Surya Namaskar the whole body exercise

surya namaskara

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 …

Obstacles for Yoga practice and their Consequences

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Practice of Yoga brings vigor, vitality and higher level of productivity to an individual practitioner in addition to the best possible physical and mental health. To reap such benefits it is always necessary to follow the practice of Yoga continuously for prolonged time with firm dedication without having interruptions in the practice. But due one …

The Role and need of Yoga Teacher

The Role and need of Yoga Teacher

Yoga teaching profession is meticulous service which requires a comprehensive knowledge of Yoga practices and its principles. Yoga is not only physical practice in nature but it is more subtle in experience and practice, as it relates to the discipline of our mind and body including our emotions. The dimensions of Yoga teaching require a …

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 …

Travel to Rishikesh

Sunset view of Ganga

Rishikesh indeed is a heavenly abode. Rightly termed rishikesh the locks of rishis it is a place to learn about your own soul. I have been living in Ghaziabad for long and was told by my friends that I should visit the place in a weekend. I got a chance in third week of november …