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.
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.
Punarnava gives the best result in the treatment of kidney diseases, rheumatism, fever, oedema, fever, alcoholism, eye disorders, vulvodynia, splenomegaly and liver disorders.
It balances Tridosha, acts as a rejuvenating agent, reduces inflammation, prevents bloating, improves cardiac health and stimulates the formation of blood and increases haemoglobin level in the blood.
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.
Chronic pain may feel sharp or dull causing a burning sensation in the affected area. Sometimes a person may feel pain, sometimes it may not pain. The pain may come and go. Even doctors fail to understand the cause of your pain. Chronic pain can occur in any part of your body. The pain can feel different in the various affected areas.
People commonly develop chronic pain after any injuries. The one who gets stuck in a pain cycle can be very hard to break. Pain can affect virtually all parts of your life. Your sleep, mood, activity, and energy level can all be disrupted by pain. Being tired, depressed, and out of shape can make the pain worse and harder to cope with.
Chronic pain is usually caused by an initial injury, such as a back sprain or pulled muscle. It is believed that chronic pain develops after nerves become damaged which makes the pain more intense and long-lasting. When you feel stressed out you release chemicals and hormones inside your body that can delay healing and create inflammation.
How can we come out from this Chronic pain:
Pain killers are commonly used to treat chronic pain. But it is only temporary.
Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant in the body, it is our body miracle molecule, best cell detoxifier and ultimate cell protector. So increasing the Glutathione production in the body, guards the cell against cellular inflammation, nerves damage, improving tissue damage and buildup of weak muscles.
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.
Diet plays a very important role in the entire scheme of Yoga. Almost all the texts of Hatha Yoga Tradition invariably talk about food a great deal and recommend having the correct kind of food, if one has to succeed in the practice of Yoga.
Amla (Phyllanthus Emblica or Indian Gooseberry) is native to India and grows in tropical and subtropical conditions. Thus, it has been extensively used in many parts of India as traditional medicine or for its nutrients. Regionally, amla is known by various names as Amalaki, Dhatri, or Amrutphala. In Ayurveda, amla has been described as peculiar green plum-like fruit that has all six tastes (except saltiness). It has been referred for a host of health benefits that involve improving digestive health to relieving cough in respiratory diseases.