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Understanding Ida, Pingla & Sushumna Nadis

In order to understand Ida and Pingla, we need to first know what ‘nadi’ means. The word ‘nadi’ literally means ‘flow’ or ‘current’ and according to ancient texts, there are 72,000 nadis in our psychic body. In current context, the

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Cure Common Cold With Jala Neti

Jala Neti is one of the six ‘shatkarma’s’ in Hatha yoga.  The purpose of the shatkarma’s is purification and balancing of the two major pranic flows – Ida and Pingla (right and left nostrils). They are also performed to balance the three

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Prevent Onset Of Alzheimer’s Disease With A Simple Exercise

After the age of 50 one may experience many types of illnesses. But the one you should be most worried about is Alzheimer’s. Not only would you not be able to look after myself, but it would cause a lot

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5 Yoga Postures For Reducing Menstrual Cramps

It’s that time of the month. I’m once again immobilized due to severe cramps and discomfort. I’m cranky and easily irritated. I’m doing my best to stay calm and not scream at everyone I meet. All I want to do

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Sound Healing – What’s all the fuss about?

I chanced upon sound healing when I recently underwent a sound therapy session organized in my office. In the 60 minute session, the facilitator used Tibetan singing or Himalayan bowls of different sizes for creating powerful and harmonic sounds that

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Choose Your Response To Stress

We all experience stress in our daily lives. The intensity may vary for each person and so does our ability to deal with it. It is believed that some level of stress is good for us and tends to work

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