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What are our CHAKRAS?

By | June 4th, 2017|Knowledge Articles|

CHAKRA literally mean a 'wheel'. Chakras are vortices or wheels of Energy that are part of our 'Prana' or Energy body. Of the thousands of Chakras we have, 7 are of great significance (acc to the Tantra/Yoga system). Depending on which Chakra is pre-dominant in a Human Being, his/her perceptions and quality of life are moulded. Let's understand this further. How do the Chakras really effect our Life? In Tantra/ Yoga study, we treat a Human Being as being composite of 5 different 'Koshas' (Sheaths) or Bodies - each one being more subtle than the other. From the (1) Physical body to the (2) Prana or Energy body to the (3) Thought body to (4) Psychic experiences body and finally to the (5) Bliss body. The Art of Yoga is to seek this refinement from our gross to our subtle - to transcend our physical to the metaphysical. First though, the Chakras do not belong to the physical body per se - they are part of our Prana body. 6 of the 7 Chakras are loosely located along the region of our spinal column - with the 7th being beyond. We have a dormant energy called 'Kundalini' residing in the base or 1st Chakra. And within an energy pathway called 'Sushumna Nadi' lie these Chakras. Everything practised in Yoga aids in the flow of this Kundalini Energy upwards. Hence the focus in Yogis is to train their Body to sit straight in Meditation. Getting back to the significance of the Chakras on our Life. Each of the Chakras has a particular quality and when that Chakra is functioning fine; we are balanced in that aspect of our life. Let's put this into context. When the first, that's Mooladhar (Root) Chakra is balanced, [...]

International Yoga Day: CHAKRAS Rising (yoga+ music)

By | May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

International Yoga Day is an annual coming-together of Yogis all over the World to celebrate the Spirit and Community of Yoga! This #InternationalYogaDay, we've designed a Yoga & Meditation masterclass taught to live Music based on the frequencies of your Chakras! Experience each Chakra through specific Asanas, Pranayam & Meditations to the accompanying Music vibrations. 'CHAKRAS RISING' Manish Pole & Neetu Singh, co-Founders of Total Yoga "Designing a  70 mins Masterclass that focuses on each Chakra for 10 minutes, in an ascending order from Mooladhar to Sahasraar Chakra; and then combining the Asanas, Pranayam & Visualisation Meditations to live Music involved an immense amount of Research and Practice. We're terribly excited to now have People come in and experience 'Chakras Rising' as a Yoga session, as well as an Auditory & Visual sensory experience." - Manish Pole, co-Founder of Total Yoga. Anant Menon Chakras Rising is designed and taught by Neetu Singh & Manish Pole, who have both been teaching Yoga for over 15 years. And the accompanying Music based on the Chakras frequencies is created by Anant Menon, who's been a Blues Guitar maestro for close to 20 years. This fine-tuned combination of the Yoga & Music creates an extraordinary experience for the all those practising. "It's new ground for us even though we've been producing Yoga-to-Live-Music events for years." - Neetu Singh, co-Founder of Total Yoga. The event caters to everyone - from advanced Yogis and Meditators to new-comers in Yoga. "We will be experimenting with both the concept of The Unstruck Sound (Anahata), as well as try to create soundscapes that specifically address each Chakra as our Yogis proceed to systematically take participants through the Kundalini pathway."       - Anant Menon URBAN YOGA: Sharing the vision in Bangalore, Mumbai & Pune [...]

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#MyYogaDay 50 Days. 50 Stories of Yoga Transformation.

By | May 1st, 2017|Knowledge Articles, The Fun side of Yoga!, Total Yoga, Total Yogis, Yoga|

It's International Yoga Day on June 21st, and so we're asking all our Yoga friends: WHY DO YOU DO YOGA? Over the next 50 Days, we'll be featuring 50 Stories of everyday Yogis sharing how Yoga has Transformed them. We're looking for small changes to the most massive transformations in Life! If you would like to join us, please shoot a 1 min Video of yourself sharing how Yoga transforms You and also show us your fav Yoga pose! Mail this to director@total-yoga.org #MyYogaDay by Yogis!   Chakras Rising Tour: To celebrate International Yoga Day; we're organising a special Yoga to Live Music Experience that features Sound frequencies of each of the Chakras! Over the course of 70 minutes; we'll spend 10 mins doing the Yoga asanas, Pranayam and Visualisations that stimulate each Chakra. Join us for this amazing experience where we're partnered with Urban Yoga clothes and accessories. Here's our schedule Bangalore (June 17), Pune (June 18), Delhi (June 20) & Mumbai (June 21). Chakras Rising will start 7:45am and end 9:15am. Stay tuned for updates and register by writing in to director@total-yoga.org

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Yoga for a Great Cause!

By | February 14th, 2017|Pranayam, Surya Namaskar, Total Yoga, Total Yogis, Yoga, Yoga-in-the-Park|

Want to get fit, challenge yourself, inspire change and use yoga to sponsor a child through school? Head to Cubbon park on Sunday, the 26th for our Karma Yogathon.  First of all, thankyou dear yogis for coming out in hordes and supporting #Karma Yogathon 2016. It is that time of the year again and we have loftier goals this time around. We are hopeful about raising enough money to put 10 kids through a year of school at Vidya.   Vidya foundation : Vidya is an amazing non-profit NGO that specialises in the education, empowerment and transformation of lesser-privileged children and women through programs that include award winning schools, computer training, micro finance and social entrepreneurship. Founded in 1985, Vidya now offers programs in some of the poorest neighbourhoods of Delhi, Haryana, Mumbai and Bangalore creating better futures for children.    Total Yoga : Here at Total yoga, we have always been about being a socially conscious yet fun-loving band of yogis who believe in the importance of community. Being good at Yoga for us translates to being good at life and about inspiring people to take yoga from beyond the mat and into the world. Join us for a morning of 108 surya namaskars as a way to bond with the yoga community and help a great cause. Ways you can participate : This year we hope to sponsor 10 Children through a year at Vidya.  SPREAD THE GOOD WORD! Please share the event, invite your friends and Inspire your colleagues to join us – they’ll get fit as we help them train to be able to do 108 Surya Namaskaars; and they’re contributing to a wonderful cause! Do use #KarmaYogathon #108SuryasforVidya when you share socially! SALUTE THE SUN [...]

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Yoga News Daily: Jan 27, 2017

By | January 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Presenting 3 Yoga news from around the World today that we find significant or plain quirky! > Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati receives Padma Bhushan award Swami Niranjan began living with his Guru Satyananda Sarawati from the age of 4, going on to be initiated into Dashnami sannyas (a monastic order) at the age of 11. Interestingly his Spiritual training was started in Yoga Nidra, one of the most beloved practices for Yogis around the world today! Subsequently, he went to to establish Satyananda Ashrams across the Americas, Europe & Australia. In 1983 he returned to India to manage the Yoga Research Foundation, Sivananda Math and Bihar School of Yoga at his guru’s behest. In 1994, he founded the first university of yoga, Bihar Yoga Bharati and in 1995, he was declared as the spiritual preceptor and a successor of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. In 2000, he established the Yoga Publications Trust in Munger in Bihar. He has also written many classic books on the Upanishads, tantra and yoga. Incidentally during the Total Yoga TTC, these are the books that we recommend! > America's youngest Yoga teacher is a 11 year old Inspiration! https://youtu.be/9tZQeb5CWxw When Tabay Atkins was 6 years old, his mother Sahel Anvarinejad enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training while recovering from Cancer. Being inspired by the effect on his Mother, on age 11 - Tabay chose to undergo Yoga Teacher Training instead of visiting Europe. He teaches at his Mother's 'Care4Yoga' studio - the classes are donation based with the money going to Cancer charities that help Kids. > KungFu Yoga anyone?? Jackie Chan's latest 'Kung Fu Yoga' movie is the perfect Sino-Indian mass-audience draw!  

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What does INDIA mean to You?

By | January 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Wishing everyone in India and abroad a Happy Republic Day!! :) What does 'INDIA' really mean to you?? The 'land of a Million Mutinies' continues to Amaze & Inspire People around the World; with Her sheer durability in maintaining the Essence of a millennia-old Culture & Civilisation! Every Culture has a common Ideal that keeps it going. In India, it's been a 'search for MOKSHA'; a search for your own Individual liberation! How do you feel about this? OSHO expresses it so beautifully in words: "I don't mean the country India when I use the word 'India'. It is a bigger thing for me, It is not just on the map as other countries. It is simply symbolic of the tremendous energy that India has put into the inner search. So wherever you are born, if you start moving towards godliness, you become Indian. Suddenly, your pilgrimage towards India starts. You may come to India or you may not come; that is not the point. But you have started your pilgrimage." #yoga #meditation #freedom What is it about India that you relate to the most? Spirituality, Festivals, Bollywood, Cricket, Dance, classical Music, Democracy, Himalayas, Goa, Taj Mahal, Yoga, or something else? Let us know.

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