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  1. Sitting Half Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana)

    Ardha Matsyendrasana, Sitting Half Spinal Twist, yoga pose for spine, yoga pose to open up chest, Ardha Matsyendrasana ardha = half; Matsyendra = king of the fish matsya = fish; indra = ruler. Pronounced: ARE-dah MAT-see-en-DRAHS-anna How to do Sitting ...
  2. Ardha Chakrasana (Standing Backward Bend)

    Ardha= Half; Chakra= Wheel; asana= Pose Pronounced: ardhah-chak-rah-asanah How to do Standing Backward Bend (Ardha Chakrasana)? Stand straight with feet together and arms alongside the body. Balance your weight equally on both feet Breathing in, extend ...
  3. Combating Arthritis the Yoga Way

    Common muscles, joints affected due to arthritis Common muscles, joints affected due to arthritis A 29-year-old software engineer and a 60-year-old homemaker share how yoga helped them resume 'normal life' despite being affected by arthritis. ...
  4. Upward Plank Pose (Poorvottanasana)

    The literal meaning of this asana (posture) is to stretch towards the east. However, this has nothing to do with stretching in the east direction. Poorvottanasana specifically refers to the flow of pranaic subtle energies in the "eastern" fron ...
  5. Steadiness, in spite of being in any sensory activity, is Samadhi

    "Ksheenavruttihi"- When all these five activities, which we have dealt with before, are subdued. Subduing these activities. (I Sūtra 41) "Kshenavrutterbhijatasyevamanergrahetrugrahanagrahyeshutatsthatadanjanatasamapattihi'' Kshe ...
  6. See your whole mind as a light, as a flame

    See your whole mind as a light, as a flame. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 34 Continued from the previous Patanjali Yoga Sutra post Jyothishmati pragnya. See your whole mind as a light, as a flame. Your consciousness is a flame, your mind is a fla ...
  7. Mind and Senses Become Steady in Samadhi

    “ Kshenavrutterbhijatasyeva manergrahetrugrahana grahyeshu tatsthatadanjanata samapattihi ’’ (I Sutra 41) kshena = powerless; vruttihi = modulations of the mind; abhijatasya = transparent; iva = like; manehe = crystal; grahitri = the knower; grahana = k ...
  8. Secrets of Samadhi

    Samadhi is the refrigeration of your life. Samadhi is that state where you feel you can stay like that for a few million years. Samadhi is a state where the mind freezes. It is like you put the vegetables and fruits in the refrigerator to freeze and the ...
  9. Yoga is the Preservative That Maintains Love

    Yoga is the skill to be in love without letting that love turn into hatred Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 12 As you all know, there are three gunas or qualities. They are sattva, rajas and tamas. Three gunas come into our life in cycles. When sa ...
  10. Five Modulations of the Mind

    You are just by yourself in the journey of your own Self Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 4 So what is yoga? It is our second sutra. Chitta vrutti nirodaha Yoga is the act of restraining or freeing the mind from the clutches of its modulations.- P ...
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