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

Read more

ARDHA BADDHA PADMA PASCHIMOTTANASANA- Adjustment & Benefits

ARDHA BADDHA PADMA PASCHIMOTTANASANA Name: Ardha= half, Baddha= lock, Padma= Lotus, Paschima= West (lower back), Uttana= Upward, Asana= Pose. Meaning:  Half locked lotus back stretch pose. Drishti: Pada Angushta Drishti Procedure: Sit at the 1/3rd of the mat with stretched knees. Now follow the instructions; Inhale grab the big toe of right foot. Exhale, place the right foot on inner surface of left thigh. Inhale, bring the right arm behind the back and grasp the right big toe. Exhale, catch

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more