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Working Out During Your Period: Is It Safe?

If you let your periods be the reason to avoid workout, you must think about Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui who didn’t let the cycle hamper her participation in the 2016 Games or Kiran Gandhi who finished the 26.2 miles London Marathon during her periods, that too without a tampon or pad. She bled freely with her tights covered with blood. If they can, why can’t you?

Usually, women don’t feel like exercising during menstruation because of the cramps, heavy flow of blood and the sleepless nights that make them feel drained. During periods, each woman responds in her own way to the hormonal changes, but one should not stop doing the regular activities due to that. You should keep the workout according to the capacity of your body (which is of course different for every woman) and never let that time of the month hamper your fitness schedule.

Is it safe to work out during periods?

According to a famous celebrity fitness expert Deanne Panday, it is OK to do exercises (apart from few yoga positions and intense exercises including abs workouts) during periods. It can be uncomfortable due to the sensitivity of abdomen area, but doing mild exercises will not harm.

Most of women believe that going to gym or doing any exercise can be harmful during periods. Indian actress (who is also a fitness lover) Tena Desae, completely disagrees with this and says that she believes in working out every day including her periods. She believes that it is completely safe to do exercises because it releases endorphin in the body that helps in soothing the cramps and pains.

Moreover, Gynecologists recommend light work outs during periods because it will keep you active and you will have less cramps and flow will be controlled. This is because, when you workout and sweat, it lightens up the bloating stomach. Work out helps in releasing endorphin that can boost your mood and help you get rid of the discomfort. Working out also helps in maintaining the body temperature which drops during periods and causes fatigue all the time.

If you are still not convinced that it is safe to work out during periods, think about female mountaineers, who do not cancel their expeditions just because of periods.

When to work out during your cycle?

Well, you can continue your work out regime during periods as you do on your regular days. However, during the first seven days you can do walking, swimming and simple yoga poses to soothe the sore muscles. During the time of your periods you can skip cardio exercises, long-distance run and some yoga poses like handstand, head stand, Scorpion pose and bow pose, as it can lead to pesky period bloat, heavy bleeding or take the fluid to the wrong way. Mild stretching will also be good because it will increase the blood flow to the muscles and you will get relief from the stiffness of legs and thighs due to muscle pains.

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Best Yoga Tops For Women

Ancient yoga practice on the Ancient Indian subcontinent was originally conducted on deer skin, more luxurious rugs made out of tiger skin, or simply on kusha grass or plain hard earth without any cover. Due to the scarcity of these materials, they are now rarely used even in India.

With the rise of yoga in the West during the 20th Century, demand for a bespoke product on which to practice yoga grew. Many practitioners used towels or cotton mats on wooden floors. Rubber mats were originally used as an intermediate material to prevent the cotton mats to slip on the wooden floors. Slipping of hands and feet was avoided by squirting a mist of water on the mats on the respective places of positions.

In 1982, while teaching yoga in Germany, Angela Farmer found a roll of carpet underlay which she cut down to a towel-like size and used it during yoga classes. Returning home to London with it, the material gained attention a popularity in the local yoga scene. Angela’s father, Richard Farmer, contacted the German padding manufacturer and became the first retailer of “sticky mats”, standard white in color.

The first purpose made yoga mat was manufactured and sold by Hugger Mugger in the 1990s. In 2002 the first ‘eco-conscious’ mat was manufactured by EcoYoga and sold through Yogamatters in Britain.

With commercial promotion and rise of the yoga industry, yoga mats have now become a basic item of equipment for yogis and yoginis, and standard feature for yoga studios worldwide. For yoga studios, they increasingly fulfill the purpose of reducing risk of injury, and some health insurances require yoga practice to be executed with a non-slip mat to remain eligible for cover.

Yoga vests are quite popular as they provide the freedom and ease of use of the arms for the yoga postures as well as for breathability. For Bikram yoga for example yoga tank tops are incredibly popular as it allows easy movement plus freedom and ease in the hot and sweaty studio. Made with bamboo fabric it allows for breathability and bamboo is naturally anti bacterial so it makes sure that you stay as comfortable as possible by wicking away the moisture next to your body to the outside of the fabric where it can be dried by the air. Yoga halters are also very fashionable, yet easily cross over into leisure wear too.

A trendy halter neck leaves your shoulders free, while still provides firm cover and is easy, stylish and superbly comfortable whether for Yoga, Pilates, fitness or leisure. There is also the fantastic seamless Yoga tank with corset styling, this is ideal for Yoga and Pilates. Close fitting yet flattering these super light vest style tops are super soft and the perfect essential to go with your yoga pants. There are also the more modest yoga tops for mature women that offer soft drape and relaxed body-skimming fit and mid hip length. These Yoga tees provide excellent cover yet comfort for yoga, fitness and leisure.

There is also the all round classic Yoga Tee that offers support, comfort & cover for all positions and postures, with enough stretch woven into its organic cotton bamboo fabric to bounce right back where ever you bend. Many yoga tops comes with the built-in support bra (with removable pads) it’s easy to wear, easy to wash and is very versatile. Then there is the legendary Iyengar halter neck that provides excellent cover for the chest especially for those downward to upward dog postures, at the same time looking stylish on trend in any studio. These Yoga halters allow your upper back and shoulders enjoy total freedom to breathe, move and enjoy the natural air.

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Indian Wrestling Exercises

Sirsasana

Sirsasana (Shirsasana or Sirshasa) is a yoga asana (or posture) in which the body is completely inverted, and held upright supported by the crown of the head and the forearms. It is known as the king of yoga asanas.

Like all inserted positions, the practice of sirsasana increases the flow of blood to the brain, improving memory and other intellect functions. It rejuvenates the body and mind and regulates the flow of energy (prana) in the body.

Dands (Hindu press ups)

Hindi press ups are a form of exercise prevalent in Indian physical culture and Indian martial arts, particularly Pehlwani. Hindu squats are called Uthak-bethak and the exercise regimen in Indian wrestling often consist of doing the Indian jack knifing push-ups, Indian club swinging and Hindu squats. [3] The Hindu jacknifing push ups are part of the core exercises for building up of strength, stamina, and flexibility of joints. [4] The dand was also a part of the exercise regimen of Bruce Lee. [5]

The simple set of exercises of dand-baithak (press up and squats) practiced in the villages of India has a beneficial effect on the spine. It takes off the strain from the spell and makes it fit to fight the other strains on the spine caused by the adoption of an erect posture.

Hindu Squats

The hindu squat or Uthak-bethak (Hindi: Standing and sitting) is an Indian calisthenic bodyweight exercise used by Indian wrestlers and other athletes to build leg endurance and strength.

Unlike a normal squat, the boots are elevated, shifting the knees far forward. This places more stress than usual upon the knee ligaments, which some trainers feel may be harmful to them especially with the explosive nature of the exercise. Others believe that squats done this way actually strengthen the knee joint. Due to the elevated heaters, the calf muscles are much more heavily recruited. Heavy weight should not be added in this exercise due to the lack of stability and non-linear path of motion for most weights, as well as the fact that it further exacerbates the knee stresses. To compensate for this lack of resistance, Hindu squats are normally done in very high repetitions. Some experts recommend one-legged Hindus as a more advanced version of the exercise (Ross Enamait), although other advocates of Hindu squats will only perform flat-footed squats.

Salute to the Sun

Surya Namaskara (IAST: Sryrya namaskāra) (lit. "salute to the sun"), is a common sequence of Hatha yoga asanas. Its origins lie in a worship of Surya, the Hindu solar deity. This sequence of movements and poses can be practiced on varying levels of awareness, ranging from that of physical exercise in various styles, to a complete sadhana which incorporates asana, pranayama, mantra and chakra meditation.

The physical base of the practice links together twelve asanas in a dynamically performed series. These asanas are ordered so that they alternately stretch the spine backwards and forwards. When performed in the usual way, each asana is moved into alternate inhalation and exhalation (except for the sixth asana where the breath is held in external suspension). A full round of Surya namaskara is considered to be two sets of the twelve poses with a change in the second set to moving the opposition leg first through the series.

Proponents of the use of Surya namaskara as part of the modern yoga tradition prefer to perform it at sunrise, which the orthodox consider to be the most 'spiritually favurable' time of the day.

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9 Natural Tips to Win the Battle With Anxiety and Restore Emotional Health (From a Holistic Nurse) – The Purple Society

1. Probiotics. Probiotics. Probiotics. If you aren’t taking one. Start! Gut bacteria has a powerful influence on anxiety and emotional health. More than 80% of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gut. The important thing to remember is to only purchase a high quality probiotic, preferably from a medical provider. Not all probiotics are created equally.

2. Meditation. I know, it’s trendy, all over social media, and you’ve heard it a million times. “But it’s boring! And I barely have time to pee, how do I fit in meditating?” Until you start meditating every day, you can’t comprehend the powerful physical and emotional effects it produces. Consistency is key when it comes to meditation. Meditate every day for 10 minutes. After one month (probably less) you’ll feel a significant difference, you’ll experience decreasing episodes of anxiety. And after one month (probably less), it no longer seems boring and actually becomes an essential respite.

3. Acupuncture. Medical research clearly demonstrates that acupuncture has a dramatic impact on emotional health. It can be a godsend for people with severe anxiety. If you are suffering, try it. The effects are amazing and it certainly can’t hurt. If you have anxiety about needles (like me!), find a therapist you are comfortable with, and have someone go with you to hold your hand (I made my mom come, not even kidding).

4. EFT. The emotional freedom technique was developed by a modern psychologist and functions under the same principles as Chinese Acupressure. It’s easy to learn, you can do it anywhere and best of all its free! My 8-year old uses this technique frequently.

5. Essential Oils. Lavender, Chamomile are my go to soothers but there are quite a few different essential oils that have an anti-anxiety effect.

6. Exercise. Especially Yoga. Yoga grounds, centers, and calms both the mind and body. But any exercise is extremely beneficial. Before my injury, I was an avid runner. Running had a profound effect on my emotional health. Research has repeatedly linked increased exercise to decreased anxiety.

7. Chanting. OK, I don’t mean to go all new-age, hippie on you. But there is some science supporting the benefits of chanting. The act of chanting, causes your tongue to stimulate meridian points on the roof of your mouth which has a physical effect. Meridian points are the energy channels accessed during acupuncture/acupressure. My personal experience with Kundalini Yoga illustrated that chanting does calm the mind.

8. Nutrition. Ditch the sugar and processed flours. It shoots your blood sugar up and then you crash. This roller coaster wreaks havoc on your hormones, falsely calming you and then shooting up your anxiety. Artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives do even worse damage. Studies have shown a direct connection to ADHD, ADD, hyperactivity, and anxiety. (Not to mention consuming sugar, processed flours, artificial colors & flavors increase your risk for many diseases.) Stay away from processed foods. Switch to whole grains. Sweeten with honey, agave or turbinado sugar.

9. Caffeine. Quit drinking coffee. For many people this is the most difficult option on the list. Caffeine is truly an addiction. You may not want to admit it but deep down you probably already know the connection caffeine has to your anxiety. Once you stop drinking coffee, you’ll wonder why you ever drank it at all. Switch to green tea. It will give you a delicate boost of caffeine and loads of antioxidants as well.

Anxiety impacts every area of life. Please speak with your medical provider, even if you choose to address your anxiety naturally before trying pharmaceuticals, you should do it with guidance. I hope you find solace and emotional health.

by Jessie Gill

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The Best of Both Worlds – Yoga Plus PNF

Posted on 23 July 2017.

When you ask people about the practice of yoga in the West, flexibility is one of the first things that comes to mind. Even common objections to why someone can’t start a new yoga practice involves flexibility-based comments like, “I’m too tight.”

Yoga for sure can increase flexibility, but in what ways?

Two of the most important benefits of flexibility are muscle relaxation and the ability to release stress. It may also help with performance in athletic activities and the reduction of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which occurs 12-48 hours after intense physical activity.

There are multiple ways to achieve the benefits of increased flexibility including, static stretching, dynamic stretching and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). All types of flexibility training can be applied in yoga.

Static stretching involves a low force, sustained stretch for 15-30 seconds. It uses little or no movement at a low velocity and with maximal control. Classical Hatha yoga is characterized by sustained static stretches held in this manner for three to five breaths. Many researches view the static stretch as the preferred method for flexibility for most people because of the low force, ease and safety.

Unlike static stretching, dynamic stretching involves some movement. These are often sport specific and used for athletic performance. They mimic or provide movement rehearsal for the actual movement by taking the body through the range of motion at a slower pace. For example, a hurdler might run with a slow, long stride to emphasize hip opening in preparation for running actual hurdles. Some forms of yoga like Vinyasa and power yoga can involve dynamic flexibility. Many yoga classes begin with sun salutations as a way to dynamically warm the body and neuromuscular system.

PNF stretching involves alternating contractions and relaxation o f a muscle group and its opposing muscle group. It was discovered in the late 1940s and is used extensively in the rehab setting and by massage therapists. The underlying theory is that when the opposing muscle group relaxes it provides less resistance to the muscle group being stretched. Or when the muscle being stretched contracts, it ultimately moves to a state of relaxation.

The takeaway with PNF is that we commonly think of flexibility as the muscles, the connective tissue and the joint structures. What is equally important is training the nervous system to relax. We have special sensors or proprioceptors that note changes in muscle length and even protect the body from stretching too far. This action is called the stretch reflex and is initiated by the muscle spindle receptors. This can be felt during a stretch or yoga pose when you experience the sense of tightness or moderate pain at the maximal edge of a stretch. PNF helps the body reduce the stretch reflex mechanism. Studies show the PNF stretching is able to dramatically increase flexibility in a single session over static stretching (Moore and Hutton, 1980; Prentice, 1983; Sady et al, 1982).

One method of PNF stretching is the hold-relax technique. This involves doing a stretch for a muscle for 10 seconds, actively contracting the muscle isometrically for six seconds, then ending with a passive stretch for 30 seconds where the muscle will relax due to the inhibition of the muscle from the previously contracted state.

This hold-relax technique can be used to move closer to a maximum edge in any yoga pose. For example, in seated forward bend begin with a passive stretch for several breaths. The press the heels into the floor as if you were going to bend the knee and draw the foot back toward the body to contract the hamstrings. Also lift the chest to contract the back as if you were moving back to a seated or upright staff pose. Hold the tension in the hamstrings and back for six seconds. Release the tension and sink into the stretch further continuing to breathe for 3-5 breaths.

Try this technique the next time you are doing yoga for increased flexibility.

I teach PNF in my yoga classes in Kansas City, Missouri as well as to my instructors in our 200 hour yoga teacher training course that examines flexibility in great detail.

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For more information, visit our yoga teacher training programs at http://www.kcfitnesslink.com/yoga_teacher_training.html. KCFitnessLink is a registered school with the Yoga Alliance offering instructor programs in yoga, yoga therapy, Thai massage therapy, meditation and holistic health.

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How Yoga Improves Morale in The Workplace

Posted on 07 July 2017.

The workday can be very stressful. From working long hours to having to deal with personal issues, a lot of stress can be accumulated even by the time you are at work for just a few hours.

From the company’s perspective, having employees whom are stressed and unhappy are not going to be as productive at work. When the employees are not productive at work the company does not get what needs to be done, and will ultimately not make as much profit as possible. From the employees perspective being stressed will cause a strain on your mental health throughout the entire day. Your boss will be able to recognize that you are not in a good mood; which could lead to an issue between you and your boss.

One of the ways to combat stress in your life is through yoga. Yoga is an excellent way to relax, regain composure, and to alleviate the pain from any previous experiences in your day. The great part about yoga is that there are many different levels from beginner to advanced. The beginner yoga is the focus for improving morale and reducing stress during the workday. A basic yoga session does not have to take long at all. In just 20-30 minutes you can perform all the yoga poses, stretches, and meditation necessary to be more relaxed and stress free for the rest of your workday.

The start of a basic yoga session would begin with some stretching and breathing. You would sit on your yoga mat, feet straight out in front of you and reach slowly for your toes. Breathing is the key component in this. Even if you are in-flexible, you want to breathe into the stretch. Inhale very slowly counting one, two, three, four, and exhale slowly counting one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. You want to perform this stretch and breathing for about 45 seconds. Your breath is what relaxes you, it keeps you calm and makes sure you are going at a slow relaxed pace. You want to focus on that breath pattern during every exercise.

The next part of the yoga session is basic poses. An excellent opener is the child’s pose. In this pose you want to sit on your knees on the mat, then extend your arms out in front of you as far as they will go. Put your palms flat on the ground, make sure that your knees remain on the mat and your back is straight. This pose stretches out the back, a place where a lot of stress and anxiety is stored. This pose should be done for about 2-3 minutes. Another excellent beginning yoga pose is the downward, and upward dog poses. These two poses stretch out your hips and lower back. These should be done for about one minute each all while breathing in and out slowly.

The finishing pose of a typical yoga session is the corpse pose. The corpse pose is performed by laying flat on your back, hands on each side of you laying flat. This pose is to totally relax the body and mind of everything. You want to clear your mind of any stresses or anxiety you may have previously had. The goal is to think about nothing at all. This pose is very unique because not many people think about nothing at all in their day. This should be done for 5-7 minutes, or longer if desired.

Taking a break from the workday is crucial. I recommend after lunch as a good time to do a 20 minute yoga session. The yoga will relax you and make you less stressed and feel better about yourself and the day. Encourage management at your job to get involved also. The management will want higher morale and better productivity. It is a win-win situation for both sides.

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Autofellatio: Tips for Self-Administered Oral Sex

Posted on 06 July 2017.

Oral sex is one of a man’s favorite pastimes, and the idea of autofellatio – that is, being able to administer oral sex to oneself – is appealing to most men (even if they may be loath to acknowledge it). There are likely very few men who have not made at least one half-hearted attempt to see if their mouths could reach their penises, but the difficulty discourages most who try it. (And those who have not practiced good penis care may find the up-close look at the organ that this provides to be a wake-up call to take better care of their junk.) For those who wish to make further attempts, there are a number of tips that may increase the chances of success.

Prepare properly in advance.

Bending the body such that one’s own mouth can envelop one’s own penis means putting the body in a position to which it is most likely quite unaccustomed. Just as one doesn’t roll out of bed and immediately run for a mile, one needs to properly prepare to engage in autofellatio.

Ideally, a man needs to spend at least a few days “limbering up” before an attempt. Engaging in any number of stretching exercises that involve bending the back can help. For example, a man may sit with the soles of his feet touching and his knees spread out, clutch his feet with his hands and gently bend his head and back as close to the feet as possible, then return to his starting position. Do remember that the idea is to move gently. If possible, take a few yoga classes as one way to help limber up.

Prepare properly that day.

When trying to suck oneself, the bending is naturally going to put a lot of pressure on the stomach; therefore, it’s a good idea not to eat or drink for a couple of hours before starting on the task. A man should also try to rid the bowels and bladder of content before beginning.

When fifteen or twenty minutes away from beginning, a man should take a hot bath in order to relax the muscles. He may also want to engage (carefully) in a few simple stretches while lying in the tub.

Take it lying down.

Most men are more likely to achieve autofellatio success in a prone position rather than standing or sitting. A man should lie with his head on a pillow (or several pillows, depending on his comfort level), then flip his legs behind his head, with his toes landing behind his head. (As always, he should move carefully at all times and stop if there is pain involved.) Some men may find it easier to do this by first moving their legs and hips up a wall, giving them more support, before flipping them forward. A man may then scoot forward so that the wall provides some back support. With the hands on the buttocks, gently move the penis closer to the mouth.

Persistence is key.

Very few men are limber enough to successfully perform oral sex on themselves the first time out. Being persistent is necessary; if the first attempt is a failure, the tenth may not be.

As mentioned above, autofellatio gives a man a whole new perspective on his equipment; using a top-drawer penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) makes the tool look more inviting, both for the autofellator and to any partner he may have. Dry, flaky organ skin can discourage anyone from putting an organ in their mouth, so a cream with a high-end emollient like Shea butter is needed to keep the skin smooth and healthy. In addition, vitamin C in a cream will help with collagen production and penile tissue firmness, which makes the member more palatable.

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Cultural Experience of India

Posted on 05 July 2017.

India, the land of Gods and natural beauty offers multiple cultural experiences for tourists planning to visit here. The vibration of bliss can be felt in the socio-economic life of common people, where majority of them lives in villages. Religious shrines, holy rivers, ancient texts, heritage buildings, forts and palaces, markets, fairs and festivals leaves an unforgettable impression on the minds of travelers seeking cultural legacy of the nation.

Here, the children are taught to rely upon their own spiritual cultural practices and resist the temptation of materialistic world. The great epics of Sanskrit literature Ramayana and Mahabharat depicts ancient culture of India. Most of modern traditions and customs have its roots in ancient scriptures. The folding of hands (Namaste) has turned to be internationally-famed practice to welcome others. Rich cultural heritage of India has always been a hot topic of discussion among historians, academicians and writers all over the world.

The cordial relations among different communities and people of different religions make this country the perfect place to live and flourish. The myriad culture and traditions attract exotic tourists to this nation like a magnet attracts nails. It is a nation of sand, sea, rivers, lakes and snow-capped mountains which offers tourism of various tastes like culture tourism, village tourism, adventure tourism, wildlife tourism and heritage tourism.

Yoga Experience: Yoga is integral part of Indian culture from past many centuries. Yoga is an art of living which originated in higher mountains near Ganga river. The whole world has acknowledged the importance of yoga to make the world happier and healthier with bond of universal brotherhood.

Religious Festivals: India is a nation of God-fearing people and people here are religious from the core of their heart. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, all festivals devoted to various Gods/Goddess are celebrated with spirit and flavour.

Kumbh fair that comes once in a 12 year is the largest congregation of religious people near holy Ganga. The arrival of foreign tourists in this gala fair in search of mystery and tranquility is a growing trend in cultural tourism of India.

Indian culture is a phenomenon spreading rapidly across the country. Here, feeding a beggar or stray dogs is considered to be pious activity, and they never feel neglected and unloved. Here, the guest is treated as next to God. You don’t need any prior appointment to visit any home.

In the past 1500 years, much foreign power invaded India and explored the land for wealth and went back with plenty of it. But the indigenous culture remained impervious facing all oddities and onslaught.

Democracy in Cultural Land: Culture and tradition make up the bright, fertile land on which democracy flowers. Indian culture educates the world, and continues to do for centuries to come. India is a home not just for Hindus, Muslim and Christians only, but for everyone who is part of it. To be a part of this nation, even by a small measure, is truly amazing.

Even in this new millennium age, the yogi and hermits are occupying the top positions in various fields and are still torch-bearer to the nation. ‘Unity in Diversity’ is the biggest asset of this nation, surrounded by Himalayan Mountains in the north and three seas in south.

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Anusara Vs Iyengar Yoga – Are They the Same?

Posted on 04 July 2017.

Yoga has branched out into many categories based on the different philosophies behind them. Some are rapid paced and better suited for individuals looking for a fast track program, while other are slow paced and suit the needs of people doing yoga for meditational purposes only. Most are a combination of both, creating a well balanced mind and body workout for the overall well being.

Here we will compare the similarities and differences between two popular forms of yoga; Anusara and Iyengar. They both have a lot of similarities, as the founder of Anusara; John Friend was initially a pupil of the founder of Iyengar, B.K.S. Iyengar. John studied under Guru Iyengar for a number of years and was a certified Iyengar instructor in USA before introducing Anusara. After practicing Iyengar for a number of years, John Friend realized that his philosophies were not completely consistent with B.K.S. Iyengar’s. So he developed the Anusara with the basic structure of both being similar to each other in terms of focusing mainly on proper alignment.

Even though Iyengar is alignment oriented, it endorses strength building whereas Anusara is more fluid and promotes heart opening poses. Anusara also differs from Iyengar because of its use of Tantric teachings. These reflect the Hindu or Buddhist religious ideas to improve the mind and body in a positive way. Another difference is that Iyengar leads the yogi through a series of poses that are held for a longer duration, whereas Anusara follows a flow of postures with smooth transition between each change. This creates a very fluid yoga session and relaxes the mind to focus on the heart.

The Iyengar practice and Anusara follow the same foundation about alignment, but because of the different philosophical views, Anusara is more detail oriented towards the subtle body and the energetic body which are called energy spirals and Iyengar is more inclined towards the technical orientation.

The word Anusara means to move with the flow of grace, so it leans towards opening each and every part of the soul and viewing it as something sacred or as a supreme consciousness. Unlike the Iyengar, Anusara does not divide the body into two different systems; the spirit and body; instead the body is disciplined to penetrate the spirit and view the whole as something beautiful, worthy and divine.

So if someone has attended both Iyengar and Anusara classes, they can easily point out the similarities as well as the differences. People who are more laid back prefer to follow the Anusara path whereas people who are more rigid in their lives tend to pursue the Iyengar method of alignment as it provides a certain set of rules for them. It is all entirely up to the student to choose between the two, and some end up following both alternately.

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Planetary Aspects That Favour A Businessman – Career Horoscope And Astrology Predictions

Posted on 23 June 2017.

A lot of people wish to become an entrepreneur but only those with appropriate planetary combinations in their birth-chart grow to be a thriving businessman. Let us recognize those planetary combinations which cause the individual to turn into an eminent and prosperous businessman.

Planetary Combinations in the Birth-chart

1. In the birth-chart the conjunction between the lords of the Trine house or Kendra or their aspect relationship gives rise to the Raj Yoga, which provides favorable results to the individual. Likewise, when the lord of the Trine or Kendra develops a relationship with the eleventh house or the second house, the potential to make money will be great. A powerful fortune and wealth are the crucial resources of a businessman. Raj Yoga builds the fortune and Dhan Yoga multiplies his earnings.

2. When Mercury, Venus and Jupiter are in conjunction in the Kendra, the Yoga to make money is created in the birth-chart. Additionally, if Sun is situated in the eleventh house the individual will get high potential to earn money.

3. To be a flourishing businessman, the presence of favorable Panch Mahapurush Yoga and Rajyoga is obligatory in the birth-chart together with Dhan Yoga.

4. Mars should be the Ascendant lord in the birth-chart of Aries Ascendant and it should be exalted in the tenth house forming Kuldeepak Yoga and Ruchak Yoga, and Mercury should also be situated with Mars. Or Jupiter should aspect the ninth lord from the second house. Or Sun should be the fifth lord, Moon the fourth lord and Venus the seventh lord in conjunction in the eleventh house.

Rahu should be exalted in the Ascendant. Additionally, Saturn as the lord of the tenth house or eleventh house should be placed in the ninth house. Consequently, these Yogas will influence a person to be clever, ambitious and influential with strong determination and he will become a booming businessman and will develop his business more.

5. If the second lord and the fourth lord are situated in the Ascendant Saturn as a Yogakaarak planet in the eleventh house in the birth-chart of Taurus Ascendant, and Mars and Venus are in conjunction in the second house, Jupiter in the tenth house and Rahu in the seventh house then the individual will enlarge his business and achieve popularity, fame, money and wealth.

6. In the birth-chart of Cancer Ascendant, Jupiter and Venus are to be positioned in the Ascendant, Sun in the eleventh house, Mars which is the Yogakaarak of the tenth lord is to be sited in the third house, Moon which is the Ascendant lord is to be situated in the second house and Saturn as the seventh lord is to be found in the ninth house, Mercury should be in its own sign and located in the house of expenditure. Thus these yogas will provide wealth, fame, and make the individual brave and a triumphant businessman.

7. If Saturn is in its own sign and shares an aspect relationship with the tenth or eleventh house/lord and Rahu also affects the eleventh house and the Ascendant or the Ascendant lord is in relationship with the tenth house/lord or ninth lord or it influences the Ascendant house and together with this Mercury develops any kind of relationship with the eleventh lord or the second lord then the individual will become a winning businessman.

8. If Mercury is the Ascendant lord and exalted in the fourth house with the eleventh lord and the second lord is in the tenth house, and among the ninth lord, third, fifth or tenth lord any two are in conjunction in the eleventh house the individual will be very well-off and a victorious businessman.

9. If Mercury is exalted and placed in the second house with the Ascendant lord in the birth-chart and if the ninth lord is in conjunction with the third lord or the tenth lord is in the third house and influences the twelfth or tenth house and Rahu influences the eleventh house or the second house then the individual becomes a booming businessman.

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