My morning routine

My bedside table, digital alarm clock & Yoga Sutras texts Namo namaha.नमो नमः People often wonder what a Yoga Sadhana looks like. What elements go into making up the practice. I thought I would share what my routine consists of to inspire others to pick up the practice or to add to their existing one. … Continue reading My morning routine

Bhakti Yoga – by Swami Rama

Namo namaha. I am including an excerpt (29 pages long) written on Bhakti Yoga by Swami Rama. It is taken from his book "Choosing a path." https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mHUznyjT2G5M3-Eo5w-wtTGjzczbOO8V/view?usp=drivesdk It is found on my guru's page, which can be looked up at "Antar Yoga." https://www.antaryoga.org/ Here is a short "about" on the book itself: https://shop.himalayaninstitute.org/products/choosing-a-path Thank you … Continue reading Bhakti Yoga – by Swami Rama

Abhyasa and Vairagya: two foundational practices

Abhyasa and Vairagya abhyasa vairagyabhyam tat nirodhah  (1.12) These thought patterns (vrittis) are mastered through practice and non-attachment Namo namaha. Two practices, abhyasa and vairagya, are companion practices and are the means of mastering the many levels of mind, so as to experience the True Self. All of the many other Yoga practices rest on … Continue reading Abhyasa and Vairagya: two foundational practices

The 5 Vayus

Namo namaha. At its heart, Yoga is more than just flexibility or strength in postures; it is the management of prana, the vital life force that animates all levels of being. Prana enables the body to move and the mind to think. It is the intelligence that coordinates our senses, and the perceptible manifestation of our higher … Continue reading The 5 Vayus

13 Benefits of Yoga That Are Supported by Science

Namo namaha. Derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj,” meaning yoke or union, Yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body (1). It incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. Practicing Yoga is said to come with many benefits for both mental and physical health, though not … Continue reading 13 Benefits of Yoga That Are Supported by Science

Hindu philosophy

Namo namaha. A brief history..... Hindu philosophy encompasses the philosophies, world views and teachings that emerged in ancient India. These include six systems (shad-darśana) – Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Mimamsa and Vedanta. In Indian tradition, the word used for philosophy is Darshana (दर्शन). This word comes from the Sanskrit root "drish" (to see, to experience). In the history of Hinduism, the six orthodox schools had emerged before the … Continue reading Hindu philosophy

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The individual wave is the ocean itself Namo namaha. Gaiea Sanskrit"Song of the Chakras" playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nGeZf5VIOeRByXNRp-tKRk945Lh4RQCfA "When the many individual waves wake up from their long, unconscious sleep and remember what they have, through their own blind ignorant desires and aversions forgotten, that they are the conscious, singular ocean; that realisation is YOGA" Maria King … Continue reading Watch