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Why you should practice Pranayama every day

Pranayama is a practice that dwells into giving energy to every cell of our body. It is a Sanskrit word which means ‘mastery of life force’ or quite literally, to draw out life force or the breath that sustains our body. The practice of Pranayama may seem simple, but includes …

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Know the history behind International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day, or commonly referred to as Yoga Day, is observed every year on June 21 since its inception in the year 2015. Yoga itself is a very old practice that is followed in India since time immemorial. Its origin can be traced back to Lord Shiva, who is …

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Weight Watchers eating plan: Get in shape for summer

For part one of the plan click here. We have teamed up with Weight Watchers to help you get in shape for summer. Whatever it is you want to achieve – greater confidence, improved health or happiness, techniques for de-stressing and re-energising or fun ways to get moving – Weight …

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Weight Watchers eating plan: Shape up for summer

We have teamed up with Weight Watchers to help you lighten up this summer. Whatever you want to achieve, whether it is improved confidence, health or happiness, techniques for de-stressing and re-energising or fun ways to get moving, Weight Watchers can give you all the support you need – and …

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How to jump-rope like a pro to lose the flab

Want to get into shape and lose the unwanted flab? Grab the jump rope. Skipping is being called the ultimate high-intensity exercise regimen. A full-body workout that starts with the wrists, it uses the legs, hands, shoulders and abs to leave you healthy and toned. Skipping also increases bone density …

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Happy Yoga Day: Facial Yoga, the Yogic Way of Toning Your Face Muscles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared 21st June as International Yoga Day to celebrate the importance of Yoga in our day to day living. This date was chosen because it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. …

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Sleeping beauty syndrome is for real

Sleeping Beauty and Rip Van Winkle may have been fictional characters but Beth Goodier, Shannon Magee, Connor Prince, Heather and John Flowe are not. These are patients suffering from the Sleeping Beauty Syndrome. Yes, you read that right — this is actually a rare and complex neurological disorder also called …

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Health warnings women in 20s should not ignore

Women in their 20s experience some significant changes in their body. Emotional imbalances, hormonal changes and issues ‘down there’ trouble almost every woman. But tackling them appropriately could help in coping with these new challenges. We have listed a few common health warnings that you should not overlook. Pain in …

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Why long commutes are bad for you

Long hours of commuting can not only make you tired and lethargic, but can also have an adverse effect on your work performance and health. A study conducted by University of Cambridge and Vitality Health, Mercer and Rand Europe, found commuters who commuted for less than half and hour in …

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Take care of your eyes this season

Summer season can take its toll on your eyes, if you do not take care of them properly. Eye specialists say that there are many ways the season can affect your eyes. Excessive outdoor heat can create a lot of strain for your eyes. For some, this leads to dry …