Akshara Yoga School

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

Read More

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

Read More

Understanding the Difference between Yoga Asana and Exercise

Yogāsanas have often been thought of as a form of exercise. They are not exercises, but techniques which place the physical body in positions that cultivate awareness, relaxation, concentration and meditation. They allow us to reach our higher nature through different postures. For example, when we are happy we sit in a certain posture; if depressed, we sit in another

Read More

Benefits of Yoga in Our Daily Life

Yoga in Our Daily Life Whether it is good physical health, mental alacrity, emotional balance, freedom from stress or good interpersonal relations, Yoga has almost everything on offer. In today’s fast life Yoga has become all the more important because of our exposure to various stresses and hazards with very little or no time to recuperate from its after-effects. Some

Read More

Yoga in India and Health

Yoga in India and Health Yoga is a spiritual discipline which aims for integrating the personality from lowest to the highest levels of one’s existence. From microcosm to macrocosm, from atomic to cosmic there is a sense of oneness, depicting the uniform flow of awareness. At the more apparent level yoga integrates body and mind towards an optimized life functioning.

Read More