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 …

Happy New Year 2017

Wish you all happy and Prosperous New Year 2017. Around the world 1st January is being celebrated as the festive time. New Year celebration is a time to feel the joy in abundance. In this moment we shall contemplate on our goals and priorities to achieve them successfully. The entrance of the year can help …

Yoga Asana; Its Practice and Benefits – Part 1

Definition Asana is a posture in harmony with one’s inner consciousness it aims at the attainment of a sustained and comfortable sitting posture to facilitate meditation. Yoga Asanas also help in balancing and harmonizing the basic structure of the human body. Therefore, they have a range of therapeutic uses too. Maharshi Patanjali in his classical work …

Diet and Nutrition

Healthy food culture Food is essential for survival, growth and for maintaining good health. It is important to maintain healthy food culture to achieve the good health. There are three important factors which help to develop the discipline on our Diet and Nutrition. The selection of the Quality of the food The quantity of the …

Preliminary Yoga – Development of Strong Will power, Intelligence and Emotions

  The great Sage Maharshi Patanjali explains the practical preparation to be successful in the Journey of Yoga in the form of preliminary preparation of Practical Yoga in his classical work of Patanjala Yoga Sutras as, Tapah Svadhyaya Ishwara Paranidhanani Kriya Yogah   [Chapter II.1] Austerity, Self study and surrendering to the supreme forms the preliminary …

Harmony in life through Yoga

Yoga brings harmony

You must have heard about the fact that Yoga is more than just physical exercise. It is more of spiritual and meditative practice which helps to change the lifestyle. But for understanding the practice better you should sign up for beginner’s classes for yoga as yoga is better understood under the tutelage of a practicing …

Kriya Yoga – A Journey in Personal Purification

Kriya Yoga is one of the covert Yoga techniques which were lost in the annals of time. It was the great Kriya Avatar the “immortal Babaji” who re-introduced this subtle purification technique to the world again. His disciple Paramhansa Yogananda known all over the world for his book “The Autobiography of a Yogi” carried the …

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 …

Pranayama – Strengthening the Life force by Breathing Right

Pranayama and Breath

We start breathing much before we are born and the inhaling exhaling process stops only when the life force goes out. Thus, breathing is the most important process in our body. In fact, it is breathing that is the key to all our mind and body can do. It provides oxygen which is essential for …