Quality of our respiration plays an important role in our well-being. Normally we are not conscious of our breathing pattern, if it is faulty, shallow, nonrhythmic or haphazard. With simple breath awareness practices we can correct our breathing pattern if there are any irregularities and enhance the experience of our well-being. Natural Breathing Breathing is one of the most important
Does the tag of yoga capital of the world is apt for the entire Indian subcontinent or Rishikesh? Is Rishikesh a yoga or religious centre? Did this town in the Himalayan foothills played some crucial role in the origin and development of yoga or yoga originated at an entirely different place? What is really Yoga and which place in India
Relaxation is the climax of yoga. Practice of yoga and relaxation go together. In relaxation there is the seed of awakening. When you have learned the art of relaxation, you are the master of yoga. But we are hardly relaxed. In the core of our being we are tensed and thereby away from our true nature. In utter relaxation alone
It says “body is the instrument for all good deeds”. Here the term body is used in its deepest possible sense. According to yoga we all possess three bodies. These are gross physical body, subtle mental body and the causal body. When all the three bodies experience complete well-being we are in a state of perfect health. In the state
When it comes to inverted postures, Sarvangasana holds a very respectable place. Given its impressive benefits, in Hatha Yoga tradition Sarvangasana is regarded as mother of all asanas. As we move into Sarvangasana we can feel our whole physiology being stimulated and worked upon and finally culminating into deep relaxation of body and mind as we move out of it.
In Patanjali Yoga Sutra Pancha klesha are the five afflictions or misery that disturb the mental and physiological balance and trigger a chain reaction further deteriorating our state of normal health and well-being. Knowledge of klesha can help us to relate with & understand the modern day stress problem along with the ability to overcome that. Stress is a demanding
It is said knowledge is power. However the case may not be so in yoga and spirituality. Knowledge may appear to give some lead in mundane life activities and survival, but existentially knowledge is a burden. Once we understand the meaning of knowledge in its various connotations, the knowledge as we commonly understand it, will no longer be something to
Since ancient times, people have been using sounds and music to bring changes in one’s state of being or to experience an altered state of mind. According to the vedic knowledge the expressed universe came into existence with an inexpressible sphota. This shpota has a word with the sound of Om. It is from the eternal Om that the whole
Thus I have imparted to you the wisdom which is more secret (profound) than all that is secret. Reflecting over this whole teaching, do as you think fit. – Krishna to Arjuna in Bhagavadgita : 18.63 Gita Karma yoga is a unique system of self-advancement based upon the law of karma or action. All the secrets of actions; from its
It is through the mind that we achieve and experience everything in life. It is mind and its different modes and fields of awareness that we ultimately transcend to reach what we call as Sefl. In this blog, we will understand the concept and structure of mind according to Yoga. Yoga has always been defined with reference to the mind.