5 Reasons to Visit International Yoga Festival

Everyone, at some point of time, sees the need to find peace in life, and peace requires calmness. And there is no better way of achieving that than yoga. For all those people who love practicing yoga, the International Yoga Festival is being held at Sri Suttur Math, Mysore from the 3rd to the 7th of October, and everyone needs to be here.

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Sri Suttur Math is the elite yoga teacher training center which has its branch in Mysore, Karnataka, amidst the hills and the rivers, with fresh air, and mind boggling beauty, the 4 day long International Yoga Festival is going to be held, and here are 5 reasons why you need to be there.

  1. YOGA SESSIONS

Well the first and the most obvious reason is the Yoga Training. At the International Yoga Festival, everyone is going to be trained on the basics of yoga, by the who’s who of yoga teachers and experts. They will be teaching the crowd about basics of yoga, and everyone would be practicing the yoga together

  1. SATSANGS

For those spiritual people, there are going to be Satsangs every day. For those who don’t know the meaning of Satsang, it is a sacred gather where everyone chants different prayers and scriptures in the name of god, and peace.

  1. DANCE

Well it is a festival at the end of the day, and there is no festival with all work and no play. Entertainment is a vital factor at every festival. I mean the main thing is definitely to look forward to the yoga training from the best trainers the in world, but you do need to be entertained as well. So they have traditional folk dances prepared for the festival for the people to be able to enjoy every evening chilling with your family and friends over your dinner. Which brings me to the next thing to look forward to.

  1. FOOD

This is something that actually seals the deal for me, when there’s a buffet at a festival, which is where I get my money’s worth. At the International Yoga Festival, they have buffets on all 4 days, with an exquisite line up of all Indian dishes lined up perfectly to be able to show those foreign yogis what the food tastes like in the place that originated the noble art of yoga.

  1. GEAR

Well we all know that somewhere deep down inside, everyone loves free stuff, no matter how much they may try to hide it, everyone does. At the International Yoga Festival, everyone who signs up gets their own Yoga Kit the cost of which is included in the total cost of the trip. So you need to book your seat today if you want to grab your own.

So there you have it everyone. These were 5 major reasons you should attend the International Yoga Festival, and be a part of the yogic culture. There are many smaller reasons, which you would read in my second blog. Check it out.

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Quick Methods to Build Muscles at Home

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It is nothing wrong to say that all humans are obsessed with themselves or rather say conscious towards their body. We all desire to have a slim, perfectly toned body to enhance our look. To get it, we sweat a lot in gym, hit hard to build and develop our muscles. But not everyone can afford to join a gym or have home gym kit.

Most of us feel that it is actually impossible to have a good workout schedule without using modern equipment and machines. To some extent it is correct but not completely. Even today you can achieve a sexy, toned and powerful body at home with these given basic exercises.

  • Pushups

I know even without much knowledge about bodybuilding and muscle exercises, everyone is well aware about pushups. They are the fundamental procedure for achieving a good body shape. Often we take this exercise for granted but without any equipment and any fancy training, pushups serve as the perfect home exercise. Initially pushups could be hard to perform but regular practice would gradually decrease the stress on arms and increase strength in muscles. Just make sure you do the pushups in correct manner for better outcome.

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  • Abs crunches

‘Do in Rome as Romans do’, here this quote specifically means that do the same what is trending. Nowadays, a perfect masculine body is defined only by having 6-packs abs. If you have such a body, women would definitely crave for you. This superb exercise would slowly and steadily transform your belly in to 6 packs abs. The only thing required is determination. Simply you have to lie down the floor and stare ceiling. Then elevate your shoulder towards ceiling and bring it down while lower body should remain on floor. It would point pressure straight on your abdomen resulting in formation of abs.

  • Sit-ups

One can be little confuse while differentiating sit-ups from abs crunches. Both are more or less similarly performed with just a slight change. One has to lie down straight facing ceiling. Hands should be locked together cross-fingered and placed behind head. Slowly elevate the upper body so that it creates an imaginary V-shape with thighs. Lower your body at moment you feel the contraction. Perform the exercise in different sets according to your body resistance. Experts can perform different styles of sit-ups like by putting weighted plates, held with both arms resting on chest.

A proper diet is mandatory to have with these robust schedules of exercises. A healthy diet full of proteins, vitamins and Carbohydrates is required to provide enough energy to the body to perform exercises. However, complementary products like BSN protein would also help in rapid development of body without side effect.

The Most Unknown Facts about Menopause

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One of the most known and widespread disease found in women is Menopause. Women face various challenges during disease. Menopause can be easily understood as having no menstrual periods for 12 months or more. It causes many changes in the body as production of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone hormones in ovaries get decreased.

If I ask you how much you know about menopause? You would probably say well enough to deal with it. But there is lot more to know about the disease. This article will tell about few other less known facts which every woman should know.

  1. The most targeted age group

Women could get affected by menopause at any age but most commonly it occurs at the age of 51. The majority of women would have their last period somewhere between the ages of 45 to 55. Some women start experiencing declining ovary function earlier than other. Certain lifestyle of the women such as smoking, chemotherapy, radiation could also cause decline in ovary resulting in early menopause. Basically, early menopause occurs under the age of 40.

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  1. Hot flashes is universal

There are various symptoms of menopause. It all vary from women to women and also their age group but one of the most common symptoms which occur to almost every woman is hot flashes. A woman feels very sweaty and flush and these flashes generally occur to the upper part of the body. The severity and intensity of hot flashes also varies. Sometimes it tends to be so high that cheeks turn red. One thing to know about hot flashes is that its frequency and severity decreases with time.

  1. Perimenopause is different from menopause

Basically, Perimenopause refer to the period of time just before the actual menopause begins. Fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels and decline hormone production in ovaries can begin between the ages of 30 to 40. Body begins to transit from perimenopause to menopause, from menstruating regularly to not menstruating at all.
The most common symptoms are irregular menstrual cycle and hot flashes.

  1. Bone loss is the worst effect

The decline in the estrogen production is the main cause of bone loss. This affects the calcium in the bones, leading to almost 20 percent drop in the bone density of the women. Bone loss is not an instant effect; it becomes more visible after few years of menopause. To counter this menace, women should add more calcium in their diet. Also, some weight bearing exercises can come handy.

  1. Chances of heart diseases

We all know that diseases are interlinked. If your body is dealing with a disease for longer duration, it is possible that it makes way for other diseases as well. In menopause there is decrease in estrogen level which actually offers protection against heart attack and stroke. Blood circulation also gets affected result in higher risk of heart attack.

Though menopause is a silent disease, it could be dangerous as well. It is better to have ayurvedic  treatment, for better and positive result.

5 Best Hatha Yoga Poses to lose Weight

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Nothing in the world could be more satisfying than having a perfect body. If you are the owner of a slim toned yet healthy body then you would enjoy attraction from everyone. But, what does it take to get it; a rigid schedule of exercises or low calories diet? I would suggest you to do it in much easier way through Yoga. The postures in Yoga are capable of burning extra fat in the body and at the same time it would calm your nerves. Hitting Gym daily, might be little tough for many but yoga is suitable for all.

Let us checkout 5 best poses to lose weight

  • Surya Namaskar

The day you start your yoga journey, you would know the importance of Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation. This warm up routine is based on a sequence of gracefully linked asanas. This could be your first step towards getting a good shaped body and mind as it helps in detoxification. It aids up internal organ and stretches body resulting in improved digestion and burning calories. There are 12 steps in each cycle of Surya Namaskar which need to be performed everyday for better results.

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  • Utkatasana

The pose is also called as chair pose. Regularly performing this pose can easily tone your hips, thighs, knees and legs. The pose stretches the spines and chest which relieve stress. The pose is relatively easy to commit, compare to other poses. Just imagine that you are about to sit on a chair and form a posture. Try to hold this aasan for at least 1 minute for better results.

  • Bhujangasana

As we all know that burning belly fat is the most difficult task. It takes months in gym to actually lower the fat but this very aasan could do it instantly. The pose is also called as Cobra Pose and helps in burning belly fat very quickly. When you perform this pose, you transfer all your body weight on your navel area which massages the internal organ and help in improving digestive system. Also, it strengthens the abdomen and back muscles.

  • Setubandhanasana

To get something unusual, you have to face some challenges. This pose is somehow challenging especially for beginners but provides huge advantages to the body. It can help in building core strength in the spine, neck and back. The pose focuses on improving the blood circulation and helps you to lose extra weight around the middle of the body. By performing this aasan daily for a minute could even help in treating sinusitis.

  • Dhanurasana

This pose is also called as Bow Pose. This pose does not only help in losing weight but provides complete massage to the belly and strengthen abdomen. It stretches the body and focus on the stomach resulting in proper functioning of digestive organs and also helps in fighting constipation.

The above poses are overall solution and key to get healthy and toned body. There are numerous other poses with these which are part of every yoga classes or even in yoga teacher training courses.

What are The Causes Behind Herpes?

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This article will tell about various causes and symptoms of herpes which enable you to recognize the disease and further have proper treatment. Let us know more about Herpes

  • What is Herpes?

Herpes is a chronic disease which tends to occur regularly. This disease is caused by herpes simplex virus, also known as HSV. This disease can occur in any part but most visible on the genital or mouth. If a person gets infected by HSV and herpes occurred than there is lot of possibility of frequent recurrences. Initial occurrences of herpes are more severe but with time it gets dull.

Types of Herpes

Herpes can be categorized in to two types.

Herpes type 1 or HSV-1 is known as oral herpes. This type of herpes cause sores around the mouth and lips which scientifically called as fever blisters or cold sores.

Herpes type 2 or HSV-2 is another type of herpes known as genital herpes. In this type, the infected person may have sores around the genitals or rectum. It can also occur in different body parts.

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  • How it is transmitted?

The herpes simplex virus (HSV) is highly contagious disease. The virus gets easily transmitted from one person to other person. Coming in direct contact or close with an infected person can cause you the disease. There are various other ways through which the virus is passed such as oral sex, kissing or vaginal sex. Sometimes symptoms are so slight that people unable to identify even though they are carrying the virus.

Causes

As discussed above that herpes simplex virus (HSV) is highly contagious. It can occur only by a mere touch. Let us see the causes of HSV-1 and HSV-2.

HSV-1- This virus can be caused through general interactions such as eating from same utensils, sharing food, sharing lip balm and kissing. Children are more likely to get HSV-1 from an infected adult. This spread more rapidly when the infected person is experiencing an outbreak.

HSV-2 virus is mainly caused via having sex with a person who itself suffering from HSV-2. Unprotected sex and by sharing a common sex toy can also cause this disease.

Herpes is a disease which is genetic. If mother have genital herpes while giving birth to an infant then it is possible that virus would be passed to baby as well.

Symptoms

Anyone suffering from herpes may or even may not have visible symptoms initially but can be still infected with virus and transmitted to others.

Let us see some symptoms

  • Blistering sores
  • Pain during urination
  • Itching

Some symptoms are common as flu and could be confusing such as high fever, headache, lack of energy, tiredness, decrease in diet and swollen lymph.

At the time of recurrence, these symptoms mostly remain same but the severity gets decreased every time it occurs again.

People who are suffering from herpes have found new hope through herpes eraser. This has shown new effective ways to get rid from herpes. One could now easily get better treatment for the disease.