Social studies: The Yamas of Ashtanga Yoga

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In the Yoga Sutra, Patanjali illuminates that Ashtanga (or ashthanga) means yoga that follows the 8-limb path. Learning ashtanga yoga 8-limbs make us move from the most external to the most internal, in terms of interaction with others and reaching ultimate bliss and self-realization. These limbs teach us ways to escape mental clatter, emotional ups and downs and to control the mind.

The Yamas

Yama (social discipline), niyama (individual discipline), asana (the physical practice we all think of as yoga), dhyana (meditation), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (sense control), dharana (concentration) and samadhi (self-realization), are the 8-lims of Asthanga. Patanjali in the Yoga Shastra thus says that the yamas are, “The Great vows that are universal, not limited by time, class or circumstance.”

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Why Organizations Should Invest in Corporate Wellness Yoga Programs? (Infographic)

 yoga for corporate employees

Did you know that companies lose the most money due to employee productivity? It’s as simple as it can get. When employees are healthy, they perform better and are able to give their best to whatever endeavor they undertake.

Recent research indicates that companies who offer yoga and wellness programs to their employees improve their employee performance while reducing their spend on annual health insurance premiums, and thus, improve their bottom line.

Further more, a published study in the American Journal of Health Promotion revealed that corporations realize $3-$6 in savings for every $1 invested in wellness programs.

Startling, right? But that is what gives a perfect “business” case for organizations to implement corporate wellness yoga programs for their employees.

Checkout the amazing infographic on why companies should invest in yoga for employees put together by

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Does Green Coffee Bean Extract Work

A detailed review on whether or not the Green Coffee Bean Extract works:

People turn to natural supplements because losing weight is not easy.  Some natural supplements speed up the process of weight loss.

One of the most popular supplements in the world is the amazing green coffee bean extract. It is extracted from green coffee beans and contains chlorogenic acid, which is known for weight loss.

The American television doctor, Oz also known as the most famous health ‘guru’ in the world, promoted this supplement.

I am interested in supplements on the whole but weight loss supplements leave me a little skeptical. Therefore I have written this article so as to give a detailed review of this green coffee bean extract.

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10 Studies on Low-carb and Low-fat diets – Time to retire the fad


The longest ongoing debate can be said to be the ‘carbohydrate vs fat’ debate. Main stream health organizations believe that all kinds of health problems are caused by excessive fat in the body. These organizations recommend a low-fat diet.

But since the past few years many health professionals have begun to recommend a low-carb diet (higher in fat and protein). Hence the debate.

If you’ve been running after miracle diets after reading a couple of venus factor diet reviews or other weight loss diet plans, then let me tell you to hold your ground and read this article.

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