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Without firm foundations a house cannot stand. Without the practice of the principles of yama and niyama, which lay down firm foundations for building character, there cannot be an integrated personality. Practice of asanas without the backing of yama and niyama is mere acrobatics. Know More

Yoga Asanas

Yoga is good for your mind and good for your body. Of the three important components of a balanced fitness program— flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular conditioning— yoga directly provides the first two and has the potential to enhance the third. Scientific studies on the health benefits of yoga have found that it can be useful in a wide range of conditions, including hypertension, asthma, depression, arthritis, heart disease, epilepsy, and cancer. Know More

Pranayama and Bandhas

Breath is the essence of life. You inhale for the first time shortly after arriving in the world even before your umbilical cord is cut. From that moment on you take approximately seventeen thousand breaths each day,which over a lifetime totals about 500 million breaths. In your final moments on this planet, you exhale for the last time; that breath defines the end of your life. Know More

Meditation Calming a Turbulent Mind

The activity in your mind is communicated to every cell in your body. When your mind is turbulent, your messenger molecules communicate turbulence to your cells, tissues, and organs. If you can quiet your mind, you can send messages of peace and harmony to every cell in your body. To experience the real essence of yoga—the full integration of body, mind, and spirit—you need to develop the ability to calm your mental turbulence Know More

The Law of Least Effort

The Law of Least Effort states that nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease. If you look at the ebb and flow of the tides, the blossoming of a flower, or the movement of the stars, you do not see nature straining. There is rhythm and balance in the natural world, and when you are in harmony with nature, you can make use of the Law of Least Effort by minimizing your effort and maximizing your effect. Know More

The Law of Karma

The third spiritual law of success pertains to karma, or cause and effect. Every action we take generates a force of energy that returns to us in kind—as we sow, so we reap.When we consciously choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success. Know More

The Law of Giving and Receiving

Giving and receiving is the low of life.When we give with love and accept with deepest gratitude our souls rejoice.The second spiritual law of success is the Law of Giving and Receiving, which states that the universe operates through dynamic exchange. Your body is in constant and dynamic exchange with the body of the universe. Know More

The Law of Pure Potentiality

Through the Low of Pour Portentiality,I can create anything,anytime,anywhere The first spiritual law of success is the Law of Pure Potentiality,which states that at the core of your being you are pure awareness. This realm of pure wareness is the domain of all possibilities and underlies creativity in all its forms. Pure consciousness is your spiritual essence and the source of your joy in life. Know More

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga to the practice of yoga because the principles that underlie yoga are the principles that support a life of balance,flexibility, and vitality. The practice of yoga is practice for life. Success in yoga provides a template for success in life. Know More

Yoga Is Union

The proliferation of yoga classes and yoga centers throughout the Western world is a tribute to yoga’s indisputable power to enliven physical well-being. In cities across North America, Europe, and Australia, yoga studios offer students a vast range of styles and techniques designed to enhance fitness. Know More

KATHA UPANISHAD THE PATH TO SHIVA

Yoga means union of man with his Higher Self. It is an ancient discipline that can be traced back as far as the third century B.C., when the forest dwelling ascetics broke away from the traditional material values of society, and sought to free them selves from the chains of karma. Know More

Karma is the Starting Point of Yoga

Karma yoga, also called Karma marga, is one of the three spiritual paths in Hinduism.People usually think that yoga means no more than controlling the breath and sitting stone-like Know More

Meditation Techniques

Meditation is a practice of finding balance between effort and surrender; balancing the will power to sustain concentration and detachment from distraction to remain in the heightened state of awareness, and the ability to relax, surrender and let go of all expectations and desires. There are many simple techniques for meditation to bring the mind into focus, returning it to stillness; Slow and steady Pranayama can always be engaged to refresh and revitalize the mind if it’s feeling tired, fatigued or unfocused. Here are a few examples of meditation techniques: Know More

Pranayama – Art of Breathing

Pranayama is the extension of life force energy in the body, which supports health and longevity. Pranayama is the breathing practice of yoga and is the disciplining of our life force energy (prana), to remove blockages within our physical and energetic system, to clear illness and pain and ignite the spine to help regulate the nervous systems, so that we may achieve higher states of consciousness and awareness. Know More

The Practice: Basic Alignment Guidelines

Guidelines for Practice from Patanjali’s yoga Sutras: Shrtire Sukham Asanam Asana (posture, seated position, physical practice) is steady (strong; steady, stable, motionless) and comfortable (ease filled, happy, light, relaxed). Performed with willingness as well as acceptance. Firm as well as pleasant. Strong as well as relaxed. Maintained with effort as well as ease. Focus on the Breath. Know More

Karmayoga

Arjuna asks [Krsna] whether it is not a sin to wage war and slay friends and relatives in battle. It seems to us a natural and reasonable question.Sri Krsna Paramatman gives an answer in the Bhagvadgita. An action that outwardly seems to be bad and cruel need not necessarily be sinful. Acts that apparently cause pain to others may have to be committed for the good of the world and there is no sin in them. Know More

Yoga

Yoga is the practice of traditional physical and mental disciplines associated with Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. It is believed to date back to 900 BCE among figures found in classic Yoga poses. Know More

The Practice: Asana Hatha

Yoga (Ha = sun , tha= moon) is an umbrella term for the systems of physical postures that our culture today has come to associate the term Yoga. It is the path of bodily discipline, whose highest purpose is to purify the body to give one awareness and control over the internal states, rendering the body/mind fit for meditation. The physical practice of yoga is called asana – physical postures linked with breath and movement to build internal heat, called tapas. Know More

Yoga Philosophy: Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga (Ashta – 8, Anga – Limb) is the path to enlightenment that offers guidelines for a peaceful, meaningful and purposeful life.The first four stages of Patanjali's Ashtanga yoga concentrate on refining our personalities, gaining mastery over the body, and developing an energetic awareness of ourselves. They are preparation for the next 4 limbs. The second half of the journey deals with the senses, the mind, and attaining a higher state of consciousness.The Yamas and Niyamas can be approached individually or they can be seen as a progressive system towards Realization. Know More

Introduction to Yoga (What is Yoga?)

The word yoga literally means “to yoke” or “union”. More than just a practice of physical exercises, Yoga is the coming together of the individual self or consciousness, with the infinite universal consciousness or spirit. Yoga is a method of inquiry in to the nature of the mind, which emphasizes practice and direct experience. The “Goal” of Yoga: The “goal” of yoga is to align to the universal consciousness in order to experience joy, freedom and the stillness of full consciousness. Alignment, is related to mind and body, and refers to how various parts of us are integrated and interconnected. Know More

Why not All Samskaras for All?

Jatakarma, namakarana, annaprasana and caula are common to all jatis. Only Brahmins, Ksatriyas and Vaisyas have the upanayana ceremony. There is nothing discriminatory about this nor need there be any quarrel over the same. People belonging to the fourth varna do physical work to serve the world and in the process acquire inner purity. Know More

Importance of Agni

Agni, the sacred fire, must be kept burning throughout a Brahmins life.The Brahmacarin or bachelor - student must perform the samidadhana everyday. After he is married, with Agni as witness, he becomes a grhastha (householder). He must now perform the aupasana in the fire. For the vanaprastha (forest recluse), there is a sacred fire called kaksagni. Know More

Sruti-Smriti - Srauta-Smarta

Those who follow the tradition of Acarya are called "Smartas". The word "Smarta" literally means one who adheres to the Smrtis. To say that the Acarya descended to earth to uphold the Vedas and that those who follow his path are Smartas implies that the Vedas and Smrtis are one.The rites that are not explicitly mentioned in the Vedas but are dealt with in the Smrtis are called Smarta karmas and those that are explicitly mentioned are called Srauta karmas. This does not mean that the Smarta rites are in anyway inferior to Srauta Know More

Pada or Foot

I said Chandas is the foot of the Vedapurusa. Poetry also has its foot. In tamil poetry there are iradikkural (stanzas with two feet), naladiar(stanzas with four feet), etc: adi here has the same meaning as pada, that is foot. Naladiar does not mean four adiyars. Great devotees are called adiyars because they lie at the lotus feet of the Lord Know More

Yoga and Speech (Hindu Dharma)

When you play the harmonium the nagasvaram or the flute the sound is produced by the air discharged in various measures through different outlets. Our throat has a similar system to produce sound. It is not that the throat alone is involved in this process. How do we speak and sing.Speaking or singing is an exercise that has its source below the navel in the muladhara or root-base of the spinal column. Know More

The Four Vedas(Hindu Dharma)

"Anantah vai Vedah", the Vedas are unending. The seers have, however, revealed to us only a small part of them but it is sufficient for our welfare in this world and next. We are not going to create many universes like Brahma that we should know all the Vedas. We need to know only as many as are necessary to ensure our good in this world. Know More

Mantra Yoga (Hindu dharma)

The fourteen worlds constitute an immensely vast kingdom. It has an emperor and all living beings are his subjects. This kingdom as well as its ruler is eternal and it has its own laws. If the kingdom and the kingemperor are eternal, the law also must be so. This law is constituted by the Vedas. Though the kingdom, the cosmos, is called "anadi", it is dissolved and created again and again. Know More

The Rig Veda Part 7

The Rig veda is an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. It is one of the four sacred canonical texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas. The Rigveda is the oldest known Vedic Sanskrit text. Its early layers are one of the oldest extant texts in any Indo-European language. Know More

The Vedas

The Vedas are the religious texts which inform the religion of Hinduism (also known as Sanatan Dharma meaning “Eternal Order” or “Eternal Path”). ... The Vedas existed in oral form and were passed down from master to student for generations until they were committed to writing between c. 1500 - c Know More

How to Use a Subconscious Mind to Seek Solutions (Habits and Subconscious)

Most people in the world do not know the use of a subconscious mind or they do not believe in its power. However, it is a known fact that if you can use your subconscious mind to its full, then you can find solutions to almost any problems in your life. Know More

The Vedas PART-2

The Vedas are a large body of religious texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. There are four Vedas: the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Atharvaveda. Know More

How to Take Control of Your Subconscious Mind(Habits and Subconscious)

Subconscious mind is a highly complex zone of the mind. It is difficult to understand what the subconscious mind says. People who understand what their subconscious mind wants to say can hear their inner voice. It is that part of the brain that deals with the emotions and feelings of a human being. Know More

The Vedas

The Vedas are a large body of religious texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. There are four Vedas: the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Atharvaveda. Know More

HINDU ASCETICISM(Hindu Ethics)

Throughout the history of Hinduism ascetic ideals have maintained so strong a hold on the minds of the cultured and uncultured classes alike that it may be well to devote some attention to the subject of asceticism itself. There is no land in the world in which ascetic practices have been so widely followed. Know More

How to Understand if You Have A Subconscious Mind Or Not

Many people think that they are in full control of their life. They fail to realize the simple fact that not everything works according to their control. Know More

Can You Achieve Success by the Use of Subconscious Mind

It is a fact that you can achieve success by the use of subconscious mind. But the question is how to achieve success using subconscious mind. Know More

Types Of Meditation

Meditation has become a universal practice giving people a way to cultivate an inner sense of peace and happiness. There are numerous religions that practice meditation, although they practice it in different ways and for various reasons. Know More

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Personal success is not the outcome of hard work, precise plans or a driving ambition, but rather of understanding our basic nature as human being and being in line with the laws of nature Basically there are seven spiritual laws of success, which operate in much the same way as scientific laws such as the law of gravity. Know More

Five Pranayama That You Should Perform Everyday

Nowadays, more and more people from different spheres of life are adopting Yoga and making it an integral part of their daily regime owing to the undeniably fast paced and challenging life that we are living as practicing Yoga such as Pranayama regularly helps in attaining a healthy body and mind. Know More

आखिर 21 जून को ही क्यों मनाया जाता है योग दिवस

21 जून के दिन सूरज जल्दी उदय होता है और देरी से ढलता है. माना जाता है कि इस दिन सूर्य का तेज सबसे प्रभावी रहता है, और प्रकृति की सकारात्मक उर्जा सक्रिय रहती है. 21 जून को ही योग दिवस मनाने के पीछे एक पौराणिक कथा भी है. कथाओं के अनुसार योग का पहला प्रसार शिव द्वारा उनके सात शिष्यों के बीच किया गया. कहते हैं कि इन सप्त ऋषियों को ग्रीष्म संक्राति के बाद आने वाली पहली पूर्णिमा के दिन योग की दीक्षा दी गई थी, जिसे शिव के अवतरण के तौर पर भी मनाते हैं. इसे दक्षिणायन के नाम से भी जाना जाता है. Know More

Samayika Attain your peace

How meditation is a part of Jainism. A way to remember the divine by healing yourself! Know More

5 yoga asanas that promise to reduce belly fat

Yoga is the art of taming your mind and controlling your conscious senses to be active all day long. Practicing yoga makes you more conscious to the whispers of your body.  Know More

Did you know that Pranayama doesnt just relieve stress but also makes you stronger

How much thought do you give to each breath that you take Breathing is an involuntary function. Most of the time, you will breathe without even thinking about it, which is both a good and bad thing. Its good because you dont have to remind yourself to take a breath. Its terrible because your breathing is affected by stress and strain. Know More

Yoga and its five major health benefits

A few minutes of yoga daily can be a great way to get rid of stress both in body and mind Know More

Different Types of Pranayama Techniques

Different Types of Pranayama Techniques Know More

9 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Pranayama (Yoga Breathing)

For thousands of years, Eastern cultures have regarded the breath as a powerful force for healing, well-being, and attaining states of higher awareness. Know More

The Basis of Strong Immunity is Balance - The Ayurvedic Perspective

Ayurveda is the science of balance. The focus on symptoms or particular illnesses circulating at any given time is not the primary focus of Ayurveda. It is certainly concerned with these, but rather it addresses the core of health, that which allows illness to take place in the first place – imbalance. Ayurveda encourages daily, life-long attention to maintaining balance. Know More

Yoga and its benefits .

Yoga is an answer to all the problems of life. Know More

Unfolding Yoga in The Bhagavad Gita

Yoga is clear, discerning, totally voluntary, dynamic participation in one’s life. Know More

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