Busy digital lifestyle? Supercharge your health trajectory with yoga!

Authors: Shyamala Salian, Megha Dhargalkar. Meditations: Usha Karnik, Sushma Dhirwani. Asana Photos: Alpa Mehta The world is in a state of constant, complex unpredictable changes, mostly contributed by the rapid advances in technology. It has changed the way we live, operate, and our social interactions. Technology is not going away, and the use of devices […]

Amazing yogic practices for diabetes management.

India has the dubious distinction as the Diabetes capital of the world due to the consistent increase in the disease. An ICMR study indicates that there are currently close to 80 million people with diabetes in India and this number is expected to increase to 135 million by 2045. This makes a substantial population at […]

Restorative chair yoga practices – Holistic wellness

Authors: Shyamala Salian, Megha Dhargalkar. Asana photos : Alpa Mehta Chair yoga practice is for everyone irrespective of age, physical or mental condition or even beginners to enable holistic wellness. It is affordable, accessible, there are no barriers like the weather or physical balance related issues and with low chances of injuries. Above all Chair […]

Yoga (Restorative wellness) practices for Seniors over 65 years

Authors: Shyamala Salian, Megha Dhargalkar. Meditation: Usha Karnik, Seema Thakkar. Asana photos: Monica Kapadia, R.Vedavalli and Sita.S.Iyer How old is “old?” As you can see, there’s no simple answer to that question. Old age has been described as a time of freedom, happiness, and affluence. Conversely, old age is often characterized with physical disorders (organs, […]

Neuro yoga for better oxygenation to the brain

Consider these facts: Brain aging cannot be stopped. However, you can boost brain health by Neuro yoga practices. These practices can improve brain oxygenation and build brain muscle. There is growing evidence that the brain maintains the ability to change. Interestingly the brain can adapt even after 60 years. This enables people to manage new […]

Burnout and Depressed? – jump-start your wellness with Yoga!

The term burn out is normally considered as a work-related condition as a result of feeling overworked and ineffective, to the point of exhaustion. Symptoms may include fatigue, headaches, depression, anxiety, insomnia, dysregulated body clock, abnormal hormone levels (including thyroid, cortisol and testosterone), low immunity, to name but a few. In short, they may mimic symptoms […]

How Yoga helps alleviate anxiety by giving you a mental reboot

The pandemic has induced a roller coaster like existence with sudden highs and lows thus negatively impacting mental equanimity. The “new normal” with transformed professional and personal routines has generated challenges of social isolation and uncertainty of the present and future. Also, the rapid strides in technology has exacerbated mental and emotional demands increasing anxiety and stress levels. It […]

Yoga for Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism

Around 200 million people world-wide have some form of Thyroid dysfunction and 42 million people in India have been estimated to be suffering from this disorder. All caused by the thyroid gland, a tiny 2-inch butterfly shaped gland weighing less than 30 grams!   Few facts – The real issue sometimes takes a few months to […]

Be a charismatic and inspirational personality with Pranayama practices!!

Being focused and calm are key elements needed during life’s crucial moments, think about this – US Navy seals, the most elite counter terrorism forces in the world practice breath regulation as part of their training. “A stage actor’s ability to project their voices across the auditorium is due to training in diaphragmatic breathing” – Carolyn […]

How neuro yoga helps amplify neuro-muscular coordination

Do you: feel enthralled watching Ronaldo hit a goal in a ‘win or lose’ penalty shot or in a cricket match when the ball is hit high up in the air with the entire audience holding their breath till the fielder takes that impossibly difficult catch? feel awed and inspired when you listen to an […]