How to treat Arthritis with Yoga & Ayurveda

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases which affect many people around the world. The term arthritis is a general term which describes any inflammation in synovial joints accompanied by severe pain & in some cases immobility. There have been many researches around arthritis, yet its real cause is not clear to theContinue reading How to treat Arthritis with Yoga & Ayurveda

Benefits of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation)

Surya means sun and namaskara means salutations. Surya namaskara is a series of twelve physical postures which is practiced as an offering to sun, which symbolizes spiritual consciousness. The twelve postures are woven in a manner which gives complete movement to spinal column and other joints and limbs of body. All postures are practiced withContinue reading “Benefits of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation)”

The role of Yoga – Asana in the Lower backache

Backache is one of the most common physical disorders by which many people suffer today. It is estimated that between 60% and 70% of the population will suffer from an incident of acute or long-term lower backache at some stage during their life. Most orthopedic doctors know that the effectively treatment and therapy of backacheContinue reading The role of Yoga – Asana in the Lower backache

Breath – Bridging the Gap

Breathis a vital tool given by the nature to turn introspective. Since ancient times sages have used breath to understand the nature of their mind and access its deep layers which usually remain hidden. If we can observe our breath keenly we begin to understand the deep relationship between the flow of breath and qualityContinue reading Breath – Bridging the Gap

Five Common Benefits of all Pranayama – Breathing Techniques

Pranayama is a vast field of yoga, which utilizes certain breathing techniques to help us understand the essence of prana. The Rishis (sages) have linked prana with the breath in its gross form,  hence they initiated a complete system of breathing techniques, that initially would help them to understand their breath at the physical levelContinue reading “Five Common Benefits of all Pranayama – Breathing Techniques”

Difference between Yoga Asana and Exercise

Life has become body. We work, we enjoy, we earn, and we sleep and relax all for our body. Because of this body-centric life and the apparent involvement of body in asana, we often consider asana as an alternate form of exercise. In this article we have kept asana and exercise side-by-side to make youContinue reading “Difference between Yoga Asana and Exercise”

Health in the Light of Yoga

For long health has been discussed in a limited sense of proper physiological functioning. Similarly, ill health used to be understood as physiological dysfunction. Today the meaning of health is changing and is moving beyond one’s physical dimension. Health is now discussed in a holistic sense of wellness which includes mental, emotional, spiritual, intellectual andContinue reading “Health in the Light of Yoga”

Hatha Yoga for Health and Well-being

One of the reasons for Hatha Yoga to gain wide acceptance is the fascinating way its benefits have been described in Hatha yogic texts. In this blog we will see how Asana, Pranayama, Bandha etc. have powerful effect on body and mind for lasting youth and vigor. Why Hatha Yoga is Popular The popular appealContinue reading “Hatha Yoga for Health and Well-being”

Diet in Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga recommends a balanced diet for success in yogic practices. A healthy balanced diet and calculated yoga practice brings perfection says the old wisdom of Hatha. At Akshara Yoga School we emphasize on nourishing diet which can provide sufficient physical vigor and also stabilize the mind for a successful yoga experience What is FoodContinue reading “Diet in Hatha Yoga”

Practicing Asana: The Three Stages

Usually we approach asana as a means to cure physical or mental pain, to improve fitness or promote health. Asana will never disappoint anyone with these approaches. Slowly we understand that practice of asana involves cultivating stability and ease which later transforms into the calmness of mind. This is a step by step process whereContinue reading “Practicing Asana: The Three Stages”