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Ashtanga: Eight Limbs of Yoga

Ashtanga - Eight limbed path of Yoga Ashtanga (means eight-limbed) is systematic path of Yoga, by Maharish Patanjali in his work "Yoga Sutra". These eight limbs are not eight steps as usually understood. They are limbs of this particular path of self-realisation. Yoga has focus on development and nourishment of both mind and body, thus these eight limbs are guidelines related to these areas only. Yama Yama are social rules. They are about your should deal with the society around you. Following these person rules for social conduct elevate your mental and moral strength. Yamas are 5 in number. They [...]

2019-01-11T21:25:23+00:00KnowledgeBase|1 Comment

Recommended book – Reversing heart disease (read excerpts)

Reversing heart disease I have recently finished reading this book for around 5th time. Reversing heart disease is one such book. Internet is filled with nearly all the information you need. This works well, if you are dealing with a specific question or query. But, when it involves something related to your belief or understanding about 'anything', you need an in depth conversation. Why? Belief is more or less backed by your reasoning and experiences. That is the only way a thought upgrades to belief. Which means to change a belief, the reasoning needs to be satisfied or experience needs [...]

2018-08-31T09:53:56+00:00Health|0 Comments

How to stay healthy when you don’t have time?

"It takes me 2 hours to reach office. There is no time left to do anything other than a little walk after dinner." This is the reality that most of the people who are living in a metropolitan city and working at a distance of more than 10-15 km. Not many of us are lucky to have an office within 10-15 min drive. This is frustrating.  Here you are working hard to have a life where you can live life the way you want too. Which in most cases you are able to do, unless, it is hampered by the [...]

2018-07-18T20:07:51+00:00Health|0 Comments

Yoga for back pain: What you need to know

Updated: January 2019 Yoga for back pain Health is Yoga is broadly measured by the health of our spine and by that extension, our complete back. Hence, most of asana practices are designed around spinal movements. Yoga works for back pain. There is no doubt about it. It works by slowly building the necessary movements in spine and areas around it. What it needs is proper understanding of back pain and then practicing accordingly. Depending on the pain itself, the area and physiology, there are certain adjustments that need to be made. Though overall principles of practice remain same ( [...]

2019-01-29T01:02:07+00:00Health|1 Comment

Four paths of Yoga

Table of contents: Intro to four paths of Yoga Jnana(Gyana) Yoga Bhakti Yoga Karma Yoga Raja Yoga Relation between different paths of Yoga The Paths of Yoga The understanding of Yoga has acceptance that as there are different human bodies, so is different human nature. A single approach is not suitable for everyone. As there are different temperament or approaches to life, so are there different paths of Yoga. These paths of yoga are basically main schools which are different from each other with way they approach the concept of practice of yoga. There are many paths of yoga, but [...]

2018-09-20T14:17:44+00:00KnowledgeBase|1 Comment

One day Fast: Types, Benefits & How to do it

What is a Fast? Keeping a fast means to abstain from food for certain amount of predefined of time. But, as per yogic understanding a fast is different from simply abstaining from food. Fasting in yoga means you plan the duration, activity, timing & diet that you will follow for that period. Also, how to break the fast is also given importance in Yogic fast. Fasting in a cleansing technique. Though it is not a part of shatkarma, it does include certain techniques from these cleansing techniques to maximise the benefits of fasting. Benefits of Fasting Fast, especially one day(24-hour) [...]

2018-05-22T15:28:59+00:00Health|0 Comments

A complete introduction to ShatKarma

Shatkarma: What are they? Shatkarma are cleansing techniques (shuddhi kriyas). They are recommended to be done to prepare the body for yoga practices. They are named shatkarma because they are six (shat in Sanskrit) in number. In simplest words: these techniques are done to clean ingestion, digestion and excretory system of our body. These systems mean eyes, respiratory system, digestive system & excretory system. Just like when we take bath, we remove dead skin cells and other pollutants from our skin, shatkarma works on cleaning inside of our body. In yogic view, the process of shatkarma is done to remove [...]

2019-01-05T23:40:11+00:00Certification|4 Comments

Level 1 or Level 2, which one to appear for?

Should I appear for Level 1 or Level 2 of Yoga Certification scheme? With growing acceptance and popularity of Voluntary Yoga certification scheme, more and more yoga professionals are registering themselves for Yoga certification exams. You can see the list published on AYUSH ministry website of qualified Yoga Professionals in both Level 1 & level 2 here (AYUSH Official Website Link). Currently, the certification is available for Level 1 (instructor) and Level 2 ( teacher) only. Level 3 & Level 4 are still being finalised and will be announced soon. Now out of these two certifications, anyone who is teaching for [...]

2018-04-15T16:49:04+00:00Certification|1 Comment

Common Yoga Protocol – (English & Hindi)

Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) Table of content What is Common Yoga Protocol? Is it useful for everyone? Download CYP documents & Watch it here How to plan it for IDY What is CYP? Common Yoga Protocol or CYP for short is a document & video, published by Ministry of AYUSH(Government of India) to make learning and practice of Yoga simple and accessible to all. This document was prepared with the consultation of leading Yoga experts and head of eminent Yoga institutions. The CYP makes the learning of Yoga as simple as available to all. The documents & video as a [...]

2018-09-07T18:04:07+00:00Certification|0 Comments

Yoga can work wonders with your endurance

Stamina: You need stamina. There is no doubt about it. Most of the things that we enjoy or want to do require stamina for the proper experience. Yoga can work gently with your body and still increase your stamina overall. In simplest terms, stamina/endurance(wiki) is defined as your ability to exert yourself before getting tired. Each one of us has difference endurance/stamina, which is dependent on physical health, the task for which we are evaluating ourselves. But still, a healthy human being is supposed to have certain standard endurance as a measurement of health. One of slightly less common but [...]

2018-03-03T15:51:57+00:00Health|0 Comments