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Newsletter October, 2012

In this issue:

21-day Yoga Challenge, Oct 8-18

  • When: Monday, Oct 8- Sunday, Oct 28, 2012
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:30 AM
  • Location: Kalasrishti, 3000 Bearcat Way, Suite 112, Morrisville, NC 27560
  • Daily Routine: Asana (~55 min), Pranayama (15 min), Relaxation (10 min), Yoga philosophy, Meditation (10 min).
  • Commitment: A firm commitment to follow this schedule and attend every day
  • Fee: $150

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Surya Bhedi/Chandra Bhedi Pranayama

Alternate nostril breath

Surya Bhedi (also called Surya Bhedana) pranayama can stimulate and awaken energy both in the physical and the pranic bodies. In particular, it can activate and energize the Pingala Nadi, which is associated with the right nostril or the "sun" nadi and the sympathetic nervous system.

Chandra Bhedi (or Bhedana) is just the opposite of Surya Bhedi and activates the Ida Nadi which is associated with cooling aspect and the parasympathetic nervous system.

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Effects of Yoga on Mental and Physical Health

This is a nice review article on the current state of research highlighting the benefits of yoga.

"This report summarizes the current evidence on the effects of yoga interventions on various components of mental and physical health, by focussing on the evidence described in review articles. Collectively, these reviews suggest a number of areas where yoga may well be beneficial"

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Yoga in the News

How Breast Cancer Made Me a Yogini

" ... It wasn't until I stepped foot into my first Cancer Therapy Yoga class that something clicked. Here I was, able to reconnect with my body and focus my mind, surrounded by other beautiful breast cancer survivors. The class was fun, restorative, and gentle enough for beginners."


The mind business

"What do General Mills, Target, Google, First Direct, Apple have in common? Yes, they are all very successful corporations. What you may not know is that all these, and of course many other large corporations, have incorporated the practice of yoga among their employees, and especially among the senior management members."

Read this (long!) article about how these companies have integrated yoga into their schedule and how they are reaping far-reaching benefits as a result - increased efficiency and productivity, reduction in healthcare costs, better time management etc.


As more people meditate, more realize its benefits

"... Like exercise, meditation benefits both the mind and body. Modern scientific techniques and instruments, such as MRI, have enabled researchers to document that meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress and protects the brain against aging.

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Have a question/suggestion?

If you have a yoga-related question, please write to me and I would do my best to provide an answer in a timely manner. I would love to hear your suggestions for future newsletter articles.

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