Stories and Articles

Meditation – some reflections

When we read about or hear the word ‘meditation’, we normally think about the Buddha or Buddhist meditation – and visualise people, including the Buddha and Buddhist monks, in various meditative poses. This image or thought is not inaccurate. Buddhism is...

Finding harmony through sound therapy

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...

Tapping your Nada- Heal yourself with Nada vibronics

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....

Eliminate stress in 30 minutes!

In his book, ‘Hathayoga Pradipika’, Swami Svatmarama in Chapter II describes- Cale vaate calam cittam niscale niscalam bhavet Yogi sthanutvamapnoti tato vayum nirodhayet The shloka narrates the significance of one of the subtle aspects of the human body, the breath...

Kriya yoga: A medium of value education

With the value system in our society shrinking rapidly, policy makers are now striving hard to sow its seeds in the minds of the children at a nascent stage. The UNESCO describes values as- “Values are generally long-term standards or principles that are used to judge...

Going beyond cancer

In just few days time 33-year-old Bhoomika is all set to receive her certification in yoga from the prestigious Kaivalyadhama Yoga Research and Training Institute at Lonavala. For a woman diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer just a few years ago, this is...

Mastering the Vital Force

Kaivalyadhama Ashram launches three year TTC in Pranayama Yathā siṃho ghajo vyāghro bhavedvaśyaḥ śanaiḥ śanaiḥ | tathaiva sevito vāyuranyathā hanti sādhakam || 15 || Just as lions, elephants and tigers are controlled by and by, so the breath is controlled by slow...

Yoga for Special Children

Kaivalyadhama is striving to bring qualitative change in the lives of intellectually disabled children There was a time when Vasudha (name changed), mother of Atharva (name changed) and his teacher’s struggled to make him sit in one place for more than 5 minutes....

Taking Yoga to the Grassroots

Kaivalyadham has been disseminating Yoga training to Navodaya Vidyalayas for over two decades now… Yashobanta Singh’s eyes widen at the rope mallakhamb feat he is watching in front of his eyes. As a passionate Physical Education Teacher of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya...