Knowing Yourself in Each and Every Moment (Adjust Your Asana Practice to Your Present Body Need)

Everything Including Your Body Goes Through Continuous Change Your body and mind exist under the law of impermanence. You are continuously changing. One day you feel really happy, another day you are sad. One day, you feel stiff and tender while another day, you feel open and flexible. This is an important aspect of yourself...

Yoga and Meditation for Mental Disorders

Acceptance is the opposite of fantasy or expectations. Expecting something to be different to how it is, is the biggest cause of mental disorders. This is what triggers us to creating a fantasy world to which we can escape. Like creating a dream in a waking state to be able to run away there...

Yoga Heals Your Body and Soul (Asana, Pranayama and Meditation for Your Life)

We treat our body like a black box that we are afraid to look into. It is common to drown out all the clues that the body gives us – instead of reaching the source of our somatic states, we use ready-made painkillers, sleep pills, stimulants, exciting drugs. Deprived of body awareness, we can not...

Choices That Shape Your Entire Life (And How Yoga Can Empower You to Create the Reality You Really Want to Live In)

Life is a field of activity - call it nature, universe, prakrti (Sanskrit word), space-time matrix, quantum field, or by any other name. It is absolutely experiential to any participant of it. Activity means a constant action. And this action is inevitable to all living beings. We all dwell inside the action game of the...

What is the True Meaning of Hatha Yoga (And How Knowing It Can Improve Your Practice Today)

What is the True Meaning of Hatha Yoga?
There are 2 different interpretations of the word "hatha". First interpretation comes from Sanskrit word "hatha" means wilful or forceful. And some people understand it as physical and psychological strength / will power required for the practice. Or that the main focus of the practice is achieving power. However, this understanding is somewhat shallow and...

Who Was the First Yogi and the First Yoga Guru (Indian Ancient Mythology Behind This Most Practiced Discipline in the World)

Who Was the First Yogi and the First Yoga Guru
In Hinduism there are 3 Gods representing the principal functions of the Universe. Brahman is the Creator; Vishnu the Sustainer; and Shiva the Destroyer. The cycle of existence requires these 3 cycles - firstly to make things and beings, then to maintain them and eventually break them down to primordial matter to bring back...

What Yoga Really Is? (Why Does It Fascinate So Many People?)

People understand Yoga as different things. Some think it's physical exercise of asanas to get health through strength and flexibility of the physical body. Some imagine meditating person sitting with closed eyes to raise the level of awareness. Some consider it exercises with specific breathing ways to get special powers. And still others associate...

7 Qualities of a Real Yoga Guru (Do They Really Exist Nowadays?)

7 Qualities of a Real Guru
The real Guru embodies the divine virtues of: Vidya - Wisdom or ClarityDharma - Righteous BehaviourVinamrata - HumilityNushkanabhaav - SelflessnessKaruna - CompassionTyaag - Self-sacrificeBhakti - Love Let's reflect on what these divine qualities are in more detail: 1. Vidya, wisdom or clarity is the right or correct knowledge about the true nature of life and the Universe....

Surya Namaskar – Asana + Mantra + Chakra + Breath Cycle (12 Poses Sequence of Sun Salutation, Where to Focus in the Body and How to Connect it with...

Surya Namaskar - Asana + Mantra + Chakra + Breath Cycle
Surya Namaskar = Sun Salutation is a Hatha Yoga asana practice consisting of 12 poses performed in sequence. In sanskrit Surya means the Sun and Namaskar, the Salutation. Hence it is a practice of greeting the life-giving energy of the Sun to bring warmth, strength and clarity within. Surya Namaskar was developed by Tirumalai Krishnamacharya...

4 Accompaniments to the Mind Distractions on the Yoga Path – Sahabhuva (And How to Overcome It!)

4 Accompaniments to the Mind Distractions on the Yoga Path - Sahabhuva
Dukha - Pain (both physical and psychological)Daurmanasya - Depression (feeling of sadness, despair, futility)Angamejayatva - Tremor (shakiness of the body)Shvasa/Prashvasa - Irregular Breathing (disturbed respiration) Patanjali Yoga Sutras ।1-31।पतंजलि योग सूत्र ।१-३२। दुःखदौर्मनस्याङ्गमेजयत्वश्वासप्रश्वासाः विक्षेपसहभुवः।दुःख दौर्मनस्य अङ्गमेजयत्व श्वास-प्रश्वासाः विक्षेपसहभुवः। Sanskrit transliteration: duhkha daurmanasya angamejayatva shvasa-prashvasa viksepa sahabhuvaha Pain, depression, tremor and irregular breathing are following disturbances (to the mind...

9 Impediments of the Mind on the Yoga Path – Antarayah (And How to Stop Them Right Now!)

9 Impediments of the Mind on the Yoga Path - Antarayah
Vyadhi – IllnessStyana – DullnessSamshaya – DoubtPramada – NegligenceAlasya – LazinessAvirati – Excessive SensualityBhrantidarshana – False PerceptionAlabdhabhumikatva – Not Attaining StagesAnavasthitatvani – Not Maintaining Achieved Level Yoga Sutras of Patanjali ।1-30। पतंजलि योग सूत्र ।१-३०। व्याधिस्त्यानसंशयप्रमादालस्याविरतिभ्रन्तिदर्शनालबधभूमिकत्वानवस्थितत्वानि चित्तविक्षेपास्तेSन्तरायाः।व्याधि स्त्यान संशय प्रमाद आलस्य अविरति भ्रन्तिदर्शन अलबधभूमिकत्व अनवस्थितत्वानि चित्तविक्षेपाः थे अन्तरायाः। Sanskrit transliteration: vyaadhi styaana samshaya pramaada aalasya avirati bhraantidarshana...

6 Causes of Failure on the Yoga Path – Badhaka Tattvas (And How to Prevent Them Right Away!)

6 Badhaka Tattvas - 6 Causes of Failure on the Yoga Path
Atyahara - Excessive EatingPratyasa - Physical ExertionPrajalpa - TalkativenessNiyamagraha - Rigid Rules / Fanatical RitualismJanasanga - Association with Wrong PeopleLaulyam - Fickleness of the MindAtyahara - Excessive Eating 1. Atyahara - Excessive Eating According to the yogic rules of diet, the food should be sattvic in nature (vegetarian, fresh, nutritious, appetising, soft, well lubricated and easily...

6 Success Assuring Principles on the Yoga Path – Sadhaka Tattvas (And How to Warrant Them for Yourself?)

6 Sadhaka Tattvas - 6 Principles Assuring Success on the Yoga Path
Utsaha - Enthusiasm / CheerfulnessSahasa - CourageDhairya - Patience / PerseveranceTattvagnyana - Knowledge about PracticeNischaya - DeterminationJanasanga Parityaga - Avoiding Company of Wrong People 1. Utsaha - Enthusiasm / Cheerfulness To have success at anything we need to put a good feeling in it. The importance of this point should never be underestimated. Probably this is...

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