Do you have to be careful about what you eat before your workouts? Usually not. If you’re eating a healthy diet and getting enough calories to support your activity level,…
The earth is full of energies and getting in touch with these energies nourishes the body as well as the mind and soul. Walking barefoot on grass, also known as ‘earthing’, has been in the news for some time.
People across the globe enjoy doing it in the early morning or late afternoon— and not just on grass, you can walk barefoot on soil or sand, too
By walking barefoot we experience multiple benefits that we don’t receive either at all or nearly as much by walking with shoes. One of the more obvious benefits of walking barefoot is that we have a connection to the earth and it’s magnetic field. Our body is conductive to the earth and the earth is conductive to our body. Earthing is the first and quite influential benefit of walking barefoot, but there are many other benefits of walking barefoot as well. Such as: (more…)
Abdominal or diaphragmatic breathing is practiced by enhancing the action of the diaphragm and minimizing the action of rib cage.
The diaphragm is a domed sheet of muscle that separates the lungs from the abdominal cavity and, when functioning correctly, promotes the most efficient type of breathing.
During inhalation the diaphragm moves downward, pushing the abdominal content downward and outward. During exhalation the diaphragm moves upward and the abdominal contents move inward.
Movement of the diaphragm signifies that the lower lobes of the lungs are being utilized. The proper use of the diaphragm causes equal expansion of the alveoli, improves lymphatic drainage from basal part of lungs , massages the liver, stomach, intestine and other organs that lie immediately beneath it, expert a positive effect on the cardiac function and coronary supply, and improves oxygenation of the blood and circulation.
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Yoga which is about self-acceptance and self-discovery is a 5,000 year old legacy from India. Yoga, it is said integrates mind, body and soul. With the efforts of Prime Minister…
‘Pawan’ means ‘Wind’ or ‘Gas’
‘Mukt‘ means ‘Release‘ or ‘Removal’
One part of Pran is known as Apan which has a downward movement. By practicing this asana the wind i.e. the extra gas in the abdomen passes out easily. Hence this asana is called Pawanmuktasana.
In this asana the colon is pressed so effectively that the entire foul gas is expelled by means of the compression of the abdomen. In case the foul gas is not expelled, it will cause flatulence (distention of the stomach or bowel with gas). If the gas moves upward, it will harm the heart & if it moves still upward, it is bound to cause headache.