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(1) Indian Natural Herbs for Swine Flu

I recommend the following action plan; to prevent the Swine flu and fight back this disease in addition to your regular allopathic medicine treatment.

Indian Natural Herbs for Swine Flu

(2) Toxic Injection Botox in Fashion

Botox, which is used in a cosmetic community over the last years, nowadays is getting noticed by generation as young as 18. Girls, still too young to be in any need of this extremely toxic substance are spending their parents’ money to smooth their “wrinkles”.

Toxic Injection Botox in Fashion

(3) Plastic Surgery Goes Wrong – Tara Reid

She honestly admitted that: “Right after the surgery I had some bumps along the edges of my nipples, but the doctor said, 'Don't worry, it's going to be better.' But after six months it started to get worse and worse."

Plastic Surgery and Tara Reid

 

(4) Botched Cosmetic Surgery and Death of Denise Hendry

What it seemed to be a simple liposuction surgery lead eventually to the loss of a woman’s life, the mother of four and the beloved wife of the former Scotland footballer, Colin Hendry.

Botched Cosmetic Surgery and Death of Denise Hendry

 

(5)Yoga and Knee pain solution

Every year, about 11 million Americans complain to doctors about knee pain. Roughly 21 million American people have osteoarthritis of the knee (a degenerative disease in which the cartilage gradually decays and fails to provide the shock absorbing padding that cushions the bones). For more detail please click below

Yoga and Knee Pain solution

 
(6) Kapalbhati

Kapal in Sanskrit means FOREHEAD, and Bhati in Sanskrit means SHINING. Practicing Kapalbhati on regular basis leads to shining face with inner radiance.

Kapalbhati

 

(7) Alternate Nostril Breathing

1. Anuloma Viloma cleanses and strengthens the lungs and entire respiratory
system.
2. As exhalation is twice the time of inhalation, stale air and waste products are
drained from the lugs.

Alternate Nostril Breathing

 

(8) What is Yoga?

The word "yoga" originates from the sanskrit root yuj which means Union. On the spiritual plane, it means union of the Individual Self with the Universal Self. At practical level it brings balancing between the body, mind and emotions.

Yoga

 

(9) What is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha Yoga came from the words "ha" which means "sun" and "tha" which means "moon. This refers to the balance of masculine aspects–active, hot, sun–and feminine aspects–receptive, cool, moon–within all of us. When people mention the term Yoga, they usually refer to Hatha Yoga.

Hatha Yoga

 

(10) Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has numerous benefits however, the benefits of yoga depends on how regularly you are practicing and also how you are practicing.

Benefits of Yoga

 

(11) What are the various Yoga Styles?

Famous Yoga Style now a days mostly are just the 3rd step of Raja Yoga system (which is known as hatha Yoga).Few of the most popular Branded Hatha yoga style has been mentioned below, kindly see which Brand style you feel more interested.

Yoga Styles

 

(12) What points to consider before purchasing Yoga Mat?

here can be many considerations; however as per my understanding following points are most important. Yoga Mat should be thick enough so that when you are lying on hard surface....

Yoga Mats

 

(13)What is Vipassana Meditation?

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living.

Vipassana Meditation

 

(14)Yoga during pregnancy

During and after pregnancy the practice of hatha yoga (understood as physical exercise)should be very gentle.

Pregnancy Yoga

 

Articles on Precautions for various Yoga poses

A lot has been publicized in media about benefits of Yogasana the third limb of Rajayoga (popularly understood as Yoga). The benefits of yoga are ranging from Stress management, flexibility, helping in cancer, etc.

However, like every other science, Yogasana (yoga) is also a precise science which benefits most when one follows it under right health conditions along with precautions.

The same yoga posture may benefits some people but could be harmful for other depending upon their body health.

Following articles can help you to asses which yoga pose you may avoid depending upon your health conditions. The precautions listed in the case of following Yoga poses are not absolute but will surely give readers the idea which Yoga poses mainly they can avoid.

 

(15) Precautions Shoulderstand

The Shoulder-stand (Sarvangasana) is called the Queen of all asanas as it benefits the whole body.

As the body is inverted, the blood flows to the heart without any strain by force of the gravity. During holding this yoga posture the blood pressure in the brain will be an average of 110mmHg.

(16) Precautions Headstand

The Headstand is called the King of all asanas because of having tremendous benefits for the body and the mind.
In the Headstand  the blood flow to the brain increases and it revitalises the entire body and the mind. When the reversed flow of blood goes into the legs it helps to regenerate the tissues.

(17)Precautions Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

In a Sanskrit language Bhujanga means a cobra hence the name, mostly used in the West. In the Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) the body is facing downward while the upper body is curling up and back resembling a snake with its head raised ready to strike.


(18) Precautions Fish Pose

In this posture the chest is fully expanded and stretched, and the breathing becomes fuller.

It gives the neck an effective counter stretch because it opens and releases any muscular tension of the chest after performing Shoulderstand and Plough. When these postures are practiced together the activity of the thyroid gland is regulated; a hypo active gland is stimulated and a hyper active gland is pacified.

(19)Precautions Sitting forward bend pose

“Never force yourself into a forward bend when sitting on the floor”

 In this pose the body is folded almost in half, providing an intense stretch to the entire back of the body, from the scalp down to the heels.

While doing this asana give some time for the muscles to stretch and to release the tension. Often, because of tightness in the back of the legs many students do not go very far forward.

 

(20) Precautions Downward Facing Dog Pose

In its ideal form the Downward-Facing Dog assumes the shape of an Inverted V position, resembling the shape of a dog when stretching after lying down, with only the hands and the feet touching the floor.

 

(21) Precautions Triangle Pose

In our ordinary day-to-day life the side stretch is the least common movement. We twist, we bend back or forward, but except that we do not often bend our spine to the side, and that’s why the Triangle is one of the most important postures in yoga practice.

 

(22) Precautions Bridge Pose

This pose is a wonderful way to ease tension in the shoulders, upper and in the lower back. The Bridge can reverse the strain of sitting at a desk or computer all day. It will help to pull back the shoulders, which may tend to roll forward while sitting.

 

(23) Precautions Locust Pose

Before attempting the full Locust it is better to do the easier version (Half Locust), which involves lifting only one thigh at a time instead of both of them simultaneously. As a beginner you may find it difficult to make any movement of lifting the thighs up but you will still benefit from the effort.

 

(24) Precautions Bow pose (Dhanurasana)

This yoga pose maintains the elasticity of the spine, strengthens the abdominal muscles, tones and massages the abdominal organs. Balancing the weight of the body on the abdomen reduces abdominal fat and keeps the digestive and reproductive systems healthy.

 

(25)Precautions Wheel Pose

Do not be discouraged if you are not able to accomplish this pose right away as it is a very challenging and difficult asana. Before fully attempting this inverted yoga pose, know the strength of your upper body and your spinal flexibility. If you have limited strength but plenty of flexibility you can easily come up into this Yoga pose.

 

(26) Precautions Peacock

A successful Peacock pose depends to a great extent on the body type and weight distribution. This pose requires very flexible hands and wrists and great deal of concentration

 

(27)Precautions Boat pose

The Boat yoga posture has many benefits; however, there are some health conditions where this posture should not be practiced.

 

(28)Precautions Pigeon Pose

This intense pose should only be attempted by very experienced practitioners.

 

(29) Precautions Crow pose

The Yoga pose Crow is a moderate inverted balancing posture, which builds strength in the upper extremities (arms, forearms, elbow joints, hands, wrists, clavicle, and scapula) and gives you the confidence to begin work with
the Headstand and the Handstand. The Crow pose requires courage (to risk falling on your nose) and hip flexibility (to bring the thighs alongside the chest).

 

(30) Precautions Lotus pose

The Lotus pose is a wonderful yoga posture but it is not practical for most people as a meditative posture. It places a lot of stress on the knee and hip joints, and should be approached with caution mostly by the novices.

 

(31)Precautions Plank Pose

During performing this posture the abdominal muscles are kept lifted throughout. If your body starts to shake, release the posture, relax for a moment and start to hold the Plank again.

Mostly the Plank targets the abdominals (muscles responsible for holding in the stomach and giving the appearance of a flat stomach), but it can be an excellent way to get a full body challenge.

 

(32)Precautions Kapalabhati

The Kapalabhati Breathing has tremendous benefits to a practitioner. However, there are some health conditions in which this breathing technique should not be practiced.

 

(33) Precautions Bhastrika

Bhastrika breathing is a dynamic and highly energizing abdominal breathing exercise requiring a large expenditure of physical energy. It is accomplished by breathing abdominally at the rate of 1-4 breaths per second, with inhalations and exhalations equally emphasized and equally active.

 

(34)Precautions Half spinal twist

The yoga pose spinal twist simultaneously stretches the muscles on one side of the back and abdomen while contracting the muscles on the other side.The Half Spinal Twist is one of the best yoga pose for cultivating flexibility and strength in the spine. It sooths the upper back tension and stiff neck caused by poor posture, stress, or prolonged periods of sitting in one position.

 

(35)Precautions Eagle Pose

The more advanced version of the Eagle posture (the supportive leg is bent and the back remains upright) should be approached with a lot of caution.

 

(36)Precautions Side Plank

The Side Plank is also called the One Arm Balance posture as it involves balancing on one arm and the side of one foot. To keep the posture balanced the torso and legs must be aligned at a 45-degree angle with the floor.

 

(37)Precautions Camel

The Camel is a posture that should be done after the body is warmed up sufficiently as it provides a quite deep backbend.

 

(38)Precautions Chair Pose

If the pelvis is misaligned, the posture will be out of balance, often resulting in lower back pain and overworking the knee and ankle joints. When the pelvis is centered and aligned with gravity, there is a feeling of stamina and vitality within the posture, making the Chair posture vibrant and challenging.

 

(39) Precautions Yoga Pose Scorpion

Only those who can perform the Headstand without the slightest difficulty should attempt the Scorpion pose. (Beginners should not practice this asana).

 

(40) Precautions Yoga Pose Lord of Dance

This beautiful and vigorous posture is dedicated to God Siva, the Lord of the Dance.When done in a full version, this is a very demanding asana, requiring great flexibility in the shoulders and spine, tremendous openness in the chest, groins and front of the thighs, and great strength in the standing leg.

(41) Yoga and Obesity Solution

As per one report nearly 14 percent of British youngsters are clinically obese. The cost of obesity to the NHS in UK is about £ 1 billion a year. By 2010 the number of overweight and obese youngsters in the European Union nations is expected to hit 26 million. For more information please click below

Yoga and Obesity Solution

(42) Yoga Hernia and Madonna

Yoga exercises like Sun Salutation, Bow pose and Kapalabhati few to name are not recommended if somebody is diagnosed with hernia. The practitioners need to understand that their ignorance and lack of yoga knowledge may lead them straight into an operation room.

For more detail Yoga Hernia and Madonna

(43) Baba Ramdev and Unsafe Yoga practice

There are number of other yoga postures which require great precautions.
As we all have different body structures and different fitness level, conducting same exercises (apart from very few which are comparatively safe) for 30000 people in a camp by Baba Ramdev Ji without checking their medical conditions is quite questionable.

Baba Ramdev and Unsafe Yoga camp

(44)Gastric Bypass – Trick of Cosmetic Surgery World

But the truth is that it is a serious surgery and should not be taken lightly as a trendy option. After the operation you may (a) experience pain, (b) bruising and (c) swelling of the skin around the wounds.

Other complications such as (d) infection, (e) excessive bleeding or (f) developing a blood clot, usually in a vein in the leg may occur. There is also (g) possibility of a damage to other organs in your abdomen, (h) bowel leak or (i) developing a gallstones.

Gastric Bypass – Trick of Cosmetic Surgery World

 

(45) New Scientific Yoga and Art of Relaxation

Imagine the life when you need only 2 hours of sleep to re-energise. "I felt I went into deep relaxation, while all the time remaining aware" comments Giles with smiling face after experiencing Art of Relaxation workshop conducted by Subodh Gupta in London. For more detail please click below

New Scientific Yoga and Art of Relaxation