Yoga is an ancient wealth of wisdom, which is a gift passed down to us from our ancestors from over five centuries ago. It is unfortunate that in today’s world this tradition of yoga is only confined to the practice of asanas or physical postures.
Dr Krithika A Ramaswamy
MD Scholar, Clinical Yoga, SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic sciences Wellness Consultant, Spa Ritual Healthcare Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru
Kumbhaka is not only a part of pranayama or breathing practices. It is the single most important technique according to the traditional yoga scriptures. Though kumbhaka was given such a high level of importance in our traditional texts, it has become a forgotten practice in today's yoga sessions.
If you are worried that you are not able to touch your toes when you bend remember that you are still practicing yoga. You are still practicing yoga as long as your focus is on the present moment and your movements are as effortless as possible.
Tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world, after water. For most people their day doesn't start without a piping hot cup of chai. Here are a few herbal concotions to try that could be the answer to every complaint you might have.
Teachers are important figures in all our lives as they shape us and make us who we are. This is probably why traditional Indian scriptures always placed a high level of importance on the role of teachers. And yogic scriptures are no different.