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Why Yoga Should be Your 2018 New Year Resolution

We are welcoming New Year 2018 and bidding adieu to 2017. A new year marks the beginning of new opportunities and choices – leaving behind the old ones. We all have some new year resolutions that we sincerely want to implement in our lives and make our new year a better one. Everyone has a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Yoga  Alliance Certified Teacher Training Course in Varkala, Kerala

Yoga is a series of mental and physical discipline. It is a meditative practice which originated in India. References have also been found to ascetics, as early as 900 to 500 BC. During the excavations in the Indus valley civilization, seals with figures in postures mimicking yogic postures have been unearthed. Ancient scriptures and texts …

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 …

Therapeutics of Asana

  As defined in the Patanjali yoga sutra, asana is a comfortable and steady posture. Though the sutras do not specify a particular pose, it requires that while performing an asana, the body should always be in a steady and comfortable position. Up until now, teachers and texts have described a number of asanas. The …

Yoga and Modern Life

Yoga is a basically a spiritual discipline based on an extremely simple science which aims at bringing harmony between the body and mind. It is both the science and art of healthy living. The holistic approach of yoga is well structured and is aimed at bringing peace in all walks of life and is known …