Halasana – Plough Pose, How To Do, Benefits, Effect on Doshas

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S In Halasana the practitioner assumes the shape of a plough and hence the name. It is an inverted asana in hatha yoga practice. It is a good remedy for backache and insomnia. This asana is usually done after Sarvangasana. Hala = ploughAsana = Posture In … Read more

Mandukasana – Frog Pose, How To Do, Benefits, Effect on Doshas

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S In this pose the practitioner assumes the shape of a frog and hence the name. There is another yoga pose called Bhekasana which also translates to frog pose but the method of doing the pose differs in both cases. Manduka = frogAsana = pose It … Read more

Uttanasana – Standing Forward Bend Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Uttana also means stretched out. Uttanasana gives powerful stretch to the body and hence is named so. It is a pose involving forward bending. Therefore, it is called as Standing Forward Bend. Ut = powerfulTan = to stretchAsana = posture Actual translation of Uttanasanam with … Read more

Bhekasana – Frog Pose, How To Do, Benefits, Effect On Dosha

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S In Bhekasana the practitioner assumes the shape of a frog and hence the name. It is a reclining pose. It is not described in medieval Hatha Yoga treatises. It is found to be mentioned in Light on Yoga (B.K.S. Iyengar) and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Pattabhi … Read more

Glaucoma – Causes, Symptoms, Types, Prognosis, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Glaucoma is a disease of the eye which damages your optic nerve. Optic nerve supplies visual information from your eyes to the brain. It is caused due to abnormally increased pressure inside your eyes i.e. increased intraocular tension. But it may not be as a … Read more

Ashtanga Namaskara – Eight Limbed Pose, How To Do, Benefits

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Ashtanga Namaskara is a posture and also an exercise explained in Yoga. It is sometimes a part of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) sequence. It is the sixth pose in sun salutation. It is also a traditional pose with a combination of breathing patterns, yoga poses … Read more

Sarvangasana – Shoulder Stand Pose, Method, Benefits, Dosha Effect

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Sarvangasana means ‘the entire body poses or all limbs pose’ but by performance it translates to ‘shoulder stand pose’ since the performer stands on the shoulder support and entire body weight is on the shoulder. It is named as sarvanga because of its benefits bestowed … Read more

Help Your Children Deal With Their Feelings

By Dr Renita D’Souza Behavior is the outcome of emotions and feelings in a child. All feelings of the child need to be accepted and respected but certain actions must be limited. Example “I can see how angry you are at your brother. Tell him with words, not by breaking things”. How to accept and … Read more

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