Kapalbhati – An introduction to the Frontal Lobe Cleansing

Kapalbhati-pranayama-steps

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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