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Video: Yoga for backpain, weightloss and more

Last updated on: May 5, 2010 15:29 IST

Video: Yoga for backpain, weightloss and more

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Long work hours, sitting for extended periods at a desk and excessive responsibility are all a part and parcel of most careers today. As a result, youngsters are facing health issues such as chronic backpain, deep-vein thrombosis, weight gain and mental stress.

To help you combat these four common complaints, we got senior yoga instructor Kamlesh Barwal of the Art of Living Foundation to demonstrate a series of yoga poses and practices.

First up, we have three poses for backpain -- the Cat Stretch (Marjarasana), the Locust Stretch (Shalabhasana) and the Cobra Posture (Bhujangasana).

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Kamlesh Barwal has been practicing yoga for 11 years; she is on the senior yoga faculty of the Art of Living Foundation and is a teachers' trainer.



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Combat deep-vein thrombosis

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Next, Kamlesh shows you how to prevent deep-vein thrombosis by practicing a calf and hamstring stretch, a spinal twist and hand and foot clenches.



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Weight loss techniques

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Many of us suffer from weight issues. The breathing technique of Kapalbhati and Sun Salutations (Suryanamaskar) help you fight the flab -- watch the video to see how they're done.



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Keeping stress-free

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Kamlesh emphasises that in order to maintain physical health, a stress-free, peaceful frame of mind is crucial. And so here she demonstrates Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhana Pranayam) and Bee Sound Breathing (Bhramari Pranayam).



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