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  1. Diabetes? Yoga to the Rescue

    Know more about the important role of yoga practice in fighting a common condition called diabetes. Diabetes – a name that is no longer foreign. These days, this condition can happen to anybody, irrespective of age, place, or genetic history. Yet, there’s ...
  2. Watch your Weight with Yoga this Festive Season

    Not just crackers but also burn calories this Diwali with yoga! Doing yoga or hitting the gym- too difficult a choice to make? Let's make things easier and look at both not as rivals but close allies. Yes, yoga can be a perfect complement to your bod ...
  3. Yoga for Naturally Glowing Skin

    Yoga can add an extra glow to your face. Yoga gives radiance from within. Admiring those glowing faces in beauty cream advertisements, we often wonder if we too could have a skin so young and beautiful. Well, it’s not a far-fetched dream anymore! Now you ...
  4. Golden Rule in Samadhi: Be Patient yet Dynamic

    Different types of Samadhis covered in Chapter 1 Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 46 Contd. from knowledge sheet 45 (I Sūtra 51) “ Tasyapi nirodhe sarvanirodhannirbejaha samadhihi ’’ tasya = that; api = too; nirodhe = by suppression; sarva = all; niro ...
  5. Compassion is forgiving someone without them knowing it

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 45 Contd. from knowledge sheet 44 Have you heard this story from Buddha’s life? I have said it before. Buddha was in an assembly and then a gentleman came and he was very furious. He thought Buddha was doing something ...
  6. Standing Forward Bend (Hastapadasana)

    Hastapadasana Hasta- hand; Padah- foot; asana- pose Pronounced: Has-tah-pada-sanah How to practice Standing Forward Bend (Hastapadasana) Stand straight with feet together and arms alongside the body. Balance your weight equally on both feet. Breathing in, ...
  7. Standing Forward Bend With Feet Apart

    prasarita padahastasana Stand erect with your feet 3-4 feet apart, balanced and firmly grounded. Breathegentle deep breaths. Inhale, lengthen the spine, stretch arms overhead. Exhale, bend forward from the hip joints, keeping the spine straight. Place han ...
  8. Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

    Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) Trikona- Triangle; Asana- Pose The asana is pronounced as Tree-kone-ahs-ana Unlike most yoga postures, the Triangle Pose requires keeping the eyes open in order to maintain body balance. How to do th ...
  9. Gateway to Spiritual Awakening

    From thoughts to thoughtlessness Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 43 Contd. from knowledge sheet 42 “Tatra shabdhartha jnana vikapaihi Sankerna savitarka samapattihi’’ Tatra = there; shabda = words; artha = meaning; jnana = ideas, knowledge; vikalpaih ...
  10. Love is the Core of Existence

    Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 18 Contd. from knowledge sheet 17 Teevrasamvëganamasannaha tëvra = keen; samveganam = supremacy to it, first preference to it; asannaha = easy “The spiritual path is very easy for one who gives first preference to it ...
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