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, ย 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”

๐๐‘๐€๐๐€ – The energy that gives material form to everything

The most common explanation given for the word prana in most of the texts is either โ€œvital forceโ€ or โ€œenergyโ€ 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 โ€œlivingnessโ€, that is THE one energy which gives material formContinue reading “๐๐‘๐€๐๐€ – The energy that gives material form to everything”

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”

Difference between Yoga Asana and Exercise

Life has become body. We work, we enjoy, we earn, and we sleep and relax all for our body. Because of this body-centric life and the apparent involvement of body in asana, we often consider asana as an alternate form of exercise. In this article we have kept asana and exercise side-by-side to make youContinue reading “Difference between Yoga Asana and Exercise”

Health in the Light of Yoga

For long health has been discussed in a limited sense of proper physiological functioning. Similarly, ill health used to be understood as physiological dysfunction. Today the meaning of health is changing and is moving beyond oneโ€™s physical dimension. Health is now discussed in a holistic sense of wellness which includes mental, emotional, spiritual, intellectual andContinue reading “Health in the Light of Yoga”

Abhyasa and Vairagya: The two pillars of success in Yoga

Avoiding the extremes is the key to success in Yoga. โ€œOne has to be temperate in food and recreation, exercise self-restrain in work and moderate in sleep and in wakingโ€ 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”

Hatha Yoga for Health and Well-being

One of the reasons for Hatha Yoga to gain wide acceptance is the fascinating way its benefits have been described in Hatha yogic texts. In this blog we will see how Asana, Pranayama, Bandha etc. have powerful effect on body and mind for lasting youth and vigor. Why Hatha Yoga is Popular The popular appealContinue reading “Hatha Yoga for Health and Well-being”

Diet in Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga recommends a balanced diet for success in yogic practices. A healthy balanced diet and calculated yoga practice brings perfection says the old wisdom of Hatha. At Akshara Yoga School we emphasize on nourishing diet which can provide sufficient physical vigor and also stabilize the mind for a successful yoga experience What is FoodContinue reading “Diet in Hatha Yoga”