Considering Yoga only as a fitness activity is like valuing a diamond as a piece of glass. Definition of Yoga: Yoga Chitta Nirodha Stoppage of flickering of the mind. Yoga is to achieve equanimity in pain & pleasure, happiness & sorrow. “ġham aur ḳhushī meñ farq na mahsūs ho jahāñ,maiñ dil ko us maqām pe laatā chalā gayā.”(Film: Hum Dono, Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi) This is … Continue reading What Yoga Is?
Yoga takes us from substance to subtle. Patanjali 8 limb Yoga starts with Yama and ends with Samadhi. What is Samadhi? Samadhi is not becoming one with who you are, i.e. the soul. It is knowing who you are i.e. the soul different from the body. Yama is about our social conduct. Niyama is our personal conduct. Asana we all know is about the container of the … Continue reading Do Not Settle at the Base Camp, Aim for the Summit of Yoga
We take our car to the garage for servicing every year. We clean our home at least once every year. We are conscious of the preventive maintenance of our car and particular about keeping the house clean. The irony of life is we ignore our body and never thought to take our body to a garage for annual upkeep and maintenance. We do it only … Continue reading When Was the Last You Took Your Body to The Garage?
International Yoga Day and Swami Ramdev both have contributed to the massive awareness about the Yoga. As the practitioner come closer to the Yoga inquisitiveness about Yoga is awakened. Along with perfecting Asana and Pranayama, the practitioner also should go deeper into the other limbs of Yoga. There are 8 limbs of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, these 8 limbs are explained in detail these 4 chapters … Continue reading The Essence of Patanjali Yoga You Need to Know
On the eve of 5th International Yoga Day, I am writing about How I practiced completing 108 Surya Namaskar. On 16th June I along with another 847 participants completed 108 Surya Namaskar. It was an exciting experience. It is heartening to note that out of the total 848 participants 95% were women. This shows women are now taking fitness seriously. If you are a woman … Continue reading How I did & You Too Can Do 108 Surya Namaskar?
We all do many things in the name of Yoga. Those of you who think they are doing Yoga do not know what the Yoga is. I have the audacity to make the statement in spite of not knowing what all you know about Yoga. There are some common misconceptions about Yoga; Yoga is assumed to be a physical activity – Asana. Yoga is considered a … Continue reading Practicing Yoga, the Dev Aanad Way
The 2nd limb of Patanjali Yogasutra is Nimaya i.e. Rules. You will observe at the end of this post that Yoga is not what we have believed it to be i.e. health and fitness activity. It is much beyond the limited health purpose. Sage Patanjali in his 2nd stanza of Patanjali Yoga Sutra in Samadhi Pada writes, Yogah Cittavriti Nirodhah Which means Yoga is the … Continue reading 5 Yoga Rules You Need To Know for A Successful Practice
We all suffer from I know everything and I should have been asked mindset. You meet such people regularly. Perhaps you yourself is one such person without your knowledge. Piet Hein, a Danish scientist, put it stunningly, “Those who always know what’s best are a universal pest.” The real wisdom lies in what the great philosopher Socrates had said, “The only true wisdom is in … Continue reading Why You Need to Know Wisdom and Ignorance from Sage Patanjali
“I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can go back to a normal life.” Norman Schwarzkopf Prostate Health-Related Facts: Indian Journal Of Urology reports; Prostate cancer is primarily a disease of the elderly with more than three-quarters of the cases occurring in men above 65 years of age. This disease has … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Prostate Health
In Mahabharata, Abhimanyu died as he did not know the complete strategy to break the Chakravyuh. Knowing what you need to know in its entirety is very important. Most of us Practice Yoga but are oblivion of its 8 limbs. We all are aware of Asana and Pranayama. These are 3rd and 4th limbs of Yoga. But knowing 1st two limbs is important. Unless the … Continue reading Do You Know Practicing Yama Can Transform Your Life?
Usually, Yoga Asana and Pranayama go hand in hand. Most Yoga practitioners practice Asana and Pranayama in their Yoga sessions. However, both are two different limbs of Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Both operate at a different level and both offer different benefits. Asana: Is about physical postures. It is about the body. Doing physical postures help you to keep the body function and flexibility in order. … Continue reading Know How These 10 Pranayama Help You Remain Fit & Fine
Symbolism must end at some point and in-depth understanding must begin. Everyone from the Prime Minister to citizens across the globe will celebrate the International Yoga Day on 21st June. They all will perform a few Asana in the public domain and the celebration will end, one more year. Just knowing about Asana and Pranayama for a limited health purpose is like having a piece … Continue reading Important Things to do on International Yoga Day
The Sage Patanjali has described Yoga in 8 limbs i.e. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, (Outward Yoga) Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and, Samadhi (Inward Yoga). Yoga is the panacea for everything in life. Your goal could be; Living a good Life – Follow Yama and Niyama Physical Health – Do Asana Mental Health – Do Pranayama & Dhyana Spiritual Health – Practice Pratyahara & Dhyana Attaining Salvation/Moksha … Continue reading The most ignored but the most important limb of Yoga
This month the world will celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st June. Yoga though originated in India have become popular the world over during last few decades. Yet there is limited knowledge about the Yoga and its impact on the physical, mental and spiritual well being. People have assumed it to be a health-promoting practice like any other form of exercise. Origin of Yoga: Ministry of … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know Today about Yoga
2017 was an eventful year. We started this blog to promote awareness about FITNESS | WELLNESS | HAPPINESS through exercise, Yoga, healthy diet, good books, and spirituality. During the last 8 months, we published 111 posts. Readers’ response was overwhelming. We have about 4000 unique visitors and 7000 plus page views to date. Our blog plus social media followers are 8000 plus. Here is a … Continue reading 20 Blog Posts to Read for a Happy Life
Delhi pollution is in the news. Other cities are not far behind. Air pollution is rampant not only in India but all over the world. School can remain closed for a week, office goers and daily wagers don’t have that luxury. They have to travel in heavy pollution at the cost of the health of their lungs i.e. life. By the time Govt do anything … Continue reading How Yoga can protect your lungs from city air pollution?
Before doing Asana or any Yogic practices for the peace of mind the following quote must be digested fully. “Karmanye Vadhikaraste, Ma phaleshou kada chana, Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani” Bhagavad Gita, Chapter II, Verse 47 Which means, “You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself to be the … Continue reading 5 Yogic Practices for Peace of Mind
There is nothing religious about Surya Namaskar. This is a form of exercise dedicated to the sun. This consists of 10 body postures, disciplined breathing, and rhythmic movements with an alert mind. This is also practiced as warm up before practicing Asana Before Practice: Wear loose clothes, do some warm-up exercise of the body, select open and spacious place. Contra-indication: A person suffering from acute … Continue reading 11 immense benefits of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
“Every acute disease is a result of the cleansing and healing effect of nature. If you suppress the acute conditions by drugs or by any other means, you are simply laying the foundation for chronic diseases.” Dr. Lindlahr Naturopathy is the Pathy people are now moving towards to find a solution to their chronic health-related issues. Naturopathy is not a medicine or treatment, it’s a … Continue reading Top 8 Naturopathy Destinations in India You Need to Visit
“I wish that being famous helped prevent me from being constipated.” Marvin Gaye Constipation is everyone’s problem. It may strike anyone, if not today, maybe tomorrow. Our faulty food habits and irregular lifestyle are an open invitation to constipation. Yogic kriyas are a very important aspect of Yoga. It helps in expelling accumulated toxins from the system. Continues cleaning and maintenance are necessary for all the … Continue reading One quick Yogic remedy for Constipation
There is a difference between Yoga and Exercise. Yes. There are exercises like sports, wrestling, athletics, judo, karate, gymnastics, gymnasium etc. All have different purposes like strength, speed, skill, agility, cardiovascular health etc. But Yoga practices have different objectives and benefits. Yogic practice results in an improvement of tone of the vital organs and important muscles. It also increases neuromuscular coordination. Many of us practice … Continue reading 14 things to know about better Yoga benefits
“One conscious breathe in and out is a meditation.” Eckhart Tolle Meditation is in vogue. There are many benefits attached to the Meditation. With the spread of Yoga through International Yoga Day, many more have started doing meditation. In his article “The Daily Habit Of These Outrageously Successful People”, the author found Meditation is the daily habit of these people. First thing first. Let’s first … Continue reading Know Why will You Meditate from today
The word yoga originates from ‘yug’ in the ancient Indian language Sanskrit. It means to ‘yoke’ or ‘bind and unite’. It is a system that sees the body, the breath and the mind as a union of the multi-dimensional aspects of human beings. Through this union of physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation, man strives to achieve better health, happiness and a higher level of … Continue reading 101 interesting facts about Yoga
When the world is celebrating International Yoga Day on 21st June 2017, it is important to know about Yoga beyond just Asana and Pranayama. We will now from their wisdom how Yoga can become life-changing engagement for the practitioners. Though Yoga history goes beyond Sage Patanjali, the Ashtanga Yoga, the Yoga we know today was written by Sage Patanjali as Yoga Sutras. He is known … Continue reading 28 wisdom from 16 prominent Indian Yogis
Yes, Indian Cricket Captain is known for his aggression also knows how to calm down when required. He tweets; “I love this book. A must read for all those who are brave enough to let their thoughts and ideologies be challenged.” ‘He is referring to a book is a famous Yoga book by an Indian Yogi Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda. The goodreads.com … Continue reading Yoga Inspiration of Virat Kohli You Need to Know
We all practice Yoga-Asana and Pranayama. Some have learned from trained Yoga Guru, others from an untrained trainer and most have seen on TV and started practicing. We all know however that learning from a trained Yoga Guru has its own advantage. Be that as it may, today my focus is to explain HOW Yoga-Abhyas actually help us. Yoga-Abhyas has an effect on the whole … Continue reading 3 Effects of Yoga-Abhyas You Need to Know
The title is an awakening call for us, isn’t it? We all believe we did our Yoga Asana and Pranayama for the day in the morning and that’s it. We did our bit of remaining fit. Now it is the body’s responsibility to remain fit irrespective of whatever I do. The following sutra from the ancient Yoga text Hathapradapika (15) says it all. It says Yoga … Continue reading When do Yoga Practices Fail and How to Avoid?
The world is celebrating International Yoga Day today. Yoga is popularly known by Asana i.e. physical movements and Prayanama, breathing exercise performed by practitioners. Asana and Prayanama are what the Yoga means is the belief of most practitioners when most think about the Yoga. Now, since the Yoga has gained international acceptance and popularity, it is pertinent to know what the Yoga means. Yoga is a … Continue reading Yoga – Aspects You Need to Know