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Yoga Practices for Diabetics

Tadasana (Palm Tree Postures)

Technique:

  • Stand with feet 2 inches apart. Interlock the fingers, and turn the wrist outwards. Now inhale, raise the arms up
  • Bring them in line with the shoulders.
  • Raise the heels off the floor and balance on the toes. Stay in this position for 10-15 seconds.
  • Exhale, bring the heels down.
  • Release the interlock of the fingers and bring the arms down parallel to the trunk, and come back to standing posture.

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HEALTH AND WELL BEING: A YOGIC PERSPECTIVE

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 YOGACHARYA Dr ANANDA BALAYOGI BHAVANANI

MBBS, ADY, DSM, DPC, PGDFH, PGDY, FIAY, MD (Alt.Med)

Chairman: International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER) & Yoganjali Natyalayam, Puducherry, South India. www.rishiculture.org and www.icyer.com

INTRODUCTION:

Yoga is a spiritual science for the integrated and holistic development of our physical, mental and moral-spiritual aspects of being. The philosophy of Yoga is practical and applicable in our day-to-day living. Yoga has been documented to normalise physiological function and recent advances in the field of research have shown that it has sound scientific basis. Continue reading “HEALTH AND WELL BEING: A YOGIC PERSPECTIVE”

INTEGRATING YOGA WITH MODERN MEDICINE

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Yogacharya Dr ANANDA BALAYOGI BHAVANANI

Chairman ICYER at Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry.

Website: www.rishiculture.org. E mail: yognat@gmail.com

 

In recent times, the therapeutic potential of Yoga has captured the imagination of researchersworldwide and numerous studies are being done on the benefits of Yoga in various medicalconditions. Yoga is a popular means of relieving stress and improving fitness as it decreases stress and anxiety and improves health status. The application of Yoga as a therapy is simple and inexpensive and can be easily adopted in most patients without any complications. Continue reading “INTEGRATING YOGA WITH MODERN MEDICINE”

Essay Writing Contest

Share your thoughts on the benefits of Yoga to win exciting prizes. Use‪#‎YogaBenefits‬ to participate.

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Terms and Conditions of the Contest

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Role of Yoga in Adolescence

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Dr. B. R. Sharma

Principal, G.S.College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis,

Kaivalyadhama Lonavla: 410 403. brsharma@kdham.com

Introduction and statement of the problem

Adolescence is a transition period from childhood to adulthood. This tender age is considered to be between 12 and 19 years and usually is riddle with difficulties. This is the time when our youth is most prone to mental diseases like depression and anxiety. Did we ever ask ourselves why? Continue reading “Role of Yoga in Adolescence”

PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF YOGA TRADITION

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B. R. SHARMA*

A B S T R A C T

Philosophical Basis of Yoga, in the light of caturvyuha, has been dealt comprehensively with the purpose of perceiving its utility in understanding the life phenomenon not only in tackling the psycho-physiological problems of man but also to change the entire outlook of mankind for healthy life and living.

Key words: Heya, heyahetu, hana, hanopaya, duhkha, drasta, drsya, avidya,
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YOGA & DIET

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Good Health is a state of complete physical, mental & social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. WHO

                                       Yukthar Viharasya Yuktachestasya Karmsu

                                        Yuktsva-Pav Bodhasya Yogo Bhavti Duhkha

                                                                                                                                                  Gitaverse 6:17

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Yogic concept of breathing

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The daily need for cloth, shelter, bread, water and air is well known truth of entire human race. One can afford to skip a meal, live under the tree for days and can manage with any type of cloth but to skip a breath is hardly impossible. That is why many scriptures on Yoga explain, “Breath is Life.”  The normal day to day experience reveals that this breath can be delayed for a while or even for a longer period in case of Yoga masters but can not be stopped all together. Yoga Scriptures declare that this movement of breathing in and breathing out is much more than gaseous exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Therefore, it is important to know deeply and clearly about the breath, respiration and Vital force and Prāa in order to regulate life towards health, harmony and happiness. Prāāyāma practice had been practiced by Indians for thousands of years as the knowledge was passed through word to mouth by great Yoga masters.  The ancient masters realized the powers behind Prāāyāma practice so much so that it had been incorporated into almost every rites and rituals of Indians. The tradition still continues as one or other forms of Prāāyāma is practiced by Priests during birth, marriage, death and other auspicious ceremonies. Prāāyāma is one of the most important practices of Hatha Yoga, Patañjali Yoga Sūtra and Tantra. Both Hatha and Patañjali Yoga Sūtra suggest the practice of Prāāyāma after the practitioner perfects in asanas. Prāāyāma is the fourth aspect of Aāga or eight part Yoga of Patañjali Yoga Sūtra.
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National Health Editors’ Conference on Yoga for Holistic Health

The Conference is being organised by Ministry of AYUSH in association with Press Information Bureau and is a part of the series of planned events leading to the International Day of Yoga – 2016 that will be celebrated on 21st of June. The aim of the Conference is to ensure wider dissemination of benefits of Yoga to the public through the media. Over one hundred Health Editors from various national and regional media organizations are expected to attend the Conference.

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