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Pranayama

How to boost your immunity?

8 Pranayama Techniques by Maitri Foundation – a center for Alternative Medicine and Eye Care

Yes Corona is not killing us physically but is killing us mentally too! People are
panicking – not getting oxygen, no beds to admit, media reports showing full of death everywhere. Even after death, body burning requires lots of money, and lockdown is causing no earning source! Energy and mental harassment everywhere! There is a queue everywhere! Where to go? What to do? Many are totally confused…

Fear not! Solution is in our own hands! We teach you – Art of Vital Force Pranayama to- Boost your Immunity and lead a Stress-free life.

Pranayama

Pranayama refers to breathing exercises which clears the physical and emotional obstacles in our body to free the breath and so the flow of prana – life energy. Regular and sustained practice of Pranayama can supercharge your whole body! “Pranayama is control of Breath”. “Prana” is Breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and “ayama” means control. So Pranayama is “Control of Breath”. One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with pranayama and achieve healthy body and mind. Patanjali in his text of Yoga Sutras mentioned pranayama as means of attaining higher states of awareness, he mentions the holding of breath as important practice of reaching Samadhi. Hatha Yoga also talks about 8 types of pranayama which will make the body and mind healthy.

Types of Pranayama

Five types of prana are responsible for various pranic activities in the body, they are
Prana, Apana, Vyan, Udana & Samana. Out of these Prana and Apana are most
important. Prana is upward flowing and Apana is downward flowing. Practice of
Pranayama achieves the balance in the activities of these pranas, which results in
healthy body and mind.
The Indian tradition of Hatha Yoga makes use of various pranayama techniques. The
15th century Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a key text of this tradition and includes various
forms of pranayama such as Kumbhaka breath retention and various body locks
( Bandha ).

Other forms of pranayama breathing include: Ujjayi breath (“Victorious Breath”), Bhastrika (“Bellows Breath”), Kapalabhati (“Skull-shining Breath”, a Shatkarma purification), Surya Bhedana (“Sun-piercing Breath”), and the soothing Bhramari (buzzing like a bee)

In Sanskrit, Alternate Nostril Breathing is called Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, which
translates to “subtle energy clearing breathing technique”, and it has many benefits.
Alternate Nostril Breathing helps calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and bring a feeling of relaxation to the entire body. It also relaxes the mind in preparation for meditation, which can be helpful for those struggling to settle down before meditating.

When performed for just a few minutes, Alternate Nostril Breathing can instantly reduce stress and fatigue, and is a quick and efficient practice to do before high-stress situations such as job interviews and public speaking engagements.

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Eye Yoga

YSDK Supports Maitri Eye Yoga

YSDK, Bangalore extended it support to the Maitri Foundation which reaches out to young children with visual defects and helps them overcome the same through yoga and natural cure.

Maitri Foundation was established to bring the soothing and non-intrusive benefits of yoga to everyone who is in need. The most common vision problems are refractive errors, more commonly known as short sight, long sight, astigmatism, cornea, lazy eye and presbyopia.

Maitri Foundation covers Government schools in and around Kanakapura Road and also for those children below the poverty line and check their eyesight and if they are found to have a deficiency, they will prescribe dietary supplementary for eyes related and also teach special yogic techniques for eye improvement so as to restore their normal eyesight. They train the children till they come free of spectacles and eye-related issues. Their school outreach program focuses on severe and chronic eye problems. All this is done free of charge to the children.

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Eye Yoga

How to overcome eye power increase in children

A leading Kannada newspaper reported that online lessons have increased eye power problems in children.

source: VijayaVani newspaper 24th Feb 2021

Increased screen usage – desktops, laptops, mobile devices etc. are causing eye defects in children. We all live in a age where these devices have become an integral part of our lives, but they also come with disadvantages like increase in eye power and other CRI problems.

Children need a lot of outdoor physical activity in addition to online studies for their all round development. Playing in sunlight helps in maintaining their overall health and we can see that this is on a decreasing trend. Maitri School of perfect eye sight is designed towards helping children overcome their vision problems.

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Holistic Approach

Holistic approach to health

Maitri Foundation was estabished in 2004 by Meenakshi and Chidananda. It is an organization that beleives in the power of yoga.brings the benefits of yoga to those in need. They use a portion of their earnings to reach out to those who cannot afford yoga classes but would benefit tremendously from it. For instance, they conduct yoga sessions for patients in various government…

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