Heal with Yoga

On Your Path to Everyday Yoga


Yoga therapy is the use of postures, breathing exercises and meditation to improve both, mental and physical health. The aim of therapy is to acquire harmony in body, mind and spirit and ultimately help healing using natural laws and universal principles.

Swami Kuvalyananda carried out extensive scientific research on the effects of yogic practices on the human body. The idea of discovering the scientific basis behind yogic processes became his life’s work. He was the one who coined the term “Yoga Therapy”. He believed that many physical and mental ailments could be cured by Yoga.

Kuvalayananda explained that while “the westerner” saw deep breathing as useful for providing oxygen, “With us the oxygen value of pranayama is subordinate. We prize it more for its usefulness in nerve culture.”

Manage Cardiovascular diseases with yoga

Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of 1 in 3 women.
One is too many!

February is titled as the Heart Month to promote cardiovascular health and raise awareness about heart disease. This Month is an amazing opportunity to focus our time and attention on ways to improve and maintain heart health.

Here are 9 asanas which help improve heart health.

Asanas to recover from Covid-19 

𝓑𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓽𝓱 deep breathing with awareness,  removes energy blocks and helps to purify the body & mind, increasing prana flow. Reduces stress and erratic thoughts, helps heal.

𝓜𝓸𝓿𝓮𝓶𝓮𝓷𝓽 improves cardiovascular system & blood flow, & hastens  healing.

𝓢𝓽𝓻𝓮𝓽𝓬𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 moves  lymph fluid throughout the lymphatic system, releasing blockage, decreasing swelling, & promoting a healthy movement of nutrients and waste.

Thyroid disorders stressing you out?
Regulate with Yoga

Thyroid is increasingly common today due to our stressful lifestyle. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland situated in the neck, which produces thyroid hormones that are important for our metabolism, growth and body temperature. Any instability in the concentration of hormones can result in thyroid disorders causing hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. 

Yoga asanas keep your glands healthy, regulate your metabolism and helps prevent any further complications. The asanas given here improve blood circulation which in turn improves the secretion of the Thyroid hormone. Practice these asanas to relieve stress and manage Thyroid disorders.

Yoga for strong and healthy hair

Yoga has many extensively wholesome  health benefits. Yoga is also a way of life,  and has been known to not just rejuvenate but heal mentally and physically. Along with this it is known to  help maintain and strengthen skin and hair. 

If you’ve looked  everywhere  for solutions  to grow your tresses longer and thicker, don’t look further. There are several yoga asanas that can actually help out with hair growth.  In fact, yoga has been popular for giving some wonderful results for a crowning glory.  

Here are 9 yoga asanas that not just promote hair growth, but will also help in reducing hair fall and improving their health.

Yoga for relief from migraines

Migraine is considered a neurological disorder that causes recurring headaches with intense pain usually on one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and extreme sensitivity towards light or noise. Stress is a common trigger for people suffering from migraines. Yoga asanas, breathing techniques and meditation can all help reduce stress and prevent the occurrence of migraines. Yoga also stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which improves recovery from migraine attacks.
Incorporate Yoga asanas into your daily exercise routine to reduce the frequency of migraines and manage its symptoms, without any side effects.

Can yoga reduce blood pressure?

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition wherein the blood pressure in the arteries increase to high levels. Yoga asanas require focused deep breathing which helps to naturally lower the blood  pressure and hypertension, especially when it is due to stress.
Obesity is another factor leading to hypertension. Practicing yoga regularly along with a regulated diet helps stabilise body weight. Yoga infuses one with vibrant positive energy and helps release hormones that not only makes one calmer but happier too again working towards stabilising blood pressure. 
The regular practise of asanas and pranayama helps harmonise the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and again steadies the heart rate.

Are you taking Diabetes lightly?
Use Yoga for Diabetes management.

One must not take Diabetes lightly. You must combat diabetes, through diet, lifestyle, and exercise and  take proper complete care of your body.
Apart from relaxing the body, Yoga helps lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels, improves circulation, and lowers stress levels. Experts hence recommend yoga for diabetes management.
Yoga if done properly and  regularly  ‘holds promise’ as an effective therapy for diabetes.

Painful wrists getting in the way of daily work?
Strengthen your wrists with Yoga.

Most of us use our hands and wrists regularly and many times we feel tenderness or soreness in the wrists. This can be an impediment in our daily chores or even while doing some asanas.
Stretching and following these 9 Asanas will help improve the flexibility and strength of the wrists. When practicing yoga, most people focus on the core, arms and legs etc. while  wrists are easily forgotten, when the wrists are the most important part of our body, the part that is unknowingly used the  most. Working on wrist strength, helps gradually improve strength in the arm and shoulders and other body parts.

Is knee pain hurting you?
Give these yoga asanas a try.

We know what that nagging knee pain feels like! This could be due to arthritis, osteoarthritis, or simply an overworked knee. Yoga helps heal and strengthen the knees. 
Back muscles, glutes, hips and thighs which when weak or if there is an imbalance in the muscles directly affect the knees. Yoga works to strengthen all the muscles around the knee joint and those that could put a strain on it. Here are 10 yoga poses that can strengthen your knees and help keep knee pain at bay.

Looking for relief from Shoulder Pain?
Practise these yoga asanas.

The complicated nature of the shoulder joint makes injuries in the area difficult to diagnose and treat. Pain in the shoulder can be associated with strains, tears and strength imbalances. It is also the region where most people, especially men, tie up their stress in. One can hurt or pull the muscles in this region by incorrect sleeping postures too or vigorous training in the gym or with weights.

We have good news for you can use yoga to strengthen the joint and muscles in the shoulders, relax and build stability in this area while working with  injury-prevention.

Silently suffering with back pain?
Yoga may be your answer.

With yoga you not only help heal the body and the aches but completely relax the stress that we have the ability of knotting up in different spaces- especially the back.
These asanas will not only help you regain your strength and right posture but completely unwind your mind- the root of all stress.

Just a few minutes of these asanas done daily, will open up spaces in your back and bring awareness to your own body and your ability to allow energy and breath to flow properly through your body.

Tossing and turning in search of sleep?
Try yoga.

As we start our day and plunge into all our activities; multitask all day, and have our thoughts scattered in different directions, the Rajas Guna is at its peak  and  driving us to achieve. But at night Tamas Guna is welcomed, where we must slow down and retire our activities of both mind and body before we hit the pillow.
But most often than not we are unable to switch off the mind or body even though it much needs the rest and sleep well.
This is where yoga weaves its magic!
Yoga if done daily for a few minutes helps to relax both mind and body, slows the heart, and mind and deepens the breath. This naturally welcomes sleep.

Suffering from PCOS / PCOD?
Heal with yoga.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 6 to 12 percent  of women during their childbearing years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Practicing yoga helps decrease testosterone levels, and regulate insulin and progesterone, which in turn greatly alleviates symptoms of anxiety, depression and other symptoms in women with PCOS. 
Yoga  helps open up the pelvic area, improves circulation, provides a massage in the abdominal area, releases deeply stored stress and promotes relaxation of the mind and body. 

In pain from piles and fissures?
Give yoga a try.

We know managing Piles, Fissures and Haemorrhoids is painful. Fortunately, there are Asanas you can do to help treat and prevent these swollen veins located around the anus or in this region.
Yoga has several benefits for the body for people of all ages.

Check out these eight asanas that aim in strengthening the rectal tissues along with your abdominal and sphincter muscles to relieve swelling and inflammation and get you started on your way to healing.

Your Path to Living Yoga!