Utkata in Sanskrit means “difficult, awkward, powerful, furious, above the usual, intense” and asana means pose. It’s also known as Chair pose. It is an important Sun Salutation component.
◾Here I’m doing a variation by lifting my heels up onto the balls of my feet.
1.Begin in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Stand with your big toes touching, heels slightly apart. Lift and spread your toes. Feel yourself rooted to the ground.
2. Now, raise your arms above your head, perpendicular to the floor. Either keep your arms parallel, palms facing inward or touch your palms together.
3. Bend your knees and bring your thighs as parallel to the floor as possible. Your knees should come out over your feet and your torso should lean forward over the thighs, more or less forming a right angle with them.
4. Keep your back long, with a slight curve in it, and keep the inner thighs parallel to each other.
1. Tones the leg muscles excellently.
2. Strengthens hip flexors, ankles, calves, and back.
3. Stretches chest and shoulders.
4. Reduces symptoms of flat feet.
5. Stimulates the heart, diaphragm, and abdominal organs.
6. Minor defect of the back is resolved.
7. Helps reduce fats around the abdominal region.
Those with high blood pressure should refrain from lifting the arms and keep their palms holding the hips. Those with knee conditions should not bend their knees too much. One can take the pose with their back leaning against the wall. Those who are flat-footed should curl their toes.
Severe neck issues.
Women with the prolapsed uterus or who are in the first trimester of pregnancy should avoid this pose.
According to Ayurveda, the Ama dosha generated in your body is the root cause of many diseases.
What exactly is ama dosha?
When food is not digested properly, toxins build up in your gut, which can be referred to as amadosha.
What are the causes for the creation of the amadosha?
The jatharagni that means the digestive fire, when gets diminished or gets weaker, leads to the improper digestion of food. The main cause of the weakening of digestive fire is the consumption of unhealthy food.
According to Ayurveda, one should have two meals a day, the first as lunch and the second as dinner, eating more than this will weaken your jathragni resulting in the creation of amadosha. Consumption of foods with opposing properties is another major factor in the development of ama dosha.
Stressful life, too much worrying, overthinking, difficulty sleeping, and many mental and psychological conditions can all contribute to ama dosha sanchiti (accumulation of ama dosha).
One main cause for the weakening of digestive fire is eating before the previous meal is digested.
There are a few indications that you have amadosha accumulated in your gut such as bad breath, bad-smelling faeces, body odour, weakness, bloating.
General symptoms include constipation, hypersalivation, decreased appetite, abdominal pain.
What can you do to get rid of amadosha?
You can have ginger before your meals. Chew a small piece of ginger prior to having your meal.
Drinking lukewarm water if you feel you relate to any of the above symptoms. You can opt for panchakarma after the removal of ama dosha.
Consumption of a nutritious diet, decent eating habits, getting enough sleep, regular exercise, keeping your body hydrated, and refraining from doing the activities listed above can help you avoid ama dosha accumulation and live a healthy lifestyle.
Rajvi Goyal ( Ayurvedic Nutritionist and Dietician )
In the development stage of life, milk should be consumed in its original form. Breast milk is the purest form of milk and it is extremely easy to digest. It develops a lifelong immunity against diseases.
Watermelon!!! Doesn’t it remind us all of the summers? Yes, most of us could relate watermelon as a perfect snack during summertime. A few summer memories would bring an instant smile on our faces like the smell while cleaving a watermelon and slicing them. This alone could quench our thirst in summers. Think about it and you can almost taste it, can’t you? Most of us love this juicy refreshing and flavorful fruit. And why not as it comes with tons of nutritional benefits Packed with vitamin, fibre and potassium. Worried about the sugar it contains? Do not worry, one cup of watermelon contains nine grams of sugar which is comparatively lower than other fruits like apple, banana or mango.
In my last 8 years of practice, many children with frequent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) have come to me and Homoeopathy has never disappointed them. URTI is a major concern for many parents and they feel helpless after every episode their child goes through repeatedly.
Everyone experiences aches and pains at any time. When an injury occurs, pain signals travel from the injured area to your spinal cord and to your brain.
The pain will become less day by day as the injury heals. But Chronic pain is different from typical pain. With chronic pain, your body continues to send pain signals to your brain, even after the injury heals. This can last for several weeks to years. Chronic pain can limit your mobility and reduce your flexibility, strength and endurance. it will be difficult to perform daily tasks and activities.
Intermittent fasting also known as Intermittent energy restriction is an eating pattern where you strive to maintain a balance between eating and fasting. Intermittent fasting does not indicate anything about which foods to not eat, but rather when you should eat your food.
Parvatasana or the Mountain Pose is a basic asana in yoga. Parvata stands for Mountain while aasana refers to Posture. Just like the name, this aasana gives benefits like a mountain – strong and stable. It helps to stretch the entire upper body muscles. Mountain pose also helps in curing a couple of digestion problems like acidity and indigestion. And it can be performed by everyone except for those suffering from a knee issue.
Cold and cough are common health problems that affect children the most. If not treated properly, it can build up mucus in the lungs. Mucus is a normal, slippery and stringy fluid substance produced by many lining tissues in the body. It is essential for body function and acts as a protective and moisturizing layer to keep critical organs from drying out. Mucus also acts as a trap for irritants like dust smoke or bacteria. A running or stuffed up nose is a pain, but that extra mucus helps your body stay healthy. Mucus is an important substance. The body produces to protect itself from viruses and bacteria.