Thank you and best wishes for visiting yogaaatral. The idea behind the creation of this site is to provide our readers with natural ways to maintain physical and psychological health.
From Lotus Pose to Headstand, we have provided information on 100 yoga poses along with images including the benefits of the poses and instructions on how to perform each of them.
Asanas apart, the site has dedicated pages for pranayama, chakras, mudras, natural remedies for health conditions, herbs, herbal foods and naturally, a page for improving skin health naturally.
It may be a bit surprising to note that there is a separate section called 'Off the Yoga Mat'. This is just to share some interesting observations and experiences.
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This section consists of asanas from Lotus Pose to Headstand, instructions on how to perform the poses and health benefits of each of the poses. Check the notes under instructions of each pose for recommendations on how to use support to perform a particular pose and information on who should refrain from practicing the pose.
This section focuses on yoga poses for various health conditions, both physical and psychological health. Some of the health issues covered in this section include yoga for migraine, yoga for lung health and yoga for stress. Practicing the specified yoga poses will not only address these conditions but will also give you loads of other benefits associated with the particular poses.
Weight management is the way to go to stay fit and healthy. The alarming increase in obese population since the beginning of 21st century has brought many to the yoga mat. This section recommends yoga poses to reduce excess fat in various parts of the body. Practicing the poses not only helps to target excess fat in body parts but supports overall health and wellness.
Pranayama, referred to as breathing techniques in English, is yet another ancient practice that was practiced to regulate breath and promote optimal health. Pranayama not only supports lung health but is also effective in treating various medical conditions and it also helps to boost immune function.
Though it is generally believed that there are seven major chakras in the human body, according to Thirumanthiram authored by Thirumoolar, who lived thousands of years ago, major chakras in the human body are eight. Learn about the eight major chakras, their benefits and how to improve their function to achieve perfect health, happiness and peace of mind.
Mudras, practiced since ancient times by civilizations across the world, offer amazing health benefits. Right from treating common health conditions to boosting immunity and promoting calm, mudras are an excellent way to stay in great health.
Thirumanthiram - Kadavul Vaazhthu
Excerpts from the book: "Just like Keezhadi excavations which bring to light the rich past of the Thamizh civilization, Thirumoolar's Thirumanthiram draws our attention to the unbelievably rich knowledge possessed by ancient Thamizh civilization in the field of medicine. It will be only right to say that Thirumoolar would have been the world's first anatomical scientist."
Ancient civilizations across the world have enjoyed the best of nature in its purest form. Nature, to them, was everything; they passed on their wisdom to future generations. Though we live in a world that boasts of everything modern, we still fall back on nature when necessity demands. And nature never fails to deliver. So do natural remedies. This section will be about natural remedies for various health conditions.
Herbs, the gift of nature, have been used by mankind since times unknown to treat various health conditions. The popular saying, "Food is medicine; medicine is food" by a Siddhar thousands of years ago highlights the role herbs played in ancient times. Herbal World is about important herbs and their health benefits. The section, naturally, will be listing more herbs in the coming days.
Consuming local produce and following food habits that are part of one's culture will not only help to maintain one's overall health but also support passing on ancient intelligence, traits and lifestyle through genes, which positively impact us. Traditional Foods section will be focusing mainly on millet foods and other traditional foods.
Every day is a new beginning; every dawn brings fresh hopes. A routine daybreak may not be as routine after all; a break from routine may unexpectedly become more of a routine too. Enjoying nature at every possible opportunity can be more than just a visual treat...keeping our minds open will give lots to hope for. To quote Christopher Reeve, "Once you choose hope, anything is possible". Well, Off the Yoga Mat is not going to preach; it is just about sharing some interesting thoughts and views.
Is using artificial beauty products a no-no for you? Herbs come to the rescue. Your kitchen garden is a great way to get started to achieve glowing skin, which is a clear reflection of how healthy you are. Stay tuned for regular updates.