

    To support your mental and physical health as a freelancer, you have the privilege to work during the hours most productive for yourself. Not everyone prefers the typical working day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you feel most productive between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and again between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., then work during those times!

    “It’s likewise critical to keep honing your skills as a freelancer,” says Dominic Beaulieu, a chief editor at SupremeDissertations, “Employers who hire freelancers rarely provide training for their employees, making it difficult to ensure constant self-improvement on one’s own.”
     

    3. What Is Your Ideal Work Environment As a Freelancer?

    Another significant advantage of working as a freelancer is the freedom to choose your ideal working environment every day. A desk facing a brick wall in a dimly lit room is unlikely to make anyone happy, so make sure your workspace is comfortable and fun.

    Tips For Creating a Sacred Home Office Space

    In the summer, you may prefer a workspace with a large window that lets in plenty of light; on a cold winter night, you may prefer to work in a co-working space that has music playing. Spend a few minutes each morning envisaging your ideal working environment for the day.

    Work From Home? Try These 7 Productivity Hacks for an Efficient, Fulfilling Workday
     

     
     

    4. Take Regular Breaks

    We cannot emphasize this enough: take regular breaks from your work. Freelancers often tend to cram all their work in one day and relax the next, yet this strategy can have a serious toll on your health.
     

    Taking breaks can help you refuel and boost your productivity.

     
    Every hour, take a five-minute break, even if it’s just to stand up and stretch. So, before you throw yourself into extra work and pay for a research paper to continue honing your writing skills right after an eight-hour shift, take some time to relax and re-energize.

    Ever Tried Yoga At Work? Boost Productivity With These 7 Chair Yoga Poses
     

    5. Give Yourself a Treat

    It’s wonderful to have something to look forward to, especially when you’re working on a large project with tight deadlines. Make plans to pamper yourself after a long day of work, whether it be a night out with a friend or a long walk in the park with your dog.

    A working day feels much more valuable when you have a treat planned for the evening.
     

    6. Exercise Regularly

    Constant exercise has been shown to alleviate stress. So, dust off your bike and hit the road! Exercise for at least thirty minutes every day. While you’re pounding the treadmill, your body and mind relax and the boosted serotonin levels improve your mood.

    Of all the exercise options out there, yoga is most focused on assisting your body and mind work in unison. The benefits of yoga are endless, including relief from chronic stress patterns, and boosted mental awareness and concentration.

    Work From Home? These 5 Online Yoga Classes Cover All Your Needs!

    Today, you no longer have to pay too much for a gym membership with plenty of stellar exercise options available online.
     

    7. Maintain Emergency Cash Reserves

    One disadvantage of freelancing is you never know when your boss will no longer require your services. Nothing is more stressful than living month after month on the verge of financial trouble and constantly worrying about when the next paycheck will arrive.

    7 Mindful Ways to Shift Your Relationship With Money

    Stop the misery by building up a healthy cash reserve to help keep you safe in the event of an emergency. Also, try to diversify your freelancing activities to avoid being completely reliant on one employer.

    Last but not least, set aside some money for self-improvement activities such as attending sector-specific training or investing in the best essays from professionals who can help you skyrocket your writing skills.
     
     

    With These Tips, You CAN Thrive as a Freelancer

    Freelancing is tough. It requires a robust work ethic.

    One can be taken with the apparent benefits of a freelance career to the point of neglecting the challenges. Give yourself a pat on the back and be proud of what you’ve accomplished though.

    Not everyone is capable of going it alone! Keep the aforementioned tips in mind at all times in order to maintain a healthy body and mind and, as a result, achieve your ideal work-life balance.

    Freelancers, did any of these ideas resonate with you? What are your tips to support your mental and physical health as a freelancer? Please share with us in the comments below – we love hearing from you!

    The post 7 Tips to Support Your Mental and Physical Health as a Freelancer appeared first on YogiApproved™.

  • What the New Moon in Gemini Means for You
    25 May 2022

    This is a time to set aside all that you think you know and allow the unexpected to take you further than you had ever imagined.

    The post What the New Moon in Gemini Means for You appeared first on Yoga Journal.

  • 4 Strength-Building Yoga Poses for Beginners
    25 May 2022

    Building strength isn't as hard as you think. It just takes practice—and these beginner-friendly poses and instructions for how to take them further.

    The post 4 Strength-Building Yoga Poses for Beginners appeared first on Yoga Journal.

  • What It Really Means If You Keep Seeing Praying Mantises Everywhere
    25 May 2022
    Their green color encourages connecting to your heart.
  • A 1-Second Trick To Identify Your Signature Feature (Because Everybody Has One)
    25 May 2022
    Social media has an obsession with self identification. But sometimes, finding what you love about you is very simple.

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  • How To Practice Yoga Successfully?
    23 May 2022

    A question that has been asked by one of our readers recently has been – How to practice Yoga Successfully?
    In this post, I’ll make an attempt to answer that.

    We are all aware of the benefits of Yoga, and meditation. If you are reading this post, it’s highly likely that you would have at some point at least given practicing Yoga some through. It’s possible that you are already practicing it or have practiced it earlier but could not continue. In this post, I bring to you 7 tips that can help you successfully practice Yoga and also get physical and mental benefits out of it.

    1. Create Daily Routines

    Set aside time for your practice.

    If you want to make yoga a part of your daily routine, then you need to make it part of your schedule. The same way that you have work and family obligations, so too should yoga be incorporated into your life as a priority. It’s like any other commitment: once it becomes part of the flow, then things run smoother.

    Create a habit for yourself with some dedicated time every day or every week that is solely focused on self-care through yoga practice, meditation, or whatever else works for you at this point in time. You can always change up what works best later!

    2. Focus on Breathing

    There is nothing more important than breathing. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, or breathe in through your nose and out through your nose, or breathe in through your mouth and out through your mouth, or breathe in through your mouth and out through your nose.

    Breathing is everything.

    3. Be Consistent

    Consistency is key to a successful practice. The more you do it, the more benefits you’ll reap—and the easier it will be to keep up.

    We all want to be perfect at something in our lives, but let’s face it: it rarely happens that way. Still, if you stay consistent and keep doing your practice every day (or close enough), your yoga will take off. You’ll start noticing improvements in how you feel as well as how your body looks and moves.

    One of the best ways to get better at anything is simply by doing it over time. When I first started practicing yoga regularly (about five years ago), I wasn’t very good at it at all! But now? It’s my favorite thing! The more I worked on my asana practice, the more flexible I became—and now I can do things like balance on one leg while holding my other foot with both hands above me or lift myself into a handstand!

    Even though these skills might seem far out there right now, don’t be discouraged by them—they are totally achievable if you stay consistent with your practice for long enough.

    4. Don’t Overthink the Pose

    One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking too much. We spend so much time trying to get it right, that we forget to enjoy the experience.

    Don’t worry about how you look in a pose. Don’t worry about what the person next to you is doing or saying. Just focus on your breath and movement, and let go of everything else that’s going on around you (or inside of you).

    Focus on feeling your body in each pose; don’t let this time be a chance for self-criticism or judgment – just focus on yourself and accept things as they are at any given moment!

    5. Trust the Process

    The process is the most important part of yoga, so don’t get hung up on what you see in front of you. It is the most important part of success, so don’t get hung up on the progress or the lack of it.

    Trust yourself to be present with your breath and body while focusing on improving each pose one day at time during your practice—no matter how far away those goals may seem right now!

    6. Don’t Just Move, Feel

    You can’t focus on the pose and feel at the same time. In yoga, it’s important to find a balance between mind and body. When we’re focusing on our movements, it can be easy to lose ourselves in what we think we should be doing instead of what is actually happening inside us.

    If you find yourself struggling with this, try sitting still in meditation while focusing only on your breath. This will help you get out of your head and into your body where all of the magic happens!

    Remember that there is no right way or wrong way to do a pose—and that’s exactly how it should be! Each person has a unique body structure and style, so there are many different ways for each person to explore their bodies from day-to-day. Learn more about how to do this HERE

    7. Find a teacher/trainer or guru

    If you’re new to yoga, it can be difficult to know where to begin. One of the best ways to get started is by finding a teacher or trainer who will help guide your practice. Here are some things that are important when choosing someone:

    • Education and certifications: Find someone who is knowledgeable, skilled and has been around long enough that they have a good reputation.
    • Good communication skills: A good instructor should be able to explain the benefits of their instruction in an easy-to-understand way without being condescending or overwhelming you with too much information at once. They should also be able to answer any questions you might have about their program or other aspects of yoga practice including how often it should be practiced (3 times per week) and what types of foods may help improve its effects (eating well). Most importantly though, they needn’t only talk about themselves but listen carefully when answering your questions so as not make anyone feel like just another customer on assembly line rather than unique person with unique needs.”
    Conclusion

    If you’re new to yoga, hopefully, we’ve given you some insight into what it means to practice. If you’ve practiced for a long time, perhaps this has helped refresh your understanding of what makes a practice successful.

    In either case, remember that how you approach your yoga practice is up to you! It may take a little experimentation with different styles and instructors to find the one that works best for your body and mind. Whatever path you choose, however, we hope these keys will help guide your way along the way.

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  • The Superpower of Yoga
    22 May 2022

    Regular practice of Yoga has many benefits. Overall it gives you almost a superpower by enabling you to discover who you are and realize your full potential.

    Mot often our mind is distracted by noises. These noises come from what people around us and society think of us, and our response to it. Focusing on this noise can lead us on a path, which is not our path. Most people in this lifetime unfortunately are never able to come out of it. Yoga offers a solution. Its regular practice can almost be a superpower. In this post, I’ll share the importance of Yoga.

    Yoga gives you the power to focus.

    A lot of people view yoga as a spiritual practice, but it’s also an incredible tool for helping you focus. In fact, all meditation practices are essentially focused attention exercises that can help you learn how to tune out distractions and concentrate better in your everyday life.

    When you meditate, whatever your specific object of focus may be—the breath, the body, the mind or thoughts—you’re going through an exercise in concentration and mindfulness. And that’s something we all need more of!

    Yoga has healing powers.

    Yoga is a powerful tool for self-healing. Research has shown it can help with anxiety and depression, chronic pain, stress, weight loss and digestive issues. It’s also been proven to be effective in treating insomnia and back pain.

    But wait—there’s more! Yoga can increase focus and concentration while reducing anxiety levels. This makes yoga an ideal solution for people with ADHD or ADD who struggle with focus at school or work.

    You will have more energy.

    You will have more energy.

    It’s no wonder that yoga is such a popular form of exercise in Western countries, where we often work long hours and lead stressful lives. Yoga can help you with your energy levels, sleep, stress levels and more. But how?

    For starters, yoga has been shown to improve digestion (and therefore reduce bloating and indigestion), boost the immune system by increasing white blood cell production which is important for fighting off infections (such as colds) and also reduces high blood pressure – all of which mean improved sleep quality and reduced tiredness during the day.

    You can build your strength with yoga.

    If you’re worried that yoga will leave you as limber as a garden hose, or if you think it’s only invented to help people relax, then we’ve got some great news for you: yoga can help build strength throughout your body.

    The foundation of a strong core is the keystone of any yoga practice, but the benefits don’t stop there. Yoga also strengthens legs, arms and shoulders (and backs and necks if they already feel tight). It’s not just stretching—it’s building muscle tone everywhere! If you want more athletic ability without spending hours at the gym (or ruining your joints with heavy weights), try starting with these beginner poses:

    • Warrior I pose
    • Tree Pose
    You will become more flexible.

    One of the best things about yoga is that it improves your flexibility. You will be able to stretch and strengthen your muscles, improve your posture, improve balance, improve breathing and circulation. These benefits are a great addition to an overall healthy lifestyle!

    Yoga can enhance your creativity.

    You may not be the next Picasso or Mozart, but you can still achieve your creative potential with a little help from yoga.

    The key is to focus on certain aspects of your practice: breath, body, mind and surroundings.

    Your sleep will improve with yoga.

    The sleep-improvement benefits of yoga are no joke. According to Yoga Journal, “Yoga can help you sleep better by reducing stress and improving your quality of sleep.” It works like this: When we wake up in the morning, our bodies are relaxed because we slept deeply. During deep sleep, our muscles relax and blood pressure drops; our heart rate slows down; muscle tension is released; breathing becomes slow and regular; body temperature decreases; the brain waves slow down to an alpha pattern (a restful state); hormones that promote relaxation are released; growth hormone levels increase (which helps repair cells). And so on!

    But if you wake up feeling groggy instead of refreshed, there’s a good chance that something is keeping your mind racing or delaying the onset of REM sleep (the stage where dreams occur). The good news is that yoga has been shown to reduce stress levels—and one study even found that it helped decrease nighttime wakefulness as well as daytime fatigue among people who suffer from insomnia. In another study conducted at Harvard Medical School’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine found that there was an increase in melatonin production after doing yoga for three months compared with those who did not practice yoga regularly during the same period.”

    Yoga is a practice that improves many aspects of your life.

    Yoga is a practice that improves many aspects of your life. It makes you more flexible, it reduces stress and anxiety, and it can even help you lose weight. “Yoga helps you build strength and stamina so that you don’t feel like a total piece of garbage when it comes time to go out with friends or pick up heavy things,” says yoga instructor Tara Stiles in an interview with The New York Times.

    If you’re looking for a way to improve your life through exercise—or if you’re just in need of some new hobbies—yoga is definitely worth trying!

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  • The Magic of Meditation
    21 May 2022

    Meditation has the power to make positive transformational changes in your life. Multiple independent scientific studies have now validated the positive impact of meditation on the mind. In this post, I bring to you the magic of meditation in your life.

    Improve the quality of your life

    Meditation can help you deal with stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. It can also help you deal with physical health issues that are related to your mental state.

    There are many different ways to meditate—some methods are more intense than others. No matter what type of meditation you try out, it will probably feel strange at first. After all, our minds aren’t used to quieting down! But don’t worry: once you get into the habit of doing it on a regular basis (even just once or twice per week), the benefits will come quickly—and they may surprise you!

    Improve concentration

    Meditation helps you concentrate on one thing.

    When meditating, you focus on your breath and nothing else. In other words, meditation helps you concentrate better than before. This is because when you’re in any mental state for a long time (for example: focusing on your breath), it will eventually cause some sort of change in the brain that makes it easier for you to stay focused throughout the day.

    Also, meditating helps with concentration because it teaches us how to focus our attention onto whatever we want. For example: if someone asks us what we’re doing right now but we don’t have anything specific planned or scheduled yet, then there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to say “I’m focusing my attention on this task right now.” We all know how important it is to focus our energy properly so that everything else flows more smoothly afterward; by doing so ourselves through meditation practice every day makes this skill much easier than ever before!

    Work productively

    The ability to focus on the task at hand, rather than worrying about all the other things you have to do, is increasingly important in today’s work environment.

    The magic of meditation is that it develops your ability to stay focused on what’s in front of you without distraction. The research shows that meditating regularly can help increase your attention span by up to 10 percent (yes, really).

    Let go of stress and negativity

    When you’re stressed, it can be a struggle to sleep, concentrate, or even think clearly. Meditation is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress and anxiety.

    When you meditate regularly, your body releases chemicals called endorphins that make you feel happier. You’ll also have an easier time letting go of anger, resentment and other negative emotions that hold you back from feeling happy and healthy.

    Meditation can help calm down an anxious mind so you can focus on what’s important in life rather than worrying about problems. When you meditate regularly, it becomes easier to let go of things that cause stress—like relationships with people who don’t treat us well or bad experiences we’ve had in the past—so we can move forward toward our goals without being held back by negativity.

    Help keep diseases at bay

    Meditation also helps reduce stress, which is a major cause of many health issues. When you’re stressed, you may use food to cope with your feelings and end up gaining weight. Stress can also lead to smoking and drinking too much alcohol—both of which are harmful to your body. If that’s not bad enough, stress can have serious effects on productivity at work, as well as happiness levels in general.

    Meditation has been shown in studies to help reduce stress and improve quality of life by teaching people how to better cope with their emotions instead of suppressing them or reacting impulsively when they arise (1). As such, meditation can be a great tool for preventing these negative effects!

    Stay connected to the present moment

    Meditation is a great way to learn how to stay present in the moment. It helps you get out of your head, by focusing on your breathing and not thinking about everything else that’s going on around you.

    Instead of worrying about what could happen or dwelling on past mistakes, meditation helps train your mind to focus on one thing at a time. You can use this skill when something bad happens and also when something good happens—you’ll be able to enjoy each moment without getting distracted by worry or anxiety about what may come next.

    It’s also helpful for dealing with negative people who bring down the moods of others around them by constantly complaining or being pessimistic about everything in life. By practicing mindfulness regularly through meditation classes like those provided by The Magic Of Meditation NYC (which we highly recommend!), you’ll learn how not let other people’s negativity affect yours—and soon enough it will become second nature!

    Meditation is like a magical tool that helps us deal with everyday problems.

    Meditation is like a tool that can help you to solve problems in your life. It’s not the solution to all of your problems, but it is useful nonetheless.

    As we go through life, we often face many difficulties and challenges. One way to deal with this is by meditating on your situation: focusing on what you want and need out of life, then using meditation as a way of opening up your mind and body so that new solutions are possible!

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  • Benefits of Yoga and Diseases it can Cure
    18 May 2022

    The word is one, but the benefits that come with yoga are unlimited. Explore the benefits of yoga asanas with us and introduce yoga into your life.

    Below, we’ve specified yoga poses for the most common physical and mental health problems.

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  • The 4-4-8 Breathing Exercise Works!
    15 May 2022

    There are a multitude of breathing practices and exercises that have been prescribed in many books on Yoga and meditation. Depending on the type of practice and your body, they tend to provide a lot of benefits. However, if you are a beginner, and are looking for a technique that can help you calm your mind try out the 4-4-8 breathing exercise. It has numerous mental and physical benefits. It has worked wonders for me every time I’ve done it.

    I had recently recommended this practice to a friend who was having constant headaches. These had started sometime after she had recovered from COVID. I’m glad to share that she has reported a positive impact of this in reducing headaches.

    What is the 4-4-8 Breathing Exercise?

    Step 1: Take a deep breath. Fill your lungs to as much extent as possible. It should take around 4 seconds

    Step 2: Hold your breath for around 4 seconds (not more)

    Step 3: Gently release your breath. Exhale as slowly as possible.

    Step Number Step Duration
    1 Inhale 4 seconds
    2 Hold your breath 4 seconds
    3 Exhale 8 seconds

    This exercise should be done for around 5 minutes. You’ll notice the difference. I’ve personally seen my heart rate come lower as I begin this exercise.

    Tip: Make sure that you are focusing on your breathing while doing this.

    The beauty of this exercise is that you can do this almost anywhere. You can do this in your home, in a park, or even in your office. Ideally, if you are about to do something important such as get into an interview, or make a speech, doing this right before can ensure that you do the activity with a perfectly calm mind.

    Try this exercise and let me know the effects in the comments below.

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  • Yoga Poses – 5 Essentials You Need To Know
    08 May 2022

    You might have seen complex yoga poses on television or on the internet with yoga masters doing elaborate and complicated poses. In this post, I’ll share a few basics of Yoga poses or Yoga asanas based on what is mentioned in the original texts.

    1. Yoga Poses are steady and comfortable

    The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali define the Yoga pose as “Sthiram sukham aasanam “, meaning ‘that position which is comfortable and steady’. Patañjali (पतञ्जलि) has been the author of a number of Sanskrit works and the greatest of these is the Yoga sūtras. Yoga Sutras is a text on Yoga theory and practice. The Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali is a collection of 196 sanskrit sutras (aphorisms) on the theory and practice of yoga. Yoga tradition holds the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali to be one of the foundational texts of classical Yoga philosophy.

    2. Yoga Poses are a part of Hatha Yoga

    Prior to everything, Yoga pose is spoken of as the first part of hatha yoga. Having done asana, one attains steadiness of body and mind,
    freedom from disease and lightness of the limbs (Hatha Yoga Pradipika). The hatha yogis found that by developing control of the body through yoga poses, the mind is also controlled. Therefore, the practice of asana is foremost in hatha yoga.

    3. Yoga Poses represent Progressive Evolution

    In the yogic scriptures it is said that there were originally 8,400,000 yoga poses, which represent the 8,400,000 incarnations every individual tnust pass through before attaining liberation from the cycle of birth and death. These poses represented a progressive evolution from the simplest form of life to the most complex: that of a fully realized human being. Over time the great rishis and yogis modified and reduced the number of asanas to the few hundred known today. Of these few hundred, only the eighty-four most useful
    are discussed in detail.

    4. Yoga Poses and Prana

    Prana, is vital energy, which pervades the whole body, following flow patterns, called nadis, which are responsible for maintaining all individual cellular activity. Stiffness of the body is due to blocked prana and a subsequent accumulation of toxins. When prana begins
    to flow, the toxins are removed from the system, ensuring the health of the whole body. As the body becomes supple, postures
    that seemed impossible become easy to perform, and steadiness and grace of moven1ent develop. When the quantum of prana is increased to a great degree, the body moves into certain postures by itself and asanas, mudras and pranayamas occur spontaneously.

    5. Yoga Poses and Exercise

    Yoga poses have often been thought of as a form of exercise. They are not exercises, but techniques that place the physical body in positions that cultivate awareness, relaxation, concentration and meditation. Part of this process is the development of good physical health by stretching, massaging, and stimulating the pranic channels and internal organs, so asana is complementary to exercise.

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    08 May 2022

     यौनशक्ति बढ़ाने के घरेलू उपाय :- नमस्कार दोस्तों आज हम आपके लिए एक बेहद रोचक आर्टिकल लाये है  यह आर्टिकल आपके जीवन में बदलाव लाएगा और आपके योन सुख को बढ़ाएगा।


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    इस लेख में व्यक्त किए गए सभी विचार लेखक के हैं। इस लेख में समाहित किसी भी जानकारी की सटीकता, पूर्णता, वैधता या वैधता के लिए उपचार । सभी जानकारी एक आधार पर प्रदान की जाती है। लेख में व्यक्त की गई जानकारी, तथ्य या राय योग करलो (Yoga Karlo) और योग करलो (Yoga Karlo) की राय को नहीं दर्शाती है, जिसके लिए योग करलो (Yoga Karlo) कोई जिम्मेदारी या दायित्व स्वीकार नहीं करता है। 
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    08 May 2022

     नमस्कार दोस्तों, आपका स्वागत है हमारे एक और लेख में, दोस्तों इस लेख में हम आपको भिन्डी से शुगर का इलाज | शुगर का रामबाण घरेलू इलाज | शुगर का देसी इलाज के बारे में बतायेगे। 

    भिंडी से शुगर का इलाज

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    भिन्डी से शुगर का इलाज : भिंडी कोई मौसमी सब्जी नहीं है इसको किसी भी ऋतू  में उगाया जा सकता है यह एक हरी सब्जी है और इसके  बहुत से फायदे है और यह डायबिटीज, मधुमेह में बहुत लाभकारी है। यह डायबिटीज रोगियों के लिए औषधि माना जाता है। यह हरे रंग के फूल वाला पौधा होता है और हिबिस्कस और कपास के समान पादप कुल से संबंधित है।

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    भिंडी कई तरह के पोषक तत्वों और मिनरल से भरपूर होती है। यह शरीर को आवश्यक पोषण प्रदान करती है। पोटैशियम, विटामिन बी, विटामिन सी, फोलिक एसिड और कैल्शियम पाया जाता है। भिंडी में कम मात्रा में कैलोरी और फाइबर की मात्रा अधिक होती है।

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    भिन्डी से शुगर का इलाज :-  दोस्तों भिंडी डायबिटीज के इलाज में बहुत उपयोगी होती है इसमें फाइबर भरपूर मात्रा में पाया जाता है, जिसकी वजह से यह डायबिटीज के इलाज में उपयोगी होती है।

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    भिन्डी से शुगर का इलाज | Bhindi se Sugar ka ilaj in Hindi
    दोस्तों भिंडी डायबिटीज के शुरूआती स्टेज में बहुत ही ज्यादा लाभकारी होता है। एक रिसर्च में ऐसा पाया गया है कि जो लोग भिंडी खाते हैं उनमें ब्लड शुगर का स्तर कम होता है। इसके अलावा तुर्की में वर्षों से भूने हुए भिंडी के बीजों का इस्तेमाल डायबिटीज के इलाज में किया जाता है।
    शुगर-मधुमेह का घरेलु इलाज भिन्डी से

            

    ध्यान दें: 
    इस लेख में व्यक्त किए गए सभी विचार लेखक के हैं। इस लेख में समाहित किसी भी जानकारी की सटीकता, पूर्णता, वैधता या वैधता के लिए उपचार । सभी जानकारी एक आधार पर प्रदान की जाती है। लेख में व्यक्त की गई जानकारी, तथ्य या राय योग करलो (Yoga Karlo) और योग करलो (Yoga Karlo) की राय को नहीं दर्शाती है, जिसके लिए योग करलो (Yoga Karlo) कोई जिम्मेदारी या दायित्व स्वीकार नहीं करता है। 


  • The pursuit of Yoga 
    07 May 2022

    We are all led by some higher force in order to achieve our highest potential, and for that, we just need to cleanse ourselves from all the dirt so that we can hear our guidance clearly.  And Yoga was the tool for me that helped me to find that path, so how about I will tell you my story and you might find there something for you as well

    My Yoga Journey


    My journey started 2 years ago on my yoga mat, at my home with a head full of uncontrolled thoughts and a body soaking with stagnant energy. The first idea was just to get some flexibility in me, but within that time I noticed major changes in my mind as well as physical health.  

    Yoga helps stress and calm your mind

    The breathing coordination helps you to realize all the unwanted thoughts and stress, calm your mind and focus more on yourself.  Asanas (postures) – the physical part,  aligns your body so that your energy can flow freely throughout, and together with the breath. it makes it even deeper where the energy might have been stuck for ages, like my hip part. Because of all the trauma and negative experiences I have been struggling to open my body and myself to the world and people around me. Some people store their traumatic experiences in the body when they can’t handle their emotions well enough at that point. It sits deep in the tissues and builds over time if nothing is done about it.    

    What is to be done about it you would ask? Well, it’s very individual, but for me. the key was to acknowledge my traumas by accepting them and using them as my strength instead. While some people might just need to cry it out, shout it out, laugh it out, or any other way, depending on the depth of the trauma. Some others might need some guidance to first see the problem and then start healing step by step. But the first step for everyone is AWARENESS. When you are aware of things, you can then start changing their patterns of it.        

    While other people need to use Asana practice for consistency reasons and to strengthen their minds by performing challenging and stable asanas at the same time. Many of us these days struggle with keeping up with challenges that occur daily and surviving through them at a very challenging time. So having that mental and physical strength by performing asanas going to help you a very long way. 


    When you are on the good path towards your self-realization – meditation comes into the picture. Then you start to work with total control of your mind by silencing out the unwanted ones and letting in some clear and positive ones. Patience is the key here, without it it’s hard to achieve anything.

     
    So when you start practicing these Yoga practices daily, life happens to be luxuriously easier. There are no struggles anymore, just acceptance and detachment from things that don’t serve you. Because Yoga is here to help you to drop all those superficial layers that have been building up over time and find your own true self and peace with it.

    The post The pursuit of Yoga  appeared first on Arogya Yoga School Blog.

  • Yoga Mudra – What Is It, Types of Yoga Mudras & Their Benefits
    06 May 2022

    The word Mudra lends itself to many meanings depending upon the context that it is used in: dance, finance, religion, sculpture, communication and of course, yoga. We often think of yoga as a series of physical exercise. However, as I always say, it is a mind-body system that encompasses physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The concept of yoga mudra is a part of the yogic lifestyle that uses certain gestures and symbols to help us attain optimal wellbeing. Today, let us look at what yoga mudras are, and the different types of yoga mudras including Simha mudra, which goes beyond hand gestures.

    The concept of mudras.

    We have all seen classical dance recitals that use mudras – specific hand and finger gestures that communicate emotions, depict mythological figures, or tell stories. There are about 500 different gestures of the hands, wrists, arms and even shoulders that symbolize these words or feelings or stories. Both Buddhist and Hindu traditions use these hand and finger gestures. This is why we see sculptures and paintings of the Buddha depicting these mudras as well. Lord Krishna is often depicted as assuming the ‘Gyan mudra’ (knowledge) when imparting the tenets of the Gita to Arjun on the battlefield. 

    Yoga mudras correspond to the Ayurvedic understanding of the human body and the doshas (humors), namely vatta, pitta, and kapha. This ties in to what we understand about the ‘nadi mandala’ and the chakras within the body. The mudras are meant to help balance the doshas within the body, to bring the nervous system in balance and to prevent health anomalies, and enhance both physical and mental health. This is done by removing blockages and enabling the free and healthy flow of prana within the body. When used in conjunction with the appropriate yoga asanas and meditative practices, yoga mudras are seen to enhance health and wellbeing.

    Each of the five fingers used in performing the yoga mudras corresponds to the five elements of the universe: fire, water, sky, earth, air.

    • The thumb corresponds to the fire element or agni. It signifies emotions such as worry and relates to the stomach.
    • The index finger corresponds to vayu or wind, and is correlated to emotions such as unhappiness, loss, or bereavement. It connects to the large intestine and the lungs in the body.
    • The middle finger is connected to akash or the sky, and corresponds to the heart and the cardiovascular system of the body.  It governs emotions such as recklessness or spontaneity.
    • The ring finger represents the earth or prithvi, and governs anger. It is connected to the gall bladder, liver and nervous system.
    • The last or little finger corresponds to jal or the water element, and governs fear while connecting to the kidneys.
    Types of yoga mudras and their benefits

    As the old saying goes, it takes five fingers to make a fist. Similarly, it takes different mudras of each of the fingers to restore health and balance to the body and the mind. Each finger corresponds to one of five elements to help balance the energy within the body. The video above is a good introduction to the main yoga mudras – how to perform them and their positive impact on us. It is interesting to see the comments below the video where people have found help for a range of problems ranging from pain, to anxiety and depression, to addiction, and to enhancing overall quality of life.

    There are many different types of mudras categorized as per the part of the body they engage. The hasta mudra refers to hand gestures while the mana mudra refers to gestures of the head. The bandha mudras involve lock gestures, and the kaya mudras refer to postural gestures. Adhara mudras involve perineal gestures. Some mudras are oriented towards physical wellness, chief among them being gyan mudra, vayu mudra, prana mudra, agni or surya mudra, prithvi mudra, and so on. Mudras such as adi mudra, varda mudra, samana mudra and so on are geared towards enhancing emotional wellbeing.

    Adi Mudra

    Adi mudra is thought to be the first or original mudra; because it is the gesture that a fetus can make while still inside the womb. It involves tucking the thumb into the palm and folding the fingers over it to form a closed fist. It is often used while performing pranayama or as an accompaniment to meditation, as well as along with certain yoga postures. This mudra is thought to calm the mind and balance the nervous system by promoting self-awareness.

    Gyan Mudra

    Gyan mudra is thought to be among the most important of mudras. As we know, this is thought to be the mudra that the Buddha is seen to use most frequently and which accompanied the revelation of the Gita by Lord Krishna to Arjun. It is the sacred hand gesture used by yogis performing ‘tapp’ and by dancers depicting the Nataraj pose. The tip of the thumb and index finger of both hands are brought together to form an O with the remaining three fingers pointing outward and the palm facing upward. This mudra is most often used to concentrate the mind during meditation and when performing pranayama such as ujjayi or kapalbhati. This mudra is symbolic of the seeker who wishes to expand the mind and absorb knowledge. It is thought to improve focus and memory, as well as the functioning of the pituitary gland.

    Vayu Mudra

    Vayu mudra is thought to balance the air element of the body and helps the free flow of prana within the body. Here, the index finger is bent and curled into the palm with the thumb holding it down and the three other fingers are extended parallel to each other. This mudra can accompany sukhasan, vajrasan or padmasan. It is thought to help manage certain types of pain and arthritis, reduce acidity, and can also promote hair growth.

    Akash Mudra

    Akash mudra is performed while doing ‘dhyaan’ or meditation, and to accompany positions such as sukhasan, vajrasan or padmasan. This mudra can be performed by bringing the tips of the thumb and the middle finger together to form a circle with the three other fingers pointing outward. This is the mudra related to the sky or space and helps us gain positive energy. It helps us feel happier and more content or satisfied with life. It is thought to improve eyesight and enhance bone health by correcting calcium deficiencies.

    Shunya Mudra

    Shunya mudra refers to emptiness or nothingness; as we know the word shunya means zero or nothing. This mudra balances the space element in the body and is said to have certain therapeutic impacts. Here, the tip of the middle finger is placed at the base of the thumb, with the thumb gently pressing along the back of the middle finger, its tip placed just below the knuckle of the middle finger. This mudra is thought to ease problems like vertigo or motion sickness, and other ear related health issues such as earache, tinnitus and reduced hearing.

    Prithvi Mudra

    Prithvi mudra helps balance the earth element within the body and is related to the ring figure of the hand. To perform this mudra, one must join the tip of the ring finger with the tip of the thumb with slight pressure while extending the remaining fingers out as much as possible. This helps reduce the fire element of the body while increasing the earth element to enhance energy and stamina levels, speed up healing and recovery from disease. This mudra is also thought to improve uptake of vitamins and minerals in the body so as to better nourish the internal organs. Since this mudra is thought to be associated with the nose, it can also help in improving nasal function.

    Agni Mudra

    Agni mudra is performed by holding down the ring finger with the thumb and is also thought to be performed as the image above shows. Here the right hand is made into a fist with the thumb pointing upward which is then rested upon the palm of the open left hand, palm facing upward. This is thought to improve self-confidence and esteem while enhancing creative ideas and vitality. This mudra is seen to help in balancing the fire and space elements in the body.

    Prana Mudra

    Prana mudra is said to have been performed by Lord Shiva in his Adinath avatar, and is typically used by those who seek spiritual upliftment. It involves touching the tip of the thumb to the tips of the ring and little fingers with the remaining two fingers stretched out. It balances the vata element in the body and activates the root chakra to generate energy and heat within the body. This mudra is thought to be beneficial for people with high blood pressure or ulcers, skin issues, low energy, and feelings of frustration and stress.

    Chinmaya Mudra

    Chinmaya mudra is a simple hand gesture that helps with breath awareness and keeps the prana flowing smoothly within the body. Here, the index finger and thumb tips are joined while the rest of the fingers are curled within the palm. This is known as the awareness mudra and is thought to enhance mental wellbeing. It helps us feel more relaxed and calmer by stabilizing the breathing process. This can also help to improve memory and resolve sleep disorders.

    Varun Mudra

    Varun mudra is the hand gesture that utilizes the thumb and the little finger. The little finger is bent and tucked down into the palm with the thumb overlying it to keep it in place. It can also be performed by touching the tips of the little finger and the thumb as shown in the image. Since the little finger corresponds to the water element, this mudra will help to balance this element in the body. Regularly performing this mudra can help improve circulation in the body. This promotes hydrating of the skin and enhances clarity of thought and creative ideas; helping us become more effective communicators.

    Simha Mudra
    Image courtesy shammisyogalaya.com

    Simha mudra is, as the name suggests, the lion pose and a mudra that relates to the face and not just the hands. In seated position, one should lean forward slightly and while exhaling, one should open the mouth wide and stretch the tongue out as if trying to touch the chin. At the same time, both the eyes should try to look at the tip of the nose or the centre of the eyebrows. This is to be accompanied by a roaring sound. Simha mudra is said to improve thyroid function in the body. It can help people who have sleep apnea or snoring issues. Since this is a face exercise it stimulates blood flow to the face and slows down premature aging. It is also thought that this clears the throat, and improves voice quality and singing ability.

    While there are many more yoga mudras, the ones listed above are among the more popular ones that are seen to offer the most benefits. The pressure between fingertips should ideally be gentle and not heavy. All of the yoga mudras are best performed using the correct technique and under the guidance of an experienced instructor if one is to derive optimal benefit. It is also important to make sure that there are no contraindications. For instance, Simha mudra is not advisable after surgery. It is best for people from 7 to 70 years of age and is thought to be ineffective for kids below that age. In some cases, some mudras may not be suitable for people with certain health ailments, so it is best to perform these under expert guidance.

    Like chakras, the elements in the body need to be balanced for optimal health. The idea behind practicing these mudras is to balance the imbalanced elements in the body. So, it’s important to only practice the mudras prescribed for you, else you might unknowingly make the imbalance worse.

    Another important thing to remember is that this is a complementary therapy that works best in conjunction with other healthy lifestyle strategies. Doing regular yoga with a good yoga guide or teacher, using the correct techniques, regularly performing pranayama and meditation are important to get the most out of yoga mudras. You need to orient your mind positively with the belief that you’re doing something to improve your mental and physical wellness, and to help manifest your health and wellness goals.

    The post Yoga Mudra – What Is It, Types of Yoga Mudras & Their Benefits appeared first on Yoga Classes Bandra West & Khar, Mumbai | Yoga Central.

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