Category «Yoga Philosophy»

Six Successful Factors for Hatha Yoga Practice

The practice of Yoga needs the great will power, stable emotions and sharp intellect in order to develop the essential qualification for the effective progress in the practice. There are many important classical texts on yoga to enlighten the practitioners. Hatha Pradeepika is one of the best texts on practical aspects of Yoga sadhana by …

Six Obstacles for Hatha Yoga Practice

There are six obstacles of Hatha Yoga that are listed in Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The six obstacles include overexertion, over eating, over talking, overdoing austerities, restless behavior and too much socializing. Students of 500 Hour Teacher Training Course at Rishikesh, will have a better understanding of these obstacles. Over Exertion The practice of yoga should be …

Chitta Prasadana : The Way to Calm the Mind

The mention of “Chitta Prasadanam” which literally means Calm mind is in the patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.33. It goes like “Maitri Karuna Muditopekshanam Sukh Dukh Punya Apunya Vishyanayam Bhavanatas Chitta Prasadanam”. The meaning of the Sutra is that when you have a positive attitude towards happy and unhappy people, affected only by the virtues and …

States of Consciousness of Human Mind

The behavior of the human mind is very complex. The mind control is one of the great challenges for a person. Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita says that Mind is the friend as well as the foe of the self. One uplifts through the controlled mind or ruin through the uncontrolled condition of the mind. Yoga …

The Importance of Abhyasa and Vairagya in Yoga Sadhana

Yoga Sadhana is an important means of training the mind and body for the higher experiences of concentration as well as success in the meditation practices. The disciplined practice is very essential in order to achieve the proficiency in the practical training in Yoga . Abhyasa and Vairagya  are the two means  for the concentration …

Effects of Obstacles on Physical and Mental Health

Yoga philosophy and its practices are playing a significant role in the promotion of positive health and prevention of diseases. For a productive life, it is important for us to maintain the sound health of the mind and body along with the balance of our emotions coupled with appropriate behavior in the society. A healthy …

Therapeutics of Yogic Principles for Emotional Health

Yoga is one of the most ancient system Indian philosophies developed by the saint and sages of the country to provide freedom from the sufferings of the mankind.  The fundamentals of this system are based on the theory of Sankya philosophy. In the modern life, the applications of the principles and practices of Yoga are …

Roots of Afflictions and Their Nature

Afflictions are attributed as the causes of the human miseries, Yoga philosophy of Maharshi Patanjali provides a detailed account of Pancha Klesha as the source of the sufferings. The practical Training in Yoga as enumerated in the Sadhana pada of Yoga sutras explains the methodology to be free from these afflictions. 3rd Sutra of the …

Basis of Therapeutical Applications of Yoga.

Yoga Therapy is not the aim of Yoga philosophy, but  the most pressing health problems around the globe are effectively managed and prevented by the applications of the Yoga practice. This has been contributing a lot for the global health care system in the prevention of lifestyle and psychosomatic diseases. Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum focus …

Philosophical Basis of Schools of Yoga and Their Practices

Yoga philosophy and its practices are the great contribution in the process of the evolution of the human consciousness. This journey is achieved through different pathways and these are called as Schools of Yoga. The philosophical basis of these paths plays the significant role in the realization of the highest aim of Yoga as per …