The sharp rise in yoga’s popularity and demand in the modern world has come at a high cost. While the ancient wisdom of yoga continues to exist due to its benefits, yoga’s rapid expansion into the lives of millions of people has also led to confusion and misinterpretation in the practice. Let’s first comprehend the
Dhyana is an integral part of yoga – the ancient Indian discipline which unites the body, mind and spirit to achieve union with God (or the divine Self) through a philosophy and a set of practices and techniques for living a pure life leading to enlightenment. It could, perhaps, be said that dhyana and yoga together help to raise levels of awareness of body, mind and spirit, and bring harmony within the human consciousness in an attempt to align it with the far-more profound divine consciousness.
Whether we are aware of it or not, our mind and body are seldom in harmony. Thoughts and activities keep us busy – and restless. Worries of what might happen, or what has happened in the past and which still remains unresolved, create stress, often leading to physical ailments. Existing ailments, too, lead to stress,
A slight twist in destiny led musician Shruti Nada Poddar to take her knowledge of nada vibronics to the next level. In the year 1992, Shruti had to undergo a surgery and in her period of recuperation, she utilized her understanding of nada vibronics on herself. Hence, it did not come as a surprise to
Workshop – Insights into Indian Philosophy and Psychology with special reference to Samkhya and Yoga
Come June and seekers are in for a treat on Indian Philosophy. Dr. N Ganesh Rao, veteran yoga expert will conduct an exclusive workshop on Indian Philosophy and Psychology at the Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala . The one week workshop will delve deeper into two significant philosophies which have intrigued yoga enthusiasts time and again i.e Samkhya
In his book, ‘Hathayoga Pradipika’, Swami Svatmarama in Chapter II describes- Cale vaate calam cittam niscale niscalam bhavetYogi sthanutvamapnoti tato vayum nirodhayet The shloka narrates the significance of one of the subtle aspects of the human body, the breath (even subtle being is prana). The meaning of the shloka goes as- “So long as breathing