Category «Yoga Practices and Techniques»

Neti: Shatkriya for Sinus Problems

healthy sinus and sinusitis

    Sinus is a problem which is caused by clogged nasal passage, and Neti which is one of the shatkriyas is the cleansing technique used for cleansing the nasal passage. There are three kinds of Neti in Shatkarmas taught at all the institutes of Yoga Teacher Training in India: Jala Neti using water Sutra …

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 …

Kriyas : The Cleansing Techniques of Yoga

KRIYA The True Meaning

Ayurveda has defined three doshas of the body, which are actually constituents of the body. Human body is made up of three doshas – Vata Dosha – Constituents of the body responsible for mechanical functioning. Pitta Dosha – Constituents of the body controlling the chemical functioning and make up. Kapha Dosha – Constituents which comprise …

Kapalbhati – An introduction to the Frontal Lobe Cleansing

Kapalbhati is the most popular cleansing technique  in yogic kriyas. According to the “Gheranda Sanhita”   the word kapalbhati is made of two  words “kapal” means skull or head and “bhati” is lighting illuminating. In the Gheranda samhita  there are three types of kapalbhati. 1. vatakarma kapalbhati 2. vyutkarma kapalbhati 3. sheet karma kapalbhati We will try …

Meaning of Yoga and Asanas

Basic Yoga Asanas

Yoga is seen as a form of exercise which has immense physical benefits. Is it merely stretching and exercise? Are the Asanas simply poses? Well, the answer to both these questions is a big “NO”. Yogic practices are about exploring the mystery in our body, and it is a life-long procedure. Asanas similarly are not …

Procedure and Benefits of Paschimottanasana

Paschimottanasana

  Paschimottanasana Paschimottanasana is classical forward bending asana of hatha yoga tradition explained by ancient sages in the classical texts of Yoga such as Hatha Yoga Pradipeeka and Gheranda Samhita. In the modern day due to the increased sedentary life style the spine is quite prone to stiffness and the rigidity .This strongly affects the …

Trikonasana-Triangle Pose

triangle pose

TRIKONASANA Introduction: Trikonasana is one of the important standing asana and it is quite useful from the point view of the health of the joints as it gives the best movement to nearly all the joints in the body. Nomenclature: The body in the final position of this posture resembles the shape of the Triangle, …

MATSYASANA OR FISH POSE

Matasya asana

Introduction:Nomenclature of the posture In Sanskrit the word Matsya means fish. The final pose of this asana resembles the shape of a fish. Hence the name. It is an excellent position for floating in water for prolonged periods of time. Classical reference of the posture: Muktapadmasanam krtva uttanasayanam caret Kurparabhyam sivo vestyam rogaghanam Matsyamasanam Assuming …

Padmasana

padmasana

PADMASANA Importance of name. Padmasana is one of the meditative postures, and it resembles a shape of a lotus.  In Sanskrit padma means lotus.  Sometimes it is also called Kamalasana. Hatha Pradipika says: Vamorupari daksinam ca caranam samsthapya vamam tatha daksorupari,pascimena vidhina dhrtva karabhyam dradham/ angusthau,hradaye nidhaya cibukam nasagramalokayet etadvyadhivinasakari yaminam padmasanam procyate// H.P.I.44 Scriptures …