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.
Health and Wellbeing are the basis of prosperity, success, peace, development and spiritual unfoldment. The science of Hatha Yoga when put into use through the body, we find it as a profound mechanism for total well-being. Wellbeing implies a harmonious psycho-physical state of being. That is a harmonious function of both body and mind. A truly healthy person has a
Avoiding the extremes is the key to success in Yoga. “One has to be temperate in food and recreation, exercise self-restrain in work and moderate in sleep and in waking” says the Gita. Abhyasa (practice) and Vairagya (non-attachment) the two means to achieve success in Yoga also point to the balanced path towards transformative and safe yoga. Yoga stands
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