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Shavasana: Asana of non-doing

Shavasana is the most neglected and least understood among the asana. It is an asana of tremendous potential and great significance. Shavasana if understood properly, one can get the knack of Yoga and if practiced completely one can experience the highest state of Yoga. Let us explore what Shavasana has in store for us. What is Shavasana Whenever we are

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Consciousness According to Yoga

The concept and nature of consciousness is lucidly explained in Upanishads and other yogic texts. With reference to consciousness Upanishads talks about Brahman, Atman only. Consciousness alone is the sole reality and all other things are mundane. Brahman or Consciousness is ‘Self referent’ and does not need any proof for its existence. The aim of yoga is pratiprasava (back to

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Panch Kosha or Five-layered existence in Yoga

Yoga clearly says that we are not just the physical body but has four more progressively subtler layers of existence. These five layers or sheaths correspond to successive stages of consciousness which in turn represents the existential levels in the awareness of an Individual. From the grossest physical body, the yoga practitioner goes on refining his perception to experience the

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Boost Health Through Correct Breathing

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

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Yoga Teacher Training in India: Beyond Rishikesh

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

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The Climax of Yoga: Relaxation

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

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Complete Rejuvenation with Sarvangasana

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.

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