Meditation

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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Understanding Meditation

Meditation is commonly understood as deep concentration. Concentration is something we are familiar with. We concentrate on our studies during exams to succeed. A scientist, artist, worker, teacher, parents all concentrate on their work to achieve their goals. In a sense everyone meditates, because concentration in indispensable for survival. However, meditation is more than concentration. In the light of Yoga,

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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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Overcoming Dualities: an Assail on Our Well-being, through Asana

What are the dualities that affect our well-being? Let us take real life situation to understand this. We broadly find two categories of people in any work environment. The first category Hyper-Active The first category is of hyper-active people or go-getters and second of hypo-active people or laid-backs. In the first category, a person seems to be running the never-ending

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Shiva, the Adi Yogi

Yoga is a subtle science, belonging to the spiritual realm. In this article, in order to make our self familiar with the subtlety of yogic knowledge, we will focus on Shiva, the originator of Yoga.  Understanding Shiva, the Adi Yogi or first yogi, the Adi Guru or the first guru can be of great help for Yoga students to grasp

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Yoga Day Celebration

No matter which profession you belong to or which faith you believe in, a healthy physique and peaceful mind will be all that you wish for. It’s here that Yoga has emerged as a highly revered and effective way of staying fit. With the rapidly increasing popularity of this practice, 21st June is celebrated as the International Yoga Day across

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Yoga is a State of Equilibrium

Embrace balance in every moment of life by learning to act from the causal states of our mind. Tune to the silent layers of the causal states of our mind to experience the ‘steadiness’ in all situations. Yoga is a state of equilibrium, which is a combination of detachment at the level of mind, balance at the level of emotions

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