Monday, October 28, 2013

Musical yoga

Nothing can help you reach a higher level of consciousness faster than music. Supriya Sharma finds out how yoga classes, in India and abroad, are using music to reach out to more people.

In a faintly lit room young yogis try and balance delicate asanas to the tune of a sitar. The room vibrates with this coming together of two ancient forms. As the class sways to yoga guru Zubin Atre's postures, the accompanying sitarist Galen Passen does impromptu musical improvisations making it a seamless flow of energies. Sitar yoga has caught the fancy of Delhiites, who love this new concept of musical yoga sessions. "I have done improvised jam sessions before, where a group of people play music, dance, and sometimes do yoga simultaneously at my yoga studio. Passen and I improvised together at one such session, and then the idea of sitar yoga followed," tells Atre.

Music can help lift students through difficult sequences with upbeat music or create a restorative vibe with calm music. A soulful musician can truly make a difference in creating the perfect atmosphere for a class. Combining music with yoga is a famous practice abroad. Musician Todd Boston fuses acoustic world instruments together to create a unique and beautiful sound. With no pre-recorded tracks he mixes and blends the instruments and his voice in harmony to create a musical journey of soulful, heartfelt compositions. He has played at the Kundalini Yoga and Music Festival in Rishikesh. Similarly, Yoga Soundscape is a unique yoga and music experience curated and guided by Aarona Pichinson in New York. Every week, an eclectic array of talented musicians, laptop masters, or DJs perform live soulful music ranging from old-world tribal instrumental to experimental electronic beats for classes filled with stretched-out breaths and sweaty patches! Source

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Breastfeeding Yoga Mom

Yoga-The Art of Transformation

An 11th-century yogini sculpture is part of an upcoming Smithsonian exhibit.

This October, the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. will unveil the world's first-ever exhibit of yoga's visual history, called "Yoga: The Art of Transformation."

The museum's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will display 120 masterpieces of Indian sculpture and paintings with pieces that date as far back as the third century to the early 20th century. Temple sculptures, devotional icons, illustrated manuscripts, as well as colonial and early modern photographs, books, and films aim to shed light on the 2,000-year old practice. Source

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The importance of getting the right yoga clothes

When you work out it’s easy to throw on a few old items of clothing and hope for the best, but that isn’t always the best way to go. Those old, baggy sweatpants will do nothing for you and that oversized t-shirt could easily get in the way, and after a few (hundred) times in the wash the material will be anything but comfortable. In clothes like that you certainly won’t be working out to the best of your ability, particularly if you’re going to a yoga class, and the importance of getting the right yoga clothes can never be underestimated.
Yoga is as much about relaxing as it is about exercising, and you can’t hope to relax if you’re in clothes that are downright uncomfortable. You need the material to be soft and comforting and the fit needs to be the perfect balance between loose and snug, ensuring you can move around with ease whilst making sure no loose material will be getting in the way (and of course, you wouldn’t want to be hitching your trousers up if you’re trying to get into a different position).
Getting the right clothes can transform your workout and will ensure you can really make the most of your yoga class, and let’s not forget, even if you’re in the gym it’s still nice to know you’re looking good. It may not be a catwalk but that doesn’t mean you have to totally forget about your style and with the right clothes you can hit all the right notes, so be on the lookout for specially-designed yoga clothing and you could soon notice the difference.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Flute Yoga a best way to beat stress

In Hindu mythology Flute was played by Lord Krishna to charm the maidens, birds and animals of Vrindavan and Mathura, is leading a new healing therapy called Bansi Yoga to beat lifestyle stress.

Bansi Yoga, created by the S. Vyasa Yoga University using a combination of traditional yoga, breathing exercises and flute melody, will get the official stamp of approval in the capital at the third World Flute Festival, "Raasrang 2012", Aug 9-12. The festival will be presented by the Ministry of Culture and the Krishna Prerna Foundation with support from flute maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia.

A team of experts will demonstrate the yoga and discuss its healing powers in 12 workshops over four days at Hotel Ashok in the capital, Arun Buddhiraja, the founder of the Krishna Prerna Foundation, said.

Arun Buddhiraja  said: "Bansi Yoga is a combination of yoga and flute used as a deep relexation technique in 40 minutes of cyclic meditations. The practitioner moves his limbs in a cyclic pattern and the flute, played as an accompaniment, allows him to relax. The relaxation induced is equivalent to eight hours of sleep. The flute was a symbol of love, peace and water”.

Monday, April 23, 2012

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

5 Tips to Reduce Signs of Aging

Tired of looking in the mirror and wondering where the years have gone? Every woman has been there. The good news is that you don't have to stay there - with these tips, you can reduce, reverse, and rectify the most common signs of aging to re-emerge as a better, younger you.

5: Change Your Beauty Regime
If you're on this page, your current routine isn't working, so it's time to change it up. Throw out your old products. Try something different. When was the last time you switched makeup brands? Maybe there's been a breakthrough on anti-aging cream since the last time you went shopping.

4: Embrace Chemicals
The truth about aging is that it's a biological process, and to truly combat it, you need to fight fire with fire. Understand your own hormone levels. Look into age-defying antioxidants found in Vitamins A and C. If you're still on birth control, talk to your doctor what you can do to lessen the effects on your body and skin.

3: Take Care of Your Skin
You should be moisturizing and exfoliating every day. If you have uneven tones or troublesome age spots, don't let them languish; fight them with lotions and creams. Olive oil is good for fine lines. Lemon juice applied directly to your wrinkles can soften the skin and make it appear brighter and younger.

2: Consider Botox
Botox is one of the easiest ways to reduce or even reverse the years that have crept into your face. Its fast, it's convenient - no more than a few pricks with a needle - and it's more affordable than most women realize. You can even do it yourself with a little Botox training!

1: Change Your Lifestyle
This is a preventative measure more than a fix-it, but the easiest way to look young is to simply avoid aging at all. Stay fit with yoga or daily strolls around the park. Adjust your diet to include berries and skin-enhancing vegetables like carrots and spinach. Take care to avoid the most common ways women start to look their age, like too much sun, not enough exercise, and inconsistent beauty regimes. (If you've already gone down this path, this is where
Botox training comes in!)

Keep these tips in mind and there's no reason why you can't look ten or even twenty years younger than your birth certificate. With knowledge and dedication, your skin can reflect the zest and life you still have inside - not the wrinkles that accumulated when you were still living it!