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 …

Trataka : Yogic Kriya for Concentration Improvement

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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 …

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 …

Surya Namaskar the whole body exercise

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Surya Namaskar is instant yoga to keep whole body fit. It also keeps the mind calm and active. It is a set of 9 yoga asnas which is a great cardio-vascularworkout. Lets get to business of knowing these postures in brief. Pranayam – Standing with folded hands and relaxing yourThe asana requires standing with a straight backbone, relaxed …

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 …

Yajna and its significance in Yoga

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Yajna (Fire Ceremony) is done before starting any kind of teaching in India. The same is done before a batch starts in Yoga teacher training at Ojashvi. So what is the significance of this ceremony and how is it connected to Yoga? For that we need to know this very interesting fact. A Yajna Kund …

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 …