Chakras – The Psychic Centers of our Personality

The seven Chakras are also known as the psychic centers of our personality. According to Rishis (sage) they are situated in our subtle body. Although there is not a scientific explanation yet regarding these psychic centers, the Rishis had experienced them while they had been in deep meditative states. There are myriads of chakras inContinue reading “Chakras – The Psychic Centers of our Personality”

Psychology of Indian Philosophy & Psychoanalysis

When we talk about ancient Indian philosophy we mean the Indian systems of thoughts which through scientific study have shown, in their own ways, the path to self-realization. In like manner when we listen about psychoanalysis our mind relates it mostly to the western method of psyche treatment and to its founder Sigmund Freud. ButContinue reading Psychology of Indian Philosophy & Psychoanalysis

What is Wisdom?

Wisdom arises in the moments of pure relaxation. Wisdom is to see the things as they are and not as they appear. But to ‘see’ things are they are, cannot be accomplished from the surface layers of mind which are always agitated and disturbed and from where we normally operate. A deeply calm, subtle andContinue reading “What is Wisdom?”

Why is it important to put your limits and how yoga is related to that?

To put your limits is the best option to make someone understand that you can both live happily by mutual respect. Every time you suppress your limits a certain impression is recorded in your subconscious mind. There is a huge misconception around yoga that yoga practitioners should endure everything. NOT AT ALL! Through the practiceContinue reading “Why is it important to put your limits and how yoga is related to that?”

Five Common Benefits of all Pranayama – Breathing Techniques

Pranayama is a vast field of yoga, which utilizes certain breathing techniques to help us understand the essence of prana. The Rishis (sages) have linked prana with the breath in its gross form,  hence they initiated a complete system of breathing techniques, that initially would help them to understand their breath at the physical levelContinue reading “Five Common Benefits of all Pranayama – Breathing Techniques”

𝐏𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐀 – The energy that gives material form to everything

The most common explanation given for the word prana in most of the texts is either “vital force” or “energy” but none of these words can precisely describe the deep meaning of prana. The term prana had emerged from higher states of contemplation referring to “livingness”, that is THE one energy which gives material formContinue reading “𝐏𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐀 – The energy that gives material form to everything”

What is the meaning of mantra AUM or OM?

AUM is the mystical utterance that stems from the sacred language of the Vedic revelations. The meaning of mantra AUM or Om is understood as an expression ‘of the totality of creation’, it is considered as the sound of the universe and it seems to have an allusion to the Triple deity of Hinduism asContinue reading “What is the meaning of mantra AUM or OM?”

What Yoga is Not: Removing Misconceptions

Sweet is something which is not bitter can help us to understand the nature of sweet more easily than trying to explain what sweet is. Similarly understanding what ‘yoga is not’, can help us to better grasp the meaning of yoga than trying to go headlong to define yoga. Ancient Origin of Yoga Yoga originatedContinue reading “What Yoga is Not: Removing Misconceptions”

Abhyasa and Vairagya: The two pillars of success in Yoga

Avoiding the extremes is the key to success in Yoga. “One has to be temperate in food and recreation, exercise self-restrain in work and moderate in sleep and in waking” says the Bhagavadgita. Abhyasa (practice) and Vairagya (non-attachment) the two means to achieve success in Yoga also point to the balanced path towards transformative andContinue reading “Abhyasa and Vairagya: The two pillars of success in Yoga”

Principles of Yogic Practices

Yoga is a way of life which focuses on developing awareness about the nature of one’s existence. It is a form of body-mind practice utilizing systematically physical postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), relaxation techniques, meditation etc. on the background of internally directed self-awareness. Understanding basic principles about yoga can be very helpful for a sustainedContinue reading “Principles of Yogic Practices”