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How to Reinvent Yourself with Ancient Ayurvedic Products curated for Modern Living!

Today, more than ever, you need to reinvent yourself. The world is fast-changing; the demands on your time, efforts and stamina are increasing. Amid the stress and hectic pace of our modern world, you must often have caught yourself wondering wistfully about how to bring balance and harmony to your life. Many professional in the media and entertainment industry have found they can do it. Nargis Fakhri and Shilpa Shetty are two Bollywood personalities who are known to have brought peace and harmony into their lives. But can you?

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The good news is that it certainly is possible – all you need to do is to reinvent yourself! Turn to a natural way of living, back to basics! Ayurveda can help you live a life full of purpose, balance and health. With the strength of a natural and organic lifestyle, and the heritage of Ayurvedic wellness solutions, you can equip yourself better to take on any challenge and emerge successful. There are so many people who have found new purpose and energy in their lives, thanks to Ayurveda, along with its sister disciplines of yoga and meditation. Everything fits into a unifying philosophy of balance – living in sync with our own unique energetic makeup. This is what the lovely ladies mentioned above did – they are avowed followers of the natural and ayurvedic lifestyle.

This ancient Indian practice of balancing internal energy for better health has science on its side – and promotes innovative ideas for helping the body heal itself. One simple example is the use of healthy ayurvedic diets to soothe Pitta, Kapha or Vata imbalance. Other solutions deal with various aspects of rejuvenation of body, mind and soul.

Many of the traditional Indian herbs used in Ayurveda are among the most potent antioxidants yet discovered. Ayurveda is also consonant with a significant trend in modern medicine: integrative medicine, with its emphasis on treating chronic diseases with adjustments to diet and lifestyle. Try out Natural Mantra’s curated range of natural and ayurvedic products here. You are bound to discover the strength of your inner potential!

Come, let us help you reinvent yourself and reshape your life. You owe it to yourself. And to your loved ones.

 


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Does High Blood Pressure really get cured by Pranayama?

BREATH IS THE KING OF THE MIND

B K S Iyengar

There are so many claims about the many, many benefits of exercises and yoga as well. Pranayama, Breath Control or powerful Breathing Technique is seen as being a very effective cure for many illnesses.

Pranayama the Gateway to Health

#Breath is the source of health. #PracticePranayama!

The Benefits of Pranayama

Do you know, it has been clinicallyproven that Pranayama ensures a healthy body and a calm mind!?  Regular practice of various types of pranayama improves breathing pattern, purifies blood, boosts resistance power and gives physical strength. High blood pressure and a host of other ailments can also be cured through pranayama.

How to Practice Pranayama
One should start out with the pranayama practice gradually, so as not to overexert oneself. With a steady and persistent practice over a couple of weeks, one will start to see incredible changes in one’s health and mental outlook. Faith is only required initially, so as to inspire you to practice regularly. After that, you will feel the benefits of Pranayama and in fact, look forward to practicing it regularly!
Start out with a 5 minute practice and gradually builds up to 15 minutes or more. Your whole being will change for the better.

#PranayamaPracticeFollow finger- positions as taught by your Guru.

Pranayama Cures You!
People have reported relief and cure from:
Chronic Insomnia
High blood pressure
Fluctuating BP
Hypothyroidism
Chronic Diarrhea
Extreme shortness of breath
Diabetes
Lactose Intolerance
Chronic Sciatica.

You just need to be persistent and correct guidance. It helps to use a proper yoga mat, comfortable yoga clothes in a peaceful location, with aromatic oils to relax you too. Some peaceful music could help. Over the centuries, and around the world today, Pranayama is an extremely powerful method to bring about healing of the human being in every aspect. Enjoy Breathing!

#BKSIyengar

    #IyengarYoga #Pranayama

 


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The Unquestionable Wisdom of Indian Heritage – Jai Hind!

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On the occasion of India’s 67th Independence Day, let us look back at India’s long and illustrious journey through the centuries. It’s long. And illustrious, yes! So let us focus on just  a few aspects of our heritage that touch our everyday lives and help us be #healthy, #happy, #sane & sorted people in this rushed bad, mad world!

Let us look at some traditional Indian practices we should go back to!

Eating with our hands

Indians traditionally use their hands to eat. Be it rice, roti or any other type of food. The benefits of the practice are that it is:

Great for your digestion

Keeps all the five elements of your body in concert.

The skin sends data to the brain about the temperature, texture of the food and this acts like a catalyst in the action of generating the necessary salivary juices.

Eating with the hands, one can verify the temperature of the food before and it can prevent one from burning of the mouth.

Hands behave as energetic cleansers when the food passes via hand to mouth. A similar kind of tradition is followed in many religions where people eat after placing their palms above the food.

Sitting on the floor and eating

Sitting on the floor and eating has a number of health benefits –

Aids in proper digestion

Improves your posture

Hastens your metabolic rate

Helps you lose weight, since you concentrate on the food & mindful eating

Strengthens the heart & improves circulation

Sitting cross-legged relaxes the mind & calms the nerves

Helps you bond with loved ones.

Ayurveda

It was the first science to highlight prevention as an important objective before cure of diseases. Food, shelter, sleep and sex are the  necessities of life and Ayurveda mentions the right quality and quantity of each of these parameters along with benefits. By introducing the concept of Dincharya (Daily Routine) & Ritucharya (Seasonal routine), Ayurveda emphasises the importance of maintaining health through following routine and not just taking necessary measures when disease strikes.

Yoga 

Yoga treats illness by addressing the root cause and preventing relapses. It has proven benefits in physical as well as psychological symptoms with regular practice.

Meditation

 The earliest scripture of meditation is available in the Vedas. Some experts even believe that it’s the capacity of meditation that allows a person to improve his focus and attention. It’s something that differentiates humans from animals. Today, people from all over the world practice and preach meditation

There are many other traditional Indian beliefs and practices, as well as a whole range of ayurvedic means and products to achieve your life goals. Check them out at http://www.naturalmantra.com. The Independence Week #TheFreedomSale is on right now, offering up to 68% discounts on the entire range of organic goods on the site!

Happy Independence Day!


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Yoga is a light, which, once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.

One question most people ask themselves is ‘Who am I?’ . You too must have asked yourself this. Our quest for the self, many people have discovered over the ages, starts with ourselves.

We know that all of us are part of Nature, biologically. But even more important is understand how we are intimately connected with the world around us. And so people are constantly trying to explore this cosmic connection.

Through Yogic Meditation, Pranayama (breathing exercises), Qi Gong (Chi Kung) and a healthy, holistic diet, we understand the path to a better quality of life. For ourselves and our communities.

Yoga is a way of living that aims to transform body, mind and spirit through physical, mental, and spiritual practices. Of the many schools and practices, the most popular are Hatha yoga and Raja yoga.

Yoga originated from pre-vedic yoga-practices of the Buddhist Nikayas in India. Other developments were recorded around 400 CE in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This sage, who  lived in India over 2,200 years ago, wrote treatises on Sanskrit grammar and medicine, apart from his Yoga Sutras, the first written text on yogic philosophy.

The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit yuj, which means ‘yoke’ or ‘union’ – as in “yoking together” of horses or oxen, now applied to the “yoking” of mind and body. Practising the prescribed, time-tested postures, breathing techniques and focused intentions develops harmony, unifying the mind, body and spirit.

Pure traditional yoga incorporates the’eight limbs’ (astanga) or stages of yoga. This eightfold path is sequential. But practitioners of only the asanas often forget that yoga is for cultivating the head and the heart.

“Yoga … develops a feeling of oneness between man and nature, between man and man, and between man and his Maker, thus permitting the experience of a feeling of identity with the spirit that pervades all creation.”

 Yoga practitioner & Guru, B.K.S. Iyengar

To reach this level of peace, one needs to practice Yoga in the ideal place and situation. While you can perform the asanas practically anywhere, it helps to have a controlled space where you can focus your internal energies. In fact, a good tip is to use Aromatherapy oils to help in creating such an environment.

As you can see, yoga is in fact, “meditation in action”. It brings us back into contact with the outside world, awakened by the basic understanding that everything and everyone are interconnected, content and happy.


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10 Reasons you need to start your day with Surya Namaskars!

Surya Namaskar is a dynamic yoga exercise. Surya Namaskar essentially means salutations (Namaskar) to the sun (Surya). It implies that one must rise before the sun in order to do this exercise, and salute the rising sun. This is usually around 5 to 5:30 AM. Surya Namaskar consists of 12 postures that give your entire body a great shake up and an excellent workout. This exercise is good no matter what time you do it, but it is best done on an empty stomach to maximize its health benefits. When performed correctly, this exercise, composed of twelve poses, does not strain or cause injury. If performed in the morning, it relieves stiffness, revitalizes your body and refreshes the mind. Do it during the day and it will instantly give you a boost of energy and if you practice it after sundown, it helps you unwind and relax.

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10 REASONS YOU NEED TO START YOUR DAY WITH SURYA NAMASKARS: 

  1. The biggest advantage of practicing Surya Namaskars is the muscle workout it provides, but it also benefits joints, ligaments and the skeletal system by improving posture and balance. The limbs become symmetrical while the internal vital organs become more functional.
  2. Practicing Surya Namaskar is beneficial for digestive health. Yoga poses increase blood flow to your digestive tract and stimulate the intestinal action known as peristalsis, so digestion is more efficient. Yoga also calms you, which in turn relaxes your digestive system and leads to more effective elimination. Forward bends increase the space in the abdomen and facilitate the release of trapped gases. These poses heat the front of the body and cool the back of the body.
  3. Surya Namaskar is the ideal exercise to cope with insomnia. Surya Namaskar practice calms the mind, thus helps to get sound sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, yoga is the answer. Through relaxing physical exercises, breathing techniques and complete relaxation, you can improve your sleep patterns without resorting to sleep-inducing drugs. Such drugs interfere with your body’s natural sleep cycle and can create psychological dependence and undesirable side effects.
  4. Surya Namaskars regulate irregular menstrual cycles. Practicing Surya Namaskar enables an easier childbirth. It helps to decrease the fear of pregnancy and childbirth. Metrorrhagia can be caused by a hormonal imbalance. The start of menstruation during puberty and the length and regularity of the menstrual cycle is controlled by hormones produced in an area of the brain called the hypothalamus, as well as by the pituitary and adrenal glands.
  5. Surya Namaskars boost blood circulation and help in preventing the greying of hair, hair fall and dandruff. It also improves the growth of hair.
  6. Regular practice of Surya Namaskar helps lose extra calories. It helps you to stay slim and fit. Practicing Surya Namaskars everyday is the easiest way to stay in shape. It stretches the abdominal muscles. Regular practice of Surya Namaskar helps you lose unwanted and excessive belly fat, and helps you get a flat stomach. Some of the asanas stimulate sluggish glands to increase their hormonal secretions. The thyroid gland, especially, has a big effect on our weight because it affects the body’s metabolism.
  7. Sun salutations add a healthy glow to your face, making the skin appear radiant and ageless. It is the natural solution to prevent onset of wrinkles. Overall, yoga is excellent for the skin and it can also help with blemishes and acne.
  8. Regular practice of sun salutations boost your endurance levels. It gives you vitality and strength. It also reduces the feeling of restlessness and anxiety.
  9. Surya Namaskars make the body flexible and agile. It improves flexibility in your spine and in your limbs.
  10. Surya Namaskars influence the pineal gland and hypothalamus to prevent pineal degeneration and calcification.

It is most beneficial to practice Surya Namaskars early in the morning. The early morning rays of the sun are a rich source of vitamin D that is necessary to build strong bones and clear vision.

Warning: People suffering from slip-discs, arthritis, heart attack or any ailment, including pregnant women, should consult a doctor before they start practicing Surya Namaskars.


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Calm your mind with the Shavasana (Corpse) Yoga Pose

Nurturing our bodies for optimal health is something we all strive for. But calming our mind is also very essential to maintain a mind and body balance. And Yoga is the most natural way to achieve that harmoniously.

According to Yoga Journal, the corpse pose, or Shavasana, is one of complete relaxation that can help calm you down as well as relieve mild depression and headaches.

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How to do the Shavasana Pose:

Begin by sitting on the floor with bent knees and feet on the floor.
Next, lift your pelvis off the floor, and use your hands to push the pelvis toward the tailbone before coming to rest it on the floor again.
While breathing in, push through your heels to stretch out both legs. Allow your groin to relax as you make sure your feet are angled out from the spine.
Now, allow your tailbone and your torso to relax, with your hands behind the back of your head to keep it from lying down with your spine.
Finally, lay your head down, staying in this position for about five minutes.