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Are you Depressed?

Are you Depressed?

Everything you need to know about Depression A word that is quite common in the current fast-moving environment which is repeatedly heard from people from all echelons. Are you really depressed or just unknowingly state your mental state as depressed? Depression is a serious medical condition where your thoughts, feelings, and acts get affected negatively, causing sadness or loss of interest in activities followed by various emotional and physical problems that can even lead to mental instabilities. The symptoms of Depression: Feeling sad Fatigue Sleeping more or trouble in getting sleep Weight loss or weight gain Loss of interest in...

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Obesity in Children

Obesity in Children

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious health problems of the present generation which is growing rapidly in cities and townships. This situation can drive teens to diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol, that were once believed to be the health problems of adults and old aged.  Childhood obesity in UAE is also increasing and as per the statistics of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the obesity amongst the children between the ages of 5 and 17 was 14.4% in 2018. What causes obesity in Children? The intake of foods that are high in fat and sugars and...

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Yoga Teachers Training Course – 500 RYT

Yoga Teachers Training Course – 500 RYT

Yoga Teachers Training Course – 500 RYT The 500-hour Yoga Teacher’s Training course with Pratimoksha-Dubai provides an intense knowledge in Yoga Philosophy and other aspects of yoga that is in cohesion with traditional and authentic Indian yoga discipline. The 500-hours Yoga Teacher’s Training course Dubai incorporates the philosophy of yoga and practices of versatile Indian yoga acharyas from ancient periods to deliver pure yoga aspects, adding values to the life of the modern generation through the complete transformation of every student. On completion of the 500 hours Yoga Teachers Training course, you can register with Yoga Alliance, USA, as an...

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Are You Obese?

Are You Obese?

What to know about Obesity in UAE Hi dear, how are you? I think you have gained some weight Hey, even you too… Most of your casual conversation within your social circle starts with weight gain. Overweight or obesity has become a hot topic over the past few years. Obesity and its effects are commonly discussed by various health care institutions and NGOs around the globe. Is eating junk and unhealthy foods the reason for weight gain? Causes of Obesity Obesity is defined as the excessive accumulation of fat that puts an individual’s health at risk. Obesity is due to...

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Do you have PCOS?

Do you have PCOS?

How it affects your healthy menstrual cycle? Every woman from the age of puberty to menopause goes through the menstrual cycle. The imbalance of reproductive hormones alters the menstrual cycle. The polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which the ovaries fail to produce fully developed healthy egg due to the overproduction of male sex hormones, androgens, that contributes to the creation of small cysts in ovaries. Women with PCOS have high levels of androgens that delays the process of menstruation and also the formation of small cysts in ovaries. Doctors are yet to find out the exact reason for...

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What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Psoriatic Arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects people having Psoriasis, a condition with itchy and scaly red patches over the skin.  Research reveals that around 24 in Thousand peoples are suffering from Psoriatic Arthritis. The main notable symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis are Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling and can affect any part of your body. What are the types of Psoriatic Arthritis? The five types of psoriatic arthritis are Symmetrical: Symmetrical PsA affects the same joints on both sides of the human body. It is generally mild in nature. Asymmetric and few joints: Asymmetric PsA affects joints on...

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Do you know what causes PCOS?

Do you know what causes PCOS?

When Swadhisthana Chakra, the chakra that determines your appetite for food, sex and sensual pleasures gets blocked it may lead to PCOD, PCOS and all utero-ovarian and uro-genital issues. When this chakra is unbalanced you may even experience fear, depression, insecurity, emotional instability, and reproductive issues. How yoga helps in balancing Swadhisthana Chakra? BaddhaKonasana, ParivrittaTrikonasana, Kati Chakrasana are the 3 main yoga asanas that can help you in balancing Swadisthana Chakra. Indulging in your favourite hobbies and recreational activities will help you in balancing Swadhisthana Chakra.  Yoga helps in releasing stress, one of the factor that catalyses hormonal disorders in...

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Yoga and Immunity

Yoga and Immunity

What is Immunity? Immunity is protection from diseases, the ability to resist a particular infection or toxin by the action of specific antibodies or sensitized white blood cells. The immune system is incredibly complicated and utterly vital for our survival. Several different systems and cell types work in perfect synchrony (most of the time) throughout the body to fight off pathogens and clear up dead cells. We know that the immune system is different for all. When you are in the mother’s womb, antibodies are formed through the placenta and after birth through breast milk. This is called passive immunity...

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A Yogi’s Diary #4

A Yogi’s Diary #4

Pranayama – The Expansion/control of Breathing for Stress management         KRIYA        →       ASANA       →      PRANAYAMA         →    YOGI’s Diary # 5    (Yogi’s Diary # 2)     →   (Yogi’s Diary #3) ‘Tasmin sati Svāsa Prasvāsayór gati viCchédah  Prānāyāmāh’                 (PYS – 2,49) Having achieved the Āsana (A comfortable Position/Posture), the next is Prānāyāmāh where the inhalation and exhalation is regulated, slowed and eventually suspended. To understand the importance of Pranayama in our daily life, one needs to understand the term Vritti. Our emotions, desires, thoughts...

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A Yogi’s Diary #3

A Yogi’s Diary #3

‘Sthiram Sukham Āsana Prayatnanāshaitilyānantasamāpattibhyam’   Steady and comfortable should be a posture, the effort put in should be with ease and time,the focus being on the endless potentials through meditation                                                                                                       (PYS – 2, 46-47) ‘Āsanéna bhavetdritham’ Through the practice of Āsana one achieves Steadiness, both mentally and physically.  ...

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A Yogi’s Diary #2

A Yogi’s Diary #2

‘Ghathasta Yogam Yogésha Tattva Jnanasyakaranam’                                                                         —-(G S.Ch1, V-2) Ghathasta Yoga is the means towards Self Realization   In our Yogi’s Diary #1, we had talked about BODY+MIND complex as being like a Ghatta (Pot) which houses the Inner Spirit. In this diary, let us take a deeper look at the Kriyas – the precursor to Asana practice. Once, a King by the name of...

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A Yogi’s Diary #1

A Yogi’s Diary #1

‘Râja Yoga cannot be attained without the practise of Haṭha Yoga, and success in Haṭha Yoga cannot be achieved without Râja Yoga’. No matter how many times one repeats the fact that Asana’s are just one of the limbs of Yoga, we often drift back to the notion that ‘Asana = Yoga’. Now, where does Hatha Yoga stand on this – let us see. Sage Patanjali, is believed to have lived sometime between the last century BCE and 4 AD. He is said to have compiled the ‘Yoga Darshana’. This was a book on the Philosophy of Yoga comprising of...

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