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Oct 222009
 
What Is Maharishi Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga?

Ashtanga is a union of two Sanskrit words, ‘ashta’ and ‘anga’. Ashta means eight and anga means limbs. It is the yoga of eight limbs. Ashtanga yoga is entirely based on the philosophy of great Indian yogi Maharishi Patanjali who formed Yoga ‘Sutras of Patanjali’ in 150 BCE. Ashtanga Yoga is mainly concentrated to physical […]

Oct 202009
 
What Is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha Yoga is the union of the opposite pairs. The word ‘Ha’ means the Sun and ‘Tha’ means Moon. It also called forceful yoga because it requires the practice of various physical exercises or asanas of different types. Hatha yoga is mainly for the purpose of physical purification, which ultimately leads to mental purification. This […]

Oct 202009
 
What Is Bhakti Yoga?

Bhakti yoga is virtually and purely a spiritual devotion. It is devotion towards God who is supreme and known for his love for all. Bhakti means everything is divine and our ego is meaningless. Bhakti yoga is considered which makes it easier to have direct merger with worldly consciousness. We are blessed with undivided unison […]

Oct 162009
 
What Is Jnana Yoga?

Jnana Yoga is meant for Gyana Yoga. Which stands for ‘knowledge’ in Sanskrit. It is especially for those who have got strong mental and intellectual abilities. This yoga emphasizes on the true knowledge of self and our strong desire to be spiritual. Our ignorance put hindrances before us to achieve salvation and the main purpose […]

Oct 152009
 
What Is Karma Yoga?

Karma yoga can simply described as ‘Selfless Service’, when our ego is surrendered before God. It is related to man, animal and plants as well. Karma also means to choose the right path to do right things. Personal religion is followed and the destiny is accepted as everything in life. All the acts which are […]

Oct 152009
 
What is Raja Yoga?

Raja yoga means a royal or kingly action. By this yoga we try to bring balance between our mind and emotions to focus on the God. This makes the meditation to focus on the center of our forehead to achieve the ultimate. Our energy is balanced throughout the brain and body to have a feeling […]

Aug 262009
 
What Is True Indian Yoga?

Yoga had taken birth in India more than five thousand years back, but now it is widely being used all over the world to get health benefits. Westerners have assumed that yoga  is a physical exercise to twist the body into  grotesque postures. This kind of yoga is called a Hatha Yoga which is just […]

Dec 172008
 
Pranayama Benefits

Pranayama was originated by ‘Indian yogis’ about five thousand years back. It has been used by yogis as a path for their spiritual needs, kundalini awakening and attainment of God. While it’s miraculous results starts right from physical health and mind peace. As the time passed, common people became aware about pranayama. They started practicing […]

Dec 092008
 
Pranayama Basics, Instructions and Precautions

Who can practice? Every body can practice including small children, old age people and patients. It is very easy and significantbreathing exercise for everyone. Pregnant women can also practice it regularly with some precautions that will result a healthy and normal baby. Best Place Concentration is the basic requirement for pranayama so the place for […]