Yoga

Meditation – What Is It? Benefits Of Meditation

Our mind is a storage that can store any amount of information. It is never stable. It has immense power to think in all directions. Once we are awake, the conscious part of our mind works that helps us to think about what’s happening around us.

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Meditation And Its Benefits – Simplified

Meditation is easy and not so easy to understand. Its subtlety makes it difficult to understand especially to those who are unaware of it. It is simple yet profound. For some, they get introduced to meditation and get started on it. For others, it is not easy to understand and sometimes very confusing. So doing […]

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Yoga Is A Practice

Many times, a person is introduced to yoga by seeing someone doing some really difficult stretching exercises either on TV or online. For the sake of explaining to a layperson, in this article we are using stretching exercises as a synonym for the more technically correct term of yogic postures or Asanas. Introduction to yoga […]

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International Yoga Day and Its Significance of Indian Heritage

June 21 has been declared as the “International Day of Yoga”, considering the appeal made by Narendra Modi at the UN general assembly and in recognition of the importance of yoga. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that helps in the transformation of your body and mind. Yoga has Indian heritage values.

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Ashtanga Yoga is Much More than Physical Postures or Asanas

Most of the people perceive that Yoga is all about physical postures and exercises meant for physical fitness. In fact the first ancient reference Patanjali’s Ashtanga (eight stages or limbs of) Yoga gives both physical and mental fitness and helps to shape the individual behavior.

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Yoga Terms and Definitions

The main sources of yoga are texts from ancient India. All these texts are in Sanskrit. So, it is difficult to understand. Some words are very important and are most commonly used. Now we will take a look at them. Ahimsa: Means non-violence. Ahimsa means no appearance of anger and not causing injury to other […]

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Hatha Yoga Origin and Evolution

The word yoga was first used in the Rig Veda but not clearly explained. Patanjali introduced Ashtanga (eight limbs) yoga and the Asanas are part of Patanjali yoga. Hatha yoga focuses on the Asanas and Pranayama parts. Hatha is a Sanskrit word. “Hatha” means forceful or willful. And some people describe this as ‘ha’ means […]

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Pranayama for Stress Management

Pranayama is a technique to control breath. “Prana” means breath, “Ayama” means control. It is a simple process of systematic and rhythmic inhalation and exhalation that help us to attain control over our emotions. Many of us consider breathing as a natural process. But in fact to lead a healthy and stress-free life, we need […]

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