Iran police arrest 30 at private yoga class

Thirty people taking part in a yoga session have been arrested during a private class in Iran, reports suggest, causing a buzz across the country’s social media. They were detained at a private residence in the northern city of Gorgan, where they were apparently taking part in a mixed class. Local justice department official Massoud Soleimani said the instructor, who was also arrested, had no licence to run the class and had advertised the event on Instagram. He also said that those taking part were wearing “inappropriate outfits” and had…

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Watch: Easy prenatal and postnatal yoga postures that can help reduce stress

Gunjan Kochhar, Kundalini and Hatha Yoga trainer A woman’s body does not just undergo physiological changes during pregnancy but also a lot of emotional and mental upheavals. Pregnancy leads to stress and anxiety, which, in turn, can affect the baby too. A study titled Systematic Review of Yoga for Pregnant Women: Current Status and Future Directions, suggests how fetal exposure to maternal stress “is a risk factor for adverse outcomes on the programming of the nervous system and brain morphology of fetuses, infants, and children.” One of the effective ways…

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Fitness for your sake, not social media

The predictions have started pouring in with regards to the trends that may rule the roost in the wellness sector this year. From swapping retinol with bakuchiol, carbs with cauliflower, and saying no to certain fitness practises just for the sake of social media posts, here are how things will seemingly get better, health-wise. Bakuchiol Retinol (vitamin A1) was one of the biggest trends last year. However, some of its side effects such as irritation, dryness and increased skin sensitivity, led to the search for safer alternatives. And towards the…

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Women power in yoga

It is heartening to see how yoga is spreading widely in the country of its birth and among people of all ages and backgrounds. This mind-body discipline from India which is both an art and science is also much respected and practised in the West. Last Thursday, we witnessed an interesting yoga programme by women at Saptaparni Cultural Centre in Hyderabad. The event was about much more than yoga. It was also about some music, storytelling, past-life therapy, the power of positive thinking, the healing power of letting-go of unhappy…

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Why All Runners Should Consider Adding Yoga to Their Routines

“Down Dog,” the teacher says. It’s the last one of class; by now my body is dripping in sweat and my muscles are particularly loose. With 10 minutes until beloved Savasana, I know which pose is coming next. “Lift your right leg to the sky and pull it through for Sleeping Pigeon. Keep your right thigh parallel to the mat, and make sure your foot stays flexed.” I glide my foot forward just as she says, anticipating what I’m about to feel. Sleeping Pigeon, a deep hip opener, is one of…

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Yoga poses you should do to get fit

Image Credit: Supplied There is no better way to begin 2019 than by doing something good for your body, like yoga. This can be as simple as practicing at home for 10 minutes each day combined with meditation. Here are some moves that will make you a stronger, happier and healthier person in the New Year: 1. Get your spine moving with Cat and Cow pose Cat Pose (top) and Cow Pose (bottom)Image Credit: Supplied Starting in table top position, with the knees below the hips and hands below the…

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra Surely Knows How To Burn Extra Calories; Watch The Full Video Here

The famous Bollywood actress and an entrepreneur, Shilpa Shetty Kundra is well known for her super-fit body. Her super fit and toned body, slim waistline and constant glow on her face is all because of the healthy eating and regular physical exercise. Apart from the several other workouts, the stunning actress always includes yoga in her fitness regime. The best part about the actress is she never follows any fad diet or resort to dieting in order to lose weight. Her Instagram account is a proof that the actress eats…

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Lenovo ThinkPad L390 and ThinkPad L390 Yoga With Upgraded Intel ‘Whiskey Lake’ CPUs Announced

Lenovo has refreshed some of its business-minded ThinkPad laptops and ThinkPad Yoga 2-in-1s with Intel’s refreshed 8th Gen ‘Whiskey Lake’ mobile processors. The models receiving the updates fall into the affordable mainstream ThinkPad L-series, aimed at price-sensitive business users who aren’t looking for the slimmest or lightest machines, but who value the reliability and security features of classic ThinkPads. Lenovo says these machines are aimed at new-age workers who need mobility and the flexibility to be creative anywhere. The new ThinkPad L390 and ThinkPad L390 Yoga both feature 13.3-inch anti-glare…

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