Yoga Knowledge


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 […]

What is Pranayama?

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’ […]

What is meditation

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 […]

Control of Breath – Part of Pranayama

The first important step is to master the asana of posture or to control the body. The next exercise is pranayama. Correct posture is indispensably requisite for the successful practice of pranayama. An easy comfortable posture is asana. That pose is the best which continues to be comfortable for the greatest length of time. Chest, […]

Marma Therapy

Marma Therapy (Ayurvedic energy therapy)  Marma is a Sanskrit word meaning hidden, or secret. By definition, a marma point is a juncture on the body where two or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. Yet marma points are much more than a causal connection of tissue and fluids; […]

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a sleep-like state of relation while still maintaining full consciousness. It is an essential after we end doing the yoga postures. As yoga postures “warm up” the body and yoga Nidra ” cools it down” Just as a computer needs to be turned off and allowed it to cool down after a […]

Ayurveda – Food and Diet

Ahaar (Diet) has its own importance for good health. No one can expect to maintain his health in an excellent state unless he adopts the scientific way of intake of suitable and nutritious food. In a way diet in itself can serve the purpose of medicine. If we know properly the science of nutrition and […]