Category Archive: strength

Life Lessons from Running Half Marathons

  Hello Everyone. How are you doing? I am so excited, I am writing on mindandtummy after over 1 year. Honestly every time I run or have a really fantastic yoga class, I miss this space so much. But then I run too less now. The thing is that life is too fast in this […]

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Importance of Using Props for Yoga

This image shows how my teacher Bobby Clenell makes us do shoulder stands. Both the shoulders are in the same line. And the base of the shoulder is the only one responsible for carrying the whole body weight up without putting any pressure on the cervical vertebrae. Hence it is a perfect( aligned  and functional […]

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About Pre and Post Workout Meals

Pre and Post Workout Meals This question came from Snigdha Kashyap. She tries to workout regularly but is always confused about her pre and post workout meals. Why do we need pre and post workout meals anyway? Aren’t we taking the pains to workout- just to ‘burn out’ the already existing fat in our body, […]

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Losing Last few pounds of Fat – Not Frustration but Meditation is the trick

Hi Everyone, I am on bed rest from last 3 weeks. Eating, sleeping and resting yet feeling fit *touchwood*.  This may be because I am regularly doing a mental workout, called Meditation, which is more powerful than any physical workout. I am writing after 4 months today but I tried to keep the facebook page active with […]

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How to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau

How to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau?.. This question is asked from me consistently.  I can think of two reasons for this consistency with this question. 1. People who ask it are the ones who are not consistent with their efforts. 2. People who ask it are consistent with the efforts but their efforts […]

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Alignment for Side Lying Spinal Twist

Hi everyone, It is very very comfortable to lie down in a spinal twist. It feels almost like massaging your entire back. But sometimes, we want to stay in a pose because it feels very comfortable. Only to feel uncomfortable later due to the same pose. The right alignment of the body during any physical […]

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Alignment and Transition from Chaturanga Dandasana to Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Somedays back I asked my Ashtanga teacher that I have been practicing yoga from so many years now yet, I am not able to do so many asanas properly. Why is that? When will I be able to do them? In reply, she asked me only one question, “How regularly have you been practicing?”. “Umm, […]

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