Matsyasana (Fish Pose) and Health Benefits

The Matsyasana (Fish Pose), is the counterpose to the Shoulder Stand (sarvangasana) and must always be practiced after it. The asana is a backbend, where the practitioner lies on his or her back and lifts the heart (anahata) chakra by rising up on the elbows and … Read more

Halasana (Plough Pose) Benefits

The Plough or Halasana completes the movement of Shoulderstand, bringing the feet and hands down to the floor to mould the body into the shape of a primitive plough. The name comes from the Sanskrit words hala (हला) meaning “plow” and asana (आसन) meaning “posture” or … Read more

Thyroid Ayurvedic and Yoga treatment

The thyroid gland is situated in the front of the neck and produces a hormone thyroxine which plays a very important role in regulating the general metabolism of the body. When it is defective, the conditions known as myxoedema (in adults) and cretinism (in children) result. … Read more

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