Workshop

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

Read More

Diet in Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga recommends a balanced diet for success in yogic practices. A healthy balanced diet and calculated yoga practice brings perfection says the old wisdom of Hatha. At Akshara Yoga School we emphasize on nourishing diet which can provide sufficient physical vigor. And also stabilize the mind for a successful yoga experience Nutrition There is a saying that ‘the road

Read More

Why OM is the Greatest Symbol of Meditation

Om is not a religious symbol but the symbol of universe. According to latest research in physics universe is made up of information. Though science has still to reach at the ultimate reality, spirituality has long ago decoded it as Consciousness (Brahman or Atman) beyond subject-object relation. The whole universe is an expression of this Consciousness or Reality and some

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

Principles of Yoga and Yogic Practices

Yoga is neither a mystical phenomenon nor an exercise in physical acrobatics. Yoga is simply a conscious and systematic process for the complete physical, mental, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of a human being. In short, it is a methodical approach to self-perfection. In practice it is a technique for calming down the mind to its subtle and more sensitive

Read More

Pranayama and its Classification

Pranayama is the third practice of Hatha Yoga. After practicing Kriya (cleansing techniques) and Asana we prepare ourselves for the practice of Pranayama. Pranayama is practised to increase the vitality of the body and mind. The aim of Pranayama is not to introduce extra oxygen into lungs. But its to make our breath slow, deep and rhythmic. Finally, this slow

Read More

Stages in Yogasana: For Better Practice

Asana means a state of being in which one can remain physically and mentally steady, calm, quiet and comfortable. In Patañjali’s Yogasutra, there is a concise definition of asana: ‘sthiram sukham asanam’, meaning ‘that position which is comfortable and steady’. So, we can say that yogāsana in this context are practiced to develop the practitioner’s ability to sit comfortably in

Read More

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

Read More