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Category: Pranayam

Swami Vivekananda: How Yoga reached the West

Yoga Practice January 12, 2019

 Swami Vivekananda On 11th September, 1893; Swami Vivekananda created a stir in the west. Thanks to his famous speech at Chicago in the Parliament of religions. As it was a, powerful oration of Vivekananda on the spiritual superiority of Indian religious traditions, won the Americans.  Overtime, he realized Yoga was the best way to introduce spirituality to …

The Legacy of B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga Practice December 10, 2018

B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014) was named by Time Magazine (2014), as one of the hundred most influential people in the world! Life of the Yoga Master Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar was born into a large impoverished family. A sickly child, he suffered from a distended belly and was unable to hold his head up straight. His schooling was limited …

How does Chanting help us?

Yoga Practice December 5, 2018

Why do we use Chanting? Everything in this universe is energy, vibrating at different frequencies (Quantum physics). The sounds Aaa, Oooo, Mmm, when chanted, vibrates at the frequency of 432 Hz. Which is the same vibrational frequency found throughout, everything in nature. Thus, by chanting it, we are symbolically and physically tuning in to that sound.  …

Signs that you need to Balance Pitta

Yoga Practice October 14, 2018

Dosha: Pitta  Pittas literally have more fire in them than other types. They have better appetites and better digestion. They are naturally aggressive and impatient, intelligent, and sharp. Since Pittas have strong and efficient digestion, they can generally eat just about everything.  When imbalanced, Pittas may suffer from skin rashes, burning sensations, peptic ulcers, excessive body heat, …

Meditation: Is it essential to have a Teacher

Yoga Practice July 13, 2018

When a lay man begins meditation… And, its’ been 5 good years, since I started meditating regularly. Just the way bathing is necessary to clean the body. Meditation cleanses my thoughts, emotions and perceptions. When I started meditating, I was often asked, who’s your guru (teacher) or who initiated you or what have you been …

Yoga during 3 trimesters

Yoga Practice June 27, 2018

Yoga and Pregnancy Hormonal, physiological and anamotical changes happen during pregnancy. And every body and pregnancy is unique. Thus, listen to the body before choosing your workout and its’ intensity. Yoga asanas and pranayam is an effective way to keep the body active and supple, during pregnancy. Yoga during First trimester “To do or not …

How Yoga changes Brain’s chemistry

Yoga Practice June 21, 2018

Yoga and Neuroscience Yogis have always known that Yoga-Meditation changes the body and brain. And, thanks to Neuroscience, we exactly know, how yoga affects the brain and its’ physiology. There is accumulating evidence which shows yoga is good for the body, health and mind. Yoga has been used in the treatment of anxiety conditions, depression, insomnia, eating disorders, …

Sahasrara Chakra: Awakening and Enlightenment

Yoga Practice May 14, 2018

“Your own self-realization is the greatest service, you can render to the world.” – Ramana Maharishi The Crown Chakra is our connection with Divinity. It is the portal through which the life energy enters our body. Without this energy, human beings cannot function properly. Also, they tend to feel disconnected with self and others. By …

5 Life skills that yoga teaches

Yoga Practice May 4, 2018

Yoga Practice We all know that yoga is good for the body, it helps us destress and overtime it helps in overall wellbeing. But, in the long-term, practicing yoga consistently, instills the most basic and important life skills. 5 Life skills Yoga teaches 1) Focus Focus is the ability to direct the flow of consciousness …

Focus training in Yoga

Yoga Practice April 28, 2018

Why is Focus important? Its often said that, “To do well in any sphere of life, we need to train in focus. It’s not in the school curirculum. But, we need to start young!” The ability to remain centered, focused and in the moment, even under extreme pressure; is an extra-ordinary skill. Thereby, leading to success. …

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