Patanjali -Yoga & Pranayama for Beginners

Maharshi Patanjali

For Yoga  Beginners  – Know about  Yoga and Pranayama  from Patanjali

Before taking to yoga or pranayama as a regular practice, try to know what it all means in the deeper sense, so that it can be effective, advises Sarvottam Kumar that, When many yogis would meditate in close proximity all at the same time for days together, a strong energy field would get created which would attract people from far and wide. When these visitors would come near the caves and peep inside, all they would see were physical postures of different kinds. Patanjali, the great exponent of yoga has listed 84 such asanas or postures, named mainly after animals and birds.

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These onlookers would go back with the impression that yoga was nothing but physical asanas. Then, different variations would be added to the practice such as Hot Yoga,Tantric Yoga,RelaxationYoga, HathaYoga,PartnerYoga, Integral Yoga and what not. But, again the story will be no different. All such practices require lot of effort and application of will from the ego centre which goes totally against the very grain of the asanas,which according to Patanjali is sthir sukham asanam — the posture should be steady, comfortable, and grounded in joy.

 

Moreover, asanas is only one of the lower eight rungs of yoga as propounded by Patanjali. Once it is practiced rightly, practice of higher rungs, such as yogic breathing or pranayama, pratyahara, Dharana, dhyana and samadhi become automatic. Breath is our connection with body and mind. What’s the correct way of doing yogic breathing? The best way is really not doing anything at all but just let be — into our own being. At this stage, it is better to have little idea about our breathing patterns.

 

If you place your finger immediately below your nostrils, you will experience that only one nostril is active or more active at a given time and after some time, another nostril takes over but both of them are not equally active at the same time. Our body has 72,000 nadis or energy channels of which three of them are the most important — Ida, Pingala and Sushumna. Ida is related with left nostril breathing, Pingala with right nostril breathing while sushumna is when both the nostrils become equally active.

 

Sushumna has been active since we were born and were a toddler and becomes active even now when we are in a deep dreamless sleep state. When you see a toddler lying on its back,you can clearly see how its stomach goes up and down rhythmically and breath is taking place from both the nostrils in equal measure. But, as we age,we get inputs from society in the form of fear and desire and our breath not only becomes shallow, but finally becomes, one-nostril-at-a-time centric. The aim of yogic breathing is to be in a condition of deep dreamless sleep state while we are awake.

 

So sit in a relaxed position, close your eyes and just be yourself effortlessly. Whatever thoughts invade your mind, treat them as unwanted guests and they will go away by themselves. This will make your mind quiescent, your breathing rate minimal, and finally, your inhalation will become smoother and silken. Both the nostrils will become equally active at the same time which will establish you in the state of sushumna and will centre your mind and being. Sushumna actually means sukhamana — a joyful mind.

 

In this state, you would experience timelessness and receive insights from your very core of being and attain a state of satchitanada or a blissful state of pure awareness of the eternal. Patanjali described the whole process in just a few words: prayatna shaithilya ananta samapattibhyam — perfecting the posture of relaxing and allowing attention to merge with the Infinite. We feel we are breathing perfectly with just one nostril being active at a time. Only when we are in a state of sushumna, do we know that what we had assumed to be perfect, was just a tiny part of what we are capable of achieving.

 

You have seen how a little learning can lead to huge confusing beliefs which then become hard to change and this is true for all aspects of our lives. Very aptly, Alexander Pope had said: “A little learning is a dangerous thing Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again”.

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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

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How does practicing mindfulness meditation lead to increased well-being? There is a lot of research conveying mindfulness meditation’s positive impact upon psychological well-being.

In fact, a vast literature of controlled studies has found that mindfulness meditation is related to improved mental health across a variety of disorders, including different anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, and chronic pain symptom reduction.

Yet, the idea of mindfulness has become a buzzword, and despite research regarding positive outcomes, specific mechanisms associated with mindfulness and psychological well-being are unclear. (Additionally, the ambiguity in the term mindfulness, and how it’s approached in research, makes it difficult to parse out particular mechanisms responsible for clinical outcomes.)

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Mindfulness and Attention Mechanisms

Despite these limitations, many research studies seem to indicate that cultivating different aspects of attention is a feasible and consistent starting point to bridging mindfulness practice and psychological well-being.

The question remains: How can cultivating multiple aspects of attention through mindfulness meditation account for psychological well-being?

This blog post is based on a review that supports a previously suggested idea that cultivating all aspects of attention through mindfulness leads to greater well-being by decreasing rumination.

Attention Networks

Like mindfulness meditation itself, attention is not easily defined.

Over two decades ago, researchers conveyed a conceptualization of attention as a multifaceted construct made up of the three unique and differentiated, yet overlapping networks called Alerting, Orienting, and Executive Attention — the latter includes regulatory processes like conflict-monitoring and metacognition.

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Attention Regulation

Attention is also described in terms of the way it is regulated. In fact, meditation practices are usually described by the degree to which they entail “Focused Attention (FA)” and “Receptive Attention (RA).”

Although sometimes likened specifically to RA, mindfulness practice is distinguishable by its utilization of both FA and RA.

Focused Attention

When our attention is focused, it is restricted to a specific object, which is commonly the neutral sensory experience of the breath going in and out.

Ideally, attention is sustained, but as thoughts, and/or feelings and/or physical sensations arise, a conflict is presented; different stimuli are pulling for attention.

Receptive Attention

After consistent practice, there is often less need for a specific object of focus (the breath), and we broaden the focus of our attention so that it is receptive to our entire field of awareness, including whatever thoughts, feelings and sensations arise in the moment.

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Rumination

Rumination has been defined as a passive dwelling upon negative thoughts and/or emotion and is negatively correlated with aspects of psychological well-being.

As mentioned, this review supports mindfulness meditation’s role in improved psychological well-being, through the mechanism of reducing rumination via attentional processes.

The question remains as to how this actually plays out.

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Distraction and De-centering

Rumination is decreased through a two-step process including distraction and decentering. These steps correspond to the attention regulation styles inherent to mindfulness meditation.

Early on in one’s mindfulness meditation practice, when it entails focused attention, attention is sustained on the neutral sensation of the breath. While this skill is being cultivated, ruminative thought processes likely interrupt the effort to sustain this attention.

The ability to monitor conflicts of attention, however, ensures that one is constantly distracting oneself from ruminative thoughts through the redirection of attention from rumination back to the breath.

According to the research, distraction is a healthier response to stress than rumination and entails a deliberate direction of attention away from ruminative thoughts onto a pleasant or neutral stimulus.

Yet, research also indicated that although distraction is important, it only serves as temporary relief, because with distraction, avoidance is taking place.

In the long term, avoiding and pushing away thoughts through distraction is as inefficient as clinging to them through rumination. So, there is a process beyond distraction.

Mindfulness meditation utilizes the benefits of distraction, but then goes beyond it in cultivating a more adaptive response to distress.

This is enabled through receptive attention, during which attentional focus is broadened and one is encouraged to be aware of all experiences. One now has the space to actually notice patterns of over-engagement in negative thoughts as opposed to suppressing them through distraction.

The ability to cultivate a broader range of awareness also cultivates the ability to decenter, which is enabled through enhanced metacognition, and allows for a stepping back from any possible secondary elaboration of ruminative thoughts.

This means that thoughts are nonjudgmentally accepted as just thoughts that come and go. When thoughts are seen as transient, one is more likely to feel disconnected to them.

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How Mindfulness Meditation Creates a Shift

The idea inherent in both distraction and decentering is that a shift is taking place.

During the former, one’s ability to distract and redirect attention away from rumination and to sustain attention on the neutral breath is a literal shift in attention that cultivates regulatory processes intrinsic to psychological well-being.

During the latter, one has the opportunity to figuratively shift attention from the content of a thought toward the process of having one. That vantage point allows for a more objective and less judgmental perspective. This perspective is more adaptive and reflected in greater psychological well-being.

Ultimately, engaging in mindfulness meditation cultivates our ability to both focus and broaden our attention, which is a practical way to elicit psychological well-being.

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Gomukhasana -Cow Face Pose

Gomukhoasana-Cow face Pose

Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga Training School is sharing you the benefits and advantage of Cow Face Pose known as Gomukhasana. while the sum of body size similar to cow’s mouth as being ‘Gomukhasana’ are called in Sanskrit yoga Asana. In English it ‘ The Cow Face Pose ‘are called. Gomukhasana for women are considered more advantageous. Placing both the feet on the ground by the side of the buttocks and keeping the body steady is Gomukhasana ,resembling the mouth of Cow.

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Gomukhasana method ,more information on the benefits and precautions are given below:
Gomukhasana Method

  • First, place a clean and flat on a mat / mat or yoga mat to give interleave.
  • Chair or sit in Dndasn said.
  • Now Left (Left) leg Eddie (Ankle) and right (Right) buttocks (Hips) near Bear.
  • Right foot left thigh (Left Thighs), which cross over to this kind of stable knee (Knee) should be up to each other.
  • Now Left (Left) hands back (Back) to take back bent palms upward.
  • Right Hand (Right hand) and right shoulder (Right Shoulder) straight away and on rolling back elbow (Elbow) fold hands tied to the cross.Now both hands to gently pull towards you.
  • Folded up his right hand and put your intelligence upturned.
  • Keep the body upright.
  • Controlled and maintained in this condition stop breathing YadhaSakti tries.
  • This posture changed hands and feet to five times.
  • Finally Exhaling slowly, respectively, should sit in Dandasana again.

Gomukhasn benefits 

  • The posture of the body Sudol,(Shaped) are made flexible and attractive.
  • This posture can be useful for weight loss.
  • Gomukhasana are extremely beneficial in diabetes.
  • To increase the size of women’s breasts are particularly lucrative.
  • This is beneficial to the disease are given below:
  1. Arthritis
  2. Sciatica
  3. Indigestion
  4. Constipation
  5. Metal Disease
  6. Dyspepsia
  7. back ache
  8. Sexual Disorder
  9. Leucorrhoea

10.Hemorrhoids

Gomukhasana Caution 

  • Shoulder, back, neck, hip or knee problems, this sum should not be much.
  • While this posture yoga expert or doctor immediately if any problem should take.
  • In the beginning both hands together behind the back on the force does not catch.
  • Gomukhasana should increase gradually with practice time.

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Kapalbhati Pranayama -Practice and its benefits

Mantras Yoga & Meditation – Brings you a special helpful techniques to work on weight loss or Obesity. We examined over some students in our Meditation and Yoga School and came to the conclusion based on the live experiences of Weight loss.

Obesity or Obesity in today’s modern society it has become the most serious problem. Obesity brings with it many other catastrophic diseases. To overcome obesity seems to have used a variety visitation. How often have spent thousands of people are not able to reduce their obesity and weight loss rather than damaging agents due to their adverse consequences on Liver.

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To stay healthy and disease-free We have not any good choice than yoga and pranayama.To do Yoga and Pranayama you spend very little time and in the effects of Pranayama and asana’s you easily get weight lost and can lead to a happy life. It could be very easy if you add sum of Pranayama into Weight Loss diet-kindergarten plan. The most useful and advisable technique in Yoga for Weight loss is to use Kpalbhati Pranayama. Weight loss can be done easily with the help of Pranayam is. More information is given on Kpalbhati below:

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Kpalbhati 
Introduction

‘Kpalbati “It is a Sanskrit word. ‘Skull’ is meant forehead / Forehead and ‘beliefs” means light / Light. The person’s daily routine Kpalbati forehead / face Kanti or come shine. Healthy glow on the face and identity of the person is healthy. Kpalbhati a miraculous kind of pranayama which has many advantages. Method / Procedure

  1. A uniform, flat and clean place to sit where indicated Swsc wind spread a cloth on there.
  2. You Siddhasana, Pdmasn or Vajrasana can sit in.Whether you were or who you are, you always like posture is to sit down on the ground like that go down.
  3. After sitting on his stomach let loose.
  4. Now quit out of breath from your nose to action.As you breathe out when the stomach is pushed inwards.
  5. The action is not required to inhalation.This action is taken in the breath itself.
  6. Continuously as long as you can easily while exhaling through the nose and stomach activity continued to push inside.
  7. 10 times, once at the beginning and gradually increasing to 60 times the action.
  8. Among the rest of the time you either have to take this action.

Precautions / Precautions 

  1. Kpalbati empty stomach in the morning, after the stomach to clear.
  2. After the meal, then have to Kpalbati 5 hours after eating it.
  3. Kpalbati shall not eat after 30 minutes.You can have a little water.
  4. Yoga under the supervision of a knowledgeable Kpalbati at the beginning of it.
  5. Pregnant women, Gastric ulcer, Epilepsy, Hernia patient does not perform this function.
  6. Hypertension / hypertension and heart patient, hey, this action should take the advice of your doctor.
  7. Any consequences of such action so Kpalbati / side-effects while not yet Kpalbati like dizziness or nauseate any trouble, contact your doctor.

Advantages / Benefits 

  1. Weight loss / weight loss occurs.Kpalbati many people in India who have worked their 30 to 40 kg.
  2. Increased abdominal excess fat helps lower.The size of your waistline helps to bring back the normal size.
  3. Jhurriya face and darkened eyes off of the bottom of the face helps restore shine again.
  4. Gas, constipation and acidity / Acidity is the problem of Bgata.
  5. The body and the mind erases all the negative elements and thoughts.
  6. Body detox is.
  7. Enhances memory.
  8. Phlegm disorder is destroyed and trachea cleaning is good.
  9. This action increases the functionality and increased arterial blood cholesterol is helping to work.
  10. Kpalbhati sweat more when it comes to the body is clean.
  11. It is very helpful to open up Third Eye – Gland , Awakening Power.

Kpalbati the weight loss also has other important advantages familiar to you by now. Today for weight loss diet and exercise with-kindergarten healthy and disease-free life by making it part of your routine, your steps towards raising.

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Surya Namaskar – Sun Salutation

10 awesome benefits of practising Surya Namaskar every morning

Sun salutation or popularly known as the Surya Namaskar is a versatile Yoga posture that has in recent times gained popularity among fitness enthusiasts. The Surya Namaskar is considered as a highly beneficial exercise for the body and the mind and most celebrities swear by it.

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We take a look at 10 awesome benefits of practicing this popular exercise every morning.

 

 

  1. Shed those extra kilos

First and foremost surya namaskar helps you keep your weight in check and sheds the extra kilos to keep your body toned and fit. With just one round of surya namaskar you lose close to 13.9 calories!

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  1. Improves digestion

Due to stretching and compressing, your digestive system is strengthened and you can bid goodbye to indigestion and dyspepsia forever. Think of that!

 

  1. Cleanses your breathing organs

One of the biggest benefits is that, due to the rhythmic breathing the exercise involves, it cleanses your breathing tract and lungs and also detoxifies your body, helping you to get rid of harmful gases that might have entered your system.

 

  1. Strengthens your back

Recurring backache is often caused by lack of movement of the muscles and joints. By making you stretch and bend, Surya Namaskar keeps your joints and spine in tip-top condition and also strengthens the overall skeletal system.

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  1. Makes you look younger

As clichéd as that sounds Surya Namaskar actually does this. How? By increasing and maintaining healthy blood flow in the body. It brings glow to your skin and also helps prevent wrinkles for a long time.

  1. Childbirth goes easy on you

Girls, irrespective of the faith you belong to, this exercise will help you strengthen your immune system and regularize periods. It also has a positive effect on childbirth and keeps complications at bay.

  1. Gives you a ‘Goodnight’

Surya Namaskar help you get your proper quota of sleep everyday and keeps anxiety at a distance. When your body stays strong, you tend to keep away from bodily and mental dysfunctions.

  1. Tones your look

Surya Namaskar broadens your chest and makes your waist flexible on the whole, making you an easy mover and also helps you look fit!

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  1. Easy to remember stuff

Surya Namaskar improves the neural system and improves your memory. That means you will not forget that easily and retrieval of memories will also be bettered.

  1. Suits your pace

These days, it’s difficult for most working people to follow an exhaustive exercise routine. Surya Namaskar fits the demand and helps you fit the regime within the restricted time frame by choosing the number of Namaskars you want to/can do. It’s a slick routine that is fast, yet effective.

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Home Remedies for Tension and Headaches

Six home remedies for tension headaches that really work

A tension headache can be characterized as a mild to moderate headache that feels like a tight band around your head. It is also one of the most common type of headache whose exact causes has not yet been determined. Usually brought about when someone is stressed or tense, this headache usually radiates from the nape of the neck to the front of the head. While this sensation and its intensity can vary from one person to the next, the pain can be quite debilitating, causing sensitivity to light and fatigue in some people. While you can pop a painkiller to beat the pain and power through the day, there are a few natural ways to beat the pain. Here are some quick and simple ways you can use to thwart the pain.

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1) Rest your eyes: Since eye strain is one of the most common reasons for a tension headache, it is best you rest your eyes when you have one. Usually when you do have a headache you will tend to be sensitive to light so take the opportunity to rest your eyes and keep any bright lights away from your eyes. A good way to do this is to close your eyes while to sit comfortably on a chair, rub both your palms together so that they become warm and then place them paver your eyes such that your fingers overlap. Stay like this and allow the warmth and darkness to relax your mind and eyes. Breathe in deep making sure your back is straight. A great way to better this tip is to switch off your computer screen (as you might need to do this while you are working) and the lights if you can. Alternatively you could also find yourself a slightly dark corner. Once you have done this three times, slowly open your eyes. This should help reduce the intensity of your headache.

2) Light pressure: One of the easiest ways to get rid of a tension headache is to apply a little pressure on your eyelids. Close your eyes and cup them with the palm of your hands. Apply pressure for around 2-3 minutes and release. You might experience blurry vision for a few seconds; however, do not be alarmed. You will be feeling better as a result. You can also close your eyes and press the point between your eyebrows with your ring finger. Make sure the pressure is not too much and press down for only so long as you feel comfortable. This point helps in relaxation and calming the mind.

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3) Peppermint teabags: Wet peppermint teabags are also a great way to relieve a tension headache. All you need to do is wet the tea bags, cool them for a little while and place them on your eyes for about five minutes. The peppermint and tea leaves help soothe your eyes thereby relieving your headache.

 

4) Ginger Tea: Ginger is a great remedy for headaches as it contains compounds that help reduce inflammation. Know to be able to reduce inflammation as fast as an aspirin does, ginger is a great natural remedy for a headache. All you need to do is steep some crushed ginger (a one inch long piece should suffice) in some water. Alternatively you could add it to some green tea (without milk) for relief. If you tend to have tension headaches often, you can also sip on this tea before bed. It will help you relax and get enough rest helping to keep headaches at bay.

5) Chamomile tea: You can treat tension headaches at home by sipping on some chamomile tea. The tea has a number of beneficial compounds that will help relax you by easing the pain caused by a tension headache. To find relief brew a cup of tea making sure the tea bag to soaks for around seven to ten minutes before you drink it. If you want, you could sweeten the tea by adding a little honey. Sip on this mixture slowly while it is still warm to help reduce the pain.

6) Lavender or peppermint oil bath: There are some health experts who swear by the fact that footbaths can help relieve tension headaches. When you immerse your feet in warm water, it helps draw blood to both your feet. Therefore, this helps ease the pressure exerted by the blood vessels in your head on the muscles of your head leading to a headache. Add a few drops of lavender or peppermint oil to your bath as the aroma as these scents help relieve stress and calm the mind.

Here are a few things you shouldn’t do if you have a tension headache

Popping pain killers: While it may seem like the right course of action, having pain killers to reduce the pain caused by tension headaches might not be your best option. Some experts believe that having OTC painkillers like aspirin or acetaminophen can increase the incidence of headaches as it sensitizes the brain to pain signals.

Avoid coffee: There is a genuine reason you should avoid caffeine during a headache. Caffeine has been known to helps shrink swollen blood vessels, and therefore being a great remedy for headaches. But once the caffeine wears off your headache will be back, in some cases worse than before.

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How you can prevent tension headaches 

You can avoid the occurrence of tension headaches by ensuring that you do not stare for too long at the computer screen at work. Also, ensure that you remain hydrated by drinking a lot of water during the day. Finally, get a good 6-7 hour sleep at night to avoid such headaches.

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