Basic Yoga

Stages in Yogasana: For Better Practice

Asana means a state of being in which one can remain physically and mentally steady, calm, quiet and comfortable. In Patañjali’s Yogasutra, there is a concise definition of asana: ‘sthiram sukham asanam’, meaning ‘that position which is comfortable and steady’. So, we can say that yogāsana in this context are practiced to develop the practitioner’s ability to sit comfortably in

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Yoga Based Relaxation Techniques: Reducing Sympathetic Nervous Activity

A healthy nervous system maintains homeostasis by balancing input from both branches of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), during activities ranging from relaxing, digesting and sleeping, to waking, feeling excited, and running. The two branches of ANS that work in conjunction are Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Activity. Under Normal Circumstances, the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) promotes the ability to be active

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Body, Breath and Mind: The Three Components of Yoga

Yoga is a futuristic science of health and happiness, with a holistic vision relevant to the contemporary society. Yoga is a conscious process helping us to rise from our lower instincts to a level of normal discrimination and elevating us to manifest the immense potentialities dormant in us. For a united body and mind you can read the following article

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Why Hatha Yoga is so Popular

Hatha Yoga is a way of disciplining the body. It is working with the body, purifying it and preparing it for channelizing energy towards higher centers. Hath Yoga aims at understanding the science of physiology, to create certain environment within and finally propel energy in specific channels for subtle experiences. Hatha Yoga’s popularity lies in its very nature as a

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How to Introduce Yoga into Our Life

How to Introduce Yoga into Our Life Yoga is a psycho-physiological activity which involves a combination of bodily postures along with psychological and mental processes. The aim of all yogic practices is to turn our consciousness inwards to achieve a state of concentration and inner calmness. Yoga works in a systematic way to achieve a state of well-being and calmness.

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