The word chandra means ‘moon’. Just as the moon, having no light of its own reflects the light of the sun, so the practice of chandra namaskara reflects that of surya namaskara. The sequence of asanas is the same as surya namaskara except that ardha chandrasana, the half-moon pose, is performed after ashwa sanchalanasana. This […]
Surya Namaskar is best done early morning on an empty stomach. Let’s begin with these simple yet effective Sun Salutation steps on our way to good health. How should Relax Body after Sun Salutations or Other Yoga Class? Yoga Nidra – Lie down on your back and take your attention and consciousness to various parts […]
Mantra is a Sanskrit word and it means mind controller. According to the Vedas (The oldest books in the world, around 10.000 BC), the ancient Rishes were able to hear the subtle vibrations produced by everything in nature e.g. the sound of the wind, butterflies etc. They recognized that these sounds are the manifestation of […]
Prāṇāyāma (Sanskrit: प्रार्ायाम prāṇāyām) is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prāṇa or breath” or, “extension of the life force”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prana life force, or vital energy, particularly, the breath, and “ayāma”, to extend or draw out. (Not ‘restrain, or control’ as is often translated from ‘yam’ […]
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What is meditation There are more and more people nowadays who secretly fall in love with the practice of meditation. But despite all its popularity, there are still very few who actually know and understand what meditation is. Why is it so confusing and why is it important to set things straight? First and most […]