Namo namaha.नमो नमः I'm big on series, as you probably guessed by now. It gives me something to focus on here on my blog. This series is on sacred places around the world. For my first entry, I have chosen Rishikesh; Yoga capital of India. I haven't been there yet myself, but it will be … Continue reading Focus on Rishikesh – Yoga capital of India
Namo namaha. नमो नमः "Slow down, take your time, notice things, smile, laugh, love, listen, learn, let go, just be, accept, forgive, be sincere, appreciate the little things, have intention to be generous, be kind, compassionate, take care of yourself, take things one day at a time, rejoice, be grateful for what you have, for … Continue reading My wish for you
Namo namaha.नमो नमः karmany akarma yah pasyed akarmani cha karma yaha sa buddhumaan manushyeshu sa yuktah kritsna karma krit Those who see inaction in action and action in inaction live is wisdom. He or she is a Yogi and can accomplish anything. Bhagavad Gita IV-18 Are you really not doing anything when you are not … Continue reading There is action in inaction and inaction in action
Lessons One - What is Yoga and are we really Yoga Teachers? Namo namaha.नमो नमः The Yoga Sutras is considered the most important ancient text ever written on Yoga. Written by a group of people known as Patanjali circa 400BC it contains 196 verses (called sutras) on the practice of Yoga. The text is important … Continue reading Lessons from the Yoga Sutras
The body is limitless. Let the mind follow.
Namo namaha. Simple living. It's a phrase you hear a lot about these days. Google the term and you will get a small number of pages on the topic, as I did here: https://g.co/kgs/X5D44h In Australia the term used is "Downshifting", in Europe "Voluntary Simplicity " or The "Slow Living Movement." But what is it … Continue reading How do I practice a simple life?
What IS Yoga? Namo namaha. In a systematic process of meditation, you gradually move your attention inward, through all the levels of your being, gaining mastery along the way (1.2). Eventually you come to rest in your True Nature, which is beyond all of those levels (1.3). This action and the realisation of this centre … Continue reading Journey to the centre of consciousness
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
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
3 reliable means to knowledge Pratyaksa anumana agamah pramanani (1.7) Of the five ways of knowledge (pramana) or "proofs", there are three ways of gaining correct knowledge 1) direct perception (pratyakṣa (प्रत्यक्ष)) 2) reasoning/inference (anumāṇa (अनुमान)) and 3) authority/validation (śabda (शब्द)) https://www.worldyogainstitute.org/2020/05/19/the-yoga-sutras-of-patanjali-part-3/ Namo namaha. Have you ever had an experience of realising something related to … Continue reading 3 Kinds of knowing – the practical tool needed