JYOTI TRATAKA – THE POWERFUL MEDITATION

IF YOU CAN FOCUS YOUR EYES, YOU CAN FOCUS YOUR MIND Trataka is the most powerful Meditation technique used in yoga practices to boosts concentration, memory and promotes strong, healthy eyes. This is one of the six purification techniques, called shatkryiyas in Hatha yoga. CONTENT Effortless Gazing or focusing at flame Intensive focusing at the tip of the wick of the flame (dharana) De- focusing Silence Benefits Limitation Effortless Gazing or focusing at flame  Gently open your eyes with a few blinks

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Top 9 Reasons WHY Taking A YOGA RETREAT is Important

WHY WE SHOULD GO FOR A YOGA RETREAT Unhealthy lifestyle of the most of the people is a major factor in the development and exacerbation of many chronic diseases. A reason to go for a yoga retreat is to give our self an opportunity to find truly relaxes. Improve flexibility by practicing yoga asana. Improving lifestyles though immersive residential experiences that promote healthy behaviors, calm the mind with meditation & breathing exercise and feel the vibration of chanting Sanskrit mantras. Reasons Why we should take a

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF VAKRASANA

VAKRASANA   The Vakrasana (Half Spinal Twist Pose) helps to tone the nerves around the spinal cord, strengthen our abdomen and stimulate the internal organs. This yoga asana helps reduce belly fat and lose weight – a major factor in helping diabetics control their blood sugar and lead an active life. Demonstration:   Sit in Dandasana, Inhale, bend the right knee in the upward direction to place the foot next to left knee. Exhale, place the left elbow outside of the right

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SLOW PRANAYAMA : General benefits, Therapeutic Benefits and Preventive measures

Pranayama is the perfect control of the life-currents through control of breath and is the process by which we understand the secret of prana and manipulate it. Pranayama can be either fast or slow. Slow Pranayama is relevant to the yogic breathing technique where awareness is on three levels of lung expansion. Slow pranayama techniques give many mental benefits which in turn leads to meditation state. This kind of pranayama improves internal awareness like Nadi sodhana pranayama, low pitch Bhramari, Chandra anuloma-viloma, Chandra

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MARICHYASANA – FOR STOMACH AND INTESTINES

INTRODUCTION: Saint Marichya Pose (Spinal twist in the sitting). It is an endurance practice called Asana. Yoga texts like Yoga Mala by Pattabhi Joice also called as Ashtanga VinyasaYoga developed this pose for intense natural detoxification of the body, breath, mind and allows the natural tranquility. It was described in 4 variations to unfold the Mooladhara,  Swadhishtana and Manipura chakras. These the initial energy centers to be activated for the effortless flow of “Kundalini Energy”. We will discuss the first

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 FOUNDATION for LIFE – Self-checkup of Endometrium

The endometrium is the inner lining of the Uterus. It will be thick every 26-30 days and gets detached from the Uterus as the healthy sign called Menstruation. Negative emotions, lack of sleep, irregular diet habits, lack of physical work etc., usually influence the estrogen and progesterone hormones and ends with irregular menstruation. These emotional situations can be varied from personal dis-satisfaction to the range of thinking self as the base for every negative situation around. This leads to the

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Jnana Mudra – The Gesture of Consciousness & Knowledge

The most common yogic mudra used in meditation is Jnana Mudra or Gyan Mudra. Jnana is the Sanskrit word which means knowledge. Touch the tip of Index to the root of  Thumb and turn the palm towards the root chakra. Leave the wrist freely on the knees for the easy adaptation of this mudra. Progress by allowing the tip of the index finger to touch the tip of Thumb than  seeking a mechanical pressure from the root of thumb. Maintain

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HOLI : THE FESTIVAL OF COLOUR, JOY & HAPPINESS

Rishikesh Yoga Retreats Wishing you and your family a very bright, colorful and joyful holi With love and best wishes Holi, a traditional Hindu festival which celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil, begins today.  Hiranya Kashipu as the symbol of Rajasic personality as demonic characteristics like Proud, Ego was the king. This proud king wanted his name should be pray by all. The common man does not have freedom to pray, suppressing their emotions

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YOGA PRACTICE – Grip to No-Grip

  Probes are any external assisting devices for the beginners. Bringing the evolutionary change with such techniques by saints like BKS. Iyengar is truly safe. But the safety by modern, marketing practitioners are developing many physical ailments like scoliosis, shoulder droop, lordosis, hyperextension of knee hyperextension of elbow, having poor posture outside of the classroom and in daily activities, etc., it is the traditional texts knowledge alone can be the optimal level of stop for any physical progression. Here is

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YOGA IN INDIAN TRADITION- THE CLOTHING HABIT

  Tradition is considered to be the shine from inside. The tranquility makes all difference from one to other. The mental and physical conduct of life is the base for our outward appearance and that is how the world receives us. The word Traditional has come into the world to show that path of enlightenment from within. The values of tradition vary from region t region, but they all say same. Tranquility is the key life. Understand that traditional values

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