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Trataka and its Importance in our life

Trataka and its Importance in our life

Trataka or yogic practice of concentrated gazing is an ancient hatha yoga exercise used for all round development of our body, mind and soul. The meaning of word trataka is ‘’to look fixedly’’ or ‘’to stare pointedly’’. The concept of trataka is defined clearly by...

Traya Sharira or Three Bodies

Traya Sharira or Three Bodies

Traya means three, and Sharira means body, thus Traya sharira simply means three bodies. Our self is seemingly attired in three bodies and delights in three interrelated states namely sleeping, dreaming and waking respectively. According to the Ancient Hindu...

Understanding Panchkosha : Steps Towards Self Realisation

Understanding Panchkosha : Steps Towards Self Realisation

Pancha Kosha is a Sanskrit term made up of two words Pancha and Kosha. Pancha means ‘’five’’, and Kosha means ‘’sheath’’or ‘’layer’’.The concept of Pancha Kosha or five cardinal layers or sheaths was elucidated in many sacred Ancient Hindu texts like Taittiriya...

Yogvritti: Shambhavi Mudra, Keys to Transendence

Yogvritti: Shambhavi Mudra, Keys to Transendence

Shambhavi literally means appertaining to lord Shiva.It has two fold meaning. Shambhavi is also one of the names of goddess  Parvati(consort or better half of Lord Shiva), so Shambhavi means Parvati or Kundalini Shakti.Another purport of shambhavi is – assumed by...

Yoga nidra : the flowering within

Yoga nidra : the flowering within

Yoga Nidra, the concept, is adopted from the ancient science of Tantra. It is a powerful practice for achieving deep relaxation while being conscious and aware. Nidra as a word stands for sleep, but the application here is totally different from what we generally...

Yogvritti : Mudras in Yoga(Vol-1)

Yogvritti : Mudras in Yoga(Vol-1)

Mudra means ‘gesture of hands which comprises of the four fingers and a thumb’. The four fingers and the thumb represent the five cardinal elements viz. fire, water, ether, earth and air. They form variegated poses or mudras by mingling with each other. Every finger...

Bhakti: A perennial flow of love | Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti: A perennial flow of love | Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti means uninterrupted, unremitting and perennial flow of unalloyed love, devotion and adoration for one’s chosen Ideal (Ishtam) (The GODHEAD). Yoga means the communion of the microcosm (atma/soul) with the macrocosm (Paramatma/supreme soul) divine consciousness...

Bhakti : A perennial flow of love | Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti : A perennial flow of love | Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti means uninterrupted, unremitting and perennial flow of unalloyed love, devotion and adoration for one’s chosen Ideal (Ishtam) (The GODHEAD). Yoga means the communion of the microcosm (atma/soul) with the macrocosm (Paramatma/supreme soul) divine consciousness...