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Hatha Yoga for Youthfulness and Vigor

One of the reasons for Hatha Yoga to gain wide acceptance is the fascinating way its benefits have been described in Hatha yogic texts. In this blog we will see how Asana, Pranayama, Bandha etc. have powerful effect on body and mind for lasting youth and vigor. The popular appeal of Yoga is concentrated mainly around its physical form, called

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Diet in Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga recommends a balanced diet for success in yogic practices. A healthy balanced diet and calculated yoga practice brings perfection says the old wisdom of Hatha. At Akshara Yoga School we emphasize on nourishing diet which can provide sufficient physical vigor. And also stabilize the mind for a successful yoga experience Nutrition There is a saying that ‘the road

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Benefits of Surya Namaskara

Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation has a special place in all yogic traditions. This is because yoga understands life processes as an intimate interconnection with the cosmos. The sun that we see in the distant sky is not a separate entity but forms a cohesive unit of total life that flourish on Earth. Without sun life will be impossible on

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Why OM is the Greatest Symbol of Meditation

Om is not a religious symbol but the symbol of universe. According to latest research in physics universe is made up of information. Though science has still to reach at the ultimate reality, spirituality has long ago decoded it as Consciousness (Brahman or Atman) beyond subject-object relation. The whole universe is an expression of this Consciousness or Reality and some

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Health in The Light of Yoga

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the state of Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity. WHO also suggests a fourth dimension i.e. “spiritual well being”. It is clear from this definition that health and ill-health are not two discrete entities as

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Principles of Yoga and Yogic Practices

Yoga is neither a mystical phenomenon nor an exercise in physical acrobatics. Yoga is simply a conscious and systematic process for the complete physical, mental, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of a human being. In short, it is a methodical approach to self-perfection. In practice it is a technique for calming down the mind to its subtle and more sensitive

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Pranayama and its Classification

Pranayama is the third practice of Hatha Yoga. After practicing Kriya (cleansing techniques) and Asana we prepare ourselves for the practice of Pranayama. Pranayama is practised to increase the vitality of the body and mind. The aim of Pranayama is not to introduce extra oxygen into lungs. But its to make our breath slow, deep and rhythmic. Finally, this slow

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Health Benefits of Asana

Asana simply means a state of being in which one can remain physically and mentally steady, calm, quiet and comfortable. However, the practice of cultural asanas affects our entire physical body in numerous ways which no other system can. The health benefits of asanas are immense. Yoga asanas have been designed in order to bring about perfect physiological harmony in

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