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YOGA AND SCIENCE

Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on YOGA AND SCIENCE

YOGA AND SCIENCE

Yoga and Science both fields have existed for hundreds of years but they have not been often mentioned together or regarded as related to each other. While there was not the denying of the health benefits of Yoga but a greater acceptance of Yoga as an advanced Science is still to happen. Modern times are surely opening up to the possibility of an existing connection between Yoga and Science! Can there be any parallels drawn between the Spiritual practice of Yoga and Science? Let’s explore. We are all aware of Albert Einstein’s Theory of...

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GROWTH OF YOGA THERAPY

Posted by on March 19, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on GROWTH OF YOGA THERAPY

GROWTH OF YOGA THERAPY

The subject of Yoga is a beautiful gift for humanity and today we see a big upsurge in its popularity. Not only there is an increase in the number of Yoga practitioners but also an equal increase in the number of Yoga teachers. From Hatha Yoga to Ashtanga to Hot Yoga, the world is also witnessing the emergence of many different styles and forms of Yoga. One of the major aspects that has contributed to the huge growth of Yoga is its therapeutic effect. Yoga is today being extensively used as a therapy by many Yoga schools and is also gaining...

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HOW TO PREPARE BODY AND MIND FOR PRANAYAMA

Posted by on January 16, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on HOW TO PREPARE BODY AND MIND FOR PRANAYAMA

HOW TO PREPARE BODY AND MIND FOR PRANAYAMA

Pranayama practice is one of the practices in Yoga that works using the breath as a medium to establish a direct connection with the life energy (Prana). Life energy exists everywhere and once the direct one ness with the prana is established breath is dropped automatically (in Samadhi). Though Pranayama is practiced by using breath as a tool, the posture of the body assumed while doing pranayama and the state of mind at that point of time also play an equally important role. This happens due to the direct relationship between the...

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UNDERSTANDING YOGIC ANATOMY

Posted by on October 29, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on UNDERSTANDING YOGIC ANATOMY

UNDERSTANDING YOGIC ANATOMY

The term anatomy in common language is the science that deals with the human body. In the science of Yoga however, anatomy covers much more than just this body. The Yogic anatomy divides an individual into five sheaths or layers: body, breath, mind, wisdom and soul. These 5 layers are arranged in order from gross to subtle; the body being the grossest and the soul the subtlest. Gross things are those that can be touched, seen clearly, have mass etc. while the subtle things can only be felt and experienced. Another important point to note...

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JUST TO BE

Posted by on August 18, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on JUST TO BE

JUST TO BE

In this blog, we will reflect on the practice of meditation, an integral part of Yoga. Meditation is a very ancient practice that has been used to open doors of wisdom by connecting to the real self. Its importance and effect in one’s daily life cannot be denied. With the constantly increasing stress levels of the so called modern man, meditation is re gaining its importance and is also undoubtedly much needed. However, de stressing is just a byproduct of meditation, its main purpose is dissolution of mind altogether. Let us understand this...

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BEYOND SPACE AND TIME

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on BEYOND SPACE AND TIME

BEYOND SPACE AND TIME

Having taken birth on this planet as humans gives us a definite advantage over other forms of life existing here .Undisputedly, we are the most evolved and advanced species amongst all. Humans have made many inventions, unraveled many secrets of the universe but still haven’t been able to tame all. We are still bound by natural laws, by the influences of universal forces that are beyond our control, we are still bound by life and death! Yogic science establishes that as long as man will be caught in the clutches of space and time, he will...

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YOGA AND SELF-AWARENESS

Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on YOGA AND SELF-AWARENESS

YOGA AND SELF-AWARENESS

We all have life in us and we call ourselves “alive”. But what is the quality of life that we are living? The most crucial factor that determines the quality of any individuals’ life is his level of self-awareness. Without self-awareness an individual continues to live in ignorance and is dead even while he is living. Self-awareness simply put is awareness of the self, it is being aware of your own self. The “self” has manifested itself in this creation in the form of body, breath and mind and hence self-awareness encompasses the awareness of...

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PRATAYHARA – THE ART OF WITHDRAWING THE SENSES

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on PRATAYHARA – THE ART OF WITHDRAWING THE SENSES

PRATAYHARA – THE ART OF WITHDRAWING THE SENSES

Pratyahara, which is translated as withdrawal of senses is one of the eight limbs of Yoga. The five senses that humans have are of course a beautiful gift of nature, but yoga views them as a limitation. According to the yogic texts there is much more to experience in this creation and if we limit our experiences to what we can see or what we can hear, we just continue to live a very limited life. And therefore the concept of withdrawing the senses. THE ROLE OF SENSES IN HUMAN LIFE Human beings experience life through sense organs. Senses are...

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THE BEST STRETCH!

Posted by on December 3, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on THE BEST STRETCH!

THE BEST STRETCH!

Asana or posture practice is the third in the eight limbs of yoga. Through the practice of postures one tries to cross the limitation of this physical body by travelling inwards to the subtle layers of breath and mind. Postures involve movement and stretching of this body in different directions. The ease of doing a posture is directly proportional to the extent to which the body can stretch. What can probably prevent the body from stretching? Is it merely a question of flexibility? Let us explore. The yogic philosophy establishes a clear...

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PRACTICE FOR THE SELF

Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on PRACTICE FOR THE SELF

PRACTICE FOR THE SELF

In this blog I decided to write a little something on the various important aspects of self-practice. As yogis in building, we all dedicate some time daily to the practice of Yoga. And we seek not only fitness but much more. Just some thoughts on how should we approach our daily practice. It is generally advised to start our day with Yoga practice and hence it should be preferably done in the very early hours of the morning. Also, a combination of asanas, pranayamas and mediation is suggested for a daily practice. The first thing then that I...

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