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Castor Oil Plant, Seeds Medicinal Usage
Castor oil plant is known by it’s Latin name “Ricinus”. Other names are “Christ’s palm” or “Tree of the cross” or “Eranda“. It’s leaf has a shape of hand and pointing upwards. It is native to Africa and India. It is annual … [Read the rest....]

Ardha Matsyendrasana Benefits and Precautions
Ardha Matsyendrasana (Sanskrit: अर्धमत्स्येन्द्रासन), Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, Half Spinal Twist Pose or Vakrasana is an asana that usually appears as a seated spinal twist with many variations, and is one of the twelve basic asanas in many systems of Hatha Yoga. This asana…

Supta Vajrasana (Reclined Thunderbolt Pose), procedure and benefits
In Sanskrit, supta (सुप्त) means ‘reclined‘, Vajra means ‘thunderbolt‘ and asana means ‘posture’. This is mainly useful in improving the digestive system and boosting our stamina. Although there are 14 variations in this supta vajrasana, practicing one and mastering it is enough to tone your ……

Trikonasana (triangle pose) benefits
Trikonasana (triangle pose) augments the movement of the Half Spinal Twist and gives an excellent lateral stretch to the spine, toning the spinal nerves and helping the proper functioning of the digestive system. The body becomes lighter and other asanas are improved. When performing the Triangle,…

Pada Hastasana posture and benefits
In the Sanskrit language pada means ‘foot’ and hasta refers to the ‘hand’. Therefore padahasta asana means the ‘hand to foot pose’. The Hands to Feet Pose or Pada Hastasana gives many benefits – trimming the waist, restoring elasticity to the spine, and stretching … [Read…

Mudras – Healing Hand Positions
Mudras are easy to perform at anytime, although sitting in the lotus position and focusing on the healing can be an advantage. Although mudras can be used for healing certain ailments, regular practise of mudras will contribute to your overall good health and can be used…