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Yoga and Chanting

Oct 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM PST

Chanting has been an integral part of all religions through the ages.

As we sit together in one place, we have different thoughts. But when we start chanting, there is one thought and one rhythm in all our minds. All minds become one. This oneness creates a profound energy that enlivens us.

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Yoga of Sound

Chanting allows all other senses to dissolve into one, and allows the mind to sink into itself. Chanting can be considered as the yoga …

Yoga Tips for Pregnant Women : Preparing for a healthy and safe delivery

Oct 15, 2013 at 11:05 PM PST

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Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful experiences gifted to a woman. Yet this nine-month journey brings with it a variety of changes and emotions to juggle with. Yoga can help you cope with this journey, making it smooth and enjoyable!

As is evident in the case of Meghana Bragta, yoga enthusiast and first-time mother, as a would-be-mother she was better able to accept the changes during the nine months. She shares, “Sahaj …

Five Modes of Consciousness Arise in Your Self

Oct 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM PST

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Patanjali Yoga Sutras – Knowledge Sheet 6

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. Our mind constantly wants to have an obvious, solid, experiential proof. This is one mode of activity of the mind. Another is anumana, which …

Feeling Pain? Balance Your Body with Yoga

Oct 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM PST

Are you leaning forward as you read this? Do you tend to put the right foot over the left when you sit?

That nagging pain in the neck or back could result from something as simple as using one side of your body more. Yoga helps identify and correct the imbalance that results from using a side more.

“Not making enough use of certain parts of the body causes imbalance and misalignment. The correct practice of yoga, combined with right lifestyle, can restore the balance on all levels of your being. The purpose of Sri …

Yoga Programs

Oct 10, 2013 at 11:41 PM PST

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* I have put on so much weight, I need to get back in shape!

* Weight is not a problem for me but I want a strong and flexible body.

* Stress at work, stress even at home – isn’t there a way I could relax?

* Exams are round the corner and I just can’t seem to focus on studies!

Different people. Different needs. Different ages. Different thinking. This is why the …

Yoga and Spirituality: Exploring the Connect

Oct 3, 2013 at 11:21 PM PST

Yoga is a holistic package for happy living. It provides techniques to unite the body, mind and breath, and connect to the inner core of our being – the spiritual aspect of our lives.

Still yourself & shape up with yoga postures

Begin your inner journey now!

  1. Get on to the yoga mat, your launch pad for a
    journey of inner discovery
  2. Take your seat – making it steady and comfortable
    with yoga poses (no seat belt is required, when
    you are so stable!)
  3. Breathe easy for takeoff – breathe in, breathe out
    and calm your mind with pranayamas
  4. And just glide into meditation

Ask yourself: Do trivial …

Yoga Rave: Partying with Yoga

Sep 25, 2013 at 10:52 PM PST

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Youth turn to yoga postures & meditation for fun

Over 1,200 people, performed yoga, meditated and swayed to the electronic beats of bhajans (devotional songs) on April 30, 2011. The success of Yoga Rave continues, as the party returned to the city of its origin, Buenos Aires.

The four-hour long, non-alcoholic and non-tobacco party began with yogic stretches and warm ups by Gustavo Yorgel, an Art of Living volunteer, and paved way for a guided meditation in the voice …

Benefits of Yoga

Sep 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM PST

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Top 10 yoga benefits

Weight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind, good health – whatever you may be looking for, yoga has it on offer. However, very often, yoga is only partially understood as being limited to asanas (yoga poses). As such, its benefits are only perceived to be at the body level and we fail to realize the immense benefits yoga offers in uniting the body, mind and breath. When you are in harmony, the journey through life is calmer, happier and more …

5 Tips to Deepen Your Padma Sadhana

Sep 20, 2013 at 11:03 AM PST

A very gentle yet deep yoga technique, Padma Sadhana, is experiencing meditation through asanas (yoga postures). The entire Padma Sadhana sequence is 40-minute long, which includes 10 minutes of yoga postures, 5 minutes of pranayama (breathing technique), 20 minutes of meditation, again followed by 5 minutes of pranayama. The yoga postures in Padma Sadhana flow into each other, with each yoga pose complementing the preceding one. When done correctly, Padma Sadhana stretches the body and prepares the mind for meditation. In fact, each yoga posture in the Padma Sadhana sequence becomes a meditative experience by itself.

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Follow Your Breath And Fly High

Sep 18, 2013 at 11:37 PM PST

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Breath is the link between the body and mind. If the mind is a kite the breath is the thread. The longer the thread, the higher the kite can go.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Benefits of pranayamas (breathing techniques)

* Enhances the quantity and quality of life force
* Clears blocked energy channels
* Harmonizes the body, mind and spirit
* Boosts the immune system
* Rejuvenates the body and mind
* Slows down the ageing process

Breathe out stress, breathe in joy

Did you know that we can throw out 90 percent of the toxins …