Yoga Anatomy – How important is it to know?

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A good yoga teacher is one who knows how to instruct you for adjustments and corrections by understanding your level and body type. However, this knowledge won’t come unless you are well informed about the joint movements, muscle engagements, and proper alignment of every posture. Besides these, there are other aspects of the human body like knock knee, hyperextended elbows and knees, etc which need special attention to ensure the strengthening of muscles without compromising the safety of joints.Having good anatomical knowledge not only reduces the risk of injuries but also prepares you to take on students who recovered from some injuries in a very safe and effective manner. A good practitioner will also be curious to gain this knowledge to dive deep into the postures and understand their own…
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Yoga for Hamstring flexibility

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Hamstrings are the group of 3 muscles that run along the backside of the thighs connecting the pelvis to the knee. These muscles are used to flex the knees and extend the hips and are regularly used in our day-to-day life activities like walking, running, climbing stairs, jumping, squatting, coming up standing from a sitting position etc. The tight hamstring is a common complaint these days and it usually occurs due to nonactivity, repetitive movement or poor posture. Some of the common examples are marathon runners who don’t regularly stretch their hamstrings and suffer from a hamstring pull, a non-active person who spends most of his/her time sitting and working will have tight hamstrings which will further lead to back pain or sciatica. Yoga is to create space in the…
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Yoga asanas for Root Chakra

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Chakras are the energy centers that move through our body from the crown of the head to the base of the spine. The Root chakra, also called Muladhara, is situated at the base of the spine. This chakra is associated with the earth element and linked to the ability to be firmly rooted or grounded. So, it is called the foundation of the physical structure or energy body and the foundation needs to be strong and stable to have good health and wellbeing.Anatomically, this chakra is located in the perineum, is closely associated with the genital area and has great implications relating to Life, childbirth and sexuality. This chakra is also closely related to organs of excretion like the large intestine, kidneys, rectum, and bladder. During Yoga practice, activating the…
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Yoga for flexibility

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The level of flexibility is determined by the ability to freely move the joints through a certain range of motion without any external help. Yoga is one of the best ways to improve flexibility as it works on the mobility of muscles and joints. Some common yoga postures for improving flexibility include Bhujangasana, Paschimottanasana, Dhanurasana, hanumansasana. But a good Yogi will adopt mental flexibility more than the physical one, for example, accepting where you are today with the range of motion of your joints is being flexible. Non-acceptance of the present situation and forcing it towards your goal is rigidity. Does this mean you can’t reach your goal of getting into that perfect hanumanasan or Chakrasan?? You sure can! Designing a good yoga sequence, with consistent practice and a little bit of…
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5 Restorative Yoga Practices to relax your mind and body

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Restorative Yoga also known as Yin Yoga is a set of slow-paced low-intensity yoga postures like setubandhasana (bridge pose), shashankasana (hare pose), shishosana (puppy pose), or any of the easy supine postures which are held with props like a blanket, bolster, blocks, etc for a longer period. These longer holds help to unwind the deeper layers of fascia unlike stressing the muscles in more dynamic movements thereby releasing the tension held in the body and mind. This could be morning yoga or bedtime Yoga or just relaxing yoga to make you feel good on rest and recovery days. Importance of Restorative Yoga All of us are always in fight and flight mode throughout the day in different ways. It could be either through physical exercises or through the mental and…
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Is Yoga Practice Enough to keep you fit?

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Yoga has gained a lot of relevance in recent times, as it plays a very important role to boost the immune system to fight off a variety of illnesses and infections. In 2021, the United nation recognized the importance of Yoga and had promoted International Yoga Day focusing on “Yoga for wellbeing” to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing Yoga.However, the important question here is: if Yoga practice is enough to keep you fit?Well, if we look at our daily basic activities and movements, they are linked to the Yoga postures or asanas in some way or other, for example, Standing in Tadasana, if practiced properly will engage all the muscles from head to toe without any movement and will make you stand strong like a mountain…
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5 Bed Time Stretches

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Importance of good sleepSleep is an essential function that helps us to recharge our mind and body after entire day’s mental or physical hard work. Once you wake up after a great sleep, you feel really refreshed, energised and alert. It is the rest and digest phase where the parasympathetic nervous system activity is increased to make sure you are ready to relax and get the most out of your rest. This nervous system ensures that all the changes to your breathing, sweat production and heart rate happens gradually.There are a lot of benefits of a good sleep, some of which are: helps to maintain high energy levels throughout the day, helps to manage any blood pressure issues, keeps the heart healthy and young, helps to control diabetes and body…
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Yoga for beginners: The ultimate guide to start your practice

Yoga for beginners: The ultimate guide to start your practice

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Why Yoga? Yoga is about creating space in your body and mind. It is a connection between your mind, body and breath to feel the sense of oneness within you. A great Yoga practice allows to return the mind back to calmness, heart back to openness and calibrate the nervous system back into balance, as opposed to being dominated by the stress and hormone levels. Apart from all this, it also helps in building the required strength and flexibility to achieve our fitness goals. Have any queries? Get answer from Yoga school in Rishikesh. So, if you have decided to start your Yoga Journey, it is the best decision that you have made to stay fit and calm at the same time. Identify what kind of beginner are you This is…
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Why Yoga in Rishikesh?

Why Yoga in Rishikesh?

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Rishikesh is a spiritual hub and is an embodiment of India's ancient deep-rooted culture. There are many places around Rishikesh where the spiritual vibrations are at the peak which are created by the deep sadhanas(meditation) performed by ancient sages. One of such places is Vashisht cave, where sage Vashisht who is one of the Sapta Rishis (7 great saints) meditated for a long time. The spiritual energy of this cave attracts many visitors who seek for deep meditation in Rishikesh. Here, one can immerse oneself in the beauty of nature as it is surrounded by majestic green mountains, beautiful waterfalls and the mesmerizing turquoise blue ganga river flowing all across the town. These picturesque landscapes posses the charm to sooth one's soul which is hard to find in city's hustle…
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Yoga for Spine or Backbone

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"You are only as young and healthy as your spine is strong and supple"Spine or backbone is considered as the central support system that provides structural support and balance to maintain the upright posture and plays a very important role in our day-to-day activities like sitting, standing, walking, twisting, and bending. Spine connects different parts of our musculoskeletal system that controls all the voluntary muscle movements which could be as extreme as jumping or as subtle as pushing a button.Spine is segmented into five main parts: Cervical (Neck), Thoracic (middle back), Lumbar (lower back), Sacrum (bone that connects the hips) and Coccyx (tailbone). So, It is very essential to stretch, warm up and move all the parts of the spine every day to keep it healthy and young. Especially these…
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