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  1. Hurdles on the Path of Yoga

    Finding obstacles on your path? Do yoga. Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 24 What are the obstacles on the path to discovery? They add up to nine. "Vyadhistyanasamshaya pramadalasyavirati bhrantidarshanalabdha bhoomikatvanavasthitatvani chitt ...
  2. Free Your Mind

    Practice and dispassion, together, can free your mind Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 9 Continues from previous post: Dealing with modulations of the mind. Is practice alone enough? Patanjali says “No”. There are two oxen, which pull a cart. The tw ...
  3. Live in the Moment

    Dispassion brings you totally to the moment Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 13 Continues from previous Patanjali Yoga Sutra post. Dispassion does not take joy away from you. Dispassion gives you joy that nothing else can give you. There is a verse ...
  4. Yoga and Ayurveda

    'Ayu' means 'Life', and 'Veda' means 'Knowledge'. Hence, knowledge of our life is called 'Ayurveda'. This science elaborates many lifestyle patterns. Ayurveda is conducive to the path of yoga. It helps u ...
  5. Yoga and Nature

    'Abiding in the nature of the seer is Yoga'- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar   Yoga takes you close to your true nature. Yoga with its techniques helps you to harmonize with nature. Peace is our very nature and yoga leads you to inner peace. To remain heal ...
  6. Yoga and Meditation

    Many wonder why it is necessary to meditate after practising Yoga asanas/ postures. One of the many benefits of practising yoga asanas/ postures is the fact that it allows us to slip into meditation effortlessly. Meditation being one of the main aspects o ...
  7. Yoga and Food

    When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need. ~Ayurvedic Proverb ‘Isn’t it enough just to practice the Yoga asanas/ poses, do I have to regulate my food?’ wonder many. In itself, practicing Yoga asanas is one of th ...
  8. In which yoga posture should I sit for meditation?

    “If you want to stand on one leg and meditate, that is also fine," smiled Dinesh Ghodke, senior Art of Living teacher, when replying to this question. "You can meditate in any posture in which you feel comfortable and can hold steadily.” Surpris ...
  9. Yoga in Village

    Experience some ‘village yoga’ – people in the village naturally perform yoga postures as part of their daily work – activities like filling water from a well, grinding grain, tilling the earth stretches their arms and waist as they breathe accordingly in ...
  10. Yoga... Moving Beyond Asanas

    Enjoy yoga like a dance, move slowly from one yoga asana into another Yoga with awareness: Be fully aware that you are lifting your arms up every inch of the way Yoga stabilizes the body and mind, so we can effortlessly slip into meditation We often use ...
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