Procedure and Benefits of Bharadwajasana

Introduction: Bharadwajasana belongs to the family of twisting poses in Yoga. These postures are best practiced after the practices of forward and backward bending asana. Such poses enhance the ability of internal and external rotation of hip joints. They are also helpful in releasing the psychological knots in the emotional level Meaning of the name: Bharwadwaja […]

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Historical Development of Yoga

The history of yoga is not a very certain one due to its oral transmission of sacred texts and the secretive nature of the teachings. The early teachings of yoga were transcribed on fragile palm leaves which were easily perishable, lost or destroyed. The Development of Yoga can be dated back to over 5,000 years […]

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Therapeutics of Meditation and Relaxation Techniques

Meditation comprises of techniques such as focusing on your breath, chanting mantras and detaching from the ongoing thoughts, focusing attention and bringing about a state of self-awareness and inner peace. Meditation and relaxation techniques are two types cultic and non-cultic, the later being developed for research and clinical use. The reduction and relaxation of stress […]

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Therapeutics of Pranayama

Pranayama is made up of two words- prana which means the vital life force required for all the activities and ayama which means control of this force. The ancient practice of yoga is codified by the great sage Patanjali who places pranayama as the fourth limb of the Ashtanga Yoga. He defines pranayama as “the […]

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Yoga and Indian Systems of Philosophy

The Indian system of philosophy is a set of philosophies or darshans which emerged in the ancient India. This ancient Indian philosophy system comprises of six darshans namely Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Sankhya, Yoga, Mimamsa and Vedanta. These philosophies form the foundation of the Indian civilization and are also responsible for keeping its roots grounded. Nyaya- The […]

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Spiritual Tourism in India

As you walk through the lanes of India you will find idolization of god in all possible forms. Chances are everywhere you go you will find a temple, a gurudwara, a mosque or a church which symbolizes spirituality and religion. For thousands of years, India, which is the most spiritually enriched place on the planet, […]

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Yoga Retreat in Kerala

Yoga is an ancient science which came into existence thousands of years ago. The literal meaning of the word yoga means union. Yoga means union with God or the divine self, the infinite spirit. A majority of people all over the world confuse yoga with just the postures and asanas; when in reality it is […]

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Yoga in Varkala, Kerala

Yoga has come out as a revolution in the modern world. While yoga is being widely practiced in India since the ancient era, it has become quite popular in the west during the recent times. If the stats are to be believed in the United States alone, people spend over $2.5 billion on yoga classes […]

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