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 […]

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Curriculum of Hatha Yoga Practices

The study of almost every field or subject comprises of two main aspects i.e. practical and theory. Similarly, the Curriculum of Hatha Yoga is also a fusion of classical texts and various yogic practices which are indispensable to the curriculum of hatha yoga. The basic curriculum of hatha yoga comprises of following a: Proper Diet […]

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Bandhas- Energy Locks

The classical texts on Yoga such as “Hatha Yoga Pradeepika” describe the importance bandhas in order to lock the pranas in particular areas and redirect the flow of pranic energy in the major energy channel Shusumna Nadi to activate the spiritual energy. The practices of Pranayama and asanas incorporate the techniques of bandhas to achieve the […]

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Procedure and Benefits of Mayurasana

Mayura means Peacock. This asana is so called because its final pose resembles a peacock with full plumage.  Mayurasana is also renowned for its capacity to eliminate toxins from the body. Hence the name. Technique: Sit in Squatting position. Place the palms on the ground with slightly curving fingers pointing backward. Keep the elbows just near […]

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Yoga Asana; Its Practice and Benefits Part-II

Contd. From Part -I Procedure Disciplining of the body is brought by the practice of the Yoga Asanas .The practice of Yoga Asanas are always practiced with awareness and relaxation, Sage Patanjali defines the practice methodlogy of a Yoga pose in his Yoga Sutras as “Pratyatana Shaithilya AnantaSamapattibhyam” 2:47 “Relaxation with efforts & Concentration on […]

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