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That’s how we ‘Plank’ – Santolanasana


Plank is a foundational pose. It teaches you to hold yourself together – like a sturdy wooden plank- giving you the power for complex asanas and the grace to glide with ease through transitions between asanas. Plank or Santolanasana helps in building abdominal strength. If you are a beginner, it is common to see yourself shaking in this practice 😉…

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Lemongrass Tea


Lemongrass has an earthy-lemony flavour. It is a tall, stick-like grass that is grown in regions where there is plenty of sun. It is commonly used for making teas, oils, aromatherapy and other medicinal purposes. The aroma lemongrass produces when the tea is being brewed is so garden-fresh and invigorating. Lemongrass has been used in India and other Asian countries…

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Ashtanga Namaskara


  ‘Ashtanga Namskara’ is also known as ‘eight-limbed salutation pose’ or in more simple terms, ‘kness – chest- chin’ pose. It is a part of Surya Namaskara and is the 6th pose in the cycle. ‘Ashta’, means ‘eight’. ‘Anga’, means ‘part’ or ‘limb’. ‘Namaskara’, means ‘salutation’. It is called “ashtanga’ because, in this pose, the body touches the ground in…

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Veerabhadrasana II – Warrior II


Whenever I practice Veerabhadrasana II, it’s not more than 30 seconds that my thighs start to tremor. Tremors are good, it is just weakness leaving your body. Such is the effect of this asana, strong and powerful. It is really a matter of will power as to how long you can hold this pose. Veerabhadrasana series is a staple in…

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Benefits of Ghee


Ghee holds a special place in Ayurveda and in the Indian household. Pure, homemade, cow ghee is very nutritious and has numerous benefits. It is a staple in every house in India and there is hardly any meal which goes without the use/consumption of ghee. Importance of Ghee in Ayurveda Ghee is used in many Ayurvedic medicines and herbal concoctions.…

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Adho Mukha Shvanasana


Adho Mukha Shvanasana – Downward-Facing Dog Adho Mukha Shvanasana posture replicates a dog bending forward, hence the name downward facing dog pose. It is a standing pose and mild inversion that builds strength while stretching the whole body.  This asana can be practiced by beginners and advanced students alike and with all its benefits, one should include it as a…

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Ujjayi Pranayama


Pranayama is the 4th limb of Yoga. Breath is the link which connects the mind with the body. Ujjayi pranayama is a technique which calms the mind and warms the body. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Ujjayi’, which means ‘to conquer’ or ‘to be victorious’. Hence, it is also called as ‘Victorious Breath’. Ujjayi Pranayama produces a particular…

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How to make Ghee at home – it’s easier than you think!


Ghee is traditionally used in Indian cuisine, however, versions of it are used throughout the world. It is very similar to clarified butter and prepared almost in the same way just cooked a bit longer until the milk solids are browned. Ghee has a distinctive, fragrant, nutty flavor with a hint of sweetness that smells amazing, especially while cooking. Ghee is not…

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Shashankasana

Shashankasana – Unwind and Let go


Shashankasana is also know as Balasana or child’s pose. This is because the pose resembles the position of an infant. It is a very simple pose to begin with physically, yet it requires patience and the ability to surrender to a state of not doing anything. Shashankasana is a relaxing, forward bending posture. Personally, this pose works as that good…

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Lavender Tea


Lavender is my absolute favourite herb. Not only is it beautiful, it is also beneficial in many ways. It is a fragrant, aromatic, relaxing herb and is used in a variety of products – teas, lotions, creams, soaps, sprays, perfumes, aroma pouches, baking and many more. Being an avid lavender lover, I can safely say that I own and have…

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