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  1. 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 somethin ...
  2. Standing Forward Bend (Hastapadasana)

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

    How to do Prasarita Padahastasana Stand erect with your feet 3-4 feet apart, balanced and firmly grounded. Breathe gentle deep breaths. Inhale, lengthen the spine, stretch arms overhead. Exhale, bend forward from the hip joints, keeping the spine straight ...
  4. 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 the Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) Stand straight. Separate y ...
  5. 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; vikalpa ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. The Angle Pose (Konasana)

    Angle Pose (Konasana) Kona =Angle; Asana = Pose/Posture (This posture is Pronounced as:konah-sanah)   How to do Angle Pose (Konasana) Stand straight with feet about hip width distance apart and arms alongside the body. Breathe in and raise the left arm up ...
  8. Sitting Half Spinal Twist (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 Half Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana) Sit up with the legs stretched out straight in front of you, keeping the feet to ...
  9. Standing Backward Bend (Ardha Chakrasana)

    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 you ...
  10. Combating Arthritis the Yoga Way

    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. If you thought that a condition like arthritis can ...
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