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  1. Usually when we do any physical work, our heart beat increases, but when we do yoga we can’t feel the heart beat increasing. Can you explain this?

    Your metabolism goes up when you do physical exercise. That is necessary. But, when you rest, your heart beat decreases; you need that rest. You should balance work and rest, then life expectancy is much higher. ...
  2. Who is a yogi and what is a yogi’s way of life?

    A yogi is a child. A yogi is becoming a baby again and again. If you look at a baby, from about 3 months to 3 years he does almost all the asanas. It can even teach you pranayama. You don’t need a yoga teacher if you observe a baby. Similarly, all anima ...
  3. What is Yoga? How can it help bring peace?

    Yoga is a technique which unites the body, mind and spirit. Yoga relieves you from stress and tension. It is stress that causes weakness, anger, jealousy and all the negative emotions. When you get rid of stress using breathing techniques, ...
  4. What is the purpose of Yoga Nidra and how does it work?

    It works, doesn’t it? You take your attention to different parts of the body one by one, you see how the body and the consciousness are separate. Yet, they are one with each other. ...
  5. I am very interested in yoga. I have started training on the Kundalini Yoga. Can you talk about the importance of yoga and about Kundalini yoga?

    I would recommend you not to go into Kundalini yoga and all these things. It is anyway coming up naturally. You have done the Sudarshan Kriya, Shakti Kriya, and Advance Meditation Course, and it is moving very smoothly, and very nicely.I have seen m ...
  6. Can you please discuss the link between quantum physics and yoga?

    Quantum physics has discovered that matter does not exist. What exists is just wave function.The table, floor, ceiling, all appear to be there, but they are all just wave functions. If you take one piece of matter and go deep into it, you will see t ...
  7. Let Us Do Away With Corruption

    2014/03/14
    Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh bribe.jpg (Below is a continuation of the post The Road To Freedom Is Through Wisdom) The root cause behind all these problems is corruption, and we need to eliminate it. To eliminate corruption, we need to start with ou ...
  8. Gurudev, you have mentioned a few days back that wonder is the basis of Yoga. Could you please tell us what is Yoga?

    Yoga is uniting; uniting the small mind with the big mind. Bringing harmony between body, breath and mind. <br> Mind and body are both there, but if the body and mind are not aligned then it is not Yoga. In Yoga you are bringing them in harmo ...
  9. Women will be playing a very important role in the next years as the new era progresses. So, how can they develop Shakti (strength) so that they can be more empowered to do a better job? (Márcia De Luca: Specialist in Yoga and health from Brazil)

    First thing I would say is, they should watch their food. More healthy food, more organic food.Second is, they should not stop singing. In this country, if you see in the villages, when women go for working in the fields, they keep humming and singi ...
  10. Gurudev, what is Raj Yoga? Is it only for kings?

    Raj Yoga means getting things without much effort. What you are doing is Raj Yoga. You are getting everything on a platter here. You didn’t have to do all that Lord Buddha did. How many years he walked miles and miles! What not he did! He f ...
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