24 January 2016

How to avoid common yoga injuries




– by Chitra Chandrasiri – Yoga is not a high-impact sport, but that doesn’t mean injuries don’t happen. Most yoga injuries occur due to overstretch of the muscles involved. When you push your body into a new pose and if it hurts, it is time to release the pose. Never force yourself to go deeper […]

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24 January 2016

Improve your flexibility with yoga




by Chitra Chandrasiri  Most people exercise to stay healthy, keep fit or simply because it makes them feel good. Many fitness enthusiasts and athletes push themselves to the limit without balancing the strength and stretching of the muscles. If you are a runner, most likely you may notice your muscles are stiff and tight. You […]

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24 January 2016

Pranayama – The art of effective breathing




– by Chitra Chandrasiri – Yogic breathing, “ Pranayama” is aimed at increasing vital energy in the body and mind. In Sanskrit, “Prana” means vital energy and “Ayama” means control. With regular pranayama practice you can train yourself to breathe more slowly and deeply reducing your breath rate from an average of about 15- 18 […]

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24 January 2016

Yoga – An Effective Stress Buster




– by Chitra Chandrasiri – Do you find yourself complaining that you have too much to do and not enough time, and it gets worse week after week to a point that you feel burnt out and your creative energy and morale plummeted? If you ask someone “How are you?” the reply could be anything […]

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23 January 2016

Yoga – An instant energy booster




– by Chitra Chandrasiri – Feeling tired? Yoga may not be the first thing you turn to when you are tired but an invigorating Sun Salutation or some other energy boosting yoga poses could be exactly what your body needs to fight fatigue. Back bending yoga poses are excellent to reduce fatigue and you can […]

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23 January 2016

Yoga for weight Loss




Before we talk about weight loss, let’s try to understand the various factors that contribute to weight gain. In addition to bad eating habits, weight gain also stems from inefficient metabolic function of the body. Most people think yoga involves a set of exercises, a regime meant for those who are already fit but are [...]
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