Panca Maha Bhutas

Panca Maha Bhutas

Panca Maha Bhutas – Five Elements of Nature.
Panca Mahabhuta- five elements are found in Vedas
Five Elements of Nature. five elements provide the foundation for the entire physical world. Ayurveda recognizes these elements–Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth—as the building blocks of all material existence.
The Panca Bhutas are also called Panca – Tattvas and it will help us to understand Read More…

Progress in the yogic path

Progress in the yogic path

Progress in the yogic path: The factor which determines the rate of the yogi’s progress is the nature of the means he adopts in the pursuit of his aim, Ashtanga yoga of Maharishi Patanjali points out only the broad principles of the general method which has to be followed in liberating human consciousness from the limitations of ignorance and gaining self realization. It is true that in this syRead More…

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THE FOUR PATHS OF YOGA

There are four main paths of Yoga – Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga. Each is suited to a different temperament or approach to life. All the paths lead ultimately to the same destination – to union with Brahman or God – and the lessons of each of them need to be integrated if true wisdom is to be attained. KARMA YOGA – THE YOGA OF ACTION Karma Yoga is the Yoga of Action. It is tRead More…

health benefits of yoga

health benefits of yoga

At the physical level, yoga and its cleansing practices have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders. More importantly, yoga is extremely effective in: Increasing Flexibility – yoga has positions that act upon the various joints of the body including those joints that are never really on the ‘radar screen’ let alone exercised. Increasing lubrication of the joints, liRead More…

Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold Pose)

Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold Pose)

Uttanasana is Sanskrit word, “ut” means intense, “tan” means to stretch or extend and “asana” means pose. In English, we call this pose the Standing Forward Bend. But in any language, this incredibly beneficial posture is both therapeutic and revitalizing. In Uttanasana, your head is below your heart. This allows the unusual occasion for blood to rush to your head (rather than your feRead More…

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama – The cleansing breath

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama The cleansing breath Pranayama is a compound word which constitutes of the two words Prana and Ayama. Where prana stands for vital energy, Ayama for extension. Pranayama means to extend the vital energy. The practice of Pranayama can be taken up safely and profitably only as a part of the full yogic discipline and when adequately prepared of other accessories of yoga suchRead More…

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Health Benefits of bridge pose (Setu Bandhasana)

Relaxes whole body with bridge pose (Setubandhasana): In sanskrit ‘Bridge’ means ‘Setu’, ‘Bandha’ means ‘Lock’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. The poses look like the shape of the bridge, so this pose is called as bridge poses  i.e. Setubandhasana. Basically this pose is effective in relaxing the body and reducing stress. It stretches the chest, spinal cord and neck. Also knRead More…

meditation

Meditation

Many students misunderstand meditation. They think it means withdrawing from the world and avoiding their responsibilities and relationships. Meditation is not needed for this; you already have many ways to avoid your duties. Meditation is the simple and exact process of becoming aware of who are you. It is the practice of gently freeing you from the worries that gnaw at you so that you can be freRead More…

Realisation of Perfection

Om purnamadah, purnamidam, purnat purnamudachyate, Purnasya, purnamadaya, purnamevavashishyate Om shantih, shantih, shantih This creation, having a form and full of many attributes is perfect because only a Perfect can be born out of the Perfect. If the perfect is taken out of the Perfect, what remains is also Perfect. Om, Peace, Peace, Peace. The world is like a beautiful picture gRead More…

Sadhana-Practice

Sadhana – Practice

Sadhana – Practice: The process in which aspirant unfolds develops and enlightens himself is called Sadhana. Sadhana is that practice which has the power to carry the seeker to his objective. Our object is to realise the truth of life. We have to bring about our maximum development and arouse and express the power lying dormant within us. It is possible through practice alone. Life itself shoulRead More…

Who is a Yogi?

Who is a Yogi?

Who is a Yogi?: This life stands between the two ends of birth and death. Our life, emerging from behind the curtain of the unknown, exhibits itself for some time to this manifest world and then makes its exit, merging with the known again. This life is like a manuscript which has lost its pages in the beginning and at the end. One who seeks to find these missing pages is called as yogi. Life is nRead More…

YOGA-NIDRA-–-THE-BLISSFUL-RELAXATION

Yoga Nidra – The blissful Relaxation

Yoga Nidra – The blissful Relaxation Most people sleep without resolving their tensions, This is termed nidra. Nidra means sleep, no matter what or why, But yoga nidra means sleep after throwing off the burdens, It is of a blissful, higher quality altogether. When awareness is separate and distinct from the modifications of mind. When waking, dream and deep sleep pass like cRead More…

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Why You Need Yoga in Your Life

Why You Need Yoga in Your Life : Misery should go and bliss should come – this is the goal of all living beings. We are endlessly in search of bliss everywhere. Why are we in search of happiness and bliss? We are in search of bliss because that is our essential nature we are seeing only a faint shadow of that supreme bliss and hence this craving of bliss. Secondly, suffering should go. There arRead More…

Insight into Vedanta

What is Vedanta? ‘Veda’ means ‘knowledge’, and ‘Anta’ means ‘the highest’. Vedanta, therefore, stands for the highest knowledge. There are many nuances of truth. ‘Someone is sitting there’, is true. ‘John is sitting there’,is also true. ‘John is sitting on the bench there’, is a greater truth. ‘ John is sitting on the bench and reading a book’ is still a greater truth.  Evidently, gradations in tRead More…