Coming together in wisdom to make life a celebration

Coming together in wisdom to make life a celebration


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By Marilyn Galan Many of us who practice yoga know that yoga just feels good. Talk to a yoga student about why he started learning yoga, and he may tell you he heard from a friend that it was good for calming work stress. Another yoga participant may say ...
Yoga is the journey as well as the goal. There are many paths of yoga described in the ancient Indian scriptures. Just as all rivers lead to the ocean, all paths of Yoga lead to Self-realization. Though the journey to enlightenment may begin on any single path of yoga, ...
Five modes of consciousness arises in your Self. What are they? Continues from previous post on Patanjali Yoga Sutra #6 Pratyakshanumanagamaha pramanani The different kinds of proof the mind requires are the obvious experiential proof, inferential proof and scriptural proof. – Patanjali Yoga Sutra #7 Pratyaksha means obvious, experiential. ...
Patanjali Yoga Sutras – Knowledge Sheet 3 In the earlier posts, we told you the story of how Patanjali came to be. We now begin the series on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Atha yoganushasanam Now I will enunciate the discipline of Yoga. – Patanjali Yoga Sutra #1 Shasana means rules ...
Yoga-Moving Beyond Asanas We often use the word ‘yoga’ to mean ‘yoga asana’. Most people think of yoga as an act that contorts the body into a human pretzel. However, yoga is much more than just asana. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, regarding the practice of yoga, reflect this ...
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 ...
Yoga and Meditation go together. 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 of Yoga, ...
The mind never gets a day off. It’s either busy with ‘who-said-what’ or mulling on the past or the future. With yoga and meditation, train your mind to stay calm, happy and relaxed. Imagine going on a long drive to the countryside with a rundown car. Far from enjoying ...
  By Babeeta Chhabra Once I asked an ayurvedic doctor about the relationship between yoga and ayurveda. His simple explanation was, “Ayurveda is the science and yoga is the practice of the science.” I have been a health care professional and Sri Sri Yoga teacher for over 10 years ...
Start Your Day with Yoga Sundae and Meditation By Sylaja Kannan As I bit into the creamy, chocolate ice cream, I stopped in my tracks, my eyes moved heavenward and I had an overall sense of well being. There is definitely good in a world that can make such ...