What science says about meditation

What science says about meditation #RamYogasutra

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced by Buddhists for thousands of years. But today, in our electronic, distraction-filled world, the ancient practice seems to be having an unlikely moment of trendiness.

It’s tempting to dismiss all this as a pseudoscientific sales pitch. But we actually have scientific evidence that some of these claims are quite real.

But we actually have scientific evidence that some of these claims are quite real.

“Mindfulness meditation has been shown to cause distinct changes in brain structure and brain function,” says Yi-Yuan Tang, a Texas Tech neuroscientist who studies meditation and recently reviewed the state of the research for the journal Nature. In experiments, he and others have found that regular meditation seems to improve people’s focus and emotional control, in particular.

Source: What science says about meditation: it improves your focus and emotional control – Vox


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What is the relevance of yoga in our times?

What is the relevance of yoga in our times? #RamYogasutra

Next week, World Yoga Day will be celebrated for the first time across the world and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be leading a high-profile event in Delhi to mark the occasion. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, yoga guru and spiritual leader, tells us why a day isn’t enough and that it’s India’s responsibility to deliver quality yoga.

It is obvious the world was ready for it. Never before have 177 countries agreed upon anything so readily (the India-sponsored resolution at the UN was adopted unopposed). But it’s not just about one day. It’s a phenomenal responsibility now for India. We must deliver quality systems of yoga, not some phoney stuff that goes out and gives us a bad name. We must invest in people and infrastructure.

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Amazing Yoga Apps – UNIVERSAL BREATHING ­ PRANAYAMA (For iOS & Android)

Amazing Yoga Apps - UNIVERSAL BREATHING ­ PRANAYAMA (For ios & Android) #RamYogasutra

Pranayama was engineered to teach your body how to breathe properly. Babies naturally breathe diaphragmatically, however adults often take shallow breaths. By training your lungs to breathe at their full capacity, you could experience a whole ton of health benefits!

Practicing slow breathing for only 15 minutes a day can reduce stress and stress-related illnesses. Universal Breathing – Pranayama was created by doctors, designers and app developers to provide the perfect breathing experience. Using the app allows you to focus on your breathing technique and mindful breathing. Use the different music styles to condition your body to either wake up in the morning or relax before you go to sleep.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Falling asleep faster
  • Higher athletic endurance
  • Help managing asthma and COPD
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Relief from headaches and migraines
  • Less stress and better mood

PEOPLE LOVE IT

Saagara’s breathing apps have been used by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world since 2008. Universal Breathing – Pranayama is Saagara’s newest guided breathing app. Read some our reviews for Universal Breathing – Pranayama:

“Favorite app. Very useful for relaxation and at night to help with insomnia.”

“I’ve used this app for a year at night to help me sleep and reduce stress. I couldn’t be happier. “

FEATURES

  • Both body and dial animations available
  • 5 different sound settings
  • An extensive breathing course from beginner through advanced
  • Custom courses that allow up to 5 back-to-back breathing ratios

Install on iPad / iPhone

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Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

The Light on Yoga: The Classic Guide To Yoga By The World's Foremost Authority

Yoga is one of the many different ways to connect with the cosmos and attain a state that is blissful and peaceful. Apart from taking a person into a state of eternal bliss, Yoga also cleanses, purifies and enables one to become physically and mentally healthy. Light On Yoga: The Classic Guide To Yoga By The World’s Foremost Authority comes out as a comprehensive guide of yogic asanas that are aimed at educating beginners.

Authored by B.K.S Iyengar, the book has a foreword written by the renowned violinist Yehudi Menhuin. To further ease the readers in comprehending the content, the book has been classified into three parts and two appendices. The first part of the book is all about the introduction to yoga and its origin. The second part consists of yogic exercises like kriyas, bandhas and asanas. Each exercise is covered in detail and depicts relevant illustrations or photographs on how to practice the exercise. The second part also identifies the significance of each asana and explains the benefits, best practices, precautions and its role in curing an ailment.

The book then moves on to the third part and focuses on pranayama, the yogic way of breathing. It is then followed by two appendices which explain the order in which the exercises need to be practiced. The Light on Yoga: The Classic Guide To Yoga By The World’s Foremost Authority was published in the year 2006 and is available on paperback editions.

Key Features

  • Conveniently segregated so as to help readers practice the asanas in the right way.
  • Photographs and illustrations for readers to understand the sequence and eliminate mistakes.
  • Comprehensive inclusion of exercises on pranayama.

Buy Light on Yoga: The Classic Guide to Yoga by the World’s Foremost Authority by B.K.S. Iyengar


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