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
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
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.
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
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
The goal of Yoga is freedom. From the assumed bondage of the mind and the realization of our true identity. Jnana Yoga is classified as one of the four major paths of Yoga, leading to the common goal of freedom. Whether you practice Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar Yoga or any other type of yoga, the tools of Jnana Yoga are suitable
Yoga & Discipline Yoga means a discipline of the mind and body. Its aim is to develop, through gradual stages, a quality of mind which can perceive reality and acquire self-knowledge through the healthy functioning of the mind and emotions. Yoga maintains that a health body and mind is essential for mental and spiritual development and whether you understand or