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Jun 7, 2021

PCOS - DO's and DONOT's


Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common syndrome faced by millennial girls,women nowadays because of the lifestyle changes which includes lots of stress and disciplinary problems by women of today.It icludes excessive hair or baldness, acne, heavy or no menstruation(in short"irregular periods")

 DO's

  1. Maintain a healthy weight.
  2. Exercise in any form like walking,jogging,yoga.(it really really important)
  3. keep your stress in check by meditation and relaxation.
  4. Quit smoking and drinking alcohol, start with reducing the intake of the same and slowly quit it. 
  5. Eat healthy diet which includes omega3, magnesium, calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B, try to include turmeric,onion,garlic,sprouts in your diet.(diet itself is a big chapter but remember NO fast food and processed food).

 

DONOT's

  1. NO high refined food, such as white bread,sugary snacks.
  2. Don't skip meals.
  3. Don't follow any crash diet.
  4. Don't neglect symptoms and take unnecessary stress.
  5. Don't skip  daily yoga and meditation

 

Remember be regular and discipline in the above mentioned points and with follow it patiently and within few months you will see the difference in your energy level and changes in your body. 


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Jun 6, 2010

Yoga Benefits


There are many different benefits that can be achieved by doing yoga on a regular basis and it is one of the best forms of exercise to bring about a balance in both the mind and the body and help to achieve harmony that is very difficult in today's world.

Regular yoga exercise throughout a person's life will help them to stay a lot healthier as they age with a reduction in aches and pains that are normally associated with ageing.

By remaining more flexible and strengthening the supporting tissues and muscles a person who has done yoga on a regular basis will be less likely to succumb to falls that happen regularly with elderly people.

Yoga not only affects your muscles and a calming of your mind but it has a positive affect on the whole of your inner self including your emotional and endocrinal system.

It is regarded as the most effective whole body workout and surprises many people including professional athletes of how much benefit they get from yoga and how strenuous the exercises can be when taking advanced.

It is not unusual to see professional athletes having difficulty performing the poses and exercises that elderly people are doing effortlessly.

The sooner you get involved with yoga the sooner you are going to reap the rewards that yoga can bring helping you to get more out of life and ultimately to live longer.

Yoga has proven to reduce and eliminate various different health ailments that affect many people.

It is often recommended by medical practitioners in recuperation of injuries and for those who are suffering from depression as it is suitable for people of all ages and all levels of health or lack thereof.

Even a minimal amount of Yoga performed regularly can have a noticeable effect on a person's state of health.
 
Few posts on Yoga and its benefits on our physical, emotional and mental health

 


What is Yoga


Are you crazy about yoga !

 
The reason why most people do yoga is that it makes them feel better and in shape. The different poses and postures make their body healthy. Yoga for most is the best way to relax and unwind. If you want to keep your body in shape, this might be the best exercise for you. 
Did you know that yoga is good to fight certain illness that may come? 
 
There had been researches which proved that yoga helps you to control anxiety, reduces asthma, arthritis, blood pressure, back pain, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, epilepsy, diabetes, headaches, stress and many more.

Yoga has a lot of benefits and advantages. 
All in a day’s work, it can reduce tension and stress. Of course after a heavy day, you will feel that your muscles have been stuck up and you will feel wasted.

  • If you do yoga, your self esteem will be higher. It is important to gain more confidence inside and out so that you can face people with no worries.
  • Yoga is good for the body in increasing your muscle tone, strength, stamina and flexibility.
  • If you are too fat and conscious about your body figure, yoga can help you lower your fat and keep your body in shape. Yoga exercises can burn excess fat and give you the desired figure that you want.
  • If you need time to relax and forget your responsibilities, yoga will be good to improve your concentration and enhance your creativity. Yoga helps you to think more positively away from all anxieties. If you have a fresh mind, you can think of good things and apply it easily.
  • Your body needs to relax once in a while. Sometimes, work can leave us wasted and exhausted. During the heavy days, we may not find time to unwind because work is still on our tail. Yoga can help you create a sense of calmness and well being.
  • Yoga exercise helps you improve a good circulation. Your organs and veins need to be exercised for it to function properly.
  • Yoga can help stimulate your immune system and keep you away from diseases. If you have a good immune system, you can be sure that you are free from sickness.
  • Some people do yoga to be enlightened. They believe that yoga will help them bring up their spirit and keep them relieved. Yoga works differently for people be it spiritual, emotional, psychological, mental and physical.
  • People think that yoga is only for spiritual people. But that belief is wrong. Even if you are not that religious, you can do yoga. You will see and feel the difference at the same time find out how it works for you.
  • Due to the pressure and demands of life, we become stressed out and we forget the essence of life. We tend to lose touch with the ones we used to spend time with, even ourselves.
  • We find ourselves rushing most of the time with the deadlines and hassles we need to keep up with. This leaves us a small time to wander and have that physical awareness.
These are the few things that yoga can provide. Once in a while, find time to dedicate a part of it to yourself to relax and unwind which only yoga can give.
 

Yoga & Everyday Life


There are so many different types of yoga today, with this a problematic situation for beginners, it is best to choose a form of yoga that is appropriate for each individual’s level of fitness, physical and spiritual goals and health condition.  
Some of the most common types of yoga are listed below and briefly explained to guide you in choosing the best type of yoga that you can start with.

Iyengar Yoga: these types of yoga are solely focused on the alignment and precise movements. Yoga props such as blocks and straps are usually used as part of this type of yoga for those beginners who are not as flexible as the experts as to compensate for injuries.
These Yoga props help assist all sorts of people to be able to do the poses comfortably.
Because of its attention to details and the flexible modification of poses, these types of yoga is often a good form of exercise for people with back pain or neck pain, as they are likely to benefit from the random alteration to the poses.
Practicing these types of yoga will give you a good knowledge on the classics in yoga poses so that whatever other style you practice, you will have the basic fundamentals on how to do each position.
In Iyengar yoga the teacher focuses more on alignment and inner awareness. This awareness starts with the body and expands to other parts of the self as one continues with the regularity of practice.

Ashtanga Yoga: these types of yoga are commonly called “power yoga” because it is focused on a powerful flowing movement.
Such movements include pushups and lunges, which deals with strength and stamina. These types of yoga are best for people who have successfully overcome back injuries and are looking for more challenging practice.
People who are already athletic such as runners, gymnasts and cyclists who want to add more balance and concentration to their routines are also utilizing these types of yoga.

Bikram Yoga: these types of yoga are also known as the “hot yoga” for this is done in a very warm room. These types of yoga are excellent tools for increasing flexibility because the heat helps tissue to stretch.
But keep in mind that these types of yoga are not applicable to those that have developed cardio vascular diseases due to the strain placed on the body when vigorously exercising in the heat.

Viniyoga: these types of yoga links breathe and movement in flowing exercises that are adapted to each individual. These are often a good form of yoga for those with back problems or neck injuries because it can be easily adapted by anyone.

Raja Yoga: these types of yoga aims for liberation through meditation. These types of yoga are only for those people who are capable of intense concentration.

 Bhakti yoga: or commonly known as devotional yoga. These types of yoga focus on self surrender in the face of the divine.

Mantra yoga: much more know as the "yoga of potent sound,”. These types of yoga aims at liberation through the verbal or mental repetition of empowered sounds, such as "om," "hum," or "ram."
There are so many yoga institutions to choose from. It is also a good idea that before going into a class, discuss with the teacher first regarding hi or her philosophy and beliefs in order to find the most appropriate and personally appealing form of yoga for you.
 

Yoga & Aged People


Yoga is particularly good for elderly people as even the most basic exercises can offer them a lot of benefit.

Even those who are unable to stand can perform certain yoga exercises while seated.

For those who are a little more mobile many of the exercises that they can do in Yoga will help them to become more mobile still, or at the least more stable and coordinated which will reduce the incidence of them falling over and breaking bones or sustaining other types of injuries.

Such events can affect elderly people quite considerably and anything that can be done to reduce or eliminate these from happening will help to extend their life and improve their quality of life.

Whilst many elderly people sit for considerable periods of time throughout the day this in itself can bring about many aches and pains in the body and light stretching can help to reduce these muscular and joint pains.

It is well-known fact in the medical profession that the majority of people who seek assistance for their aches and pains will be able to eliminate the majority of their problems with simple stretching exercises done on a regular basis.

As pain is also a drain on energy levels there is the added benefit that even by doing a small amount of simple Yoga stretching, the elderly person can expect to have an increase in energy that will only make it all the more easier to continue with the yoga exercise.

The calm and relaxation that yoga exercise also brings with it can help to reduce a lot of the frustration that elderly people begin to feel when they are unable to do the things that they would like to do.

It helps them to cope a lot better with life and to enjoy what life has to offer them even when they are somewhat incapacitated.
 

Yoga & hypertension


For controlling your hypertension, there are two effective yoga exercises that helps lower the blood pressure:


Inverted Yoga
Inverted yoga reverses the action of gravity on the body. The most profound changes brought about by Inverted Yoga is in circulation. In inverted poses, legs and abdomen are placed higher than the heart.

Lengthening up through the legs and keep them very active so your spine opens and the entire body actively involved in the pose.
One of the reasons for this is simply because the force of gravity is reversed and venous return becomes significantly greater.
 
Normally, the muscles of the calf and other skeletal muscles in the lower extremities must contract in order to pump unoxygenated blood and waste back to the heart through the veins.
 
In inverted poses, gravity causes the blood to flow easily back through the veins and this brings the blood pressure in the feet to a minimum. This in effect gives skeletal muscles a chance to rest.
 
In Inverted poses, drainage of blood and waste from the lower body back to the heart is increased and disorders such as varicose veins and swollen ankles are relieved.

Rhythmic Breathing
  • It's time to learn about breathing, because inhaling and exhaling has the power to nourish the body and calm the mind.
  • Not just any old breathing will do. If you're like most people, you take shallow breaths, pull in your stomach when you inhale and never empty your lungs of carbon dioxide when you exhale.
  • Here's the physiological explanation: Long, slow breaths are more efficient than short, fast ones.
  • To take in a good breath, your lungs must first be basically empty. Thus the key to efficient breathing lies in exhaling completely. A full exhalation begins with the upper chest, proceeds to the middle chest and finishes with tightening the abdominal muscles.
  • Only after a good exhalation can you draw in a good lungful of the oxygen-rich air your blood needs for nourishing cells.
 
 

Yoga & Hair Growth


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This might come as a surprise to you that there have been many cases that have been documented where people who have taken up Yoga have found that has stimulated their hair growth.
This is not quite as silly as it may seem because many of the products on the market these days that are designed to stimulate hair growth do so by increasing the blood supply to the scalp.
And what do you think would be the best method of getting the blood supply to the scalp?
How about standing on your head as a yoga posture ?
 
One exercise it is commonly used by people performing Yoga is the inverted position where their legs are in the air with his head resting on the ground.
When this position is performed there is an additional blood supply to the head and people have found that this has actually stimulated the hair growth.
There is documented evidence to support these results and some people have actually shown that they have had better results from simply performing these particular poses in Yoga on a regular basis than they have from using many of the natural hair restoration and re-growth products that are widely promoted in the shops at great expense.

Not only has yoga proven to be very effective for a large number of people but it is also far more cost-effective than buying hair restoring products. After all it costs nothing to stand on your head and if it gives you the results that these other more expensive hair products claim to give then you are winning on both counts.
It will certainly do no harm and even if you are using hair restoration products then doing these yoga exercises will add benefit and the combination of the two might give you much more than expected.

It is certainly worth a try to see whether you get the same results that others have experienced.
 

Yoga & Asthma


Simply lifting a person's level of fitness can help to reduce the number of asthma attacks for many people.

Yoga is one of the best methods to help people to learn and implement better breathing habits [HAVE U EVER THOUGHT ABOUT THIS ]and this is something that can help those who suffer from asthma considerably.


There are various different reasons why people get affected by asthma and for a lot of them it is brought on during times of stress.

Yoga has proven to be one of the best ways of reducing and eliminating stress from people's lives and that alone can often be all that is needed to ensure that a person no longer needs to suffer from asthma attacks.

Anxiety is often a precursor to an asthma attack and once again yoga has been proven to reduce anxiety attacks in most people.

  • By simply learning and applying the breathing techniques that are taught in yoga a person can control situations that would normally have set off a reaction. 
  • Any time that the asthma can be controlled without the use of medication in the form of inhalers or other solutions the asthma sufferer goes one step further to eliminating it from their life. 
  • The mind is very powerful and it can affect the body functions both positively and negatively and each time the asthma sufferer manages to handle a situation where an attack would have occurred it sends a powerful and positive message to the subconscious that will add support to the next time such an event is encountered.

For some people with asthma it is the panic and anxiety that they feel when an attack begins to develop that makes the situation all the worse. 
The calm and relaxed manner that yoga helps these people develop also helps to reduce the impact of these events and in doing so either eliminates them or makes any asthma attack milder than what would normally be expected.
 

Yoga & Breathing


You don't need to fall into the stress mode of life. 
 
You can use breath to relax, rather than stress, your mind and body. 
 

Yoga helps you to relearn that natural state that your body and mind want to be in: relaxation.

 
Deep breathing is both calming and energizing. The energy you feel from a few minutes of careful breathe is not nervous or hyper, but that calm, steady energy we all need. Slow, steady, and quiet breathing gives a message to your nervous system: Be calm.
Whole books have been written on yoga breathing. Here is one 5-minute Breath Break.

1. Sit with your spine as straight as possible. Use a chair if necessary but don't slump into it. Feet flat on the floor with knees directly over the center of your feet. Use a book or cushion under your feet if they do not rest comfortably on the floor. Hands are on the tops of your legs.

2. Close your eyes gently and let them rest behind closed lids.

3. Think about your ribs, at the front, back, and at the sides of your body. Your lungs are behind those ribs.

4. Feel your lungs filling up, your ribs expanding out and up. Feel your lungs emptying, your ribs coming back down and in. Don't push the breath.

5. The first few times you do this, do it for 2 to 3 minutes, then do it for up to 5 to 10 minutes. At first, set aside a time at least once a day to do this. When you learn how good it makes you feel, you'll want to do it at other times as well.
Just as one stressful situation goes into your next challenge, relaxing for a few minutes every day gradually carries over into the rest of your daily life and activities.
 

Yoga & Health


 Yoga health benefits are vast as they help to stretch, tone and strengthen every part of the body; they also massage internal organs and allow the practitioner to find a healthy balance in life. 

 

Yoga benefits are evident. One simple recommendation: don’t overload. Yoga health benefits are countless as you will be stress free, smooth movements of your joints, reduces your joint pain and improvement of immunity system helps to fight with other diseases.

Stress is the number one suspect affecting all parts of our physical, endocrinal and emotional system. And with the help of yoga this things can be corrected.

At the physical level, yoga and its cleansing practices have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders.

yoga health benefits Listed below are just some of the yoga health benefits that you can get.

Yoga Benefit 1: Yoga is known to increase flexibility; yoga has postures that trigger the different joints of the body. Including those joints that are not acted upon with regular exercises routines.

Yoga Benefit 2: Yoga also increases the lubrication of joints, ligament and tendons. The well-researched yoga positions exercise the different tendons and ligaments of the body.

It has also been found that the body which may have started doing yoga being a rigid one may experience a quite remarkable flexibility in the end on those parts of the body which have not been consciously worked upon.

Yoga Benefit 3: yoga also massages all organs of the body. Yoga is perhaps the only exercise that can work on through your internal organs in a thorough manner, including those that hardly get externally stimulated during our entire lifetime.

Yoga Benefit 4: Yoga acts in a wholesome manner on the various body parts.  This stimulation and massage of the organs in turn benefits us by keeping away disease and providing a forewarning at the first possible instance of a likely onset of disease or disorder.

One of the far-reaching yoga health benefits  is the uncanny sense of awareness that it develops in the practitioner of an impending health disorder or infection. This in turn enables the person to take pre-emptive corrective action

Yoga Benefit 5: Yoga offers a complete detoxification of the body. It gently stretches the muscles and joints as we;; as massaging the various organs, yoga ensures the optimum blood supply to various parts of the body.

This helps in the flushing out of toxins from every nook and cranny of your body as well as providing nourishment up to the last point. This leads to benefits such as delayed ageing, energy and a remarkable zest for life.

Yoga Benefit 6: Yoga is also an excellent way to tone your muscles. Muscles which have been flaccid and weak are stimulated repeatedly to shed excess fats and flaccidity.

But these enormous physical benefits are just a “side effect” of this powerful practice. What yoga does is harmonize the mind with the body and these results in real quantum benefits.  For the best yoga positions and yoga exercises check out the secrets of yoga.

It is now an open secret that the will of the mind has enabled people to achieve extraordinary physical feats, which proves beyond doubt the mind and body connection.

Regular practitioners of yoga report an elevated sense of well being with marked mood improvement and a lessening of anxiety and depression. Regularly releasing this negativity leads to a reduction of depression in many people. Regular practice of yoga does that for you and thus, provides healthier organs, skin and brain.

Additionally, yoga’s ability to lower levels of cortisol helps keep calcium in the bones, thereby reducing chances of osteoporosis. Finally, yoga can make you more aware of your own body, more conscious of its strengths, weaknesses and needs.