Children’s Immunity and disease protection

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga organised the Friday weekly webinar on 6th August 2021. The session began with the introductory remark delivered by Dr. I.V Basavaraddi, who started by introducing our guest speaker and gave the overview of the session, where the following points were told: ● Immunity The immunity is basically the ability…

Pranayama: The Key to enhance the functioning of our Nervous system

A simple breath switches our nervous system from Stress mode to Relaxation mode. A simple breath awareness provides a focus for our mind that allows us to trigger the Relaxation Response. Pranayama work is quite different than simple breath awareness. Practicing pranayama takes quite a bit of focus and is a good way to take our…

Prerequisite for Pranayama According to Hatha Yoga Pradeepika

Pranayama तस्मिन् सति श्वासप्रश्वासयोर्गतिविच्छेदः प्राणायामः The flow of prana inside is the inhalation and outside is the exhalation, the stoppage of these two i.e (inhalation and exhalation) is the pranayama…………( PYS 2:49 ) This stoppage of the breath is called as the kumbhaka in Hatha Yoga Pradeepika. To perform the pranayama or kumbhaka, sadhaka must…

Bhagavad Gita and Mental Health: A Transdiagnostic Perspective

Mental Disorders are a wide range of multiple conditions with symptoms like reduced ability to concentrate, affects of deep sadness, inability to manage daily stress, sleeping disorders, strong feelings of fear, worry, guilt, etc. Such symptoms can either be common or severe in nature. Bhagavad Gita talks about multiple techniques such as Meditation and Contemplation, the Yogic practice of Pranayama (breathing exercises) – Surrender and Offering (Yajna), Mindfulness, for developing a larger perspective of self-others-universe and the divine.

Yoga to Overcome the Effects of Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic shook the daily routines and “normal” lifestyle patterns of the individuals. From Dietary, Activity to Sleep schedules, every part of healthy living was altered with massive lockdowns and psycho-social changes induced by the pandemic.
Lifestyle practices, like Yoga, can enhance resilience and either prevent depression or lower its severity in the event of significant stress upon mind pertaining to the unavoidable circumstances like a Pandemic.

Ayurveda and Yoga in Covid-19 Management: Experience Sharing

Ayurveda and Yoga flip sides of a single coin that collectively help us attain harmony between mind, body and soul. Ayurveda is the physical face of Yoga and Yoga is the spiritual face of Ayurveda”. A combined module of “Ayuryoga” should be followed for achieving holistic health and wellness amidst this pandemic and every day in general.

COVID-19: Effect on Lifestyle Related Diseases

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the usual routines of lives, hauling over our lifestyle habits and subjecting us to a greater risk of catching as well as worsening existing lifestyle-related diseases. These diseases are some bodily and psychological ailments that are primarily based on the day to day habits of people. These habits are activities that push us towards a sedentary routine which can possibly land us with a number of health issues. This in turn can lead to certain chronic non-communicable diseases that can have near life-threatening consequences.

Yoga For Better Sleep!

There is a lot of misconception among people that they can substitute sleep with certain practices or 20 min. of meditation or Shavasana equals 7 hours of sleep, which is entirely false. Nothing can substitute a good amount of sleep that our body needs on a daily basis,” – Prof. R S Bhogal.

Role of Nidra and Immunity in the Context of Pandemic

Yoga stands for lifestyle discipline. There is immense power in discipline and a routine of good sleep is what ensures a day full of productivity. Emotional Health is an integral part of our safety mechanisms, wherein physical immunity guards us against the viruses, emotional immunity helps us battle problems induced by COVID-19 crisis.