Category «Meditation and Spirituality»

Yoga Nidra and its Therapeutical Benefits

Yoga Nidra is conscious relaxation technique which brings deep relaxation to the physical, mental and emotional tensions. It is a practice of Pratyahara which aims at controlling the sense organs from their sensory engagements. Yoga Nidra is composed of two terms, Yoga means union or one-pointedness and nidra means the sleep. It is a deep relaxation experience with awareness …

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 …

Bhakti Yoga – The Yoga of Devotion

Bhakti yoga is one of the four main yogic paths which lead to enlightenment. The literal meaning of bhakti is “love” or “devotion” and this path comprises of various practices to bring the bhakti yoga practitioners close to the divine. Bhakti yoga can be considered the simplest yogic path to master as well as the …

Japa Yoga – Chanting for Enlightenment

First, we should know what is meant by Japa. Japa is the repetition of anything; it can be the name of the lord or a mantra. It is an important part of yogic practices and makes it easy to reach the meditative state. Dhyana or meditation is an important part of yoga but very difficult …

Trataka : Yogic Kriya for Concentration Improvement

Tratak - Kriya

Developing concentration is necessary for success in any field, and there are no shortcuts to it. However Trataka one of the Shatkarmas is a way you can increase concentration. The word Trataka means steady gazing.It is a kriya in Yoga which involves gazing or fixing eyes on one point or object without blinking the eyes. The …