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Meet Jaipur’s Real-Life Superheroes and Participate in Joy of Giving Week

As Mahatma Gandhi said, “To find yourself, lose yourself in the service of others.” To acknowledge Bapu’s teachings and walk the path that our Nation’s father has shown to us, we commemorate the week of his birth i.e. 2 nd -8 th October, every year as the Joy of Giving Week.
The Joy of Giving campaign encourages people to give -money, resources, skills or time and experience this phenomenal feeling of fulfilment. Although, we feel that the Joy of giving shouldn’t be confined to just one week. However, this particular week encourages and inspires us to reach out to those in need by looking beyond our own self-centred lifestyle and restore humanity. If we look around, there are some compassionate people who are all round the year doing their best to lend their support, to help and uplift the people who genuinely seek society’s attention, with all the possible resources they have.
So today, Jaipur Beat acknowledges and applauds those compassionate and
courageous minds who have gone beyond their limits and are creating hope for those in need. In fact, here’s a cue on how you too can experience the Joy of Giving along with these organizations.

  • Praveen Lata Sansthan

An award winning Non Government Organization that works towards empowering girls and women by focusing on education, health, safety and skill development. Their mission is to eradicate poverty and hunger, promote gender equality and empower women, ensure environmental sustainability and rural development. They even run few programs and one of them is called Spotless Dame, which is an initiative to create awareness around menstruation hygiene and innovation of environmentally friendly low cost pad made of Bamboo Charcoal which can be reused for 5 Long Years named MeraPad. Be a part of this revolutionary NGO that are fighting for so many issues to provide a better life to those people.

http://pls-ngo.org/

  • Rays- Aasha Ki Ek Kiran
Image via Rays Aasha Ki Ek Kiran

How often do we see people treat people with HIV+ LIKE normal human beings? Rays is home to more than 50 children that provide all the support needed like education, medical aid, balanced meals and regular exercise. These kids attend regular school and travel across India during summer holidays and are also taught dance, music, art, yoga and other extracurricular activities by the volunteers. Yet another revolutionary NGO that you can help out!

http://www.ngoraysjaipur.org/

  • Umang
Image via Umang

The organisation strives to provide an equal opportunity for person with Cerebral Palsy, Mental Challenges, Autism, and Multiple Disabilities in rural and tribal areas. They enhance the quality of these people’s life by enabling them to achieve their potential and participate in the society. The good deeds that this NGO is doing are worth offering your support in your own way.

http://www.umangindia.org/

  • Viren Sharma
Image via Viren Sharma

Viren Sharma a canine behaviourist and CEO of International Dog Bazaar is an ardent dog lover who has feed more than 50,000 stray dogs during COVID pandemic. This dog man of India started his passion in 2001 has now recorded adoption of more than 1000 stray dogs in a month, highest in India by any animal welfare organization and has revolutionized the pet industry with his unique concepts. He is the voice for the voiceless!

https://www.virensharma.com/

  • Jaipur Rugs Foundation
Image via Jaipur Rugs Foundation

The only purpose of Jaipur Rugs Foundation is to reach to remote rural areas to empower them to lead a good life. Jaipur Rugs work with 40,000 weavers in 6 states of India that provides them the opportunity for personal growth and development. This organisation ensures the best of artisans work to the customers and sustainability to the rural artisans.

https://www.jaipurrugs.org/

  • Rani Ratna Kumari Foundation
Image via Rani Ratna Kumari Foundation

Rani Ratna Kumari Foundation is a charitable trust that focuses on women empowerment in Shahpura. It has been working for the upliftment of the social status of women and especially the skilled lady workers of hand block printing. This organisation works towards holistic development in the rural areas through job creation for women and promises to provide them aid and support.

https://www.facebook.com/rrkfindia

These real-life superheroes don’t fly but they definitely are on a good mission!

Stand up, reach out and step forward to help someone in need or just distribute masks, medicines, food, sanitizer etc and experience the true Joy of Giving 🙂

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6 Best Short Road Trips in the Post-Pandemic Jaipur

New boundaries, New experiences, New landscapes

Are you craving for the ecstatic feeling when setting off for a road trip? The feeling of wind blowing through your hair and the open road in front of you? That scenic view of leafy avenues lined on the sides? Those unforgettable moments of singing along with your friends and family?
Indeed, road trips create memories to cherish for a lifetime. Especially the urge to travel after staying indoor for months has been more than ever. You feel like driving away from the mundaneness of your home routine. Research even shows that travel can help reduce stress & anxiety, and that’s all you need right now. Since we can’t travel really far, let’s find our little joys by travelling nearby. The road network of Rajasthan is highly impressive, and that is why there are beautiful places around the Pink City that are ideal locations for a road trip journey. 
Pick your favourite place from these and make full use of the upcoming long weekend by planning a short road trip!

  • Sariska National Park 

One of the most celebrated tiger reserve forests in India, the Sariska National Park is situated in the Alwar district. It offers an exciting wildlife experience and also houses the ruins of medieval temples.Apart from tigers, you can also spot many endangered species here.

Distance from Jaipur: 133 km

Image via Google
  • Pushkar

The journey between Jaipur to Pushkar can be covered smoothly without much hassle as Ajmer has commendable road connectivity. The spirituality and tranquillity of Pushkar along with the beautiful architectural wonders has made it a major crowd puller.You can sit next to the lake for some solace and peace.

Distance from Jaipur: 144km

  • Neemrana Fort

On your road trip from Jaipur-Delhi, stop at the gorgeous Neemrana Fort. Perched atop a small hillock, it looks like a crown jewel of the town. The mesmerizing beauty of the majestic fort will take you back in time to its days of glory. Vintage car tours are something very unique and famous to this place.

Distance from Jaipur: 148km

Image via Neemrana Hotels
  • Alsisar

Known for the feel of authentic rural Rajasthan, Alsisar is dotted with quaint villages.Located in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, Alsisar is well connected by road with Jaipur. You can also visit Alsisar Mahal which stands tall in the desert and exudes a glorious history.

Distance from Jaipur: 200km

  • Bharatpur

Bharatpur is known for the Keoladeo National Park and Lohagarh Fort, as its beauty spreads across beautiful streams, rich forests & diverse wildlife. You will spot many monkeys on the way to the park. On your journey to Bharatpur from Jaipur, you can take a break at the historic city, Dausa.

Distance from Jaipur: 184km

  • Ranthambore

The highway connecting Jaipur to Ranthambore offers a picturesque stretch which portrays the exquisitely rich culture of the state. Ranthambore is a paradise for nature lovers and is famous for its safari tours & biodiversity.You can spot many wild species that are freely roaming around in the jungle.

Distance from Jaipur: 122km

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And the wait for Social Symphony Awards is finally over – 4th September 2020

Jaipur Beat is proud to announce the “Social Symphony Awards” an initiative to honour such inspiring brands and individuals of Jaipur, who have leveraged their greatest strength of adopting digitalization, who have observed the new trends and adapted with their dynamic and creative decision making in these harsh times.


To create a symphony among different industries, brands, and creators, Jaipur Beat emerged with an idea to recognize those who were not shaken by the pandemic crisis and made a remarkable comeback through the medium of social media

This pandemic has taken a toll on everyone mentally and economically but there were some who chose to come out stronger than ever battling the odds in the uncertain times. In these exceedingly tough times for businesses, where launches were getting deferred, movie theatres, malls, restaurants & cafes were downing shutters, and travel was grinding to a halt, Social Symphony Awards decided to reward the brands and creators who took this as an extraordinary opportunity to take over social media and adapt to the new digital era.

Jaipur’s rich cultural heritage is displayed in the traditions, customs, lifestyle, art and architecture of this place. The way of life in Jaipur is a mix of legacy and modernity which unfolds the glorious past and the contemporary lifestyle in which social media plays an integral part.

It was launched on 8th August with a vision to see Social Symphony Awards as one of the most authentic and respected awards for being the pioneer and the only-cross industry award in Jaipur. An in-depth scientific analysis was conducted to choose the best out of best in each category.

We have unveiled 12 categories and 82 nominees to celebrate the most creative content on social media across the city.

Social Symphony Awards was possible because of the enormous effort of our high profile and distinguished jury members from varying backgrounds including media professionals, food connoisseurs, educationists, authors, photographers, influencers, creative directors and entrepreneurs. Real-time panel discussions were conducted with statistical data where they deliberated over the nominations and considerately selected the winner based on the criteria of the category. The discussions were high-spirited brimming with healthy discussions and valuable outputs.

Witness a grand celebration of the finest talent, fans and enthusiasts from across the city as we bring alive the experience of the Awards to you on any device of your choice.

The Social Symphony Awards is all set to go live on 4th September at 6:30pm on the official Facebook page of ‘Jaipur Beat’.

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Jaipur Beat Presents a Power-Packed Online Award Ceremony

Nothing stops a creative mind from being outstanding even in the most crucial times that others are saying “That’s Inspiring” about them in the near future.

The current COVID-19 pandemic has been a game-changer for many of us. This unforeseen and adverse circumstances in life, business and mindsets have also impacted a majority of brands and businesses heavily. As we know, “Change is constant; embracing it wisely is in our hands.” Despite the bad hit there are some who have stood the time and risen to success with their exponentially positive and inspiring presence in the digital scenario.

Jaipur Beat is proud to announce the “Social Symphony Awards” an initiative to recognize and honour such inspiring brands and individuals of Jaipur, who have leveraged their greatest strength of adopting digitalization, who have observed the new trends and amazed digital wizards with their dynamic adaptability and creative decision making in these harsh times.

Social Symphony Awards promises a power-packed online award ceremony where various individuals and brands from around 15 categories of different industries will be judged based on their excellence. The nominated brands will get to be featured on Jaipur Beat, which is one of the leading Digital Magazine of Jaipur. Further, a jury of industry experts will judge these nominated categories on various parameters, whilst the selection of jury members from different backgrounds will ensure a fair judgment.  The winners of the Social Symphony Awards will be felicitated on our digital media platforms.

Hold your breath as the Pink City’s first and the only social award is here to celebrate the innovation, creativity and originality of the brands and people that entertain and inspire us and have a positive mark on social media.

Our Mission:
Our mission is to give recognition to the brands and individuals who were not shaken by the crises and made a remarkable comeback.

Our Vision
Our vision is to see Social Symphony Awards as one of the most authentic and respected awards known for being the pioneer and the only-cross industry award in Jaipur.

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Make your Teej Ghewar-licious! Jaipur Beat

Along with the traditional ghewars now one can savour ghewars with a twist that are sure to complement your taste buds. 

The bond of ghewar and Jaipur goes a long way. Made specially during the month of saawan (July/August) – monsoons and around local festivities like Teej, Gangaur, Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) and Makar Sakranti; ghewar is Pink City’s renowned sweet that is eaten in three forms – plain (which is brought home and dipped in sugar syrup or as we call it chashini), plain sweet (but is topped with chopped nuts) or rabri ghewar. Which one do you drool on most?

CAULDRON SISTERS flavoured ghewars

However, as times are evolving, so is this traditional mithai (sweet dish). Pink City girls – Ratika and Richa better known as the Cauldron Sisters, started baking coin ghewars 2years back and on popular demand have ventured into full-size ghewars for this festive season. With a spread of varied flavours to satisfy your palate, these ghewars are a must-try for all those who love the essence of it yet want a refreshing twist to it. And, attention all the chocolate lovers, if you swear by chocolate, you surely can’t resist this scrumptious delight – chocolate ghewar, which is a perfect mix of Jaipuri ghewar flavour and divine chocolate.

Must-have is the Chocolate Ghewar

This disc-shaped sweet looks like honeycomb and is made out of maida (refined flour) and ghee (clarified butter). This batter is further dropped from a height in hot boiling pan of ghee or oil and deep fried. Once golden brown, it is either kept raw or dipped in sugar syrup in case of plain sweet ghewar.

CAULDRON SISTERS

What is interesting to note about this lip-smacking aromatic mithai is that Jaipur’s ghewar is world famous and is even exported globally. Infact, Paneer Ghewar was invented by Jaipur’s Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar in 1961, after experimenting with kilos of maida and quintals of milk. Not only this, when it comes to gifting specially to a wedded daughter, ghewar tops the mithai list.

Delicious rabri ghevar

This Rajasthani festival Dessert is always a chart topper and savored in different styles. So, this Teej, Jaipur it’s time to try your hands on some chocolate, thandai, rose or mango ghewar’s and bring in some freshness to this traditional sweet dish. And as we said above, if you love chocolate and ghewar, this sinful combo is a must-have!

When you order yours, don’t forget to click a picture and tag us @jaipurbeat

Where to buy: Ghewar is available on almost every sweet shop of Jaipur but for those looking for a Ghewar with a twist, get it from

CAULDRON SISTERS
Contact:
Ratika 9829151769
Richa 9660667781

You can find them on Instagram @ www.instagram.com/cauldron_sisters

Happy Teej to all! 

 

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Unique Experiences in Jaipur | Jaipur Beat

Jaipur is a city that has a lot to amaze both the locals and the tourists. From being a perfect mélange of old and new, traditional and modern to royal and chic; Jaipur has everything.

We at Jaipur Beat bring to you top 5 unique experiences you can have in Jaipur.

Stunning monuments: There is no dearth of monuments to visit in Jaipur. While you are aware of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely – Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and the majestic Amer Fort; there are a handful of other monuments to be amazed at. From Galta Ji Temple (Monkey Temple), Hanuman Temple (Khol Ke Hanumanji), Jal Mahal, Gaitore ki Chhatriyan, Panna Mina ka Kund, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall, to Chand Baori Abhaneri and Anokhi Museum (90kms away from Jaipur); get on with these each day and relive the royal bygone era.

albert hall

 

Exquisite crafts: Shopping for Jaipur’s exquisite crafts is one of the most satisfying experiences one can have especially if you are a shopaholic. From a wide range of handicrafts – blue pottery, block print, carpets, jewellery, gemstones, clothes, juttis, to puppets, and more. Some of the most authentic shopping experiences can be provided by the city’s old Bazaars/ Markets, an experience that is amongst the most authentic of all things to do in Jaipur.

Blue pottery in jaipur – Jaipur Beat

 

Abundant nature: While Jaipur is rich in its history and culture, the city is a treasure house of nature too. One of the best ways to see the sights of Jaipur is to start off on an early morning cycling ride or a quad biking. You can also head to witness some untamed wildlife at Nahargarh Sanctuary via a Jeep safari, do zip-lining. Or you can simply trek the Aravalis that are crowned with lush green trees. In case you are someone who loves a long drive, strolling across the city, walled city and outskirts can be quite a nourishing experience for you.

Statue circle

Delicious food: Owing to its arid and dry climate, Jaipur’s cuisine is a foodie’s paradise. Cooked with rich and tasty ingredients and an amalgamation of various techniques – both old and new; Jaipur food is to die for. Whether you have a sweet tooth or have a knack for something tangy, you have a wide range of delectable to pick from. Must try are its kachori, jalebi, ghewar, gajak, chaats, typical Rajasthani cuisine comprising of dal-baati-churma and ker sangri ki sabzi.

dalbaatichurma – Jaipur Beat

 

Colourful culture: Just as the name suggests – Pink City, the culture of Jaipur is also very vivid and colourful. Full of vibrancy, you can see a perfect blend of cultures in the city strolling across like one. All festivals in the city are celebrated with extreme zest and almost every month has one of them and has its own specific food and attire associated with it.

 

 

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Virtual Events to Attend from your Home | Jaipur Beat

It’s already three months since we are locked down in our houses due to the rising COVID situation. Can you believe it’s been 3 months without going out for parties or events that too when the celebartory month of Saawan is going to start very soon?

Jaipur is a cultural heaven, always brimming with action has now adapted to the new normal through Virtual Events in Jaipur. In Jaipur too we have multiple virtual events and conferences for you to attend. So, you can be anywhere in the world and attend events online. Let’s have a quick look-

  1. TOSS: Online Workshop Video Editing Basics

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Date- 27th – 29th June

 

  1. India Kids Fashion Walk – Go Virtual

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Date- 18th July

Time- 5.00 pm

https://allevents.in/jaipur/india-kids-fashion-walk-go-virtual/200019399890635

 

  1. DWM: Kathak Workshop with Madhuri Dixit Nene

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Date- 1st July

Time- 12.00 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/dwm-kathak-workshop-with-madhuri-dixit-nene/ET00133026

 

  1. Bollywood Comedy Night

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Date- 2nd July

Time- 10.30 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/bollywood-comedy-night/ET00133976

 

  1. Move & Flow with Seher

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Date- 4th July

Time- 11.00 am

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/dance-it-up-with-seher/ET00133505

 

  1. Fluid Scribbles Art Workshop

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Date- 4th July

Time- 3.00 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/fluid-scribbles-art-workshop/ET00133817

 

  1. Breath: For immunity, anxiety, and well being

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Date- 4th July

Time- 5.30 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/breath-for-immunity-anxiety-and-well-being/ET00131986

 

  1. Just Imagine: Child Personality Development with Ridhima Bedi

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Date- 4th – 5th July

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/just-imagine/ET00132024

 

  1. Saaz 20: A Musical Evening

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Date- 5th July

Time- 6.00 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/saaz-20-a-musical-evening/ET00134000

10. Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Jaipur

Keen to learn Jewellery designing? Find out varied courses offered by the IIGJ, Jaipur 

Date- 6th July

Time- 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Online Application form: – https://forms.gle/xGBtst6ReviVhMFq6

11. Basic Theater & Acting Workshop

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Date- 6th July

Time- 7.30 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/basic-theatre-acting-workshop-weekday/ET00132736

 

12. Creative Kitchen of Real MasterChef- Chef Gaurav

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Date- 11th July

Time- 3.00 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/creative-kitchen-of-real-masterchef-chef-gaurav/ET00132176

 

13. Pillow Talk- A Virtual Mind Reading Show

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Date- 11th July

Time- 5.00 pm

https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/pillow-talk-a-virtual-mind-reading-show/ET00133811

 

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Local brand – Ek Taara carving a niche | Jaipur Beat

We are half-way through 2020 and this year has made us all go through a lot – both negative and positive. But if we focus on the bright side of the coin as it resonates better with the spirit of Jaipur, there are a lot of good things that have happened too – one of the key being ‘realizing the importance of locally produced goods of all kinds.

Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly emphasized the need of the hour – be vocal for local, which would not only help us revive the economy but will help the millions who have lost their jobs in this pandemic. And Jaipur is a city that is full of art and craft, jewellery, garments, linen, handicrafts, traditional craftsmanship and some home-grown brands.

Ek Taara’s hot pink saree!

One such brand that is newly emerging and is a perfect blend of traditional and modern sensibilities is Ek Taara – A Timeless Journey! It is a brand that is authentically made in Rajasthan and has empowered the local tailors, artists, karigars and printers; who are painstakingly creating the traditional craft in a contemporary package and are making the ethnic collection absolutely fun to wear.

Indigo saree to suit any occasion!
Ethnic prints with a contemporary freshness!

Boasting of prints that embody a touch of whimsy and traditions, Ek Taara gives due importance to upcycling and make products like dupattas, sarees and apparels, clutches, handbags, stoles, cushion covers and even toys. Their collection symbolizes a mix and match of different forms of tie-dye, block printing, screen printing and more.

Ethnic yet very modish dress!

So if we the Jaipurities put on our best foot (read as click) forward, we would help local business thrive like never before, thereby helping the artisans believe in us once again. And did you know there’s a reason why Jaipur, in Rajasthan, brings to mind rich textiles, colorful pottery, and bright bangles.

The Pink City is the handicraft capital of India, home to 4,000 sari makers, 35,000 marble workers, and 1,000 bangle makers. These industries have been alive since ancient times and, with our little push and help will still manage to exist in a fragile state today.

You could visit Ek Taara @

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A Complete Yoga Guide for a Healthier Life

To be awake is to look within. When you work on your inner self no outside energy can influence your peace of mind and to achieve that you need to integrate your mind, spirit and body through the practice of yoga.

As we all know Sunday will be celebrated as International Yoga Day, and the practice of yoga is the best way to deal with stress and strive for a disciplined life. Yoga was started in Northern India over 5,000 years ago and currently it is being practiced all over the world. So with Yoga gaining its popularity around the world and if you’re thinking to start practicing yoga daily then this complete guide will help you. Jaipur Beat in association with the Yoga practitioner Snehal Singh presents few asanas for you to commence on a new journey towards a healthier life.

  1. Vrikshasana (Tree pose)

3. Vrikshasana

Steps for Asana:

  • Stand straight with hands at your side and feet close.
  • Concentrate on a point 5 ft in front or on floor. Slowly, fold your right leg and hold the ankle. Place the foot on the root of left thigh.

(Do not place the foot on knee joint)

  • Maintaining balance, inhale and raise your arms and join the palms.
  • Stay there for 30-60 sec. And slowly come back. Repeat the same on other side.

Benefits:

It brings calm and steadiness in mind, improves concentration and memory.

Tones thighs, arms and abdominal muscles.

 

  1. Trikonasana (triangle pose) 

2. Trikonasana

Steps for asana:

  • Stand with feet about 3-4 feet apart. Hands at your side.
  • While inhaling raise your arms at your sides at shoulder level, parallel to ground.
  • While exhaling bend from your waist to right. Touch your right hand to right ankle. Try to not lean forward
  • Stay there for 15 – 30 sec. Then, while inhaling bring your arms parallel to ground again. Repeat on the other side.

Benefits: 

Massages abdominal organs and improves digestion.

Strengthen knees and ankles.

Relieve stress and anxiety.

 

  1. Adho mukh savasana (Downward dog)

4. Adhomukhsavasna

Steps for Asana:

  • Come onto your fours. Form a table such that hands and feet form the legs of the table.
  • While exhaling lift the hips up, straightening the knees to form an inverted V-shape with the body.
  • Keep hands shoulder width apart, feet – hip width apart and toes pointed ahead. Lengthen your spine.
  • Hold the pose for 30-60 sec. Take long deep breaths. Then return back and relax.

Benefits: 

Lengthen the spine and improves posture.

Strengthen and tones muscles of arms, shoulders and legs.

 

  1. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Lord of fish pose)

5. Ardhmatseyndra asana

Steps for Asana:

  • Sit with your legs extended. Fold your right leg and place the foot near to left thigh crossing the left leg. Knees facing the sky.
  • Fold your left leg and place the foot close to right hip. Knees facing front.
  • Keeping spine straight, place your right hand at the back. Inhale, raise your left arm and while exhaling twist to right side and hold right foot with left hand.
  • Keeping breathing slow and deep. Stay there for 15- 30 sec. Then repeat on the other side.

Benefits:

Stimulates digestive fire and is very beneficial in destroying toxic elements in the body.

 

  1. Uttanpadasana (Raised legs pose)

6. Uttanpadasana

Steps for Asana:

  • Lie flat on your back. Keep your hands at side with palms facing downward.
  • While inhaling, raise your legs up straight at 90° from ground.
  • Don’t lift your shoulders or lower body. Stretch toes downwards.
  • Stay there for 30- 60 sec.

Benefits: 

Tones and strengthens the pelvis, hips, lower back, abdomen and legs.

Corrects knee joint pain and back problems.

 

  1. Salamba Shalabhasana (Locust pose) 

7. Shalabhasana

Steps for Asana: 

  • Lie down on your stomach. Bring your hands in front and place it under your chin.
  • Fold your right leg from the knees. Pushing away the ground, raise your left leg.
  • Now, place the left thigh on the right foot. Adjust accordingly and breathe normal.
  • Stay there for 15-30 sec. Then relax and repeat on the other side.

Benefits: 

Reduces belly fat.

Tones arms, thighs and hips.

Therapeutic for back pain.

 

  1. Bhujangasana (cobra pose) 

8. Bhujungasana

Steps for asana:

  • Lie flat on the stomach with the legs straight, feet together.
  • Place palms flat on the floor at side of the shoulders.
  • Slowly raise the head, neck and shoulders. Straightening the elbows, raise the trunk as high as possible.
  • Gently tilt the head backward and hold the final position for 15-30 sec. And then relax.

Benefits:

Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen. Strengthen spine.

Tones the buttocks.

 

Happy International Yoga Day!

Credits for the blog : Snehal Singh @to_a_new_journey

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