Dolly Bhatia Frolick
New Year and loving my new journal for 2017! I've always enjoyed writing, now with our fast paced tech world, life is convenient and instant gratification is possible with clicking, swiping, sliding, tapping etc. We're losing the essence of slowing things down, collecting our thoughts, finding a quiet place, grabbing a pen & fresh paper and just writing whatever is on our mind and in our heart. Journaling brings clarity, clears up emotional baggage, brings change and hope that tomorrow is full of possibilities. Remember your good days, get through the rough days. Make time to write.
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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA
We are at the final day of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge! This day is being celebrated around the world today in masses! Thank you following along, hope you found all the yoga information, tips and videos helpful. Wishing you all good health, peace and internal happiness. Here are few of the awesome things taking place in India - the home of Yoga...Om & Namaste
Today at 7am is a Full Moon and the ideal time to do a cooling Moon Salutation sequence is tonight to calm the mind and body.
- balancing energy if you feel stressed, hyper-excited or over-stimulated
- promotes balance, digestion, tones the spine, expands lungs
- improves blood circulation
- keeps abdominal tract regulated
- stretches & strengthens legs muscles
- stimulates spinal nerves
- relaxes sciatic nerves, tones pelvic muscles
- regulates functioning of adrenal glands
- relieves constipation
YOGA FOR MEN - Happy Father's Day!
3 Main Benefits Why Yoga is Great for Men
1. Yoga widens range of motion and increases access to more muscle fibers, allowing for more substantial hypertrophy/muscle growth on a cellular level.
2. Deep abdominal breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, lowers levels of cortisol, a hormone that forces your body to hold on to belly fat and helps to reduce stress in your daily life.
3. Lowers your heart rate. More intense yoga routines will challenge your heart and breathing rates, which strengthen your cardiovascular system and can lead to a reduction in overall heart rate. Your breathing volume can also improve, providing more oxygen for your body to work as efficiently as possible.
Outdoor Sun Salutation Challenge
Met up with some great people for early morning yoga outside to give thanks to the beautiful sun light by doing continuous sun salutations for almost 2 hours!
A common reason why people avoid some yoga poses. Understanding the proper way to place your hands in certain wrist-bearing poses can help alleviate pain and help focus on your breathing and proper alignment.
ALTERNATE NOSTRIL BREATHING
How To Do:
Block right nostril with right thumb, inhale deep through left nostril, hold breath until you block left nostril with baby finger, exhale out through right nostril. Repeat on other side with left hand, left nostril.
- Improves brain function (left brain for calming, right brain for energy)
- Cleanses lungs
- Calms the mind
- Relieves anxiety & nervousness
- Clears nasal passages of blockages
- Reduces blood pressure
- Helps with sinus pain & allergies
- Enhances rest & relaxation
- Improves sleep
YOGA FOR BACK PAIN
Studies show the power of the ancient Yoga practice, which emphasizes stretching, strength, and flexibility helps to relieve back soreness, and can even trump usual care for back pain when it comes to improving back function. People who do yoga are twice as likely to cut back on pain medications.
Ask your doctor before starting a new fitness regimen, especially if you're prone to pain. Once you get the green light, try these poses for back and gradually increase the intensity by holding them for longer amounts of time and breathe deeply.
- Stretches the chest, neck, spine, and hips
- Strengthens the back, buttocks, and hamstrings
- Improves circulation of blood
- Helps alleviate stress and mild depression
- Calms the brain and central nervous system
- Stimulates the lungs, thyroid glands, and abdominal organs
- Improves digestion
- Helps relieve symptoms of menopause
- Reduces backache and headache
- Reduces fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia
- Rejuvenates tired legs
- Relieves symptoms of asthma and high blood pressure
- Therapeutic for hypertension, osteoporosis, and sinusitis
CHAKRAS: The 7 Yoga Energy Centers of the Body
Our body is an amazing yet complex wonder which has so many different systems working at the same time. The seven Chakras in Yoga (Chakra meaning 'wheel' in Sanskrit) are circular in shape to the spinning energy centers which exist in our non-material energetic counterpart to our physical body. Chakras are the main energy centers located along the spine and each one is associated with a certain part of the body where it provides energy to function normally. Here is a simple chart showing the chakras when opened and closed/blocked.
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