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Yoni Yoga: A Life Changing Therapy for Women

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The Yoni is the Sanskrit word that defines the female genitals. It is both a spiritual and a sexual organ. Spiritually, it is a symbol of divine procreative energy and the root chakra for the woman. It is also the source of recreation for the human race. Yoni yoga is practiced to provide both spiritual and sexual healing through the Yoni.

What is Yoni Yoga?

Strong vaginal muscles improve the health of a woman and her sexual drive. Sometimes, yoni yoga involves the use of yoni eggs to meditate as you exercise the pelvic floor muscles (what we call Kegels). In other cases, you practice how to breathe and relax your pelvic muscles naturally without any eggs.

Yoni eggs are polished semi-precious stones curved out of the earth’s minerals in the form of eggs.

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The History

More than 2,000 years ago, the yoni eggs were believed to have originated from China and spread to India and the rest of Asia. Yoni yoga was a reserve of the concubines of the emperor and members of the Chinese royal circle.

The Chinese royal family used green Jade, which was the first yoni egg. This stone combined its metaphysical healing properties with yoni yoga. They believed that the secret to the fountain of youth lied in having a healthy and robust yoni. I think they were right. This secret has been passed down to several generations, and now the whole world has a chance to enjoy the benefits of yoni yoga.

Benefits

Yoni yoga has several advantages to the modern woman.

  • You achieve a deeper connection with your divine feminine energy by understanding and appreciating your yoni
  • Women who practice yoni yoga attain mind-blowing orgasms and sensations
  • It helps with internal balance
  • After childbirth, yoni yoga can help you in sexual recovery
  • It eases the symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome
  • Through resistance training, you experience reduced incontinence in the yoni
  • You will also notice an increase in natural lubrication because relaxation balances your estrogen levels
  • It releases emotional trauma
  • You become aware of the mind, body, and soul connection
  • Women overcome issues with infertility
  • And last but not least, it improves sexual intimacy

Indicators That Your Yoni Needs Yoga

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Yoni yoga is an excellent tool in strengthening the pelvic muscles and providing spiritual healing through the root chakra. Any woman interested in this practice can definitely enjoy the benefits of this type of yoga. However, if you have any of the following indicators, yoni yoga will be especially beneficial to you.

  • You have been a victim of sexual trauma such as rape, female genital mutilation, and molestation
  • Incontinence caused by a urinary tract infection or fistula
  • You are recovering from a sexually transmitted disease that has weakened your vaginal muscles
  • Women who have had multiple vaginal childbirth: the vaginal muscles weaken even if you have had the smoothest vaginal deliveries
  • You are on your weight loss journey and want to strengthen your pelvic muscles as part of the toning routine
  • If you are going through the early onset of menopause and PMS
  • Or maybe you are undergoing infertility treatment

As you seek medical treatment, yoni yoga can hasten your recovery.

A Typical Yoni Yoga Class

There are several ways of practicing yoni yoga. But, first, you start with a warm-up, which can include taking deep breathes or a five-minute stretch. Lay your favorite yoga mat and insert the yoni egg in a comfortable position. Contract and release your pelvic muscles as you practice the yoga poses that are specifically targeting the pelvic area.

In a typical yoni yoga class, your instructor will take you through one or more of these poses:

The Bridge Pose

As you lie on your back, fold your legs and lift your hips as you inhale gradually. Now release as you exhale slowly.

MandukasanaThe Frog Pose

This pose makes you squat and move like a frog (although you don’t hop and jump). It targets the adductor (inner thigh) and inner groin, and as you stretch, you will feel a little tension. It is also the hardest pose to achieve with your yoni pearl inside, but once you master the technique, it will be your favorite pose.

Malasana The Wide Squat Pose

With your legs apart and hands on your chest, squat as low as you can as you Contract and release the pelvic muscles as many times as possible. If you find it challenging, place a blanket or a soft block below your heels to support your hips.

The Wall Pose

While lying on your back against a wall using your hands for support, contract and release your pelvic muscles as you inhale and exhale slowly.

Other popular poses include:

  • The Triangle Pose

  • The Chair Pose

  • The Camel Pose

  • The Lizard Pose

  • The Cobra Pose

Whichever the pose, you have to contract and release the pelvic muscles as much as you can to strengthen your yoni. It is essential that you take deep breaths as you do the poses. You should also hold a pose for at least four minutes before switching to another pose.

Apart from these poses, other activities that take place in a yoni yoga class include:

  • Meditation: Reflecting upon self in thought to quiet the mind and induce relaxation.
  • Tantric Yoni Massage: This is especially good in producing multiple orgasms.

Conclusion

Most women tend to neglect the pelvic floor muscles and only pay attention to it when they need healing. Don’t fall into this category. When the yoni awakes to pleasure, there is more blood flow, energy, and awareness of the tissues in the female genitals. Ensure the yoni egg you use is clean, made of materials that are safe and free from toxic substances. Yoni yoga, when practiced daily, can be life changing for most women.


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Murcha Pranayama: Essence and Benefits of the Swooning Breath

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Murcha Pranayama is one of the eight types of pranayama. “Murcha” is commonly known as “fainting” in Sanskrit. It is believed that through this pranayama you experience “conscious unconsciousness”. The purpose of this pranayama is to expand consciousness and accumulate and preserve prana. People who are successful in completing this breathing exercise experience prolonged euphoria and semiconscious swoon. Therefore it is recommended to perform it only if you are well advanced in all other branches of pranayama.

In this article, I will share with you the benefits of the Murcha Pranayama and the techniques of its performance.

What Is Pranayama?

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Pranayama is a system of breathing exercises that can significantly increase your energy level.

Prana‘ is the Sanskrit word for breath, “life force”, or “vital principle”. ‘Ayāma‘ can be translated as “the suspension of breath” or “control”. Thus, “pranayama” can be translated as “control over vital energy”.

According to Patanjali, pranayama is the length of time between inhalation and exhalation. During this period, the time of assimilation of prana increases, the fluctuations of the mind decrease and the perception expands. But how is it possible to reduce the excitation of the brain by holding the breath? This is due to the fact that nerve impulses in some parts of the body are suspended, and the structure of brain waves is harmonized. Therefore, pranayama is one of the most important elements of Hatha yoga.

Murcha Pranayama

Murchha pranayama can only be performed by advanced practitioners who have already purified their bodies and who have good training in holding their breath. As you learn this breathing practice, the number of cycles may increase. The time to complete it may increase from five to ten minutes. However, if you feel that your head has become light, stop practicing.

The feeling of loss of consciousness during Murcha Pranayama occurs for two reasons. First, continued breath retention reduces the concentration of oxygen in the blood entering the brain, that is, causes hypoxia. Second, by squeezing large blood vessels in the neck, Jalandhara Bandha affects the pressure receptors on their walls, and in response to this, the pulse and blood pressure change.

Benefits of Murcha Pranayama

Murcha Pranayama is a very powerful breathing technique that has many benefits! Here are some of them:

  1. provides mental tranquillity and a sensation of euphoria;
  2. gives a blissful experience where the mind becomes free from negative emotions;
  3. increases mental efficiency by providing energy and removing distractions;
  4. effective in the cure of headache and muscle weakness;
  5. raises the level of prana by energizing ida, pingala, and Sushumna;
  6. helps to create a state of unconsciousness where your mind is calm, and the body is relaxed, yet you are alert (a state of ‘conscious unconsciousness’);
  7. brings steadiness and contentment by infusing joy and happiness;
  8. reduces body fats;
  9. helps to prepare the body for deep meditation.

Precautions

Murcha Pranayama is not meant to be practiced by everyone and it’s best to find a competent teacher for guidance. Murcha breathing practice requires a competent teacher’s help if you have:

  • mental disorder;
  • high blood pressure (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension);
  • heart disease;
  • epilepsy;
  • brain disorders;
  • glaucoma.

If you get wholly fainted or unconscious during your practice, discontinue it immediately!

Murcha Pranayama should not be practiced after meals, and a minimum of 3-4 hours gap should be there.

How To Perform Murcha Pranayama?

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There are two ways to perform Murcha Pranayama.

Technique 1

Sit in Padmasana or Siddhasana. Place your hands on your knees and close your eyes.

Count till 5 and at the count of 5, slowly and deeply inhale through your nose. Perform Kumbhaka with Jalandhara Bandha and Shambhavi mudra.

Hold your breath for 5 seconds or as you feel comfortable.

Keep your eyes closed. Relax the Jalandhara Bandha. Slightly lift your chin. Exhale while closely monitoring the exhalation.

Before starting the next cycle, breathe normally for a minute or two.

Concentrate on the feeling of emptiness.

Technique 2

Sit in Padmasana or Siddhasana. Place your hands on your knees and close your eyes. Make sure that the body is firmly fixed in its position.

Slowly inhale through both nostrils, raising your chin and tilting your head back, but not so far that it requires tension and effort.

Perform Kumbhaka with your arms straightened at the elbows, your shoulders raised, and your Shambhavi mudra fixed. Hold your breath a little longer than is comfortable for you.

Then close your eyes, slowly lower your head and shoulders, and exhale in a controlled manner.

Before starting the next cycle, breathe normally for a minute or two.

Concentrate on the feeling of emptiness.

Duration

Practice until you start experiencing a fainting sensation. Length of Kumbhaka (breath retention) is very important. The longer you can hold the breath, the better it is.

One inspiration and expiration makes one cycle. Repeat until you feel faint. It should be performed after asanas and before meditation.

It is very useful and provides additional benefits when practiced before going to sleep.

Concentration

It is very important to know what to concentrate on while performing Murcha pranayama. You should have a dual focus while performing this practice: physical and spiritual.

For achieving physical awareness, focus on your breath. Bring your attention to the head movement and also to the center of eyebrows.

For achieving spiritual awareness focus on the void behind the eyebrow center called ‘chidaksha‘. Direct your awareness to this void.

Conclusion

Pranayama is one of the most important yogic practices. It provides different responses in the cardiovascular and autonomic nervous system. Murcha pranayama acts as the bridge between the mind and the body. It brings balance to our breathing, calm down our mind and creates inner peace.

When the mind becomes thoughtless and still, we become more relaxed and calm. We feel the bliss that makes us feel like floating. We are floating away from the worldly affairs and start moving inside. By drawing our minds inward we achieve the ultimate pleasure.


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Quick Ayurvedic Tea Recipes for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Doshas

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Ayurvedic Tea is a drink made with special ingredients especially herbs. It’s is commonly used to detoxify and cleanse the body. In addition, the drink helps to calm the nerves, enhance energy, aid digestion, and promote emotional well-being. Today, we borrow these ancient practices and apply ayurvedic tea to our 3 dosha types. Read on.

Ayurvedic Tea for Vata Dosha

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  • 3 cups of water
  • 1tsp. Chamomile – fresh
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Ashwagandha powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dry Ginger – ground

Bring the water to boil. Switch off the heat and quickly add in all the ingredients. Cover the pot and let it sit for 10 minutes. This enables the ingredients to infuse well. Sieve in your drinking cup and enjoy. If you have a sweet tooth, feel free to add a vegan sweetener of your choice. However, note that this is not a bitter drink. Hence, you might enjoy more without sweetening.

The Benefits

The Vata dosha needs more brain magic to improve their memory and balance their moods. This recipe has chamomile as the key herb, nutmeg as the supporting herb, and ginger powder as the carrier herb. The body will, therefore, absorb the drink efficiently. Chamomile and nutmeg are nervine sedatives (they relax the nervous system) while Ashwagandha is a nervine tonic, (it strengthens the nervous system). Ginger, as a carrier herb, helps your body to digest all these herbs

This Ayurvedic Tea can be taken at any time of the day.

Ayurvedic Tea for Pitta Dosha

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  • ¼ tsp. Coriander
  • ¼ tsp. Cumin
  • ¼ tsp. Fennel
  • 2 cups of water
  • A sweetener (maple syrup, agave nectar, etc.)

Roast the seeds in a hot pan and set aside. This helps to bring out their natural oils and aroma. As a result, they infuse easily when boiled in water. Next, you bring the water to boil in a saucepan or teapot. Add the above ingredients and let it simmer until it reduces by half (approximately 10 minutes on a medium-low flame).

In your drinking cup, add a sweetener to your preferred taste. Then pour in the hot drink via a strainer. Stir well to mix and enjoy.

The Benefits

This Ayurvedic Tea recipe is an excellent laxative. It is great for digestion and relieves constipation. It is best taken just before you go to bed.   

Ayurvedic Tea for Kapha Dosha

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  • ½ fresh lemon
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1  cup of green tea
  • 2 cups clean water
  • A sweetener (maple syrup, agave nectar, etc.)

Bring the water to boil in a saucepan or teapot. Add the cinnamon and the green tea (wrapped in a muslin cloth to make the leaves more manageable). In your drinking cup, add the sweetener and squeeze in the lemon juice. Pour in the hot tea and stir well.

Enjoy!

 The Benefits

The Kapha dosha needs body stamina and balance to stay in check even when overwhelmed. This recipe has ingredients that boost the body’s immunity and help it to heal. It is also excellent for cold, sinus, cough, and allergies. Finally, it promotes blood circulation. The tea is best taken in the morning.


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Vegan Golden Milk Latte: Powerful Immune-Boosting Drink

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Manage common ailments this winter with a tasty Vegan Golden Milk Turmeric Latte! It is a 5-minute, vegan, and immune-boosting drink ideal for all ages. In addition, it is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which enhance your body’s immunity.

In this article, I’ll share with you how to prepare your hot Vegan Golden Milk Turmeric Latte using fresh ingredients such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. With this recipe, you can substitute coconut milk with cashew milk and almond milk for a unique taste each night. Let’s dive in!

What Is So Special About This Drink?

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With turmeric, you enjoy the following health benefits:

  • Turmeric is rich in antioxidant compounds, which block free radicals. In other words, the compounds stimulate your body defenses.
  • It fights off coughs and colds, especially on those cold winter nights.
  • Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that fight against arthritis.
  • It will boost your immune system even when down with a sickness.

A sprinkle of cinnamon in each drink will fight infections and repair your tissues. It also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, you experience warming, yet calming effect that helps in balancing your blood sugar.

A pinch of nutmeg helps with indigestion. It is a natural detoxifier, reduces insomnia, and improves your blood circulation.

Finally, coconut milk is excellent for your heart. It helps to lower cholesterol levels and stimulate weight loss. Hence, a sip of one cup of milk results in lots of health benefits.

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups coconut milk – You can substitute it with almond milk or cashew milk
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground turmeric
  • A pinch of black pepper – It helps your body absorb the turmeric
  • A sprinkle of freshly ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or your preferred sweetener
  • Freshly ground cinnamon
  • Nutmeg

Procedure

In a medium to a hot flame, start by adding milk to a heavy-based pot.  Then add all the remaining ingredients. Stir the mixture. Then let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Check that that all the ingredients melt together to bring out their flavors.

Pour your vegan golden milk into a mug and enjoy it. That was easy, right?

Quick Tips:

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If you love a frothy look, use an electric milk frother on the drink before pouring it into your mug.

Does the taste of turmeric put you off? Then, start with small quantities and increase the amount with time. Alternatively, you can add other ingredients like vanilla and ginger to dominate the flavors. However, think about all the health benefits of turmeric.

Now, the main ingredient in this Vegan Golden Milk latte is turmeric. Turmeric metabolizes quite fast. However, our bodies may not get the chance to absorb it well. That’s why we use black pepper in this recipe. It multiplies your blood’s ability to absorb turmeric by up to 20 times!

Secondly, note that turmeric has low solubility in water. Melting it in coconut milk, almond, or cashew milk does the trick.

Conclusion

When you have gout pain, or have kids down with a cough or cold, you need not worry. Mother Nature gives you all the tasty ingredients to fight such ailments.  The Vegan Golden Milk Turmeric Latte is worth a try. Use the quick recipe above to tap into the hidden benefits of turmeric. For best results, opt for freshly ground ingredients. Besides, its soothing and relaxing traits make it your ideal nighttime drink.


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