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  1. The world is part of the Enlightened One!

    Body is made up of three Gunas. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 63 Contd. from knowledge sheet 62 The next sutra says – “ Tadartha eva drushyasyatma ’’ (II Sutra 21) tad = that; artha = purpose; eva = only; drushyasya = the scenery; atma = existence. ...
  2. What is Asana?

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 81 Contd. from knowledge sheet 80   “Samadhisiddhirëshwarapranidhanat’’ (II Sūtra 45) samadhi = the state of samadhi; siddhihi = attainment; ëshwarapranidhanat = by devotion to God. “The state of samadhi is attained by ...
  3. Vajrasna (Adamintine Pose)

    This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a diamond or thunderbolt. One can sit in Vajrasana (Adamintine Pose) at the time of doing pranayamas. This yoga posture is pronounced as vahj-RAH-sah-na. Vajra = Diamond shaped, thunderbo ...
  4. The Importance of Tapas & Swadhyaya

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 80 Contd. from knowledge sheet 79   The biggest problem with lovers is that they love each other and start demanding each other. “Look how much I love you. What did you do for me?” or, they say “Do you really love me? ...
  5. Yoga for Kids

    Teaching yoga to kids is a uniquely wonderful way to guiding them into a healthy lifestyle. From a young age, they should be taught how to calm the mind and become more emotionally stable. Kids go through a lot of physical exertion; yoga helps them calm d ...
  6. Enjoy the Company You Keep

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 79 Contd. from knowledge sheet 78   “Santoshadnuttamaha sukha labhaha’’ (II Sūtra 42) Santoshat = by happiness, contentment; Anuttamaha = greatest; Sukha = joy; Labhaha = gained. “By contentment, the greatest joy can b ...
  7. The Importance of Solitude

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 78 Contd. from knowledge sheet 77 “By personal hygiene and cleanliness to your own physical body, there will be disinclination towards the body or there will be cessation of craving for contact with different parts of ...
  8. Rising Above Negative Principles

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 77 Contd. from knowledge sheet 76   “Vitarka badhane pratipaksha bhavanam’’ (II Sutra 33) Vitarka = improper thoughts; Badhane = troubling; Pratipaksha = opposite; Bhavanam   = side.   “When improper thoughts trouble y ...
  9. Yoga – The Natural Immunity Booster

    As the seasons change, the chances of falling sick rise sharply. It’s difficult for our body to keep the pathogens at bay when the immunity levels are down and people around us are sneezing and coughing. Though we cannot shun from being in contact with th ...
  10. Adho Mukha Svanasana

    Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward facing dog pose) Adho – Forward; Mukha – Face; Svana- Dog The asana is pronounced as A-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAS-anna Adho mukha svanasana posture replicates a dog bending forward, hence the name downward facing dog pose. This a ...
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