Can Surya Namaskar Help GERD?

The short and quick answer is often "no". First it is important to determine what is causing GERD. If it is hiatal hernia, surya namaskar (also known as sun salutations) may not be helpful at all and may even be contraindicated. This comes under yoga therapy and expert guidance is essential as every one is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Surya Namaskara

So many readers come to this blog searching for answers on surya namaskar. There is a whole book, a small one, devoted to this series of poses. Surya namaskar, or sun salutations, is one of the most popular flows of yoga asana. There are perhaps as many variations as there are teachers. Many questions come up... Continue Reading →

Autumn Surya Namaskar

As the days get cooler, it is time to resume the practice of surya namaskar (sun salutations) which may been stopped for hot summers. It is also a good time to review the sequence and move into deeper aspects. A good number of visitors to this website come through the search on this sequence of 12... Continue Reading →

Spring Into New Beginning

  Irises by Vincent van Gogh  Source: Google Images It is that time of the year! Time to renew and refresh the body and mind and reset both. Clearing them both out creates space for the birth of positive, virtuous cycles as we discard negative ones. There are many ways to do this and readers are referred... Continue Reading →

Headstand Inversions And Glaucoma

There has been a recent spate of eye issues in our family and that presents an opportunity to discuss a serious, negative effect of certain asanas for various eye issues. A of lack of knowledge among practitioners and teachers is a matter of some concern. Contraindications of various asanas and some pranayamas should be a... Continue Reading →

Yoga Therapy For Peri And Post-Menopausal Diabetes

According to the International Journal of Yoga, January 2012 paper, Effect of yoga therapy on reaction time, biochemical parameters and wellness score of peri and post-menopausal diabetic patients: It is now recognized that diabetes mellitus (DM) is a lifestyle and psychosomatic disorder in which factors such as sedentary habits and physical, emotional and mental stress... Continue Reading →

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