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Importance of Breath in Yoga

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Yoga is being seen more and more as a means of merely exercising the body and keeping it slim. Breathing which is the most important aspect of traditional yoga like hatha yoga is being overlooked. Without breathing in the correct way when undergoing yoga asanas the benefits of the asana will only be superficial. Breath is the vital force that energizes the body. It helps to harmonise the body, mind and spirit and when all three aspects are in harmony then healing and immunity will ensue naturally. Somehow we have forgotten how to breathe in a deep and beneficial way through the belly. We all breathe in a shallow way and through the chest. This does not bring oxygenated breath to the lungs fully and so does not circulate in the body with energy.
Besides the physical benefits, breath is the source that can take us to through that space where peace is supreme and this can only be achieved through the correct method of breathing which makes us aware of our internal selves. While doing y…

Diabetes Prevention Through Yoga

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Diabetes Prevention Through Yoga: Type II diabetes is a lifestyle disease that has now become so common that people across all age groups are contracting it due to lack of regular exercise and poor eating habits. Whatever the reason for diabetes, it can be managed and controlled with regular practice of yoga. It is advisable not to ignore diabetes as it can lead to a lot of complications if not treated.
However, in order to control diabetes asanas have to be learnt from a professional yoga teacher and practiced under guidance before you can practice them on your own. Regular practice of yoga helps to lower the blood sugar level in the body and so the disease can be slowed down and in no time you will see the reduction of symptoms. Even if you do not suffer from a diabetic condition you can practice yoga to prevent diabetes by keeping your weight in check, reducing stress and lowering blood pressure all of which are contributory factors in diabetes. Diabetes Prevention Through Yoga Dia…