Yoga & Migraines

Migraines and Other Headaches

Limit:

  • Coffee, Tea, Colas and other beverages containing caffeine.

Avoid:

  • Alcohol, especially red wine, vermouth, champagne and beer.
  • Any food shown to trigger your attacks.

Known Migraine Triggers

The triggers that can set off a migraine vary widely from one person to another. A number of the following triggers can be avoided entirely; others can at least be minimized.

  • Environmental triggers : These include glare, bright lights, loud noises, strong odors, cigarette smoke, and changes in temperature, weather, or altitude.
  • Hormonal triggers: These are experienced by women and are usually related to the menstrual cycle; they can also be caused by the use of estrogen supplements or high-estrogen oral contraceptives.
  • Activity triggers: These include irregular or no exercise, inadequate or excessive sleep, eyestrain and motion sickness.
  • Emotional triggers : These tend to be the negative ones, such as anger, resentment, depression, fatigue, anxiety and stress.
  • Dietary triggers : These may be the easiest to control. Keep a food diary, note what foods seem to prompt symptoms and then eliminate them. Eat regular meals, because hunger or a low blood sugar can trigger a headache.

How yoga can impact migraines

Yoga is more than just physical fitness. Yoga brings joy, peace, steadiness & calmness to your mind and body. And through certain poses of yoga, you can ailments anxiety, depression, and pain. People and Technologyat its best-3

Migraines are more intense than common headaches. They’re typically characterized by a throbbing pain on one side of the head. They’re often accompanied by nausea, dizziness, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Not only is yoga a holistic approach to fighting migraines as they’re happening, it’s also a proactive approach to reduce the pain.

 

 

Reiki

Healing With Reiki

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Book your appointment at Yoga4U for a one hour reiki session! Reiki will detox your mind and body and help you experience the healing of your inner self.

YIN YOGA – THE YOGA OF SURRENDER

In Yin Yoga, you let go of any tension, resistance and tightness you have in your body and melt on your yoga mat. When practicing Yin yoga, the goal is not to find a deeper BDFF059F-F0B5-4CEA-BA9A-AF61C639A76Evariation of each pose. The goal is instead to let go of control. When we do this, something beautiful happens. When we let go of control, the body softens and the depth we were striving for occurs naturally and comfortably.
Know that you created this inward silence. Accept this peaceful quietude into your heart, and know that it will only grow deeper as you grow in your practice of yoga’s quiet side — Yin yoga.
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New Class Announcement

Hello everyone,

Yoga4U is pleased to announce that we are now offering weekend Yoga classes which run Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:30 am. IMG_0253This is a great opportunity to refresh and detox during the weekend with the spirit of yoga.

Check out pricing and further details on our website @ http://www.yoga4u.blog. Looking forward to continuing the spiritual journey with you all and sharing the mutual passion for yoga!

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Stress

Stress

When we talk about stress, we are usually referring to tension/emotional distress. fullsizeoutput_332f
Medically, stress means any condition/situation which can strain on the body. The sources can be a physical illness or injury, as well as numerous psychological factors including fear, feelings of anger or frustration and even unusual happiness.

Tips for eating during stressful periods:

There is no diet can make stress disappear. But you can change your eating habits during stressful times:fullsizeoutput_3331

  • Eat breakfast. If you are running on empty, stress can be more difficult to handle.
  • Eat slowly. Eating quickly is often associated with digestive upset and this coupled with stress can make your food difficult to digest.
  • Don’t diet. Changing eating habits is stressful at the best of times.
  • Limit your intake of caffeine & alcohol. They can affect your mood and sleep patterns. Alcohol can also heighten feelings of depression.
  • Listen to your body and avoid foods that cause you discomfort for digestive upset.

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Slowly and gently move into the yoga postures below. Once you’ve settled into the full pose, focus on slow, controlled and deep breathing from your belly, inhaling to a count of five
and exhaling to a count of three. Take five to ten deep and slow breaths in each pose (on both sides when applicable) before
moving onto the next.

 

 

Thyroid Disorders

How yoga can help Thyroid?

 

Yoga helps your overall health and well-being. Yoga helps increasing energy, flexibility  and reduces stress. One of the reasons people get hypothyroidism is due to stress. However, there are a few yoga poses that can help you balance under-active/overactive thyroids.  Several studies have shown the positive effect of yoga on improving thyroid function. Keep in mind that these poses cannot cure your thyroid imbalance. However, can definitely benefit reduce the stress that can increase it, and well as increase your overall wellbeing and mindfulness.

Hyperthyroidism

“People with overactive thyroids tend to be nervous and jittery. Their metabolism speeds up, and they experience unusual hunger, weight loss, muscle weakness, and rapid heartbeat, among other symptoms.They find heat hard to bear and sweat excessively. Whether or not a loiter distorts the neck, a person with an overactive thyroid develops protuberant eyes”.

(Readers Digest: Food that Harm Foods that Heal. Montreal, Quebec. The Readers Digest Association, 2004). 

Yoga Poses for Hyperthyroidism:

  • Slow-paced Surya Namaskars
  • Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)
  • Child Pose (Shishu asana)
  • Bridge Pose (Setubandhasana)
  • Corpse Pose (Shavasana)
  • Ujjayi & Bhramari Pranayama

Hypothyroidism

“An underachieve thyroid, or hypothyroidism, slows down metabolism, causing weight gain and lethargy. Early symptoms are early overlooked: progressive fatigue, sleepiness, and muscle weakness. People with hypothyroidism, often complain of memory and concentration problems. They feel cold, even on hot days, and develop dry skin and thinning hair. Nails grow slowly, and become brittle. Because metabolism slows down, weight gain is common even though the person may be eating less than normal. Women often develop menstrual irregularities; constipation is another common problem.”

(Readers Digest: Food that Harm Foods that Heal. Montreal, Quebec. The Readers Digest Association, 2004). 

Yoga Poses for Hypothyroidism:

  • Surya Namaskar
  • Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)
  • Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) is the most recommended yoga pose.
  • Inverted Pose (Viparitakarani)
  • One-legged Forward Bend (Janu Shirasasana)
  • Fish Pose (Matsyasana)
  • Plow Pose (Halasana)
  • Kapal Bhati, Bhastrika and Ujjayi Pranayama help in reducing hypothyroidism.

Dietary Approaches

People who are dealing with Thyroid disorder should use small amounts of iodized salt. It is also very important beneficial to eat plenty of fruits such as deep yellow or orange fruits, as well as vegetables such as spinach and other dark green vegetables as they provide Vitamin A. Meat and alternatives such as fish, dairy products, eggs are also good for iodine. Stay away from caffeine.

International Yoga Day 2018

Yoga heals our mind, body and soul. It won’t be wrong to say that this healthy practice helps to maintain sanity in our day to day life. Yoga is believed to be practised for over 5000 years now and people from all walks of life, caste, creed and age have adopted it to lead a happy lifestyle. To mark its importance, International Day of Yoga is celebrated every year on 21 st June. All credit goes to Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who proposed International Day of Yoga. On December 11 th, 2014, the United Nations declared June 21 stJune as the International Day of Yoga, which is now celebrated by different nations. – By Times Entertainment Yoga_logo

Please have a look at the link below regarding Common Yoga Protocol published by Government of India.

International Yoga Day 2018

Wishing you all a very Happy International Yoga Day!

 

The Journey Begins

Namaste Yogis!

My name is Gayatri Pathak and I am a certified yoga instructor and Reiki healer.

My spiritual journey began when I was just a little girl in India. I started yoga as a young child with my father, as he was a very spiritual believer and believed in the power of yoga. Since then, yoga has been my passion and I finally decided to become a Yoga Teacher. My motive is to teach traditional and modern Yoga to the community and guide you through your own individual spiritual journey. Facetune_09-06-2018-21-49-12

Prior to becoming a yoga instructor, I had spent 20 years in the corporate world in the accounting field. I have seen what that type of work stress has on people and how they carry it around on their shoulders, only weighing them down a dark path. I am very passionate about helping other people and uplifting them by teaching them the way down a more positive path. I would like to help people in the corporate world reduce work stress by teaching Yoga at corporate offices. I would also like to help the community, seniors and also children to create a new positive lifestyle that will benefit them emotionally, mentally and physically. I would like to join a studio or also community centers as a yoga instructor to teach yoga and contribute my knowledge of Yoga.

I am a positive person and have seen and absorbed life by learning life lessons that yoga offers. I feel and have seen change in myself since my own Yoga training by practicing Yoga every day. I have learned and truly believe that Yoga is a mindful exercise where you feel each and every move of your body, where you observe each and every breath you take, and where you have a moment to be with your soul.