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Total Yoga workshop in Pune with Yoga Nidra and the Yoga Sutras

By |July 28th, 2015|

To mark the occasion of Guru Purnima, we at Total Yoga welcome all our dear students for a Yoga session taught by Manish Pole that includes Yoga Nidra and is followed by a talk on the Yoga Sutras. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event at Artsphere, Kalyaninagar from 8:30-10am on Saturday, August 1st.

RSVP: director@total-yoga.org ; +91 9503582479

Yoga News Daily 28th July 2015

By |July 28th, 2015|

Dear Yogis, we are going to collate the most important news on Yoga every day and present it to you for easy reading. Here’s everything that we find newsworthy in yoga today; and also a little bit of inspirational content with an occasional Wacky story thrown in for good measure (there’s plenty of those in the modern yoga world!!)

YOGA ASANAS TO DEAL WITH DEPRESSION

The silent killer depression, the first step to dealing with it,  is to accept that its happening to you. While you may have read a lot of ways to cope with it, yoga comes to your rescue even here.

Try this complete yoga routine that you can follow to combat depression, from warm up, asana sequence to cool down. Read more here >>

 

 

YOGA- PANTS MAKER LULULEMON IS INTRODUCING A BEER

Lululemon—that company of see-through yoga pant infamy that arguably singlehandedly launched the “atheleisure” trend in comfortable, everyday sportswear—is introducing a specialty beer, the Curiosity Lager. Read more here >> 

 

 

 

 

 INNER  TRUTH: WHAT IS KARMA YOGA ? 

What is Karma-Yoga? The knowledge of the secret of work. We see that the whole universe is working. For what? For salvation, for liberty; from the atom to the highest being, working for the one end, liberty for the mind, for the body, for the spirit. All things are always trying to get freedom, flying away from bondage. The sun, the moon, the earth, the planets, all are trying to fly away from bondage. Read More Here>>  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon …..3 more exciting stories!

-Jagdeep Dosanjh-Badwal-

Guru Purnima meditation

By |July 27th, 2015|

Guru Purnima is one of the most auspicious nights to practice Meditation! Every Yoga practitioner looks to practice meditation on this night. To celebrate the occasion, we are hosting a YOGA+MEDITATION session on Friday night, July 31st from 7:30-9pm at the Total Yoga ONEness Centre, Indiranagar. All our dear yogis are welcome to come observe the meditations and enjoy a night of live music thereafter.

 
Legend of Guru Purnima:
Legend has it that on this day Adiyogi (the first Yogi) started imparting Teaching to 7 students, thereby becoming the Adiguru (first Guru). According to myth, about 15,000 years ago the Adiyogi appeared in the Himalayas and his presence started to draw large crowds. While he sat in Meditation, he radiated such a presence that people wanted to learn what he was doing. There was no sign of life, except the tears of joy that flowed down his cheeks. Eventually the people left because he didn’t even acknowledge them. Only 7 men remained. Finally, he gave them a simple practice and then continued in his meditations. Years went by – 84 years in all, before he looked at them again! By then, these 7 men had kept practicing and had become fit for instruction. So, on the first full moon after the summer solstice Adiyogi turned facing south and started teaching them the knowledge of yoga. These 7 men became the 7 celebrated Saptarishis of ancient India who spread the knowledge of yoga around the world and that knowledge exists till this day. So, Guru Purnima is especially significant in Yogic lore and is observed with great reverence by yogis.

 

RSVP to attend: +91 9740980200, director@total-yoga.org

Yoga News Daily July 25th 2015

By |July 25th, 2015|

Dear Yogis, we are going to collate the most important news on Yoga every day and present it to you for easy reading. Here’s everything that we find newsworthy in yoga today; and also a little bit of inspirational content with an occasional Wacky story thrown in for good measure (there’s plenty of those in the modern yoga world!!)

 

5 YOGA  POSES THAT RELIEVE PAIN NATURALLY

 If you’re looking to treat a variety of minor aches and pains naturally, relief may be a yoga class away (no painkillers required). Longtime studies conducted by researchers at Duke University Medical Center found that yoga is effective in the treatment of recurring pain, from carpal tunnel syndrome to the early stages of osteoarthritis. In the studies reviewed, patients saw significant reductions in joint pain, muscle stiffness, and overall physical discomfort while greatly improving their flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength. Read more here>> 

 

 

 

 

 

YOGA TO BE MADE COMPULSORY FOR CBSE STUDENTS OF CLASSES 11 & 12

As part of their physical activity programme, the Union government, on 22 July, said,yoga should be a compulsory subject for students of Classes 11 and 12, while for other classes it should be held twice a week. Read more here>>

 

 

 

INTRODUCING A NEW FITNESS TREND

– DANCE YOGA

BANGALORE: A yoga Centre has introduced ‘Dance Yoga’, which contain simple and special exercises that can reportedly cure complications like joint pain, migraine and even diabetes. This new branch of yoga is taught along with exercises like walking yoga, breathing exercises, meditation plus nature cure, acupuncture and acupressure, noted Mr. Soundararajan, founder of Zen Yoga Centre. Read more here>>

The Balance of Life

By |July 22nd, 2015|

Balance is the most important aspect in our Lives. We all know too well the negative effects of living ‘out of balance’. This point is further emphasized when it comes to Yoga. Success in Yoga comes from the perfect combination of ‘inner unfoldment’ and ‘outer expression’ (that’s the best phrase regarding these 2 aspects I’ve read).
So, what does Balance mean?
People generally live Extroverted lives wherein the primary focus is on the outside world and one measures one’s life journey through achievements in the world. However, those people interested in Meditation (also artists and others) live lives that are primarily Introverted wherein the main focus is to understand what lies within. The first aspect – Outer Expression is called as ‘Avidya’, while seeking knowledge and Inner Unfoldment is called as ‘Vidya’. Yoga clearly suggests that the perfect balance of the Outer and Inner is required for growth.
While we often think that Meditation and opening up of the Chakras will lead us to higher states of consciousness; progress actually happens through a combination of meditation and performing our Karmas too. By performing our duties in the external world, we are able to surpass our Karmas. Often, when we try too hard to Meditate and seek the inner journey too robustly, we either fall ill or worse still – many mental problems might arise. This is because we are not giving enough time for the change in our inner being to reflect in our interactions in the external world. This has to be in balance. As we grow internally, it will mold our interactions and karmas. If we do not compliment our inner meditative work, or consider a life in Meditation as purely an introverted experience; then we […]

Yoga News Daily 20th July 2015

By |July 20th, 2015|

Dear Yogis, we are going to collate the most important news on Yoga every day and present it to you for easy reading. Here’s everything that we find newsworthy in yoga today; and also a little bit of inspirational content with an occasional Wacky story thrown in for good measure (there’s plenty of those in the modern yoga world!!)

BEND IT WITH BEER AT YOGA CLASSES HELD IN BREWERIES

Alcohol and exercise are not the most obvious pairing, but that’s not stopping breweries in the US  from holding yoga classes in their brewing rooms, followed by a pint.

It’s a fair exchange for everyone involved: yoga teachers get a big space and people who might not have normally tried the practice and breweries introduce their beers to customers who may not have come in otherwise. Read more here>>

 

YOGA HELPING DE-STRESS KIDS

  You may call it the after-effect of International Yoga Day, but an increasing number of parents are sending their children — some as young as 4 years old — for yoga classes. Yoga Teacher Sanjeev Tyagi has been teaching yoga for 15 years, he claims yoga has helped in de-stressing children from the pressures of studies. Read more here>>

 

 

YOGA CAN HELP REGULATE BODY TEMPERATURE

Breath is the most vital process of the body. Regular practice of pranayama (breath regulation) establishes right breathing patterns by breaking the cycle of shallow and incorrect breathing. Pranayama techniques also regulate the temperature in the body.

Body temperature may rise due to intense physical activity, anger, stress and environment where the temperatures are very high. Yogis have devised various techniques which affect the brain centres responsible for biological drives and temperature regulation and cool down the body. Read more here>>

 

 

We have more news tomorrow !

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