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yad bhavam, tad bhavati
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As a yoga student, I used to believe that Karma Yoga merely involved going to a spiritual or educational institution and doing the assigned daily tasks. Subsequently, I saw studios advertising open positions for yoga teachers who were okay to work without…
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Today we live in a high-stress environment where we often have a lot of things to finish in very little time. Long sitting hours, bad posture, repetitive stress on the joints, excessive use of electronics and mental stress due to a fast-paced life are…
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Meaning of Paschimottanasana Paschima means West and Uttana means an intense stretch. Paschimottanasana thus means stretching the west or the back side of our bodies. Of course, there is an assumption here that we are facing east while we practice. East…
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Stress, the modern serial killer Our modern society favors a dynamic and fast-paced life, where being ‘on’ 24/7 is a matter of great pride. As a result, we are constantly pushing ourselves to the limit both mentally and physically. Therefore, it is no…
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In Yoga, it is said that most pranic blockages start in our joints that is why Sukshma Vyayama is done to release any such impurities. Even Ayurveda says that ‘Ama’ or the toxic and undigested waste material tends to settle in the empty spaces of our body…
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Did you know scriptures say there are potentially 8.4 Million Yoga Asanas? One for each species in the universe! But thankfully we don’t need to know all of them, for mortals only 84 are relevant. But alas, while names of all 84 are available, they have…
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Milk may exist in the udders of the cow, but we need a means or process to extract it – Vacaspati Mishra on Ashtanga Yoga This rather awkward and somewhat amusing statement actually carries a profound meaning behind it. Vacaspati Mishra was a prolific and…
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Meditation as a practice has gained wide popularity due to its numerous benefits. Research studies have shown that consistent meditation practice improves relaxation, helps with depression, reduces autoimmune response and also counters the adverse effects…
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It is International Yoga Day – a special and proud day for all Indians that celebrates a timeless practice. While our ancestors left us with this priceless wisdom, despite its growing popularity we are unfortunately gradually losing touch with its…
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