The word ‘Yoga’ literally means union or connection, which implies union with the Supreme Authority. It has a scientific base, and it consists of well-defined exercises from head to toe, whose benefits are marvelous. In simplicity, yoga means control of mind and discipline over the body. It opens avenues to awareness, which is a flame that removes ignorance and ignoble. Yoga is for everyone, men, women, teenagers and all ages. I have seen many active adults, who regularly practice yoga exercises, enjoy excellent health, and look young and vibrant. The only way to achieve and maintain a great body, beauty, and an attractive figure is to do regular yoga poses. You will find Yoga postures in detail in my new book “I AM YOGA.”
The techniques of yoga have been applied for centuries to heal the body, but in the modern age, people talk much about yoga which seems to center around the poses and their practice. Fortunately, the situation has been showing a change now, since more and more scientifically trained individuals associating themselves with yoga and the awareness that it does not mean only the ‘postures,’ has grown. Hath yoga includes mind-training exercises, breathing kriyas, and cleansing activities. It offers a training program for the entire individual and not only weight loss or the muscles alone. It aims at all the aspects of one’s personality and every part of its functions including how the mind works! Therefore, I would advise everyone to practice yoga techniques either singly or in addition to the other unique forms such as Pranayam breathing exercises, and Meditation.

Correct Breathing

1. Once we learn a breathing pattern, the body functions properly, and our health enhances. Pranic breathing is an internal exercise for our muscles and tissues. This breathing massages the body’s essential organs and is critical for those, who desire to enjoy excellent health. In Natural Cures pranic breathing is a unique gift from Mother Nature. If you regularly practice every day, may feel filled with a feeling of wellness and mental peace. Let us focus on the rhythm of the breath.

Rhythmic breathing has two different variations; in the beginning, when you inhale, count three and while exhaling count six. After a couple of weeks when you get used to this pattern, start holding the breath for three seconds before and after inhaling. After a month’s time, you will get used to the habit of pausing for a few seconds before and after the inhalation. It is the rhythmic pattern for breathing, and this particular breathing exercise is called Anulom Vilom or Nadi Shodhan. You will learn more when you study the entire chapter.

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3. Take a few quiet moments of calmness and peace; start to learn to sit with yourself by doing this breathing exercises, and focus on your breath. You have only to check your breathing coming in and going out, and this real focus on your breath can help to connect you with your inner self. This breathing practice is designed to calm your mind and body and regulate your breathing pattern. Even the beginners may feel a very soothing effect only after practicing a few months. Once you are ready to enjoy a quality living and healthy life, you need to make a firm decision and take out a little time to practice Pranayam every day. It will not only improve your mental and physical health but also can help to change your attitude towards positivity. From right this moment, start sitting in silence for five minutes to feel the sense of calmness that peaceful expression can offer.

Our soul is the creator of our different faculties and according to our ancient scriptures ‘Prana’ (breath) is the highest and significant vital force, created by the Soul. We also call it lifeforce. The full functions of the human body depend on the Prana and to keep our body in a proper functioning order we need to do Pranayam. While practicing breathing exercise, we become more centered and focused. It will teach you to be with yourself. It awakens our awareness of being the soul and not a little body. It can later assist you to animate the dormant qualities within you, and eventually evolve oneness with the source. It also helps to promote keeping us stay connected to the Authority.

4. As per Ayurveda: “Breathing is the physical part of thinking and Thinking is the psychological element of respiration.”

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The population is increasing fast and the world looks more crowded. In spite of having tremendous achievements of modern civilization, today’s human beings seem less happy and tranquil than before, because our lives are going out of balance. The fast and materialistic life, rapidly increasing crowds and pollution, improper food, our overeating and munching all day long, irregular meals, lack of proper physical exercise and our negative attitudes are the reasons, which degenerate our health, disturb our minds and snatch our peace. With the practice of systematical yoga, we can once again start living in a natural way.

Once you start to practice yoga slow stretches, you will feel healthier, lighter and cheerful. You will experience a new person in you. Today’s materialistic world is full of mental stress and body tension. You are always running on a fast track, surrounded by people; never getting time to relax and complete all those projects you have already planned. The present speed and hyperactive actions of the modern world are damaging our tender minds. It is extremely important for us to get a deep understanding, patience, and control over the human monkey mind. The human mind is the one, most affected by environmental conditions. Meditation, breathing exercises and yoga postures are the only simple solutions. In this way, we can help slow down the detrimental, injurious and hurtful side effects and after effects, which are the result of environmental conditions and modern medicines. You may learn yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation from a qualified yoga instructor for a couple of months, and then practice in the privacy of your home and heal your mind and body while spending no money. Yoga means perfect health.

Yoga’s aim is to develop through gradual stages a special quality of mind, which can view, perceive reality, and acquire self-knowledge through the healthy and systematically functioning of the mind, body, and emotions. Yoga makes lazy people active and busy people relaxed. It is for anyone above nine years of age. Over twenty-six years ago, when I started teaching yoga exercises and volunteered my services in a non-profit organization in California, yoga was not accepted as a remedial form in this country at one time. As discussed here in the US, some people thought meditation is yoga, others said continuous practicing concentration is yoga and still others believed that sitting in groups and humming together is yoga. No doubt, meditation is one aspect of yoga and while practicing yoga postures and breathing exercises (Pranayam), one improves his or her concentration power for sure.

Pranayam, breathing exercises enliven the dead cells in our body, sharpen memory, enhance our health, and shed off our bad habits automatically. This also boosts energy in the body, strengthens bones and increases longevity.

Meditation calms mind and body and eventually helps the soul to connect us with the Source. It also helps acquire divine knowledge. This happens only if we put our mind to work. When we focus and fix our mind on our breath while performing any yoga Kriya or a posture, our body follows and then our Soul joins too. In this way, yoga connects mind, body, and Soul.

Yoga means control on the mind, discipline over the body and preaches no religion at all. It is for the common person, whatever his, her profession, nationality, religion, color, age, or sex, helps enhance mental and physical health. Yoga is India’s ancient science of life, for perfect health, and now accepted by all over the world. Since people are sick and tired of modern pharmaceutical medicines; I want my American friends to benefit from my rich culture and spiritual heritage.

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Yoga---Homepage-02The only way to achieve and maintain a great body, beauty and an attractive figure is to do exercise regularly.  Here I will be explaining and discussing Yoga and Yoga postures. What is Yoga?  The word Yoga means union, which implies the union of mind body and soul. In fact, it has a scientific base and it consists of very well defined exercises from head to toe, whose benefits are marvelous.  In simple words, yoga means control on mind and discipline over the body. It opens avenues to awareness and awareness is a flame that removes the ignorance. Yoga is for everyone, men, women, teenagers and for all ages. I have seen many active adults, who practice yoga exercise regularly, are enjoying great health, as they look young and vibrant.

Yoga for Insomnia

In this stressful time we can go within. concentrate on our breath Learn-How-to-Find-Inner-Peaceand calm our minds.

Are you looking cure for Insomnia? There are innumerable cures offered by the modern day medical science. You will find hundreds of these pills over the counter and prescription medicines. These pills may not give you sleep, but definitely will give side effects of addiction to these drugs. Why not to look for alternative methods, where there is no pill needed. Practice Breathing exercises Pranayam, Anulom Vilom, Kapalbhati, Bhramri and Bhastrika every day, empower yourself and change your life. These simple breathing exercises will not give you only sound sleep at night, but also you will feel increased vital energy in your body. Continue reading “Yoga for Insomnia”