Category «Yoga»

Historical Development of Yoga

The history of yoga is not a very certain one due to its oral transmission of sacred texts and the secretive nature of the teachings. The early teachings of yoga were transcribed on fragile palm leaves which were easily perishable, lost or destroyed. The Development of Yoga can be dated back to over 5,000 years …

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 and the Modern World

Yoga is one among the six classical systems of Indian Philosophy. Yoga Sutras of Maharshi Patanjali is the oldest textbook of Yoga. The metaphysics of the Samkhya Philosophy was meticulously structured and explained in the text in order to understand the fundamental causes of the miseries or the sufferings of the mankind.  The principles and …

Women Health and Yoga

Experts over the years have recommended yoga for women to help them easily pass through the mountain of demands and needs scribbled on their daily task list. It won’t be wrong to say that women are expected to multi-task all the time. They start their day by being the perfect homemaker, followed by their professional …

Yoga and Physical Health

Health is precious treasure of every individual looking at the harmony and happiness in the life. Physical health is necessary for wellbeing and the productivity. Philosophical traditions of India put the emphasis of leading a meaning full life to achieve the ultimate aim of the life through the theory of Purusharthas. “Sharir Madhyam Khalu Dharma …

Yama Niyama – Ethical Preparation in Yoga

When a child takes his first two steps, he is into learning to walk. Soon he starts running, but the importance of the first two steps never diminishes. Same is the case with Yoga and its first two steps Yama and Niyama. Without completing these steps, yoga is unimaginable. So today we will learn 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 …

Neti: Shatkriya for Sinus Problems

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    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 …

Nauli: The Technique for Cleansing Inner Organs

Nauli is one of the Shatkarmas in Yogic Kriyas, which is an integral part of Hatha Yoga. This kriya uses the abdominal muscles to massage the organs in the abdomen and stomach region. It has immense health benefits, but the kriya is a bit difficult for beginners. It cannot be learnt quickly and requires spending …

The Seven Chakras in the Human Body

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The chakras in Yoga are very important. Even modern medical science has now acknowledged the importance of these points present in human body. There are seven chakras in our body. In meditation the chakras are very important. They are the centers of energy in our body. In a perfect state the seven chakras should be open and …