Saturday, October 24, 2015

menopausal women have a very powerful bullshit radar

I have recently come across this article and am happy to share it with you.

Social media have encouraged narcissism to reach mass pathological levels and, the article suggests, are driving the definition of “yoga” more and more towards fancy postures. What i'd call 'yoga porn'.

Teachers playing to the social media audience and posting themselves in the most difficult “asana” in exotic locations, wearing skimpy top-of-the-brand yoga gear often make yoga students feel inadequate and oh so far away from ever attaining the picture perfect pose.

Flaunting contributes to the thinking that advanced poses equal advanced practice, which is clearly not the case. If anything is shows that the selfie addict hasn't learned to keep her/his ego in check. Focusing on asana, one limb of yoga, to the detriment of the other 7, can hardly be considered an advanced yoga practice.

What do you think? What is your idea of a good yoga teacher?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

How to manage hot flashes


chandra bhedi pranayama

  • Sit on your favourite seating position Asana in a well ventilated room free from any distractions. Keep the waist, back, neck and spine erect. 
  • Keep the breathing exercise easy, do not tax your body. 
  • Close the right nostril with the thumb of your right hand. 
  • Inhale slowly through the left nostril and fill up your lungs to maximum capacity. Hold your breath for a few seconds, just as long as it is comfortable to do so.
  • Exhale slowly through the right nostril.
  • Keep the ratio of time taken for inhalation, retention of breath and exhalation as (1:4:2). 
  • Beginners should not hold the breath, but should keep the ratio of inhalation-exhalation as (1:2).
  • Then repeat by closing the left  nostril. It should be pressed with the ring finger of your right hand. Keep the other hand on your knee.

  • If we call this one set. Repeat five sets and gradually increase to ten sets.


  • Reduces body heat.
  • Encourages relaxation and sleep.