Category: Yoga

Shatkarma: Six Cleansing Techniques

Yoga Practice March 16, 2018

Body Elements and Cleansing Our body is made of  earth, water, fire, air, and space. The Shatkarmas or the Six Cleansing Techniques are described in the Yoga Upanishads. It balances the five elements of the body. While cleansing and detoxifying the body. The internal organs, which come into contact with the external matters  need to be …

Find your fire: Agnisar Kriya

Yoga Practice March 15, 2018

The word “Agni” means “fire” and “Sara” means “Essence.” The essence of fire is attributed to the digestive process. Agnisar kriya is performed in the morning, on an empty and clean stomach. What is so special about Agnisar Kriya The exercise stimulates the immune system, increases the power of digestion, increases the body heat and burns …

Swadhisthana Chakra: Pleasure and Creativity

Yoga Practice March 13, 2018

Have you ever met someone who radiates warmth and sincere friendliness. Without coming on too strongly or seeming clingy? You’ve likely just encountered someone with a balanced swadhisthana chakra. General Characteristics Location: Lower abdomen ( between navel and genitals) Organs: Reproductive organs (ovaries and testes) Characteristics: Creativity, Pleasure, Sexuality, Reproduction and Emotional Balance. Colour:  Orange Mantra: VAM Element: Water …

Yoga FAQs by women

Yoga Practice March 9, 2018

Once upon a time, Yoga was mainly practiced by men. And today, yoga is female-dominated. Ironic but true. Here are the most common questions asked by women w.r.t. yoga. Yoga FAQs Can I practice yoga during my mensuration period? Yes. Going to yoga may actually help you feel better. Thanks to yoga, I dont’ get cramps …

Empower yourself with Yoga Nidra

Yoga Practice March 2, 2018

What is Yoga-Nidra? Yoga-Nidra is a state between wakefulness and sleeping. While the practitioner is aware of his/her state of mind and the surrounding. Benefits of Practicing Yoga-Nidra The practice of Yoga Nidra relaxes the body and mind. Which, helps the practitioner feel  strong, rested and invigorated. The practice of Yoga Nidra activates the parasympathetic nervous system …

The Art and Science of Mudras

Yoga Practice February 24, 2018

Origin of the word The Sanskrit word “Mudra” means gesture or attitude. As per the Tantra tradition, mudra comes from “mud” meaning pleasure and “dravay” meaning to draw forth. Thus, the word also means “shortcut or circuit bypass.” Mudras can be described as psychic, emotional, devotional and aesthetic gestures. Which connect the individual pranic force …

Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation)

Yoga Practice February 23, 2018

Moon salutations or Chandra Namaskar activates the ida nadi or the feminine energy of  the body. Besides, this variation of salutation helps in increased balance and concentration. Time of Practice Moon salutation is best practiced in the evening, night or dawn, when the moon is visible. Chandra Namaskar sequence Pranamasana Hasta Utthanasana Padahastasana Ashwa Sanchalanasana …

5 Must-Read Yoga books

Yoga Practice February 11, 2018

Looking for a yoga book. The market is flooded with a million books. Besides, contemporary authors have given their interpretations. Thus, a couple of classic reliable books that can be read if you are curious about yoga. Must Read Yoga Books 1. Anatomy of hatha yoga:  Anyone who is curious or troubled about how the body …

Karma Yogathon is Back!

Yoga Practice February 1, 2018

What is Karma Yogathon? It is a community building exercise. Where people from different strata come together for a session of yoga and running.  The session is performed to live music. And the proceeding from this event are used to sponsor education of lesser priviliged children at Vidya Foundation. In 2017, we were able to …

Inspiring Yoga quotes by B.K.S Iyengar

Yoga Practice January 28, 2018

Get inspired with some of the most popular quotes by yoga guru B.K.S Iyengar.  

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