Six Yoga Tips for Glowing Skin

Yoga is best for glowing skin. Yoga encourages proper blood circulation, which, in turn, improves the skin as it feeds the cells the required nutrients and flushes out toxins. Yoga is exercise as well as lifestyle. For your skin your lifestyle is very important.
Along with yoga, you musty protect yourself from harmful chemicals while getting enough sleep, relaxation and exercise will all help you maintain a healthy glow. Wash your face in the morning and at night with normal water.
No matter what your skin tone, don’t spend too much time in the sun. Here are six basic requirements for glowing skin.
  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat foods with antioxidants.
  3. Have a rainbow-colored plate of food.
  4. Eat organic foods.
  5. Limit your sun exposure.
  6. Go for natural skin products.

After cleansing, splash skin with cold water to close your pores and pat your face dry. Don’t rub or scrub! Try using peppermint or coconut oil to get rid of acne or pimples. Use vapour rub on your pimples, apply it all the way on your face and on the next day it will be gone or you will barely see it.

Yoga is the space where flower blossoms. – Amit Ray


Yoga Postures for Glowing Skin:

1. Standing Forward Fold. It opens the back of the legs, the hips and the back. Making this pose even more appealing for non-bendy person is that it’s easily modified. If you can’t reach the floor, keep your hands on your thighs, calves or ankles or use blocks to shorten the distance.

2. Chair Pose or Utkatasana, may bring even the macho-est man to tears. Chair pose works the quads, ankles, butt and shoulders, while also opening the chest—helping you develop greater stability. It’s also useful for improving flat feet and stimulating the abdominal organs.

3. Downward Dog Pose, or Adho Mukha Svanasana, brings the attention to all of those tight areas that challenge men—the hamstrings, calves, arms, shoulders, back, hips and more. And while it stretches the body. Downward Facing Dog does for the heart. This amazing posture strengthens the heart as it improves circulation, reduces stress and helps high blood pressure.

4. Bridge pose opens the chest and ribcage, deepening the breath, and with more oxygen you can re-energise the body.

5. Butterfly pose increases blood flow to the pelvis, kidneys, prostate and bladder…and I don’t need to tell you what other part of your life can be helped by better blood flow to the pelvic region.

These five yoga poses are very powerful for your glowing skin.

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest

There are few moments in my life when all my instincts tells me to do something different. It is like changing the plans, and crazy towards others. I want to live my life with my dreams according to my vision and my purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

I always look for opportunities to make someone happy. I love to do lot of random acts of kindness in everyday life. I do not compare myself  with others. I just choose to be happy with me and live my own life. In all my adversity, I love the following inspirational quotes. You can also enjoy them.

Enjoy the limitless bliss consciousness here and now. The reality of you lies much beyond your sensory perceptions and boundaries – Amit Ray

Enjoy the limitless bliss consciousness here and now - Amit Ray Yoga Quotes

I am in search of happiness.  I am grateful for what I already have and what makes me think I would be happy with more. Here are some random thoughts on happiness.

“You can’t be happy unless you’re unhappy sometimes”.
― Lauren Oliver

“Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”  ― Plato

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
― Tom Bodett


Science and Benefits of Havan in Yoga

In ancient yoga system to keep the environment pollution free and  free from negative vibrations Havana Kriya was performed. The word Havan or Agnihotra means communions the self with the Supreme Soul through fire and mantra.  Havan is also called the fire-ritual. It is fire wherein some desirable herbal substances are added. This creates smoke and fragrance.


There are two basic energy systems in the physical world: heat and sound. In performing Havan Kriya, these two energies, namely, the heat from fire and the sound of the chanting of the Gayatri and other Vedic Mantras, are blended together to achieve the desired physical, psychological and spiritual benefits.

When the havan is performed the air touches the fire, gets purified and becomes lighter in nature. So this light air goes up and replaces the cold/ the impure air and this process continues (as we studied in geography ; how the lighter air from the plains replace the heavier air from the poles) and the air keep getting purified till the ritual is being performed.

  The main ingredient in havan is mango wood which when burnt releases FORMIC ALDEHYDE a gas which kills harmful bacterias thus purifies the atmosphere as per the research of (scientist TRELLO from FRANCE). It is then scientists made FORMALIN from formic aldehyde gas which is used to preserve the fruits, vegetables and species in the medical laboratories.

 The jaggery burnt in the havan also releases the formic aldehyde gas. A scientist TAUTLIK found that if we stay in a place where havan is being performed for ½ an hour the germs of typhoid fever are killed.

 The cow’s ghee the very important ingredient of havan has been referred as an antidote to the poison in VEDAS. Its fragrance purifies the physical atmosphere. Ghee when burnt in fire goes up in the atmosphere and the fat particles get laden on the dust particles in the atmosphere (somewhat similar to the stickiness on the objects in the kitchen) and comes back to the earth in form of rain thus nourishes the vegetation on the mother earth. Dr. Shirowic a RUSSIAN SCIENTIST says that if cow’s ghee is put in fire its smoke will lessen the effect of radiation in the atmosphere to a great extent.

Sweets like honey and gur (jaggery), nutrition like ghee and dry fruits, aromatic herbs like ela, dalchini. Lavang rose petals, antibiotic herbs like guggal and gyal, and matter like ghee and samigri when burnt cause rain and purify the atmosphere. {SAMVEDA MANTRA 534}  Havan ritual is like giving back to the atmosphere what we have taken from the atmosphere. The aromatic herbs when burnt remove the foul odor in the atmosphere by their fragrance.

The final result is dedicated for the benefit of all.



I trust that God is in me – Art of Self Discovery

Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in our-self and love our-self to become a new person. Our strength is our trust in our self.

It is easier to live through someone else than to complete myself. The freedom to lead and plan my own life is frightening if I have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question ‘who am I’ except the voice inside the self.

Trust in me - The Art of Self-Discovery

Tree says: I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.

International Yoga Day – Oxford Fine Arts of Yoga

It’s International Yoga Day, and once more, we are celebrating with a list of fantastic yoga arts, inspirations and quotes.  21st June is the International Yoga Day and people worldwide celebrate this wonderful day.  The event is now largely aimed at inspiring yogis across the world and celebrating their achievements. Various notable personalities including political, film artist, community, and business leaders, as well as leading educators, entrepreneurs, and television personalities, are usually invited to speak on yoga at various events on the day. Such events may include seminars, conferences, luncheons, dinners or breakfasts. The messages given at these events often focus on various themes of yoga and the importance of yoga for health as well as a career opportunity. Various messages and slogans that promote yoga are also publicized during this time of the year.

The purpose of this list is to gather interesting and exceptional contemporary yoga arts who readers may not be familiar with. This is a list that could easily go on and on. But for the sake of brevity, we’ve limited it to ten. We are giving below the best yoga wisdom that will inspire you, motivate you and lead you to success by achieving your goals in yoga. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

“Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray International Yoga Day Picture Quote

“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.” – Amit Ray

“Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray International Yoga Day Picture Quote

“Yoga is bringing fitness in body, calmness in mind, kindness in heart and awareness in life.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray International Yoga Day Picture Quote

“Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.” – Amit Ray


“Your thoughts are your message to the world. Just as the rays are the messages of the Sun.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray International Yoga Day Picture Quote

“There are many goals but one path – the path of compassion.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray International Yoga Day Picture Quote

“Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray International Yoga Day Picture Quote

“Yoga is the space where flower blossoms.”  – Amit Ray

 International Yoga Day Picture Quote

“God is whispering in your heart, in the whole existence, just tune your ears.” – Amit Ray

Amit Ray International Yoga Day Picture Quote

Five Yoga Tips for self-transformation

Yoga is the process of self-transformation and self-love. Yoga is to respect the body and mind. Self-realization is one aspect of yoga.  Self-realization means getting to know yourself better. In the process, you learn to love yourself more. It’s about accepting where you are today at this very moment and moving from a place of honesty. It has many levels. Tolerance is one of the important aspect of yoga.  Tolerance starts at home in our own mind. When we can move from a place of truth and acceptance of ourselves, we can begin to accept and respect others.

Yoga Tips #1  Know the subtle energies of life

Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life. — Amit Ray


Yoga Tips #2 Gradual process

Yoga is a gradual process of changing our unconscious thought patterns and behavior with new, more positive patterns that are helpful towards a better life. It takes time to achieve this goal of self-transformation.

Yoga Tips #3 Focusing

Focus is the key to making improvements with yoga. With focus comes control and power.The power in question is the energy of consciousness itself.

Yoga Tips #4 Relaxation

Relaxation is the key to yoga. The relaxation puts the brakes on stress and brings your body and mind back into a state of equilibrium.

Yoga Tips #5 Enjoy Feelings

Enjoy your feelings. Feelings your hands, knees, feet and even your back.

Yoga Art – The Past, Present and the Future

The relationship between art and God is well known. How meditation and yoga is related to art? Art is the expression of eternal values and at the same time yoga is the expression of eternal value.  Yoga is the ultimate union of the positive and negative energies. For thousand of years yoga arts are popular in the East. For over a thousand years these were some of the questions which taxed the minds of the greatest artists of the early East. How to amalgamate spirituality with art? Rock-cut temples of the east are the answers for those questions.

Yoga the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind and soul. -- Amit Ray

Yoga the artwork of awareness on the canvas of body, mind and soul. — Amit Ray

We all know making art is the new meditation. Creating art, however, is a great way to access the meditative state of mind and the profound healing it brings. The origin of meditation and yoga art can be traced to pre-historic Hominid settlements in the 3rd millennium BC.Seals have been found at Mohenjo-Daro (3300–1700 BC) depicting a figure standing on its head, and another sitting cross-legged in what some call a yoga-like pose.


Below is the  the Pasupati figure from Mohenjodaro, 2300-1750 BC.


After the end of the Indus Valley Civilization there is a surprising absence of art. The fusion of eastern yoga arts with European style were noticed later on. The iconic yoga pose of Shiva as Nataraja is world famous.Nataraja01

Yoga art is frequently misunderstood and underrated. This is mostly because of lack of awareness and blind dominance of European arts over eastern arts. Anyone who has studied Nataraja  will be aware of the intense spiritual value of this yoga art. Picasso approaches art from extreme negative points of life.   The temples of the east depicting art from the extreme positive direction of life.


Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form. — Patañjali

Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth. — Buddha

Yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements. — Amit Ray

Yoga Cat Pose

Yoga Cat Pose

Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. — Eckhart Tolle

The yoga pose that you avoid the most you need the most. — Unknown.

Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul. — Amit Ray

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. –B.K.S. Iyengar

It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. — Mahatma Gandhi

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. — Swami Sivananda

If you can’t meditate in a boiler room, you can’t meditate. –Alan Watts

Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered. — Osho

Why they always look so serious in Yoga? You make serious face like this, you scare away good energy. To meditate, only you must smile. Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy. — Elizabeth Gilbert

Rid your body of its impurities, let your speech be true and sweet, feel friendship for the world, and with humility seek wealth and knowledge. — T. Krishnamacharya

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past, or a pioneer of the future. –Deepak Chopra

Stretch everywhere, energize everywhere. Flood all parts of you. Wake yourself up gently, slowly, sensually. Make it feel good. And immerse yourself fully in what you’re doing as you are doing it. Stretch your whole body open from inside out. Press into the various tight spots you find. Release the contracted areas, pent-up energy. Do this for a minute or so. Be attentive to where it’s pleasurable, where it’s painful, and where there isn’t much sensation. Feel deeply. Concentrate on experience the ever-changing sensations of stretch. Explore every part of yourself. Immerse yourself so fully that you’re momentarily not thinking about anything else. Then stop the gentle writhing, stand still for a few moments, and be aware of how you feel after having done this. — Erich Schifferman

The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships. — T.K.V. Desikachar

To perform every action artfully is yoga. –Swami Kripalu

Yoga is an inside practice. The rest is just a circus. — Sri Pattabhi Jois

The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. –B.K.S Iyengar

It is important that we do not start Yoga by first doing Ahimsa and when that is mastered, do Satya, etc. As we progress, seeking to better ourselves by any means, very gradually these things happen. –TKV Desikachar

Without the Yamas, known as the ethical rules, there is no success in Yoga. –Sri Dharma Mittra

The practice itself, done consistently and accurately, is the real teacher. — Tim Miller

Love is the willingness to let go of your ego reactions to the way people are presenting themselves in order to see them as they really are. — Erich Schifferman

Yoga is not about self-improvement or making ourselves better. It is a process of deconstructing all the barriers we may have erected that prevent us from having an authentic connection with ourselves and the world. — Donna Fahri

Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are. — Rolf Gates

Yoga is a technology for arriving in this present moment. It is a means of waking up from our spiritual amnesia, so that we can remember all that we already know. –Donna Fahri

Yoga Challenges and Yoga Arts

Yoga Challenges and Yoga Arts.


Yoga works every fiber of the body; the joints, organs, glands, circulation, skin and nerves. It promotes strength, suppleness and vitality.  It brings a sense of internal harmony and well-being. It reduces stress and increases energy levels and powers of concentration. 

Yoga art covers oil painting, watercolors, pastels, ink sketches, lithography, etching and other techniques developed in western culture. However, in the limited sense, Yoga is sometimes used specifically to refer to oil painting.