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Which Gland is Impacted the most, while practicing Mayurasana, the Peacock Pose?

"Mayurasana teaches us that true strength arises not from force, but from the harmonious balance of body and mind."           Peacock pose, or Mayurasana , is a yoga pose that mainly targets the abdomen area, specifically the solar plexus and the digestive organs. The pancreas is the gland that is most affected by Mayurasana practice. With the legs raised and the torso balanced on the hands, this pose compresses the abdominal region firmly. Peacock Pose (Mayurasana)           In Mayurasana, the pancreas is compressed, which is supposed to stimulate and massage the organ, possibly enhancing its function. Through the production of insulin and digestive enzymes, the pancreas plays a critical role in blood sugar management and digestion. Mayurasana is thought to improve insulin sensitivity and improve the condition of the digestive tract. -Tanmay Bhati

Reconnoitring the Scientific and Yogic Perspectives on Prana: The Vital Life Force

          Prana, often referred to as the vital life force, holds a significant place in both scientific and yogic philosophies. In yogic traditions, prana is considered the subtle energy that permeates all living things, providing the essential force for life.   Cell Structure      This article aims to delve into the scientific and yogic aspects of prana, exploring its connection to oxygen and the role of food in sustaining this vital energy. Scientific Perspective -      From a scientific standpoint , prana finds resonance with the concept of energy, particularly in the context of human physiology. Oxygen, an elemental component of the air we breathe, plays a crucial role in cellular respiration, the process by which our cells generate energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) . Oxygen is transported by the bloodstream to every cell in the body, where it participates in the complex metabolic reactions that release energy.      In this context, the breath is a primary vehicle