Yoga- A Practical Science

“Yoga is not a philosophy, it is a practical science. Philosophy gives you knowledge, yoga gives you experience. This is the beauty of yoga. That experience is a manifestation of your inner being.”

Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Founder of Bihar/Satyananda Yoga

Yoga for Pregnancy- Post Natal

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Post-Natal Yoga is equally necessary which is done after 4 – 6 weeks of delivery. When a mother delivers her baby, not only the uterus but the whole body of mother delivers. In other words, from hair, teeth to toe nails, each section of her body slightly loosens.Therefore, every new mother must take proper rest and care for atleast 4-6 weeks post-delivery. Yoga practices help here for good. The Yoga practices in this section allows:

  • The asanas help body to come in shape
  • All the organs are activated, thus improved blood circulation and functioning
  • Helps the mother to deal with the sudden change of time table
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Proper toning of the whole body, especially the reproductive area
  • helps to reduce baby-weight and maintain ideal body weight
  • Helps to gain the wisdom to take proper care of the child
  • Right mental attitude
  • Allows the mother to continue giving the Samskaras to the child, with the help of Sankalpa during Yoga Nidra and Mantra Chantings.

Yoga for Pregnancy- Pre-Natal

imagesC812THM0 imagesQ6XTL3G7 Antenatal/Pre-natal Yoga is the Yoga and the practices done by a lady after conceiving, while carrying her baby.

Pre-natal yoga is a combination of Asanas, Pranayamas, Relaxation, Yoga Nidra, Meditation techniques and different Mantra Chantings.

The frame of a woman, her emotions, and her psychic evolution is definitely higher than that of a man. In other words, we can say that a woman is more understanding, sensitive, emotional with higher consciousness. “Pregnant mother” goes through immense stress, anxiety, worry regarding their physical, mental, emotional and psychological states while carrying a baby – ‘mother being the main transporter of energy, nutrition, nourishment and growth for the baby.  It is important to know that pregnancy is a beautiful experience in a woman’s life and not a disease.

Through a number of yogic postures, relaxation, breathing techniques, and meditation, the mother can achieve and experience a stable mind which is peaceful, calm, controlled thoughts and emotions & a physical body with balanced hormones. Yoga makes sure that the practices done by the mother-to-be would help in:

  • balancing hormonal secretions (our messenger system)
  • right movements of joints
  • stress free back
  • toned lower abdomen
  • a clean digestive system
  • calm and stress-free mental state
  • clarity in thoughts and vision
  • right perception

Yoga postures are gentle ways of keeping a mother’s body active, supple and minimize the common pregnancy symptoms, like morning sickness, constipation, nausea etc.

It can help in ensuring easier labour and smooth delivery by relieving tension around the cervix and birth canal.

8 Important Benefits of Aam Panna to Know


  1. Aam ka PannaBeat the Heat :-It prevents you from heat stroke, gives you an additional edge to fight the summer heat. This is perhaps due to the fact that it prevents our body from secreting excess salt and iron during sweating.
  2. Fight De-Hydration & Heat Stroke :-Staying hydrated, especially in the summers is very important and to do that one does need to drink a lot of water. Apart from the water, aam panna is perhaps the best option you got. Very easy to make, a lot of water content and good taste.
  3. Vitamin-C :-It is rich in vitamin-C thus adding nutritional value with the other benefits, making this drink even more important. This feature also helps in boosting our immune system.
  4. Helps in Preventing Diarrhea :-The summer diarrhea is a cause of worry for many. However, this drink can help avoiding it. Keeping rehydrated, keeping salt and iron in the body, it also helps in preventing diarrhea.
  5. Indigestion and Constipation :-It helps in preventing a lot of such diseases and they are all connected with each other.
  6. Beat Anemia :-Being rich in iron, it can help you to fight against Anemia.
  7. Anti-Oxidants :-Anti-oxidants present in mangoes helps fight cancer.
  8. Improves Digestion :-Aam panna can fight the acids and keep your stomach cool, thus improving digestion.

Benefits of Aam Panna (Green Mangoes Drink)

Aam ka PannaAam panna is an Indian drink renowned for its resistant properties. It is made from green mangoes and is light green in color, and is consumed as a tasty and healthy beverage to fight against the intense Indian summer heat.

Green mango is a rich source of pectin, which gradually diminishes after the formation of the seed or after the mango ripens. Unripe mango is sour in taste because of the presence of oxalic, citric and malic acids.

Aam panna, which is prepared using raw mangoes, sugar and an assortment of spices, quenches thirst and prevents the excessive loss of sodium chloride and iron during summer due to excessive sweating. This drink is also considered beneficial in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.

It is also a good source of vitamin B1 and B2, niacin and vitamin C. In Indian culture, it is regarded as a tonic believed to increase resistance against tuberculosis, anemia, cholera and dysentery.




Raw Green Mango – 1 big Sugar – 1/4 cup(adjust according to ur preference) Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp Black Pepper – 1/2 tsp Fresh Mint Leaves – 10 Chilled Water – as required Lemon Juice – as required(optional) Ice cubes – few Salt – to taste


  1. Dry roast cumin seeds for few mins until nice aroma rises, then powder it. In a mixer add sugar,salt,mint leaves,half of jeera and pepper and grind it to a fine powder.
  2. Pressure cook raw mango with enough water (just immersing level will do) until mushy, giving it 3-4 whistles. Peel off skin, take out the pulp alone and discard the seed, Add the pulp along with the sugar mint mixture and blend it to a smooth puree with no water. Now your raw mango preserve is ready.
  3. For 2 cups (500ml) of water add about 4 tbsp of the preserve, add 1 tsp lemon juice give a quick mix. Garnish with mint leaves and add some icecubes, sprinkle leftover jeera powder and serve chilled.
  4. Refreshing raw mango drink ready in minutes.