We rarely think about health.

If we were to play a game called health, we would most probably lose.

It is because we rarely play this game, and we do not understand its rules, there is no training offered for this game anywhere.

And of course, there is no money, and no interest in the game called health.

It is not the World Cup of cricket, it is not the Championship otherwise called the Wimbledon. It is not the Olympics, it is definitely not the IPL.

There is no excitement, no cheerleaders, no sponsorship or support for a mundane game called health.

In fact the game called health is played only once you start losing it.

For example, a large majority of young people in their teens or early twenties, go about life, pretty much unconcerned about the body...

It is cold, I am somehow feeling really cold, as the evening sets in and the winter darkness quickly envelopes everything. I have just finished a disturbing text conversation with someone, and I am very upset, and miserable. And cold.

Harish is teaching the class tonight, and eventhough I have a couple of people to meet and counsel about their well-being, I am not in a mood for anything, not even to practice. Usually, helping people find a way is therapeutic for me, but so close to an upset, and feeling as cold as I am, I cannot thaw out.

I step into the class, my mind and body in a state of trauma.

I am in a miserable world of my own. Mostly I am talking to myself and cannot hear Harish giving instructions. The initial part of the class, the openi...

Pranayama is beneficial for everyone, in various different ways.

Who doesn’t want high levels of energy, and high immunity? Who doesn’t want a glowing skin, and radiant health?​​

Pranayama benefits have been documented not only in ancient texts, but also by modern methods of testing and analysis, as well as practitioners all over the world.​

Pranayama is excellent for young people, in the cusp of modern life, to help achievement and productivity.

It is excellent for people in middle age, to cope with stress, and give calmness of mind.

For older people, pranayama is a boon to reduce pain and stiffness, and increase vitality and well-being.

For women, pranayama balances the hormones, helps fight obesity and reduce weight, and gives mental focus and stre...

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Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon (SYCG) is a RYS 200 and a RYS 300 Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance®, USA. (www.yogaalliance.org)

The International Yoga Teacher Training Courses conducted by Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon qualifies candidates to apply to the Yoga Alliance, USA for a RYT 200 hours and a RYT 500 hours status respectively.

Sivananda Yoga Centre, Gurgaon conducts its yoga classes, retreats and teacher training courses independently,

and is not affiliated to any yoga organization, in India or anywhere in the world.